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Cincinnati Book Launch

Those who pre-ordered Between Two Kingdoms should be receiving them any day now. When you read the book, feel free to discuss it on our Official FaceBook Page. Joe Boyd, the author, will be interacting with readers there and answering questions.

The Cincinnati book launch is this weekend at Vineyard Community Church. Joe will be signing books after all four weekend services: Saturday at 6:30 pm. Sunday at 9, 10:15 and 11:45. All proceeds from that event will go toward the “Luke 4 Challenge” which, among other things, provides clean drinking water for the people of Nigeria. To date over 60 wells have been dug through the initiative – saving thousands of lives. To learn more, check out this video of the first borehole drilled in 2008:

Release Day.

Between Two Kingdoms officially releases today. I worry a lot about being too self-promotional. At some level, the whole idea of having a blog is self-promotion…or at least self-exposure. I tend to hold back when I get excited about things. I find it annoying when all people talk about our their personal projects and ideas.

The problem is that I do things like make movies and write books. I pour countless hours – years – into these things and then suddenly they are “finished.” Today is an exciting day for me, so I’m going to write about it. Not because I want you to buy my book, but because I know people will be reading it soon. It feels somewhat like sending a kid to college. (I assume. I still have eight years before that dreaded day.) I’ve done all I can for her and now she is on her own…off to become whatever she will be – to meet whomever she will meet.

Here are my hopes for this book:

1. That it lands in the hands of people who are ready to receive the Kingdom like a child.
2. That it can be used as a new canvas on which to paint the gospel.
3. That it will give useful metaphors to people to talk about the Trinitarian God and his work in the world.
4. That those who read it would become more courageous.
5. That parents and kids would read it together.

If you pray, I’d ask that you would pray for those things as you think about me and the book. Though it may look from the outside like I do many different things, all I really do is tell stories about Jesus and the Kingdom in different ways. A storyteller just wants his stories to fall like seeds on fertile soil ready to receive them. Today just happens to be the first day that this particular seed is scattered.

Joe Boyd on Between Two Kingdoms

Check out the most recent interview with Between Two Kingdoms author, Joe Boyd:

How You Can Help…

Between Two Kingdoms is set to release in just ten days. Many people have been asking how they can help spread the word about the release. We appreciate your willingness to help. We think this book has the potential to help people understand spiritual things in a unique way.

Here are a few simple ways you can help spread the word:

1. Use Twitter and Facebook updates to let your friends know BTK is releasing March 1. Just link them to www.betweentwokingdoms.com.

2. If you have a blog, link us there.

3. Ask your local bookstores to put  BTK on the shelf. The book is selling online at Barnes & Noble, Borders and the other major booksellers, but not every local store is carrying it on their shelves. They tend to listen to local customers…

4. Invite your Facebook friends to join the BTK fan page. Here is the link: BTK on FB

5. Actively participate here on this blog. Add your comment to the discussions.

Thanks again for all of you who have supported Joe and this project through the years!

Sneak Peek – Chapter One

Between Two Kingdoms is set to release in less than three weeks. The first chapter of the story is available for free download now. Here is how it begins…

Mount Basilea pierced the highest clouds in the sky, rising up sharply from the center of a large island in the middle of a vast ocean. The edge of the island was ringed all around with low, rocky hills and cliffs, which made the lower valley regions of the island impossible to see and barely approachable by any seafaring travelers, had any dared venture that way. On one side of the mountain, the thick, dense forest that began somewhere in the clouds gave way about two-thirds of the way down to barren lands and the harsh, angular shards of an obsidian landscape. But on the other side of the mountain, fertile foothills with quilted croplands hinted at civilization somewhere behind the rocky ring. And above the lush forest, glittering like a rare jewel set upon a velvet pillow, shone the crystal towers and golden walls of the Palace of the Great King.

The palace marked the heart of this mountain kingdom—the Upper Kingdom, which had no beginning, but always was. The Great King, whose name was ancient and unpronounceable, ruled the entire expanse of the Upper Kingdom—every tree and animal, every stream and pathway. His son, the Good Prince, faithfully served his father with eternal devotion. The King and Prince had justly and lovingly ruled their subjects for as long as anyone could remember.

Download the rest of Chapter One of Between Two Kingdoms by clicking here.

The Story Begins

Thanks for visiting www.betweentwokingdoms.com. My name is Joe Boyd and this is the official website for my first novel, Between Two Kingdoms. I’ll be blogging here about the book and the magical world contained within it. For this first post, let me tell you a little bit about the story of this story:

It began when I was a young pastor. The first words that would become Between Two Kingdoms were hastily typed out in the fall of 1999 for a message series called “A Tale of Two Kingdoms” for Apex Church in Las Vegas. It was a teaching series through the Sermon on the Mount crafted shortly after reading Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy, a book that would change my understanding of the gospel forever. My friend Jennifer Parks read each chapter after I would speak. It was an engaging time of growth for Apex. I have fond memories of that time in my life. I thought that was the end of the story…but it wasn’t. Continue reading ‘The Story Begins’


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