Wednesday’s Book Giveaway

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Caleb’s Lamb, by Helen Santos Not only does this book give the reader vivid insight into living as a shepherd during the time of the Exodus, it simultaneously functions as an analogy of the Christian belief in the substitutionary atonement for sin. And guess what? We’re giving away one book every day this week. So leave a comment for a chance to win today’s book.  Come back tomorrow for a different book which talks about the richness of the season for another chance to … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Book Giveaway

Herein is Love, Commentaries for Children, by Nancy Ganz A homeschooling mom wrote these commentaries out of a desire for her own children to understand rich things about God. So far, she has covered the first four books of the Old Testament. Each section has a daily reading, prayer, and craft, as well as suggestions for visual aids, all to reinforce the lesson. This author has a tremendous grasp on the Bible as a whole, managing to intelligently show the reader how the Old Testament stories … [Read more...]

Easter Book Giveaways

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Daughter’s new dress, check. Picture with the bunny, check. Still needing a few things for the basket, so I drop into the local bookstore and browse through the cute rabbit displays, making my way to the section containing the “true meaning of Easter” selection. Wait. These books seem vaguely familiar to the clever bunny tales I was just reading in the secular section. Oh I see now, the big fluffy rabbit has been replaced by Jesus, hence the “religious” title. It seems few … [Read more...]

Leave a Comment For a Chance To Win

11- Sticky Jesus Book Giveaway

@stickyJesus: How to Live Out Your Faith Online How do you--a Christ follower--navigate the noise, dodge the danger, talk the tech, and speak hope into the online space? Read more about the new book @stickyJesus. We are giving three copies of @ stickyJesus away this week! Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. On one week from publication at noon (EST), we'll pick a name in a random drawing from all eligible entries received and send you an email notification.  Limit … [Read more...]

Technology, Our Blessing/Our Curse: a Reflection on “Living into Focus” by Arthur Boers

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                                Arthur Boers writes compelling about living more purposefully in “Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions.” In this new book, he encourages us to find those activities that “center us” and pursue them. ,The media bombards us every second of the day in this modern world, he explains.  But he encourages … [Read more...]

The Truth About Forever, and other Sarah Dessen novels

Last month my 13 year old asked me to read her favorite book The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen and gave me a list of Dessen books she wanted for Christmas. "That won't happen." I said. "Why?????" "Because you know I don't believe in buying books--order them from the library." So she did, and thus began our Sarah Dessen binge.  I have now read Sarah Dessen’s entire cannon of 10 YA books.  And I have to say I enjoyed the ride. I've heard it said that romance novels are … [Read more...]

The Boy Who Loved Windows

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Patricia Stacey's memoir,  The Boy Who Loved Windows, chronicles her journey to heal her son of autism.  In the process, she nearly wrecks her marriage, her family's finances, her relationship with her daughter, and her sanity.  She obsessively works to understand her son and fights to find him the best care possible.  Ultimately, she is that care, spending hours and hours a day with him, much of it doing "floor time," an intensive, interactive therapy meant to draw out autistic kids. In … [Read more...]

REAL MARRIAGE by Mark & Grace Driscoll

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Mark Driscoll, the outspoken (some would say bombastic) pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle has a new book out. It's on marriage, and it's co-written with his wife Grace.  I was eager to read it: partly because I appreciate pastors who are willing to speak candidly about what the Bible teaches on controversial subjects (I respond to what my husband calls a "Straight/No-chaser" approach) and partly because the Driscolls have very specific ideas of what women are and aren't to do based on … [Read more...]


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