“There is a love that is so deep it surpasses understanding. It is so enormous and boundless it could utterly destroy you with its force. It is a love like the ocean. In the shallows it looks harmless, but caught in the undertow it will drag you away from everything you know and enjoy and bury you in a world you’d never imagined.”
“This is God.”
Honest Conversation. As I wrote yesterday, revising it has been a strange journey for me. I came across the above passage this morning and it was one of those moments where I forgot having written something that still grips at my chest now. Passages like that remind me of the importance of this book just as much as the passages about being a gay Christian do. Why? Because there’s a side of God that many people in the Church too easily overlook, the violently affectionate God who longs for all of his children, even the ones we’d rather not have be a part of the family. This is why I wrote that book, and it’s why I still believe in it and want it to be successful. I want to share a taste of the God who changed my heart and my life and brought me back alive when I was dead in my life, the God who dragged me out to sea like the undertow and brought me back to shore a wholly new person. The God whose love in me has allowed me to see and experience things I would have never been able to in my own power.
So I’m going to be doing a giveaway of Honest Conversation. The giveaway will be twofold: first, I’ll randomly give away copies to two people who review becoming. on Amazon or Goodreads before January 10th (the prospective release date for Honest Conversation). People who review it on both sites (copy and paste, y’all) will get entered twice. People who also paste a link of it being reviewed on their blog to my author fan page on Facebook will get entered THREE times. I’ll also be giving free copies of Honest Conversation to trustworthy reviewers. So if you know someone who book-blogs and would be interested in reading Honest Conversation, please send them the link to this post.
One of the additional blessings of my Kickstarter campaign having gone so well is that I’ve got enough money to be able to afford this giveaway- so a big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed.
Plus as an additional happy part of the giveaway, I’ll be adding in some as of now unnamed goodies, so stay tuned!
***(Anyone who already has Honest Conversation coming to them as a part of the Kickstarter campaign can request another book of their choice.)