Monthly Archives: June 2011
Over the last week or so I’ve been sending out a lot of copies of On the Verge in preparation for the upcoming blog tour. I’m really looking forward to how people react to this book. It’s a book that Mark Batterson said, “Will make you rethink the way you lead…” Craig Groeschel called it, “pace-setting,” and said it will “change your paradigm.” Check out this video from Alan and Dave in which they discuss these ideas – rethinking, paradigm-shifting ideas.
I just wanted to let all of the Canadian members of theOn the Verge Blog Tour know that your books are shipping today! Because of the recent strike your books had not yet shipped. Glad to hear things are back on the up and up for you all. Look for On the Verge in your mail box soon.
I mentioned yesterday that the Z team recently went to Dallas for some face-to-face time with our publishing partners at Leadership Network and Exponential. After a day of good meetings they took us out for some steak – Texas Style – at Hoffbrau’s Steaks. I’d never had fried pickles until this meal – delicious! After the meal we headed over to Wild Bills Hats and Boots, at which Greg snapped this ridiculous picture of me:
This year the big Z and LN will be releasing two new titles in our Leadership Network Innovation Series: Bridges to Grace and Love Without Walls. You’ll hear more about these books right here in the future, but as Love Without Walls was just announced to the public this week, and because Bridges to Grace just released, I couldn’t help but mention them here:
Which book in the Leadership Network Innovation Series is your favorite?
July 11-15 I’ll be hosting a blog tour for On the Verge: A Journey into the Apostolic Future of the Church by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson. Our blog tour rules are the same as always: 1)
Sign up and agree to posting a review on your blog and on Amazon during the tour week [The blog tour is full. Sorry! Sign up is now closed.] 2) we send you a free copy of On the Verge.
On the Verge is a part of the Exponential Series – a series of books dedicating to telling the reproducing church story. Exponential series books equip church planters with practical steps and innovate ideas to plant churches, and to multiply their ministries. On the Verge casts a prophetic vision for leaders in the church, calling us to return to our apostolic faith with a fresh vision for the future. (read a sample)
Dave and Alan were key speakers at the 2011 Exponential Conference earlier this spring. If you missed the conference, here a clip that gives you a taste of what it means to be “on the verge.”
Sign up here for the blog tour and I’ll send you a book! Also, be sure to follow On the Verge on Twitter!
This week I got to head to the Big D to spend some time with our friends and publishing partners, Leadership Network. They’re located in downtown Dallas. Had we stayed one day longer we would’ve seen the parade for the Dallas Mavericks. But alas, our time in the D was too short…
While we were there we spent time discussing the Exponential Series and the Leadership Network Innovation Series. Our brain trust met in one of the coolest rooms I’ve been in that side of the ’ole Mississip’ – The Innovation Lab.
Complete with slinkies, bean bags, and enough marker boards to supply a thousand elementary schools, The Innovation Lab is truly a unique, creative space. It also included magnetic walls and is connected to a full service kitchen.
(My pictures here really don’t do it justice.) I asked Greg Ligon and Stephanie Plagens to explain what goes on inside the Innovation Lab when they’re not entertaining publishers…and after a short tour they showed me this video. (And perhaps you’ll see more of the lab too…)
Thanks to the LN team for hosting us!