HERE’S THE UTTER SHOCK OF IT.
I was just getting started writing this article to promote the baby-brand-new Casual English Bible New Testament Atlas that I self-published through Amazon on Friday.
(No, publishers didn’t turn me down. I didn’t invite them to the party. I’m inviting you, instead.)
I wanted to promote the book and show you where you can look inside the Bible atlas and see every page of it.
Well, I went to Amazon to check the link to the Bible atlas.
That was just a few minutes ago. I saw—to my absolute delight and de-lovely surprise—that the book is the #1 NEW RELEASE CHRISTIAN BIBLE ATLAS IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE, and in a hotly contested category.
How’d that happen?
For the first 50 souls to respond between now and midnight on Valentine’s Day,
- If you donate $10 or more
- and promise to review the book on a site like Amazon or GoodReads (for better or worse)
- I’ll send you a copy of the book.
Just tell me where to mail it.
As for the 10 words, it’s a short review of the atlas. Maybe something like this:
“Boy is this handsome book the cat’s meow. Meow. Meow.”
Or, more sadly:
“It’s not Raymond in Gilead. And it’s not Old Gezer.”
A little help, please
We’re at the point where we need to bring on more hands. We want to move this Bible project more quickly. And we want to widen it more broadly, producing more Bible study leader’s guides, maps, and other easy-reading Bible study resources.
We want to get this entire Bible in print. We’re doing this paraphrase especially for people who haven’t read the Bible.
We’re trying to make it engaging enough that even non-Christians will find it easy to follow along.
I think my wife is weary of telling to stop working at 9 o-clock. PM. I know Buddy the Dog is. He wants to rest at my feet in the media/recording room at night. So he comes to hound me by resting his chin on my mouse-moving right arm. He messes with my mouse, to stop me from typing.
I work a full workday, with an apple or something else light for lunch, then a break for supper, and back at it usually until Buddy the Dog comes to get me.
I’m at the point where I need to go bigger or go fishing.
If you’re willing and able, here’s the donation link: STEVE, BOY DO YOU NEED HELP.
If you’re in on this, send me a note. Just say,
“I donated and here’s my address.”
I’ll have Amazon send the book to you.
But write the review, please. In the past I’ve discovered most people don’t. I’m sure most intend to, but time gets away from them.
Wouldn’t it be terrible if someone got to the pearly gates and St. Peter said, “You can’t come in. You didn’t write that book review you promised Steve.”
I would feel so guilty. I would intercede. Most likely but not necessarily.