Tuesday, October 9, 2007


I'm heading to Campus by the Sea, on Catalina Island, this afternoon, for a three day retreat to try and wrap my mind around writing a book this year. On Wednesday night we celebrated my new book deal and my mood was euphoric, at the culmination of three years of proposals. On Thursday I woke up and thought "Oh crap. I have to write a book!" I'm taking Thomas Merton's autobiography, Henri Nouwen's book on desert spirituality, and the Bible. And my IPOD, with lots of Rob Bell sermons on it. I'm hoping to come up with an outline and a game plan, because my deadline is July 31, 2008!