First, for those of you who live in the Philadelphia area, a recorded interview about God Behaving Badly will be broadcast on WFIL (AM 560; http://www.wfil.com/) tomorrow (Thurs) sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. The interview will probably last about 20 minutes.
Second, I received an email from George, a board member of Biblical Seminary, where I work, that I wanted to share:
Greetings David in the Wonderful Name of Our Lord! I just wanted to write about your new book, “God Behaving Badly.” You know that it was given to us at our last trustee meeting. Quite frankly, the title kind of scarred me off. My initial reaction was that I didn’t really need to read that and I put it aside; sort of. However, for whatever reason, I kept it in the pile of books I had recently accumulated and decided reluctantly to delve into it. Once started, I couldn’t put it down. You hit on many of the seemingly more difficult passages and you nailed them correctly and fascinatingly. I enjoyed it very much and I thank you for your efforts to craft it. To God be the glory! Many thanks! With warm regards in Christ, George
(I get regular emails that express similar sentiments to George’s, basically, “better than expected”. I feel a bit like Ron, who says to Hermione, “Always the tone of surprise…”)
In case you couldn’t tell, George is a few years older than me. I’ve really enjoyed interacting with members of my seminary’s board. They love God and have no problems expressing it passionately.
Some authors may not need to hear this sort of encouragement, but I eat it up. You spend a lot of time on a book, and it helps to know that people appreciate it. I want to find out how GBB is helping people understand God and God’s word better.