There are, of course, many reasons why one would want to write, but here are just two . . .
1. The Bridge, a community church in Hinckley, Leicestershire, have just finished a series of talks and discussions based around my latest book, A Permanent Becoming. What an inspiration to see how my work can be adopted and adapted by others, and what a privilege to be part of the ongoing discipleship of people who live hundreds of miles from me.
2. I had coffee with the writer and editor, Alison Hull, the other week. I asked if she had read my book, ‘Well,’ she said, ‘I did have a copy but I gave it to someone on a train after we got in a conversation about God.’ To think that someone, somewhere, who I have never met, may be coming to Christ because they are reading something I’ve written, makes all the hassle and the slog – and the poor royality cheques – worth it.