Art of the Christian Ninja
I recently decided to stop working with my publisher and get the rights back to my book so I could sell it myself. The biggest reason was that their printing and shipping costs made my book far too expensive. But I’ve got some great news! When I closed out my arrangement they had a pile of books left in stock that they sold me at a discount. PLUS, Canada Post allows me to ship one package free every Tuesday in October.
So that means that very soon, I will have up to 19 books that I can ship free! But you must order SOON!
I actually taught this book as a class a while back and I think it worked quite well for group discussion. I even came up with some PowerPoint slides with some extra questions.
Buy 5 copies for $65
Buy 10 for $100
Remember, the free shipping deal is first-come-first-serve and the books are only while supplies last. The best way to make sure you get your bundle deal shipped free is to pay in advance via my PayPal page and then telling me via my Contact Me page.
For more information about The Art of the Christian Ninja book, click here:
If you’ve been following along over the past year or so, then you already know about the successful Kickstarter Campaign and most of the journey towards publishing , but I wanted to let you know that “The Art of the Christian Ninja” book is now OFFICIALLY available for purchase!
Click Here to Read an Excerpt (used by permission from Wipf & Stock Publishers)
If you’re interested in ordering multiple copies, you can get bulk-order deals by contacting Wipf & Stock directly at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-344-1528.
*E-Book versions are on the way.
By the way, ff you have already read the book, please consider reviewing it on Amazon. Star Ratings and Customer Reviews really help books get found in Amazon’s search engine.
What is The Art of the Christian Ninja Book?
If this is all new information to you, then let me explain a bit where this came from from.
The first thing you should know is that this book is not a collection of blog-posts or sermons that you will find on the website — it’s something completely different. The idea for the book came a long time before the website.
I wrote this book as an introduction to personal, private discipleship. The name “The Art of The Christian Ninja” was birthed from an encounter I had with God after reading Matthew 6:1-4.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven…. do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
He gave me new eyes to see this truth from a different angle and it spawned in my mind something that I couldn’t shake: the importance of the secret side of faith. There are lots of great devotional books and discipleship guides to help people live their faith out loud, but I wanted The Art of the Christian Ninja to be different. This book is meant to inspire believers to build their relationship with God in ways that no one else sees.
That’s why I wanted it to be more than just another “book”. That’s why I partnered with artist Martin Murtonen to create something unique – I wanted it to be different. I wanted it to be a partnership between art and writing, a balance of black ink and white-space, a tying together of teaching and questions, meditation and practice, humour and study. It’s a journey, a meditation, a conversation, and a training ground to help believers become the Christian Ninjas God wants to help them to be. The art, humour and focused chapters are designed to inspire young readers and challenge seasoned believers to explore a part of their faith that they may not have considered before – the secret part.
It has been read by Christians of different maturity levels — from new believers to mature elders — and each said it helped them grow in different ways. I tried to avoid big words but never shied away from big concepts, in the hope of making it accessible to young believers and old. I’m also hoping that Christian teachers will use it as a jumping off point to get their students talking about how they serve and encounter God in different ways. (That’s why I’m working on releasing some presentation slides with extra discussion questions and study options.)
To get an idea of the topics covered, here are the chapter titles:
- The Christian Ninja’s Source of Power: (The Art of Dependence)
- Your Daily Exercises: (The Art of Devotions)
- Hiding in Plain Sight: (The Art of Infiltration)
- Staying Clean in a Dirty Place: (The Art of Purity)
- Travelling Light: (The Art of Simplicity)
- An Agent of Light: (The Art of Sabotage)
- Covert Operations: (The Art of Ghostly Giving)
- The Christian Ninja at War Part I: (The Art of Combat)
- The Christian Ninja at War Part II: (The Art of Assassination)
I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from those who have read the book and think it has the potential to help people grow a little closer to God.
If you’ve been following the blog/podcasts for any time now, then you know about my passion for good, inspiring, Christian discipleship tools — and you likely know about my long-term writing project. Well, it’s finally ready to go, but I need your help!
Why a Kickstarter?
I know there are lots of great devotional books and discipleship guides out there, but I think The Art of the Christian Ninja is different. My vision for this book was always that it would be more than just something to pick up and read, but by a visual journey, an engaging meditation, a personal conversation, a meaningful training ground to help young believers, and older ones who are looking for inspiration, connect their faith and life in a new way.
For this project to get into people’s hands I need your help! I’m a full time pastor and family man, so when it comes to publishing books, I’m as independent as it gets. The book is all done, but I need your pledge to help pay for the design, printing and distribution costs, so I can get it off of my computer and into the real world.
How You Can Help
It would mean a lot to me if you’d be willing to check out and pass along the link to Kickstarter Page — and maybe even consider supporting the project! If you can’t support financially, then please do support me in prayer and sharing the link.
All the information you need is in the video and on the Kickstarter Page.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!
It has been my desire to bring glory to God and praise to Jesus through this blog. I want to start this post by thanking you for following the blog. It gives me a chance to serve God in a special way, and you are a huge part of that.
According to my statistics page, though the site has been steadily growing in visitors over the past months, there was a huge leap in visitors in February! If 25 more people come to the site, I will have broken 1000 views in a month (the highest ever!) That’s all because you have been liking and sharing the articles with your friends. I am humbled and so very thankful! Glory to God!
Starting this week I’ve added a new feature to the blog — a podcast! You may have already noticed that the past few posts have had audio attached to the top. The podcast will be an easy way to get access to all of these audio clips from multiple devices. Most often these clips will be from my preaching and teaching ministry, but I also want to include audio book reviews, devotionals and other special features. I’m definitely open to suggestions for content!
There are lots of ways to listen:
- On the Blog: The audio will be at the top of the post, so you can listen at your computer.
- On your Favourite Device: Take AOTCN with you on your favourite device. Click here for instructions.
- On iTunes: If you like to use iTunes to organize your music and podcasts, click the banner above, or this link.
- On Almost Anything Else: I’ve set up the podcast using Feedburner so no matter what you want to use, you’ll probably find it here.
How You Can Help
It would be great if you would keep up the good work of liking and sharing the Art of the Christian Ninja. Here’s some ways to pass it around:
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- What was your favourite post? Least favourite?
- What do you think of the length and style of the posts?
- What topics would you like covered that you haven’t seen already?
- What would you like to hear on the podcast?
- What are you curious about?
- How can I minister to you best through AOTCN?
Thank you again for all of your support and I hope to keep serving you in the future.