Dear Michael Chanley + the Group of 34,
I wanted to write you a letter to say thanks.
Thanks for putting your heads together and your egos aside in an effort to equip the church-at-large as we try to wrestle with the idea of partnering families with churches (and visa versa). As I tackle my way through each chapter/thought in your book, I want to share with you my first thoughts and the implications I could see in my own sphere of influence. I understand that books are not written to be a two-way conversation… but, I want to pretend that this one is. Over the next couple of weeks, leading up to the Orange Conference, I’ll be posting replies to each author of Collaborate. I want each of you to know, first hand, the impact a little book like this can have on a guy in his mid/late twenties out on the island of California.
I look forward to the conversation and collaborating (kind of) with each of you.
Here’s a disclaimer… I know many bloggers were offered a free copy of Collaborate so that they could post reviews on their websites.
I didn’t pursue that offer… I paid the listed $13.99 for my copy. I’m just throwing that out there, in case any of you thought about asking. I wanted to be able to post my thoughts without feeling like I needed to be nice to the wonderful people over at Ministers Label Publishing.