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Blog Outreach Report

For the Period November 18, 2008 to Present
Last Updated: December 1, 2008

The Ancient Practice Series

FINDING OUR WAY AGAIN:

The Return of the Ancient Practices

by Brian McLaren

and

IN CONSTANT PRAYER

by Robert Benson


Published by Thomas Nelson

About Your Report:

Your Blog Outreach Campaign involves several activities to bring your information to the attention of the media and influential bloggers. Each day, we seek to make at least three connections, including posting comments to related news stories, pitching the authors of related news stories, posting comments to blogs in your subject area, and pitching blogmasters of those blogs. This report tracks our efforts. Please check back for updates throughout the campaign.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Blog Name: On Faith
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith
Published by The Washington Post

Contact:
Caryle Murphy
Staff Writer
On Faith
The Washington Post
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, News
Notes: Washington Post's religion blog. 9/5/08 post by Brian McLaren. Caryle Murphy has written about McLaren before at On Faith.

Tracking:
10/15/08: SOK pitched Caryle Murphy.


Blog Name: Christianity Today LiveBlog
http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/

Contact:
David Neff
Editor-in-Chief
Books & Culture
Christianity Today
<removed for privacy>
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Book Reviews
Notes: "A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction." David Neff is executive editor of Books & Culture and an editorial vice-president of Christianity Today International. Before arriving at CTI in 1985, David served as editor of HIS magazine, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's now defunct periodical for college and university students. "My position at CT allows me to see and hear a lot of wonderful things that are happening in the name of religion," says David. "If you listen only to the general media, and feed on stereotypes, you would think religion is, in the main, damaging our society. From where I sit, I know better."

Tracking:
10/15/08: SOK pitched David Neff.

10/16/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again " and "In Constant Prayer." Comments: " I would like to see copies of these books for other venues where I write: the Ancient Evangelical Future blog (devoted to extending the ancient-future legacy of Robert Webber), the Christian History website, and the about-to-be-launched stonebridgeinstitute.org, a worship-oriented website for which I will be serving as one of the top editorial advisers. Thanks. I look forward to seeing these titles."


Blog Name: Christianity Today Books & Culture
http://www.christianitytoday.com/books/

Contact:
John Wilson
Editor
Books & Culture
Christianity Today
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.christianitytoday.com/books/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Religion, Book Reviews
Notes: "A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction." John Wilson is Editor of Books & Culture and Editor-at Large for Christianity Today magazine.

Tracking:
10/15/08: SOK pitched John Wilson.

10/17/08: Wilson responded. Comments: "Thanks much. I've already seen these. All best, John."


Thursday, October 16, 2008


Blog Name: Articles on Faith
http://timescolumns.typepad.com/gledhill/
Published by Times Online (U.K.)

Contact:
Ruth Gledhill
Religion Correspondent
Articles of Faith
Times Online
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://timescolumns.typepad.com/gledhill/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, News
Notes: Ruth Gledhill is The Times Religion Correspondent. "Articles of Faith" is a diary by Ruth Gledhill with comment about religious affairs at home and abroad, and about reporting religion for The Times.

Tracking:
10/16/08: SOK pitched Ruth Gledhill.


Blog Name: Theological Thought
http://theologicalthinking.com/

Contact:
Ken Archer
Theological Thought
Washington, DC
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://theologicalthinking.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Book Reviews
Notes: Popular blog on Theological Thought and philosophy. Includes many book reviews (religion ranging from Christian to esoteric) and a link to Brian McLaren's blog. "Ken Archer: I live with my wife, Veronika, and cat, Piglet, in Washington DC. My primary interest is the history of theological thought. I studied philosophy at Tufts (under Robert Devigne) and am a part-time graduate student in philosophy at Catholic University. I dialogue about this at my blog, www.theologicalthought.com. I read a lot of philosophy and theology books (favorites include Friedrich Schleiermacher, Brian McLaren and Dallas Willard). I also direct software development as VP of Engineering at a telecom information services company I founded (www.telogical.com) in 2000 with a friend of mine (Gray Somerville)."

