So, it has been about a year since I started this blog. At that time, I was in the midst of finishing my last revisions to the manuscript of my book, and in my first posting, I described the blog as an outgrowth of this book project:
“I’ve just completed a book on that topic (God’s Library: The Archaeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts), which is due out next year. This was a really fun book to write. While researching it over the last few years, I encountered so many fascinating stories about Christian manuscripts (and the people who study them!). So, I’m planning on using this site primarily to share some of these interesting, entertaining, and just plain strange stories.”
I’ve still got lots of stories to tell, so the blog will go on. But in the meantime, but I’m happy to report that I received my author copies of the book today:
It’s wonderful to see the finished product. It contains a number of pictures, maps, charts, etc., and they look fantastic: So, a huge thanks to the production team at Yale University Press. And without repeating everything in the acknowledgements: Thanks also to everyone who has helped out with this process over the last eight years–answering questions, offering criticism and advice, and generally being supportive! I’m so grateful to all of you.