A Little Stone Crossings Housekeeping
Without fanfare, on April 1, Stone Crossings officially released. Maybe it's good that the book came quietly onto the scene, considering it was April Fool's Day.
Early-bird copies had been floating around since I went to Mount Hermon. And some enterprising friends figured out that Amazon would deliver before the release date.
One such friend, when the book arrived, had a friendly "fight" with her spouse, over who'd get first dibs. She won and proceeded to read the book in two hours; at 11:30 pm, she considered calling to tell me her thoughts on it, but must have remembered too well how much I love my sleep. She called me the following day.
Another friend has been happily walking around for about two weeks and hasn't cracked it open yet. Everyone reads differently — some gulp, some sip, some have to go through a courtship. It fascinates me to see the variation in reading ways and responses.
There have been some kind words, like these from IVCF Area Director Jason Gaboury, "Best travelogue on Christian spirituality I've read since Traveling Mercies, but deeper, more profound, subtler." Bryron Borger's generous review at Hearts and Minds Books is also appreciated.
For virtual friends who want to share about Stone Crossings, here are a few things to keep in mind...
- Stone Crossings Blog Post Tool Kit has Stone Crossings links
- I'll put a link here if you do an SC post and let me know about it
- if you take a photo of SC and provide a small story to go with it, I'll put a permanent link featuring it in my sidebar... I'll also feature your photo and story in a regular post (see Links for Art for more information)
That's it. I don't prefer housekeeping, but somebody's got to pick up the broom occasionally. Today, it fell to me.
YOUR SC POSTS:
Jim Martin's An Incredible Grace
Dennis Mullen's A Difficult Grace
Ann Kroeker's Stone Crossings: Finding Grace in Hard and HIdden Places
Ann Kroeker's Author Interview: L.L. Barkat
Ann Voskamp's Finding Grace in Hard Places
Life in the Making's Thoughts Gathered
Heather Goodman's Stone Crossings Video
Marcus Goodyear's A Good Book About Grace
Heidi's Interview and Giveaway post
Diane's Recommended Weekend Reading for Christian Direction
Marcus's 12 Lists of Christmas: 8 Great Books
Center for Parent/Youth Understanding Bookshelf's Book Awards: Best Books Read in 2008
Vonette Bright's Hard Life Journey
Laura's Stone Crossings Reflections
CPYU Bookshelf's Giveaway
Jim Martin's And the Book Goes to...
Ann's Hard Grace
Billy's My First Giveaway
The Reluctant Homefront's Stone Crossings
Glynn's Broken Ribs and Stone Crossings
Bradley's Your Life is Perfect
Mary DeMuth's Advent Reflection: When the Boulder Became a Pebble
Glynn's Crossing Some Stones
Bonnie's Stone Crossings
Greg Jao's Seasoned Reflections
Eugene Pratt's Beauty from Pain
Bryron Borger at Hearts and Minds Books
Alease Brown's Highly Recommend
Kansas City Baptist Temple's Stone Crossings Review
Jeff's Review: Stone Crossings
Andrea's gentle Book Review
Jennifer's 5 Minutes For Mom: Stone Crossings
High Calling Blogs' Find Grace in Hard and Hidden Places
Ruth's Stone Crossings Book Review
Katrina's Book Review: Stone Crossings
Englewood Review of Books picks up Byron Borger's Catapult review of Stone Crossings
Wendy's Book Review: Stone Crossings
InCourage's L.L. Barkat's Stone Crossings