Upword Living

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Upword Living Bookstore was established in 2000 by Jeff and Gloria Wimer. In 2014, Inspiration Ministries purchased this full functioning bookstore located in the same building as The Cupbearer Café. Andy Foster, founder of Inspiration Ministries, felt the purchase of the bookstore was a good addition because not only does it provide a Christian bookstore to DeKalb County (and is the only bookstore in the surrounding area) Upword Living Bookstore also provides an oupword logo 2016pportunity to send books to inmates located in prison/jail.

Upword Living Bookstore provides everything from communion cups to the popular newly released books. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we are happy to order it for you and you’ll have your order within a week!


April Specials

APRIL 8TH - 50% Off Fiction Books

APRIL 21ST - 24TH - Rummage Sale


  • wilson gonzalez"We have found the opportunity through Inspiration Ministries to express not just our feelings but also the words that the Holy Spirit puts in our hearts to share with others. I see I.M. as a channel of communication between the church...read more
    Wilson Gonzalez
  • james rogers jr"When I met Anthony Ponds, James Summers, and Rigdel De Lardilles back in 2011, I heard a lot about Brother Andrew Foster, and the Inspiration Ministries movement here at Quincy. But not only did I hear about him and ministry events...read more
    James Rogers
  • robert miller"A year ago my world was shifted. I was discouraged, alone, and in need of something/someone to embrace me. It would be pious to say, “All I needed was the assurance that the Lord was with me,” because reality is sometimes you don’t feel that way...read more
    Robert Miller
  • david owen"The newsletter is an integral part of my daily spiritual walk in prison. I don’t say that lightly and here’s why: “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV). The newsletter is primarily written by prisoners and ex-prisoners for prisoners...read more
    David Owen
  • rigdel de lardilles 01"In one word, the Inspiration Newsletter to me means Hope. If anyone has ever done time behind the walls or been down and out, you can relate; there is always someone there to let you know just how bad you messed up, or how impossible it's going to be to bounce back...read more
    Rigdel De Lardilles
  • christopher bachmann"The newsletter means so very much to me because it has been and continues to be a great source of encouragement and inspiration to me. I am so thankful to Brother Andy for his faith in following God’s vision. In turn, he gave it to us...read more
    Christopher Bachmann