Back in the day, I did quite of bit of writing. I have written about 6 books (4 as a type of “ghost-writer”). I have also written numerous articles, study guides, curriculums, bible studies, sermons, and opinion pieces for local newspapers. Lately, however, I have not written a lot. I hope that changes in 2018. (I also hope to blog more.)
I’ve got a couple of books floating around in my head. One, that I am actually working on, is titled Act Healthy, with a subtitle of “Healthy Church Principles from the Book of Acts.”
Another book I am thinking about writing has a working title of An Evangelicals Guide to Social Justice. I think this could be an important book. The idea is to look at social justice through the lenses of a conservative theology mixed with a more progressive sociology. Below are some bullet points I would like to flesh out in this book:
- A history of social justice – The Social Gospel vs. an Individual Gospel.
- What is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God?
- What does it mean to pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth…?”
- Playing offense is, at times, offensive – The meaning of being the “salt of the earth.”
- Whose afraid of the big-bad wolf – Why are evangelicals afraid of the social Gospel.
- How the Church became irrelevant – a look at the “new deal” and it’s impact on our influence.
- A biblical definition of social justice
- The role of social justice throughout church history.
- What does it mean to be pro-life?
- The church’s role in the public square.
- Issues like gentrification, mass incarceration, gender equality, sexual orientation, racism, economic injustice, politics, the death penalty, environmentalism, immigration, human trafficking, community development, homelessness, affordable housing, etc…
Remember, this is in the early stages, and I have a ton of research to do, but what do you think about a book like that? What resources do you recommend?
What would you like to see in this type of book?
Do you know a publisher, or an agent, that would be interested in this project?