Friday, December 5, 2008


Just added to my amazon wishlist:

Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ, John Piper

Love One Another: Becoming the Church Jesus Longs For, Gerald Sittser (who also wrote The Will of God as a Way of Life...très bien).

Speaking of my's a fun story...

I had a stack of mail waiting for me when I got back from my 10 day "experience" in Texas. I let it sit for a few days, but eventually I needed to look for bills and such. Mid-way through the pile I found a "sorry we missed you" notice from the post office letting me know I had a package to pick up. I didn't remember ordering anything, but I honestly wasn't sure, especially when the clerk handed me an box (cause let's be honest, I've gotten quite a few of those since I discovered the joys of online shopping).

When I opened it and found a gift-wrapped package shaped suspiciously like a book, I assumed my mom had bought it. But the card read,

Thanks for wishing for my book! If you enjoy it, email me & I'll send a PDF of the next one, due out in June.


Inside I found this:

Ooooh...that Pete. As in Pete Gall, author of one of my favorite books, Gall: Five Years of Unfettered Christian Exploration Somewhere Between Youth Group and the Rest of Life.

In a message on Gall's amazon page he writes
Zondervan has purchased "Gall" as part of a two-book deal! This version will be significantly overhauled for a broader audience (less profanity, no typos, stronger content, shorter total length) and will be killed off a few months from now (October?), with the revised book being released in February, 2008.

This self-published version - now referred to as "the underground version" - contains characters and stories that will not remain in the revised book, and while I think the revised product is significantly stronger, some people who will prefer the rawness of "Gall" over the revision, which is slated to be called "My Beautiful Idol."

So essentially, I've already read this book. But I love it. And I re-read all or part of it as needed. So when I first heard it was being re-released (so not the correct term) I added it to my growing list of wishes.

And that wish was fulfilled, by the author himself.

Who does that?

Pete does. Because he's awesome.

To learn more about Pete and his awesomeness, read the book. Seriously. Ideally you should buy it here and help support the man, but if you're really nice I might lend you my copy.

In other news...
  • I'm pretty happy about this. They creep me out.
  • Fakejasonboyett's twitter is highly entertaining.
  • My shoulders are going to look like this if I keep working at Michaels. Unloading the truck makes me feel hardcore.
  • I worked from 9-5(30ish) today without a break or lunch til 3:30. I don't even think stopped to pee all day.
  • Sleep and I are still in a fight, but if I ever expect to reconcile, I'd better go to bed now.

1 comment:

  1. There's also this.