A brief update on the status of my book, Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts.
Pre-order copies are winging on their way even as we speak. I just received my five free author copies today in the mail, and it looks good. The official release date is March 1, and only through February 28 you can buy the book with free shipping from the publisher. Here's the link to the publisher's page. Choose "free shipping" at checkout; it is not the default, so you have to pick it. Since the book itself is an inexpensive paperback, with the free shipping I think it's quite a good deal. I'm told by the publisher that all pre-orders to date have been shipped, so it would be great if we could squeeze in a few more "pre-orders."
From March 1 (the official release date) on, the only way to get free shipping would be through Amazon or a similar outlet, if one met their free shipping policies.
By the time the book went to press, we had accumulated twenty endorsements (by my count) from scholars including, inter alia, Gary Habermas, William Lane Craig, Craig Keener (who wrote a foreword to the book), Craig L. Blomberg, Greg Boyd, J. Warner Wallace (who wrote an afterword).
Sean McDowell has been especially supportive, tweeting the pre-order availability of the book and publishing (just today) an e-interview he did with me on the topic. I'm also excited to announce that the new edition of the apologetics classic Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell will contain a new section on my book on the evidence of undesigned coincidences.
Frank Turek of CrossExamined will be interviewing me next week for his radio show. I'll post when I know the date when that will be airing.
If you are in the Michiana area and want to come on over, Esteemed Husband will be giving an apologetics lecture at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo on the evening of March 28, and I will be doing a book signing afterwards.
It's great to see things moving forward. I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has been so supportive in this project, especially to Tim (without whom I would have known nothing about undesigned coincidences) and my great publishers at DeWard, Nathan Ward and Dan DeGarmo. And, of course, all the endorsers.