As our name implies, the last thing we want to do is create more cookie-cutter books for Christian readers. So you probably won’t ever find a Breath of Fresh Air book about Amish life (unless it’s Amish life set in the year 2525 . . . now that could be interesting), or see any of our covers with women standing in fields (seriously, what’s the deal with women and wheat?), although mothers and daughters are allowed to read books in meadows. (It’s a totally different thing!)
And, shock! horror! there may not even be an evangelistic message in our fiction (wait a moment while you pick yourself up off the floor), at least, not unless a story line naturally leads in that direction. In fact, a Breath of Fresh Air book does not need to have an obvious Christian message at all.
Instead of preaching to the choir, we want to encourage the choir and leave them singing better than before. Our goal is to provide enjoyable fiction and non-fiction for Christian readers, while keeping the door open for non-Christians as well. A Breath of Fresh Air Press book will often be funny, sometimes serious, quite often moving, and hopefully, always uplifting, grace-filled and encouraging. Most important of all, it will feel real. A breath of fresh air in a very dry and dusty world.
Over the next two years, we will be launching four distinct categories of books:
Breath of Fresh Air Books
This category will cover most of our titles—fiction and non-fiction—including our new release, Inside Timmy’s Mind, by Up-standing Canadian comedian, Timmy Boyle. This is also where you will find many of the winners and runners up from the annual FaithWriters/Breath of Fresh Air Press Page Turner contest. These award winning manuscripts represent some of very best and freshest material from some of the best and freshest writers today, and we are excited to be able to introduce them to you.
Mixed Blessings Books
There is something for just about every reader in a Mixed Blessings Book. Each anthology is a bumper collection of 100 articles, stories and poems by at least 50 different award winning writers. Apart from the great writing, the best thing about a Mixed Blessings Book is the bite-sized articles, making it the perfect book to turn to for a short break in your day. Mixed Blessings Books also make the perfect gift. The first Mixed Blessings Book, Simple Pleasures, will be available in May, 2014.
My Story … His Glory Books
True stories of God’s amazing grace and power in the lives of real people, My Story . . . His Glory books are written in a novel-like format to best bring these amazing stories to life. The aim of this collection of books is to provide a library of books covering a multitude of different life experiences, with no two topics the same. If you believe you have a story to share, please see our submission page for details.
There is nothing quite so refreshing as a gentle breeze after a hot day, and we think our Gentle Breeze books will be just as refreshing. These gift books will be a beautiful combination of photography/illustration and poetry or devotions. If you are a photographer or illustrator and would like to be involved in these projects, please contact us for more information. The first Gentle Breeze gift book will feature our favourite storyteller poet, Kenn Allan, and will be available in time for Mother’s Day, 2015.