James Campbell's "What Do You Say?" is the Sunbury Press bestseller for May

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May. James Campbell’s aid to pastors handling the elderly, What Do You Say? earned the top spot. Winter of the Metal People by Dennis Herrick was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW What Do You Say? James Campbell Pastoral Resources
2 20 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
3 3 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
4 5 Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
5 The Oxygen Factory Renee des Lauriers YA Dystopian Fiction
6 12 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 Blue Lines Up In Arms James Craig Atchison Thriller Fiction
8 4 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
9 6 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
10 The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle and the Grist Mills of the Mahantango Valley Steve Troutman History
11 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
12 14 Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
13 NEW The Mask of Minos Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
14 Rising Sun Descending Wade Fowler Historical Fiction
15 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
16 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Joe Farrell, Joe Farley & Lawrence Knorr History
17 Keep It Blue Haley Dean Literary Fiction
18 Ionica Catalina Petcov Memoir
19 11 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
20 7 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
21 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Thriller Fiction
22 GXM731 Terry Ray Science Fiction
23 30 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
24 9 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
25 Seeking Samiel Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
26 13 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
27 NEW Death by Internet Joe Carvalko Speculative Fiction
28 Pink Flamingos All Around Matt Anderson Childrens
29 The Bookseller’s Secret Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
30 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

wdys_fcJames Campbell’s “What Do You Say?” returned to print for the first time in 25 years and took the top spot thanks to author activities. “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick climbed to #2 due to a large order from a school district in New Mexico. M A Richards’ spy thriller “A Choice of Enemies” held at #3 due to the author’s tour of bookstores in the northeast. Admiral McCauley’s international thriller “Israel Under Siege” notched up to #4 thanks to bookstore orders. “The Oxygen Factory,” the YA dystopian novel from Renee des Lauriers returned to the rankings at #5 due to author activities. Alan Mindell’s “The B Team” took #6 and “The Closer” #20 thanks to author appearances in southern California. James Craig Atchison’s “Blue Lines Up In Arms” returned to the rankings at #7 as the author appeared at Pennsylvania bookstores. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” continues to sell well at #8 as readers acquire this second edition. Bridget Smith’s historical fiction “Where Elephants Fought,” about a Confederate general, clocked in at #9 as the author continued her speaking rounds. Steve Troutman grabbed #10 with “The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle and the Grist Mills of the Mahantongo Valley.” Steve continues to make appearances upstate. Joe Fair’s Viet Nam memoir “Call Sign Dracula” continues to sell well among the veterans, ranking #11. R Michael Philips’ “Between Good and Evil” inched up to #12 as he continues to make author appearances in the Philadelphia area. Bob Walton’s “The Mask of Minos” debuted at #13 thanks to author activities. Wade Fowler’s “Rising Sun Descending” charted at #14 in advance of Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg. Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls” returned to the chart at #15 as interest in the breed continues to be strong. “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley, and Lawrence Knorr slotted in at #16 thanks to author activities. Haley Dean’s “Kepp It Blue” charted at #17 in advance of Jubilee Day. Catalina Petcov’s “Ionica” ranked #18 in advance of her author event in Lebanon, PA. Sheldon Munn’s “Freemasons at Gettysburg” held at #19 thanks to orders from gift shops in Gettysburg. Sharon Marchisello’s “Going Home” grabbed #21 in advance of Jubillee Day. “GXM731” by wotmp_fc3Terry Ray benefitted from orders from MUFON, taking #22. Ernie Marshall’s “That Night at Surigao” moved up to #23 due to continued interest in the subject matter. Michael Hawley’s “The Ripper’s Haunts” slipped to #24 but continues to get interest from Ripper fans. Catherine Jordan took #25 and #29 with “Seeking Samiel” and its sequel “The Bookseller’s Secret.” Catherine made appearances in the Harrisburg area. Tory Gates continues to promote his book “A Moment in the Sun,” and ranked #26. Joe Carvalko’s “Death by Internet” slotted in at #27 due to author activities. Matt Anderson’s “Pink Flamingos All Around” returned to the chart at #28. Keith Rommel’s promotinal activities pulled “The Devil Tree” onto the chart at #30.

