IVP are publishing a book by me on pomography in April 2010. And I heard today that InterVarsity are going to publish a US edition. But what to call it? IVP have asked for your feedback. What do you think of the following suggestions? Or can you come up with a better alternative?
XXXChange: Living Pom Free
XXXChange: Liberating Truth for Those Struggling with Pom
Pom Free: Captured by a Better Vision
Porn – the Naked Truth: Captured by a Better Vision
Captured by a Better Vision: Living Pom Free
Captured by a Better Vision: Liberating Truth for Those Struggling with Pom
I like XXXChange. It implies (1) changing pom, symbolised by the triple X, (2) said aloud it is ‘exchange’ which evokes the idea of exchanging pom for the promises of God; and (3) the X can stand for the cross – change through the cross. However, if you say it to someone then you need to spell if they are going to look it up on something like Amazon. Not sure how significant that is.
Pom Free is good except that people for a certain age will think of ‘Born Free’ the film about raising lion cubs.
I also like ‘Captured by a Better Vision’ as it sums up the central theme of the book and plays on the visual nature of pom. It does mean you need a subtitle with the word pom to make it explicit (if you’ll pardon the pun) what the book is about.
[As usual, because my blog software screens inappropriate words, I replaced the ‘rn’ of pom with an ‘m’ – but you get the idea – particularly if you read it quickly.]