Thursday, March 06, 2008

A New Christians Update

A message from Tony Jones, National Coordinator, Emergent Village:

"As many of you know, my new (and, I'd say, most ambitious) book is about to come out. It's called "The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier." The official release date is March 3, but it's already available on,, and, and it should be arriving in bookstores this week.

I'm thrilled to tell you that it will be displayed prominently at Barnes & Noble stores around the country during the month of March, out on a table near the religion section.
A few of you have been kind enough to ask about which method of purchase is most beneficial to me. Honestly, the absolute best is if you purchase it in a Barnes & Noble store during the month of March. But, of course, I'll be thrilled and honored if you choose to buy it at all, by any method.

I'm also excited to tell you that I'll be appearing at several bookstores throughout the U.S. (San Diego, Edina, Dallas, Austin, Naples, and Denver) over the coming months to promote
the book. You can see the schedule HERE. I'd love to see you at one of those book release events!

If you're a Facebook person, you join the book group HERE. I'll also be leading a book club at Beliefnet this Spring.

But the real reason I'm writing is this: I covet your feedback on the book. Whether it be a blog post, an review, or a private email, I'm really looking forward to your thoughts -- positive, negative, or ambivalent. Let's have a conversation about the proposals in the book, about my description of the emergent movement, and about my provocations about the present and future of American Christianity.

To whet your taste buds, I've attached the first chapter.

Thanks for your support.

Grace and Peace,


One must read, reflect and discuss these things before making any presumptions - let real hunger lead!

let's have none of this ignorant posturing . . .

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