OK. So, yes, I am a “white male church guy.” And, yes, this is my giveaway. But the top ten list isn’t mine!
Earlier this month, Lore Ferguson Wilbert (one of my favorite bloggers and social media follows) posted her (snarkily named) “Not Your White Male Church Guy’s Top Ten List.” She describes it as “my top ten books by women this year with the assurance that these are actually my top ten books this year—and not just a conciliatory nod toward my own gender.” (Go follow Lore on her website, Twitter, Insta, and Facebook.)
I have great faith in Lore’s reading recommendations and so immediately decided to make this my personal reading list and my January giveaway (I decided to steal the snarky name). So I added Lore’s bonus mention and one of my favorite books of 2018 to round out the list to 12. One winner will receive the entire list. I’m adding four runner-up prizes so that a few others can take something home. (See the list and entry form below.)
But before we get to entering there’s something even more exciting… Continue reading “Not Your White Male Church Guy’s Top Ten List Giveaway”
I’m in the process of contacting winners of my November giveaway. That means it is time for the 12-prize December giveaway to get underway!
Get in the Christmas spirit (with this Christmas carol) and a dozen stocking-stuffers—including books, devotions, journals, Bibles, poetry, memoir, a CD, and bonus prizes—worth over $1,000. (The giveaway is open December 1-17 in hopes of getting the winner the prizes in time for Christmas!)
Prizes were graciously donated by the author or publisher. Please consider following them to learn more about their work.
Here’s a list of the prizes: Continue reading “December Giveaway — Prize List”
As thanks for your following and as encouragement to spread the word about the content on this site, I offer regular giveaways.
My November giveaway features twenty-one great resources by female authors and artists. All these resources are produced by women that I respect and have learned from. Plus, bonus prizes activate when we hit certain entry levels. Together, all the prizes total over $750 in value. Three winners will split this prize package.
Most of this month’s prizes are donated by the authors, artists, or publishers. Please follow them on social media or subscribe to their sites (links provided in prize list).
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Continue reading “November Giveaway — 25 Prizes over $750 in value!”
I don’t know where I came across The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker, the debut novel of Australian author Matilda Woods. But I am grateful I did. I loved this book from its opening sentences to the closing paragraph.
Set in the town of Allora, bordering a violent sea and famous for flying fish, The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker tells the story of Alberto, the coffin maker. The widower, bereaved of wife and children, lives alone, caring for the dead of the town. His life changes with the appearance of the orphan, Tito Bonito, and his pet bird, Fia. Continue reading “Book Review: The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker”
The winters in Iowa are dark and cold—a long stretch of months during which it gets dark before dinner and imprisons you in the house every evening until Easter. Kids get cabin fever. You (and they) need to escape to another world.
During one winter, several years ago, I found myself spending the evenings from dinner until bedtime reading fiction aloud to our oldest three boys. I had somewhere picked up a copy of N.D. Wilson’s Leepike Ridge. I loved it and finished it in one night. A straight-forward, uncomplicated but fantastic adventure, it inspired me to try my hand at writing a book. (I’m still unpublished—but I’ve got two books down and two more half-written. Thanks for the inspiration, Nate!) I had a similar experience with Boys of Blur.
Continue reading “Author Spotlight & Book Giveaway: N. D. Wilson”