I posted a couple of weeks ago that I had ordered A Year Under the Perfect sun from the Ecclesia Collective. It’s a zine put together by Jason and Brooke Evans and within minutes of submitting my order, I got an e-mail from Jason saying it had been sent.Â A couple days after Christmas it arrived and Wendy and I sat down to read it.
I haven’t bought a zine in years (which along with the fact that I am bald and now own a Honda Accord may mean that I am not the hipster I think thought I was) and I almost forgot what to expect.Â What I got a well written, beautifully designed piece that actually inspired me and reminded me what living as a Christian is about and has made me think that if I was going to move, moving to be a part of what the Ecclesia Collective is doing in San Diego would be a good idea (although that may be the -47 degrees celcius weather talking as well).
If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, head on over and get your order in.Â While I am sure the black and white version looks good, you will want to get the color copy, it’s worth the extra money.Â After reading the zine through, I found myself (and Mark) going through it a couple of times just to enjoy the design and the graphics.
I was going to take some photos of it but I saw these on the Collective website and they give you an idea of how it looks and the time that was put into it.
Not only does it give a great overview of what the Ecclesia Collective did in 2008, it’s a great conversation starter for what your community can do in 2009.