Tuesday, May 23, 2006
On Being Presbyterian is out!
For those who might be interested, my copies of On Being Presbyterian arrived today from P&R.
I meant this book to be a lay-oriented introduction to Presbyterianism. As I wrote, I imagined that I was sitting across the table from someone at a Starbucks, trying to explain Presbyterian beliefs, practices, and stories to them. My hope was that the book would represent "vanilla Presbyterianism" in a winsome and warm way.
I am very thankful to my friends and colleauges who wrote gracious endorsements of the book. My real hope is that this book will be useful to churches in their new members and officers training classes and to prospective Presbyterians, who simply wish that someone would sit down with them and explain all this to them.