Welcome to the latest Dernier Publishing newsletter!
Brand new Beech Bank Girls!
Wooo hooo, yippee, hurray and hallelujah! Here they are, folks, real Beech Bank Girls, A Time Remembered books in the flesh, all ready for you to buy!
Now the final bill needs to be paid, so if you could possibly help out by buying a boxful for the girls in your life (Guides and Brownies, Girls Brigade, daughters’ friends, end of term prizes) I would be very grateful! And of course it’s a win/win situation, because you get to sow seeds in girls lives! Here’s the blurb:
“Teenage friends Chloe, Willow, Annie, Rachel, Holly and Amber become absorbed in a diary from the First World War, and discover that the choices they make have consequences, just as they did for fourteen-year-old Grace one hundred years ago.
Amber makes a bad decision but finds forgiveness, Holly’s honesty pays off, Willow finds hope in her grief . . . and lots more! The girls continue to live, love and laugh together through all the trials and joys of life, and discover that even when everything seems to be going wrong, God is still at work.”
Now there are four of these inspiring books for girls – praise the Lord for this miracle!
The Archbishop of York writes for us!
We have heard back from Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, and are delighted that he has written this foreword for The City Kid for us! Here’s an excerpt:
“The story – a loose adaptation of the Prodigal Son parable in the Gospels – seemed to be very relevant to the lives of young people in Africa, but the problem was: how to present it on a stage. It existed only as a prose narrative with songs. It fell to me and a small group of friends to adapt it for the stage, and I had the privilege of acting the lead role, John Ouma a.k.a. the City Kid. So you could say that John Sentamu was the original City Kid – but only as an actor!
I am delighted that the story is now being brought to a new generation of readers. The text has been updated and extensively rewritten, but the essential story remains the same – of a young man, brimming with ambition and self-confidence, who is overwhelmed by the temptations and problems of city life until he finds new hope in Jesus Christ. This is a fast-moving story with plenty of thrills and spills, but, more importantly, it confronts with honesty the harsh reality of surviving (or perhaps not surviving) in an unforgiving, dog-eat-dog environment. And, above all, it shows that apparently hopeless situations can be redeemed through the intervening love of Jesus Christ.”
You can read the whole foreword if you buy the book on kindle now!
Scripture Union, Uganda
Scripture Union in Uganda made an order for some of our books, but the cost of shipping is proving to be prohibitive. If you would like to donate any amount to help them out, please let me know – they do a wonderful work in challenging circumstances among the children and youth of Uganda. Thank you.
I would have loved to have had a stand at the recent International Christian Resources Exhibition at the Excel Centre in London, but a 2m x 2 1/2 m stand was £1375+VAT . . . way beyond our means! Advertising in magazines is also hugely expensive – often hundreds of pounds, even for a ¼ page advert . . . I’d so much rather our money went back into producing more books!
Here’s a thought . . . would you help us to publicise what we do? If we all network with the people we know, we can get the message out the ‘Twilight Barking’ method (with apologies to anyone who hasn’t read/watched 101 Dalmations!). What do you think? 🙂 Here are some ideas for ‘barking’ (sorry, I know you’re not dogs!):
- Could I come and speak to your group about Dernier?
- Would you pass on the news about our books in your church notice sheet?
- Could you tell all your friends with children?
- Tell your Sunday School leader, local Christian school and club leaders about us? Our books might be exactly what they are looking for!
We are also on facebook, so please come on over! If you like, share and comment on our posts, they will reach so many more people than we can alone.
None of these things will cost you a dime! But if we work together we can make a huge difference in the number of people who would hear about what we do.
Pongo and Missis got their puppies home through all the dogs passing on the message – how about that for an inspirational story? 🙂
Phew, I’m all out of room – I hope I haven’t bored you! Thank you for reading this far and for all your support and prayers. Without you, Dernier Publishing would cease to exist.
Janet Wilson, Founder of Dernier Publishing
May the Lord bless you and keep you!