In this update: Firsthand - Video Request - View as a webpage
In this Update: Firsthand - Video Project

Blogging for Books Newsletter

March 13, 2013

Dear *|FNAME|*,

Firsthand by Ryan and Josh ShookI (Chris) emailed some of you a few months ago about a new book called Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own. I shared a bit of my own story, growing up in a Christian home where my Dad worked for Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru).

Firsthand goes on sale in just a couple weeks and, as a pastor, ministry leader, parent or high school student, we want to ask you if you'd be willing to help first-time authors Ryan and Josh Shook by providing a video endorsement for their book.

Here's how it works:

  1. We send you an advanced copy of Firsthand. Your book will arrive via UPS Next Day Air in the next 2-3 days. (It takes us a couple days to process your order).
  2. You read the book. (You can start reading chapter one here and you can also listen to a podcast Q&A here).
  3. You record a 60-90 second video explaining why other pastors, ministry leaders, parents or high school students might be interested in discussing what it means to have a firsthand faith, why small groups, youth groups, college groups or Sunday School classes, or entire congregations should read through the book, or whatever YOU think should be done with the core message of Firsthand.
  4. You email or snail mail us the rough video file or tape by April 2nd (or about then) and we'll take care of editing it and posting it to YouTube, GodTube and Vimeo.

We plan to use these videos in our outreach to pastors, parents and students, primarily through an email that will get sent to thousands of folks all across the United States and a landing page on that will house the videos.

We've partnered with several other bloggers and leaders in recent months, who have created videos for books such as Fearless, Greater and The Gospel of Yes, and we'd love to have your involvement on this new project for Firsthand!

In exchange for your video, we'll give you four additional free copies of Firsthand to give away or use as you see fit.

If you would be interested in helping, please fill out the form here. After you fill out the form, I'll send you an email with further instructions on your video.

In Christ,

Chris' Signature

Chris Sigfrids
Senior Online Marketing Manager
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers