Destined for Joy: An Update

Destined for Joy: The Gospel of Universal Salvation—this is the title for my new book, and the above image has been licensed to appear on the front cover. All the articles for the book have been chosen and have gone through the first editing process. Most of the articles have been revised and in some cases expanded. Some have been combined into a single article, particularly if they were originally part of a series. The Table of Contents is finished. I am presently working on the Introduction. It will be a substantial volume. Once the articles have gone through the second review, we will be ready to send them to a professional to make them publication ready. At that point we will begin a fund-raising campaign to cover expenses. So save up your pennies!

This has entailed a lot of work by both me and Jess Lederman, my editor and publisher. This book would not have gotten off the ground without his efforts and support. There is  still more work to be done, but we can see the finish line. It’s very exciting.

It really looks like Destined for Joy is going to happen, sooner than later. Eclectic Orthodoxy is about to move into immortalized print format. I like to think that this blog has made a modest contribution to the recovery in our day of the apostolic and patristic gospel of Jesus Christ. Evil will be vanquished, and God and will be all in all. Not one child of God will be left behind. This is the good news the Church catholic is called to proclaim.

Thank you for your encouragement and prayers.

Stay tuned!

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19 Responses to Destined for Joy: An Update

  1. Caspar says:

    Is it possible to pre-order this book?

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    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      I imagine it will be possible if the book gets a page on Amazon before the publication. Also, those who contribute money in our fundraising effort will also receive a copy of the book.

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      • +1. I will pre-order this as soon as I can. It will be a happy day to have Father Kimel on the top shelf of my bookshelf (the universalism shelf) next to DBH, Reitan and Kronen, Von Balthasar, Robin Parry, George MacDonald, etc etc. This blog has impacted me disproportionately and I can’t wait to hold the physical magisterial tome 🙂

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  2. Tom says:

    Including an index? Could be helpful.

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    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      I hadn’t even thought of an index. I’ll run it by Jess.

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    • danaames says:

      Yes, an index please. I really love Patitsas’ “The Ethics of Beauty”, and bite my lip every time I wan to find where something is mentioned – no index, and having to leaf through a book that thick is taxing and usually unsuccessful. An index is good for even a thinner book!

      Dana

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  3. Matt Briel says:

    Congratulations! -Matt Briel

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  4. Ben says:

    Are there going to be endorsements from anyone? DBH for example?

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  5. dianelos says:

    Godspeed. Will the title be “Destined for God” or “Destined for Joy”. Both are good, but the latter is more unusual and eye catching I think.

    Will the book include colour pictures of the type you include in this blog? I understand this will increase costs, but, again, it will make the book more attractive.

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    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      “Destined for Joy” will be the title.

      We have decided not to includes photos within the book, precisely to keep costs low. But I agree that such photos would make for a more attractive book

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      • dianelos says:

        I understand including black and white photos does not increase the costs. It’s a compromise but icons help put the reader’s mind in the right state. And being ancient pictures I understand there will be no problem with copyright. But I may be wrong.

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      • dianelos says:

        Here is an alternative idea. As it happens I am kind of a draughtsman, so I could produce line drawings for each of your chapters. Perhaps it’s worth a try. If you send me a typical chapter plus (as an inspiration) the colour photograph you’d have included, I could send you back a drawing. And see where that leads. My email address is dianelos at gmail dot com.

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  6. Fr Aidan Kimel says:

    I’m happy to announce that David Hart will be writing the Preface for the book, and Robin Parry, Brad Jersak, and Thomas Talbott will be writing blurbs for the back cover.

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  7. Fr Aidan Kimel says:

    From my end, all of the revising and editing of the articles is completed, as well as my Introduction and Table of Contents. Jess Lederman, editor and publisher is now pulling them together to be sent to the firm that will put them into publishable form, the artist is creating a cover for the book, and Tom Belt will start indexing the book as soon as the pdf is complete. When all is done, it will be sent to Amazon for publication. I’m not sure exactly when the book will be published. Hopefully by end of Summer or early Fall. I’m excited and so very grateful to all who made this possible.

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