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A book about the good news of the kingdom we were designed for.  And an honest look at who we are and where we fit into things.
A book about the good news of the kingdom we were designed for. And an honest look at who we are and where we fit into things.
48 backers pledged AU$ 2,527 to help bring this project to life.

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God’s story is called “Good News”, but what is so good about it? What does it have to do with us today? Do I fit into His story?

Dive into the wonders and literary brilliance of how God tells His own story - one that points forward and backwards, yet all the while engages in the present. As you picture God’s story with Him as the focal point, you may just find yourself.

Stretch Goals are when a project is fully funded but there is still time on the clock to support it. And we still have 2 weeks left till the Book starts to be printed!

If we are able to keep spreading the word and reach $2000 every person who pledged via Kickstarter, will receive an audio version of the "Story" part of Picture the Story, with an original musical score made exclusively for this.

If we can reach $2500 before the time runs out, I will be able to release the full audiobook version, and of course, you and all others who have supported the campaign will receive a link to it for free too!

This means that those of you who have already pledged will not need to pledge more to receive more:) This is just a small way I can say thank you for all your support.

Help spread the word. I would love to see each of you get these for FREE.

I have a number of dear friends in my life who have not yet seen the truth about the Kingdom, but they are leaning in.  Meaning they probably wouldn’t go out and buy a book about God’s Story but most likely would read something knowing I have put work into it.  So, for every Pledge given, $2 will be set aside to help produce a small number of extra copies of the book.  And if all things go to plan and we successfully fund this, we should be able to give 20-30 books away to people I love.  I really want to thank you for giving to this, so that I can give to others.

Every dollar really does help and, as you pledge, I get to show you my gratitude by returning the love in the form of rewards! 

Here’s a look at a few of the goodies you could receive if you should choose to support this project.

...first up THE BOOK!!!  

The Softcover print will be the standard Trade Size 13×20 cm (5×8 in.) with monochromatic black to white text and images, printed on cream uncoated, 80 GSM paper. 

The Hardcover (Collectors edition) will be the same Trade Size, only full-colour text and Images printed onto a thicker white uncoated, 105 GSM paper. This will allow the deep colours to jump off the page - this includes every Bible verse used in the book and the icons and diagrams I designed for the book. 

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Bookmarks are a little-added bonus I had fun designing, with three different images that capture the story. Printed on white, 300 GSM  textured (recycled) card. You will receive a randomly selected bookmark(s) to go with the appropriate bundles unless of course, you are a super-fan... then you get them all. 

All the shirts are printed with non-toxic ink (caring for your skin) that has 0% waste (caring for creation), on socially responsible shirts (caring for people). They are produced by 4thSeedDesigns and printed locally, right here in Adelaide.

There are two shirt Options and 3 design options.

Option ONE:  Design - The Heart: Humanity.  This design is printed on a Natural Coloured, Mid-weight, 180 GSM shirt from AS Colour that is 100% combed cotton.

Design - The Heart: Humanity.
Design - The Heart: Humanity.

Option TWO: Design - The Crown: Messiah. This design is printed on a Natural Coloured, Mid-weight, 180 GSM shirt from AS Colour that is 100% combed cotton.

Design - The Crown: Messiah.
Design - The Crown: Messiah.

Option THREE: Design - The Heart: Humanity. This design is printed on a ¾ length Raglan Shirt, Lightweight, 150 GSM from AS Colour that is 100% combed cotton. (Raglan shirts only come in Men’s sizes but are designed to be Unisex)

Design - The Heart: Humanity.
Design - The Heart: Humanity.

Option FOUR: Design - Shalom: New Creation.  This design is printed on a ¾ length Raglan Shirt, Lightweight, 150 GSM from AS Colour that is 100% combed cotton. (Raglan shirts only come in Men’s sizes but are designed to be Unisex)

Design - Shalom: New Creation.
Design - Shalom: New Creation.

If you Pledged for any of the rewards that include a shirt (GOOD BOOK, GOOD LOOK or SUPER-FAN), I will be in contact with you to see which choice of shirt design you would like and to know your size (eg. Mens XL or Womens Medium)

This is what others are saying about Picture the Story...

"Seth Emery cured my old age.  When I read "Picture The Story" I encountered so many new ideas about God, myself, and the purpose of the world that it made me feel young again... Seeing a brand new shape for the outline of God's story was worth the whole book, but he doesn't stop there."   Ben Pasley - Author and Musician (Enter the Worship Circle)

"Picture the Story is a great resource for those who are trying to get a grasp of the overarching narrative and the thematic structure of the Bible. In a simple, honest and engaging fashion, Seth invites us to find God at the centre of the story, and at the same time, to have our imaginations shaped by God's Kingdom design for our own lives."   Mark Ryan - Executive Officer CSA SA, Co-Founder of ConnectED

"Seth works in a simple and creative manner to portray a deep and provocative story with profound implications for today's Millennials and Gen Z.  It is a timeless story retold with clarity that will offer this emerging generation a fresh encounter with Truth."   Beth Paz - International Speaker, Minister, Kingdom Builder. 

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges. I trust that things will work smoothly, but should (for some unforeseen reason) things not go as originally planned, I will keep this campaign up to date regularly and address any issues if they arise. If we do not reach the full amount, do not fear, you will not be charged anything... and this book will not be printed in the way I had hoped:(

The hope is, however, that by the beginning of December all the rewards will have been packaged and started to be sent out, just in time for Christmas:) However, because it will be close to Christmas, there is a small chance there may be slight delays with postage. But I trust that will not be the case, and you will get your reward as planned.

Keep checking this page to find out updates.

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    Pledge AU$ 12 or more About $9

    ALL DIGITAL

    Do you use Kindle or iBooks? Get a high resolution, colour corrected eBook, carefully prepared and delivered straight to your inbox. PDF format and Kindle/iPad formats (which utilize two-page spreads and have the page turn animations). Perfect for readers on the go and great for the environment.

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    - Apple (.epub) or Kindle (.mobi)

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $14

    SOFTCOVER BOOK

    Be among the first (in the world) to get their hands on the physical softcover book. As well as one of the three graphic design bookmarks, exclusive to this kickstarter campaign.

    Includes:
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    - Softcover Book
    - Bookmark

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $17

    PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL

    Why not both? For a little more get the eBook added to the above rewards.

    Includes:
    - PDF
    - Softcover book
    - Bookmark
    - eBooks

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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $28

    COLLECTOR’S EDITION

    With only a limited number on offer, be one of the very few to own this full colour, hardcover version of the book. With its high quality uncoated 105 GSM thick paper, it will make your library feel a little fancy. As well as the PDF, you will receive two of the graphic design bookmarks which are of course exclusive to this campaign.

    Includes:
    - PDF
    - Two Bookmarks
    - Hardcover Collector's Edition
    - A personalised thank you note inside the cover.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $34

    GOOD BOOK, GOOD LOOK.

    If you are feeling extra generous, I want to show my gratitude by adding a designer Shirt to the mix. The shirt will be a socially responsible produced t-shirt, printed with non-toxic ink, while being eco-friendly (having 0% waste). Choose which design you prefer and look good while reading the softcover version book

    Includes:
    - PDF
    - Softcover book
    - One Bookmark
    - One designer T-Shirt

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    Pledge AU$ 150 or more About $102

    SUPER-FAN

    Feeling even more generous? Well if you are here, you deserve it all. 2 shirts, 2 books, 3 bookmarks, all the digital versions and a massive thank you!

    Includes:
    - PDF
    - eBooks
    - One Softcover book
    - One Collector’s Edition Hardcover book
    - All Three Bookmarks
    - Two t-shirts
    - A personalised thank you note in the hardcover.

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