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19 posts from August 2007

August 31, 2007

Hello from Virginia Beach

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. This is also my anniversary weekend, 12 years ago Emily and I tied the knot. 6 kids and a wonderful life later...here we are!

Another destination on the Red Letters Blog Tour can be found here: Thoughts of a Gyrovague, from my good friend Carl Holmes who works at Compassion International. Second, Kevin Bowman, a friend I met via the internet a year or so ago.

August 30, 2007

Sermoncentral.com

For anyone desiring an outline of the message on Red Letters, there are two available for immediate download on Sermoncentral.com. The first is titled, We are the Good Samaritan and the second is, Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds. (click the highlighted title to download) These are great for small groups, sermons, personal study, or any kind of teaching.

I'm off to Virginia Beach today for Children's HopeChest's Partners Conference. Many of you have asked when the book will be in the stores. It's due to release September 1st, but that doesn't mean it will land on the shelves then. Should be between the 1st and 14th of September in most stores. But, it is available online now! Thanks everyone for you support of the book and the message!

August 28, 2007

Dino Rizzo

Pastor Dino Rizzo, pastor of Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has posted a review of Red Letters on his site. The Red Letters Blog tour is in full swing and I'll keep you updated on all the reviews. The book was available this morning on Amazon, but sold out by the afternoon. You can still pre-order. The book is still available on Barnes and Noble.

"I haven’t met Tom Davis yet, but I hope to one day soon.  I heard of him through Dan Ohlerking and an early-release copy of Tom’s new book he’s written called, Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds. After reading just the first chapter, I can tell you that this book is going to be a phenomenal blessing to those who read it." You can read the rest by clicking here.

El Mol Video Review of Red Letters

"El Mol " - a friend I have marked with the dubious title, "Man Out of Control," has posted a video review of Red Letters here. We've been to Russia several times together and tore up the "Leadership Network" circuit together. If you do anything today, watch it!

August 27, 2007

Central African Republic's Forgotten Crisis

The military and rebels in CAR have created a terrible humanitarian crises. Orphans and widows are fast becoming the majority of the population and have no access to basic amenities, sanitation, water, and food. Click here to see pictures from the crisis. 

August 24, 2007

FaceBook

I finally made it to Facebook. Click HERE to view my profile. If you're on, invite me as a friend!

August 22, 2007

Feed An Orphan for a Month

Just received 100 of the first copies of Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds and it looks amazing! The publisher designed a two-color interior with the red 'blood' smeared on each chapter. That sounds kind of demented. All of Jesus' red-letter words are also red. The really cool thing is the sticker on the front that reads, "Buy this book & feed an orphan for a month." So when you buy the book, you're making a difference in the world!

I'm signing all of these for 'author bookplates' going to several online bookstores. One week till the release date! Here's another endorsement on the back cover:

"Red Letters challenges individuals and churches to move together as a compassionate army of Jesus' love, bringing peace and hope to a world in need."
  STEVE MCEVEETY, producer, Passion of the Christ and Braveheart

August 20, 2007

China Fights Rising Cases of HIV

For the fist time, sex has become the primary reason for new HIV infections in China. Previously, it was due to drug use. This is a serious issue for China as HIV infections now spread into the main population. With the numbers of people living in China and the size of the cities, this is something to worry about. Read the BBC article here.               

August 16, 2007

A Free Trip for 2 to Africa!

EMI and Children's HopeChest are giving a way an all expense paid trip for 2 to Africa. All meals, accommodations, safaris, everything is paid for. You will accompany me and a small group to Swaziland, the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. If you win, you get to pick who you want to come with you! Register now at www.hearitfirst.com/redletters, and watch this video:

August 15, 2007

Orphans Thrown Away Like Tissue Paper

What happens to a society when the orphan population explodes because of AIDS? Imagine that happening in your home town. Thousands of your neighbors would be little 12 and 13 year old boys and girls raising their younger siblings. No parents, no sense of right and wrong, just abandoned kids raising kids. It's almost too hard to believe this is the reality for millions of children living in our world. Please Read this article to get a grasp on this crisis. There is something to be done. We can be 'Good Samaritans' and make a difference in the life of an orphan. If you don't know where to start, Five for 50 is a great option.
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