Karl Barth famously said that preaching should be done with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.  I don’t really disagree, but your book – and my own experience – suggests that, more than the newspaper, we need to pair the Bible with deep attentiveness to the “ordinary.”  Your writing displays the power of that wonderfully. Thank you for taking on the writing task, a labor of love to be sure, but labor nonetheless.