Let me begin by once again thanking everybody who participated
in my Amazon.com book buy-up on February 17th. What a humbling
experience that was for me. Your support and encouragment touched
We didn't quite make it to the top 100. We fell 16 places
short, reaching no. 116 on the Amazon Bestseller list. But in
all honesty, I wouldn't swap the No.1 spot for the support I
got from you guys! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
This last month has turned out to be an emotionally intense
one for me, and it was well capped off by seeing the new Mel
Gibson movie, "The Passion of the Christ", two
nights ago. What an extraordinary experience that was!
I went with about a dozen friends from our church, and I still
think it incredible that a group that knew the story so well
could nonetheless sit transfixed for two hours, waiting to see
what happened next! What a powerful portrayal! If the pope didn't
say "It is as it was", well ... he should have
And Ange tells me that Mel Gibson himself made a cameo appearance
in the movie as the hand that hammered the nail into Christ's
hand! That speaks volumes about the man as far as I'm concerned,
as well as about the movie.
Another highlight for me in this last month was having the
privelage of being interviewed on Randy Gilbert's 'Inside Success Show'.
Now I must be honest and say that when I first saw Randy's
website, I did not think that he and I would ever 'hit it
The whole 'success orientated' culture of the US is something
that I feel a great distance from culturally as well as spiritually.
Nonetheless, Randy is now one of my most admired men!
It turns out that the Lord still has a lot to teach me!
If you want to know why, a good indication is to be found
towards the end of the interview he did with me, where he talks
about a soccer field. I won't say any more than that here. You
can hear the interview in full though by clicking here. If you want hear Randy's other shows,
you need to pay a membership fee, which is not cheap, but is
a very worthwhile investment nonetheless.
"So how's 'Sex, the Ring & the Eucharist'
I hear you ask.
Well, the most exciting development is that I've finished
work on compiling the new ebook version. This is now available
on www.fightshop.biz for AUD $24.95.
The new version is in PC executable format. It is smaller
in size and therefore quicker to download and to start. Most
significantly, the new version has pictures, and is a lot easier
to read on screen!
If you purchased the book in the Amazon promotion, you already
know about the new version, as I've already sent you a free copy
as an upgrade to the copy you purchased.
If you still haven't yet obtained any copy of the book, I'm
giving my subscribers here one last chance to purchase it at
something close to the original price of $9.95.
How much exactly? I can't tell you. I've set up a counter
that will climb to the full price of $US 20 in exactly one week's
time. Between now and then it will cost you significantly less.
If you're interested, or you can't work out what on earth I'm
talking about, click here to have the mystery revealved!
This is definately the last time 'Sex, the Ring & the
Eucharist' will be offered at this price. If you're not interested
in reading it, it's probably time to ask yourself 'what am
I doing on Father Dave's mailing list?' If you are interested,
And let me share with you a few more 'reasons to be cheerful'
before I let you go:
got so much traffic over the month of February that I had to
upgrade my hosting packing twice!
42,472 visitors opened 286,001 files for a total 326,273 hits!
You might have noticed a survey that I've been conducting
asking for opinions on whether I got the title of my book right.
From the results thus far, a slight majority think I did. Of
the 36 people who have offered their opinion thus far:
- 10 (28%) preferred 'Lord of the Ring'
- 9 (25%) preferred 'A Time to Fight'
- 1 (3%) suggested 'something else'.
- 2 (5%) offered no opinion
- 14 (39%) thought I got it right!
If you'd like to offer your opion, the polls are still open!
You'll find the survey banner at the bottom of various pages
It seems that my friend Mordechai Vanunu will be released
from prison in Israel as originally scheduled on April 21st.
This means that I willl be heading over to Israel next month
to be reunited with him. This will certainly be emotionally intense
time for both of us!
If you haven't caught up with the latest news on Morde, go
to my 'Rave about Morde' page. This has links
to the recent radio documentary and all the other material.
Thanks again for all your support and encouragement over the
last month. I commit you all to God's tender care till next we
Yours in the Good Fight,