Eleventh eNewsletter, week of Nov. 7, 1999
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1. About the eNewsletter's continuing evolution
2. Our New Web Site
3. The 2000 Liturgical Calendar Introduced
4. A Special Offer -- the Pre-publication sale of Steps to Recovery from
5. Promissory Notes are Still Available
6. Christmas is Coming!
7. Adam's Last Word
1. We are continuing to fiddle with the Chi Rho Press eNewsletter. We
to satisfy three constituencies. We have to abide by requirements from our
email service, OneList.com, that we send something out at least once a week.
We want to keep in mind your interests and needs, that your email post box
doesn't fill up with junk. And we at Chi Rho Press have our hopes, that what
we send is interesting, useful, informative, and may even let you know about
one of our products that will assist you in your life and ministry.
So we are trying new formats, and now Adam is leaning toward a more informal
design most weeks, with a full eNewsletter once or twice a month, and shorter,
informal notices other weeks. Of course, we would like to hear what would be
most useful for you!
2. New Web Site.
Our Web master, Mark David Streetman and Adam DeBaugh had a scanning party
Thursday night and rescanned most of our books. Mark has loaded them on the
Web site, so it now has a clearer, brighter look, which we hope you will
We have discovered that Web sites are always under construction, so we will be
fine-tuning it, adding graphics, rewriting, and adding text on a regular
Soon to come: menu bars on every page to make navigating around the site
easier, an interactive on line order form, and more graphics! Check it out at
3. New Liturgical Calendar.
Chi Rho Press has published a liturgical calendar for MCC and other Christian
communities of faith every year since 1995. The Rev. Joseph Gilbert has
wonderful job creating these calendars for us. This year, Joseph has retired
from that task in order to enjoy his retirement years.
The Rev. Tom Bohache, pastor of MCC in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, has taken on
the liturgical calendar this year. Naturally it is somewhat different from in
past years, but the scripture readings for every Sunday and holy day are
listed, along with new secular readings that Tom has accumulated in his long
and successful ministry. He has also added a chart of liturgical colors, and
The Liturgical Calendar for Year B, which begins with the first Sunday of
Advent on November 28, 1999 and goes through the end of the church year in
November, 2000, is now available for $4.95 each, $3.75 each for six or more
copies, plus shipping and handling.
(Shipping and handling is $2.50 for total orders of up to $19.99, $3.50 for
orders of $20 to $39.99, $4.50 for orders of $40 to $59.99, $5.50 for
$60 to $79.99, $6.50 for orders of $80 to $99.99, and 7% of the order for
orders of over $100.)
4. Special Offer
Chi Rho Press is pleased to announce the up-coming publication of "Steps to
Recovery from Bible Abuse," by Dr. Rembert Truluck.
This long-awaited book will retail for $24.95, but we are now offering a
Pre-Paid, Pre-Publication Sale. From now until the books are delivered from
the printer and bindery, "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" is available for
$19.95, plus shipping and handling.
This price (20% off the list price) is only available for pre-paid orders
received before publication of "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse."
Books ordered through this Pre-Paid, Pre-Publication Sale will be the first
ones shipped as the book rolls off the presses. Send your check or money
order, made out to Chi Rho Press, to us at P.O. Box 7864, Gaithersburg, MD
Shipping and handling for this special sale is $2.50 for one book, $3.50 for
two books, $4.50 for three books, $5.50 for four books, $6.50 for five books,
and 7% of the total for six or more books ordered. You may order (and prepay)
as many books as you want at this $19.95 price.
"Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse," says Dr. Truluck, "will be over 500
of information and encouragement to equip gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgendered people and all others who have been abused and oppressed by
religion to learn the truth and to rejoice and grow in their God-given
"Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" is organized in 18 chapters. The first
five chapters contain introductory material, including essays on "Why this
is Here," "My Story" by Dr. Truluck, "Jesus Heals Sick Religion," "Guidelines
for Small Groups," and "How to Use this Book."
The next 13 chapters are the Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse. Each of the
13 Steps contains four Bible Study Lessons, suitable for personal study or
small group use. As a result there are 52 Lessons, one for each week of the
The 13 Steps are organized into five parts, "Jesus and Spiritual Freedom,"
"Eliminate the Negative," "Accentuate the Positive," "Reach Out," and "Beyond
In addition, there are six special studies in the book's appendix: "How I Lead
Workshops and Small Groups," "Homosexuality and the Bible," "Challenging the
Ex-Gay Industry," "The Dynamics of Religious Abuse," "A Gay Christian's
Response to the Southern Baptists," and "How do You Name God?"
With all this information and at over 500 pages, "Steps to Recovery from Bible
Abuse" is well worth the $24.95 list price. So the Pre-Paid, Pre-Publication
sale price of $19.95 is a true bargain. And by sending your check or money
order for this pre-publication sale you will also enable Chi Rho Press to pay
for much of the printing immediately.
Rembert Truluck says, "'Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse' is far more than a
book of information, Bible studies, and personal experiences. It is a book
will be extended through my web site in on-going expanding resources of
updates, bibliography, and new information about our dynamic changing world
our place in it. This combination of book and web site will provide a
practical and constantly up-dated resource for individuals and small groups to
learn and experience the truth and to share their hope with others."
Send your check or money order for this important, ground-breaking book today
to Chi Rho Press, P.O. Box 7864, Gaithersburg, MD 20898. Thank you!
5. "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" Promissory Notes Still Available
In order to fund the production of Dr. Rembert Truluck's book, "Steps to
Recovery from Bible Abuse," $1,000 Promissory Notes at 8% interest are
available. We are looking for people who are interested in supporting Dr.
Truluck's excellent work by helping to fund the publication of his book. The
notes will be repaid over a two year period at 8% simple interest, with
payments being sent quarterly. Write Adam@...
information. Read more about Dr. Truluck's ministry and "Steps to Recovery
from Bible Abuse" at http://www.truluck.com.
6. Christmas is coming and you might want to consider the gift of books
this year. Here are a few gifts books we especially recommend:
The Bible and Homosexuality, Fifth Edition, by the Rev. Michael England.
$10.95 each, six or more copies for $8.95 each, plus shipping and handling.
From Wounded Hearts: Faith Stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
People and Those Who Love Them, compiled and edited by Roberta Showalter
Kreider. $19.95 each, six or more for $14.95 each, plus shipping and
Come Home! Reclaiming Spirituality and Community as Gay Men and Lesbians,
Second Edition, by Chris Glaser. $19.95 each, six or more for $14.95 each,
plus shipping and handling.
Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse (at the pre-publication sale price, it's a
bargain!). $19.95 each plus shipping and handling.
And we also have stained glass crosses ($12 each), lesbian/gay flags ($18
each), and AIDS ribbons ($7.50 each) available too, along with leather thong
and rainbow bead key chains and bracelets which make great stocking stuffers
(for $2.00 each). See our Web page for details.
7. Adam�s Last Word.
That�s it for this week. Thank you and God bless you.
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