In April of 2010 I announced a program called Friends of the Blog. With the costs of maintaining this blog on the rise, Friends of the Blog allowed readers to support the site while receiving tangible benefits. The program worked out very well and for that reason I have renewed it for 2011. And that leads me to announce Friends of the Blog 2.
This year is the same but different. It is the same in that Friends of the Blog will receive all kinds of great things–books, gift certificates, music, magazines and so on. It is different in that more of those things will be spread out across the calendar year. And I think, in the end, there will be even more of it.
So here is some of what Friends of the Blog will receive:
- A gift certificate for Westminster Books (increased from $10 to $15 this year!)
- A gift certificate for The Good Book Company
- Free books
- Free ebooks
- Free music
- Free video teaching series from R.C. Sproul and David Murray
- A gift certificate for Reformation Art
- Deals, specials, coupons, etc
- Other things to be announced over the course of the year
I think you’ll see right away that there is a lot of value there—$160 at least. And we’re just getting started. This is a year-long effort and more will be added over the course of the year. When you sign up, you get everything there plus whatever else comes in over the year. And all the while, you’ll be supporting the costs associated with hosting, maintaining and overseeing the site.
The cost remains the same as last year–just $39.
If you joined Friends of the Blog in the past year, your account should be automatically renewed on the anniversary of the date you signed up. And if you didn’t join last year, well, why don’t you consider it this year? It will prove well worth it, I’m sure.
You can get all the details at Friends of the Blog. Check it out and join the club!