42 : Discovering Faith Through Fandom
Don't Panic! Despite what many churchgoers say, God doesn't think Dungeons & Dragons is "Satan's game" or that cosplay is childish. In fact, God has imprinted Himself into nerd culture. Yes, all your favorite stories and games point to the LORD Himself. You may doubt, but you know your nerdy hobbies are more than just escapism. They resound with you for a reason. Perhaps you're not sure why, but they do. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, there are profound truths to be mined from those tales. Join us on a 42-day journey of discovery. Why 42? A famous "Guide" would have you believe that's "the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything." The trouble is you have to know "the Question." Maybe that question for you is, "How many days will it take me to learn the Truth?" Or maybe you already know the true "Answer" but want to deepen your faith. Either way, this book is for you! We promise it'll be fun and challenging. You may never look at your favorite stories, characters, and/or hobbies the same again. Don't forget your towel!
- Paperback | 142 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 07 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Nathan Marchand
Eric Anderson is a substitute teacher by day and the founder of Nerd Chapel by night. He attended Taylor University Fort Wayne (where he met Nathan) and earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Christian Education. He lives in Fruitport, Michigan. His first ministry was a Christian club at his middle school. He graduated from Youth with a Mission Discipleship Training School and has been on many missions trips. His other ministries include leading Bible studies and handling church tech (sound/lighting for services). You can find more of his insights on nerd-dom and faith at www.nerdchapel.blogspot.com or at www.facebook.nerdchapel.com. You can also find him on YouTube by searching "Nerd Chapel." 42 is his first published work. Nathan Marchand is from northeastern Indiana. Homeschooled from an early age, he discovered his talent for writing in sixth grade English. He has loved speculative fiction since his dad introduced him to the original Star Trek at age three. He attended Taylor University Fort Wayne, earning a B.A. in professional writing. He's worked as a reporter in a small town, a feature writer for www.Examiner.com, and as a freelance writer, among other things. His first novel, Pandora's Box, was published in 2010 by Absolute XPress. He's also the co-creator of the ongoing fantasy serial, Children of the Wells (www.ChildrenoftheWells.com), and the host of his own YouTube show, "But I Digress...." When not writing, he enjoys other creative endeavors like photography, acting, ballroom dancing, and occasionally saving the world. His website is www.NathanJSMarchand.com.