Monday, January 26, 2009

Book Give Away

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I was recently discussing "must read" books with a friend and she mentioned The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace.

She described this book as a must read, but she warned me that I might be tempted to throw it across the room a time or two.

Of course, I was intrigued, so I went straight home and ordered it.

We also talked about Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas, and she recommended it as well, and I ordered it, too.

So today, when I saw two packages in my mailbox, I assumed both books had arrived at the same time. I was surprised to see, though, that there were two identical copies of Sacred Marriage.

I checked my Paypal account and I had only been charged for one, so I composed a quick email explaining that there must have been a mistake and offering to send one back.

A "customer care coordinator" emailed me back and expressed great appreciation for my honesty. They had actually been searching high and low for that particular book (their last copy) that was meant for another customer, but they had finally ordered another one from a retailer when it couldn't be found.

She said that maybe the extra book "belongs with you. Maybe you know of someone who would benefit from a copy of their own or you know of a church or other organization that would put it to great use."

So, I thought I would give it away here on the blog.

If you would like a brand new copy of Sacred Marriage, leave a comment and I will choose someone to receive it.

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44 comments:

Jeni said...

This sounds like something I should read!

Sarai said...

After the week I had last week, I probably need to read that book! :)

OneHappyfamily said...

Sounds interesting. Would love to read it. Thanks for the chance at your generosity.

Lene said...

Choose me! Choose me! Please :) Have you read it yet?

Harmony said...

A book giveaway? Count me in. :-)

Lauramamadoula said...

I would so absolutely love that book! please do consider me. it sounds like exactly what I've been thinking about but didn't know a book existed about it.

whoever you give it to will be blessed i am sure =)

watchthesky said...

I have been interested in that book. I also have been keeping an eye open for 'The Excellent Wife' too. Well, if I actually win this one on your cool blog then I will only have to order one!!! :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

JunkMale said...

Mwahaha, do Harmony and I each get one separate entry? If so, count me in.

Sandy said...

oh yeah...I want that! I'm so in

Kim said...

I am on my second reading of The Excellent Wife. Fantastic book and one I wish I had read much sooner in my marriage. We are now doing it as a study with several other women.

Sacred Marriage is one I am planning on reading. I would love to be included in the opportunity to win it!

Jen said...

does two stalled labor days get me extra entries? i could really use something to cheer me up! ;)

ERK said...

I have heard really goo things about both of these books too. I would love to read both of them.

Amy said...

I completely understand the urge to throw such a book across the room - I felt that way several times reading Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. After sticking with it, it turned out to be one of the best books I've read!

I would love to be entered for this one as well! :) What a great idea to do a giveaway with your extra! :)

Michele said...

Please count me in! I need to read this yesterday! Thanks

Gina said...

wow, what a blessing, I've heard great things about that book and would love to read it!

tracy said...

I love books, count me in. I would definitely would read this.

Renee said...

2 weeks ago, I had asked my husband of 2o years to leave out of pure spiritual exhaustion and selfishness. We have 8 children and I just in my flesh thought God couldn't do what His word reveals he will-sustains His own. My husband did not leave and we are trying to work on this through God's word, but I am struggling...I have a copy of the Excellent Wife, but it seems my heart is too burdened at times to even pick up..If you think it is helpful on getting women on the path to righteousness on not self pity, i would love to be considered to receive your extra copy

Traci Best said...

Wow, that almost never happens! :) Maybe if you tell them you blog they will accidentally send you more free stuff to give away! LOL ;)

Trace

Smockity Frocks said...

Renee,
Please, email me your address.

smockity frocks at msn dot com

Melissa said...

I've heard it mentioned. Sounds like a great read!

Lori said...

I love reading and would love to read that book! Thanks for your generosity in giving us a chance to win. :)

Kris said...

Oh, me! Me! Pick me! I am such a bibliophile and that sounds like a great book to add to my collection.

New Mom said...

Count me in! And let us know what you think about the other book as well. Do you agree it's a must read?

Karen E. said...

Hi Connie! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

Michele L. said...

I would really be grateful for the chance to own this book.
mlaramay@twcny.rr.com

Jessica said...

I have read The Excellent Wife and it was very good. It was a very "meaty" study, which I like.
I would love to win a copy of Sacred Marriage! Thank you for this giveaway! I'm sure whoever wins is who it is supposed to go to.
God bless!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, that sounds like a good book

Pat's Place said...

Sounds like a good read!

Linz said...

Looks like an interesting book. Thanks for being so generous.

Sources of Joy said...

Don't put me in the running because I already own a copy, but we went through it last year and I highly recommend it! What a blessing you have an extra copy to give someone who will surely be affected by it.

Mary said...

oo, wow - it sounds really good. we've only been married for about 10 months - so we still have a lot to learn!

tina in thailand said...

I am overseas, but could get it mailed to my friend in the States. This is just the short of thing I am completely unable to get my hands on here, and that I could use a fresh dose of now.
A Christian resource in English to dig into sounds refreshing and great! Please enter me. :)

Jon and Sarah said...

I would love to get this book! :-)

Tina said...

I've heard rave reviews of this book as well. I'd love to win.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would like to throw my hat into the ring for the drawing. I would be interested in reading it.
have a great day!
Jerri

Wanda said...

That is so cool.
I'll tell you what my BFF and I like to say when something like this happens.

It was meant to be......

Someone needs that book....it might be me!
Yay!

Grateful for Grace said...

I would love to read that book. Marriage is such a gift.

Kara said...

Sounds great!! A friend of mine gave me a copy of The Power of A Praying Wife. I too, could have shut the book in a huff a few times, but it was really wonderful.

Emily said...

Marriage as a spiritual discipline. How true that is! I'd love to read your book. Thanks for sharing!

Alaina said...

1. What a neat story..."belongs with you. Maybe you know of someone who would benefit from a copy of their own or you know of a church or other organization that would put it to great use." How cool is that!

2. Thanks so much for the chance to win this!

The Fifes said...

I haven't heard of either book, but i am intrigued! I know whoever you choose will be blessed. Thanks for sharing your gift!

Kelly said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for a great giveaway. That was very nice of amazon to let you keep the book to share!
Kelly - gentzkelly at hotmail dot com

daisy1282 said...

You have a lovely blog! THis book sounds fabulous. Please add me to the list hoping to win your give away! Renee

Carrie said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. :-)

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