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By B.R. Smith
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The funds received will be used to repackage this book for a major publicity campaign. The repackaging effort will entail the following: a new, more concise book title, a new cover design, better synopsis, a professional editor with West Bow press which is a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers and a three month long publicity campaign with a professional publicist. Without the publicity campaign, people may never know this testimony exists. This campaign is vital in sharing a story of hope even in the most adverse and darkest of situations. Above is a testimony I gave on the 700 Club, a nationally broadcast show which also airs in countries around the world. Though I didn't mention the book on the 700 Club, I was able to share with the world what God has done in my life. I am grateful for that opportunity. I hope you enjoy another glance at my story!

Risks and challenges

The primary challenge of this book is to reach both believers and nonbelievers. When this story breaks through, I believe that it has the chance to change the status quo of Christian media and be a crossover hit by which both followers of Christ and non-believers alike can read and be impacted. The book is a brutally honest account of my life as a student in London and is written exactly as I remembered. These memories were seared into my mind for many years and needed to be expressed. Besides being brutally honest, the book is raw and edgy, just as my life at the time was. I believe that this is what sets this book apart from the norm and creates such a powerful read. The story shows the darkness that many people are experiencing nowadays. In an era in which the world seems to be growing increasingly dark spiritually, I feel that stories like mine must be heard. These stories give deeper insight into the reality of dark spiritual forces moving in the world. It is a story for this generation, a generation seeking truth and purpose, a story to which this generation can relate.

I think it is worthy to mention that there are always risks associated with getting any book to the public. Hiring professional people of integrity for this project in order to maximize the book’s visibility is paramount to the success of the project. Please pray regarding this important aspect of the promotion of my book.

Finally, I want to say that I will be offering two versions of the book. The original version, We Do Not Wrestle with Flesh and Blood, is a more raw and uncensored version than the more censored version titled, And God Heard. The latter version is primarily for the Christian audience while the former is for the secular audience. Please make sure you choose the appropriate book for your needs.

Thank you for your generosity and thank you for supporting my calling and ministry.
Kind regards,
Benjamin Smith

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    Thank you for supporting my project! By giving $5 or more, you'll get a link to the books first 9 chapters of We Do Not Wrestle With Flesh and Blood, in addition to email updates about the book's final development as well as notices of speaking engagements and national TV appearances.

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    You will receive copies of both versions of the book which will be autographed. In addition to this you will get a special handwritten thank you letter for supporting my project. You will also be able to join me for a Skype conference where I read the funniest chapter of the book along with the most profound chapter. I will also take 1 question from each of you at this reward level and answer it. You will also be able to gift to your friends 10 eBooks for 1 month.

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    You will receive 2 autographed copies of We Do Not Wrestle With Flesh and Blood + 2 autographed copies of And God Heard along with rewards 1, 2, 9 and 11. You can speak with me in a personal 30 minute Skype visit in which we can talk about whatever you want. You will also receive a T-shirt which will show the front and back cover of the book.

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    You will receive rewards 1, 2, 10, 11, and 12. You will also get a bible with my favorite 100 verses highlighted in it. In addition to this you will receive a special edition audio-book with the author reading from We Do Not Wrestle with Flesh and Blood (this will be done just for you, I haven't made an audio-book yet). In addition to this I will give a special thanks to you (Fill in Name) within the book when I get a publisher. The book which will be delivered to you upon publication will have a special thanks and be autographed.

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    I will put you as a character in my first fiction book and if it fits with the context of the topic allow your voice to be heard on a specific spiritual principle from The Bible. I will also come and speak at your Church if you are in Texas. You will receive rewards 1, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

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    I will visit your church(anywhere in the USA and Canada) for a speaking engagement and share my story. You will receive rewards 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

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    You will get an autographed special paperback edition of the book with chapters that were left out (only 3 or 4 of these will ever be in print). In addition to this you will receive rewards 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. You'll also get 10 paperback copies of whichever book/ books you choose.

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    You will receive the original unedited manuscript that has been in a plastic folder in my closet for the past 5 years. This includes the chapters and events that were left out of the first edition book. I will personally deliver this as I don't want it to get lost in transit. I will do 2 speaking engagements at a church or conference of your choice. You will also receive a gift of 10 copies of each title of the book. You will also have the ability to gift as many eBooks to anyone you encounter over the course of 3 months. In addition to the above listed rewards you will receive rewards 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

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