Skip to main content

Book: The Sunshine of the Gospel (Richard Sibbes)

Do you long for a heart affecting Christianity? Come find it with Richard Sibbes, a friend of the church who longs to see her betrothed to Christ. This is experiential evangelical Christianity at it's best.

I've been immersed in the works of Richard Sibbes for a while and decided to self-publish a modernised version of seven of his sermons. I've edited and formatted it, so the book feels like Sibbes but isn't quite as 17th Century as the original source material. He's the warmest and most accessible of the puritans, writing in with simple illustrations and a sweetness of attitude and language. I imagine this being a great book to read slowly and devotionally to warm your heart with Christ. I've added a short introduction and some brief applied footnotes along the way . 
  • Cost: £5, plus postage. I hope you'll find it worth that. 
  • It's bookstore quality production which I'm really happy with.
  • Use code NOSHADOW at checkout to get 20% off the book cost.  HAPPYUK305 also gets you 20% off until Feb 21st. You can usualy find Lulu discount codes via Google for between 10-25%. UK Postage for one copy is £2.99, making it £7.99 without a code, or £6.99 with a 20% off code.
  • If you order 25 copies postage falls to 79p per book (i.e. £5.79 a copy), so team up with others and then use a 20% off code and it'll be a bargainous £4.79! 
  • Lulu print on demand and deliver in about a week.
  • If there are glitches in the typesetting etc, sorry! - it's the downside of not going via a publisher... Do let me know if you spot something and I'll fix it for future editions - doesn't help you but it'd bless someone else!
I genuinely think you'll love reading this, and if you do then by all means feedback your comments - I might stick an endorsements page in a future edition if you give me something quotable!
Buy: The Sunshine of the Gospel - via Lulu.com

Comments

  1. wow great work - unfortunately shipping to singapore costs even more than the book itself!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sadness yemsee :(

    As and when I do myself a bulk order I might be able to ship something your way. What would it normally cost to send a book from UK?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks good, Bish. I'd gladly read this, but may I ask - have you had someone proof it? Self-publication can really suffer from lack of proofreading, if blogs are anything to go by. If not, may I offer to proof the text for you or is it signed off already?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Its been read by a few people, but I wouldn't bet against it having an error somewhere.

    The beauty of Lulu's approach is that its very easy to fix and upload a new version of the text - though that doesn't help those who have already got a copy.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Have you thought about publishing it in e-book format, e.g. for the Kindle, so then people don't have to worry about paying extra for postage?
    I got Sibbes' The Bruised Reed for only £0.71, and am slowly reading through it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes, what about an ebook. Really easy to do on Amazon. Have a look at: http://lifehacker.com/5735895/how-to-publish-your-book-on-amazon-kindle?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'll look into the eBook option. I know my Dad would prefer that!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Have you offered/proposed it to Banner, too? It would be a way of getting people into his and other similar titles, and would also guarantee quality of text for those of us mad enough to be put off buying from publishers whose editing/proofing process isn't reliable (I know, it's daft, but there we go). As you'll know, they do a line in puritans 'abridged & made easy to read'. Or CFP. Then it'd get marketing & distribution both sides of the pond, too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Apparently certain aspects of my churchmanship would be an obstacle to Banner. CFP possible though I've seen some of their stuff too...

    Doing it myself does potentially give me some fairly good US connections via an online market.

    I think the quality of this book is fairly good though - I've put a fair bit of effort in!

    ReplyDelete
  10. If you look into publishing as an e-book, 10ofthose.com may also be helpful - as they sell a limited selection of e-books.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes, e-book please - epub, not Kindle edition! Or maybe I'll buy from Lulu (be interesting to see how well it works!)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've just ordered a copy through Lulu.

    It would be great to see a Kindle version. I do rather love my Kindle...

    ReplyDelete
  13. oh.. I usually order through bookdepository - free worldwide delivery =)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Not sure what it would take to get Book Depository to stock a lulu book. I know I can pay a fee for Amazon to do it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. please, please publish this as an eBook so that your international blog readers can get their grubby lil mits on it.

    If that doesn't work, I guess I'll just wait to Easter and a trip to the Mother-land.

    ReplyDelete
  16. USE

    SPRINGREAD until end of March for 20% off (bigger orders)
    or GROUNDUK for free postage (for smaller quanities) until 21st March 2011.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Nice article, thanks for the information. It's very complete information. I will bookmark for next reference

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

"Big eyes full of wonder"

Books. Fiction. Libraries. Second only to churches as are the best gateways in your community to ultimate reality and new possibilities.

Our local library has just re-opened after refurbishment, and I love that our boys have spent several mornings there during the summer holidays, discovering some wonderful new stories.

I realised a few months back that I wasn't reading enough fiction. My work necessitates reading a lot of non-fiction, a mix of historical and contemporary thinking, biblical studies and theology. But fiction is the cinderella. Easily overlooked, and yet able to awaken my imagination and show me the way things are meant to be.

So I've picked up a few more lately - bought and borrowed. Not every book attempted flies, and that's ok. These have been winners though.

Ink. This is Alice Broadway's debut novel. It's young adult fiction and tells the story of Leora who lives in a world where the events of your life are tattooed on your skin. Nothing gets hid…

Uniquely Matthew

Reading gospel accounts in parallel is sometimes used to blur the differences in perspective between the evangelists, seeking to harmonise the texts and find a definitive historical account of what happened. No such thing exists because every account is biased and limited. You simply can't record everything. You have to hold a vantage point. And that's not a problem.

Matthew, Mark and Luke take a very different vantage point to John who was of course an eyewitness himself of the events. Comparing the text of Matthew, Mark and Luke across the death and resurrection of Jesus yields two steps.

Firstly, the common ground. All three accounts tell of...
Simon of Cyrene carrying the cross…. · Jesus labelled as King of the Jews…. · Criminals crucified with Jesus… · Darkness in the daytime… · Jesus' loud final cry… The women who witnessed Jesus death, and Jesus' burial… · The tomb lent to Jesus by Joseph of Arimithea… · The women who went to the tomb on the morning of the…

Songs we're singing in Church

Christians are a singing people, it's part of what we do when we gather.

Our church meets morning an evening on a Sunday - normally using 5 songs in each service. So, over the year that's about 520 song-slots available. The report from the database system we use (http://planningcenteronline.com/) tells us that in the past year we've sung about 150 different songs.

Our current most used song has been sung 11 times in the last year, just under once a month. Our top 10 are used about every 6 weeks. By #30 we're talking about songs used every two months. The tail is long and includes loads of classic hymns from across the centuries, plus other songs from the past 40 years, that we have used around once a term or less.

1. Rejoice - Dustin Kensrue



2. Come Praise & Glorify - Bob Kauflin



3. Man of Sorrows - Hillsong



4. Cornerstone - Hillsong


Rejoice was a song I didn't previously know, along with a couple of others that have quickly become firm favourites for me: Chri…