They're so close, in fact, that I can share that Wonder and Whiskey is available for pre-order and will officially release on August 19th!
This book certainly has been a different kind of experience. First off, as I've mentioned before, I didn't even expect that I'd get to write it. I thought the idea was dead not too long after I pitched it. So I'm amazed and thankful that I was wrong about that.
But now I'm a few months away from holding a book in my hands that I wrote, based on the music of one of my all-time favorite bands. It's incredible, and I hope I did both the art and theology justice.
Dave Matthews likes Jesus, but not dogmatic beliefs about him. He openly wonders
about God’s existence while singing of showing love to each other as life’s
highest ideal. His songs celebrate making the most of each day’s pleasures
because we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow, but also caution against overindulgence.
His music wrestles with deep questions about identity and mortality, while
proposing that upholding others’ worth is one of the most important roles we
can fulfill. Wonder and Whiskey is an exploration of the lyrics of Dave Matthews Band as a multilayered call to be
present in the moment, both for oneself and others, as well as how these ideas
intersect with the highest aspirations of a lived Christian spirituality.