The excitement grows out of the conversation
Jericho Books booth at Wild Goose, Justin Lee author of Torn
For me, part of the excitement in coming to things like Wild Goose centered around visiting the booths and talking to the people sitting at each tent. This year, for the first time, I’m on the other side of the picture. I was excited about spending some time with our authors in their space. There’s a reason that authors like Brian McLaren and Justin Lee play a prominent role at the festival — they are great communicators. I couldn’t wait to be able to hear talk specifically about their books in a natural way … often in casual conversation.
As Sarah Thebarge worked with me at the Jericho Books booth on Thursday I got to see her light up about her book, The Invisible Girls (Jericho, April 2013). Most importantly I got to see her chat about why the book is important to her. Read more
A Farewell, and a new Beginning
As many Jericho Books readers may know, this will be the 29th and final year of Cornerstone Music Festival, in Bushnell, IL, and for me at least, it’s a bittersweet. From early high school through college, Cornerstone served as the midpoint of my summer, the peak of the hill, the impetus for sending me back down the hill, carrying me into the new school year. The reason Cornerstone is so memorable for me, is that not only did it drive me into the new school year; it carried me in with momentum. Cornerstone, is primarily a music festival, but it was there that I was first introduced to the possibilities of Christianity as an intellectual pursuit; as a real means of social activism; as a completely different idea than I once believed, a way of going against the grain in a positive way, rather than “fitting in” in a negative way.