Everything you read today about blogging, writing, creating, and marketing indicates the need to make it easier to read. You are supposed to make it easy to scroll your way through and get to 5 easy steps, 7 reasons why, or some other form of bulleted lists. My book, Beneath Broken Machines (hopefully releasing in Fall 2016) has no bullet points or lists, and here is why.
I realize our culture's attention span fades each moment of each day, but there is something to be said for story and heart-engagement. Our minds are actually capable of so much more than we give them credit for. Most of the books I am seeing these days have enormous margins, and a ton of bullet point lists for you to easily skim to. I really hope you don't skim through my book, because if you do, 1, you will read next to nothing because there are no bold subtitles or quippy lists for you to skim to, and 2. I really hope you will engage the heart of the project. Wrap yourself in the message instead of looking for the easy way out each chapter.
While there are no bullet points, Beneath Broken Machines does have a message I believe you may need to hear. I am more and more convinced that God has something to say in the words He gave me to write. This book is for you if you life has beaten you down to a point where you wonder if God has anything to say for Himself. I believe He does, and that message is to say, "My heart is still for you. My love has always been for you, and if you will come meet me here, I will love all that hell out of you."
Don't fly over my book and miss that message in trees, because there will be no other stopping points along the way. You are smarter than the disengaged others who need bullet points and lists to take hold of a simple message.
I cannot wait for you to read it.