Blogging My Book – Ahead… ahead of schedule!!!

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My 3rd book is less autobiographical, not so academic, but theological. It is…

Well… this is ONLY a working, raw, rough draft of the description.

Much like the Book of Revelation, Watts aims to pull his readers into a deeper spirituality.  Drawing from the rich well of Christianity mystics and theologians from across the ecumenical experience, Watts uses the Apocalypse, the most misunderstood book in the Christian canon, to build a series of prayers and devotions aimed at increasing what he calls the contemplative unity and the certain unity between the individual and Christ.

Each chapter of Revelation is considered, explored, and finally used as a basis to draft prayers. Added to this is an application commentary, exploring ancient liturgical practices similar to the scenes in Revelation while looking at Revelation in a mystical manner.

The deadline is 1 Nov for the manuscript to the publisher. This is leaving me four solid weeks to seek endorsers, refine, refine, and refine.

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Post By Joel Watts (9,927 Posts)

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, working on the use of Deuteronomy in the Fourth Gospel. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

Website: → Unsettled Christianity


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