Monday, March 09, 2009

The Great American Novel

Please read the following post with the same seriousness that the conservative commentator Stephen Colbert gives to his television program. In other words, there's a core of truth (that I'm actually writing a book) but that there's a lot of fluff surrounding it (that I think it's going to be worth publishing/good).

Twain? Hemmingway? Poe? Garrison Keiller? Soon we will all wonder who in the heck any of these people are. I'm writing the Great American Novel! It's going to be my first foray into the genre and, considering how much of an incredible priest that I've become in the last 7 years, I'm sure I'll conquer this as well. It's a jaunty novel about a retired military priest that comes home to parish work and has to adjust to the egalitarian, bureaucratic model of contemporary parish ministry. It's sure to be on the New York Times best seller list as soon as it is written. I have three of the ten chapters done at this point so there is a lot of work to do. Of course, since I'm the hardest working guy in the area, I'm sure it'll be done weeks earlier than anyone else could get it done.

3 comments:

Ruth Ann said...

YES! I can't wait. I assure you I will be one of the first buyers. :)

cheeseisweird said...

I like these verses from Bible, and would like to share them with you. For we should love Gods word so much


Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

Romans 6: 23 For wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ jesus

Romans 5:8 God proved his love to us in yet while we were sinners Christ died for us

Romans 10:9-13 If you confess with your mouth that jesus is Lord and beleive in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved

Turn from sin, and place faith and trust in Christ alone

James 2:19 You believe there is a God good even demons do

Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace that one is saved and this is not of works

Psalm 14:3 for there is no one who does good not even one.

Sin has a price and that price is hell, so turn from sin and place faith in Christ and give him the wheels to your car and have control of your life

Kris Egan said...

Fr. D --

You crack me up ... I SWEAR you must have an Irish gene somewhere in your family because that is the biggest line of BLARNEY I've ever read! If this novel becomes a NY Times best seller, I hope you plan to leave a chunk of change for the STA Development office ... my salary depends on donations from "generous donors" you know! LOL

Kris