I was part of an awesome book project called ViralHope: Good News from the Urbs to the Burbs (and Everything in Between). It was edited by my good friend JR Woodward and was published on Ecclesia Press.
This book is a collection of a lot (I forget the number!) of short essays on the good news. The great part is that each author wrote their chapter as if it were being submitted to their local paper.
I wrote mine to the people in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I focused it on global nature of the gospel because I am convinced that suburban folks tend to get lost in their own world and so dang focused on ourselves. I wanted to show us suburbanites that while the gospel does apply to us as individuals, it is so much bigger than that and is actually much better news than merely individual salvation.
There are plenty of amazing entries in this book. The great part is that they are short enough to read in just a few short minutes. They are great to read as part of your morning or evening prayers and scripture reading rhythms.
I’m personally buying a bunch of these and giving them to friends and family for Christmas. Feel free to do the same. 🙂
You can purchase the book on Amazon here.