The Cover, a Sketch, and some Words...

I realize you're probably not thinking about Christmas right now, but here we go...


You can now preorder my book on Amazon and B&N...I described it to someone the other day as an outlaw lectio divina approach to the first few chapters of Luke's gospel, graced by sketches from my good friend Amanda Jolman.  The one below shows the feet of Mary when visited by Gabriel...

“Recovering wonder is never easy. But John Blase provides a doorway through his graceful book, Touching Wonder. The anticipation meant for Advent is often lost in the very season when steady pacing, taking time, and breathing deeply ought to be its hallmarks. John gives us that unhurried time back by expanding on the human side of the Christ child’s heritage, the men and women who were there before and after His birth giving us living examples of how the Scripture speaks to us in contemporary ways. Eugene Peterson’s The Message coupled with John’s tender stories and singular prayers makes this a book I will read again and again.”

Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of A Sweetness to the Soul and A Flickering Light


11 comments:

  1. I"m so glad. So proud. I love the cover and can't wait to read.

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  2. Beyond thrilled for you. Cannot wait til my copy arrives.

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  3. I'm so excited about this! Well done, friend!

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  4. Congratulations! Is this already in stores?

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  5. Merry Christmas in July!

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  6. I love reading your posts and can't wait to get this book. You are very insightful and your style of writing is intriguing. It draws me in and I am excited to see a new post from you on my dashboard. Keep it up!

    Christina
    http://thirdjohnverse2.blogspot.com

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  7. John. what a labor of love. it feels like a 40 year old woman giving birth. you might have had 20 years of words in you, but this is one miracle I cannot wait to see, and take in because it has come from much life. and experience making it even richer. you better keep cranking. i know you have another 5 or so kids before menopause.

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  8. Oh, I hope Mer told you that my life has been crazy PLUS I'm living in the Dark Ages of Dino DSL at my inlaws...

    Otherwise, I would've already told you that I'm just thrilled upon thrilled that this joy is upon you and we get to share in it with you!!

    I can't WAIT!

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  9. Looking forward to reading this!

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  10. The first of many publications; I am sure. Can't wait to read it! I am planning to give-away a copy or two on my blog a bit closer to the Advent season.

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  11. So excited for you and your family! Would you care to sup with us tomorrow or the next day? We'd be delighted to host you. Praying for your family.

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