On a not-so-spiritual note, the E-marketing machine is already rumbling. Three months before the release of my devotional book The One Year Daily Grind (Tyndale, Oct 2007) I find it "available for pre-order" at:
http://www.amazon.com/ (including amazon.fr and amazon.de)
http://www.christianbook.com/ (of course)
http://www.cokesbury.com/ (for all you Methodists out there)
and...drum roll, please...
http://www.walmart.com/ (ba-da-bump) Note how it's listed under "search results for 'grind'" alongside such illustrious products as the Ten-Eighty Kinked Grind Rail (for skateboarders, in case you were wondering), the Mr. Coffee 12-cup Grind 'n Brew coffeemaker, Grind the movie (rated PG 13), No. 1 Hits: Best of Bump & Grind album, and Toxic Grind Xbox game (and I quote, "injected with deadly toxin, ride through 11 sets recreated from famous locations and time periods in this mission-based BMX game with an intense storyline." Wait--a "mission-based BMX game"? Now, why didn't the church think of that?)
"All this is well and good," you might say, "but where can I preorder SIGNED EDITIONS at a BIG DISCOUNT?" Great question. Here's the only place on the web for such a brilliant combination, after August 1st: http://www.saraharthur.com/order/index.htm. On your mark, get set--go!
From my coffeemaker to yours,