Cost to have Your Story in a Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Book
Witnesses and Testimonies Wanted!
Please consider writing your testimony for the next Lighthouse Book of Real Life Stories.
To be a part of this book you must agree to carry 2 books in hand every day and use them to give to lost people in your community as the Holy Spirit directs you . 2 books a day would be about 720 books a year.
The subtitle of the book is “Life Has Many Storms.” Due Date is NOW! Release form is attached . Testimony will not be accepted without release form.
Guidelines to Help You to Write Your Story/Testimony for a 3-Fold Flyer or Book. Part 1 - Describe what your life was like before coming to the Lord. Part 2 - Tell how you came to the Lord. Part 3 - Describe what your life is like now. Describe the changes between part 1 and part 3. Brag on God and what He has done for you!
Tell your story in the order that it happened. Do not bounce around from the present to the past. Use your age to help you tell the story. Start sharing your life from say age 3 to 10, then tell some things from age 11 to 20, then 20 to 30, etc.
Do not insert scripture in your story. It is ok to put a favorite verse at the end that pertains to salvation. Just tell your story. Keep it simple. Do not thank God at the end of every sentence. Just tell your story. Do not try to teach in your story. Just tell your story. It is ok to add 1 or 2 of your favorite scriptures near the end of your story.
Paint a picture with your words!
∙Finish by signing your testimony with your first name. ∙Place your cell phone number and email address at the end of story. Please use a phone and email address that will remain active for many, many years ahead. ( 90 % of the people that respond to the books call or text. I have prayed several people through suicide) A story without a phone number serves no purpose! We all need to learn to be available and minister to hurting people! ∙We will also add the church or ministry contact info, please provide it. (Name, address, phone number, text number, email address.) But this does not replace the personal contact info!
Do not worry about a title. We will take care of it.
Do not talk in Christian language. Talk or write in plain simple English. Remember your audience is a lost soul. Your purpose in writing this is to reach lost souls. Do not preach! Do not teach! Do not share your pet doctrines! Simply share what Jesus has done for you and will do for the reader.
Did not push or slam any denominations. Do not drop names of important people or places. Use only first names if you refer to other people in your story.
The length of your written testimony should be around 1000 to 1100 words.
Along with your testimony, fill out a “Release Form,” and send it back to us .You can request a release form at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who can do so, please print the Release Form, complete it, scan it, and email it back.
For those who do not have these capabilities, please print the form, complete it, and mail it back.
If you are mailing the form, please send it to the following address:
Jim Barbarossa 815 S. Babcock Rd Porter, IN 46304
If submitting your story for a book, we will need a picture. Here are the guidelines: ∙Take a head to chest picture with a nice big smile! ∙Stand in front of a white, beige, or light blue wall with nothing else in the background. ∙Do not crop or edit the photo. ∙Send it as a full-sized jpeg in high resolution.
Your 720 books will cost $600 , which is due at the time of submitting your testimony. Your story will be in one printing of at least 20,000 books. A check can be sent to Step-By-Step Ministries at the above address. Testimonies will not be accepted without payment. You can also pay for the books with PayPal or credit card by calling Jim at 219-762-7589 with your information.( 4% added on with Pay Pal or Credit Card ) Shipping would be an extra charge.
If you would like, even more books to use, the best way to participate, is become a monthly contributor. For $ 100 monthly donation you will receive 3 cases of books, (210 books every month)! Plus shipping.
If for any reason we cannot use your story in the book we will give you a full refund .
Jim and Carla
Please pass this information on to people in your sphere of influence !