May the joy of the Lord be your strength.
(NEH 8:10, KJV)

R. Scott Osborne

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December 1, 2012
For Immediate Release

Free New iPhone® App of Blessings Accelerates the Million Book Giveaway Promotion

Columbus, Ohio -- R. Scott Osborne, author of The Book of Blessings: Impacting Lives with the Language of God (ISBN 978-1-60266-744-0), and app developer Software by Sunergeos are pleased to announce the release of the App of Blessings, now available on the iTunes® App Store℠.

“The goal is still to give away a million copies of the book,” says Osborne. “We were on our way but this great new app is going to help us get there a lot faster.”

The App of Blessings is a simple app that provides a powerful message and a very convenient way to share it. Among the features are:

  • 24 categories and 14 occasions to help you find the right blessing from The Book of Blessings for every situation.
  • The ability to scroll and select with a touch of a finger any one of 835 scripture references from nine different Bible translations to send as an email.
  • The ability to copy and append as many blessings as needed to get your message across.
  • Not only does the copy and append feature allow you to select multiple blessings for an email, you can also paste the blessings into other apps like Facebook, Twitter, and SMS.
  • Since the app uses the built-in email form provided by iOS, you have access to all your contacts and email accounts from which to send your messages.

“My goal was to create an app that embodied the essence of the book,” said Dan Johnson, founder of Software by Sunergeos. “I was determined to make sure the functions were intuitive because people will use it situations where they can't take time to think about they are doing. They might be standing over a hospital bed or saying goodbye to a loved one. They need to quickly find the right blessing in that moment.”

“After years of dreaming how this would come about, Danny implemented my vision at a level I wouldn't have dared to imagine,” commented Osborne. “It is so incredibly easy to use. And it's the first application for iPhone that uses Scripture blessings.”

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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

More information may be obtained at the author's web site, www.thebookofblessings.com or at the developer's website, www.sunergeos.com.

About the Author
R. Scott Osborne is an Elder at Christian Assembly in Columbus, Ohio where he serves as the Director of Ministry Development and Chairman of the Deacon Board. He has been married to Daryse (Charisma Centre for the Arts) since 1975. They are blessed with two daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.

About the App Developer
Danny Johnson is the sole proprietor of Software by Sunergeos, a charitable venture that creates software in support of the ministry of Christ.


November 19, 2009
For Immediate Release

Million Book Giveaway - The Book of Blessings: Impacting Lives with the Language of God by R. Scott Osborne

R. Scott Osborne's dream to give away one million books takes the first step toward fulfillment. Until recently, The Book of Blessings: Impacting Lives with the Language of God (ISBN 978-1-60266-744-0), was only available in paperback. Now this handy resource is also available in a free PDF format.

According to the author, "We are all directed by God to speak blessings. There is no better way to bless someone than to quote the Author of all blessings, God Himself." This book helps people wishing to speak meaningful words in ministry for common, everyday situations.

"When we speak God's Word, we convey His influence to the world around us," says Osborne, "but many of us don't know where to start when we open the Bible." The Book of Blessings contains more than 500 Scripture blessings, sorted into 24 categories that equip the reader to apply the power of the Bible."

"As we study and restore the Biblical practice of blessing, we will come to discover the profound influence it can have on our families, our congregations, our society, and our own lives," states the author. The digital version of the book will now allow people everywhere to have access to this valuable tool. The PDF format makes it available to both computers and smart phones.

Free downloads of The Book of Blessings may be obtained at the author's web site, www.thebookofblessings.com. The site also offers a free, searchable database of blessings visitors are invited to use.

About the Author
R. Scott Osborne is an Elder at Christian Assembly in Columbus, Ohio where he is also Director of Ministry Development. His responsibilities include direction of men's ministries, chairmanship of the deacon board, and directorship on the board of Threshold Community Services.

Scott formally entered ministry in 2003 after twenty-plus years as an executive in the medical device industry. Throughout his life, he invested himself in a number of ministry roles, including Bible teacher, home group leader, deacon, worship leader, and Sunday School bus driver.

Scott volunteers for a crisis pregnancy center where he counsels male clients and leads post-abortion recovery groups for men. He is also active in interfaith work between Christians and Jews including fund-raising for Christian Friends of Israeli Communities.


July 31, 2007
For Immediate Release:

The Book of Blessings: Impacting Lives with the Language of God by R. Scott Osborne

R. Scott Osborne's new book contains more than 500 Scripture blessings, sorted into categories for specific life situations. The book helps people wishing to offer the right words at the right time.

Columbus, OH -- Baby boomers and their offspring are on a mission to live their lives with purpose and meaning. At the core of this outlook is the desire to selflessly touch the lives of others; a "pay it forward" mentality. One way to fulfill this goal is through the speaking of blessings. R. Scott Osborne's new book, "The Book of Blessings: Impacting Lives with the Language of God" (ISBN 978-1-60266-744-0) is the how-to-why-to book on spoken blessings.

According to the author, "We have both the privilege and the responsibility to bring the blessing of God to the people he puts in our path." The Book of Blessings contains more than 500 Scripture blessings, sorted into categories for specific life situations. This is for anyone wanting to enrich the lives of others by speaking the right word at the right time but may struggle to find the appropriate sentiment.

"The book underscores that God is the source of all blessing, yet He has entrusted us with the awesome ability to bring His blessing upon others as we choose," says Osborne. This inspirational breakthrough hits with the impact of a divine revelation, yet it is merely highlighting a fundamental teaching and practice found in Scripture.

Readers will become emboldened with new approaches to blessing the people they love. As people are exposed to the powerful concept of blessing, they will find themselves wondering why they haven't been speaking blessings throughout their entire life. More information on the book may be obtained at the author's web site, www.thebookofblessings.com.

About the Author
R. Scott Osborne serves as the Director of Ministry Development for Christian Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. His responsibilities include direction of men's ministries and he serves as a Director for Threshold Community Services.

Scott formally transitioned into ministry after twenty-five years as an executive in the medical device industry. Throughout his secular career, he invested himself in a number of ministry roles, including Bible teacher, home group leader, deacon, worship leader, and Sunday School bus driver.

Still committed to lay ministry, Scott plays bass in the church worship band and volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center where he counsels male clients and leads post-abortion recovery groups for men. He retains his consulting practice in the health care products industry.


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