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Mr. Rogers in the acknowledgments

As we created Audacious Ignatius, a team of friends gave us invaluable feedback. Feedback on theology, the life of St. Ignatius, grammar, and the rhythm of the words.

One of the most clever ideas came from a friend for a blurb on the back cover. Here it is on an early mock up of the dust jacket:

Hilarious, right?

In the final days before printing, though, Katie and I read this article about how seriously Mr. Rogers took how literally young people interpret speech. (If you read it, scroll down to #1-9 of how to craft a message in “Fred-ish.”)

The dear Fred Rogers would probably would not put this in a book. We ultimately decided to take it out, but wanted to share it so you could giggle a bit.