Since The Compass Christian Superstore is closing I've been visiting them about once a week to take advantage of their crazy going-out-of-business-sale. Last week a book caught my eye. The title was The Relevant Nation: 50 Activists, Artists and Innovators who are changing their world through faith. I've always been a sucker for a good old list, so I picked it up. Flipping through I landed on page 171 with a picture of Kyle Lake.
My heart stopped.
But it picked back up again, as many of the paralyzing surprises of grief have fallen away, and I read on. I scanned the paragraphs to see the same biographical information you can find about Kyle on a million websites. But toward the end my eye pulled my head in the direction of my name. What!? How did my name get in here? I then began to vaguely remember some sort of questionnaire I filled out for someone a few weeks after Kyle's death, and figured this is probably what it was for.
The most hilarious thing about the article, aside from a misspelled word, was that they had a list of Kyle's "mentors" at the beginning, and I was listed, as was El MOL. I'm not quite sure where they got that I fall into the category of mentor, but all I can say is that I didn't just MAKE the cut, I was listed BEFORE the likes of Brian McLaren and Dallas Willard.
Does this mean that I should call McLaren and Willard and ask if they'd like to be my protege's?
Anyway, the book is actually quite good. You can check it out HERE.