FAQ and Delivery Schedule

About Books! by the Box

The Books! by the Box program has distributed more than 10,000,000 high-quality, heart-oriented Christian books since its inception in 2000. More than two dozen authors and 40 books have been included over the years. All books are distributed by leaders just like you in their churches, neighborhoods, workplaces, and families. Our hope is that God will continue using this program to make it easier and more cost-effective for you to disciple men!

Delivery Schedule

Regular delivery: (3-7 Business Days) via FedEx Ground

Rush delivery: (2-3 Business Days) via FedEx Express

Please note: All INTERNATIONAL orders will be shipped by the United States Postal Service. Please email us for a shipping quote.

Questions about your order?  Please call us at 407-472-2100 or toll free at 1-800-929-2536, or email resources@maninthemirror.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How are you able to offer these books so inexpensively?

A:  Great question! It’s all about the volume. By partnering with publishers and authors, we negotiate a bulk purchase of a title. (We’ve ordered as many as 300,000 copies of a single book!) Then we negotiate with a fulfillment house to send large weekly deliveries. By doing everything in volume, we are able to reduce our costs and pass those savings onto our customers.

Q: Do you take returns? What is the refund policy?

A: Part of the way we keep our prices down is that we have a pretty tight return policy. We will take returns for books damaged in transit and replace them, if we are notified within a reasonable window of time. We do not take returns because you ordered too many. Instead, we encourage you to distribute unused books to visitors at your church, retirement homes, community outreach projects, prison chaplains, or others who may be looking for Christian resources. If you simply didn’t like the book (it happens rarely), we will replace it with a different book, but you will be responsible for any difference in price and additional delivery costs. For this reason, we strongly recommend you order a single copy through Amazon or your local Christian bookstore to preview first before buying in bulk.

Q: Is this the whole book, or is it abridged somehow? Are they paperback or hardcover?

A: We sell the complete, unabridged book, unless otherwise indicated in the product description. All books are paperback, and most are the typical “pocket” paperback, or approximately 4″ x 6″ in size.

Q: What if I need my books before the next delivery date? Can I get them?

A: Usually, yes. We try and accommodate special needs, but there may be a rush shipping charge, depending on your location. There is a rush option available on our website. If you need them even faster, please give us a call at 800-929-2536 for availability and shipping quotes.

Q: The shipping charges seem a little high. Why is that?

A: We never mark up shipping and handling costs; these are simply a pass-through expense from our fulfillment house. We understand that when you’re getting 48 books for less than $2 each, it makes the shipping charge a higher proportion of the overall cost than you might expect. But the weight of a box of books remains unchanged, and that is what FedEx bases their shipping rates on, as well as your location.

Have any other questions? Give us a call at 407-472-2100 or toll free at 800-929-2536.