These pictures are why God gave us the internet. (Oh – and it’s RELEASE DAY!!!)
I can hardly believe I can finally type the words to announce: SOMETHING OTHER THAN GOD IS OFFICIALLY FOR SALE NOW!!!!
You can buy it from Amazon, Ignatius Press, Barnes & Noble, or anywhere else books are sold. For those of you outside the US, international readers have been telling me they’ve had a good experience buying it from Book Depository.
My big plan was to have that book trailer I’m working on ready to share as my official launch day post. However, despite staying up last night to the point that I only got three hours of sleep, it’s not finished. (At least it’s not surprising that yet another aspect of this project almost killed me.)
I’ll have the launch video trailer thing ready for tomorrow! If I were less tired I would play it cool like I meant to do that so that I could release it on the first day that some folks have had time to read the book, but as it is I’m just going to keep it real. As I see how it’s coming together, I think this delay might be part of God’s plan, because you really need more time to prepare yourself for how awesome this is going to be.
Meanwhile, a few things to entertain you while I’m off video editing:
– Something Other than God was being discussed on Reddit yesterday, and it even made it to the front page. If you’re one of the gazillion people who’s here from that link, welcome!
– This week I received two emails with pictures that pretty much made my year.
The first is a shot of our friend, Fr. Dan Lorimer, reading an advance copy of the book. Fr. Dan is our friend who volunteered to enter the military because he heard there was a need for Catholic priests, and this is a shot of him reading my book in a helicopter over Afghanistan.
PRIEST. HELICOPTER. AFGHANISTAN. The contests involving pictures of the book just got taken to a whole new level, guys.
– I also got pictures of the good folks at the printer hand-inserting those thousand bookplates into the first copies of the book!
How fantastic is that?
And now I’m going to get back to work finishing up the video.
For years I tried to picture what I’d be doing on the day the book was finally released. I always figured it would involve kicking my feet up and joining in the social media conversations, perhaps taking a break in the evening to enjoy a champagne toast with friends. Now that the day is here and I’m tired and busy working on yet another grandiose idea that has me in over my head, I wonder how I could have ever imagined it any other way.
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