Just popping in with a brief update on things. So, it’s been a few weeks since Inner Anarchy has been released. The responses span the full spectrum, including the accusation of being a cult leader and likened to David Koresh and Jim Jones.
What’s been particularly interesting is how the book is getting around the globe. This morning I received an email from someone who runs an outdoors adventure lodge in New Zealand. One of the river guides got the book and is passing it around to his friends there. Currently Inner Anarchy is being translated into French, Slovak, and Portuguese. The Inner Anarchy Facebook Group has folks from all over the world, which makes it especially meaningful and lots of fun. I’m focusing quite a bit on that group. The plan is to develop and expand it in some different ways. Anyone can be in the group. The only prerequisite is that you’ve read Inner Anarchy, and feel comfortable with the content. The group isn’t about arguing and debating theology, and more about supporting one another in true togetherness and the kind of inner anarchy I talk about in the book.
I’ve been in conversations with folks who are humanists and Atheists, and we are finding lots of common ground to discuss and ponder. To be honest, in many ways I connect with these folks better than most because they are not all hung up in religion, and tend to be more free and independent thinking types. One thing I’m finding is that most of the world understands Jesus only through the lens of the Christian religion. In most cases this is quite unfortunate for Jesus and the world. Inner Anarchy offers a very different picture of Jesus that I believe matters for the whole world and our current situation, whatever your religious tradition or no belief in “God” at all.
I was asked to participate in a new/different social media platform that is currently in its beta testing phase. I’m really liking the idea behind it and how it’s working. It’s related to my friends over at TED.
I would say give Inner Anarchy a chance. I know the book has been the center of much controversy but I want to ask you to read it with an open heart and mind, and see what you come up with. It’s available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.
The Inner Anarchy Group is a “secret” group on Facebook. If you read it, and want to be in the group, send me an email or private FB message, and include your regular email address so I can send the invite.
Here are a few posts about the book you might find useful: