Dear Friend of FGF and Fan of Joe Sobran,

Here it is! A proposed cover of a new collection of Joe Sobran columns on American culture and society that fgfBooks hopes to print. We’re calling it Subtracting Christianity, which is the title of one of Joe’s articles that will be in the book.

I can’t wait for you to see it at full size and at high resolution! The painting is called “Lift Up Thine Eyes.” The Norman Rockwell Family Agency is allowing us to use it. It captures the essence of the new book.

Over the 15 years that I was Joe’s publisher, I used to talk to many readers of Joe’s newsletter and column. On a number of occasions, people would tell me that Joe’s writing inspired them to explore the Christian faith. Others credited Joe for the fact that they returned to the practice of their faith.

Tom Bethell, one of Joe’s best friends, used to urge him to write more about eternal things, rather than what was on the front pages of the secular newspaper. Tom has been the impetus behind this collection as he, too, was inspired by Joe’s writing, especially when Joe wrote about Christ and the impact of His words.

This book is to be a collection of those eternal truths, in addition to Joe’s commentary on the decline of our culture and the pushing aside of God and religion.

Over 120 articles have been selected for possible inclusion!

A great number of these pieces appeared in Sobran’s: The Real News of the Month; others are some of his syndicated columns. A few are from the Wanderer and Celebrate Life.

Here are some of the enticing essays we are considering putting in this new collection:

My Faith: A Brief Defense
Do We Have Souls?
Falsifying the Past
Christ the Culprit?
Advancing Toward Savagery
Are the Races Equal?
Dark Ages, New Morality
The Expurgated Christ
Hating Mother Teresa
The Optional Jesus
Two Great Heretics
Scouting and Sodomy
The Words and Deeds of Christ
None Dare Call it Killing
Islam: Belloc’s Prophecy
Homage to Dr. Johnson
Humor in Chesterton
Resisting Jesus
Abortion and Hatred
For Fear of the Jews
The Papal Kiss
Christ and the War
Homosexual Love and Literature
The Passion According to Gibson
Sacraments and Sodomy
The Threat of Religion
St. Paul and the Liberal Agenda
Violent Religions
Islam and the Spiritual Vaccum
Whatever Happened to Hell?
Thank God for Atheists
Fr. Casey and Me
Obama and Abortion
The Glory of Padre Pio
Sodomy, Abortion, and the Forces of Hate

Sobran’s perceptions and analysis of the culture, the rejection by society of religion, and the description of his own faith journey will inspire and edify you.

Updates as to when this book might be published will be forthcoming -- if we are able to raise the funds to publish the book.

To make Subtracting Christianity become a reality, we need your help. Please consider a tax-deductible donation so that we can get the book completed and printed.

If you are able to donate $1,000 or more, we will include your name in Subtracting Christianity! Please call me at 877-726-0058 (or 703-242-0058 if out of the U.S.A.) if you have any questions.

Please consider helping us with a generous monetary gift. You can do that online, by mail, by FAX, or via telephone. See below for the online PayPay buttons. Thanks very much for your support!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fran Griffin
President, Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation
former Publisher for Joe Sobran

P.S. You can donate to help with this Sobran book project in one of four ways:

1. ONLINE by using one of the PayPay buttons below
2. CALL toll-free at 877-726-0058 or 703-242-0058 to donate via Visa or Mastercard
3. FAX your printed reply form to 703-281-6617
4. MAIL a check with your reply form to:

Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation
713 Park St., SE
Vienna, VA 22180

P.P.S. I am keeping the intentions of all donors to this important project in my prayers. I ask for yours that this book will be a smashing success!


SOBRAN BENEFACTOR
For your tax-deductible donation of $5,000 to $25,000 to assist with the publication of Subtracting Christianity: Essays on American Culture and Society, a collection of Joe Sobran's columns — you will be the first to receive the new book when published, and you will be acknowledged in the book.

We will also send you the following gifts right away: a copy of the out-of-print book, Joseph Sobran: The National Review Years (2012); and more

Benefactors of $5000 or more can receive these gifts
Gifts you can receive (let us know in the memo)

SOBRAN PATRON
For you tax-deductible gift of $1,000 to $4,999 to assist with the publication of Subtracting Christianity, you will receive the new book as soon as it is printed, and you will be acknowledged in the book.

We will also send you the following gifts: an e-book of Single Issues: Essays on the Crucial Social Questions (1983) by Joe Sobran; and more

Any gift of $1,000 and up entitles you to be a SOBRAN PATRON
Gifts you can receive (let us know in the memo)

SOBRAN ALTRUIST
For you tax-deductible gift of $500 to $999 to assist with the publication of Subtracting Christianity, you will receive the new book as soon as it is printed.

We will also send you the following gifts: an e-book of Single Issues: Essays on the Crucial Social Questions (1983) by Joe Sobran; and more

Your Altruist Gift of $500 or more
Gifts you can receive (let us know in the memo)

SOBRAN ALLY
For you tax-deductible gift of $250 to $499 to assist with the publication of Subtracting Christianity, you will receive the new book as soon as it is printed.

We will also send you the following gifts: an e-book of Single Issues: Essays on the Crucial Social Questions (1983) by Joe Sobran; and more

Your Ally Gift of $250 or more
Gifts you can receive (let us know in the memo)

SOBRAN GRUBSTAKER
For you tax-deductible gift of $100 to $249 to assist with the publication of Subtracting Christianity, you will receive the new book as soon as it is printed.

We will also send you the following gifts: an e-book of Single Issues: Essays on the Crucial Social Questions (1983) by Joe Sobran; and a copy of the 22-page booklet, Power and Betrayal: The Clinton Legacy, including pictures and a special epilogue, “Intern Affairs”; and a complimentary one-year subscription to the FGF E-Package, an email of timely columns every week.

Your Grubstaker Gift of $100 or more
Gifts you can receive (let us know in the memo)

SOBRAN FRIEND
Give a tax-deductible donation of any amount to support FGF and the publishing of Subtracting Christianity.


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