Coupla days ago, I mentioned other artistic endeavors by contributors to Letters to Me. Today, I’ll add to that list:
Brian McLaren puts out thoughtful, discussion-inducing books that help us consider how we approach and deal with Scripture, the Church, and our wider world. His latest volume came out a bit before LTM, and in Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World , Brian encourages honest dialog and sincere hospitality. Like the rest of his work, Brian’s new book unsettles established thought and practice while opening up soul-nourishing, life-expanding possibilities.
JB Wood’s recent book about faith in the marketplace that fills a gap. Available on Kindle, At Work As It Is In Heaven weaves important insights about weekday realities with personal experience and Biblical texts. Encouraging and practical, At Work is a handy companion for those who interact with a boss, colleagues, and the various ethical and lifestyle questions that come up in the office, classroom, warehouse and so on.
And today, Shawn Smucker is launching How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp. Written with his wife Maile, Runaway tracks the Smucker family’s epic journey around the US. This winsome account of their 4-month 10,000 mile adventure is full of beauty, heartache, boredom, disaster, and discovery. Like the rest of Shawn’s writing, it’s both a pleasure to read and a call to action–the sort of book that will make you eager to embark on an adventure of your own.