On March 1st, 2015, A Year of Living Prayerfully will hit bookstands around the world. It’s the culmination of 2 years of hard work, and the fulfillment of a dream that’s almost a decade in the making. To celebrate, I’m giving away 7 bonuses worth $295 to everyone who buys a copy between now and March 9th and e-mails me the receipt. I’ll share the details in a moment.
I won’t spend time in this post telling you about the book. I’ve made a fancy landing page for that reason, complete with an endorsement from Moses himself. But seriously, I hope that this book makes you laugh. And cry. And think. And share. And serve. And pray. Above all, I hope it draws you closer to Jesus. This book is just the beginning…
I want to give you as much value as possible. I want you to have an experience. So keep reading all the way to the bottom, because there’s a gift here for everyone. If you buy the book this week, I will give you seven FREE bonuses:
1. A Super Shiny Video Interview with Mark Buchanan
Pastor, professor, super legit author, and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, Mark Buchanan is a gifted writer without peer. A literary agent (not his own) called him “the next C. S. Lewis.” Mark is my writing mentor, and he’s published 7 books so far. In this interview, we talk about writing process, motivation, and hobbits.
2. An Exclusive Audio Interview with Ann Spangler
Ann Spangler is a Christian publishing powerhouse. With over 40 years of experience in editorial, marketing, and management at 3 publishing houses, Ann has seen it all. She was the literary agent for such works as Sally Lloyd Jones’s The Jesus Storybook Bible, Jim Cymbala’s Fresh Wind Fresh Fire, Jerry Sittser’s A Grace Disguised, and dozens of other highly acclaimed titles. As an author herself, Ann has written almost a dozen books – including Women of the Bible and Praying the Names of Jesus, and has sold over 3 million copies so far. In this interview, we talk about writing, publishing, how to land an agent, industry trends, and prayer.
3. Author Outtakes
My first draft of A Year of Living Prayerfully clocked in at well over 113,000 words. Eight drafts later, I arrived at the final print with around 105K. Where did those extra 8,000 words go? For various reasons (theme, flow, timing, my editor disliking BBQ, etc), we excluded them from the book. Here are a few of those extra words, plus 10 extra images. The 9 bonus chapters include…
The Kosher Hotel
Yes – you read that correctly – it’s a real thing.
Inside North Korea
Your humble reporter and his dispatches from inside the hermit kingdom.
The incredible, powerful true story of how prayer saved a marriage. It’ll knock your socks off.
The Hometown Passover
In which Jared attends his very first Passover. This tale may or may not include diarrhea.
The very cool story in which I interview a woman who predicted that Francis would become the next Pope.
A Handy Guide to Jewishness
I had a lot of fun in Brooklyn,
Sabbath with the Angels
Red Bull and unicorns were involved.
The Holy Dragon Island
The story of my journey to the mystical land of Lindisfarne in Northern England. For history nerds only.
Church (Dis)Unity at Its Finest
The incredible true story of a 250-year argument on the doorstep of Christ’s tomb.
4. Photo Gallery
Includes 2 dozen of my favorite behind-the-scenes photographs from the journey, including the Vatican cafeteria, John Wesley’s prayer closet, my monk’s cell on Mount Athos, Benny Hinn’s private jet, and Mount Zion at sunset…
5. Twelve Free Ebooks
A Year of Living Prayerfully is a very wide, broad book on prayer and pilgrimage. After reading it, you’ll hopefully want to dig deep into prayer like never before, and these are the Christian prayer classics to help you on your journey. Twelve more books! Many of the authors are mentioned and quoted in my book, including:
- Brother Lawrence
- Teresa of Avila
- Charles Finney
- Andrew Murray
- Ignatius of Loyola
These 12 ebooks will provide you with many months of enjoyment and encouragement, and it’s all yours free with the purchase of a copy of A Year of Living Prayerfully.
6. Daily Inspiration
Want a daily reminder to pray? Your bonus pack include 5 gorgeous inspirational desktop background quote posters, in 4 different sizes each. Here’s a sneak peek…
7. Greater Good
When you purchase a copy of A Year of Living Prayerfully, you’re not just buying a book – you’re supporting a mission. My book is owned by a non-profit, and all my author royalties go to missions and ministry. My publisher, Tyndale House Publishers, is also owned by a non-profit, and they give away their dividends. (The Tyndale Foundation has given away over $170 million in today’s dollars, so I’ve got some catch-up to do!)
By purchasing copies of this book, you’re investing in human trafficking prevention, Bible translation, Christian education, disaster relief, micro-finance, and so much more.
In addition to all the bonuses above, head over to Facebook and LIKE my fan page and we’ll pay to plant a tree in the third world. Trees, as you know, are awesome: they replenish groundwater, improve air quality, renew exhausted soil, increase crop production, and providing income diversity for entire communities. We’ll plant a tree for every new FB fan between now and the giveaway deadline, so feel free to share this page with your friends so even more trees get planted.
But wait, there’s way more! Thinking of buying copies for friends, family, colleagues, employees, or ministry partners?
Sweet and simple: purchase 10 copies and I’ll record a personalized video to say hello to your group. Perfect for book clubs and small groups.
This one’s fun: purchase 100 copies for your church members or employees, and you’ll get a half-hour to talk about whatever you’d like, whether it be about beards, burritos, cheap world travel, prayer, or publishing.
Purchase 1000 copies for your conference attendees and I will give a 60-minute presentation at the venue of your choice in the continental United States or Canada. Date of keynote and presentation content to be mutually agreed upon.
We’ll meet in Hamilton and spend a jam-packed day together: We’ll have lunch and dinner, see Niagara Falls, go up the CN Tower, see the revival spots in Hamilton, and discuss whatever topics you choose. (Transportation to Hamilton not included, but I’ll put you up for 1 night at a Christian retreat center.)
By purchasing a copy of A Year of Living Prayerfully, you’ll get 2 exclusive interviews, 5 desktop background, 9 bonus chapters, 12 free ebooks, heaps of bulk goodies, a tree gifted to someone in need, and the book’s profits going to charity… all for the price of a super-sized Big Mac meal.
This offer is only valid through the end of the day, March 9th, EST. To get these FREE bonuses, you must take these three steps:
1. Purchase A Year of Living Prayerfully from your favorite bookseller.
You can chose from one of the online retailers below or your local bookseller, in hardcover/ebook/audiobook. The hardcover retails for $18.99 USD, but many retailers are selling it for less than $14.00.
2. Send me your receipt code.
Head over to the Bonus Signup page, enter your name, email, and receipt code, and click the button. It’s that simple.
3. Confirm your e-mail address.
I don’t want to accidentally spam anyone, so I use a standard double opt-in e-mail list process. I will reply to your e-mail and ask you to confirm your address before I proceed further. (Interbots do it for me, but you get the idea.)
Once you’re confirmed, I will e-mail you the link to the special Prayerfully Bonus Download Page, where you’ll get access to all the rewards.
(Bulk purchasers should also complete this 3-step process, and then send a message through the contact form to arrange your additional goodies.)
If you have any questions about this offer, please check the FAQs.
If you’re serious about taking your prayer life to a whole new level, order your copy of A Year of Living Prayerfully today and get started. Again, this offer ends on March 9th, 2015. Don’t miss it!
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