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Humbled by these...

Anytime you work hard at something and pour your heart into it, you want people to like it and find it useful.  Well, that said, I've been extremely humbled by what people have said about my newest book, Worlds Apart: Understanding the Mindset and Values of 18-25 Year Olds.
Chuck Bomar gives very keen insight into the minds and hearts of what often can be a confusing generation to try and understand. While some give up or ignore trying to understand them, Chuck is someone who has  served with this age group and has studied and written about them them for many years. I always read everything Chuck writes because he writes with not just his research and experience but out of passion, love and belief in this generation." Dan Kimball, author They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations

"From one of the leading experts on college students, Chuck Bomar, World's Apart gives us a solid, clear and empowering resource for coming alongside these emerging …

brutally honest thoughts...

It was somewhere between 6 to 9 months ago (I think) that I was driving over the Willamette river here in Portland, sadly telling an acquaintance what I believed to be the harsh reality of a manuscript he sent me.  Stephen Lutz had a book he was trying to get published and had sent it to me to review.  At this point he had sent it out to some publishers, but at this point wasn't getting any bites.  Now, from what I've seen, Stephen is a great guy.  But we have only sat down once or twice at a conference or two so it was tough to tell him my honest thoughts about it.  Here is the bottom line of what I said:

From my perspective the sad reality was that "major publishers" would likely not take it on because there wasn't a "large enough market" for the book.  From a national perspective, their perception is the Church just isn't in a place where this would "sell enough units" for them to take it on and unfortunately most don't look at camp…