For a book version…

“There’s No Such Thing as a Conservative Christian”: and Other Such Musings on the Faith of the Bible by [Ford, James B.]




Here’s a news flash:  I just published a new e-book, “’There’s No Such Thing as a Conservative Christian:’  and Other Such Musings on the Faith of the Bible.”

It’s now available at the Amazon Kindle Store (With the cover at left, with my “nom de plume.”)  I’ll be writing more about it in my next post, “Announcing a new book.”  But first a word about that cover:

It shows Jacob wrestling with the angel, from Wikipedia, which is a reminder that’s something that all real Christians are called on to do (they’re not too conservative):

The bottom line?  We’re all Soldiers in the Army of Christ, conservative, liberal and moderate.  But we don’t all have to “hang around the fort.”  Some of us have the option to go on to some “Advanced Individual Training,” then go out beyond the fort to develop our talents to the full.  (And have some adventure [in our lives].)

And now back to a note from 2015, the last time I published a book (“e” or otherwise):

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On October 29, 2015, I published The mysterious death of Ashley Wilkes, a collection of posts from a second blog, Georgia Wasp.  That’s a bit more worldly, but just as entertaining.  (I hope.)  And back on March 3, 2015 – I published Volume 3 of my collection of these blog-posts.

That means the e-book Volumes 1 through 3 are available through Kindle eBooks.  (The image at right shows the “e-cover” for Volume 2.)  Aside from the “Kindle” edition, these three volumes are also available in an old-fashioned paperback version, as seen below.

Volume 1 included 13 blog-posts, up to “Titanic” and suspending disbelief.

The DOR ScribeVolume 2 began with On Jesus: Liberal or Fundamentalist?

It went on for a total of 12 posts and ended with On “Patton,” Sunday School teacher and On the readings for June 1.   (That last one was subtitled “On liberally interpreting ‘Sabbath day’s journey.’”)

To see more about Volume 3, check the post, Reflections on Volume 3.

In terms of formatting, the goal for the book version “post collections” is now to have about 72 pages, in the paperback format.  Another note:  While the e-book version will feature full-color images – like those in the Blog – the paperback’s images will be in “grayscale,” to save money for both author and reader.

And due to the difference in publishers – Kindle and Lulu – the paperback and e-book versions tend to have different covers.  For example, the paperback version of Volume 2 – seen above left – has a different cover than the dove-on-a-blue-background seen above right, but the contents of the two versions are pretty much the same.

So:  To get an e-book go to Kindle eBooks: Kindle Store and type in “T. D. Scribe” (the Scribe’s nom de plume).    To order a paperback, go to Shop Books – Lulu, and do the same.

Finally, and in the interest of completeness, here’s a “poster for the U.S. release version, Spitfire,” featuring Leslie Howard.  (Aka “Ashley Wilkes.)  Which may have contributed to the Nazis in Germany to think that Howard was a British spy.  And to “his” commercial airliner being shot down over the Bay of Biscay early in World War Two.  (Oops, gave way the ending…)  The image is courtesy of The First of the Few – Wikipedia, referring to the British title of the film.

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