Here's the thing. I'm not a salesperson or a marketer. I don't want to be. My "marketing philosophy" basically runs in tandem with that Buddhist idea that "when the student is ready, the teacher appears"--except maybe the other way around.
For a while, That’s a Jenn Story and The Pilgrimage blog are probably going to be carrying mostly the same posts. Because they’re relevant to both of them. #AlltheReadership, the Readership. #AlltheReadership.
Reviews for the original, pre-Pilgrimage novel, for your consideration.
The Distinguished Professor of New Testament who gushed so unabashedly on Facebook over Trees in the Pavement in 2008, has written a review of my forthcoming book, Favored One, which you will find, when you buy it and open it up, inside the front cover. There are some other reviews in there which you might also find interesting.
I will share those here one day, but today, here’s what other people said about Trees, which is still available, by the way:
“Probably the best compliment I can give is that I forgot I was reading something written by a friend and was just reading it for the sheer pleasure of it. 🙂—BH
I loved this book. I read it in 2 days. I knew you wrote it. Didn’t matter. It was great—Debbie Amaral
Now, my religious views are my business and we are all entitled…
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Not that I blog much in either location, but I still have more followers at the Jenn Stories than here, and I used to talk a lot more about writing in general over there. However, THE PILGRIMAGE IS PUBLISHING! So I guess this news belongs over here, too. More to come, very very shortly.
We should probably not get our hopes up. And you might not even be here anymore. But back when this blog was newer (and I was actually writing it), we used to talk about this book I had going that I wanted to publish, and guess what? I’m about to publish it!
Actually, the Pilgrimage and the Sanctuary at Woodville are going to publish it together. We are really excited about it and I will be sharing more information over the next couple of months, but for now I want to give a little love to my first book, Trees in the Pavement.
They were cutting the branches off the trees again.
When Zari first arrived in East London, she had wondered about the trees. She had never seen any fields and farms in London, like there were at home in Kosovo. But there were more trees. Or at…
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Here’s my question. Why is it either or? Why do we need to prioritize worship over work, or work over worship? Why do we even think this is two different things? It’s like thinking God’s love and God’s glory are two different things. They’re not. They’re two different ways of thinking or talking about one thing. The same God. Worshiping Jesus and following Him are also one thing.
suffering is a facet of God’s glory, and if we are contemplating God’s glory so that we may be transformed into His likeness, we need to contemplate the whole thing—His suffering, too. If we consistently and insistently gloss over the suffering of God and skip right to the triumph, our understanding of God will eventually cease to be Christian, our “god” will become a triumphalist psychopath, and we will start to reflect that image instead.