Fresno, CA, October 08, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Nine out of ten people in the United States have a Bible at home, but many struggle to understand it, or find the time to read it.1 Half of all high school seniors think Sodom and Gomorrah were married.2 Over 80% of churchgoers don’t read the Bible daily.3 Christians know the Bible is important; they just don’t know the Bible.
Today’s Christians need a game plan to stem the tide of Biblical illiteracy.
There’s an old answer to the old problem, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink,” and that is, “No, but you can salt the oats.” Salting the oats is precisely what Classic Christianity: A Year of Timeless Devotions (ISBN: 978-1-944023-00-3 and 978-1944023-02-7) does via impactful teaching, clarifying illustrations, and illuminating turns of phrase. These two volumes will help believers understand the Scripture with an easy-to-use plan for daily devotional time.
Readers will enjoy:
· Daily devotions gleaned from a lifetime of Christian service
· Teaching designed to challenge, encourage, uplift, and promote real spiritual growth.
· Devotions which are profound and deep enough for long-time Christians, plain enough for new believers, and challenging for everyone.
· Devotions that are conveniently laid out in a two-page format with a key verse, and expanded Scripture reading, teaching on the passage, and a prayer.
The late Dr. D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and well-known television and radio speaker remarked that the Rev. L. A. Meade “had a broad vision of life, a brilliant talent for expressing himself, and a deep Christian faith worth sharing with others…May God prosper and bless your efforts to share (these devotionals) with as large an audience as possible.”
Classic Christianity: A Year of Timeless Devotions Volumes I and II are based on the compiled life work of internationally known pastor and evangelist, the Rev. L. A. Meade. A graduate of McMaster University Divinity College, Rev. Meade preached and taught across the United States from 1914 to 1965.
During his years of ministry, L.A. was commended across denominational lines as having the highest scriptural and personal integrity, as well as teaching that was compelling, inspired, sincere, and productive of enduring spiritual growth. Preserved for a generation and recently discovered, the Rev. L.A. Meade's writings have been edited and revised into a remarkable resource combining the tender mentorship of a grandfather with the approach of a true scholar of the Word.
The Rev. Meade’s granddaughters, Patricia and Cara, were helping their mother move when they spotted dusty boxes in the attic rafters. At a glance they recognized the fountain pen flourishes. Here, bound up with string and forgotten for a lifetime, were their grandfather’s writings. The words of truth and reassurance poured off the pages. Marveling at the timeliness of the teaching, the sisters recall, “What we had in our hands needed to be shared.”
Thus began the journey to bring this ageless teaching into print to meet the needs of modern believers. The topics are not only relevant to life in today’s world, but are startlingly current – pointing to the timelessness of a life based on Scripture. Classic Christianity is pleased to announce the second edition of what is sure to become a classic bible companion.
Go to www.classicchristianity.net to follow the Classic Christianity blog, to browse historical photographs and view testimonial letters. Follow Classic Christianity on Facebook and twitter. A media kit is available on the website, and for speaking availability, please contact Patricia and Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org
1- America Bible Society, The State of the Bible Report 2014
3- Lifeway Research - http://www.lifeway.com/Article/research-survey-bible-engagement-churchgoers?carid=jhowe-stetzer-bible-20120913#gallery
About the Editors:
Patricia Ediger write three articles a month for the Global Prayer Digest, has led women’s Bible studies for twelve years in her local body, and has traveled to Central America over twenty times in a ten year period on short-term medical missions. Patricia is a retired registered nurse who has been married for over fifty years and has two grown children and four grandchildren.
Cara Shelton holds a B.A. in English Literature, and has taught both creative writing and English literature classes for over twenty years. She serves in women’s and children’s ministries at the local church where she has been on staff for nineteen years. Married thirty-six years, Cara has three college age children at home.
Classic Christianity: A Year of Timeless Devotions, Volume I and II
Publisher: Artumitze Publishing, a division of Classic Christianity
Print: ISBN, Volume 1: 978-1-944023-00-3
ISBN, Volume 2: 978-1-944023-02-7
Publ. Date: September 25, 2015
Media Kit: http://www.classicchristianity.net/media-kit.html