Tracking:
10/16/08: SOK pitched Ken Archer.


Blog Name: Christians in the Arts
http://christiansinthearts.blogspot.com/

Contact:
LeAnne Benfield Martin
Christians in the Arts
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://christiansinthearts.blogspot.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Christian
Notes: Blog is written by LeAnne Benfield Martin (speaker/writer); contains an interview with Robert Benson.

Tracking:
10/16/08: SOK pitched LeAnne Benfield Martin.


Friday, October 17, 2008


Blog Name: Religion News Blog
http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnsblog
Published by Religious News Service, an Advance/Newhouse Company.

Contact:
Daniel Burke
Adelle M. Banks
Kevin Eckstrom, Editor
Claudia Sans Werner, Business Manager
Religion News Blog
Religious News Service
<removed for privacy>
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnsblog
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, News
Notes: Religion News Service (RNS) is an Advance Publications/Newhouse News Service company.

Tracking:
10/17/08: SOK pitched Daniel Burke, Adelle M. Banks, Kevin Eckstrom, Claudia Sans Werner. All four contacts write weekly on the RNS Blog.


Blog Name: The Idea Club
http://www.usatoday.com/ideaclub/
USA Today's Religion & Spirituality Blog

Contact:
Name: Cathy Lynn Grossman
The Idea Club
USA Today
<removed for privacy>
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.usatoday.com/ideaclub/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Ethics
Notes: "Discussions on spiritual, religious and ethical issues in the news." "About Me: My beat is spirituality, religion and ethics -- topics that have fascinated me during my 36-year-career. These questions prompted me to start the Idea Club blog. Every week we post a new question at usatoday.com/news/religion. In truth, it's more like 3 to 5 questions related to one topic -- as one of you sharp-eyed readers pointed out. It's a family habit. I'm sure my final words will be, "Wait, I have a follow-up question!"

Tracking:
10/17/08: SOK pitched Cathy Lynn Grossman.


Site Name:Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)
http://www.csee.org/

Contact:
David Streight
Executive Director
Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)
<removed for privacy>
Portland, Oregon 97280
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.csee.org/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Ethics
Notes: "David Streight is a nationally certified school psychologist with three decades of experience teaching in religiously affiliated, and non-affiliated, schools. His teaching has included courses on Christianity, eastern religions, Islam, mysticism, ethics, and love. He is a co-founder of Religious Studies in Secondary Schools, and the translator of a half-dozen books for academic presses on subjects in the fields of religion and philosophy. David spent two years as host to the teacher's section of the PBS Web site for Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and is a Practice Advisor for the Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence for Search Institute.

Tracking:
10/17/08: SOK pitched David Streight.

10/17/08:Requested "Finding Our Way Again " and "In Constant Prayer." Comments: "Send them along and we'll see if they fit with what we are doing. Best address would be to my attention at CSEE."


Monday, October 20, 2008


Show Name: PBS Religion & Ethics
http://www.pbs.org/religion

Contact:
Patti Jette Hanley, Producer
Kim Lawton, Managing Editor
Religion & Ethics
Thirteen/WNET New York
<removed for privacy>
New York NY 10001-2605
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.pbs.org/religion
Category: TV Show
Topics: Religion, Ethics
Notes: "For over a decade, the PBS public affairs show, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY, hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy and produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, has been providing distinctive, cutting-edge coverage and analysis of the religious and ethical dimensions of significant national and international news."

Tracking:
10/20/08: SOK pitched P.J. Hanley and Kim Lawton.


Blog Name: Religion & Ethics Newsletter
http://www.pbs.org/religion

Contact:
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
<removed for privacy>
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.pbs.org/religion
Category: Web Site
Topics: Religion, Ethics
Notes: Companion web site for the PBS series, "Religion & Ethics," produced by WNET.

Tracking:
10/20/08: SOK pitched Webmaster.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Blog Name: Faithful Progressive
http://faithfulprogressive.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Blogmaster
Faithful Progressive
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://faithfulprogressive.blogspot.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Liberal
Notes: "Religion Politics & Culture from a faithful and progressive voice."

