Monday, November 7, 2011

Post-Charismatic Finale

It's amazing how quickly time can go by. It is beyond surreal to think that it was only five years ago, in 2006, when Post-Charismatic debuted on this blog as a sprawling sub-section of the site.

It didn't take long for word to spread through greater blogdom, and my email inbox was soon bursting with responses, and the forum Brother Maynard kindly set up for the site was equally busy.

I was given the privilege of writing the cover story for an issue of Next Wave.

And then Kingsway Communications contacted me about publishing it as a book. At first, I thought the email was possibly a digital version of a prank phone call. But it turned out to be legit.

And the next thing I knew, I was up to my eyeballs in the new experience of becoming a published author.

Post-Charismatic was released as a book in 2008. I was thrilled and humbled to receive such positive responses from a wide variety of people, including Bishop Todd Hunter, Dr. Winn Griffin, Nigel Wright (Principal, Spurgeon's College London), Frank Viola, and Stephen Cave of the Evangelical Alliance in Ireland.

But all good things come to an end, as they say, and the same is true of Post-Charismatic. There are still used copies available here and there online, but the original publishing run will end soon.

To be honest, it feels just a little weird to know Post-Charismatic will go off-line, but at the same time, I'm very grateful for its impact during its three year print run.

Many people from around the world took the time to write and share a part of their journey with me. And for that, I am truly grateful. It was an honor to hear your stories, and as a writer, there is no greater reward than knowing something you have written has been used by God in the lives of others.