This is the final week before we deliver the book to the publisher on Friday. And I thought it would be fun to give you, my loyal blog readers out there, a chance to help us out.
The working title of the book is “Make church Matter.” The lower case “c” is intentional as a designation for parish church as opposed to “Church” as in Universal Church. The working sub title is “Growing Healthy Catholic Parishes.”
While we’re yet sure what we think the title should be we know what we want it to do. It needs to be a little off beat, a little unexpected and little different. It can even be edgy (just a little). People should look at the title and say “Is this a Catholic book?” the same way they come to Nativity and ask, “Is this a Catholic church?”
The right title will definitely suggest that this book could be helpful to you if you’re interested in or concerned about the project of your parish. Maybe even hinting that things are not going so well in most churches these says, and maybe we can do something about that.
We are open to suggestions and interested in your opinion. You can vote on the side bar on the left hand of the blog. You can also post your own suggestions in the comment section below. We’ll be sure and let you know what we learn from you.