This thing is for real, people.  FOR REAL.

Thanks for all your kind support.  It is finally coming together.

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Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. Done. Can’t wait to read it.


  2. Christopher Benson December 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Matt: For those of us who have yet to write our first book, tell us about the process of selecting a title and book design. I assume there is conversation and cooperation between editors and the writer, but the publisher probably has the final say.

    1. Why were the forearms and hands selected on the cover? What do you hope the image conveys?

    2. What should we, the presumptive readers, infer about the subtitle’s phrase “broken faith”? Whose faith are we talking about here? Is it really broken?

    3. When will the title be released by Bethany? Will you be going on a book tour?

    I’m always curious to know the details. Congratulations on this achievement.


  3. Thanks.

    1) Awesomeness. Also, super-brilliance.
    2) Mine. And yes. : )
    3) June 11th. Probably no book tour, but stranger things have happened. It depends on how many copies you preorder. : )



  4. Christopher Benson December 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    You can do better than that terse response, Matt. You didn’t answer my curiosity about how decisions are made about the title and cover art. I would like to hear why arms and hands were chosen. And if the “broken faith” in the subtitle refers to your personal faith and not American evangelical faith at large, can we expect this book to be autobiographical or confessional?


  5. “Terse” doesn’t do smiley faces. “Brief,” however, does.

    Mostly I don’t want to sully your lofty perceptions about why cover art is chosen in the process, so I’d rather not answer your question. As for the content, I’ll answer that at some point….but not now. The book, after all, is still in the revision stages.



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