Frequently Asked Questions
The book is a hardcover, 12” x 9” coffee-table book, printed on high-quality 100 lb fine-art gloss paper. It weighs 3 lbs.
Paying by Check
If you prefer, you can pay by check rather than a credit card. Add the number of books you want to the cart in order to see the total cost including shipping. You can then make out a check to: Stephen Payne, and send it to me at: 860 Board Shanty, Grants Pass, OR 97527. I will mail out the books as soon as I receive the check.
For protection, books will be packaged in a 200lb corrugated cardboard book mailer. Books will be sent by USPS media mail (USPS estimates delivery in 2-8 business days). Note that media mail is the cheapest method, by far, to ship a large, heavy book. I have done my best to keep the shipping cost as low as possible.
For Those in Grants Pass
For those in Grants Pass, in order to avoid shipping charges, books are available at the church office of River Valley Church, 405 NE 6th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526. The price is $20 and payment must be made by either cash or check (sorry, credit card options are not available at the church office).
Bulk Orders over 100 copies:
Due to website limitations, I was only able to specify shipping charges for orders up to 100 copies. If you would like to place a single order for more than 100 copies, please contact me on the “Contact Us” page, and I will let you know how you can pay the additional shipping charge in order to cover the shipping expense.
Returns are only accepted for books damaged during shipping. If a book is heavily damaged, you may ship it back and we will then send you a replacement.
Sorry, the book is only available in print. The large size of the pages (with text in two columns), and the landscape orientation make it unsuitable for a digital format.
If you would like to see a sample chapter, you can access it HERE.
Discussion Questions for a Small Group Study:
I Lift my Eyes to the Hills is ideally suited for a small-group study! Each chapter contains an exposition of the Psalms, a personal experience story related to a life theme in that Psalm, and photographs with inspiring quotes. So consider getting copies for your home group and use the discussion questions at the end of the book to do a 10-week study going through the 10 chapters.
Here is a sample of the Discussion Questions from the first chapter of the book:
Chapter 1—Mountains (pages 7-27)
Read Psalm 121:1-2. What do you think the psalmist is referring to when he says, “I lift my eyes to the hills”?
What should our appreciation of nature look like? What should characterize our appreciation of the Creator?
Did any of the quotes under the “mountains” photographs speak to you? If so, in what way?
In the personal experience story, Steve talked about his struggles when his wife Laura was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer. Have you or someone you are close to faced serious illness? What were your struggles, and what helped you through them?
When faced with difficulty, Steve asked, “Will we shake our fist at the one who could have stopped bad things from happening, or humbly bow before him?” Are you ready to follow the Lord “no matter what”? Why, or why not?
If you enjoyed this book, please tell others about it. Large runs of coffee-table books with color photography have to be printed on a 4-color offset press. For self-published books like this one, that means the author must purchase all the books himself in advance, and then try to recoup his investment. The books are not sold in bookstores, but only at the author’s website, so word of mouth is very important. So how can you help? Tell a friend about the book! Or put a short post about it on your social media page using one of the share icons below. Another possibility would be to give the book as a gift to someone on a special occasion. Or get copies for your home group and use the discussion questions at the end of the book to do a 10-week study going through the 10 chapters. Your help in sharing about the book would be greatly appreciated.