Friday, July 08, 2005

A Small Victory

I've been working on a project for our church's 20th anniversary year called "Bible in 90 Days"and blogged about some frustration I had trying to find the Bible used in the course here.

So being the type A that I am, I decided that I should place an initial order for the Bibles used in the course now in case I had trouble getting enough at the time the course begins. You have to use the NIV Thinline Large Print (yeah to large print) Bible so you read 12 pages a day and finish in the 90 days.

Earlier this week I got an email from amazon.com telling me there was a problem with the order. Uh, oh, I thought: if amazon is having a problem, maybe there's a larger problem. I scoured the online sites and local bookstores. There was a problem. No one had this particular version.

I called Zondervan, the publisher of both this Bible and the curriculum to order them. A-hah! I'm told that Bible is discontinued but they have now published another version with the same number of pages. And surprise, surprise, it's going to cost about $10 more than the previous publication! What perfidy.

A couple of hours online searching discount and overstock bookstores yielded results this morning. I got all the copies I need for less than the original price, plus free shipping. It's hard to resist the urge to make a nanny-nanny-boo-boo call to Zondervan--but I will.

4 comments:

will spotts said...

Resist.

Justified as such a call might be . . .

John said...

In 90 days? That's ambitious. My congregation struggling with the Bible in a year.

Quotidian Grace said...

It is a once-over-lightly approach, but it is intended to encourage participation in future in-depth Bible study by giving people exposure to the entire Bible. The other pilot classes in churches in our area have been pretty successful, so I'm hoping we will be as well. I'm sure I'll be posting updates on the project.

the reverend mommy said...

What scoundrels!
Ten dollars more per Bible?
Hrumph!