Book notes

Okay, as of very early next week, the book will be ready to go. Thanks to those of you who had poor enough judgment to encourage me to do it.

If you like my columns, you’ll like the book, but it’s written in a way that somebody doesn’t have to have read my stuff before to enjoy it and get a laugh or two. This isn’t just a rundown of “my 20 favorite columns” or anything like that. I was trying to avoid doing that, and have. I think the back of the book explains it best:

Benjamin Franklin once said that, in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Ben must have flown his kite during a lightning storm once too often, because he left out one of the biggest certainties of all: questions from children.The world is filled with challenges and potential pitfalls.

From managing money, raising children, and understanding rapidly changing technologies — to fighting wars, politics, and planning for the future — we’re surrounded by stress and confusion at every turn.

If you have children, you’re often confronted with questions on these issues. If you’re like Doug Powers, your confusion in finding an answer has led you to respond to some tough questions by simply saying, “Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It.”

“Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!” is about the long and often hilarious road that leads from the question, to the title answer. Join Doug as he talks to his children about the universe as he sees it — a journey beginning at home, encompassing global issues, and ending, fittingly, back home.

Insightful, funny, occasionally biting, but always good-natured, Doug’s conservative take on economics, politics, family, and many other issues will leave readers of any political leaning wanting more. “Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!” won’t solve any of the world’s problems, but it will help you laugh at them.


Here’s a low-resolution shot of the cover and back. I tried cover art, but never found anything I was happy with, so I decided to err on the side of caution and just do all text.

I’ll link to all the places it’s being sold as soon as they’re up and running, which will be pretty soon.

By the way, my face isn’t really as red as it comes across here… this thing has me looking like an auto-erotic asphyxiation casualty.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: