I want to share two numbers with you: 52,853 and 52,390.
The first number is the total number of books/ebooks we’ve sold; the second is the total number we have given away.
If you’ve been a patron for a while, you will know that one of my goals is to give away more books than we sell. Since we only count book sales once a year, these figures are already out of date and we have almost certainly achieved that goal.
To repeat: we have finally given away more books than we have sold! I’m thrilled, and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you. And thank you, Jesus!
I’ll leave you with one more number: $261,950
If each book we give away is conservatively valued at $5, altogether we have given away more than a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of books.
Which is kind of amazing!
You: “I helped give away a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of grace resources.”
Your friend: “You don’t have a quarter of a million dollars.”
You: “No, but a bunch of us got together and made it happen. Want to join us?”
Why tell others? Because the more people who join us, the more we can give away and the more people we can help. (You can tell your friends by sharing this post.)
Many of those free books have gone to church leaders in developing nations in Africa and Asia. Quite a few have gone to Eastern Europe and some have even gone to the Middle East.
In these days of limited travel, these books are like gospel seeds cast far and wide and bearing much fruit.
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2 Cor 9:10-11)
Because of your ongoing support, people all over the world are hearing the gospel of grace. Many will praise our Father in heaven because of your generosity.
Well done, you!