Struggling to read the Bible with consistency, enthusiasm, and understanding is common for Christians. But given the expectation that we read it regularly, it can be a difficult struggle to confess. I found the 6-Volume ESV Readers Bible to be a great help. I think it could help you too.
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.)
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.
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-onegreat 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).
Everyone loves prizes! Our October giveaway turned out to be quite popular, with almost 1,200 women entering to win a three-volume ESV Expository Commentary Set.
Our November giveaway (open to women and men!) features twenty-one great resources by female authors and artists. All the resources are produced by women that I respect and have learned from. Most of this month’s prizes are donated by the authors, artists, or publishers. I would encourage you to follow them on social media or subscribe to their sites (links provided).
The Rabbit Room’s community of authors and musicians has blessed and inspired our family through their creative endeavors. I’m excited to giveaway some of their books this month (see below for details).
Andrew Peterson’s music is a family favorite, to the point that our middle child once tried to get out of garbage duty by announcing, “I’m not a garbage man; I’m Andrew Peterson.” (Does Andrew take out the garbage? Inquiring parents want to know…) And here he is (six years ago now) giving it his all, playing through Andrew’s Christmas album, Behold the Lamb of God.
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.