It’s been three weeks since Centurion was published and I just want to say . . . thank you.
I’ve been totally overwhelmed by the support the book has received. To all of you who’ve purchased the book: thank you, thank you, thank you.
I wish I could put into words what it means to have you sit down and read a story I’ve written, but I can’t. I just can’t. That kind of gratitude springs from a well too deep inside me; I can’t get my hands on it. Not yet. It’s something I can feel is there, something I know is true, but can’t quite grasp its fullness. Sort of like being in love or describing an experience with God. I fumble around, do my best, but in the end feel as though I never quite made it there. Never quite did the beautiful thing its justice.
But that’s no excuse. Because life is too short to not tell people how we feel. If we love someone, we should tell them. If we think they’re cute, we should tell them. If they inspire us, we should tell them. If we appreciate them, we should tell them.
Because it all goes by too fast. I only have so many days and I may not accomplish a lot during them, but I’ll be damned if I don’t tell people how much they mean to me and how much value I see in their lives. So, I’ll keep working on expressing my gratitude to readers, but until then, please accept a humble, thank you.
A lot of people have asked me how things have gone this month, so here are a few highlights.
- Church of the Incarnation’s bookstore has sold out of its copies. Twice. (There are more there now if you want them).
- A lot of people have called, texted, and emailed to let me know they read the book in less than two days. A few did it in under 24 hours.
- I have received some seriously heartfelt and fascinating emails describing the effect the book has had on folks’ imaginations with respect to their relationship with Jesus and the Gospel.
- More than a few people have asked when Book Two will be released. I’m aiming for this coming summer.
All that being said, I’m so excited to keep on keeping on. Please keep sharing your experiences with me, and if you like the book, post a review on Amazon for everyone to see!
Lastly, if you or your church or school or reading club or gang (if you’re a nice gang) are interested in having me come speak about the book, please let me know. I’ve been getting more and more of these invitations and I’m thrilled to do it. Moreover, if you think your church bookstore would want to carry the book, it can be ordered through Ingram.
Please don’t hesitate to hit me up on Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org for anything and everything.
Peace and Love.
You can buy the book here!