Out of the OOZE!

Well, it took a few years, but my writing has finally made it past magazine confines, into a genuine book!

Conceptualized, organized and edited by Spencer Burke, Out of the OOZE is a collection of writings, rants and parables about being Christian and wrestling with "the church" amidst new paradigms - from new vantages.

From Amazon.com:
"TheOoze.com is an online collective of believers who feel disconnected from the mainstream church. Through articles and message boards, the site offers a public forum to honestly discuss faith, culture, and ministry. Site founder Spencer Burke hosts a journey through compelling stories that highlight the hopes and struggles of a new generation. Readers will encounter fresh perspectives and inspiration to pursue an authentic walk with Christ."

If you spend much time reading my blogs, you'll recognize much of the chapter I wrote from an old post here: "Cultural Refugees in Gay Nightclubs." The chapter is basically just that - a blog post converted into an article for theOOZE - then converted into a chapter for the book. It makes me feel awkward, because the writing is far more casual (even a little sloppy) than I would have hoped for my first publication. I pray NavPress doesn't hold it against me as they evaluate my worldspeak manuscript.

Anyway, pick up the book at Borders, your local bookstore or at Amazon.com! (please: just don't judge my writing entirely by that one little piece)


read more about my thoughts on Christianity in the real world at http://www.essenceproject.blogspot.com/...

4 comments:

James said...

Hooray!!!!
Behold you heard my cries and saved the day once again!
Can't wait to get the book.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Peter,

Congratulations! I will definitely have to check this one out. So when's the book tour? :-) Are you going to the Off the Map event this weekend? I can't, but a friend of mine is, so I'll get the details.
Keep writing, and hope to hear more from you in the future!

Sue

Bison Grazing said...

Pete
Well done! We haven't chatted for a while but I'm still around. Headed to a Mt Advance with Len this week.
I just ordered the book from Amazon and look forward to the read. Talk with you soon.
J Carlson

Catie said...

Pete, congratulations! I am very proud of you, and will go find this book when I go Christmas present shopping at my bookstore.

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