January 21, 2012

Why I've been so silent . . .

I have been even more silent than normal here on the blog. I haven't posted any reviews in over a month. So I thought I would offer a little explanation and update. It's been a busy New Year. I am excited to report a that I've taken a new job, as an editor at Baker Publishing Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan (one of the four major Christian publishers headquartered within a few miles of each other here in Grand Rapids: Baker, Zondervan, Eerdmans, and Kregel; and they have book stores!). I have been at Baker two weeks now, where I am working on what they call "trade reference" books, which are academically inclined references that are meant for a wider "trade" audience. It has been a blast to get my hands on two new commentaries, among other projects. I love my job, and I am excited to be back in the publishing world full time. And working for such an outstanding company like Baker, and one that publishes so many of the great theology and Biblical-studies books that I love to read, is a huge bonus. So the last weeks have involved moving myself from Minnesota out here to Michigan, looking for a house to rent, getting those arrangements finalized, all on top of starting a new job, and now preparing for my family to come out here tomorrow in preparation for moving into the new house on Monday. So needles to say, I've had a few things on my plate. I am also spending a little time reevaluating my book-reviewing habit now that I am an employee of a major Christian publisher, as that might have implications for what and how I review. So more to come on that later, though I'll certainly be continuing to review in some form. So blessings to you all in this new year; I am excited for things to come.

1 comment:

matthew said...

Hey great to hear - congratulations!