Tracking:
10/21/08: SOK pitched blogmaster.


Blog Name: Christian Alliance for Progress
http://www.christianalliance.org/

Contact:
Brother Damien
Community Forum
Christian Alliance for Progress
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.christianalliance.org/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Ethics
Notes: "The Christian Alliance for Progress is a national movement to reclaim Christianity and change this current political picture. Members in the movement want to restore core values of Christianity while honoring diverse views about religion and Christian life. Many Americans, especially people of faith, are ready to hear from Christians who are tolerant, and who understand the many ways that our faiths impact our views of public life. The Christian Alliance advances a renewed, progressive vision of Gospel values and seeks to help Americans express this moral vision in our lives and in our politics."

Tracking:
10/21/08: SOK pitched Brother Damien, a frequent commentator on the site who mentions McLaren positively in posts..


Blog Name: Religion in American History
http://usreligion.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Paul Harvey
Professor
Department of History
University of Colorado (COH2)
<removed for privacy>
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://usreligion.blogspot.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, History
Notes: "The only professional academic/scholarly blog devoted to posting on research and teaching in the field of American religious history" Very popular religion blog. Blogmaster is also author of six books on religion in America.

Tracking:
10/21/08: SOK pitched Paul Harvey and co-editor, Kelly J. Baker <removed for privacy>.

10/21/08: Nice response from Paul Harvey declining review copy. Comments: "Hi: If Kelly wants these books, she'll let you know. I've got about all I can do/look at right now, so thank you for the offer but I'll have to decline. All best, Paul."


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Blog Name: Dallas Morning News Religion Blog
http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/

Contact:
Religion Blog
Dallas Morning News
Web: http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, News
Notes: Highly popular religion blog run by three reporters from the Dallas Morning News.

Tracking:
10/22/08: SOK pitched Sam Hodges <removed for privacy>, Bruce Tomaso <removed for privacy>, Jeffrey Weiss <removed for privacy>.


Blog Name: Religion News Blog
http://www.religionnewsblog.com

Contact:
Anton Hein
Religion News Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.religionnewsblog.com
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, News
Notes: Top-ranked religion blog. "Religion News Blog is a non-profit service providing academics, religion professionals and other researchers with religion and cult news,"

Tracking:
10/22/08: SOK pitched Anton Hein-Hudson and partner Janet Hein-Hudson <removed for privacy>.


Blog Name: Progressive Revival (BeliefNet)
http://blog.beliefnet.com/progressiverevival/

Contact:
Rev. Paul B. Raushenbush
Moderator
Progressive Revival
BeliefNet
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blog.beliefnet.com/progressiverevival/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Politics
Notes: Progressive Revival is one of dozens of group blogs at this spirituality blog portal. The Progressive Revival blog alone has more than two dozen contributing bloggers, including Brian McLaren. "The Progressive Revival bloggers come from different religious traditions and often differ in perspectives, but all are dedicated to the revival of religious progressivism and its influence in American politics."

Tracking:
10/22/08: SOK pitched Rev. Paul B. Raushenbush, moderator of the Progressive Revival blog and Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton University.


Thursday, October 23, 2008


Blog Name: FaithWorld
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld

Contact:
Tom Heneghan
FaithWorld Blog
Reuters Blogs
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, News
Notes: Highly popular religion blog run by three reporters from the Dallas Morning News.

Tracking:
10/23/08: SOK pitched Tom Heneghan, moderator and lead reporter for the blog.

10/23/08: Tom declined. Comments: "Thanks for the offer but we rarely review books. We don't have enough staff or time to do it regularly. I would not have time to look at these two. Best wishes, Tom."


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Web Site/Blog Name: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog
http://www.thepomoblog.com/

Contact:
Terry Heaton
Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.thepomoblog.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Post Modernism, Religion
Notes: Topics covered include politics, religion, journalism, and economy. Blog contains book reviews; Terry Heaton also interviewed Brian Mclaren in 2005 (on Christianity and post modernism).

