April 1, 2020

Update From The Publisher

Occasionally I need to step out from behind the publisher’s desk and visit with those who matter the most: you all, our readers. Well, I don’t actually sit behind a desk, unless you count the table I often commandeer at Cafe Fusion in Tulsa my desk. But I think you know what I mean. I wanted to catch you up on a few things that are happening behind the scenes–and out in front–here at the Internet Monk.

Michael Spencer’s book, Mere Churchianity, is set to release in less than a month. I confirmed with Michael’s editor today that the eBook version will be available on June 1, with the printed book shipping on June 15. For those of you with eBook readers, you can read the complete book starting June 1. I have been involved with this book since word one, and it is fantastic. Ron Lee, the Waterbrook editor who has been with this project from the beginning, says he has never worked on a better or more important book. And as Ron is considered one of the best editors in the business, that really says a lot. Order your copy today.

We are being very, very cautious about introducing new writers to the community. Chaplain Mike is doing the lion’s share of the writing, and rightly so. He has the heart and mind needed to address the issues we want to wrestle with here at iMonk. But Chaplain Mike is stuck with only 24 hours in a day like the rest of us, thus we do need some help. That is why Lisa Dye, Damaris Zehner, Mike Bell, Adam Palmer and Joe Spann will be heard from time-to-time. These are all writers whom Chaplain Mike and I know personally. We oversee the topics they write on, and edit them carefully before we post them. So know that we have your interests in mind before we post any essay.

Your comments are a very important part of the community and the wrestling process. Know that the essays that are posted are not inspired scripture–we are fallible writers, human beings (for the most part) who struggle in the dark much of the time, just like you. We do not mind being corrected or questioned, but we don’t care to have sticks and stones tossed our way. So please, comment frequently, but be sure to treat others as you would like to be treated. (Seems I have heard that somewhere before…)

Podcasts and Liturgical Gangstas are on their way. Stay tuned…

This site is published by Electric Moon Publishing. I am the president and publisher, but have three incredible partners who, for some strange reason, would like us to make money from this venture. And those who work so tirelessly to keep it going wouldn’t mind a bone tossed their way once in a while either. (No one involved with Internet Monk is drawing a salary or even getting a spiff at this time. We are all doing it without compensation.) So we will be adding some features to the site to help bring in revenue. You will be seeing more adds on the side in the future. Feel free to visit those advertisers, but you will never feel pressure from us to buy. Do as you like.

We do ask that if you are interested in a book or other product we review, please click through the link provided in the post or on that page. That will take you where you can buy the produce directly, and part of the proceeds will be commissioned to Internet Monk. (These links will be active in the next day or so. Thanks for your patience as well sort through some technical issues.) Soon we will have a resources page where you can find all the products that are reviewed here, as well as other fiction and non-fiction titles.

And, as always, we welcome your donation to Internet Monk. Even sharing five dollars every month or so can make a huge difference. There is a PayPal link on our front page you can use for this.

I want to mention once again a fun event we have scheduled for Sunday, June 13–the first annual Day at the Reds. We are doing this to honor Michael Spencer–a huge Reds fan–and to have fun getting to know each other. Email me (jeff@emoonpublishing.com) by June 1 if you want to be included.

Well, I think that is about it in the update department. I love getting your emails about how much you enjoy being a part of our family. Keep them coming. Pray for us often. Continue to read and comment often. And tell your friends to become a part of the iMonk community. We are not We without You.

Comments

  1. thanks for all your work! God bless

  2. Headless Unicorn Guy says

    Your comments are a very important part of the community and the wrestling process. Know that the essays that are posted are not inspired scripture–we are fallible writers, human beings (for the most part) who struggle in the dark much of the time, just like you.

    Though many of the essays still qualify as Wisdom Literature.