Links I Like

What Makes a Book Proposal Catch a Publisher’s Eye?

Barnabas Piper:

…what is it that makes a proposal work? Usually nothing in the proposal itself. The most perfectly written proposal is nothing but a dinner salad before the meal. What matters is the writing sample you send, the sample chapters from your proposed work. If you want to catch the publisher’s eye write good chapters. Many book acquirers will initially skip the proposal altogether and get straight to the writing. Why eat the rabbit food when the steak is served?

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Working from Home

Trevin Wax on a subject I’ll be adding my two cents on in a week or so:

There’s no doubt many Millennials expect to work off-site. I’ve talked to a number of people about job openings at LifeWay, only to find that relocation is sometimes an instant deal breaker. I’ve also talked to organizations that tout the “work-from-home” model as one of the best reasons to work there.

But I have serious reservations about the new model.

Sexual Sanity for Men

Sexual Sanity for Men: Re-Creating Your Mind in a Crazy Culture by David White is on sale at WTS Books for $10 (44% of cover price) until October 6th. You can also download a free Leader’s Guide for small group discussion free until the 6th.

The Puritans Are Not That Precious

Thabiti Anyabwile:

Spats in the blogosphere have become commonplace. Many times we lament these exchanges, particularly when the participants seem to lose Christian perspective, preferring to demean rather than edify. But sometimes the rapid-fire exchanges become more creative than truly combative, more illuminating than isolating, like battle rap for blog geeks.