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What will you get when you subscribe?
You’ll receive daily content from the God of the Desert Books crew of authors and contributors (2-4 posts per day usually, spaced from morning to night). You will also hear first about the new books coming this year. We have a wide selection of authors and titles across genres and styles. While most of our content is free we do have some special features for our premium subscribers. (By the way: we offer free premium subscriptions to students! Please respond by email to any of our posts after signing up for a free subscription and you will be upgraded.)
Types of content you can expect:
Zionist Advocacy and Antisemitism Awareness including David Swindle’s ongoing Antisemitism and Culture series. Please read the first volume of the collection here.
PTSD advocacy and writings/podcasts on the struggles of living with the condition.
Cultural reflections and favorite media lists
New fiction short stories
Memoir essays and humorous personal reflections
Premium: Sneak peek of the drafting of David Swindle’s The Joy of Political Sects essay collection on ideologies and movements in politics, culture, and religion.
Excerpts from our new books
Audio and Video podcasts, including our premium “Book of the Day” feature
Premium: Handwritten Journal excerpts, short stories, and personal reflections
Spiritual reflections and Mysticism Podcasts
Book, film, music, and event reviews
Photography and original art
Cute animal videos and imagery
New Premium Feature Coming Soon: A Fictional Satire of the 21st Century Conservative Movement - A developing draft for a wild humorous literary novel.
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Please join our team of Substack contributors and GOTD books authors! We are expanding now and accepting new contributors to write content for the Substack and/or develop book projects.
Current Weekly and Daily Schedule
Monday morning - Writings by senior columnist Tom Cosentino
Mondays - Eastern mystical podcasts by EIC David Swindle
Tuesday morning - Israel writings and personal reflections by senior columnist P. David Hornik
Wednesday - History book reviews by critic Daniel Sherrier
Wednesday afternoon - 3-4 faith, culture, and wellness pieces or podcasts atedited by EIC Sally Shideler, also her weekly journal
Friday morning - Movies reviews and culture commentaries by senior columnist Fred Tribuzzo
Friday - Muslim mystical podcasts by EIC David Swindle
Saturday - Jewish mystical podcasts by EIC David Swindle
Saturday afternoon - 3-4 faith, culture, and wellness pieces or podcasts atedited by EIC Sally Shideler
Sunday - Culture commentaries and Catholic spiritual writings by senior columnist Alec Ott
Sunday - Christian mystical podcasts by EIC David Swindle
Book of the Day podcasts by EIC David Swindle - some will be premium, many still free.
Morning Playlist music blog posts by Art Director/Associate Editor Mike Kilgore.
Throughout the Week:
The Antisemitism and Culture essay series by EIC David Swindle
The Joy of Political Sects essay series by EIC David Swindle
Culture blog posts by EIC David Swindle
Note: This schedule is our target, some days we may not hit all of content goals. It will also evolve over time. We welcome your feedback on which types of content you most want to see expanded
New Substacks Created by Our Authors:
Please check out the new pro-life advocacy publication created bycalled . GOTD Books does not take an official position on abortion and welcomes the contributions and perspectives of kind, thoughtful people on both sides - or in the middle - of this challenging issue. Just as GOTD Books seeks to bring people together across religious and cultural lines, we seek to do the same across ideological lines too. We welcome liberals, conservatives, centrists, and those of other traditions to contribute and collaborate together in a spirit of respect and friendship.