Roanoke, VA, October 30, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Shepherd’s Guide, America’s # 1 Christian Business Directory is now being put together for the Greater Roanoke area for the year 2008. This annual guide will have several hundred listings of Christian owned and operated businesses, as well as local churches, Christian schools and ministries.
Sunny Gandem, a seminary student of Liberty University, Lynchburg is the local publisher. According to Mr. Gandem, “The Greater Lynchburg Shepherd’s Guide has been recently published and the copies are being distributed in that area now, and the guide has been received very favorably by the local community. With the kind of warm reception received in Lynchburg area, the Greater Roanoke Shepherd’s Guide is expected to do similarly to its neighboring city”.
A unique feature of The Shepherd’s Guide is that all advertisers sign a ''statement of faith'' which reads: "I have received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and my desire is to live my life for His Glory. I have been born again according to John 3:3 which states, '... except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.' I pledge to hold the highest Biblical code of ethics in my transactions. It is my ambition to treat my clients with the utmost respect and integrity." And the familiar shepherd logo appears at the bottom right corner of all ads which indicates that the advertiser has signed this Statement of Faith. In this way, people can rely on The Shepherd's Guide to identify trustworthy businesses.
The Shepherd's Guide is the nations’ oldest and the largest Christian Yellow pages and currently has over 100 directories throughout North America, with an annual circulation of more than 4 million copies. Sunny Gandem has also stated that “The Shepherd's Guide directories have been in vogue for more than 28 years, and is not just another yellow-page publication, but a Christian business directory that emphasizes honesty and trust as the central ethic of the publication”.
Mr. Gandem further remarked that “this is a quality publication which is designed to strengthen, edify and unite the Body of Christ by giving Christians in all areas of business an easy and affordable way to reach Christian consumers. He further stated that the goal of The Shepherd's Guide is to help bring the Christian community closer together while providing Christians in business a unique way to communicate their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord”.
To advertise or to reserve copies, please call Toll-free at (866) 594-7141 or (434) 237-1760. Several promotional discounts are being offered at this time for advertising in the upcoming Premier Edition 2008.