Okay, here we go….after the many, many suggestions, we’ve started narrowing down ideas.  Did I mention that I’m about the worst person in the world at titling things?  I am.

But this time, we made it easy:  vote for which one you like best.  And if you want to add more, you can.

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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.

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  1. Round two of helping me find a title for my book has begun. I really need help on this: http://bit.ly/bR6V21 #fb

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  2. To whoever put their name as “Lou Zours” in my plea for help, prepare to be duly acknowledged. https://mereorthodoxy.com/?p=2876 #fb

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  4. Christopher Benson June 8, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Matt:

    You already know that I still like the original title BODY MATTERS, which immediately reminded me of Cornel West’s bestsellers RACE MATTERS and DEMOCRACY MATTERS. My second choice would be EARTHEN VESSELS.

    SCULPTING THE FLESH is off-putting because it unintentionally invokes skin carving and self-mutilation. SHAPED BY GRACE gives no clue about the theme or topic of the book, and there are gobs of Christian books with the title word “grace.” RESTORING THE FLESH sounds like humans have a reptilian problem, leaving behind snake-skins.

    Regarding the subtitles, I don’t like the ones that make a huge––and probably unwarranted––assumption about how bad things are in the household of faith, such as “the broken body of evangelicalism” or “the broken Christian body.”

    Consider a modest subtitle like

    BODY MATTERS: Toward an Evangelical Social Body

    Or modify Rodney Clapp’s subtitle to “TORTURED WONDERS: Christian Spirituality for People, Not Angels”:

    BODY MATTERS: Christian Ethics for Bodies, Not Spirits

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