4 Years Later, Holy Curiosity Hits the Shelves

I can’t wait to share this day with you. I’m really excited.

After four years of work and frustration and joy, my third book (Holy Curiosity: Encountering Jesus’ Provocative Questions) has hit the shelves. This book has been percolating for a while, even while other projects have been released. This one took some time to work its way into my soul, to find its voice. In Restless Faith, I gave space to my honest questions about faith and God. However, I was drawn to Holy Curiosity when I began to realize that I wasn’t the only one with questions – Jesus had a few of his own, questions he would like to ask me.

As I made my way through the Gospels, I was intrigued on multiple levels: 1) how Jesus often asked a question rather than providing an answer 2) how Jesus (God in flesh) could be truly curious – not using it as a ruse or simply a teaching technique, but truly curious 3) how this curiosity speaks to our deep human need for connection, for relationship – we humans simply aren’t curious enough of one another’s stories, and Jesus models for us another way.

So, I rummaged around 9 of Jesus’ questions (for example: Who Condemns You?, Why Are You Afraid?, My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?, Are You Confused?, What Do You Want?) and tried to hear them fresh, wondering what those questions would look like in my context, in my story. Where would these questions take me? How would I hear them, and what would I do with them?

I’m writing to ask for your help. Common wisdom says that this community, my blog friends, will be the front lines of whether or not I’m able to spread the word. This publishing thing really is all about networks and friends and grass-roots. Would you consider helping one or more of the following ways?

[1] Would you consider purchasing my book on Amazon today?
If enough people buy in a short time frame, it garners attention. I’d love to hit the top 1,000 for a day. Maybe even some Christmas purchases? The Amazon discount is about as good as you will find, and if you spend $25 the shipping is even free. Please use this link for your purchase.

[2] Would you post a review on Amazon?

[3] Perhaps most importantly, would you consider passing this info (or your version) along to 10 of your friends?
Word of mouth is my best chance at generating interest.

Also, in the next few days, a podcast of the book release event at New Dominion Bookshop as well as a sample chapter should be posted. Thanks for considering helping…


7 Replies to “4 Years Later, Holy Curiosity Hits the Shelves”

  1. I just came back to my apartment to find my copy sitting in the living room!


    p.s. sorry I was too impatient to wait for the big day.

  2. Wow, that Amazon One-click order button is dangerous…just got our copy. You are flying up the Amazon charts, you just went up 200 spots after my purchase alone!

  3. Got our copy, but it is part of Stuart’s birthday, so going to keep it under wraps until Sunday. Congratulations! 🙂

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