I have copies of three books to give away. They were given to me by a publisher to show the high quality of their books (in content as well as design). The only catch? If you take the book, I’d like you to do at least one of the following: A) Blog about it, B) review it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads, and/or C) promote the book on Twitter and Facebook. And post a link to any or all of the above on my Facebook page so I can share it with my friends.
How do I get a book, you may be asking? Post a comment on this blog with your name, email address, and which book you are interested in. I’ll mail a book to the first person who expresses an interest in each one. (One book per person, please.)
Here are the choices:INKED: Choosing God’s Mark to Transform Your Life by Kim Goad & Janet Bostwick Kusiak A tattoo can tell a lot about a person. Some reflect a rebellious season, like the demons that cover Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers. Some express religious ties, like actor Mark Wahlberg’s once tattooed rosary. Some are symbols of love and loyalty; Some serve as remembrances, like rapper Lil Wayne’s teardrops, representing deaths of loved ones. Inked by Janet E. Kusiak and Kimberly D. Goad uses the language of tattoos to explore the question: what has marked your life? Is it a deep well of pain? Is it emotional baggage? Is it depression? In spite of events that are so deeply etched into our hearts, we have the power to change the marks that life makes on us. THE CHRISTIAN WORLD OF THE HOBBIT by Devin Brown In his beloved story, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien takes readers into a world unlike any other, yet so much seems familiar. As Bilbo journeys there and back again, glimpses of the spiritual are seen. Previous guides to Tolkien’s fiction have often made one of two wrong turnings: either they have entirely overlooked the Christian elements or they have claimed to find “Christian” elements everywhere, going far beyond the fundamental aspects that have been absorbed into the story. The Christian World of The Hobbit does what no book has done: it brings Tolkien fans new delight by introducing a side of Tolkien that is rarely explored but vitally important to his writings—especially to The Hobbit. Written by internationally regarded Tolkien scholar, Devin Brown, this approachable, witty, and highly entertaining book offers up fresh perspectives to fans ofThe Hobbit, both the book and the film adaptation. HOLY NOMAD: The Rugged Road to Joy by Matt Litton Your faith is not just a matter of Heaven and Hell – It is a matter of Joy.
There are people who describe eternal life as a ticket to heaven – like a bond you cash in when you die. They preach that we are all just here waiting for the perfect end. And we wait – gathering dust and baggage – isolating ourselves. That way of seeing the world can make life feel more like a life sentence. If we’re honest about our lives, it seems we all reside in some type of confinement – some form of prison cell. We are interred by our desire to possess, to protect what is ours: our image, our religion, and our reputations. And, of course, there are the even darker cells: loss, pain, addiction, jealousy, and prejudice. Joy seems in short supply. There must to be another way of living: a holy invitation to take the first step from your cell. What if we were meant to be Nomads? What if there is an ever-present holy invitation to emerge? What if we were made to journey with a God who is always on the move? From Abraham to Jesus, the essence of faith is discovered in the idea that we are traveling forward together, changing, emerging from our cells, progressing as a people on the road toward the Kingdom of God. Life to the fullest is the sacrifice, the work, the journey with the Holy Nomad. This book is an invitation to discover the rugged road to joy.
So now it’s up to you. Which book piques your interest? Try something new — I think it’ll be fun. Oh, and please email me your mailing address after you post your comment here (email@example.com). I’ll mail them right away.