it’s GIVE-AWAY time!

^Yep, you guessed it. The book is the give-away. It’s called Sex, Sushi, and Salvation: Thoughts on Intimacy, Community, and Eternity by Christian George. (Moody Publishers, 2008)

If you remember, I ‘ve talked about the book before. Gabe and I met Christian at the CBA Advance conference I went to in Indy last January. We were both signing books, and I got in line for his Sacred Travels. Great, great book. All about pilgrimage and journeys and church history, but exciting! (and soooo makes me want to travel the world!) And Christian is a great writer.

Anyway, he and Gabe and his wife and I keep in touch on facebook and stuff. He asked me to endorse his new book, and I read the manuscript and wrote an endorsement. And WONDER OF WONDERS, Moody put part of my endorsement on the BACK COVER. With J.I. Packer and Chuck Colson, no less. Let me just say how warm and fuzzy this makes me feel.

So, Moody accidentally sent me 2 copies of the book yesterday, and I’m passing one along to the lucky winner. Just leave a comment on this post, and you’re in the drawing. I’m not going to drag this one out, so comment by noon on Friday (tomorrow). Maybe I’ll post my review of it tomorrow.

In other news, I went to our first Bible study of the Winter quarter this morning. Great, great stuff. Nina sat with me during the entire video. They came and got me, saying she was screaming. She never, ever, ever screams. She loves church, loves her toddler class. Long story short, I got her to go back down with no problem at the end of the video and got to facilitate for my small group without a 2-year-old on my lap. I think I figured out her deal. She had her fingers shoved in her mouth and has had diarrhea the past few days and has been waking up crying at night. Two-year molars. (There is such a thing, right? I so forget.)

Love the ladies in my group already. I’ve said it before, but God has really given me a heart for women I don’t even know (yet). That was not always the case. I hung around guys in college, because they were less annoying than girls. I used to scoff at Beth Moore and other emotional people who gushed about loving their sisters in Christ. No more. Whether it was me maturing, or becoming a mom, or letting God love people through me, I’ve changed. I feel love much more deeply now and love so many of you like crazy–even if we’ve never met.

So there.

I have this idea. I’m going to try to find some celebrities’ addresses (or their agents or whatever) and send them my new book. So, if you know how I can contact any pregnant women/new moms in Hollywood, let me know. I just have a burden for them, and I feel like this would be the prime time to get someone to read/think about a Christian world view. I’m thinking Christina Aguilera, Nicole Richie, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba. (I don’t watch TV, but I do check out frequently, hee hee). Any others?

I think that just might be enough for one Thursday afternoon. Have a good one! Don’t forget to enter the give-away!

41 thoughts on “it’s GIVE-AWAY time!

  1. cutekids4less

    I saw someone else posted this, but I agree, send one to Elisabeth Hasselbeck from The View.  Also, Nicole Kidman, Jamie Lynn Spears, Giada De Laurentiis (Food Network and the Today Show), Cate Blanchett, Soleil Moon Frye (aka Punky Brewster), Matthew McConaughey’s girlfriend, Courtney Thorne-Smith . . .

  2. yackyyuki

    Grrr…I just wrote this really long comment and for some reason it didn’t show up. Maybe I hit the word limit. 🙂

    I’m always up for a good book about sushi (being japanese and all) oh and salvation and that wonderful three letter word as well! I spoke at xenia christian yesterday and you wouldn’t believe the nickname I’ve aquired there…the call me the “sex is awesome” lady. We always have such a good time talking about the awesomeness of waiting…

  3. yackyyuki

    Well, I must say that it is totally awesome you were counted among those great authors and put on the back of the book. It’s been awhile since I’ve commented, but wanted you to know I’m in the process of hopefully publishing my first book…we’ll see what God does with it. But it’s in the hands of a good agent…   What’s the title of your parenting book – haven’t been able to keep up with the xanga world but would love to pick up a copy. Have I told you how much I enjoy your brother and sister-in-law? If you’re as cool as them, which I tend to believe you are – I think we’d be pretty good friends too! 🙂 Maybe we should go to women of faith together! Hehe!

  4. ClutzyButtercup

    I think sending your book to the celebs is a great idea!  I am going to do some thinking and looking to see what I can do to help you with addresses…I am also going to pray that God would prepare their hearts and peak their curiosity so they will read it!

  5. poetrhyme

    I love your blog! Check out mine? Don’t forget to comment! Come see all my thoughts, hopes, dreams, and opinions! And tell your friends on xanga, so they can comment too. Thanks!

  6. KmHunsberger

    I wanna be in the drawing! I was just thinking today that it has almost been a year since I have seen you Nina was just barely a year…I can only imagine how much she has changed since then!

  7. allieanne

    Allison for the drawing! Thanks!
    …did anybody say Jennifer Garner yet? I think it’s baby year in Hollywood…perfect time for your book to come out and change the world!

  8. ladymiss3739

    Count me in! 

    I think it’s a great idea to send your books to celebrities.  I think you should send it to Oprah.  Seriously…that is the quickest way to get anything out there and since she knows lots of people, like Jen Anniston (I think I read that she is pregnant, too) she could hook your book up with them.   

  9. rebates

    I think your desire to send a book to “celebrity moms” is wonderful!  Nicole Kidman is pregnant as well.  There’s this website that gives the scoop on a lot of new famous moms and dads.  The site owner might even be able to give you contact info.  A lot of times, if you find an official site for that particular actress, they tell you where you can send fan mail. 

  10. luvmynoah

    I want in!  Oh…I bet Gabe wins…that’s sneaky Gabe!  I think you could read Marla’s copy! 

    Very cool that they put your comments on the book with those other cool guys!  Nice of Moody to send you two! 

    Titus is getting his second molar in….no fun!!  If forgot how it was.  Sigh…..

  11. tonialynn59

    Yes, you had a big part in it by praying (as far as I’m concerned it was big!).  Also I love Big Daddy Weave.  That cd on my site is just one of my fav’s right now.

  12. filledeparis

    I’d love to have the sushi/sex/salvation book–what a diverse read! Angelina Jolie, maybe? Also, Katie Holmes(from Ohio–has supposedly converted to Scientology). Sacred Travels sounds great! Nixie and I spoke today of getting you to Paris and Sydney…

  13. faithchick

    can i win another drawing now?  is my time period up?   if so, count me in.  although, i think i’ll feel badly if i win again, so maybe not.  or count me in, and if you pick me; put it back and pick someone else and i’ll just check that book out at the library. 

    i neve mentioned before–but you said that your posts are more bullet-prone.  nope, i love your paragraph format, just so you know.

    poor, poor nina!

  14. MlleBaroque

    Oooh I do love books!  And if you ever happen to be giving away any of your books again, sign me up!  I’d love to buy them, but unfortunately that’s just not in the budget right now.  Maybe sometime soon!

  15. gsowell

    Enter me in your drawing!

    I think there are 2 year molars, but I don’t remember either. What happens to our brains that were so intuned to that stuff on baby #1?

    I know no famous people, but I think you’re on to something!

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