I’m excited to have such a great resource to share with you this week. A personal friend who happens to be a phenominal Biblical teacher and engaging writer started a blog this summer talking about… well…
because dating happens…and it doesn’t have to be horrible
Who would have thought there could be so much good and practical advice on the topic? Here’s the scoop from the author, Matt Lantz:
My friends, my students, and now even my wife have all told me that I should take the time to write down my philosophy on dating and publish them into a book.
The publishing part, I mean. Who wants to bare their sole in a manuscript only to send it off to a publisher to get torn apart or, more likely, thrown into the trash can? Even if it did get picked up, it would take forever to get published and then money would be involved, contracts, obligations, deadlines… yuck.
Then, one of my friends suggested that I should write the book via a blog instead of publishing it into a book. A blook? Now that sounds way more intriguing to me. Not only could my posts be media rich (video clips, links to other materials, etc.), but they could also be interactive. Readers will be able to watch the book take shape and participate in the chapters that are produced by leaving comments and engaging with the author as the book is being written.
So, that’s what we have here. This will be a blook (?) about dating. Each week I will make a post and categorize it into one of the ‘chapters’ of the book (see the navigation on the sidebar). Since there will be multiple posts per chapter, the title of each post will begin with a number: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and so on. So, even if you’re finding this site after the book has been written, you can easily go back to the beginning of the book and read from the start.
Obviously I’m publishing my thoughts here for free – mostly because that’s how they came to me. If you would like to reproduce or distribute my thoughts, please feel free to do so, but please do not change my words or make other people pay for them. In whatever reproductions you make, please include the following statement and include a link to this website: © Matt Lantz, 2011 | www.matthewdlantz.com
You hooked yet? You should be!
And then you should get your sweet self over to http://thedatingblook.wordpress.com/. Read, follow, jump in on the discussion.