This is it! The official, real, final, yes-that-is-my-name-on-there, someone-please-pinch-me cover for Jesus Feminist!
What do you think, friends??
Also, if you missed it last week, I let it slip on Facebook and Twitter that I received my first “official” endorsement.
“I love writers who are insightful enough to be cynical but choose not to be. I love books that help me see things I’d never noticed before—in life, in myself, in others, in the Bible, in Jesus. I love writing that makes reading enjoyable and easy, because I know how hard it is to write that way. For these reasons and more, I love Jesus Feminist. It’s not ‘just a woman’s book.’ In fact, it’s the kind of book that will help both women and men see how unhelpful that distinction is.”
– Brian D. McLaren, author, speaker, activist
I’m beyond honoured that my dear friend, Rachel Held Evans, has written the Foreword for the book. Someone once told me they think of Rachel as the logical and rational teacher Jesus feminist, and I’m the soft squishy mama-heart Jesus Feminist – and so together we complement each other nicely (<insert joke about how we make wonderful complementarians>) in these discussions. I wrote a post about Rachel when her own wonderful book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, came out last fall if you would like to understand why Rachel’s Foreword – and friendship – means so much to me.
My husband always makes fun of the guy celebrating and dancing in the end zone for football after a touchdown. He says, “Act like you’ve been there before, buddy, and act like you’ll be there again.”
I want to play it cool, I do.
But you know what? I haven’t ever been here before and I don’t know if I’ll be here again and so I’m just going to let myself be happy and dorky about the fact that my name is on the cover of a book and I wrote that book and I love that book so much and I’m excited about people actually reading it. So there may be more flailing freak-outs along the way, avert your eyes if you must.