Help Us Fund Our Adoption

adopt (the dictionary project)The Brannans are adopting. Again. And we’re asking for your help.

If you’ve been around us for awhile, you know that we have a heart for adoption. Our nearly four-year-old son Lucas is adopted. But adoption is an expensive thing. Like, really expensive. So we need some help.

Now, since you’ve been around us you also know that I’ve recently published three books through Appian Way Press. If you didn’t know, “Appian Way Press” is me (Rick Brannan), and these books are self-published. That means we’re in control of the copyright and the proceeds.

Now here’s the important part: All proceeds from all sales of Appian Way Press books are being set aside to assist with our adoption. If you’re interested, there are two ways you can help.

  • First Method: Buy the books in print from Amazon.com (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Apostles’ Creed). You’ll get great books on 1 & 2 Timothy or the Apostles’ Creed, and you’ll contribute around $7 per 1 Timothy book, $4 per 2 Timothy book, or $4 per Apostles’ Creed book to our adoption fund.
  • Second Method: If you’d just like to help us with our adoption but don’t really want to buy any books, you can donate with a credit card through Paypal. Pick your amount. We’re grateful for any donation amount, and it will all go straight into our adoption fund. 100% of it.

Please tell your family, friends, and everyone about this, especially if you think they may have interest in these books or interest in helping fund a domestic infant adoption.

Lastly — and most importantly — please pray for the little one we hope to have join our family, and their birth family.

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What’s Next for Rick?

BookCoverImage-LCPE-1Tim2016 has been a productive year so far. At the beginning of the year I ran a survey asking what I should focus on with my research and writing time this year.

My own personal goal was to publish some stuff I’d written but simply needed to finish, and to get it done before the summer. Rather than pursue publishing the traditional way, I set up Appian Way Press as my imprint/publisher, and used CreateSpace to publish two books:

One takeaway from the survey was noting interest in material from some classes I’d taught in adult education settings years ago. So next up on the Appian Way Press schedule, I think, is work on a class on the Apostles’ Creed. I hope to re-work my existing notes into a study guide and also a teacher’s edition.

Before that, however, I have an outstanding commitment for an introduction and translation to the Second Apocalypse of John for volume 2 of New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures. (more info, volume 1) Once that’s in the can, then it’ll be full-tilt boogie on the Apostles’ Creed.

In other news, it looks like Lexham Press will be publishing my Advent guide, Anticipating His Arrival, in print.

Thanks, everyone, for your support and encouragement!