A PROVEN PERSONALIZED BOOK FOR YOUR FIRST-TIME GUESTS (That Meets Their Unique Needs and Connects Them to YOUR Church)
Request a FREE Copy and See How Easy It Is to Customize for Your Church
A Special Invitation from Nelson Searcy and How Unshakable Can Increase Your Guest Retention
Customize Your Cover! New Designs Available Like the Following Samples:
Nelson Searcy’s book Unshakable: Standing Strong When Things Go Wrong is written specifically to meet first-time guests where they are!
Nelson invested two years writing the book, going through thousands of prayer requests from first-time guests. The result is a powerful, practical guide to help first-time guests face and survive life’s scariest storms unscathed.
And now you have an opportunity to use the book in your church to deepen the connection with YOUR first-time guests!
YOUR PERSONALIZED CO-AUTHOR VERSION OF UNSHAKABLE
This book will:
- Have your name on the front cover, spine and back cover
- Have your bio on the back cover
- Have your church logo and website on the back
- Build trust between you and first-time guests
- Position your church as one that cares deeply about first-time guests
- Drive first-time guests to your website and church, not someone else’s
We will work with you to update your version with the perfect bio and the best resolution images.
NEW FOREWORD OPTION:
We will write your personalized foreword for you!
You already have the option to include a personalized foreword inside the book. We’ll work with you to edit and proof your custom foreword (approximate word count: 850 – 950).
OR, we can now write it for you, with your input of course. It's a very low investment if you'd like us to write it — only $150. See more details below under Frequently Asked Questions.
CLICK THE IMAGES BELOW TO REVIEW SAMPLE UNSHAKABLE FOREWORDS
Foreword by Stan Pegram
Foreword by Jimmy Britt
Select from Five Options for Your Unshakable Cover Design!
Unshakable has traditionally been a bold black cover design, designed to be used across all denominations and in all areas of the country. But we’re excited to announce that you now have brand new cover designs to choose from!
When you sign up to do an co-authorship, you will now be able to select from the following FIVE cover designs.
All designs will have your name on the cover and your name, bio, photo and church logo on the back cover.
Receive all 3 versions: for Kindle, iPhone/iPad and PDF
The move to online church has brought about many changes. So with Unshakable we also wanted to make it easy for you to share the book with your online first-time guests.
When you sign up for a co-authorship, you now have the option to add on the e-book versions. You'll receive all 3 of the most popular editions, so that you can offer all 3 to your people: Kindle (.mobi), iPhone/iPad (.epub) and interactive PDF.
This is a big development – as producing an e-book that meets all of Amazon's and Apple's requirements and reads like a true e-book can be very tricky and time-consuming to say the least! But we wanted to make these available to you so you can share Unshakable with as many people as possible.
We are now using the e-book editions at the church Nelson pastors, The Journey Church, in both our Boca Raton and New York City locations. Since we are holding online church services, we send all our first-time guests the e-book edition of Unshakable. And it's been very well received!
We have put hours into creating the new Unshakable e-book edition but are keeping your investment as low as possible. When you sign up for a custom Unshakable print edition, you can now add on the e-book for only an additional $250 to receive all 3 versions.
REVIEW THESE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UNSHAKABLE PROCESS
Nelson invested two years writing Unshakable. He went through over 3,000 prayer requests from first-time guests. What he discovered is that the requests fell into one of about 10 different categories. Categories like marriage issues, career challenges, illness, finances, and dealing with loss.
This book was written specifically to meet first-time guests where they are! It is meant to provide encouragement, spiritual next steps and biblical grounding for those who are under tension, in trouble or in transition.
Nelson wants to partner with YOU to invest in your first-time guests and help them develop an unshakable faith.
The dozens of pastors who have used this book in their church have primarily used it as a free gift for their first-time guests. At Nelson’s church, The Journey Church, we offer this as well and encourage first-time guess to stop by a Welcome Table to pick up their free copy of Unshakable.
The exciting thing to see is how many more ways the book has also been used:
Churches including The Journey have created Small Groups around Unshakable. Our very first co-author did this and created a Small Groups Study Guide that is also available to you with your own co-authorship.
Guests have shared it with family, friends and neighbors going through difficult times — it has become a powerful evangelism tool.
Pastors have launched the books on a Big Day coinciding with the Unshakable Sermon Series — which you will receive as a free bonus when you do a co-authorship (more on that to follow). On this Big Day, everyone in the congregation would receive a free copy to kick off the series and the new book.
We’ve heard stories of these books also being used in prison outreach and other community evangelism and by missionaries (so we know Unshakable has gone international!).
When you sign up for a co-authorship, we will work closely with you to create your very own personalized edition. Your book will feature:
Your name on the front cover, spine and back cover
Your bio on the back cover
Your church logo and website on the back cover
Your foreword inside the book on the first four pages
The enclosed color mock-up sheet shows all the areas of personalization, which you can also compare to your sample book.
