CSMI launches 3 new devotional books online
Nov 04, 2021
Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc. (CSMI) launched not just one but three new devotional books by Filipino authors all in the month of October.
Palanca award-winning author Ms. Grace D. Chong’s The Teacher in Me was launched last October 23; CSM best-selling author Pastor Joey C. Umali’s Unchanging Grace Vol. 2: Strength for Ever-changing Times was launched last October 26; and Saan Ka Man Naroon: Devotions para sa OFW had another international launch by two of its six authors, Pastor Jorge and Bolen De Ramos, last October 31.
All three books were launched via Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live. Thank God for technology; the lockdown did not hinder CSM from publishing and launching quality books that will encourage, inspire, and equip every Filipino.
CSM Training Officer Ptr. Reuel Alfonso hosted The Teacher in Me: Devotions for Every Day of the School Year online book launch. The 60-minute program featured a short video tribute for teachers, an interview with author Ms. Grace D. Chong, a message from CSM’s VP for Publishing Ms. Joy Solina, and a pop quiz. CSM Theological Materials editor Ptr. Nathan Montenegro led the dedicatory prayer. The Teacher in Medevotional bookis on sale with the introductory price of P70 from Oct. 25 to Nov. 13, 2021 at CSM's online stores at Lazada and Shopee.
CSM Marketing Specialist Melou Resuena hosted the 60-minute online launch of Unchanging Grace Vol. 2: Strength for Ever-changing Times. The program featured a question-and-answer portion with CSM best-selling author Pastor Joey Umali and a pop quiz wherein the winners were announced at the end of the launch. Unchanging Grace Vol. 2is available in English and Conversational Tagalog, and it comes in 4 different cover designs. It is also on sale for only P60 from Oct. 25 to Nov. 13, 2021.
Saan Ka Man Naroon: Devotions para sa OFW was launched a second time via Facebook Live last October 31, 2021, Sunday for the benefit of churches in Hong Kong and the home church of two of its authors, Pastor Jorge de Ramos and Bolen de Ramos, who had worked in Hong Kong for four (4) years. They were interviewed during the launch by program host Dr. Rey Avante, the General Director of the Conservative Baptist Association of the Philippines (CBAP). The 40-minute program featured 30-second testimony videos from five (5) OFWs in Hong Kong whose stories are in the book.The dedicatory prayer was led by Pastor Bart Itong of Jesus is Lord (JIL)-Hong Kong and Sis. Riza Guevarra of Island Evangelical Community Church. The first virtual book launch was held last August 22, 2021 for the benefit of the home churches of authors Ana Gamez and Lollette Calingasan in Batangas, and for the churches in Japan where they presently serve. Its two other authors are Pastor Rey Navarro in Singapore and Joey L. Garcia who worked in the Middle East for more than 20 years.
Take advantage of the ongoing promo price of The Teacher in Me: Devotions for Every Day of the School at P70 (SRP is P99) and Unchanging Grace Vol. 2: Strength for Ever-changing Times at P60 (SRP is P80) until November 13, 2021. Both are available at CSM’s online stores at Lazada and Shopee.