Saturday, December 01, 2007

new blog of daily devotions for kids!

Way back on March 13th of this year I announced that I had finished writing the first draft of my book of children's devotions, Bible Drive-Thru.

I put the manuscript away after that in order to get our house ready to sell and then we moved. It was not until about six weeks ago that I got that project out again. My plan was to rework it -- and then what?

I thought of submitting it to a royalty publisher, but no one has expressed any interest in all the places I've submitted a proposal. I looked (very briefly) into self-publishing. But it's too expensive.

During all this time I often day dreamed about how much fun it would be to blog these devotions. I could make them way more colorful and interactive than any publisher could afford, I reasoned. Plus, isn't the internet where kids hang out? If I made it available online, it would be accessible to kids of all kinds -- not just those whose parents or grandparents bought them a devotional book from the Christian bookstore.

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to put up a couple of these devotions on the internet just to get the feel of how they would read online. And so the Bible Drive-Thru blog was born.

I was right -- they are a lot of fun to blog. I've been working on them since then, tightening, revising and adapting what I've written to work online.

Today I'm making that blog public. Right now it's in sample form and will be that way for December. This is to give kids (and parents) a chance to have a look and see if it's something they'd like to come back to on January 1st.

Then, starting January 1, I'll be posting a new devotion there every day for all of 2008.

So, you're invited to the Bible Drive-Thru blog. If you like what you see, be sure to tell the kids that you know, and their parents. (The target age group is Grades 4-6, although I'm sure younger able readers could read them too).

And if you have any suggestions on how I could make it better, I'd love to hear them!


Christian Store said...

Great project, good luck with the publishing aspect thereof.

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