#WearTheRooster Contest, Round Two

IMG_1247Dear friends of Bradbury,

Pie plays an important role in The Harvest Raise.

If you would like to be the next one to #WearTheRooster:

  • bake a pie (any kind will do),
  • tag me in the picture and use the hashtags #WearTheRooster, #ForTheLoveOfPie, and #TheHarvestRaise,
  • and mail me the pie.

No, I’m just kidding about that last part.

But seriously. Here is what I’m looking for: your pie needs to reflect the cover of Book 3 in the Anthems of Zion series in some creative, thoughtful, convincing way. How, exactly, are you going to do that? Well, that is entirely up to your fun-loving self.

May the most harvest-raising pie win!


* Since my Facebook page is public, you will need to have liked my page in order to tag me. Also, if you have a private Facebook account, you will need to make your pie picture public for me to be able to see it.

Win a T-Shirt!

fullsizeoutput_56acT-shirts are in for The Harvest Raise, but…they’re not for sale. If you want to #WearTheRooster, you are going to have to win one. Here’s how:

  1. Pick out your favorite Anthems of Zion song. (Download the music here.)
  2. Record a video of your performing the song. You can sing it a cappella or play it on the piano or on the recorder or on any instrument you choose. If you are not a musician, then have your children sing it. Or get your church choir to sing it or your cello-playing niece to record it. Honestly, anything goes. Just know that creativity matters. Sincerity matters. Musicality matters.
  3. Post your video on your Facebook page, Twitter account, or Instagram account. Be sure to tag me in it so that I see it. Also, please use the hashtags #AnthemsofZion, #TheHarvestRaise, and #WearTheRooster.
  4. Videos must be posted by Friday, March 24th, and a winner will be announced on Sunday, March 26th.
  5. You probably should think about whether you look best in gray, green, or yellow.

Happy music-making, and may the best video win!


Emmanuel Press to release second edition of He Remembers the Barren

Eight years have passed since I first began writing He Remembers the Barren, and the time is ripe for a second edition. I am thrilled to announce that Emmanuel Press will be publishing this revised, expanded edition.

Why bother with a second edition? I have grown in my knowledge and understanding of the topic of barrenness, both through personal experience and study, and I would like my confession of the theology of the cross in the book to proclaim more clearly how our heavenly Father disciplines us, His dear children, through the gift of suffering in this life. I also feel compelled to better and further address the topic of adoption and the ethical issues surrounding in vitro fertilization and other such procedures utilized in the field of infertility medicine.

Much of the original book’s content will remain the same, though I am making revisions – some minimal and some more significant – to every chapter. I am also composing new chapters as well as an appendix of shorter questions-and-answers addressing concerns frequently expressed by those wishing to have children and the loved ones who wish to serve them. The second edition will also contain discussion questions at the end of each chapter, making it more accessible for use in group study.

Look for He Remembers the Barren to be released early this summer.