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Terry Heaton via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Waving or Drowning? Blog
http://miketodd.typepad.com/

Contact:
Mike Todd
Waving or Drowning? Blog
<removed for privacy>
Delta, BC V4C 8C9
CANADA
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://miketodd.typepad.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Evangelism
Notes: "Explore and communicate radical faith and connect a community of apprentices." Blog on "postmodern evangelical faith" with Brian McLaren being one of the participating bloggers. Mentions McLaren's book, "The Last Word and the Word After That," favorably.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Mike Todd via email.

11/18/08: Comments: "Hi Tatyana: I've had a copy of this book for some time now. Thanks for the offer though. Peace, Mike."

11/19/08: Wrote back w/thanks and offer of the review copy of Robert Benson's "In Constant Prayer."

11/19/08: Requested "In Constant Prayer." Comments: "Hi Tatyana: I'd be happy to receive the second installment when it is released." Emailed followup w/thanks and telling him that the book was already released.


Web Site/Blog Name: Commonweal Magazine
http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/

Contact:
Paul Baumann
Book Review Editor
Commonweal Magazine
<removed for privacy>
New York, NY 10115
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Politics, Culture
Notes: A blog by the Commonweal Magazine's editors and contributors. "A review of religion, politics and culture... An independent journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics."

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched blog and magazine editors via email.

11/18/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again." Comments by Chris Cimorelli, Editorial Assistant: "Dear Tatyana, Thank you for the message. We would gladly take a look at a review copy of the book. We can make no guarantees about reviewing it in our magazine, but will consider it. The mailing address is as follows... Thanks for your time and best wishes. Respectfully, Chris Cimorelli."

11/19/08: Emailed followup with excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: Faith in Public Life
http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/

Contact:
Katie Paris/Kristin Williams
Faith in Public Life
<removed for privacy>
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Religion, Politics, Civil Rights, Human Rights
Notes: "A resource center for justice... founded by America's diverse faith leaders to strengthen faith movements sharing a call to pursue justice and the common good."

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched blog editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: The Evangelical Outpost
http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com/

Contact:
The Evangelical Outpost
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Religion, Politics, Culture
Notes: "Reflections on culture, politics, and religion from an evangelical worldview."

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched blog editor via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Emergent Village Weblog
http://www.emergentvillage.com/weblog/

Contact:
Tony Jones
Emergent Village Weblog
<removed for privacy>
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.emergentvillage.com/weblog/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Emergent Church
Notes: A blog of the Emergent Village organization, "a growing, generative friendship among missional Christians seeking to love our world in the Spirit of Jesus Christ."

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Tony Jones via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: EmergingChurchInfo Blog
http://www.emergingchurch.info/blogs/

Contact:
Adrian
EmergingChurchInfo Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.emergingchurch.info/blogs/
Category: Blog
Topics: Christianity, Religion, Culture
Notes: "Christianity happening in culture." A magazine of the emergent church.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Adrian via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Jesus Manifesto
http://www.jesusmanifesto.com/

Contact:
Mark Van Steenwyk/Brandon Rhodes
Editors
Jesus Manifesto
Web: http://www.jesusmanifesto.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity, Culture
Notes: Has book and movie reviews and interviews. Interviewed Brian Mclaren on "Finding Our Way Again" in June 2008.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched the editors via webform.

11/18/08: Comments: Reviewed "A New Kind of Ancient" and "Finding Our Way Again" in June 2008.


Web Site/Blog Name: Per Christum Catholic Blog
http://blog.ancient-future.net/

Contact:
Per Christum Catholic Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blog.ancient-future.net/
Category: Blog
Topics: Catholicism, Ancient Future
Notes: "We strive to be orthodox, truthful, reasonable, and faithful to the Magisterium. However, we also want to be a place of open and charitable discussion for everyone, even those who are not Catholic. We regularly address a variety of topics, including sane ecumenism, book reviews, worship, saints, Catholic news, politics, Catholic Social Teaching, and much more..."

