After the Tour

The blog tour that took place over the past few weeks was a great success from where I sit: the reviews asked some penetrating questions and also gave folks a taste of what Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? is all about.

All the blogs from the blog tour are linked on the blog tour website. If you missed any of the posts, head over and catch up! In addition, Tony Jones followed up with a second engagement of my chapter on homosexuality which led to my own post in response and a great conversation ensued.

So, let’s say that you’ve read the book and you liked what was going on there. If you’re so inclined, here is my shameless request for you to help me get the word out about the book:

First, if you’ve finished with the book (I mean, for the next couple weeks or something, before you read it again), would you give (I mean, loan) your copy to someone else to read? Putting the book in people’s hands may the single most important thing for an unknown person such as myself to have the book start finding some ciruclation.

Second, if you’re reading along and enjoying what you read, would you post a word or two to your social network? A quote from the book? A, “120 pages down, only 79 more to go #JHILBP” or something?

Third, if you read and enjoyed the book, would you write a short review on Amazon? As weird as it may sound in theory, people actually care what the Amazon reviews say, how many there are, etc.

Finally, if you’re in the Bay Area +/- 8 hours, when am I coming to speak to your church, fellowship group, school chapel…?

Thanks to everyone who is taking the time to read the book and critically engage its ideas. You honor me with your efforts.

11 thoughts on “After the Tour”

  1. Wherever you end up going to speak (probably not here, as I’m way over here in Alabama) . . . if the presentations are recorded and available to download, please let us know. Thanks!

  2. I’ve really enjoyed the book and the great discussion on blog tour. In fact, I finished the book last night while sitting on my porch enjoying an unseasonably warm January afternoon in Nebraska and drinking a home-brewed amber ale. I’m told you’d appreciate that bit of information.

    I think you do a very nice job tying together a lot of good scholarship and thinking on what the Bible is, how we read it, and how it tells the gospel story and how the church is shaped by that story. All ideas that have bouncing around in my head from reading folks like Wright and Hays as well as your blog.

  3. What does it take to get you to come out and speak in the Bay Area? I may pitch this to the other elders and see if it’s something reasonable. We are in San Francisco.


  4. Anyone willing to give up their copy of the book can post it to a missionary in Asia! :-) If you’re out there, let me know and I’ll send you my snail mail address.


  5. My favorite itinerant Bible teacher just posted this. He has always struggled with the “women should be silent” passage and how to reconcile it with the declaration of equality in Galatians 3. He had to go all the way back to the Codex to find the answer, and I think he is onto something. May this bless all the Junia apostles in our lives and the men, like you, who support and encourage them.

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