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  • Tim Gallant, Feed My Lambs
  • Andrew Sandlin, Christian Culture: An Introduction
  • Wayne Hays, <cite>Daily Fight</cite>
  • Tim Gallant, Moniyaw
  • Tim Gallant, Sermons on Galatians
  • Tim Gallant, These Are Two Covenants
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  • Compare Apples to Apples

    August 11, 2013 by Tim

    An increasingly attractive option for authors who wish to publish independently is Print On Demand (P.O.D.). With this business model, instead of stocking a thousand hard copies somewhere, the book is only printed “on demand”—i.e. as it is ordered. This saves the upfront cost of printing, as well as the hassle and potential costs of maintaining and storing inventory.

    There are a surprising number of P.O.D. services available. How do you choose among them?

    I won’t suggest Option A over Option B. I will note, however, that you need to be careful to compare apples to apples in terms of how arrangements are set up. Not only is it wise to compare final product quality, but also the payment structure. (more…)

  • C. Wayne Hays, Daily Fight

    by Tim

    August 2012 / Independent / 225 pp.

    Amazon links: paperback.

    Book cover image - Wayne Hays, Daily Fight

    A large-format, biblically-oriented Christian book divided into 365 daily readings, and intended to be read at home? That sounds very much like a recipe for a daily devotional, and in truth, Daily Fight by C. Wayne Hays could suitably be given that label.

    But in a field of introspective and occasionally sappy devotionals, Daily Fight distinguishes itself. Starting from the title and the martial imagery on the cover, this book is a robust call to full-orbed Christian living. (more…)

  • , Christian Culture: An Introduction

    August 10, 2013 by Tim

    May 2013 / Center for Cultural Leadership / 92 pp.

    Book cover image - Andrew Sandlin, Christian Culture

    As implied by the title, this brief book intends to introduce the reader to Christian Culture. The three main chapters focus on the history, theology, and creation of Christian Culture.

    Amazon links: paperback | Kindle.

  • Interview: John Barach Sr.

    by Tim

    August 10, 2013

    Author photo - John Barach Sr with wife Donna

    Indie: You were a Bible school teacher for many years. What were your favorite subjects to teach, and how did that experience contribute to your writing?

    JB: I was a Bible college professor for 15 years as well as occupying positions as Registrar and Academic Dean. As the Dean I gave the other teachers the courses they wanted and I took the left-overs. As a result I taught a variety of subjects. My favorites were Greek, Theology, and Romans. Most of my books relate to those three subjects.

    Indie: I had the privilege of being in some of your Bible school classes, and I distinctly remember a lot of (mostly dry) humor. What’s the funniest thing you can remember happening in one of your classes?

    JB: One of my students at the front row was dozing with his feet stretched out in front of him, so I motioned to the class what I was going to do. I kicked the sole of his foot and startled him awake. We all laughed. Later he and I posed that same scene for the yearbook picture.

    Indie: Given that penchant for creating laughter, what place does humor have in your writing, and is humor appropriate when writing about theological subjects? (more…)