Tuesday, February 08, 2005

a wierd joy

Just got my first email from someone;
who I have never met,
who has brought my book,
who found it helpful,
and who was asking me mission questions – how to connect with their poorer, multi-ethnic community.

It is such a joy for me to know that the result of reading my book was thinking about mission and finding God in spaces new and other. Yeeha!

Posted by steve at 01:30 PM


  1. So, what was wierd about it?

    I can see the joy, I suppose it IS wierd that such things can still happen in the print world… But does that make the delights of two way communication wierd?

    Comment by tim — February 8, 2005 @ 4:18 pm

  2. wierd cos
    – the book is only just out and its hard to imagine anyone has read it yet:)

    Comment by steve — February 8, 2005 @ 9:39 pm

  3. and I also find it wierd that a person i have never met, from another country, would want to engage with my work … i’m just a little kiwi who enjoys talking with my mates.

    Comment by steve — February 8, 2005 @ 9:41 pm

  4. Congrats Steve. It’s the best compliment a reader can give a writer. To make the effort to move from reading the piece to dialoging with the author. Those sort of readers are givers, not just consumers.
    It sometimes happens in digital publishing, but less so in printed works. Well done!

    Comment by Kel — February 11, 2005 @ 12:30 pm

  5. That’s really sweet Kel. Thanks.

    Comment by steve — February 11, 2005 @ 8:12 pm

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