11:11… this has been a haunting number in my life for the past 5 years. Most of my college friends can attest to this. It is a number that I see on the clock at the oddest moments. For instance, I have seen it on my phone three times in a row, completely without intention (am, pm, and am again!). I have seen it on the same digital clock/temperature sign at the bank I drive past on the freeway two nights in a row (when not in routine). These are two simple examples of the nightmare-ish phenomenon that has plagued my soul for quite some time. In fact, it has become a number that is believed to be “prophetic” in some odd way. My friends have jokingly taken bets about how the number is prophetic about my eventual death, or at the least, my demise! Well, this blog post is to prove them wrong!
11:11 for 2011 is a book giveaway contest that capitalizes on those haunting numbers as we break into this 11th year of the new millennium. I want to redeem this prophecy of doom to be a number that foretells of good things that are coming for this new year! Good for you and good for me. So, here is the deal…
11 Books — I will be giving away 11 books including: Shane Claiborne / Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove / Enuma Okoro‘s new transformational book – Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals; Ron Martoia‘s -The Bible as Improv: seeing and living the script in new ways; John Walton‘s – The Lost World of Genesis One; Scot McKnight‘s – One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow; Greg Boyd‘s – The Myth of a Christian Religion; and Rachel Held Evans‘ – Evolving in Monkey Town.
I am going to give them away to 11 winners who will be randomly selected. To enter you must fulfill ALL of the following requirements:
1) 11 Facebook Friend Suggestions — Go to 11 different Facebook friends profiles and suggest to them that they add me as a friend (via “suggest friends” option on the bottom of the left column of the their page). Here, I am hoping you add folks who would be interested in the conversations we have here on Pangea Blog and on my personal FB page.
2) Subscribe to the Pangea Blog by Email– On the top right corner of this site, below the banner, enter your email address to subscribe to receive email notifications when a new post publishes.
3) Promote 11:11 for 2011 on your FB Page! — Post a link to this blog article with a brief promotion of the contest as a “Status Update” on your FB page (and if you want to, feel free to also spread the word on Twitter )
Once you have done these three things: 1) Suggest to 11 friends that they add me as a friend on FB, 2) Subscribed to this site via email, and 3) promoted 11:11 for 2011 as a “status update”….
4) Leave me a comment indicating you have completed the above 3 steps on this post to secure your spot in the contest. You are welcome to tell me your top three choices, which I will consider when sending out the book to you if you are selected. If you are a winner, I will notify you personally by email (to get a mailing address, which I promise not to share with anyone) and will have a follow-up post announcing the winners on Tuesday January 11th.
Thanks for participating in this fun redemption of such an evil number! You are helping me to spread the word about the blog, and I will be hopefully adding to your library… Good luck and thanks again!!!