It's amazing how little time it takes these days to get the word out to the "trade" press about a new eBook. This morning, I wrote the release below, and sent it along with a copy of its cover art and and my bio to the editors of 126 Catholic newspapers:
INSPIRED COMMUNICATIONS PRESS RELEASE
New eBook Details the Extent of Jesus’ Suffering and Death
For Immediate Release:
INNSBROOK, MO — Just before the Church’s solemn celebration of Holy Week, author John O’Neill has published a new eBook that, in several chapters, includes graphic descriptions of the sufferings and death that Jesus of Nazareth endured for the salvation of mankind.
“In Part 3 of the book, I wanted to show the readers what excruciating pain Jesus went through on Holy Thursday and Good Friday to pay back to His Father the infinite debt caused by our sins,” explained O’Neill, the author of A Sign Contradicted: Essays on the Life of Christ.
“This collection of twenty-two essays on the life of Jesus,” he continued, “gives its readers more information, not mentioned in the four gospels so that they might more readily experience, in their readings and reflections on these events, something of what others who were actually there with Jesus saw, heard and felt during each event. To accomplish this, I used information from historical, archeological, medical and theological sources to “flesh out” these narratives, hoping to recapture a sense of being there with Jesus as He ministered to the people in first-century Palestine, accomplishing, through the horrors of His suffering and death, infinite expiation to His Father for our sins”.
“I’ve arranged the essays into four parts. The five essays in the powerful third part trace the horrors inflicted on Jesus during the solemn days of Holy Thursday and Good Friday: His Last Seder; His agony, betrayal and arrest in the garden of Gethsemane; His late-night trial before the Sanhedrin and subsequent beatings by the palace guards; His trial and sentencing by Pilate; His even crueler torture at the hands of Pilate’s Roman guards before carrying His crossbeam to the summit of Golgotha; His extremely cruel crucifixion and excruciating death; and, finally, the hasty interment of His body in a nearby tomb.
Copies for sale at $4.99, and a free preview sample of A Sign Contradicted: Essays on the Life of Christ, can be found at the publishers’ website listed below:
For more information or for a book review copy:
Contact John O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 636-295-0449 or 636-745-7861.