New Book Coming in 2018

As the new year begins, I feel inspired to begin three book projects. As the year progresses, we’ll see if any of them get finished! The working title of my first project is, simply, “The Puzzle”.


An articulation of the gospel of Jesus for a befuddled generation.


The gospel has been treated like a Rubik’s cube style puzzle–programmable and manufacturable. What kind of puzzle is the gospel? The gospel is presented with parables. It is a lateral thinking kind of puzzle, understood best with narrative. The gospel is propagated, not through process and procedure, but through illustration and influence.


The basis of the book is comprised of three primary sources.

  1. The stories of Luke in the Bible.  “Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.” –Luke 1:1-4 NASB
  2. The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: The Gospel of Luke (2nd Ed.)
  3. Early Christian Writings: Letters of St. Polycarp, St. Barnabas, St. Clement and St. Papias

Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB),
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