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Audio book decision; feedback needed

Hello, everyone. The summer hiatus has been both deeper and more extensive than I had expected. From a sweat lodge on the Pine Ridge reservation to the streets of the Latin Quarter in Paris, this has been a season to remember. I feel more than fortunate — I feel blessed. Perhaps the greatest joy was traveling through South Dakota with my son, Nik. The decision I made when he was a toddler to take a trip alone with him every year is bearing fruit: we travel well together and enjoy each other’s company. It is a pleasure for me to see the world through the eyes of a young man I love and cherish, while knowing at the same time that the two of us are creating memories that will stay with us forever.

I am hoping to actually get my blogging back up to speed soon. But before I do, I need some assistance from you. I have decided to have audio books (CDs, cassette tapes, MP3s, etc) of some of my works published, and I have two options from which to choose.

Either I can record Small Graces in its book form, or I can compile a selection of what have proven to be people’s favorite pieces from all my homiletic books. I’ll make my decision based on what I hear back from you folks.

Anyone have an opinion? Attach a comment here or use my Contact Me form.

HELP ME OUT, GANG or, BOOK TV MEETS JERRY SPRINGER

The critical response to Joseph is good thus far. I thought the History Channel interview went well, though who among us likes to see ourself on TV? I will be curious to see the C-Span talk. I was, as I am fond of saying, “cutting through tall grass,” and I have no idea if it came off as interesting or diffuse. But I assure you that the Q and A is interesting. Think, “Book TV meets Jerry Springer.” Enough said.

For now, however, I have to try to twist some cyber-arms. I know Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce is a long read. As you’re all well aware, it was a “long write” as well.

I now truly need to prevail upon those of you who are reading it to write reviews in Amazon.com. Those reviews tell potential readers if the book is worth their time and dime. I want this story to get out, and you are the folks who can help that happen.

So check your C-Span schedule for the Book TV talk. And, in the meantime, submit a review to Amazon if you are able. I will appreciate it more than you know.