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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Top Ten Titles That Didn't Take - Le Donne

Authors get to have some input concerning the titles of their books. For my latest project: The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals, I suggested several titles that didn't make it out of committee. Here are the top ten:

10. The Wife and Teachings of Jesus

9. If the Chuppah’s a’Rockin, Don’t Bother Knockin

8. Mary, Mary, Why You Buggin? : A RUN DMC Approach to Jesus’ Martial Status

7. The Salome You Never Knew

6. Modern Scandals about a God in Sandals

5. The Mohar-lem Shake : Greet One Another with a Holy Tryst

4. The Last Privation of Christ : Jesus and the Dead-beat Dad Brigade

3. The (Plausibly) Real Housewives of Galilee

2. Hodor

…and the number one title that didn't take for my forthcoming book:

1. Jesus and the Victory of God (co)authored with N.T. Wright


  1. #1 is the best :)

  2. You should write all of them...except maybe #1.

  3. I would have bought 10 copies if the title would have been #9!