My wife and I are now senior citizens and have been involved in ministry for over 20 years. We utilize the gifts of counseling, giving, and teaching, both here in the USA as well as at home in El Salvador.
One of my gifts is the gift of teaching. My desire has always been to expound God's Word, not only in a congregational setting but also through the written word in "short-story" format with faith and Biblical focus.
Over the past 7 years, I have compiled 20 short-stories, poems, and insights into a 172 page eBook that reflect the Judeo-Christian faith in both Biblical and non-Biblical settings using both Biblical and non-Biblical characters.
There are people in this world that might not pick up the Bible to read every day, but who might be led to read a novel about adventures in the faith. In this way, they might identify themselves with the characters in the stories that undergo adventures and struggles in the faith. In this way, they might come to a deeper understanding of God and of themselves.
My eBook is entitled "God Tales, An Anthology." So far, I have sent it to people for pocket change, or as a free gift. My desire is that this eBook might be published in paperback and shared with the entire world. I sent this eBook to a few publishers.
A received a positive response from Covenant Book Publishers. They are excited about the book and have expressed the desire to publish it for a $3600 fee. (round figure). For my wife and I, who are seniors and semi-retired and of low income, this sum is impossible for us since we support our family members in El Salvador who are ministering in a local church.
For the sum of $3600, Covenant Books will; edit the manuscript, typeset, do cover design, convert to various digital formats to offer to Apple, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, assign an ISBN number, distribute through Ingram, Spring Arbor, create an author web page, do publicity and press release, make a promotional video trailer, create a 30-second video commercial which promotes the book.
I think that many people who love to read novels and short-stories will benefit from this book, as it will bring them closer to a personal relationship with God through Yeshua (Jesus).
This support will mean a lot to me as a first-time author. It is hard for a first-time author to launch a book without adequate funding. I am trying to get these funds between now and December of this year.
If you desire a free copy of my eBook, just write to me through "Go-Fund-Me" and let me know. I will be happy to send you a free "e" copy.
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