By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country
Not much news in Vanity Fair's epic-length Sarah Palin profile, but there are two tidbits I haven't seen before on the Alaska governor's faithy side. First, Christian publisher Zondervan is issuing a separate, special edition of Palin's forthcoming memoir:
Soon Palin will take a crack at her own story: she has signed a book contract for an undisclosed but presumably substantial sum, and has chosen Lynn Vincent, a senior writer at the Christian-conservative World magazine, as co-author of the memoir, which is to be published next year not only by HarperCollins but also in a special edition by Zondervan, the Bible-publishing house, that may include supplemental material on faith.
Is there precedent for authors publishing separate editions for Christian readers? I've got a call into Zondervan and will report back.
The second tidbit surrounds the birth of Palin's son Trig last year:
When Trig was born, Palin wrote an e-mail letter to friends and relatives, describing the belated news of her pregnancy and detailing Trig's condition; she wrote the e-mail not in her own name but in God's, and signed it "Trig's Creator, Your Heavenly Father."
Reminds me of those roadside billboards quoting God from a few years back.