Thrilled to announce our latest publication,
Mockingbird at the Movies, just in time for a certain holiday. It's a collection of over 40 essays about some of our favorite films, from all over the cinematic map. Half the entries are brand-new, half appeared in some form on our website--and have been substantially rewritten/expanded. We're really proud of this one.
Click here for the Table of Contents. The blurb from the back cover reads as follows:
Feel free to judge this one by its cover
A movie theater is a magical place. We laugh and cry, marvel and curse--occasionally we are even transported, the projector casting fresh light on both ourselves and the world around us.
Mockingbird at the Movies
collects essays from a wide range of contributors, exploring the films that have touched us most. Some are beautiful, some confrontational, some silly, some sad, some all of the above; taken together, they bear witness to the power of film to move the heart and lift the spirit. Grab your popcorn and press play.
Last year's gift guide was so popular that we've decided to make it an annual tradition.
For the youth minister looking to inject their presentations with a bit more pizzaz, or the mid-level manager needing to spice up staff meeting: Pyro Mini Fireshooter
For all the other parents in your toddler's playgroup who are barely treading water this season: Rain for Roots brand-new Advent album,
Waiting Songsor Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets'
The Quality Holiday Revue Liveon vinyl
For the guy at your old church who always accused you of mis-reading Paul:Reformation Readings of Paul
ed. by Jono Linebaugh and Michael Allen
For those of us who like the idea of a calendar more than the reality (i.e. whose 2015 one hasn't moved past September): Little Things Studio's
30 Day Perpetual Hymn Calendar
*As a special offer for those on our mailing list, we're offering a
"Buy One Gift Subscription, Give Another for Free" deal. During checkout on the magazine site, simply put both recipients addresses in the memo box, and we'll send their first issues out with a Christmas card from you.
That's not all: During the month of December, you are entitled to 20% off all Mockingbird publications (except MATM) when you buy them directly from us via Createspace. To take advantage, go to www.mbird.com/publications and use code MS3E2X5H when checking out. Bulk discounts are also available. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Keep An Eye Open
Our big yearend update and appeal went out in the post this week. We'll be sending an e-version later this month with additional information about all that's happened this past year, what we've got in store for 2016, and how you can help. Stay tuned!
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As always, we are so grateful for your continued interest and support. Thank you.
Wishing you a joyous Advent,
The Mockingbird Team David Zahl, Ethan Richardson, and CJ Green