Contact: Debbie Cowan
Phone: (423) 547-5111
ELIZABETHTON TN, March 15, 2012– Advocate Distribution Services is excited to announce an agreement with Playbooks, Inc., a publisher that presents stories written in an exciting and patented role-play reading format that’s ideal for families, teens and adults to read aloud together.
The first release in the publisher’s Roleplay Reader™ Faith series, endorsed by Pastor Rick Warren, is a fictional story mirroring his seven sermons on The Lord’s Prayer. Written by reader’s theater expert and Saddleback Church member, Dianna Cleveland, The Lord’s Prayer Playbook® helps readers appreciate the meaning behind the profound prayer.
“In a Roleplay Reader™ story, each reader chooses and becomes a character and reads his or her part with expression and personality!” says the author. “This makes for enormous fun for everyone involved and is a great alternative to watching TV,” Dianna Cleveland continues.
While each character’s dialogue appears in a different color to help readers easily identify their roles, there are also both easier and harder roles in the story to choose from. Each person reads from his or her own copy of the book or shares with another reader.
“They can also read their part from their smart phones or tablets with our exciting new Roleplay Reader App,” adds Cleveland. “This app divides the story into seven sections that can be read at seven different times which can be ideal for bringing families together at dinner time to enjoy the Lord’s Prayer in a new and exciting way.”
The Lord’s Prayer Playbook® was introduced by Pastor Rick Warren to the congregation of Saddleback Church. “The Lord’s Prayer Playbook® effectively and creatively captures the messages of my seven sermons on the Lord’s Prayer. Its play-like presentation of a fictional story with five human and relatable characters will captivate readers of all ages and help anyone connect to the seven powerful messages of the Lord’s Prayer. Every man, woman, and child can learn how the spiritual truths in this amazing prayer apply to every aspect of life,” Warren states in the foreword of the book.
Author Dianna Cleveland adds, “Because it can help anyone appreciate the meaning and purpose of The Lord’s Prayer, it also makes an inspiring performance or Bible study for any church, ministry, or small group. I’m already working on the next story in our Faith Series, A Playbook® of the 10 Commandments.”
STL Distribution is also currently offering two additional Playbook® Roleplay Reader™ books, one in a regular series for families with younger children from ages 5-8, and a second book in the Faith series with a story of Jesus Feeds the 5,000.
Advocate Distribution Services offers the most complete flexible list of sales, marketing and distribution services for publishers of all sizes.
Publishers or manufacturers interested in STL considering their products for distribution should send a review copy of the product, along with a cover sheet, marketing plan/strategy and supporting budget to: STL Distribution/Advocate Distribution Services™, New Product Submissions, 100 Biblica Way, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
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