Pre-release special price on Fifty Shades of Grace

I am pleased to announce that I have a chapter in a newly published book, Fifty Shades of Grace, by Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia and Waterloo, Ontario. The book will be released May 1.

fiftyshadesofgraceAs a special introduction, Herald Press is offering a 30% discount on the book until May 9. The book sells for $12.99. To order the book, contact MennoMedia at 800-245-7894 or click this link, MennoMedia.

The book is a collection of true inspirational stories about experiencing God’s grace in the midst of everyday life. Each of the fifty essays explores what grace looks like in action—even in a world jaded by violence and unforgiveness—and how grace can triumph over tragedy, or the daily annoyances of family life.

The chapter I wrote, entitled “Testing my Peace Stance,” tells about accompanying my late father, Richard, on an Honor Flight for World War II veterans. Stories are also included from noted writers Jim Wallis, John Powell, John Perkins, Lovella Schellenberg, Christopher Kennedy Lawford and many others, mostly from the Mennonite/Anabaptist tradition.

In his foreword, Donald Kraybill says, “The stories compel, mesmerize and strike again and again with wonderment for the many colors of God’s lavish love. These contemporary stories of grace all rub against the grain of popular culture. They offer a redemptive counterpoint to the darkness and oppression lurking in the shadows of bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.” Kraybill, an authority on Anabaptist groups, is a co-author of Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy and author of many other books.

©Bruce Stambaugh 2013

Author: Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, marketer, columnist, author, photographer, birder, walker, hiker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, township trustee, converted Anabaptist, community activist, my life is crammed with all things people and nature and wonder. My late father gave me this penchant for giving and getting the most out of life, my late mother the courtesy, kindness, and creativity to see the joy in life. They both taught me to cherish the people I am with. I try and fail and try again.

4 thoughts on “Pre-release special price on Fifty Shades of Grace”

    1. Thanks, Mike. I didn’t pick the title of course. The publishers did, I think in part as a counterpoint to the “other” book, and in part as a marketing ploy. I hope it sells.



  1. Hi, didn’t know you had a blog! I hope to check it out from time to time. Lovina Brandt, who used to work here at this office, told me there was an article in a local paper there. So I found the Bargain Hunter website and then clicked to here. We were in Holmes and Wayne Co. last weekend. My most recent blog post talks a bit about it! Anyway, I’m glad you were able to mention the Fifty Shades of Grace book here. Nice! Blessings.


    1. Melodie,

      I’m glad you found my blog.

      I personalized the news release that you sent to me and sent it out to local and regional papers, The Plain Dealer, Beacon Journal, The Repository, hoping they might pick it up. I sent the cover pic and my pic as well. If you haven’t already done so, you might want to send them a copy to review. I think they might find the concept of the book a nice twist on the “other” book. I was honored to be included with the likes of Jim Wallis and company.




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