Shoppers with an eye for making
personal changes are the focus of two offers.
Parable encourages people to “Shape
Up Your Soul, Body & Finances,” offering The One Year Bible
in NLT and NIV editions for $14.97 each (usual price $18.99). 31
Days to a Younger You by Arlene Pellicane is reduced from $11.99
to $9.97 while Fit For My King by Sheri Rose Shepherd, usually
$12.99, is available for $10.97.
Parable's promotion also features Ellie
Kay's The 60 Minute Money Workout, reduced from $14.99 to
$12.97 and includes a coupon for free shipping on online orders of
$40 or more.
Mardel Christian & Education leads
its emailing with the One Year Bible God Sightings editions,
available in NLT and NIV, for $9.99. The same price is given to The
Daily Bible, NIV. Mardel also presents the deluxe, bonded leather
edition of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young for $9.99, down from
$19.99, and a selection of spiral journals for $5 each.
Family Christian Stores introduces its
2011 Book of the Year, Francis Chan's Crazy Love, at $11.24,
reduced from $14.99. The 4-CD audio edition is reduced from $19.99 to
$14.99. The chain also features Chan's The Forgotten God for
$11.24. Jentezen Franklin's Fasting, with a bonus CD/DVD, is
offered for $11.99, a saving of $8 on the regular price.
LifeWay Christian Stores' music
emailing presents a selection of $5 CDs, among them BarlowGirl's Love
& War, Point of Grace's How You Live, Deluxe Edition
and Mandisa's True Beauty. Brandon Heath's forthcoming Leaving
Eden is priced at $9.99 for pre-purchase, down from $13.99. The
promotion also offers Priscilla Shirer's forthcoming book, Life
Interrupted, for pre-buy at $9.99, with a free copy of her One
In A Million, through Feb. 28.
Christianbook.com prices Kara
Williamson's CD, Undisguised, at $1.99 (regular price $13.99).
Book offers include Dr. Don Colbert's Eat This and Live! For Kids
for $9.99, down from $17.99, and Bill Hybels' Too Busy Not To Pray
hardcover club edition for $4.99 from $15.
Last-minute Christmas deals can be
found aplenty, with Family Christian Stores leading the way with a
bumper promotion offering savings of up to 50% on a wide range of
Among the half-off items are children's
titles including Stephen Elkins' 100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs (from $19.99 to $9.99) and top adult titles including Dave
Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover: Revised Third Edition ($24.99
to $12.49) and Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotional ($16.99
The chain also has all sweatshirts and
Christmas tees at half-price, while Bibles are reduced up to 40%,
including the NIV Adventure Bible, available for $16.70
(regular price, $27.99). Boxed fiction is marked down 20%, pricing
Karen Kingsbury's “Above the Line” set at $35.99 (regularly
$44.99) and Janette Oke's “Love Comes Softly,”: books 5-8, for
Parable leads its promotion with Jesus
Calling specials, pricing the imitation leather edition at $14.97
for online shoppers, down from $18.99. The children's edition is
available for $19.97 online, reduced from $14.99. Bodie & Brock
Thoene's The Gathering Storm, the first in their new “Zion
Dairies” series, is offered for $12.97 (usual price, $14.99).
Mardel Christian & Education is
taking an additional 25% off all framed art and offering a 50%
reduction on ESV Study Bibles. The chain also has graphic tees from
Kerusso for $9.99 and select CDs available for $5 each. They include
Toby Mac's Portable Sounds, Kutless' Strong Tower and
Jeremy Camp's Speaking Louder Than Before.
Berean Christian Stores promotes the
final days of its Christmas Bucks program which gives discounts on
January shopping for December purchases. Included in the emailing is
an additional coupon offering 15% off purchases between $35 and $75,
20% off $75-$125 and 25% off $125-plus.
Daniel Harrell, senior minister of
Colonial Church, Edina, Minn., wanted to do more than preach about Leviticus—he
wanted to live it. He records his online Levites-for-a-month experiment in How
to Be Perfect: One Church’s Audacious Experiment in Living the Old Testament
Book of Leviticus.
and a likeminded group of 18 church members share insights into their desire to
be holy and their need for much grace. Although the pastor admits he doesn’t
always understand Levitical law concerning food, clothing and skin disease, he
explains such regulations are given because God wants to be involved in every
area of life.
book, which will appeal to younger readers, vacillates between a serious
attempt at holiness and an excuse for lightheartedness. However, Harrell
addresses with insight some social issues such as homosexuality and poverty. He
also successfully relates Jesus’ teaching to Old Testament law, and underscores
getting to the heart of God’s commands rather than mere appearances.
of similar titles such as A.J. Jacobs’ The Year of Living Biblically may
be interested to see how Harrell’s congregation approached the subject, and how
the church used social media to start this movement.
Christmas savings are the big emphasis,
as Berean Christian Stores promotes its Christmas Bucks program. The
chain is offering $10 to spend in January for every $50 spent through
Dec. 24. Its email promotion also includes a coupon for 50% off a
second Bible with the purchase of one at regular price, through Dec.
LifeWay Christian Stores offers a
coupon for 33% off one regularly priced item in its Last Minute Sale,
Dec. 17-18, while Family Christian Stores presents a coupon for 25%
off a customer's entire purchase, valid through Jan. 2, 20011. Family
also announces extended shopping hours, Dec. 19, noon-7 p.m.; Dec.
20-23, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Berean's emailing highlights Bible
savings, with 30% off select NIVs and 25% of NLT editions. LifeWay
spotlights DVDs for Christmas gifts—The Blind Side reduced
from $19.98 to $15.99 and Amish Grace down from $22.98 to
Family focuses on children's products,
with savings of up to 50%. The Voyage of the Dawntreader Movie
Tie-In Edition Box Set of C.S. Lewis' seven “Narnia” books is
priced at $45 and Fisher-Price's Little People Nativity set is
available for $29.97 (regular price, $39.99).
Parable stores include a coupon for $5 off an online purchase of $20 or more through Dec. 18. The email highlights "Stories of Enduring Love< featuring the first two titles in Karen Kingsbury's "Timeless Love" series for $12.97 each. The same price is offered for the first release in Brock and Bodie Thoene's new ?Zion Diaries" series, The Gathering Storm.
Michael Phillips pens an adventurous tale of
amateur harpist Angel Marie Buchan and her encounter with the townspeople of a
Scottish village full of dark secrets.
widow, 40-year-old Marie fulfills her dream to visit the land of the Celts.
Traveling from her home in Canada, she finds herself drawn to the fishing
village of Port Scarnose and extends her stay when her harp captures the
interest of Gwendolyn, a savant with a degenerative disease, and the curate,
Iain Barclay. Marie becomes entangled in the folklore around Gwendolyn's birth,
and learns that both the curate and the duke were in love with Gwendolyn's
mother, who died in childbirth.
Retailing News Editor Eric
Tiansay talks with Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis' stepson and executive producer
of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn
Treader—to be released
Dec. 10 by Walden Media and 20th Century Fox.
Executer of the C.S. Lewis estate,
of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
and Prince Caspian,
the first two
installments of “The
Chronicles of Narnia” movie
the importance of
box-office support for
Treader from the
faith-based community, including Christian retailers and
churches. Listen below.