Thursday, November 04, 2010

Church of the Brethren Yearbook goes to electronic format.

The 2010 Yearbook of the Church of the Brethren is now available from Brethren Press in an electronic format on CD. The Yearbook will no longer be available in printed form.

"The CD yearbook is an essential resource for Church of the Brethren information," says a description from Brethren Press. The disc format is searchable, easy to navigate, and contains contact information for congregations, districts, pastors, ministers, moderators, and Church of the Brethren agencies. The disk also includes the previous year's Statistical Report for 2009.

New features made possible by the electronic format, which also can be downloaded to a personal computer, include searchable navigation such as bookmarks, clickable links to other sections of the book or to websites, clickable e-mail addresses, and a "find" tool that enables quick searches of the entire listings.

Packaging for the new CD format also is friendly to the environment, using vegetable inks and a minimum of 10 percent post-consumer recycled content, as well as a 100 percent recycled tray and the option for the user to only print what is needed on paper.

The Yearbook on CD is available from Brethren Press for $21.50, plus shipping and handling. For more information or questions about the new electronic format, contact managing editor James Deaton at 800-323-8039 or

Also new from Brethren Press:

The Winter quarter’s "Guide for Biblical Studies," the Bible study and small group curriculum for adults. The theme for the Winter, "Assuring Hope," is addressed by author Harold S. Martin, and by "Out of Context" writer Frank Ramirez. "Guide for Biblical Studies" is available from Brethren Press for $4 per copy, or $6.95 for large print, plus shipping and handling.

Pre-publication orders are being accepted for the Brethren Press annual devotional guide for the Lenten season. "The Cost of Following Jesus: Devotions for Lent and Easter 2011" is written by J.D. Glick. This pocket-sized paperback is designed for congregations to provide to their members, and for individual use. Each day’s entry includes a scripture text, meditation, and prayer. Order for $2.50 each, or $5.95 large print, plus shipping and handling. Save 20 percent by ordering by Dec. 17.

To order any of these products from Brethren Press call 800-441-3712 or order online at

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