Happy Sunday! We’re still waiting for the sun, after several days of rain, but I am blessed to be able to say that we have had no flooding here. Spring seems to appear for a day or two and then it chills out again, but at least the flowers are showing. My tulips have yet to bloom, but the daffodils are out.
It has been some time since I have blogged about my books. That is pretty much because I have been quite caught up in the priest course I have been taking, as well as the community work I am doing as a deacon. My books are, of course, still available and still not selling like hotcakes.
I will one day find my audience and will sell a few, I’m sure, but since retirement, my focus has changed a bit. My focus with the books was, of course, the Bible and although I have moved away from the books, I guess I can still say that my focus is the Bible, although even more of the content and the teachings of Jesus, most specifically, to love thy neighbour.
I am doing two friendly visits a week with a couple of lovely ladies, and I have monthly accessibility advisory meetings to help those in need. I have also begun visiting with palliatives and find that quite fulfilling. I am hoping that the palliatives do, on some level. Thus far, the palliatives I have had the opportunity to visit have been unresponsive, so it may be the family that gets more out of my visit than the palliative themselves.
But. back to the books. I still believe that they are helpful to Christian children from the ages of 3 to 6. I think that particularly Sunday schools would benefit. If you want to have a look, go to http://www.janetkwarren.com/books.html. All four books are shown there. The links will take you to Amazon.com, however, they are also available at Amazon.ca, and most if not all of the Amazon websites.
These make great gifts for young children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Each of the four books has six stories. Each of those stories is a Bible story told from an animal’s point of view. This will make it easy for the child to remember the story. That makes 24 stories and I haven’t duplicated an animal yet!
You will read of Noah’s ark from the dove’s point of view, the walls of Jericho from a dog’s point of view, Daniel in the lion’s den from a lioness’ point of view. I think they are kind of cute and the illustrations are lovely
All books are available in hardcover, softcover and ebook, although for small children, I think that the hardcover is the most durable.
So, consider purchasing one or two (or the whole set!) and read them to your little ones. It will be a nice way to enjoy a little Bible reading from a different point of view.
Well, that’s about all the marketing I can manage. Marketing is not my thing, but it seems that if you write, you also need to market, or the books just stay in the boxes, or on the shelves. I think that once I reach out to the right group, my books will find a home.
And, it’s time to get onto other things! I had the pleasure of delivering the homily for our Sunday cyber service, which you will find here: http://www.communitycatholicchurch.com/onlineworship.htm. I was also at St. George’s Anglican church in Gore’s Landing today for service. This has become a big part of my life now and I love it! And not that I have blogged, I have some other things that need to be taken care of!
May you find what you love to do! God bless!