Archive for August, 2010

Lighthouse Trails Forum Update

Aug 30th, 2010 Posted in company information | Comments Off on Lighthouse Trails Forum Update

The Lighthouse Trails Forum has currently been suspended until further notice. We will send out an update when it is back up and running. Various reasons have brought about this decision to shut it down – primarily our current work load does not allow us enough time to adequately operate and moderate the forum and meet the needs of all the members. We hope to restructure the format and be back online sometime in the future. In the meantime, the Lighthouse Trails blogs, research site, publishing and store site, and newsletter  continue strongly.

Thank you and God bless.

Faith Undone by Roger Oakland Now Available in KINDLE – more to come soon

Aug 12th, 2010 Posted in new releases, Publishing News | Comments Off on Faith Undone by Roger Oakland Now Available in KINDLE – more to come soon

Lighthouse Trails is working hard to present all of our books in e-book format. Readers who use Amazon’s Kindle machine or other readers will be able to purchase Lighthouse Trails books at a lower than regular retail price and add the book instantly to their machines. Our first Kindle book is Faith Undone by Roger Oakland. It will also be available in other reader formats soon. Click here to check out Faith Undone (Kindle Book).

New Batch of Seconds

Aug 11th, 2010 Posted in Publishing News | Comments Off on New Batch of Seconds

From time to time, we receive batches of return books from our larger distributors. This week we received about 4 dozen books. These are slightly scuffed or damaged on the covers but with virtually no damage on the inside of the books and sold at a high discount. You can check out our new seconds batch by clicking here.

Letter to the Editor: Why is Lighthouse Trails Doing Shepherd’s Garden?

Aug 10th, 2010 Posted in company information, Publishing News | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor: Why is Lighthouse Trails Doing Shepherd’s Garden?

Yesterday [August 10, 2010], after we announced Lighthouse Trails’ new division, The Shepherd’s Garden, we received an email from a Lighthouse Trails reader asking why we were “getting into the tea business.” The reader said he was very concerned that we were going to become too commercialized  and thought perhaps we had sold so many books that we had more or less struck it rich and that we saw the tea business as a lucrative business venture.  He said that perhaps we have become too “popular and famous.” We thought there may be other LT readers who share his concerns. Thus, we would like to clarify our reasons for incorporating this new idea.

At Lighthouse Trails, we have paid a high price for continuing on in this ministry. Part of that difficulty has been financial challenges.  We have given away countless books in a missionary/evangelism sense to skeptics and critics, which erodes profits; in addition, publishing in general is expensive. We began the publishing company knowing absolutely nothing about publishing, but we met Ray Yungen, who had been carrying around an unpublished manuscript for two years (A Time of Departing). After we read it, God removed a veil from our eyes, and we knew that book had to be published. We came to learn that most Christian publishers would not publish material exposing the dangers of contemplative spirituality, thus we began Lighthouse Trails. Soon after, we came under a very intense attack from the enemy. It seemed that as soon as we started Lighthouse Trails, life changed for us dramatically. I remember thinking early on, if this is what life is going to be like from now on because of LT, I don’t want to do this. But my husband, Dave, and Ray Yungen, in their leadership and guidance, assured me that this is what we were supposed to be doing. In time, we came to understand that what we were suffering was minor compared to what martyrs in the past have suffered, and we, like all Christian believers, should count it a privilege to serve Him.

We want to assure Lighthouse Trails readers that we are not becoming commercialized, in the negative sense of the word. The idea of starting an organic Bible verse tea product line came to us several months ago, and after much thought and prayer, we felt that perhaps  this was a way to sustain ourselves and also help sustain Lighthouse Trails.

The tea is a pragmatic idea and also points people to the Word of God in a small way. It will also be a blessing and encouragement to those who enjoy it. We believe it does fit in with the Lighthouse Trails mission.  We believe this little tea company, while blessing others, will also help assure that Lighthouse Trails can remain active for years to come.

Deborah Dombrowski
Editor at Lighthouse Trails Publishing

You might also want to read our statement on “Why Lighthouse Trails is not a non-profit ministry.”

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