Chiristmas Letter- 2014 Carl Townsend

Christmas 2014 - Carl Townsend

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Carl Townsend
8325 SW Mohawk, #48
Tualatin, OR 97062

December 19, 2014

Greetings!

Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!

They say as you get older, things become less important at Christmas and friends become dearer. That must be true, for I place much value of the friends I have, particularly on new ones I’ve met this year that as well as the ones I remember who have gone on to Glory. In addition to friends, I am thankful for health, that my mind still works, my church, that God & I have a growing intimacy and He’s still using me, and that I can live in the beautiful Northwest.

“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9

Last Christmas I shared that I had started the writing of another book Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero. The book came out last July out and is now selling on Amazon. The remarkable thing is thing is that for the first time this cost me nothing but my time. Once I authored the book with my word processor and friends edited it, I could do the publishing part (setting up the master camera-ready copy in electronic form) and then do a print-on-demand with Amazon. Amazon does the distribution, selling, and some level of marketing for me both as with this as an e-book and paperback. The royalties to me are higher, as a lot of the middle guys (agent, publisher, etc.) are eliminated.

The battle

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The book is the “fictional” story of a small church in the Northwest wilderness committed to turning America back to God. As with the early outreach of the Christian church, it gets very dangerous for the adventurers. As with most novelists, fhe characters at times seem to be projections of real people.

I also have a very  special thanks for my editors as well as the professional photographer that helped with the cover. They are all a rich blessing. Thanks also to the couple that loaned me the use of their beach condo for some of the final editing. I’ve kept the book price at a low $10 until the end of the year. You can sample the cover, first chapter, and sample quotations from the book using the menu at: http://creatingnewworlds.org/2014/08/06/breaking-light-birth-of-a-hero/

Enjoy!  Lots of free stuff on that web page. You can also do some scanning by clicking the book icon on Amazon. Finally, the book is also available on Kindle as well as paperback. At the present time, I’m working on a sequel to the book. The working title of the sequel is Breaking Light: Reconciliation, Book 2. I don’t expect it out until much later in 2015.

 Interesting Web Addresses
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(Don’t type the links in – click them by going to this: The Christmas letter on http://creatingnewworlds.org/2014/12/20/christmas-letter-2014-carl-townsend/ )

http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/current Free newsletter from Hillsdale College. This is the latest issue and discusses the last November election. Subscribe for free and have issues mailed to you. Or read the latest issue or back issues from the menu here. The web site also has many speeches of famous people available at no cost as well as intensive online classes that are free. The college is not linked to any government program, which means speakers can speak their mind, the classes use factual material, and the printed newsletter is their own.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Hear+Anthony+Hopkins+Waltz+Firts+Time&Form=VQFRVP#view= detail&mid=874671A3C01980A3A727874671A3C01980A3A727
Sir. Anthony Hopkins wrote this waltz 50 years ago. Watch as he hears it for the first time since he wrote it!

http://www.creatingnewworlds.org Carl’s own ministry website.

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/the-pulse/46229-8-clear-signs-of-a-compromising-church 8 Clear Signs of a Compromising Church.

Prayer Requests

  • Marketing of Breaking Light Birth of a Hero. This is primarily done though my ministry web site at http://www.creatingnewworlds.org. Google recently changed the rules on how they rank web sites on results. I have a copy the new rules and am trying to make them work.
  • The authoring of Breaking Light: Reconciliation (Book 2)
  • The financial base to keep going with the book series. My main computer went down a few days ago. I’m working on a laptop that was gifted to me at the moment. Probably April or May before main computer is repaired.

In His Love,

Carl

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