Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mark Driscoll makes deal with Charisma House to publish his next book out October 2018

Driscoll had an announcement of something new coming along.

As of March 6, 2018 Mark Driscoll inked a deal with Charisma House to publish his next book, which will be his first book published through a publisher since his previous book in 2013 (which, if memory serves, was A Call to Resurgence that he was promoting when he had an interview with Janet Mefferd)

Orlando, FL – Mark Driscoll, pastor of The Trinity Church of Scottsdale, Arizona; founder of Mark Driscoll Ministries; and author of over fifteen books, has entered into a new publishing partnership with Charisma House. His book Spirit-Filled Jesus will signify Driscoll’s return to the publishing world after his previous book, in 2013.
The October 2018 trade book immerses readers in the Spirit-filled life of Jesus and invites them to live by the same power of the Holy Spirit. Driscoll proposes that not only should we admire the life of Jesus, but we should also aim to experience the same source of life‐giving power that He did through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I'm not exactly a charismatic or a Pentecostal anymore but if I were I might still ask, "What Mark Driscoll's going to bring to the table in a book of his that Gordon Fee hasn't tackled in the last forty years?"  If I were still Pentecostal I'd suggest you read Gordon Fee over Mark Driscoll, not that you asked, obviously.   
But this has been making some rounds in charismatic publishing.

Driscoll and everyone else may be excited to know that Jessica Johnson's book Biblical Porn should be out by May 2018, giving people about five months or slightly less in which to digest what Johnson has to say about Mark Driscoll and his activities at Mars Hill Church.

We'll get to discussing the Johnson book when it comes out, as previously mentioned. Things are still incubating for discussing Justin Dean's book PR Matters.


Burwell Stark said...

I certainly hope that there will enough scrutiny on "Spirit-Filled Jesus" to prevent another ResultSource style gaming of the NYT best seller system. If true sales numbers can be determined, perhaps any future deals can be precluded.

Additionally, given his well documented (pardon the pun) proclivity to 'borrow' other peoples' thoughts and include them, unsourced, as his own, your mentioning of Fee may be predictive. Maybe Fee is writing this book as well, albeit unknowingly.

Jim said...

rubbish spewing from an intellectual dead zone isn't really appealing.

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

Burwell, I think Mark has enough IP developed from his time at MH that if he's going to recycle he'll recycle his stuff. He's billed himself as a charismatic with a seatbelt in the past. Now perhaps the seatbelt is just officially unbuckled.

it'd be nice if Driscoll had left formal ministry altogether and learned how to be a run of the mill church member but it seems pretty clear that's not what is going to happen.

I'm trying to shift the blog back to being more about the arts and stuff like polyphonic cycles for classical guitar. But former MH people keep committing to doing stuff in the public sphere.

Casabeca said...

I wondered why I just got blocked by MD on Twitter...I see now that Big Opportunities are on his horizon.

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

Not actually on Twitter so ... apparently ... you can't be blocked by someone on Twitter if you're never even on it?