Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sometime Other Than Now

God bless Jennifer Fulwiler. She's obviously very excited to have her memoir, Something Other Than God, finally published. And she should be. Besides the universal fact that it's shake-the-world awesome to have a book published that you wrote with your own brain, Jennifer Fulwiler is one of the most insightful, funniest, most gracious and down-to-earth writers on the Internet. She's easy to read, but it's also so often edifying, or consoling, or enlightening to hear what she has to say about living, sharing, and deepening her love for God. I'm looking forward to reading her book (and I am shamelessly participating in a contest or two of hers).

I haven't received my copy yet, despite having preordered it—in the nick of time, I thought, to get it on her publication day, but no. I wasn't sure for a while when I would get around to buying it at first. I just knew that I would, and as soon as I saw it listed for preorder, I added it to my wish list of Catholic books. That list has so many coveted titles that if I tried to buy all of them at will, my family would go broke.* But as the buzz grew, I thought I'd just check out Amazon's "Look Inside" and read what I could. Believe it or not, I think what clinched it for me was Chapter 6. I love a good love story, and I got one page into the growing courtship of Jennifer and her husband Joe when the Amazon preview ended. It's like asking a friend, "So, how did you two meet?" and having all the other guests arrive before she finishes the story. So I decided to join this party.  Heh—true to form, I get to be a wallflower and watch all the others for a while. See you later, Jen, and congratulations!

*(These coveted titled are not even close to adequately represented. If you are a Catholic writer and your book is not on my list, it's likely an oversight I've been meaning to correct. Either that, or I just need an introducton. E-mail me. Seriously.)

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