You’ve got to love Amazon.co.uk’s publicity department. I just received one of those ‘you might enjoy …’ emails, trying to get me to buy a book for which I am the co-author!
That’s all by way of announcing that my new book, written with Claire Mitchell, will be released in Ireland and the UK on Thursday. It’s called Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture, and it’s published by UCD Press.
This is UCD Press’ description of the book:
Why do some people become more religiously conservative over time, whilst others moderate their views or abandon faith altogether? Drawing on 95 interviews with evangelicals and ex-evangelicals in Northern Ireland, this book explores how religious journeys are shaped by social structures and by individual choices. It tells the stories of pro-life picketers, liberal peace-campaigning ministers, housewives afraid of the devil, students deconstructing their faith and atheists mortified by their religious past. Through hearing everyday stories about love, family, work and health, as well as politics, this book explores the many different worlds of ordinary evangelicals in Northern Ireland and the surprising ways in which their beliefs and practices can change over time. "Evangelical Journeys" is a well written book in a jargon-free style that will make it of interest to general as well as specialist readers.
I’m also really chuffed by the way the cover looks. The image is by Northern Irish artist Tim Millen.
There will be more about this book on the blog soon. In the meantime, you can pre-order the book on Amazon.
For those of you who have kindles, there is a place to click on the Amazon page, and they will pass on the request for a Kindle Edition to the publisher.
The book will be released in the US in September.