Sunday, September 4, 2011

1 Down, 147 million to go

Selling books these last few months has been a great adventure.  As of now we have sold about $1,500 of books.  We want to thank everyone who has bought a book.  The family we are helping has adopted their child.  However, they still have some bills to pay and so we would like you to buy another book for a friend, or tell a friend about our blog. 

Recent statistic say there are 147 million orphaned children in the world.  This does not include the 100 million children who are "street children", or the 1 million children forced into slavery every year.  You had deeply impacted the life of a child.  And so please help us finish what we started, and get one child closer to better world.

Monday, June 6, 2011

4 Weeks

Hello Everyone,
I just found out that the family we are helping to adopt is in need of their funds by the end of June.  If you would like to make a donation or know anyone else who would like to buy a book the sooner the better.  I would like to be able to write them one big check at the end of the month, which will take care of the rest of their financial need.  I know that together we can help bring this little girl into a great loving home.  Thanks to everyone who has helped to make this adoption possible you have been such a blessing in many different lives. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Books Are In!

So I am in possession of my books.  I will be mailing them out to anyone who has bought them over the next few weeks.  If you want to buy one, or 200, I have created a new way to buy.  If you click on the "Buy Now" button you will pay the standard 12 dollars for each book, plush shipping and handling.  If you would like to give more money, like 50 dollars for each book, you can.  Just click on the "Donate" button and type an amount in.  After giving filling out the information make comments to me as to how many books you want.  You can do that in Pay Pal or make a comment on the blog as to who you are, that you have paid, and how many books you would like.  The more money you give the more money the family will receive.  Remember that shipping and handling will factor into your purchase.  So you have to pay at least $16.50 for each book to cover book costs and shipping and handling.  If you do not, I will not give you a book.  But I will email you and tell you how to give more.  Thanks so much for the blessings you have shared.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Update March 3, 2011

Hello to everyone.  And thanks to everyone who has recently bought a book.  I have been in contact with my publisher and they are thinking that in the next 5 weeks I can have the books in my hands.  This has been a long process, but thanks for waiting.  The proceeds are still going to a family who is in the process of an international adoption.  I will be in contact with radio stations, book stores, etc. on how to market the book even farther.  Any ideas?  I would appreciate them.  Thanks for your patience during the process of this book.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Excerpts from the Book

First, thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered a book.  So far we have sold 10 copies.  Here is an excerpt from the book to give you a feel of what the book is like.  I hope you enjoy.

"What is it with kids running around naked? I no longer understand, because I’m not a kid, and I no longer run around naked. I got invited to take a walk with some children from the foster home one day and was thrilled to go. I love the kids, and they are always fun to be with. When we returned an hour later, we ate snacks, played on the jungle gym, and proceeded inside. That’s where things got naked … I mean crazy.
From the playroom, the children went outside through a sliding door to a small play area, which was soaked due to rain the night before. I was left in the room with five boys, who of course wanted to go outside. I said no close to one hundred times. (I technically said no in Chinese. Trust me they understand Chinese.) But trying to man the doors and the children became impossible, and the boys found a way to escape.
I went looking for help, but the nannies, who don’t speak English, just laughed and told me to go back. They found this very amusing. I went outside to find the boys rolling around in puddles. They threw water, wrestled, and kicked water toward me. However, because of what I knew would happen next, I didn’t allow myself to get wet.
The nannies came outside and helped the boys put on dry clothes. I didn’t play because I knew they had nothing in my size, and I’m a little shy about other people changing me in public.  So there before me stood five little boys—naked, wet, and loving it."

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Buy the Book!

The book is almost finished and will be ready for distribution shortly.  For your information it is being published by Wine Press Publishing.  The book can be bought directly from this website.  It will also be available to buy at major events in the U.S.  I will let you know which ones.  Please remember that all of the author's proceeds, about 60% of the cost of the book, are going directly to a family who is adopting an orphan.  I hope you buy one for yourself, and maybe one for a friend.  Thank you for bringing an orphan into a loving home.  To buy the book click the "Buy Now" button on the bottom of the page and follow the directions using Pay Pal.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Book Launch

For all of you who do not know me, Hi. My name is Caleb Phillips. I spent six months working for a business in China. But his was no ordinary business. This business helped run an orphanage, community development project, and a language school. I was so overwhelmed by the generosity of the people I met there, I too wanted to be generous. My book, that will be coming available to buy in the next few months is about the orphans I met in China and their stories. And the best part about this book, is that it will benefit orphans. All of the proceeds from this book are going to benefit orphans in the world. First and foremost, the money will be given to a family I know personally who is working overseas in orphanages and in the process of adopting a child. To be clear: I am not taking any money for this book in any way. So that I can keep costs down I am self publishing with Wine Press publishing. Also, to keep costs down I am personally selling all the books in person or through this blog. No publisher, author, or anyone else will make money on the royalties of this book, only orphans. Soon there will be a way on this website where you can buy the book directly through me using Paypal. Please spread the word to your family, friends, co-workers, and strangers about how they can practically give back and make a difference in the lives of orphans. And, get a book. I will keep you updated on the book's progress and launch date. But for now, thanks for listening.