Monday, November 7, 2011

Post-Charismatic Finale

It's amazing how quickly five years can go by. It is beyond surreal to think that it was only five years ago, in 2006, that 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 that Brother Maynard kindly set up for the site was equally busy.

I was even privileged to write 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 through Kingsway/David C. Cook will end soon.

To be honest, it feels just a little weird to know Post-Charismatic will soon go off-line, but at the same time, I'm very grateful for the impact that it has had in 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 honour to hear your stories, and as a writer, there is no greater reward than hearing that something you have written has been used by God in the lives of others.

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