“You Can Have Living Faith” Booklet Updated and Redesigned
May 7, 2012
Last week the United Church of God completed and sent to the printer an updated version of our booklet You Can Have Living Faith. Since it was originally produced 12 years ago, we have sent out an average of more than 800 copies per month to interested readers—a total of 120,000 copies to date.
This newly designed version has been converted to color with photos added to make it more readable and attractive. Most of the text of the original remains (with updates), and we’ve added new sections on how faith establishes our need to obey God’s law, that more is required for salvation than just belief, how our faith must really be Christ’s faith at work within us, how faith empowers obedience and more faith, and the many wonderful things that happen in our lives through faith.
Six years ago we started a major and lengthy project to update our booklet library, also redesigning them and converting those that were not in color to full color. We are also printing them on lighter paper, making them less expensive to mail and saving us money on postage.
With this booklet, the last of our 34 booklets that we plan to redesign have been completed. Senior writer Tom Robinson and art director Shaun Venish have done excellent work on these updates and redesigns.
With the completion of this lengthy updating and redesigning process, we look forward to working on a number of other new booklets to fill in a few remaining gaps in our library of booklet materials.
We deeply appreciate the support of our members, coworkers and donors whose generosity and faithfulness make it possible to share God’s wonderful truths to so many people around the world!
Scott Ashley—Booklets managing editor