On Tuesday, I have my second book releasing in the same month. Not only is that unusual for an author, but the first, Hazel Creek: A Novel, was dedicated to my daughter, Kate, while the second, The Ultimate Guys’ Body Book: Not-so-studid questions about your body, is dedicated to my son, Scott:
Here’s a review of the book from Booklist:
This book provides a summary, from an evangelical Christian perspective, of the many changes wrought by adolescence on boys. Topics are covered in a question-and-answer format, each spanning 3-5 pages, thereby making the information easily digestible for kids.
Subjects covered include acne, tattoos, piercings, differences in body types, and a host of sexual issues. In many ways, the answers provided are similar to the information in manuals that approach the subject from a secular perspective, and the author adopts the reassuring avuncular tone common to these books. Supporting Bible verses are frequently quoted and topics such as homosexuality, venereal disease, and the use of contraceptives are not mentioned.
The black-and-white illustrations, featuring gawky boys with quizzical or mock-terrified looks on their faces, help to keep things light. No index is included, but the short chapters can quickly be scanned in the table of contents. Parents and boys, who prefer to approach these topics from an evangelical Christian point-of-view, will find this useful.
Here are some ways you can help me get the word out on this book:
BUY THE BOOK.
Tuesday, March 20, order a copy. It’s available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors … as well as Kindle, Nook, etc. If you’ve ever enjoyed all the free blogging I do, this is a way you can say thanks.
BUY A BUNCH OF COPIES FOR OTHERS
If you have access to a large group of people: company, school, criminal concern, buy 50 or 100 or more.
REVIEW THE BOOK ON AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE, CHRISTIANBOOK.COM, AND SIMON AND SCHUESTER
Preferably with five stars. People on-line read what other people on talk about. Be a leader.
SPREAD WORD OF THE BOOK
Please mention the book right now on your FaceBook page, in your blog, via email or newsletter. Ask your friends to buy the book. They can pre-order it here.
Thanks SO much, everyone.