All the editing, proofing, design, set-up, scheduling, printing and shipping is included with your co-authorship investment. We strive to make it as easy as possible for you!
- FREE Unshakable Sermon Series ($169.95 value)
You’ll receive the complete sermon series that Nelson developed alongside the book. The 7-message series has been very popular to launch with your Unshakable books. You’ll receive all the message MP3s, message notes, message transcripts, series documents and series graphics!
- FREE New Believer Book ($1,600 value)
You’ll also receive the rights and artwork to customize and self-publish your own version of The Next Step for Your Journey! Nelson wrote this book to provide new believers with a roadmap for their faith. With the rights you can change the byline to be from you and completely customize your book.
- FREE Unshakable Bookmarks
You'll also receive free Unshakable bookmarks (one for each book ordered) with encouraging Scripture for difficult times. These are designed to accompany the Unshakable books that you share with your people.
For your custom book cover, we would just need the following files from you:
A high-resolution logo
A high-resolution photo
Short bio (about 55 words) – We will provide you with some previous sample bios that you can reference in setting up your own
Then, for your custom foreword — the real heart of your custom edition —the word count is about 850 - 950 words. We will work with you on your own foreword and also provide samples of this as well. The common theme is to make it personal — tell your story and we can help you with the editing!
The short answer is a resounding YES! We provide you with samples to guide the process and will work closely with you to edit your bio and foreword. All content is also reviewed and approved by Nelson himself and goes through our proofing process. You also now the option for us to write the personalized foreword for you! It's a very low investment — just $150 if you'd like us to write it. Your investment includes: A phone call interview with one of our writers, two rounds of edits to your foreword, and a guarantee that you will be happy with the final version — or you will NOT be charged!
Upon receipt of initial materials (logo, photo, bio, foreword), you should expect to receive your books in approximately 60 days. That takes into account time for proof approvals throughout the process.
There is a minimum order of 500 books for each printing and Church Leader Insights will handle the printing of the book to ensure that its quality and integrity remains intact.
You can choose from 3 main options; all include free shipping:
OPTION A: 1,000 for $6 per book
OPTION B: 750 books for $7 per book
OPTION C: 500 books for $8 per book
Payment plans are available — we can split up payments as needed before the books go to production. We will work with you on the best arrangement for you!
Just two things — your desired launch date, and a $1,000 deposit. From there we will create a schedule and start working with you on your materials. Then you are on your way to your own personalized Unshakable book!
The most common response I receive regarding an Unshakable project is:
"I want to do it, but how do I pay for it?"
Nelson answers your most frequently asked question about the Unshakable partnership — "How do I pay for it?"
I've worked with dozens of churches to help them with this question, here are the most successful approaches:
- Cover it within existing areas of your budget. Unshakable is an Assimilation and Evangelism tool, perhaps the finances exist in your current budget already and you simply redirect those funds to this project.
- Cover it through a "Buy One, Give One" challenge. Let your people know about the book and encourage them to "Buy One, Give One" — buy one for themselves and one for a future first-time guest for a total of $20. And then expand it to offer "Buy One, Give Two" for $30 or "Buy One, Give Four" for $50. Remind people that it's an investment in the future evangelism and outreach of the church.
- Approach one or a few people and ask them to each cover 100 copies. One person might cover all 500 or 1000 copies. Or ask a handful of people to each cover 250 copies.
- Add it to your special offering. Whether it's a Christmas Offering or another special offering, add in the Unshakable project as an evangelism and assimilation investment that will make a difference for the next year.
- Get started with a case of regular Unshakable books. First prove that they work as a "better" gift for your first-time guests and then work to get a custom version in next year's budget or special offering (see ideas above).
- Pay for it yourself. Not an option for most of us, but sometimes the Lord provides and you personally feel led to do it.
- Pray and ask God to show you - He will guide your steps and open up a door for pursuing this project. Trust me, I've seen this happen many times!
Big idea: Don't let finances keep you from pursuing this project if you feel it's right for you. God will provide!
I look forward to partnering with you,
READ THESE SUCCESS STORIES FROM PASTORS WHO HAVE USED UNSHAKABLE IN THEIR CHURCHES!
Unshakable Profile George Burris
Unshakable Profile Kyle Windsor
Unshakable Testimonials at a Glance
Get all the details on the Unshakable co-authorship opportunity in a handy guide that you can print and discuss with your team.
Not Yet Ready to Go Custom? Non-Personalized Bulk Option Also Available!
The original edition of the book Unshakable is also available for purchase in bulk, in quantities starting at just 10 books per order. Your investment is only $9 per book plus shipping. It will still make a powerful connection with your first-time guests!
Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, serving in ministry for more than 25 years and consulting with churches around the world.
As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 50,000 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. For more accelerated growth, pastors also participate in Nelson’s systems-based Gold, Platinum and Titanium coaching networks.
Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness.
Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. He divides his time between NYC and South Florida. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.