The book is written but the extras are not: forward, acknowledgements, end notes, table of contents, index, ISBN, Library of Congress number, etc.
It is like moving. The last 1% seems to take 15% of the time and effort. I have never known any author to experience the grace of God on those things. They are just mechanical nuisances that need to be ground out as an act of the will.
Because they are not “spiritual” and not “artistic” and for the most part, we don’t really expect people to read them, and we really truly don’t expect anyone to be spiritual or socially transformed by them, we concede them to the “secular realm.”
I, however, am passionately opposed to the separation of sacred and secular and want to reduce the world to one dynamic, once again. A world which God inhabits. We give lip service to erasing the line between the secular and the sacred, but at the end of the day, most of us really don’t expect the presence of God while we are folding socks, clipping our nails or writing out tedious end notes.
So let’s change that. I believe there is a wonderful new shade of the poly-variegated wisdom of God that includes visitations from the Holy Spirit in the midst of the unspectacular 1% of the book writing process.
Here is a wonderful problem that we can wrestle to the ground in order to be true to our calling which is to reveal the poly-variegated wisdom of God.