TBC’s Resource Choices and Changes
Why do we sell the resource materials we do, and what is our criteria? First and foremost, our desire is that our materials encourage people to turn to the Word of God as their authority for living their lives in a way that is spiritually fruitful and pleasing to the Lord.
Some of our resources do that more directly than others, yet all are for the purpose of informing and edifying the body of Christ. Sometimes we offer books by non-Christians that contain research information that we believe is valuable for our readers. In some instances, we make available resources with which we do not entirely agree, yet we believe that the material overall is very helpful for the believer. In such cases, we may attach a disclaimer, or we may issue an exhortation for the reader to exercise discernment, i.e., be a “Berean.”
We see our material resources as a ministry in itself, providing edifying media that is not usually available in local Christian bookstores. We are very conscious of our stewardship responsibility and try to make what we offer as economical as possible. We are also thankful to the Lord that the sale of materials is a viable source of provision, in addition to the unsolicited donations of those who are blessed by and support The Berean Call.
We have been blessed for the last 14 years to offer no-cost economy shipping and a minimal charge for expedited shipping. That cost to TBC, however, has adversely affected our attempts at being good stewards of God’s provision for the ministry. Therefore, beginning January 1, 2013, our new shipping policy applies to customers in the US: $3 for media mail shipping, and $7 for First Class/Priority/Fedex Ground shipping (our choice). Wholesale and international customers will continue to pay actual shipping costs.