Nancy Gainor

Author of Eyewitness to a Savior

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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

2 Days Until Book Launch – Pour it Out

countdown3Two days until the launch of Eyewitness to a Savior (August 27, 2014: Book Launch Party – Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church).

Pour it out
This is the hard part for me. God is asking me to claim my faith publically. I have always kept it close and now I must verbally state my faith repeatedly to promote this book. I know He will empower me with the right words to say and give me the strength, humility and opportunity to share. He will provide parameters for promotion and rein me back when it becomes self-serving. He will fill me with the Holy Spirit and provide opportunities for discussion. This will be my greatest learning curve and I am hoping this experience will change my life as well as those who read Eyewitness to a Savior.

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.

Bloom

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.

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