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New Pages, Plans, and Books
September 16, 2014
Thank you to all our subscribers. We've been quiet lately because we've been swamped with projects we are very excited about.
At the head of those projects is the formation of Greatest Stories Ever Told (GSET), a publishing company which seemed to just happen. Because of my book, which is now called Decoding Nicea, along with three booklets we published for myself and my daughter-in-law, Esther, we learned something about both publishing and publicity.
Over the last year, I had several opportunities to help people with their own self-publishing and explain the some of the pros and cons. Then I ran across the most incredible retelling of the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus. It was written by a teenage girl, who apparently was able to put herself in Mary's shoes. I was captivated from front to back. After a few months, I decided I had to try to publish it for her.
I contacted her family, paid her an advance, and as a result The Promise is going to be GSET's first release on November 1. It will be both a great read and a great inexpensive Christmas gift.
Along the way, we were approached by the author of another book, called Forgotten Gospel. Reading this one will take a little work, but it is more than worth it.
I met the author about 18 months ago, before he had written the book, and his explanation of the Gospel of the kingdom is simply phenomenal. I have heard attempts to explain why Jesus emphasized the Gospel of the kingdom for 30 years, but never anything that walks a person through the Bible like Matthew Bryan does.
If you have any appreciation for what you have found on Christian-history.org, then take my word on it that for those of you with the time to explore the Scriptures behind Forgotten Gospel, it is nothing less than earth-shaking. I can tell you it is very much in line with the thinking of the early churches.
We have a web site now at GSETpublishing.com with my books, Esther's book, and continuing information on the progress of the two books soon to be released.
One other project in the works is a weekly online radio broadcast, as soon as we figure out how to do it well. We want to make it interactive, so that listeners can both call in and type into the show when it's on. If you're interested in Christion history, as I assume you are if you signed up for this newsletter, then there will be no better way to engage, discuss, learn and apply the lessons our predecessors in the faith have forged for us.
The final project is a rework of Christian-history.org to organize it better. It has grown over a five year period, and like all growing works, organizing the rapidly growing information has been difficult, especially with a year's break when the Lord forced me into a hospital ministry in the blood cancer ward. It's one of the best things that ever happened to me, and my recovery has been amazingly thorough ... thank you, Lord!
I've never been good at organization, but I'm not alone now. I have some help with both the publishing company and the web site.
Again, thank you for all your support. Don't forget to keep up with us at our FB page as well at https://www.facebook.com/christian.history.for.everyman
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