The company released three new titles in May:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for May, 2016
The 10 Second Shift Bill Foley Self-Help
Dead Kill 2: The Ridge of Change Thomas Malafarina Thriller Fiction
Wonder Boy – The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

James A. Campbell leads the way into the realm of pastoral ministry in care settings for older adults

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released James A. Campbell’s second edition of his classic book,What Do You Say, about ministering in eldercare settings.

About the Book:
wdys_fcLearning to Listen for Grace Among Our Elders
This is the 25th anniversary edition of What Do You Say? Its first publishing necessitated further printing. Once out of print, requests kept coming for a new edition. Twenty-five years after its release, it was still being used as a model of discovering the blessing of our elders. Its truths more than ever speak to the larger hunger and urgency of engaged listening in an isolating, disconnected world.

James A. Campbell leads the way into the realm of pastoral ministry in care settings for older adults. What do you say in such settings? Campbell is unflinchingly honest about the question. More than anything, he wants to know where and how grace is found in such ministry settings; and his answer is simple, direct, touching, and passionate: “You don’t say. You listen.” Finely wrought accounts of shared humor, pathos, history, and heritage show why listening to and with older adults is one of the surest ways to connect with the grace that sustains us all. (From the first edition.)

Contents:
Preface by John A. Campbell, MD
Introduction by the late Bishop Rueben P. Job
Review by the publisher from the First Edition
Empathetic Knowing
PART I: THE STORY
What Do You Say?
Ribbons and Waves
Whoop
The Lame Duck
Half of Human History
Sharing the Blessing
PART II: THE LESSONS
Need Is Not a One-Way Street
Mom Nichols
Sacred Space
PART III: GOODNESS AND OLDNESS
White Hair Doesn’t Make a Saint
Doing and Being
PART IV: SACRED TRADITION
Sacred Tradition
Empathetic Knowing
About the Author

jcampbellAbout the Author:
Reverend James A. Campbell, D. Min. served for forty years as a pastor, with an emphasis on ministry with elders. The Iowa Health Care Association bestowed on Rev. Campbell “Iowa Clergy of the Year” for his model of creative listening in geriatric settings. The ministry with elders took new form and emphasis as Rev. Campbell was in mission work in Alaska and the Russian Far East. From this came a program of nurturing spiritual community and blessing of the aged that he developed with Alaska Native elders and called, “Giving Voice.” Rev. Campbell is the author of seven books on ministry. He lives in retirement with wife, Maggie, in Beulah, Colorado, where he continues his interest in discerning different ways of knowing. He seeks to find how each way of knowing unfolds into wonder, and wonder into the sacred.

What Others Are Saying:
“This book does not offer six simple steps to effective ministry with aging persons. It does offer a way of listening and seeing that can open all of us to the rich harvest of life within and around us. I commend to you the practice of learning to listen for grace.” — Bishop Rueben P. Job (1928-2015)

“I encourage you to soak up the deep wisdom of this book, wisdom born of Jim’s years of ministry to elders. Take these words to heart while those you love can still tell you their stories, and you can still listen.” — John A. Campbell, MD, Physician of Geriatric Medicine

“This book is a must read for families, friends, and health professionals or any who plan interactions with older adults. Empathetic knowing of the depth and beauty of others enriches not only our lives but those we serve.” — David B. Carr, M.D., Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine.

“Reverand Campbell has given us a treasure. A guide to the art of listening and a dose of pure inspiration!” — Elizabeth L. Cobbs M.D., Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine.

What Do You Say?: Learning to Listen for Grace Among Our Elders
Authored by James A Campbell
List Price: $9.99
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
82 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066973
ISBN-10: 1620066971
BISAC: Family & Relationships / Eldercare

Also available on Kindle
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/What-Do-You-Say-97816200…