Before I slip into some serious hyperbole, however, let me tell you something GOOD that happened on Wednesday. I got an email saying that I was on the launch team for Sarah Bessey's upcoming book, Out of Sorts!!!! What does this mean, you ask? Well, let me tell you. I get to read Out of Sorts NOW instead of having to wait until the release date, November 3. As I read (and after), I will be posting and tweeting and talking about and promoting this amazing book every chance I get, and I am honored by this opportunity. In addition, all of the launch team folks (from all over the world) have a secret group page on Facebook (secret probably isn't the right word, but it just sounded so important and mysterious) where we can chat and share and just generally soak up all the good vibes of fellow Bessey readers. So all in all, a great deal and a much-needed positive in an otherwise horrible week.
So your next question: Who is Sarah Bessey, and why should I care? If you know me even distantly, or have read my blog, you have probably heard me talk about Sarah Bessey's first book Jesus Feminist, a book so amazing I read it twice, and I can already tell that Out of Sorts will definitely require re-reading. Sarah Bessey is a Canadian author who grew up in church, took a step or two away from organized religion, then came back with a changed perspective. She writes about all the questions and doubts that make so many evangelical fundamentalists uncomfortable. She doesn't shy away from uncomfortable; in fact, she rejoices in it. Her first book was full of joy and insight and humor, and at just past the halfway mark in the new title, I would have to say that #2 is following the same pattern.
I will be writing more (and in more depth) about this book both here and in my various social media accounts. But for now, more time writing means less time reading this amazing book. So I'm going to back to it!