I wanted to give away a few copies of Worlds Apart, but then I thought the winners might feel bad for reading the book and not donating any money to missions (some of you are thinking, “sure, but I’d get over it.”)
Then I thought of a way to solve that problem. I’ll tell you in just a sec. First, a little synopsis of the book.
Worlds Apart is a tale of two college friends who take different paths after graduation, then reconnect a few years down the road. Anne marries her college sweetheart, and they move to Cambodia as missionaries. As the story begins, Anne is expecting baby #2 in 2 years. Carly gets a job right out of school and does the bar scene for a couple years before meeting Ben, now her husband.
Carly contacts Anne for help with her Master’s project–a study on the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship. Neither friend has what could be called a healthy relationship with her husband’s mom. As Carly works on her project and surveys lots of mothers- and daughters-in-law, some crazy stuff happens, things that neither woman ever would’ve expected. Somebody gets some bad news, someone has a huge scare, someone gets the surprise of her life. And that’s just in the first 10 pages of the book.
In 10 months’ time, God does an amazing work in the hearts and lives of both friends, their husbands, and their mothers-in-law. After all they go through together, none of them will ever be the same.
So, I’m giving away 5 copies of Worlds Apart, and each of the 5 winners? Gets $20 donated to the missions project of his or her choice. Cool, no?
Here’s how you enter:
1. Tweet about The Worlds Apart Project or put it on your Facebook status or mention it on your blog or tell 5 people you know (phone, e-mail, in person, by megaphone) about it.
2. Come back here and tell me which of those you did.
3. And which missions organization you want a $20 check to go to if you win. (The only stipulation is that it be an organization or ministry that specifically tells people about Jesus, not just a charity. If you’re not a believer and/or aren’t familiar with any, I can help.)
I’ll randomly draw 5 winners first thing on Wednesday morning. If you’ve already bought the book (thank you!!), enter anyway for the $20 to your favorite missionary!
Here’s a sample sentence you can tweet, facebook, e-mail (feel free to copy and paste as is):
My friend Marla Taviano started The Worlds Apart Project to raise money for world missions. Check out http://worldsapartproject.com to see just how easy it is to help people in need!
Thanks for helping me spread the word, friends! I’m so grateful to those of you who have bought the book so far!! Don’t pass up this chance to give $20 to a ministry close to your heart!
p.s. Please keep praying for Faith. Her mommy wrote out the amazing story of her birth (if the doctor would’ve had his way, Faith wouldn’t have survived past her 24th week in utero). Praise the Lord for how He’s already been working in her sweet life!