Information Packet for 300th Anniversary Devotional Available from Brethren Press

(Jan. 23, 2007) — A packet of information for congregations wishing to make prepublication orders of “Fresh from the Word,” a daily devotional book for the 300th anniversary of the Brethren movement, is now available from Brethren Press.

The packet has been mailed to the church board chair of each Church of the Brethren congregation. The packet includes information about the devotional book, an order form with discounts for prepublication orders, a sampler of the daily devotions, an idea sheet, camera ready advertisements for a church newsletter or bulletin insert, an announcement script, and a poster.

The devotional book celebrates the Brethren anniversary with 366 devotions, one for each day of the anniversary year 2008. The more than 100 writers are drawn from all six of the Brethren groups, including the Church of the Brethren, the Brethren Church, and several others–and from some of the countries beyond the US where Brethren are following Christ today. Devotions are “perpetually dated,” and are not linked to the day of the week, so that the book can be reused in years to come. The volume is in hardcover, with a ribbon bookmark, and includes indexes of the writers and scriptures, and a family tree of the Brethren movement.

Congregations may order at a discount before the devotional goes to press this summer. Order by March 15 to receive a discount off the list price of $20. No payment is due until the books are received. Prepublication orders at this special discount are nonreturnable.

Discounts are: 25 percent off single copies ($15 each); or 40 percent off orders of l0 or more ($12 each). After March 15, orders of 10 or more copies will still receive a discount of 25 percent.

For a copy of the packet, to place an order, or for more information, contact Brethren Press at 800-441-3712.


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