I've always loved writing. In High-School I took part in writing competitions when my athletic friends weren't looking. I used to have a xanga. That was pre-myspace, pre-facebook, pre-livejournal. I wrote every day. I bet no one read those. I didn't care. Because I had a love affair with words.
This book has been a long time coming. I had to live it before I wrote it, and that was the long part. The hope in telling my story is, in the end, to tell you another Story about another Person entirely.
I'm a 29 year old husband and pastor. I'm still learning. Still in process. But, God's brought me, and you too, through enough in life, that we could all write a book about it. So, I did.
The title came from page 134 of Shane Claiborne's book, Jesus for President.
Something about that tangled mess of black circles and those two words made me think about Jesus, who died on a Friday, rose from the grave on a Sunday, but left the world to wonder on a Saturday filled with nothing.
We live in that same place don’t we? We find the story of our lives being lived between the blessed resurrection and the alleged second coming. We find ourselves in the middle of the meantime, and in the meantime, we wonder, we doubt, we believe, we gather together, we hope, and we cling to the promise that a final Sunday is surely on its way.
In the pages of Saturday Nothing, and in the pages of my life, I hope to be honest, transparent, candid and faithful. I wish to tell my story and I wish to tell your story because in the stories we can find the meantime to be much more bearable and to make much more sense.
In the stories we find the image of an invisible God taking on tangible expression. Truth is we need each others stories, and to speak plainly, believers are promised to overcome an eternal enemy by two things: the blood of Jesus and the word of their stories. The work of Christ, which leads to the truth of our stories, is more powerful than death itself.
Therefore, I wrote and re-wrote and eventually finished. And now, I'm asking for your help. I'm walking out on this limb hoping you'll support me. I'm asking you to help me do something I can't do myself.
If you aren't familiar with my writing you can visit https://www.saturdaynothing.com and read my blogs from the last two years. Those should give you a taste of what voice you'd be hearing
If you'd like to sample Saturday Nothing before you pledge you can download the first 10 chapters here.
Thanks so much.
- (40 days)