Krish Kandiah has asked us to pass on this letter to all church leaders in WEBA, which offers a complimentary ticket to the Books for Life event. Please make sure your minister knows about this!
Dear church leader,
I am delighted to offer you a complimentary ticket full day ticket to the Books for life LIVE event taking place on the 11th of October at Trinity Cheltenham (normally £20). We have brought together a world-class line-up of speakers, authors and activists including Pete Greig, Paula Gooder, Ruth Valerio, Elaine Storkey, Bob Hartman and many many more. Cheltenham is just 45 minutes away from Bristol and so within easy string distance for this excellent event.
Full details here www.booksforlife.uk/live
There are there primary goals for this day long event.
First, to create events that will be easy for Christians to invite friends that will help them share their faith in a non-embarrassing way. For example Justin Rees-Larcombe has a powerful story to tell of God’s grace in his life and the session at 1pm will wrestle candidly with the problem of suffering.
Second, to inspire, encourage and equip christians to invest in the discipline of spiritual reading so that they know and understand their faith and so are better equipped to serve God in the world. All of the talks will help Christians to engage more deeply with their faith and to develop a passion for reading. For example Pete Greig will be speaking about his brand new book Dirty Glory and Paula Gooder about her book Heaven.
Third, to put on events that will connect with the literary public that might be attending the Cheltenham Literary Festival taking place that wee and attract festival goers to the Christian faith. If we can make things work this year my hope would be to be formally linked with the festival next year.
I’d love to ask three things of you:
1. Would you consider promoting the event in your church – here is a video to show in Sunday services: https://vimeo.com/181316107 and I have copy for the news sheet( see the bottom of this email ) and posters ( see the bottom of this email).
2. Would you pray for the outreach we are doing with YFC into local sixth form colleges and youth groups as may of our events are going to be very suitable for them – especially the Draw Like a Pro session with SIKU.
3 We would love to see you there on the day – to access your free ticket visit www.booksforlife.uk/live and follow the link to BUY TICKET. Use the code CAXTON and that gives you one free day ticket. Please note you have to use it in the Special Offers section of the page – it won’t work for multiple purchases. If you don’t put the code in the cost is £20. You might want to bring other members of your staff team – they can buy tickets here www.booksforlife.uk/live
I’d be very happy to talk further with you about the event and any ideas you have for us.
My number is 07825168523
Many thanks for your kind attention
Books For Life
Home for Good