^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.
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 People.com 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!