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched blog editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Ancient Evangelical Future
http://ancientevangelicalfuture.blogspot.com/

Contact:
David Neff
Blog Editor, Editor-in-Chief of the Christianity Today Media Group
Ancient Evangelical Future
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://ancientevangelicalfuture.blogspot.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Evangelism, Religion, Ancient Future
Notes: "The Ancient Evangelical Future blog is devoted to applying the 2006 Call for an Ancient Evangelical Future and the legacy of Robert E. Webber to the life and mission of the church in North America." By David Neff, Editor-in-Chief of the Christianity Today Media Group ("CT, Christian History & Biography, Books & Culture, and related publishing ventures").

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched David Neff via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Tall Skinny Kiwi
http://tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com/

Contact:
Andrew Jones
Tall Skinny Kiwi
<removed for privacy>
Stromness, Orkney
KW163BS
UNITED KINGDOM
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Emergent Church, Christianity
Notes: UK-based blog by prominent Christian blogger Andrew Jones. Had interviewed Brian McLaren (as part of the author 2005 Blog Tour) and Phyllis Tickle (Sept. '08).

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Andrew Jones via email.

11/19/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again." Comments: "Yes, please send it, much thanks, Andrew."

11/19/08: Emailed followup with excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: WorldMagBlog
http://online.worldmag.com/cat/worldmagblog/

Contact:
WorldMagBlog
85 Tunnel Rd. #12
<removed for privacy>
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://online.worldmag.com/cat/worldmagblog/
Category: Blog
Topics: News, Religion, Politics
Notes: "Today's news -- Christian views."

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched blog editor via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Smart Christian
http://www.smartchristian.com/

Contact:
Andrew Jackson
Smart Christian
<removed for privacy>
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.smartchristian.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Christianity, Evangelism
Notes: Blog by Dr. Andrew Jackson, author of "Mormonism Explained." Covers politics, activism, etc. in Christian light; discussed Brian McLaren in the past (in reference to his Obama endorsement and involvement with the Matthew 25 Network).

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Dr. Jackson via email.

11/18/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again." Comments: "Thank you."

11/19/08: Emailed followup with excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: Adrian Warnock Blog
http://adrianwarnock.com/

Contact:
Adrian Warnock
Adrian Warnock Blog
<removed for privacy>
Loughton, IG10 2LB
UNITED KINGDOM
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://adrianwarnock.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Christianity
Notes: Book reviews, interviews. Editor had discussed Brian McLaren's books and views in the past.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Adrian Warnock via email.

11/18/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again." Comments: "You can send me a book to look at and review. I suspect the result might not be pretty, however! I guess a bit of controversy never hurt book sales... I can't guarantee the timing of any review I write, however."

11/19/08: Emailed followup with excerpt; assured Adrian controversy was good and there was no obligation timingwise. Also offered "In Constant Prayer."

11/19/08: Requested "In Constant Prayer." Emailed followup with thanks and Benson excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: Jordon Cooper Blog
http://www.jordoncooper.com/

Contact:
Jordon Cooper
Jordon Cooper Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.jordoncooper.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Culture, Technology
Notes: "Weblog about faith, technology and culture published by Jordon Cooper since 2001." Was part of Brian McLaren's 2005 Blog Tour.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Jordon Cooper via email. Already requested both books earlier.


Web Site/Blog Name: Desert Pastor
http://www.desertpastor.com/

Contact:
Chris Monroe
Desert Pastor
<removed for privacy>
Barstow, CA 92311
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.desertpastor.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Catholicism, Theology
Notes: Was part of Brian McLaren's 2005 Blog Tour; lots of book reviews.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Chris Monroe via email.

11/18/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again." Comments: "Hi Tatyana, YES! I would be thrilled to review McLaren’s new book, 'Finding Our Way Again' -- then posting it on my site (DesertPastor.com) to generate dialog and enthusiasm. Thank you so much for including me in this promotion. Blessings, Chris."

