Friday, November 28, 2014
Pilot Point 100 Hour Kindle Countdown Deal
First, I must
apologize that for a time, this blog has gotten slightly promotional. But I do
want good readers to know of opportunities to get my Texas Anglican novel Pilot Point at sizable discounts. And certainly that is more pleasant
than wrestling over flat screen TVs.
(Although perhaps some of you enjoy that sort of thing.)
I’ve let you know of a way to get a print copy of Pilot
Point (or an inferior print book) for 30% off through Sunday. And I’ve teased you that a way to get a discounted e-book
version was on the way.
the deal (literally). Beginning at
5pm CST this Sunday, I will usher in the blessed season of Advent with a 100
Hour Kindle Countdown Deal. For
100 hours, you can then get the Kindle version of Pilot Point for only $1.99.
Perhaps you are
on a strict budget. Perhaps you
have friends who like e-books. (Yes, Kindle books can easily be given as gifts.) Then you
know what to do. ;)
Labels: Pilot Point
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Another Reason to be Thankful - Pilot Point for 30% Off!
I was not
intending to post today, and I do not want to get too promotional on this blog. But I just found out something this
morning that you may find helpful if you intend to buy a print copy of Pilot Point or of any other print book
Now through the
weekend, you can buy one print book from Amazon for an additional 30% off. My novel Pilot Point is already discounted, so that would mean over a third
off for it! Here are the details,
but I think this will tell you what you need to know:
To use this promotion, you must enter
"HOLIDAY30" at checkout under the "Gift cards & promotional
codes" section to receive 30% off any ONE (1) book purchased in your order
(up to $10 promotional credit).
▪ This offer is only valid on print
books. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks.
▪ The promotion is valid for a limited
time only, from November 26, 2014 at 9pm PST to November 30, 2014 at 11:59pm
PST. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time.
▪ Offer only applies to products sold and
shipped by Amazon.com.
▪ Limit one promotional code per customer
▪ The maximum benefit you may receive
from this offer is $10.
Now I hope you
use this deal on Pilot Point, of
course. But if I am understanding
this correctly, you can use it on any one print book Amazon sells. You’re welcome. :)
Now some prefer
e-books. There is a deal coming up
for you, too, so stay tuned.
engage in too much gluttony today.
Labels: Pilot Point
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
God With Us - And They Shall Reign
When I began this God With
Us series earlier this month, I did so in Genesis – chapter 3, verse 8 to be
exact. With this being Kingdom
week in some traditions, the last week of the Western church year, I think it
meet to skip to the end of the Bible in which we see the consummation of
Christ’s reign as King of Kings.
And you are surely familiar
with many passages in Revelation concerning the coming Kingdom of Christ. (And
that even if you are not a Bible scholar as said passages are very influential
on Western culture, e. g. the Hallelujah
Chorus of Handel’s Messiah.) But there is something that is often
overlooked in reading Revelation – something wonderful.
In the Apocalypse, it is
hard to miss that Christ will reign forever. But readers often miss that He will not reign alone.
…by your blood you ransomed people for God from
every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a
kingdom and priests to our God, and they
shall reign on the earth. Rev. 5:
Blessed and holy is the one who shares
in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they
will be priests of God and of Christ, and they
will reign with him for a thousand years. Rev. 20:6
And night will be no more. They will
need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. Rev. 22:5
Yes, not just
Christ, but they, he and his people,
will reign forever and ever.
Now Jesus does
not need assistance from us in ruling.
But he loves us so much that he wants his people to reign with him, even
to sit with him on his throne, as he himself says in Rev. 4:21. Christ wants us victoriously to so be
with him and he with us forever.
And his will shall be done.
But how does
God bring about this glorious future reign for us? How does he make us kings, if you will, after we had fallen
so far way back in Genesis 3?
church year beginning with Advent and then Christmas tells that story . . . as
we shall see.
Labels: God With Us
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A Fatigued Update. (And one month until Christmas?)
I was going to post
something profound this morning. I really was.
But I am still recovering from appearing with my novel Pilot Point at the Burnet Gun Show. So my mind is too addled to fulfill my
intention just yet. The trip went
well and was fun, by the way.
