11:11 for 2011 (Easy Book Giveaway Contest!)

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 SuggestionsGo 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!!! :-)

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  • http://andrewlbrowne.blogspot.com Andy

    I shared your link on my FB page. I am enjoying your posts.

  • http://jmsmith.org JM

    Technically it's the 10th year of this millennium… ;)

  • RT

    Not to freak you out but what about November 11th, 2011 (11/11/11)?

    I have read that the reason the Mayan Calendar ends 12/21/12 at 11:11 Am!!!
    Before you reject this claim as being the propaganda from just another grocery store line tabloid, you should know that just in recent memory this news source was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

    Good thing time is not real :)

  • http://achorusofechoes.wordpress.com j

    Phew, talk about "easy." But I've done the requirements! My top three choices would be 1. John Walton‘s – The Lost World of Genesis One
    2. Scot McKnight‘s – One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow
    3. Ron Martoia‘s -The Bible as Improv: seeing and living the script in new ways.

    Happy New Year Kurt.

  • Josh

    Aaaah! My birthday is November 11th! Anyway, I've done all three requirements. My top three book interests would be:

    1. Greg Boyd
    2. Scot McKnight
    3. Ron Martoia

    Thanks and good luck to everybody!

  • Terri-Anne Williams

    Done ~ it was a little difficult as I had already been suggesting you to people that I knew. I would enjoy any book although I already own Greg Boyd's ~ Myth of a Christian Religion.

  • brambonius

    I did the 3 things.

    But maybe Belgium's too far to send a book…

    (btw: I already own Monkey Town and the Greg Boyd book, and have ordered the Common Prayer one)

  • Jason Kinzel

    Now it's done. In the running. Claiborne, or whatever book you think I would benefit from.

  • Lauren

    Done!! …but maybe I shouldn't win since I'm your wife. :/

  • http://www.ecksermonator.com/ Jason Hess

    Done. Completed. Finished.

  • http://officehourthoughts.blogspot.com Nathan McC

    Hmmmm… I haven't done the three things…. not sure I have 11 friends on facebook (who aren't already your friend) who would want to read your blog (more a statement about my friends than your blog) And since I already have Walton (on my shelf to read this year), and just ordered Claiborne (can't wait), I guess I won't be too disappointed if I don't win anything. That said if your wife wins Boyd, Evans, or McKnight and out of the greatness of her heart wants to pass it on to me I wouldn't say no :D

  • Phil MacLean

    I've subscribed… hope I win; keep up the good work, love reading your thoughts.

  • Penny

    Signed up for e-mail subscription! My top choices:
    1. Shane Claiborne / Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove / Enuma Okoro‘s new transformational book – Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
    2. John Walton‘s – The Lost World of Genesis One;
    3.Greg Boyd‘s – The Myth of a Christian Religion;

  • Kurt

    Phil, Penny, and others…

    I hope you also understand that to be entered into the context that you must fulfill all four of the requirements listed above! Sorry if that was not clear, but if you have not suggested friends from Facebook and promoted it on your wall yet, please do so so that you can secure your spot in the contest!

  • Joshua

    Hey Kurt, I did all three, and then some haha.

    My top 3 choices?

    1) Common Prayer

    2) Myth of Christian Religion

    3) Lost World of Genesis One

  • Ryan

    done, done, done, and done.
    looking over the list, they all look like delicious reads. I don't really have a preference.

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  • Juli Litchford

    I've done all 3! Put me in that drawing! My top 3 preferences would be "The Lost World of Genesis", "Common Prayer…", and "Myth of a Christian Religion." Thanks! :)

  • http://stalkingdonaldmiller.weebly.com Robin Materi

    Aha!! This is how you get followers…… nice. :)

    • Kurt

      hahaha! Trying something new I suppose :-)

  • http://wjcsydney.wordpress.com wjcsydney

    Done, done, done. No preference regarding the books except not the Walton (I own it).

  • jean

    Done ! Greetings to all booklovers :)

  • Ryan VanderHelm

    now what you should have done would be to have 11 requirements. It might cut down on the number of people to do it, but it would have fit so deliciously.

  • Jo Stollings

    I did all the requirement for the contest. Thanks for offering this.

  • martha mouner

    i did all 3 things . the books which interested in :
    1-the myth of christian religion
    2-the bible as improve :seeing and living the script in new ways
    3-Evolving in monkey town
    i wish i win :)

  • stephanie

    *requirements fulfilled* Clever trick. ;-) hehe..
    1. Common Prayer (hoped to win a copy at the release party but, sadly, did not)
    2. Lost World of Genesis One
    3. Bible as Improv

  • http://eadesfedup.wordpress.com eadesfedup

    I've completed the steps to enter the contest.

  • http://thechurchofjesuschrist.us Joel

    Done!

  • B63mcc45j

    I’ve completed the steps to enter the contest!

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/thepangeablog/ Kurt Willems

      @51bd609c994e40aec49bf73731a293ed:disqus  … sorry… this contest ended a year ago


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