Nancy Gainor

Author of Eyewitness to a Savior

Tag: book (page 1 of 2)


Nearly four months has passed since I last communicated on this website. My life as an author had taken a detour and now I am back on track. My beloved father in law, John Gainor Sr., passed away on November 6 and then we relocated to Florida with my mother-in-law. These combined life events have allowed me to see the glory of God in all circumstances and to trust Him as I plod blindly forward to the next phase of my life with hope and assurance that He is always by my side. In combination with this my fantastic publisher, CrossBooks, folded and yet God led me to a new publisher, Westbow Press, which is a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. This renowned publisher will enable my books to have more exposure and reach new audiences with their support and guidance. My book was recreated with their approval and credentials. With God all things are possible. We all experience detours in life. We think we have a plan and then circumstances alter the outcome. It is truly a wild ride, but through it all if we follow our God centered GPS system, we will ultimately discover our true destiny through the eyes of Christ.

The Gift of God

christmas-giftChristmas is just around the corner and Eyewitness to a Savior is the perfect stocking stuffer for people of all ages. The inspirational stories will delight the reader and affirm Christ’s amazing love.  It is always exiting to receive a personal inscription from the author.  If you order the book from any venue, send me an email with the name of the person receiving it and I will send you a signed inscription label as well as a bookmark.  This will give the gift a personal touch. To purchase a copy, click on one of the links for Cross Publishers, Barnes and Noble and Amazon here. This Christmas you have an opportunity to give more than a present when you share the message of hope, peace, and Christ’s sacrificial love that will undoubtably change a life.  God bless you.

Book Launch Celebration

August 27, 2014 is an evening I will never forget. The launch of Eyewitness to a Savior was celebrated and more than 120 people attended the event. Pastel balloons created  a festive feel as guests nibbled on pastries and fruit. Beautiful hand bells were played, an excerpt from the book was read and signings took place during this monumental evening. The pictures from the book were displayed with descriptions depicting the meaning behind each photograph. A highlight for me was the unexpected arrival of my daughter-in-law, Laura and grandchildren, Clara and Garrett carrying flowers for their Nana. Many people supported the event from the church community, Bible studies, Dairy Queen organization, friends, and even a former student. Raffle tickets revealed winners of DQ gift cards and a signed hardcover book. The cake was an identical replication of the book cover created by DQ. I loved signing books and hearing the stories of those who would read them. God tremendously blessed me with support and love and I pray those who read this book will draw close to the Author Himself, the Lord Almighty.

Book Launch TODAY

CoverToday is the day!!!! This is the beginning of a new ministry, an opportunity to reach people worldwide with a unique approach to scripture. Today I dedicate this book to the Lord and I know He will place it in the hands of those who need it most.

Book Launch Party – Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church

1 Day Until Book Launch

countdown2One day until the launch of Eyewitness to a Savior (August 27, 2014: Book Launch Party – Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church).



Why the book is important

  • I believe the words come directly from God. It is His message.
  • The emotions displayed will attract the reader to Jesus
  • The applicable lessons will give pause for thought and perhaps change
  • It brings the scriptures to life
  • It helps us get to know Jesus better
  • It is non-threatening and promotes the unconditional love, mercy and grace of God
  • It is easy to read and can even serve as a devotional
  • It acts as a catalyst for readers to want to explore the Bible
  • The words can change a person’s perception of who Jesus is and how much He loves us
  • It draws meaning into the purpose of Jesus’ early existence and sacrifice

3 Days Until Book Launch – Put it Down

countdown4Three days until the launch of Eyewitness to a Savior (August 27, 2014: Book Launch Party – Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church).

Put it down
This venture is clearly a ministry and not a profit making idea. This book is a way of reaching out to others enabling them to experience God’s word in a different format. I don’t know what will happen with this book. Will it sit on the shelves getting dusty? Will no one buy it? Will the words never be read? It doesn’t matter, for I know God has a purpose and a plan for this book. It might be that this is all about me learning how to be bold in my faith. If that is the lesson so be it. I pray this legacy at the very least is an inspiration for my family and future generations of my family to know how much I love the Lord and am willing to profess that faith publicly.

4 Days Until Book Launch – Present It

countdown5.pngFour days until the launch of Eyewitness to a Savior (August 27, 2014: Book Launch Party – Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church).

Present it
I have always credited God with this book and as I go forward and accolades are made I want to continue to emphasize that I am merely the typist who obeyed her Lord. I have worked hard to make Him proud with this book and I am thankful that it passed the theological review as authenticity is the most important aspect to me. I want God’s word to be true and held in high esteem.

5 Days Until Book Launch – Prepare It

countdown6Five days until the launch of Eyewitness to a Savior (August 27, 2014: Book Launch Party – Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church).

Prepare it 
For years God has prepared me for this moment: Bible studies, reading the entire Bible, being exposed to women of faith, inspirational sermons, life experiences, and interactive prayer. God has given me skills and amidst those skills He has breathed His message through me into the pages of a book. I believe this is His story, told in His way, and He wants it published and shared. God has provided the word, means, publisher and confidence to put it into action.

Counting Down to the Book Launch

countdownAs the countdown begins to celebrate the launch of Eyewitness to a Savior next week (August 27, 2014: Book Launch Party – Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church), I would like to share some thoughts concerning the spiritual journey that has brought me to the threshold of this exciting ministry. I have entitled these talking points the 4 P’s with a gold star ending. Be sure to come back each day for the next 5 days to check them out. Thanks again for all of your support!


flowerSummer is my favorite time to spend outdoors in Minnesota. The humidity is low, birds are singing, and I can get my hands in some dirt. I love to garden and this inspired me to think about growing in our faith. God calls us to walk in obedience and trust Him for direction and outcome. He promises to abide with us and in us always. As I contemplate my book ministry, I want to constantly remind myself that this gift is to honor Him and not glorify myself.  Eyewitness to a Savior was written to share the good news of God’s love for His people. Stepping out in faith, I hope to honor Him and I am confident He will provide what is needed to convey this message.  As we savor His blessings, seek His will, repent and offer thanksgiving we will blossom in our faith and our true joy will be found in Him.

Older posts

© 2020 Nancy Gainor

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