The scanning of the paintings should be completed this week, and then on to our layout man. When the pages are laid out, complete with text and pictures, we will send sample pages to a few Messianic leaders asking for endorsements. We'd appreciate your prayers that we'd have favor with these leaders and they'd be able to take the time to review our work and write an endorsement. This could help greatly with the marketing and sales of the books.
Pre-orders of the book are slowly coming in, and our fund for printing the book is beginning to build up. We still have quite a ways to go, so if you want to pre-order a copy of the book, Hanukkah is Great, we'd sure appreciate it. The books will be sold for a price between $18 and $20 once they are printed. But we are offering big discounts for anyone who pre-orders the books.
You can get a case of 20 books for $250, which comes to $12.50 per book. You can also pre-order one copy for $15, (or $20 if you want it shipped out to you). Right now we are accepting checks through the mail. Please make any checks out to Shalom Ministries. Mail to Messianic Family Publishing, 553 Irving Place, University Park IL 60484. If you want to make a donation over and above the pre-order price, we will gratefully accept it. Shalom Ministries is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Soon we hope to make the pre-orders available on our website, where you can pay with Paypal.
We have been invited to speak about this project at Temple Shalom Yisrael, Rolling Meadows, IL, at the Sabbath Service on November 12. Dave will talk about the mulit-generational vision, and the importance that good books play in this vision. We will also share about the process of putting together this Hanukkah children's book. You are certainly invited to attend if you can (meeting at the Community Church of Rolling Meadows; the service begins at 10:30 a.m., with a half hour prayer time before that).