By Barbara Falconer Newhall
It arrived on Monday. There it was right outside the front door. A small brown package from my publisher. And inside — a copy of my book, Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith.
It was a proof copy, not quite ready for publication. But it was beautiful: Michelle Lenger’s striking cover design printed on lush matte paper. Inside, a pretty typeface on lovely, smooth paper. And on the back, words of praise from religion writer colleagues Jana Riess and Kay Campbell.
For two days the yogis and the Zumba ladies up at the gym were invited to hold the book, stroke the silky cover, flip through the pages, and wonder at the fact that Wrestling with God had finally made it into print.
You’ll be able to order your own copy (and I’m hoping you will) in a few weeks. It will be available on-line as an ebook and a paperback. You’ll also be able to order it through your favorite bookstore.