11/19/08: Emailed followup with excerpt. Also offered "In Constant Prayer."

11/19/08: Requested "In Constant Prayer." Requested art and excerpts for both. Mentioned being interested in reviewing the whole Ancient Practices series. Comments: "Tatyana, I will probably end up posting the excerpt first, then a review of the book. In both cases, having a pic of the book cover and perhaps the author would be terrific. Thank you! And yes! I’d love to review this entire series that Thomas Nelson is publishing -- so getting Robert Benson’s book would be wonderful. Thank you again for including me. Blessings, Chris."

11/19/08: Emailed art (cover and author pics) and excerpts for both titles w/thanks.


Web Site/Blog Name: Backyard Missionary
http://www.backyardmissionary.com/

Contact:
Andrew Hamilton
Backyard Missionary
<removed for privacy>
Butler 6036 WA
AUSTRALIA
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.backyardmissionary.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Theology
Notes: Australia-based, had reviewed Brian McLaren's books in the past. Has many book reviews.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Andrew Hamilton via email.

11/18/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again." Comments: "Hi, Thanks -- that would be fantastic -- my address is below. Regards, Andrew."

11/19/08: Emailed followup with excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: Gathering In Light
http://gatheringinlight.com/

Contact:
C. Wess Daniels
Gathering In Light
<removed for privacy>
Pasadena, CA 91106
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://gatheringinlight.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Culture, Theology
Notes: By C. Wess Daniels, Fuller Theological Seminary, LA. Reviewed Brian McLaren's books in the past.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Wess Daniels via webform.

11/18/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again." Comments: "Tatyana -- Thanks I'd love a copy and will post something on my blog."

11/19/08: Emailed followup with excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: THE VOICE Magazine
http://www.thevoicemagazine.com/blog/

Contact:
Jennifer LeClaire
Editor
THE VOICE Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.thevoicemagazine.com/blog/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity, News, Culture
Notes: "Breaking Christian News." A "premier Christian magazine advancing Christian life and culture. The Voice blog keeps up with timely issues affecting the Body of Christ and the world." Reviewed Brian McLaren's books in the past.

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched Jennifer LeClaire via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: La Shawn Barber's Corner
http://lashawnbarber.com/

Contact:
La Shawn Barber
La Shawn Barber's Corner
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://lashawnbarber.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity, Politics, Book Reviews
Notes: "La Shawn Barber... is a Southern California-based freelance writer, blogger, and blog consultant. Her features, essays, and reviews have appeared in the Washington Examiner, Washington Post, Washington Times, Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, Today’s Christian Woman, Beliefnet.com, Townhall.com, National Review Online, BlogCritics.org, and other publications. La Shawn has appeared on CNN’s 'Reliable Sources,' the BBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and several national talk radio programs, including National Public Radio... Her political blog has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and in the Washington Post."

Tracking:
11/18/08: TM pitched La Shawn Barber via email.


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Web Site/Blog Name: Steve Ray's Blog
http://blog.catholic-convert.com/

Contact:
Steve Ray
Steve Ray's Blog
<removed for privacy>
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blog.catholic-convert.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Catholicism, Saints, Pilgrimage, the Bible
Notes: Has evangelical book reviews. An author and speaker himself.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched Steve Ray via email.

11/20/08: Requested "In Constant Prayer." Comments: "I would be happy to receive a copy of 'In Constant prayer' and to provide a review."

11/21/08: Emailed followup offering "Finding Our Way Again" and excerpts and art.

11/23/08: Steve Ray requested "Finding Our Way Again." Emailed followup w/thanks.


