For those of you who might be interested, below is the current table of contents of the book that I am working on. If you navigate to my 'Current Projects' section of the website, you can also find this table of contents with the chapter summaries. These are basically one or two paragraphs summarizing each chapter in a nutshell, and it will give you a good feel for the book. Then, as you will see, you can also download the introduction to the book as well as three complete chapters.
Table of Contents
1. The stories we find ourselves in
2. Recognizing our place in God’s ongoing story
2.1 Clearing up the confusion
2.2 Leaving the house to find a home
2.3 Responding to the involvement of God within our lives
2.4 Perfecting the art of doing nothing
2.5 Where does the Bible fit into the ongoing story of God?
2.6 Vocation: Giving expression to the involvement of God within our lives
2.7 Where I find my heaven
3. Accepting our place in God’s ongoing story
3.1 The tension between who I am and who God is calling me to be
3.2 I want to follow Jesus but...
3.3 Why I want to kill myself and why I am not going to
3.4 Surrender means accepting God’s way of doing things
3.5 Faith: The best way of life possible
3.6 The same God who says “follow Me” is the same God who says “I will take care of you”
4. Celebrating our place in God’s ongoing story
4.1 Joy is the serious business of heaven
4.2 Celebrating my oddity
4.3 Celebrating the present moment
4.4 Surrounding ourselves with people who celebrate our lives
4.5 Celebrating a friendship with Jesus
4.6 Alive in His world that knows no end
5. The story that beckons us
This is the final format of the book that I will send off to the consultants in America. As I have learned by now, a lot can still change and probably will before we agree on the final format for possible publication. Nonetheless, this is the current state of affairs. Your comments, questions and constructive criticism are most welcome.