Covenant Living chaplain publishes new book

Special to the Reporter

The Reverend Greg Asimakoupoulos, who has been the chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores on Mercer Island since 2013, has published a new book. The 350-page volume is titled “Intersections: Reflections on Life and Faith” and is a collection of newspaper columns Asimakoupoulos has written for the Mercer Island Reporter over the past 17 years.

According to Mercer Islander Michael Medved, who wrote an endorsement for the book, “The writing of Greg Asimakoupoulos has the power to move, inspire, amuse and, best of all, to surprise you. His unexpected enlightening connections can help the reader see the world with refreshed eyes as we travel the intersections of faith and everyday life with a wise and sympathetic guide.”

Asimakoupoulos, who grew up in Wenatchee, began writing a faith-and-values column for the Reporter when he and his family moved from Illinois to Mercer Island in 2005 to become lead pastor of Evergreen Covenant Church. His bi-weekly columns have subsequently been picked up by The Wenatchee World and The Chicago Daily Herald.

“I’m grateful these columns have a second life,” Asimakoupoulos observed. “My simple essays with a spiritual application were written to provide a crosswalk at the intersection of where daily living meets what we believe.”

Asimakoupoulos, the author of 15 books, began publishing articles while on the pastoral staff at Interbay Covenant Church in Seattle (now Quest Church) 40 years ago. The cover art for “Intersections” features a painting of a rainy downtown Seattle. The renown Pacific Northwest artist, David Marty, was a member of Interbay Covenant Church when Asimakoupoulos was the pastor.

The book is dedicated to the late Carl Taylor, who as senior pastor hired Asimakoupoulos, a young inexperienced seminary student in 1979 to be his associate at Interbay. Taylor passed away earlier this year as the book was being envisioned.

“Intersections: Reflections on Life and Faith” is available at Island Books as well as through and