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Scripture… As We Live It Book Project

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in as we live it, personal, scripture | 14 comments

Scripture… As We Live It Book Project

Just over three years ago, I started a series on this blog called “Scripture… As We Live It.” Over the last three years (164 weeks actually), I’ve written 164 posts in that series – one per week – by far the longest-running series on my blog.

(If you’re not familiar with the series, and if you’re not interested in clicking the link above, then I’ll give a short explanation. In each “Scripture… As We Live It” post, I take a passage of Scripture – usually one verse – and modify it by deleting some text and adding other text so that the “re-mixed” passage looks more like the way we actually “live” it today.)

Since I started the series, several people have encouraged me to publish “Scripture… As We Live It.” You know who you are. I weighed the options for a couple of years, then I finally approached a publisher a few months ago.

I decided to talk with Henry at Energion Publications about a possible book project based on this series. I talked with Henry for several reasons: 1) I already had a relationship with him because I’ve reviewed several books for Energion. 2) I’ve heard very good things about Henry and Energion, especially from Dave Black. 3) I liked Energion’s mission statement.

After talking about the concept of “Scripture… As We Live It,” we decided to proceed with the project. So, if things go as planned, Energion Publications will publish my book based on the “Scripture… As We Live It” series sometime in early 2012.

The goal is to include 140 re-mixed passages divided into several categories. Each passage will be accompanied by a short commentary and very specific illustrations and applications. Plus, there will be discussion questions included for each category of Scripture passages.

Some of the categories will be faith, love, service, unity, church, worship, church leaders, and church gatherings. There will probably be about 15 categories, with an equal number of passages in each category.

I hope that this book will help Jesus’ followers recognize that what we say about Scripture often does not line up with how we live. I think the format of the book – being somewhat unique – will offer people a different way of looking at the subject.

I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions about this project.


14 Comments

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  1. 7-15-2011

    I think this is a great idea! Especially with the discussion questions.

  2. 7-15-2011

    I am pumped for you. This will be a fun project.

    Please have a zombie reference in it :)

  3. 7-15-2011

    Arthur and Swanny,

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    -Alan

  4. 7-15-2011

    Alan,

    This is great news. I’m excited for you.

  5. 7-15-2011

    Alan,

    Great stuff! I trust it will help people to be careful regarding their reading, and understanding, of what Scripture actually says.

  6. 7-15-2011

    Eric and Aussie John,

    Thanks! I really appreciate your continued support.

    -Alan

  7. 7-15-2011

    I look forward to reading your new book! You bring a lot of insight to people, and that is a special gift! Congratulations!

  8. 7-16-2011

    Carol,

    Thanks! I appreciate the kind words.

    -Alan

  9. 7-17-2011

    Congratulations! I’ll be among your first customers.

  10. 7-17-2011

    Thanks, Art!

    -Alan

  11. 7-19-2011

    Here is one that has been rolling around in my mind lately. Not sure if you have something similar already.

    Joh 15:13 No one has greater love than this — that one lays down his life for his church organization.

  12. 7-19-2011

    Leighton,

    Thanks!

    -Alan

  13. 7-23-2011

    Alan, Please keep me posted along with everyone else. I am going to buy this when it published and will use it at church. I was already thinking about how much I love these posts and all the places I could “use” them for the profit of God’s people. For sure on my must buy list. Thank you.

    Charles
    {ubi caritas}

  14. 7-23-2011

    Charles,

    Will do.

    -Alan