oday I dropped some big announcements on my preorder campaign for One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview:
I’m pleased to announce that Ratio Christi (RC) is helping get One of the Few into the hands of young adults during a critical period of their worldview development. Ratio Christi is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. I first learned about their extraordinary organization during a RC conference I attended at Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2013.
With their help, I’ve created four new packages which allow you to purchase and donate books to support university students:
- Bachelor’s Book Package (1 book)
- Graduate Gift Package (2 books)
- PhD Package (3 books)
- Tenured 10-Pack (10 books)
Please check out the new packages and help spread the word.
Additionally, I’m excited to let you know that this morning, Director of Publishing Services at Harper Collins Pete Nikolai published a guest-post I wrote at his request for his personal blog. The post is titled “Mission Accomplished: How to Successfully Crowd-Publish Your Book,” and describes why I chose to crowd-publish my book and how to launch a successful crowd-publishing campaign. This opportunity was the result of your efforts in helping me achieve my goal in just over 30 days. Thank you!
I continue to be encouraged by the feedback I’ve been receiving about this project. Allow me to share an e-mail I received last week from a Midshipmen at a major university:
“I am currently a 1/C Midshipman and have been selected for flight school to become an NFO after I commission in May. I would first like to thank you for writing this type of book. Just seeing examples of other Christians in or pursuing this career field is an inspiration. I have preordered a copy and cannot wait to get my hands on it! I also purchased a digital copy for one of my friend’s birthday gift. He is an OCS-complete Marine Option who is commissioning with me and heading to flight school. I will make sure to let the rest of the guys know in the unit as well.”
I have received several such e-mails in the past few months. Our troops and our students need answers, encouragement, and mentorship. One of the Few is just a small step toward that end, but it’s a step in the right direction. Thanks for your part in giving it traction.
Only 13 days left in the campaign. There is a time for everything.
It’s time to rally!
Only 7 signed soft cover editions left without ordering a larger package. Pre-order your copy of One of the Few today!
*UPDATE: My initial pre-order campaign was a success with over 400 copies ordered! Thanks to everyone who helped support the campaign. Don’t worry, you’ll have another chance to order One of the Few as the publication date gets closer, currently set for November 2015.