Blogger Calls "Adopting Darrell" a "Must-Read"

In a recent post at The Old Crow's Empty Nest, blogger Narita offers her honest opinion of one of Hannibal's books, "Adopting Darrell." Narita says the story is "heartbreaking", and "amazing testimony", and a "must-read." We appreciate her time in reviewing the book. Read her review at her blog, The Old Crow's Empty Nest.

"Adopting Darell"  is the story of Carol Weishampel who joyfully opens her heart and home to angelic-looking Darrell—a "shaken", abused baby, whose horrific injuries leave him blind and retarded.
But adopting Darrell quickly becomes an hourly, uphill struggle, even for this seasoned mom and professional educator, who holds a doctor of education degree. This single parent and her other, subsequent adopted children literally are held hostage by Darrell's violent temper tantrums and untrainable behavior.
The book sheds light on questions such as: 
  • Who adopts special-needs or severely disabled children? 
  • Why and how do they take on this challenge?
  • What difference can Weishampel possibly make in the life of this uncommunicative boy? 
  • What purpose do those such as Darrell have on earth?

Weishampel's poignant search for answers to these and other profound questions leaves a helpful legacy of hope for anyone who has ever had responsibility for such a child.


Great Deal: 50% Off One of Our Most Popular Books

Jungle Calls by Ron Snell is Book 3 of The Rani Adventures, also known as The Jungle Series. Now, for a limited time only, we are offering this great summer read for 50% off the smaller, first edition.

This first edition is 4 1/4 inches by 7 inches. (The second edition was 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches.) 

Extremely popular with the Christian homeschool audience as well as people of all ages, The Rani Adventures depict what life was like for a young missionary kid growing up in the rainforests of Peru.

Snell writes: "It was 7:30 at night. Standing in inky black jungle, we were hundreds of miles from the nearest lightbulb. The call of insects and frogs shrilled in our ears. Somewhere nearby, we knew, were Indians who killed anyone who ventured into their territory. What we didn't know was whether they were coming to kill us. Even so, after almost a year in the concrete jungles of Chicago at the Moody Bible Institute, there was no place else I'd rather be. I was 17."

This third book in the Rani Adventure Series is filled with more true stories of high-pitched tension and hilarious adventure. The Matses Indian contact. The attempt to raft through the Boqueron. The night an idiot Chihuahua became a hero. And through it all, a thought-provoking look at the jungle, at the Machiguenga Indians, at the process of translating Scripture into another language.

To take advantage of this deal, use coupon code JungleDeal at checkout at HannibalBooks.com.


Christian Retail at "Fork on the Road"

Changes continue to sweep through the book-publishing industry. In droves more consumers are buying directly from publishers such as Hannibal Books on its websites and turning to e-books. Consequently the brick-and-mortar bookstores, including Christian bookstores, either are closing or are having to change their entire operations dramatically.

Recently Christian Booksellers Association reported that because of these changes as well as because of the weak and turbulent economy, its former chairperson is closing his family-operated Christian bookstore in Kentucky.

The phenomenon is worldwide. In another CBA story Chris Johnsen, founder of Christian Art Distributors based in South Africa, noted, "Christian retail has come to a fork on the road. The day and age of the traditional retailer is over."

With free shipping for all retail purchases, we at Hannibal are making it easier and cheaper than ever to obtain our books.