Thanks to a few Holy Spirit-inspired connections, I came to the attention of the United Methodist Publishing House at the end of 2009. They blessed me with the opportunity to write books for them. I’ve written two so far, and here they are. (Both are published by Abingdon Press.)
When the newly ordained Episcopal priest Rev. Calvin Harper arrives in Victory, West Virginia, to be the pastor at an ailing parish, he has no idea how much he still has to learn about being a priest. Thankfully, Ruby Redding takes the young man under her wing and teaches him everything she has learned throughout her long, storied life. Seminary never taught Calvin that the only true way to be a witness to God’s presence in this world is to remain in relationships with people no matter what life throws at them. His studies never taught him that detachment is the bane of ministry. He never learned that deep grief comes only from deep love. But in his first year in Victory, Calvin learns all this and more from Ruby, a woman so full of God’s light that it can’t help but spill onto the people around her.
Letters from Ruby is out now! Order it online or from your local bookstore!
This time in our society is unlike any other. People communicate daily without ever having to speak face to face, news breaks around the world in a matter of seconds, and favorite TV shows can be viewed at our convenience. We are, simultaneously, a people of connection and isolation. As Christians, how do we view our faith and personal ministry in this culture? Adam Thomas invites you to explore this question using his unique, personal, and often humorous insight. Thomas notes, “[The Internet] has added a new dimension to our lives; we are physical, emotional, spiritual, and now virtual people. But I believe that God continues to move through every facet of our existence, and that makes us new kinds of followers. We are digital disciples.”
“I gain renewed hope for the future by looking at a new generation of emerging Christian leaders like Adam Thomas.”
–Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity
“Digital Disciple is a new kind of pastor’s sermon to a new kind of flock. Go ahead and tweet your friends: GOT 2 READ THIS.” –Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author, speaker and new monastic
“Bright, innovative, perceptive, eloquent, and imaginative — Adam Thomas is all that and more, as you will see in the pages of his dynamic book.” –James W. Moore, author of How God Takes Our Little & Makes it Much