Strings of Scripture Inspires Professional Clergy and the Social Network Generation - New Book and DVD Are Popular for Sermon Prep and Bible Study

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A Christian book publisher is finding that Facebook is an excellent tool for communicating with people who are interested in a creative presentation of scripture. Strings of Scripture by Kelly D. Jones has inspired clergy and lay people and is fast becoming a popular phenomenon.

The book has struck a chord, not only among clergy, but with the social network generation.

Inside Out Publishing, LLC is pleased to announce that their recently published book Strings of Scripture: An Inspired Arrangement of the Living Word by Kelly D. Jones is a hit. The book has struck a chord, not only among clergy as an innovative new sermon preparation tool, but with the social network generation. Jones and representatives of Inside Out Publishing will continue to broaden the reach of the new book at the upcoming International Christian Retailers Show, July 15 – 18 in Orlando.

According to the publisher, the promotion of the book has been primarily focused on viral marketing through social media. In less than 90 days, more than 40,000 people have become fans of the Strings of Scripture (SoS) Facebook page. With each post that is made, thousands of fans share the message, with the result being tens of thousands of people are being exposed to a creative presentation of scripture.

According to Darrin Haugan of Inside Out Publishing, Strings of Scripture is an inspired poetic arrangement of Bible verses from throughout time. The verses have been categorized by topics that are relevant to Christians today. The arrangement allows for the book to be used as an innovative tool for topical sermon preparation and bible study.

“It’s like a new concordance,” Haugan says.

The book format provides for the powerful combination of topical scripture, along with references that allow for quick access to relevant Biblical verses on key topics. As with a typical concordance, chapter, verse and text are listed under headings such as “Jesus,” “Love,” “Giving” and “Money.”

Strings of Scripture is available in paperback and can be purchased from the publisher, select Christian retail stores, and from Amazon.com.

Inside Out says the book is selling exceedingly well, particularly for an author who is unknown to Christian audiences. To meet demand for study tools and multimedia for use in sermons, the publisher has rushed distribution of the first in a series of DVDs based on the book. Additional products, including tapestries, posters, t-shirts, scrolls, and bookmarks will be shown to retail audiences in Orlando and made available to retail outlets across North America.

“Clergy are always looking for ways to reach people in innovative ways, so this is a wonderful tool for them, and the social media generation has really responded to the String concept. The author found a way to tie the most important themes from the Bible together in a poetic form, while offering references that create an excellent sermon preparation tool or a study guide for youth or other groups. From what we have seen from the Facebook posts and the people who have contacted the author, the result is very impactful,” Haugan says.

The book is divided into seven chapters and contains 77 Strings. It is the first published volume in a planned collection of volumes of Strings of Scripture by Jones. According to the author’s bio, he spent more than three and a half years studying seven different editions of the bible while working on the first book.

The first DVD is based on Chapter One – The Devotionals. The DVD features the first ten Strings in the book. Orders for the DVD are being taken by the publisher at http://www.stringsofscripture.com. The DVDs will appeal to individuals, pastors and youth ministers who see SoS as a creative way of teaching key topics from the Bible.

David Delgado, a pastor with New Life AG Church in Laredo, Texas, Is among the many professional clergy who have reached out to the author after receiving the book. Like others, he referred to Strings of Scripture as a valuable study and sermon preparation guide, commenting that the book’s references make it possible to go deep into topical scripture that is spread throughout the Bible.

“This book has brought revelation to me. I read the Bible and search the Word, but this unique presentation is anointed. It makes me dig in deeper to the Word. It attracts me like a magnet, and I found I could not put it down. It’s the Word of God, but deeper in revelation. It got me hooked, and I love it,” Delgado says.

“What’s unique about Strings of Scripture is that the strings contain almost every relevant verse on a particular topic from both the Old and New Testaments. They are organized into “strings” that flow seamlessly from verse-to-verse,” according to author and compiler Kelly Davidson Jones. “My goal and purpose was simply to present Biblical truths in an easily accessible form that emphasizes the power and consistency of God’s Word, not only historically, but for our time today.”

Frank Gresham of Whosoever Ministries in Daytona Beach said, “Strings of Scripture is an amazing new way to express scripture to people looking for answers or encouragement. I love dividing scripture and allowing it to speak to the reader as if God is sharing an encouraging word.”

Strings of Scripture includes Devotionals, Edifications, Emulations, Admonitions, Introspections, Contemplations, and Fundamentals. Within each chapter are between four and 16 strings covering the topics that most logically fit within those headings. The book is intended for personal study, group studies, and pre-sermon expositions of related verses.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact the publisher at info(at)insideoutpublishing(dot)com.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Connie Holubar, OutreachPR, Conni(at)insideoutpub(dot)net, 903 880 8217

ABOUT STRINGS OF SCRIPTURE
Strings of Scripture is a clear, easy to understand guide to topical scripture. It was compiled with the goal of presenting God’s truth clearly during a time of intense turmoil within our modern world. The book serves up more than 3000 biblical verses from the Old Testament and New Testament, compiled from the seven most popular versions of the bible, and arranged topically. The book is designed for personal study, meditation or devotionals. It is ideal for pastoral use or group study. Strings of Scripture is published by Inside Out Publishing, LLC, of Des Peres, Missouri. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2012.

Strings of Scripture is available on Amazon.com and direct from the Publisher. It will be available mid-Summer 2012 in Christian book stores and retailers nationwide.

FOR RETAILERS AND BOOKSELLERS
Contact info(at)insideoutpub(dot)com to purchase copies of Strings of Scripture. Bulk orders that include DVDs and books for group study are available at discounted pricing to churches, schools, universities and other tax exempt organizations.

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