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Everything You Need to Know About Bringing the Book Program to Your Parish

How Does It Work?

1. PURCHASE

Order the books you want to share with your parish (for Christmas and Easter we offer a discount on the Featured Title).

2. DISTRIBUTE

At Christmas or Easter Masses (or any time of the year!), ushers or volunteers can pass out the books as people enter or leave church.

3. ENGAGE

Remind and encourage people to read the book, share it with family and friends, or form small groups to discuss the book together.

Ordering Your Books

We recommend that you order enough books for 75 percent of registered families. That means that if you have 2,000 registered families, we suggest that you order 1,500 books. You can order your books online or call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900.

If you want to preview the book you’re considering before placing your order, call our Mission team to request your free copy.

For information about books in Spanish, when your books will arrive, paying for your books, and more, check out these FAQs.

Distributing Your Books

Giving someone the right book at the right time can be life-changing—and personally giving them that book will make an even greater impact. Whether it’s as people arrive for Mass or as they leave, have friendly volunteers stand at the doors to personally hand out the books.

Engaging Your Parishioners

There are many ways to encourage your parishioners to read the book. Check out this bulletin ad for the weeks leading up to Easter, or this pulpit announcement for Easter Sunday.

Affording Your Books

While we want to make the Book Program as affordable as possible (selling books for as low as $1.50 each), we know it can still be difficult for some parishes to afford.

If you’re looking for ways to pay for your books, you can print out and use this fundraising form with your parishioners or check out how other parishes fund the Book Program.

Cost of Your Books

  • How much do the books cost?

  • Are there any additional costs?

    No, there are no additional costs. Our discounted prices include shipping unless otherwise stated. Dynamic Catholic also makes supplemental resources available at no cost. These include study guides, pulpit announcements, bulletin ads, a letter for your pastor, and a fundraising form.

  • How do parishes usually pay for the books?

    If your parish has a budget for Evangelization or Adult Faith Formation, this is a perfect way to use those funds. If not, fundraising is a great way to bring the Book Program to your parish. You can start by setting a fundraising goal using our helpful fundraising form. Here are some examples of how we have seen other parishes fund the program:

    Individual Donor: At some parishes, an individual donor or small group of donors give generously to fund the Book Program.

    A Group of Donors: If a parish needs 2,000 books ($4,000), find four parishioners who would contribute $1,000 each, or eight donors who will contribute $500 each. Give people a chance to do something great for their parish and many will sacrifice to make it happen.

    Parish Groups: Often, parish groups like the Knights of Columbus, mothers’ groups, and men’s or women’s groups fundraise to support the Book Program.

Ordering Your Books

  • How do I place my order?

  • How many books should I order for my parish?

    We recommend that you order enough books for 75 percent of registered families. For example, if you have 2,000 registered families, we recommend you order 1,500 books.

  • What quantities can I order?

    Featured Book Program books are available for special discounted pricing when you order 250 copies or more. Select titles are available for $2 per copy (free shipping) when you order 500 copies or more, and $3 per copy (free shipping) when you order 6–499 copies.

    If you would like to order a quantity that you don’t see available online, please call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900.

  • Can I get a free copy of the book my parish is considering?

    Absolutely. Call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900 to request a free copy.

  • Are the books available in languages other than English?

    Many of our books are available in Spanish. Browse the titles!

  • Can I order multiple titles for my parish instead of just one, and still receive discounted pricing?

    In some cases, yes. Conditions may apply. Please call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900 to learn more.

  • Can I order hardcover books for my parish?

    You can, but only paperback books are available at our discounted prices.

  • When will my books arrive?

    For books in English, please allow 2–6 business days for orders of 44 books or more, and 7–10 business days for orders of fewer than 44 books.

  • How do I pay for the order?

    You can pay for your order with a credit card either online or over the phone. If your parish needs to be invoiced for accounting reasons, please call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900 to place your order. Payment must be received within fourteen days of placing your order.

  • Do you accept returns or issue refunds?

    We typically do not accept returns.

    If you never received your order, or the product was damaged or defective, then we will gladly issue a refund.

    If you ordered your product and it has not yet shipped, then your order may be cancelled at no charge.

    To initiate a refund or cancel an order, please contact us at info@DynamicCatholic.com or (859) 980–7900.

  • What if I need more books than I ordered?

    Many parishes find that they did not order enough books. If your original order was for 250 or more books, you can order additional books for the same price until thirty days after your distribution. Just give us a call at (859) 980–7900 and we will place your order for extra books.

Distributing Your Books

  • What is the best way to distribute the books?

Follow Up

  • How can we encourage people to read the book?

  • What follow-up do you recommend after we distribute the books?