Well, the day has come and the book is shipping. As you can see from this photo to the left, I received my copy of Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis yesterday and was delighted to hear from so many friends that they’ve received email notifications from Amazon.com that their pre-ordered books were shipped or scheduled to ship shortly. Many people have asked about Kindle and Nook versions of the book and I’ve been told by my publisher that those editions are forthcoming and should be available very soon. These large booksellers, Amazon and B&N, take a long time to update their digital storefronts and have all the options available. Be patient, it will arrive shortly — in the meantime, if you’re eager to check out the book, pick up a hard copy for one of the insanely low prices that these booksellers are discounting the new book!  Amazon.com is offering it for 33% off the retail price and now so is B&N (although yesterday, for a short time, they were selling it at the awesome 40% off price of $8.80, that seems to have ended).

Here are links to where you can buy the book and pre-order the audio version!

Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis [Amazon.com]

Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis [B&N.com]

Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis [Franciscan Media/SAMP]

Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis [Online Catholic Store]

…and from your local independent and Christian bookstores (if they don’t carry it, ask for it!)

It is exciting to have the book on its way to so many folks, I look forward to hearing what you think about it. I should also say that I have very little shame in promoting the sale of this book and encourage you to do likewise. Purchasing this book is a great way to support the Franciscan friars. All the royalties (what little the author gets, and other authors can relate to that reality) go to Holy Name Province and supports the ministry and community of friars on the East Coast, while the rest of the profit goes to St. Anthony Messenger Press/Franciscan Media, the publishers of the book, which is a non-profit Catholic book publisher founded by and maintained as a ministry of the Cincinnati Province of Franciscan friars. So it’s a great way to share the gift of Franciscan spirituality and support the good work of Franciscans in the US.

I’m off tomorrow to Cincinnati for a couple days in a recording studio to record the audio version of the book — more details to come on that trip!  Peace and good!

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