technical difficulties and a giveaway

technical difficulties and a giveaway


Early in December I pre-ordered the book Chasing God.

Within a few days of its release, I received an email saying that the

order had been cancelled.

I clicked over to another website and placed an order.

Imagine my surprise when the book arrived one day on my porch and

then it arrived the next day as well.

I love books but even I do not need two copies.

I wonder if someone might want a book to land on their porch.

From the front book flap:

Chasing God is what happens when we use religion to fill the gaps in our faith,
and it might be the reason you’ve wondered if you’re where you should be with God.
We pursue the Lord as if He’s a goal instead of a relationship, and we wonder if we’ll
ever measure up to the rest of the pew.

It leaves us wanting.
It leaves us questioning.
It leaves us exhausted.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.

If you would like to enter this giveaway,

simply leave me a comment either saying



tell me what favorite  book you would leave on my porch.

Not that I don’t have enough stacks of books scattered throughout our home,

but I can always use some tried and true titles.

Leave a comment and I will randomly select a comment on Thursday afternoon.



12 thoughts on “technical difficulties and a giveaway

  1. Hi Barb!
    Two votes for Tozer!
    Gosh I remember reading Improving Your Serve in college. That takes me back.
    I have Desiring God on my shelf. I have tried to read it so many times and I think that I always wanted to devour it quickly and I think it deserves to be savored slowly. Perhaps I will take a chapter a week and read it finally. I must!
    Thanks Barb and loved being with you this morning too.


  2. Hi Jill!
    Elizabeth George always writes such rich and solid books. Another book I should take another trip through.
    Thanks for the reminder and the comment.


  3. All-time favorite books would be The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer, Improving Your Serve by Chuck Swindoll, and Desiring God by John Piper. All meaningful at different junctures in life for me for different reasons. Thanks for the fellowship this morning! 🙂


  4. Helen, I just picked up again, A woman after God’s own heart by Elizabeth George. I think you might taking a look as a seeker of deep relationships from waking up, marriage and family, work and ministry.


  5. Paige!
    I have seen Tattoos on the Heart on so many “best books” lists.
    I actually waited my turn at the library forever only having to return it
    as it arrived at a time where reading was pushed aside due to life.
    Thanks for the nudge. I will have to capture it and read it!
    Thanks for your comment.


  6. Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle is a book every follower of Christ must read and live by! If you haven’t read it, Helen, I will arrange to have it on your porch soon!


  7. Annie,
    I know so many Karen Kingsbury fans and I need to finally
    read one of her books. I have been trying to read more fiction in the last
    couple of years. You convinced me. I will make it happen.


  8. Helen- I’m a Karen Kingsbury fan, and any of her books would be great to leave on your porch. Just recently read ‘Forever’, and of course cried and couldn’t put it down, like the others I’ve read. Blessings to you, dear friend!


  9. Cheryl,
    I have not read The Divine Embrace although I know I have read one of his books before.
    I will have to find that book, it sounds wonderful.
    You can’t beat Tozer now can you. As I commented to Pam as well, I think I need to go back
    and re-read some of those time tested books.
    Thanks for your comments!


  10. Pam!
    Thanks for the comments.
    I have read The Ragamuffin Gospel and I think that I am due to read it again as
    the title keeps cropping up lately. It has been years.
    I think this may be the year to go back and read some classic life changing books.
    Thanks for the reminder.


  11. A favorite book.? Oh my, how do I ever whittle down? A.W. Tozer’s Pursuit of God is at the top of the list. Another title that had a huge impact at a pivotal time in my life is The Divine Embrace by Ken Gire. Not sure how I found it, but oh my, it was such revelation and life to me in that season regarding God’s deep love and grace for us. It is beautifully written and now I realize I should probably open it’s pages once again!


  12. hey, how cool is that and how great that you giving it away! What a great idea (and stop by my blog for my current book giveaway too, Helen!!)

    As tempted as I might be to leave you a copy of my book, Unladylike, I think I’d rather leave you something much, much more profound, like The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. Do you know it? It is RARE for a book to make me cry and Brother Brennan managed to get me crying twice with the first waterfall by chapter two! SUCH a life giving book!

    Have fun with your giveaway! I just registered at Random Picker for free and am using it for my giveaway….. super easy to set up!


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