Web Site/Blog Name: Today's Christian Woman's Editors' Blog
http://blog.todayschristianwoman.com/editors/

Contact:
Dawn Zemke
Associate Editor
Today's Christian Woman's Editors' Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blog.todayschristianwoman.com/editors/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Politics, Women Issues
Notes: "Personal posts and conversations with the women behind Today's Christian Woman magazine." Has book reviews.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched "Books and Culture" editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Deeper Walk Blog, Relevant Magazine
http://relevantmagazine.com/releblog/category/deeperwalk/

Contact:
Ashley Wolpert
Deeper Walk Blog, Relevant Magazine
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://relevantmagazine.com/releblog/category/deeperwalk/
Category: Blog
Topics: Religion, Spirituality
Notes: Religious/spiritual blog of the editor of the Deeper Walk section of the online magazine ("God. Life. Progressive Culture.")

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched Ashley Wolpert via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Transparent Christian Magazine
http://www.transparentchristianmagazine.com/

Contact:
Jason Elkins
Editor
Transparent Christian Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.transparentchristianmagazine.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Religion, Christianity, Spirituality
Notes: Online magazine/blog for a "modern day Christian."

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched Jason Elkins via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Catholic Online
http://www.catholic.org/

Contact:
Catholic Online
<removed for privacy>
Bakersfield, CA 93389
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.catholic.org/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Catholic News/Views
Notes: "Comprehensive, educational and timely information about Catholicism, and provides a range of easy methods to integrate their faith into their daily lives. The mission of Catholic Online (COL) is to accurately represent the Catholic religion: its 'past' and present. Today, Catholic Online provides over five million pages of content including the largest online historical and biblical database about the Catholic Church." Has book reviews.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched the editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Tiber River Catholic Book Reviews
http://www.tiberriver.com/

Contact:
Tiber River Catholic Book Reviews
C/O Aquinas and More Catholic Goods
<removed for privacy>
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.tiberriver.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Catholicism
Notes: "We evaluate and recommend Catholic books."

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched Webmaster via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: U.S. Catholic
http://uscatholic.claretians.org/site/PageServer?pagename=usc_homepage

Contact:
U.S. Catholic
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://uscatholic.claretians.org/site/PageServer?pagename=usc_homepage
Category: Web Site
Topics: Catholicism, Religion, American Catholics
Notes: News, opinion, book reviews. A "religious general-interest magazine" published by The Claretian Missionaries, a Roman Catholic religious community.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched the editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: The Catholic Review
http://www.catholicreview.org/

Contact:
The Catholic Review
<removed for privacy>
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.catholicreview.org/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Catholicism
Notes: "The Catholic Review is Maryland's largest paid weekly newspaper, distributed by mail to 65,000 households. It serves as the newspaper of record for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, covering most of the state. The Catholic Review is all about you, your faith and your church." Has movie and book reviews.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched the editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Happy Catholic
http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Julie Davis
Happy Catholic
<removed for privacy>
Dallas, TX 75214
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/
Category: Blog
Topics: Catholicism, Religion, Spirituality
Notes: Well maintained blog with many book reviews.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched Julie via email.

11/21/08: Requested "In Constant Prayer." Comments: "Hi Tatyana, The book sounds interesting, especially in seeing the practice of the divine office as practiced by someone who is not Catholic... which is what may be of interest to most of my readers. My contact information is... I always review any book that I have agreed to read. Only if I have a negative review will I not review the book and then I would let you know why... Thanks! Julie D."

11/21/08: Emailed followup offering art and excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: Catholic Media Review
http://catholicmediareview.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Christine
Catholic Media Review
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://catholicmediareview.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Siteg
Topics: Catholicism, Spirituality
Notes: Christine is one of the contributing editors, has her own blog, A Catholic View.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched Christine via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: America Magazine -- The National Catholic Weekly
http://www.americamagazine.org/index.cfm

Contact:
America Magazine -- The National Catholic Weekly
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.americamagazine.org/index.cfm
Category: Web Site
Topics: Catholicism, Religion, Spirituality
Notes: A national Catholic weekly magazine published by the Jesuits; has book reviews.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched book review editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Christian Book Reviews
http://christianbookreviews.net/

Contact:
Albert McIlhenny
Christian Book Reviews
<removed for privacy>
Coatesville, PA 19320
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://christianbookreviews.net/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity, Spirituality
Notes: Christian book reviews only. Reviewed Brian McLaren's "A Generous Orthodoxy" in Oct. '08.