God willing, I will have
something posted before Thanksgiving that is very encouraging and appropriate
for this week of Christ the King Sunday.
And I notice that today is
just one month until Christmas.
That snuck up on me.
Speaking of which, I will have a
treat for you on this Advent Sunday.
Labels: life, Pilot Point, this blog
Thursday, November 20, 2014
“Obama Is About to Commit an Act of Constitutional Infamy”
But I cannot let pass
without comment that, as Peter Wehner writes, Obama with his executive amnesty
is about to commit an act of Constitutional infamy – really a coup against the
Constitution as well as against the American people and their just-elected
Congress. It is certainly the most
brazen attack on our Constitution in my lifetime.
And why? What Labour did to Britain shows the
way. The U.K. electorate was too
English and Tory for Labour’s tastes, so they imported Labour voters. The U.S. electorate is too American for
Obama’s tastes, so he is importing Democrat voters.
At least Labour did not
tear down the rule of law to do so.
And that leads back to the
issue that is even more important than Obama’s attempt at social engineering –
if his executive amnesty is allowed to stand, it would set a precedent for a
monarchal President that the Founders took pains to avoid and ruled out in the
And this alarms even some
Obama supporters, as it should. To
his credit, Jonathan Turley (an Obama-voter, btw) is among those concerned:
As the liberal law professor Jonathan Turley put it last night, this is
a “particularly dangerous moment” for the president to defy the will of
Congress yet again, just 15 days after an election in which the American people
registered their emphatic (anti-Obama) judgment. “What the president is
suggesting is tearing at the very fabric of the Constitution,” according to
Professor Turley. “We have a separation of powers that gives us balance. And
that doesn’t protect the branches — it’s not there to protect the executive
branch or legislative branch — it’s to protect liberty. It’s to prevent any
branch from assuming so much control that they become a threat to liberty.”
Any attack on the rule of
law and any threat to liberty invites consequences, doubly so when it is so
opposed by Americans and by the opposition party they just, for the most part,
And as I predicted just
after the election, this could indeed get very ugly.
Labels: Constitution, freedom, immigration, Obama, Pilot Point, tyranny
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Announcing the Pilot Point Gun Show Tour!
taken my new Texas novel Pilot Point to
two gun shows. And the sales and
the experiences were so good, I’ve decided to make a tour out of it.
I hereby announce the Pilot Point Gun
if you haven’t heard of a book tour of gun shows, I haven’t either! But I am already having fun doing this.
intend to add appearances, but here is the schedule so far. (Tentative shows are ones where I
expect to be able to get a vendor’s table, but I am on the waiting list for one
at this time.)
Pass Gun Show – Aransas Pass Civic Center, A.P., Texas
28 – March 1, 2015
Saxet Gun Show – Robstown Fairgrounds, near Corpus Christi, Texas
am already posting photos and updates of my Gun Show Tour frequently on
Facebook, so be sure to like Pilot Point on Facebook.
Labels: Pilot Point
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I REFUSE to make merchandise of Christmas to sell my novel!
hamburger joint I (still) like put up Christmas decorations the day after
Halloween. Santa has been in the
mall for two weeks already. Heck,
the old sell-out is now busy selling cars during football games.
Enough! It is time to take a stand for the
sanctity of Christmas and of blessed St. Nicholas! I am trying to sell my novel Pilot Point, but I refuse
to make merchandise of Christmas and of St. Nicholas to do so!
for your Advent gift giving needs (And
most so-called Christmas gifts are really given during Advent because most lack
the self-control to actually wait until the Christmas season . . . which begins
on Christmas Eve when a chorister at Kings College sings “Once in Royal David’s
City” and don’t you forget it.), may I suggest Pilot Point?
the Kindle version only $2.99 and the paperback only $13.41 now at Amazon, it
is an excellent gift to give for those on a budget. And with themes of loss and belonging and of God entering
lives in his providential timing, it is a thoughtful gift for . . . this time
of year and any time.
if there are any Texans or Anglicans on your list, how many Texas novels have
an Anglican flavor to them?
I will not hijack St. Nicholas to hawk my novel. He asked, but I told him he has enough to do already. But I did ask him to like Pilot Point on Facebook.
Labels: Advent, Christmas, humor, Pilot Point, St. Nicholas