November 10, 2006

Greetings, from Valley Forge, PA

Banner of Truth greetings from the Convention Center in Valley Forge, PA where I've teamed up with our friends from Grace Books International, the bookstore organizers for this year's Christian Counselling & Educational Foundation conference. There's free wireless internet here so, with my laptop on one chair and me on another, here I sit behind six tables jammed with our Banner of Truth books. I love getting out and doing this sort of thing because Banner is about so much more than just selling books. There is a real desire for ministry; it's precious. I mean, already I've met Jonathan and Emily and Marty and Scott and Morgan and others. I've heard personal stories of how God has used a certain Banner book to impact their lives. I love hearing that stuff! I know it's happening every day! I've also been able to encourage a discouraged pastor, listen to a mom's story of her wayward daughter, and draw close to a guy who was open enough to share his burden about lustful thoughts that keep entering and residing in his mind. Maybe it's just me, but in addition to discussing Banner books, these events are great opportunities to reach out and touch the body of Christ.
Grace & peace,


Anonymous said...

Did you get my email about the book Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer? Awesome book by Tripp, check it out. Thank you Steve for your graciousness. No publisher is more gracious than the Banner of Truth. Cheers to the pursuit of John Owen - personal purity and communion with God!

Priceless. Thank you again!


KC Armstrong said...

I second Tony's reccomendation, Steve. If I didn't mention this to you before, shame on me! Tripp's book coupled with The Peacemaker by Ken Sande (Baker)have had a great impact on my thinking this year.

Enjoy Valley Forge!