Hi <<First Name>>,
It's been a little while! If you've requested review books recently, I wanted to give you an update: The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing record delays, and I was late getting certain titles mailed to you.
Why? Just after Christmas, my parents contracted COVID-19. And this past Wednesday, my mom died peacefully in her sleep from this terrible virus. I'm still processing this, of course, and am commuting between Asheville and Atlanta to be with my dad as we chart a new path forward, together.
All this is to say: With the exception of the Beautiful Word Bible, you should receive any requested book by this weekend. Please let me know if you don't.
In the meantime, I want to offer you an eBook-only review opportunity for your instant gratification:
One of the most common questions Stephen Copeland received upon the release of his first book, the Spekeasy-offered Where the Colors Blend, was this:
What do you believe now?
His follow-up release, How to Catch God in a Butterfly Net, is an honest and (he admits) geeky and theologically-heavy attempt to answer that question. His eight-year, ongoing search for an authentic spirituality has been borderline-obsessive, filled with constant learning, reading, re-reading, listening, and re-listening. That’s the only credibility he claims in writing this book: obsessive wrestling. He is unable to fully let go of the wonder of the Christian message. Something keeps pulling him back.
He wrote this tome for evangelicals who are curious why young people especially are leaving churches and want to honestly listen to what they might have to say. He cares deeply about evangelicals, and has been richly impacted by the evangelical movement time and time again. He believes these “leavers” and “drifters” can positively affect the future landscape of faith. He also wrote this book for spiritual seekers who no longer feel at home in the churches of their youth, but are still mysteriously drawn to the Christian message. He hopes these essays light a path forward for you theologically in a seemingly new—yet, in all actuality, an ancient and perennial—way.
So if you're waiting for your other Speakeasy review titles to arrive, or haven't requested one in awhile, give How to Catch God in a Butterfly Net a read. You'll be glad you did.