A few years back, I was in Czechia…back in those pre-COVID days of festivals and traveling. Remember those days? Somewhere a couple hours outside of Prague there is a place called Skalák Mill, and that’s where MEZiPROSTOR festival happens. Well, I was walking through the grounds minding my own business, and I was pulled into a linocut class by a pretty lady whose name I don’t remember. She handed me some vinyl, and showed me how to make a linocut. I was already working on this book Love Big or Go Home. I did a rather rushed, wholesomely sloppy, and fun looking piece. Well, behold! It became the cover. Seemed fitting for a Road Tramp Theology of the gospel to have actual Road Tramp artwork. It’s kind of like doing your own tattoo with sewing pins and a bottle of Jack.
So…there it is below. The cover, and in the Amazon link you can read about a few friends who think that it’s worth reading. Some coolio dudes, like John W. Morehead, Paul Louis Metzger, and Alan Hirsch think it might be worth reading. I hope they’re right. I think it’s kind of cool, but then I am a biased author who agrees with most of what I think.
Anyway, here’s quick description for those of you who like to know what they are reading:
“The gospel is a tramp. It has wanderlust, and lives on the road. It stops for a meal, maybe spends a few nights, but is dissatisfied staying in one place. Love Big or Go Home is the culmination of over two years of travel around America, Wales, England, and Czechia. Combined with studies on the lives of the wild Desert Fathers and Mothers of the early Christian church, this book challenges our preconceived ideas of God’s work among us. Is it possible that the gospel is inherently nomadic? Are attempts to tame it squeezing the life out of it? Phil Wyman considers these questions, and finds a surprising answer: the mission of the nomadic gospel is something simple enough for everyone to understand and participate in.”