Okay everyone. I’ve got some killer news to share…
I’m writing a book exploring the spirituality of baseball.
…but wait, it gets better…
To create a narrative framework for this project, during the 2014 MLB season I will be traveling the country visiting all 30 MLB ballparks. These stories will be the foundation for the resulting book.
…HOLY SMOKES. THIS IS HUGE.
I’ve been exploring this possibility for about a year now. Researching, studying, making connections between the two in my brain and putting together short sample pieces in hopes that this could actually come to fruition. A few months ago, I put up a pseudo-cryptic post asking for research suggestions, and then last week I posted on Instagram a photo of Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati utilizing the hashtag: #ballparktour2014.
Then this past week I got confirmation from The House Studio, a publisher in Kansas City, that they want to partner with me on this project and help create and produce this book.
So this isn’t just a hypothetical dream anymore. It’s happening. And it’s happening soon.
Something even cooler about this project: my seminary, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, is letting me utilize this book as my capstone project to complete the program and finish my Master’s of Divinity. Pretty awesome, huh?
I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign as a way of doing some fundraising, but more importantly help market the book. Assuming I reach my fundraising goal, you can pre-pre-order the book by contributing to the campaign.
That’s all I’ll say about it for now, but expect updates, news, tweets, blogs and more to start popping up from me all over the place. Thanks for helping me out everyone. I’m so thankful for each of you and can’t wait to get rolling. It’s going to be an exciting 2014!!