Coop on writing books


Coop has a good post on writing which riffs off Bill Kinnon’s post on the same subject.  I have written one thing that comes close to being a book.  The CoveringAndAuthority.com website could well have been book with a little more research and little more filler.  Well…I’d have to have some kind of name to get published as well.

Robby Mac did something similar with Post-charismatic.  He had a great website and it was turned in to a book.  I did purchase the book and it was good but the website disappeared.  I think this was a mistake.  Now the book has passed largely out of view.  The content could have lived on and improved over time.

CoveringAndAuthority.com doesn’t get a lot of traffic, maybe 500 visitors a month.  however 500 visitors a month over one year reaches a lot more people than a good book run, as most books don’t sell more than 99 copies.

It is however in the top 10 if not the top result for several google searches for things like “covering theology”, “submission to church authority”, “biblical submission to authority.”  I get email or comments just about every month from someone who is dealing with this false teaching in a church somewhere.  I’m really happy with how things have turned out.

Someone once asked me if I read any good Christian books lately.  I said “yes: Ephesians and Colossians.”  My friend gave out a faint laugh.  Lets face it, most books are crap.  Whatever good points they have could have been summed up in 10 pages. 

I don’t want to come across as anti-intellectual but knowledge has become an idol.  Knowledge is good, but not if we neglect love while we pursue it.

  1. #1 by robbymac on September 28, 2009 - 7:00 pm

    And it was the fact that I’m not a “name” that was behind the American publishing company’s decision to NOT release the book in the USA. They have a policy that only big-names, or pastors of mega-churches, or known conference circuit speakers get published.

    Such is the state of Christian publishing.

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