IF NOT, IT’S WELL WORTH FOLLOWING as the CLC Wholesale team take us on a virtual tour of the UK to visit some of their retail partners — and I say partners rather than customers intentionally because it’s abundantly clear that CLC Wholesale regard those they serve as partners in mission rather than simply business associates. It’s been quite remarkable watching the way they’ve stepped up to the mark over the last few years to fill the gap left by the collapse of STL and TMD, signing up to PubEasy.com for online ordering and joining batch.co.uk for online invoice processing being just two examples of the important changes they’ve made — no wonder that they’ve won the CRT “Distributor of the Year” award for three years on the trot!
But back to the Advent Calendar: each door that opens on the Calendar takes us to another Christian bookshop and a brief interview with the shop: here’s today’s (Friday 5th, so behind Door No. 5, of course) with Bridge Books, Exeter:
Describe Bridge Books in three words.
Friendly. Fruitful. Faithful.
How are you celebrating Christmas at Bridge Books this year?
We are celebrating Christmas at Bridge Books with lots of pop up shops in nearby churches and festivals.
What do you think will be this year’s Christmas bestseller?
We think that the Heaven is For Real DVD will be a popular present choice this year.
How can we pray for you?
Please pray for us as we serve our customers and local churches and that many more people would hear the true meaning of Christmas this year. Please also pray that we would continue to develop good relations with those businesses and homes near our shop.
So this is much more than a simple Advent Calendar door: it’s a virtual doorway to the shop itself and a call to prayer.
Whose turn will it be tomorrow? There’s only one way to find out!