Tracking:
11/20/08: TM pitched book review editors via email.

11/20/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again" and "In Constant Prayer." Comments: "Thank you for your kind offer of review copies of the books. Please send them to..."

11/21/08: Emailed followup offering excerpts and art.


Friday, November 21, 2008


Web Site/Blog Name: About.com - Christianity
http://christianity.about.com/

Contact:
Mary Fairchild
Christianity Guide
About.com - Christianity
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://christianity.about.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity
Notes: A comprehensive guide to Christianity on a high-traffic About.com. Heavy on the book reviews.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched Mary Fairchild via email.

11/24/08: Mary Fairchild's comments: " Hi Tatyana, Thank you for thinking of me, but I’m going to have to pass on these! Although both projects look very interesting, I am currently cutting back on book and film coverage while I focus on some other more pressing elements of my site." Emailed back w/thanks.


Web Site/Blog Name: Discerning Reader
http://www.discerningreader.com/

Contact:
Tim Challies
Editor
Discerning Reader
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.discerningreader.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity
Notes: "Dedicated to discerning reviews of books that are of interest to Christians." Editor Tim Challies is a leading evangelical blogger and had also reviewed McLaren's "A Generous Orthodoxy" 3/06, among other McLaren's books.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched book review editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Crosswalk.com
http://www.crosswalk.com/books/

Contact:
Crosswalk.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.crosswalk.com/books/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity, Church, the Bible
Notes: "We are a for-profit religious corporation dedicated to building up the Church, which is the Body of Christ." Has many book reviews and interviews.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched book review editors via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Christian Book Reviews
http://www.spiritrestoration.org/

Contact:
Manfred Schreyer
Book Review Editor
Christian Book Reviews
<removed for privacy>
Camden, OH 45311
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.spiritrestoration.org/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity
Notes: Ecumenical Christian site with book reviews and other resources.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched book review editors via webform.

11/21/08: Requested "Finding Our Way Again" and "In Constant Prayer." It was an automated reply so no followup email was sent.


Web Site/Blog Name: Christian Book Lounge
http://christianbooklounge.com/

Contact:
Cory Miller
Christian Book Lounge
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://christianbooklounge.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christian Books
Notes: Book reviews.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched Cory Miller via email.


Web Site/Blog Name: Avid Christian
http://www.avidchristian.com/

Contact:
John Cook
Avid Christian
<removed for privacy>
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.avidchristian.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity, Culture
Notes: Christianity-related book and music reviews.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched John Cook via webform.

11/22/08: Requested "In Constant Prayer." Comments: "Tatyana, I would be glad to read and review 'In Constant Prayer,' you can send it to..."

11/24/08: Emailed followup with excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: Christian Books for Women
http://www.christian-books-for-women.com/

Contact:
Christian Books for Women
<removed for privacy>
Mandan, ND 58554
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.christian-books-for-women.com/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Religion, Spirituality, Parenting, Women, Social Issues
Notes: Has book reviews, articles and forums. Women-centric and religious.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched the editors via webform.

12/01/08: Requested "In Constant Prayer" and "Finding Our Way Again." Comments: "Tatyana, feel free to send any other titles you think might fit our site. We are always on the lookout for GREAT books to review. Blessings, Karen."

12/01/08: Emailed followup with excerpt.


Web Site/Blog Name: Chapter & Verse Blog
http://features.csmonitor.com/books/

Contact:
Marjorie Kehe
Editor
Chapter & Verse Blog
Christian Science Monitor
<removed for privacy>
Boston MA 02115
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://features.csmonitor.com/books/
Category: Web Site
Topics: Christianity, Culture, News, Politics
Notes: "Chapter & Verse keeps readers up-to-date on the latest in literary headlines." A literary blog on the Christian Science Monitor website.

Tracking:
11/21/08: TM pitched Marjorie Kehe via webform.

 

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