Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thrilling New Boreham Books Have Arrived!

It was certainly a packet of surprises that arrived in the post yesterday. Mike Dalton had told me that two more Boreham books had come off the printing presses but it was such a thrill to open the carton and unwrap two new books: ‘The Chalice of Life’ and ‘A Packet of Surprises’.

F W Boreham had a ritual when the postman delivered a copy of his new books when they arrived from London. His son and daughter-in-law told me that he would take the book, kiss it and pass it around for all the family to do the same.

I know that thrill of smelling, touching and seeing the finished article after all the writing, proof reading and the hundred and one other things that have been done in the publishing process.

This thrill is only trumped by turning the pages and mining the treasure that is to be discovered between the covers.

I have read these manuscripts before but that was when they were on the computer screen when I was selecting, copying and editing. I am going to sit down with a cup of tea or two, in good Boreham fashion and read these books in an armchair over the next few days. I will note down some comments and write these up in some future posts.

I am going overseas in a few days. I now wish I had more copies of these books to take with me to give to the students that I will be teaching in the morning at an Asian seminary and to leave with the church leaders that I meet at the afternoon training seminars.

I am so grateful to Mike Dalton who has done all of the painstaking, fiddly work to ensure that these books are available to a new generation of readers. As for the covers, Laura, our graphic designer, has done a superb job.

Check out Mike’s site to discover how you can get your hands on these two books. Ask him how much will be the cost if you buy the two of these books together.

If you live in the southern hemisphere you may want to order your books from Peter and the COC Online Bookshop which is based in Brisbane.

Whatever you do, make sure you get a copy of these new books because after reading them you also will want to kiss them.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: The new Boreham book duo.