An Appeal to Prolife Organizations and Church Ministries Regarding Why ProLife?

We're all engaged in the ongoing battle for the minds and hearts of people. The issue is of immense importance. Does a child have the right to live? Does a woman have the right to understand what abortion really is, and the devastating effects it will have not only on her baby, but her?

Why Pro-Life? (subtitled: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers), is a little book I've written as a "read it yourself, then pass it along to others" expression of core prolife beliefs.

In Why Pro-Life? I have chosen the most vital issues addressed in my much larger reference work, Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments (that book has sold 100,000 copies and is now in a revised and updated version). I have distilled and extensively rewritten the most central questions and answers in concise and readily understandable form. I've gotten valuable input from a variety of prolife leaders. The  fresh and attractive little 120 page book, with twenty short chapters, will serve to get the word out to many people who would not pick up a larger and more detailed work.

I am an enthusiastic fan of not just one approach, but a broad spectrum of prolife efforts. I deliberately sought to write this book in a way that would be useable by all prolife ministries—whether focusing on women or babies, whether in cities or on campuses, or in hospitals or pregnancy centers, and whether they emphasize prolife education, political involvement, post-abortion counseling, abstinence, adoption, or any other aspects of pro-life ministry.

Why ProLife? addresses the questions central to the abortion debate in a concise, straightforward, and non-abrasive manner. Trying to follow Jesus, who came to the needy full of grace and truth (John 1:14), I've sought to present the truth in a spirit of grace. I hope to engage many who are unthinkingly "pro-choice," helping them to root their beliefs in reality, not sound bites and bumper-sticker slogans. I hope to further educate the many who are nominally pro-life without really understanding what this means, and who often don't speak, act or vote consistently with their professed beliefs. I sought to further enlighten, equip and offer a pass-along communication tool to those who are truly pro-life, who work within their churches and organizations and causes such as yours.

The book is designed in a size, format and price to support efforts of ministries, churches and individuals. It can be used as a fund-raising giveaway—in fact, the book specifically encourages readers to contribute to prolife causes. It can be distributed at banquets, donor mailings, events in centers and communities, etc. Some churches will use it related to Sanctity of Life month (January) and Sanctity of Life Sunday. It can be used in hundreds of different formats.

The proceeds from all of my books do not go to me, but to our ministry, which in turn distributes 100% of what we receive to other Christian ministries. All royalties from Why Prolife? will be donated to a variety of pro-life outreaches.

It's our hope and prayer that your ministry can get this book out to your constituents and/or listeners as a premium offer, a giveaway or at least at a greatly discounted price, in order to spread the message far and wide. We sincerely hope that the result is increased giving to your organization, and increased glory to God as the cause of the poor, weak and needy is uplifted and sustained.

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries