Archive for April, 2011

26th April
written by Alden

The Gospel Uncensored will be featured at the WestBow Press booth at the 2001 International Christian Retail Show Book Gallery (that’s quite a catchy name…), to be held in Atlanta on July 10-13. I wish I could go, but at least my book will be there. Besides being featured on their table, it will also be featured in their promotional handouts at the convention.

The “Show” is the largest gathering of independent Christan retailers in the world, it also draws large chain buyers, distributors, and other important folks. Hopefully one or two of them will notice The Gospel Uncensored.

As much as I dislike the commercial end of preaching the gospel, the fact remains that people won’t read the book if they don’t know about it. And while I don’t mind giving books away (of which I’ve done a lot), it would be nice to sell a few more.

As the day approaches, I’ll post reminders here and on Facebook so those who are so inclined can pray that the right people notice the book (the right people being those who will place large orders…).

19th April
written by Alden

The Gospel Uncensored is currently available in softcover, hardcover and Kindle editions at  If you would like to order from Amazon, there’s a link in the right column; if you click that link through to Amazon, I get a small commission from Amazon.  Every little bit helps.

Also available at and, and you may also order directly from the publisher, WestBow Press.

For information on bulk and vendor discounts (including churches and non-profits), check here or call WestBow’s Customer Service Dept. at 1.866.928.1240.

The Gospel Uncensored is also now available in most major eBook formats:

Or, you should be able to order the book through your local bookstore, as it is available from all major distributors.

1st April
written by Alden

Michael Spencer was known as the Internet Monk—one of the early Christian bloggers. He died a year ago (April 5, 2010) of cancer. (He wasn’t a real monk—I think he was Southern Baptist…)

The blog carries on, occasionally reposting some classic Michael Spencer posts. Today, one of the current contributors, Jeff Dunn, creates a pseudo-interview with Spencer by using quotes from a few of his writings, on the topic of grace.

A small tidbit:

What you can do, not what God has done, is the great theme of most of what is published and recorded in the evangelical world. Grace writers and poets stand out like lighthouses in a sea of mediocre legalism and do-it-yourself religion. Grace is an endangered species, and we all need to celebrate and promote any writer who truly, passionately communicates grace. This isn’t a matter of theological labels. We can quibble about the footnotes some other time. No matter who they are, when they wrote or where you find them, applaud, buy and give away the grace writers and artists. The beauty of what they are saying needs to be heard in a church choking on legalism, moralism and timidity about the Gospel.

This is why we wrote The Gospel Uncensored.

Read the entire IM post here.