Bestselling First Book: Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

My book, Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night, was released October 3, 2011 and became an international bestseller on Amazon on November 2. A second edition, with enhance study materials, was released in 2013. You can click here to read more. Or  listen to the Beatles song, Blackbird, after which the book was titled.

On August 8, 2011 I was interviewed about my book and the experience behind it on “Relationships 101,” with Host Dr. Beth Erickson. You can  click here to listen to the entire interview or here to listen to an excerpt.

Anyone who has ever asked, ‘Where are you God?’ knows what it means to search in vain for God’s presence, power, and guidance. Can God be found? Can God be trusted? Is God even real?

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night invites the reader into a pastor’s conversations with a Silent God. Imagine a pastor, plagued by doubts, who’s willing to invite spiritual seekers and skeptics into his private struggles of faith; who avoids pat answers and churchy language while wrestling with questions about God, identity, purpose, and calling; who experiences what seems like the silence of heaven but, instead of giving up, plunges into an experiment that reawakens his relationship with God and clarifies his life direction.

The religion/spirituality sections of bookstores are lined with ‘sure fire’ formulas for knowing God; but, as many of us can attest, relationship with God defies foolproof steps and easy answers. What sets this book apart is the way it folds the elements of memoir into an actual experiment in spirituality, offering a realistic, yet hopeful alternative for those who have experienced disappointment in their pursuit of God. Sometimes raw, always honest, and ultimately hopeful, Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night shows that often times, the journey is the destination in disguise.


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