A Beginner’s Guide to Heaven descends to earthly bookstores this June. Unsolicited Press, a small and amazing press based out of Portland, Oregon, has been shepherding the book.
A Beginner’s Guide to Heaven is not so much concerned with moving earth towards heaven, as it is with yanking heaven to earth. Even amidst our haste, failures, distractions, and worries, it’s all within reach. The poems invite us to see the mystery in the every day, and revel in the wonders of such things as moths, dandelions, dogs, and beer.
These poems serve as a gateway to the inner journey. They remind us we are one holy family cut from the same cloth, spiritual explorers of this beautiful, broken world. This collection urges us to pay attention and get to work, “while we still have time to build.”
If you live in Michigan (or you enjoy driving across the country), stop by Texas Corners Brewing Company on Monday, June 10th from 4:30-6 p.m. and celebrate the book launch with us! I can’t think of a better place to celebrate the arrival of A Beginner’s Guide to Heaven than at Texas Corners Brewing Company, a former church turned farm-to-table restaurant that serves up some heavenly (and devilish) craft beers and ciders. Books will be available for purchase from Michigan News Agency.
Whether you think you’re ready or not, heaven is ready for you.