A Bit Self-Indulgent: Fundamorphosis At One Month

It is a surreal thing to write, rewrite, publish, and market a book. The last month has been one of the most exhilarating and interesting times of my life. So many people have said so many kind things. I wanted to take a minute today and capture some of them for prosperity’s sake.

I realize this may be a bit self-indulgent. But I’m willing to risk it.

Many people have told me that they have read Fundamorphosis in one sitting. That amuses me. Vanessa thinks that because I tend to be kind of private about my feelings, a lot of people who know me are reading my book in hopes of getting a better window into what makes me tick. For a private guy, that’s kind of scary to me. For whatever reason, it’s been so fun to hear of people who haven’t been able to put Fundamorphosis down.

One of my favorite comments about the book came from a dear, close friend. He admitted to me that he read the book with a little bit of trepidation, unsure of what he was going to find. He said that what impressed him most was that I did not come across like I was trying to convince anyone of anything. This makes me very happy. I don’t care if people disagree with me. In fact, I’m glad that people do. The world would be a more miserable place if everyone was like me. I told him that my biggest fear is not if people don’t think my theology is right but if people do think that the book is poorly-written. That would suck.

It’s also been crazy-cool to read tweets and Facebook statuses about the book. I find it so interesting when someone quotes a passage. I’m so curious about what resonates with people and why. Here are some of my favorite things that people have said about Fundamorphosis online so far:

 

“Fundamorphosis” by Robb Ryerse – a book capturing a snapshot of what God is doing in our generation.

 

The words of this book from Robb Ryerse continue to fly off the page.

 

This is a must read if your background is fundamentalist Christianity. It is NOT a slam on faith . . . but it is an honest critique and personal journey of one who grew up in fundamentalism. I’ve been there and done that.

 

While some get angry and bitter, Robb describes how he turned his past into something very positive. I highly encourage anyone who is struggling with their faith to give this book a read.

 

Perhaps the butterfly is the symbol of Christ-followers in this generation.

 

Even though it is very easy to read, I find myself re-reading whole sections and putting post-it notes for later reflection. I thought it was going to be an auto-biography. I had no idea it would contain so many useful and challenging ideas. Honestly… GREAT read.

 

Fundamorphosis at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids

 

And … it’s always cool to see your book on a bookshelf in a real bookstore.This is Fundamorphosis in stock at Schuler Books on Alpine Ave in Grand Rapids.

 

 

So, in the next couple of weeks, I’ll be on the Doug Pagitt radio show talking about the book. We’ll also be having a Fundamorphosis Blog Tour, where several bloggers will be posting their reviews of the book on their websites during the week of December 10. If you’re a blogger and want to participate, let me know.

Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and support!

 

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