BiblePlaces Newsletter
Vol 16, #2 - August 21, 2017

Iím not one to weary my readers with promotions, but we worked on this project long enough that perhaps I can be permitted a second note in a week. My timing is related to the end of the introductory pricing today.

You can read (and see) all about the Photo Companion to the Gospels, so Iíll skip the bare facts for a personal word. Iíve been creating photo collections since January 2000 (the first release of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, then 4 volumes). Since then Iíve produced 35 volumes which are currently available (plus a few others that have been retired). The Photo Companion to the Bible is the best. Itís not yet complete (we have finished only the Gospels), but for what it covers, I believe there is nothing better.

Why do I think it is so good?

#1 Ė The Photo Companion draws from the best of the previous volumes and adds many outstanding new photos in an easy-to-use format.

#2 Ė We have done the hard work for you. You donít have to look through 35 volumes to find the images that elucidate and illuminate a particular verse. You donít have to page through random websites to find images that may or may not be what they claim to be. Everything is right there at your fingertips. I think you'll make up the cost in time savings very quickly.

#3 - Even if you have loads of extra time, you simply cannot find so many of the unique elements that we have created for this collection. By this I mean the drone images, the coin images, the scroll images, and many of the cultural scenes. 

#4 Ė Our team is outstanding. For the previous collections, I was the primary producer. For this one, a team of three of us have done the heavy lifting, with help from a number of other awesome people. The results, I believe, are obvious. I could never have created this by myself, but with Steven Anderson and A.D. Riddle, I think we have produced a winner.

#5 Ė Our approach favors the user. We donít put obnoxious watermarks on the photos. We donít lock them up in a program so you canít alter them. Everything is wide open. You can edit and customize to your heartís content. Yes, we risk people abusing our generosity. But weíre not interested in hurting the many on account of the few. Bottom line: we treat others the way we want to be treated.

If you think that you or someone you know could use a photo resource for the Gospels, now is the time to buy. Weíll still have a fair price tomorrow, but we have the best price today. Because we offer a no-questions-asked 100% money-back guarantee, you can't lose.

If you are one of those who has already purchased the Gospels volumes (and youíre still reading), and if you have found it a valuable resource, would you consider helping us to spread the word? We have no marketing budget. We have no marketing person. All of us here are Bible nerds working away to create the next volumes. We would be grateful if in your genuine enthusiasm, you would tell someone. Here are a few ways you might do that:

  • Email your pastor
  • Tell your old college professor
  • Post a note on Facebook
  • Send a tweet
  • Alert your local Christian school
  • Ask the church librarian to consider it
  • Write a blog post
  • Call a friend

This is the link to share:

I see two primary reasons to spread the word. The first is that more people will benefit from these photos. The second is that we get the funding we need to keep going. (With the Gospels, we have finished 89 chapters of the Bible; only 1100 left to go!)

Thank you for considering it. And a big thanks to those of you who have already done it. We greatly appreciate it.

I close with two quotations from reviews posted in the last week.

"As a Bible teacher, this collection has instantly become an indispensable resource to me. I wouldnít consider teaching the Gospels without first referring to this collection." ĖWayne Stiles

"Whether youíre a teacher, pastor, or someone seeking to better understand the Gospels, this is the best visual resource out there." ĖBrad Gray

Thank you for your support.

Todd Bolen