July 31 is the launch of my next book "Adventures in Churchland: Finding Jesus In The Mess Of Organized Religion" and new web site for the book which will be here along with a re-designed blog.
Due to the current sabbatical I am on, my involvement for the book launch and web site will happen on August 15 after I am back from this extended break. The Adventures in Churchland book will have small group discussion guide download and church leader info. that will be available here on August 15 when this web site re-launches.
One of my musical heroes Wanda Jackson wrote the foreword for the book which was very cool and kind of her. This book is the first book I have written that isn't just for church leaders but for everyone. It is a book that is somewhat memoirish and somewhat teaching and apologetics about the confusing questions about the church being known as "organized religion" and that Christians are often known as being judgmental. I also address the increasingly heard comment that we don't need organized "church" just Jesus (which is true in terms of salvation and a relationship with Jesus) but I don't believe that followers of Jesus experience the life we are supposed to unless part of a local church (whether house church or megachurch). I make a case why we do need the church and the church needs us, despite the messiness of it.
I am still on sabbatical and after my sabbatical ends, I will then be moderately back on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DanKimball and begin checking emails again which I haven't during this personally needed time of getting refreshed, rested and doing some research and study.
But this blog, new web site and new book will launch on August 15 after I am resettled and back in my role at Vintage Faith Church and I will be back regularly blogging at that time. For those who read this - have a wonderful June and July and may you be enjoying the summer months which for me, are the most wonderful, magical months of the year. More about the Adventures in Churchland book when the new web site goes up.