So the process of releasing a book is in full swing. This time last year I was hardly able to tell you what the book was about. Now, I can tell you everything! It’s so great.
I don’t know if you’re into pre-ordering books or not. I am, but only for special books. For example, as soon as I heard Arundhati Roy was releasing her second novel, 20 years after releasing her first, I pre-ordered it online immediately.
Pre-ordering ensures you will get a copy in case stock gets low. It ensures you will get a copy in case you forget you were interested in a book once upon a time and then forgot to actually order it when it released. And, in the case of English Lessons, it ensures that get some beautiful, free things.
Before I tell about those, I should explain that you can pre-order English Lessons from pretty much any online retailer:
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Once you’ve pre-ordered, visit this page on my site: andrealucado.com/preorders
Enter in your information, and you will be redirected to a page where you can download all of your free stuff.
Simply pre-ordering does not automatically send you free things. You must go to that page above and fill in your information.
I’m sure you’re now wondering, What free stuff do I get? Oh, let me tell you.
Designed by my super talented brother-in-law Jeff Jones, three prints are available as a free download when you pre-order English Lessons. All three can be printed as an 8X10 and then the two vertical ones are available as a lock screen for your phone, too.
These prints are of quotes I use in the book. Quotes of people I quote, that is. The artwork in the background was done by Sean Oswald.
“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”
“That is because you are older, little one,” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.” – C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
“Art is so often better at theology than theology is.” – Christian Wiman
“Always make a practice to stir your own mind thoroughly to think through what you have easily believed. Your position is not really yours until you make it yours through suffering and study.” – Oswald Chambers
I already have one set as a lock screen on my phone and find it very soothing.
Along with those downloadable beauties, you will also get “My English Lessons: An English Lessons Companion Journal.” This was the brainchild of my friend and designer Amy Jo Couchman, and I’m obsessed with it.
The companion journal includes writing prompts for each chapter. If you are a journaler like I am, or simply aspire to be one, you will love this. So much of my year in England was about questions, wrestling with them, writing them out, asking God about them.
So the companion journal allows you to write out and wrestle with your questions too. I pose a question, or two, that relates with each chapter and in the lined space below, you can write out your thoughts. Making the book your English Lessons.
This is a digital download. Print it, staple it, tie it, bind it together, fold it up and stick it in your own journal, or your pocket. Whatever you want. My hope is that this journal will guide you into a deeper knowledge of God and yourself—exactly what living in England did for me.
*ChristianBook.com is offering a free chapter download of English Lessons when you pre-order or purchase the book through their website. That is pretty cool. Basically, if you pre-order order from them, you not only get the free stuff mentioned above, but you also get a sneak peak into the book itself! Order here.
Ok, go here for alllll the pre-order links if you can’t decided where to buy: andrealucado.com/englishlessons
And don’t forget to go here once you’ve ordered, so you can download all your stuff.
That’s all the English Lessons news I have for you today. Don’t worry, I’ll be back. Until then, thank you again for being on the journey.
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