The Lord continues to use and bless John Piper and his Desiring God (DG) Ministries. DG is really on the move and continually expanding its reach globally which is quite exciting and inspiring. Piper recently posted a DG Ministry Update on the DG website where he outlines some of the BIG changes that will be taking place at DG. One of those BIG changes is that DG will be closing their online bookstore in the near future. As a result of this change, DG is running a $5 CLEARANCE SALE on all of their books (read to the end of the post for more information). Here is an excerpt from the post. Enjoy – and don’t miss out on the $5 BOOK SALE being offered by DG:
Transition from Selling
We’ll tell you more in the months to come. But here’s one implication of this clarified focus on the Web. We’ve decided that this ship could sail faster and farther if we stopped carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of book inventory. For years, we have had a store as part of our Website. I have always said to our guys: Let’s have the lowest prices on the Web. Beat Amazon’s prices. And we have—but only by pennies. But we can’t beat Amazon’s service. And we’ve simply decided that there’s no need to. Let’s not compete; let’s partner.
So the “store,” as such, is going away. Instead, we will have improved “product pages”—an online catalog of sorts—on each book and other products where you will have several of options: read descriptions, watch video introductions, download free PDFs, and click to order the product from Amazon, or other partnering retailers. In other words, you lose no accessibility, you gain information and possibilities, and we off-load the inventory, so to speak, so the ship sails faster and farther. We’ll keep on doing the amazing bulk offers from time to time, but even those will be for suggested donations. We are leaving the selling business.
Speaking of dumping the inventory, we are putting all of our books and resources on sale for $5 or less. Think of this as a transition sale. We’d be thrilled if you would take advantage of this and help us lighten the ship.
You can read the whole thing here.