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“Book Defacing” Event in Richmond, VA – Wednesday, May 19th – Barnes & Noble @ VCU Bookstore

If you live in or around Richmond, Virginia, I hope that you will join Jim Pace and myself for what Jim likes to call a “book defacing” event.  Meaning that if we sign your book, you may have a harder time re-selling it to someone else for the price you paid for it, now that it has been “defaced” with our signatures. lol

I would love it if you could make it out for this event.  We will both be there to meet you, catch up with you and talk a bit about about books.  Jim will share a bit about Should We Fire God? and I will talk a bit about ViralHope.  And of course it is a great time and place to pick up a copy of the books. You can sign up for this event on the facebook page or just come by. Back in the late 80’s I spent two years living in Richmond.  I love the city and am looking forward to visiting it again, as well as connecting with old friends and meeting new ones.  I’ll actually be in Richmond all next week (May 17-21), helping to teach a church planters training time with the Ecclesia Network.

Date: Wednesday, May 19th
Time: Anytime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Place: Barnes & Noble @VCU Bookstore
1111 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284

Here is a short description of both books.

Should We Fire God?
When the worst school shooting in history occurred, Pastor Jim Pace, a Virginia Tech alumnus, was front and center. Media, students, church members, and strangers asked him the same question: If God is loving, why doesn’t He stop disasters before they start? Should We Fire God is Jim’s thoughtful, reasoned response to the idea that God isn’t doing His job very well. In conversational, nonpreachy prose, Jim explains why God allows pain and devastation to occur–and what the consequences would be if He didn’t. And he leads readers to question: if we fire God–who takes His place–woefully imperfect humans? Jim uses real-life examples and his own battles with faith to develop readers’ understanding of God, His true role in their lives, what they should do with doubt and fear, and what He feels when we ache. Richly informative and comforting, Should We Fire God is a must-read for seekers everywhere.

The gospel. The good news. Too often we boil it down to four steps, an easily memorized list of axioms, a diagram on the back of a napkin. But in the midst of all this, we seem to lose the wonder, poetry, and transformational nature of the gospel.

In ViralHope: Good News from the Urbs to the Burbs (and everything in between), fifty authors take on the task of sharing the good news for their city, together weaving a beautiful tapestry of the gospel in all its depth and complexity. These essays reveal how the gospel lives and breathes in neighborhoods around the world.

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