Don’t Chew Jesus! – The Sequel
We know that all the stories in Don’t Chew Jesus! are just the tip of the iceberg so we’re collecting more memories for a sequel! This time, we’re adding a twist: photos! So, pull out those scrapbooks, dust off the cobwebs in your brains and share your stories of life with the nuns!
For sample stories, check out our website www.nunstories.com, or flip through your copy of Don’t Chew Jesus! A Collection of Memorable Nun Stories.
As with our first book, a portion of sales proceeds will be donated to S.O.A.R. (Support Our Aging Religious.
Send us your memories!
Danielle Schaaf & Michael PrendergastWhat We’re Looking ForStories, memories, anecdotes
• Religious education, sacrament preparation, prayers
• School life, classroom antics, studies, field trips
• Saints Feasts, Holy Days
• Habits, appearance, image, impressions
• Pomp, pageantry, procession, and programs
• Discipline, motivation
• Temptations and sins (avoiding them, of course!)
• Fun with nuns, recreation, games, pranks, relaxation
• Influence, lasting impressions
Nostalgic… poignant… devout… silly… hilarious… sentimental… lighthearted… nearly anything EXCEPT crude and mean-spirited anecdotes.Visuals
• Nuns, Nuns, Nuns
. Photos of sisters in habits or not; teaching class, or not; relaxing and having fun or not; hanging out with other nuns, in the convent or other locales, with children or not! Photos will be of actual sisters and not snapshots of someone’s drunk uncle dressed up in Halloween costume.
• Photos of contributors
. In class, in uniform, in church, in procession or not – as long as the photo evokes a memory or story about nuns.
• The Written Word
. No, not the Bible or Baltimore Catechism but any handwritten notes, comments on a worksheet, letters from or to a sister.
• Holy Tschotchkes, Blessed Bling, Paraphernalia and Mementos
. Year-book scans, post-cards, holy cards, photos of trinkets such as statues of the Blessed Mother and medals.How To Share Your Stories
Have your own memory about a special sister? Send it along for our next book of nun stories! Here’s how:Requirements
: written submissions should be between 75 and 150 words but longer contributions up to 300 words will be considered. If you’re not a writer, just call and tell us your story! Acceptance of the story doesn’t guarantee publication. Submit scans of your photos and other images (300 dpi or higher) or mail us a copy of the photo.
Mail: P.O. Box 6555, Kingwood, TX 77325
Call or fax toll-free: 1.877.NUNBOOK
Hurry! Deadline is December 31, 2008