They didn't send out a birth announcement, as far as I know, but my parents could have after August 15, 1938. That is the day on which I was born, under the sign of Leo according to the Western zodiac. According to the East Asian zodiac, 1938 was the Year of the Tiger, and I have now been around the twelve-year cycle a full six times.
On this my birthday, I am taking this means to announce the birth of my new book, The Limits of Liberalism: A Historical, Theological, and Personal Appraisal of Christian Liberalism (4-L Publications). I am expecting the first box of books from the printer to arrive this week, and soon it will be available from Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.
This new book has had a long gestation period. I started writing it on October 1, 2005, soon after completing the manuscript for Fed Up with Fundamentalism, which was published in 2007. From the beginning I planned these books as companion volumes, and they are similar in format. Both look at Christian faith from the standpoint of what in the new book I call the “radiant center.”
I am now considering writing another volume directly related to the first two, but one that is shorter and less “academic.” If I do decide to write such a book, I would probably title it The Radiant Center. Maybe I would also use a subtitle such as Affirming the Christian Faith while Avoiding the Errors of Both Fundamentalism and Liberalism. (But this book would be written after the one I am currently working on, Thirty True Things Every Christian Needs to Know Now.)
Obviously, I hope many people will read my new book, and, naturally, I hope that most will read a copy they purchased. If you would like to order The Limits of Liberalism, I will be happy to mail you a copy in exchange for a $17.95 check. (The cover price is $18.95.) For those I can personally hand a copy to, the price is $14.95.
Whether you make a purchase or not, please rejoice with me in the birth of this new book.
Note: Not counting the first tentative posting on July 17 of last year, this is my 100th posting on this blog. I appreciate all of you who have read some, many, or even all of my postings. Over the months ahead I plan to continue making postings about every five days, and I always appreciate comments made either by e-mail or posted directly on the blog. – LKS