Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In Lumine lately

Here's an update on In Lumine's recent publishing activity:

Over the last month our sales manager Vlada has been transitioning out as she prepares for her wedding and then moving to Russia. We've hired a new sales manager, Olenka who is a member of Christian Bible Church in Chernigov.  It's always fun having new people join our team but we will miss Vlada who was a huge blessing to this ministry.

Our book projects continue their very slow march forward.  The Ukrainian edition of The Jesus Storybook Bible for the Bibles for Orphans project is being printed and should be done in the next week or so.  We are making distribution plans with the organization Ukraine Without Orphans to distribute the books to churches over the summer.  We will also be putting together materials to help the churches' involvement in local distribution of the books to orphans on Orphan Prayer Sunday in November.

Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin is finally going to go to print in July once we finish up some publishing paperwork.  We'll also be printing Randy Alcorn's The Treasure Principle in July if all goes according to plan.

In the queue to go to print are The Purity Principle by Randy Alcorn, a reprint of For Your Joy by John Piper, and finishing the A Book You'll Actually Read series by Mark Driscoll.

In the category of "books we have translated and are preparing for print" we have A Praying Life by Paul Miller, The Gospel as Center edited by Tim Keller and D.A. Carson, and God Focus by Walter Price.

In translation right now are The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, Redemption by Mike Wilkerson, and The Porterbrook Network theological education course.

Our next books will be Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp, Finally Alive by John Piper, and The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler.

In May we were able to give away a few hundred copies of What is the Gospel at a conference for pastors which is something we love being able to do.  We are looking forward to summer conferences where we will be able to give away more books.  

I'm still figuring out the ins and outs of the publishing world in Ukraine, as well as how best to structure things so that we can grow without me overexerting myself. 

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