As my extended blog community, I’m sure you are already quite aware that my book 10:10: Life to the Fullest released about 3 weeks ago. It’s been a fun period of celebration and reflection since then, capped off by a wonderful party here in Chicago with some of my close friends and family (you can see pictures here if you are interested!)
Whenever you put a lot of work into a creative endeavor like this, you can’t help but wait anxiously to see how it will be received. Only time will tell the degree of impact that the contents of the book will have, and I’m sure I haven’t fully heard from all my critics yet. But all in all, I’ve been really encouraged by the response that I’ve gotten.
I’ve been doing a lot of interviews over the past couple of weeks, and one of the interesting dynamics of 10:10 is how differently it is responded to by different circles. Conservative Christians have a very different set of questions about it than Mainline Christians do. The justice crowd zones in on a very different set of variables in the book than the contemplative crowd does. It’s been fun to dialogue with such a wide spectrum of readers. (As an aside, a lot of these have been audio or video interviews, so if that interests you at all let me know, and I’ll send you the links).
The most recent article I did was with Relevant Magazine. They primarily reach a Millennial crowd (from what I’ve been told), and asked if I could summarize the contents of 10:10 in 800 words. Yikes! 800 words? For someone who can write (and talk) forever, that was a very challenging assignment (I’ve barely said anything in this blog, yet am over 300 words already here!) But I took my best shot at doing so.
If you’ve not read the article on Relevant yet, here it is (they came up with the title).
Thanks again for all the love and support!