Sunday, April 20, 2008

It's Bloggy Giveaway time!!!

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For those that might not know...I'm pregnant. This means that after 20 weeks of morning sickness, I really haven't been sewing very much. Now that the nauseau has subsided, my energy level with my four little boys and this little girl in-utero really isn't allowing me to stay up late at night to make a new creation for you to ooh and aah over.

This brings me to my giveaway!

I just recently attended Together for the Gospel in Louisville, KY. If you know anything about this conference....you get books...lots and lots of BOOKS!

In the spirit of T4G...I am going to giveaway some BOOKS!!!

Book Giveaway #1:
Treasuring God in Our Traditions
Only God can bequeath God to our children. But he uses means. He uses God-centered traditions and Bible-saturated family patterns and grace-laden heirlooms.

Only God can give our children a taste for the sweetness of God. Only God can awaken them to his worth. But year in and year out there are traditions that show them: God is our Treasure.

After more than 30 years of marriage and childrearing, Noël Piper opens her home to you. She invites you into the happy, imperfect Piper pattern of life. Come with her and enjoy the way she helps us treasure God in our traditions.

Book Giveaway #2:
The Roots of Endurance by John Piper

Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce

The Swans are Not Silent: Book Three

Bitterness and frustration tempt everyone who endures opposition or slander or rejection. It's hard not to give in. And if adversity continues for a long time (even decades) is there hope for perseverance? Will we find the grace to finish the race?

In this third volume of The Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper examines the lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce. These three extraordinary men are examples of deep and joyful maturity in the face of life-long opposition. They were sinners like us. But they refused to yield to bitterness. With the centrality of the cross as the root of their endurance, they grew downward in humility and upward in adoration for Christ. Their God-centered, Christ-exalting, cross-focused perseverance inspire us to press on through hardship and finish the race set before us.

Book Giveaway #3:
The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

Here is what a reader says about it:
I usually give a book a month or more to ruminate so I can weigh the value of its contents against all that I have learned from scripture, but in this one case I'm breaking that rule. I swear John Owen just drove the sword of the Spirit into the very midst of my still-beating heart like a surgeon's scalpel. This book is life-changing. It is biblical, powerful, relevant and Spirit-filled. Owen has made all the questions which lingered in my mind with regard to sanctification and the means by which we are to pursue holiness by the power of the Holy Spirit suddenly coalesce into a coherent, scriptural, practical, spiritual whole. In 130 pages (Puritan Paperback edition) he did this! And how foolish I feel for not having seen it all before when it is so clear and simple and plainly biblical!

All you need to do is this:

*Leave me a comment on who your favorite non-fiction author is and why!

*Make sure you leave me a way to get in touch with you if you are one of the winners!

*By commenting once...you are automatically entered to win each of the books!

*This Giveaway will close on April 25th at 8pm...the winners will be emailed and announced soon after!


Happy Commenting!!!


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79 comments:

Vivian said...

If it's not totally "holier than thou", the first thought that comes to mind is James, Jesus' brother. The book of James is one of favorite. It always convicts me and brings me to my knees. God's overwhelming greatness magnified by the sin that is in me... I have to say that James is my favorite non-fiction author.

Vivian said...

oops, sorry. my email address is- ma.vivian(at)gmail.com

Monica said...

these look great, thanks for offering this. my favorite nonfiction author is CS Lewis for his large assortment of books on Christianity.

michelle said...

I do not read a lot of non-fiction right now...I don't a chance to read much of anything for myself lately, what with homeschooling two kids and all, but I have recently read Randy Alcorn's The Treasure Principle and enjoyed it.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Kristy said...

My favorite non-fiction author is Martha Peace. I love the fact that she doesn't mix words. She tells it just like the Scripture says it without watering it down. My e-mail is kmfuss@comcast.net

Sweetpeas said...

I don't do well at picking a "favorite" author, I have so many that I love, and it all depends on my mood and where I am in life and . . . but one author that I always enjoy & learn from is Max Lucado.

Lesha said...

I really like Max Lucado - he is great with words! :)

heavypoetry said...

My favorite author is hands down, without-a-doubt, John Piper. For a few reasons. (1)He has done more for me than any other author in helping me understand that God HIMSELF IS The Gospel. He taught me that I can be an idoloter by prefering the gifts above the Giver. Now, the goal of my faith is no longer merely heaven, reunion with deceased loved ones, and the end of pain and suffering, but he has taught me to cherish Jesus Christ specifically. No one else in all evangelicalism has even come close to explaining that reality to me.
(2)He is my favorite author because he has taught me to "Dont waste your life" He taught me that I don't have to be handsome, smart, rich, strong, or priviledged in order for me to make my life count for eternity.
(3)He has given me an unshakable theology on Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, so that when/if that season comes, hopefully and prayerfully, by God's grace, I will be ready (and also sustained through it because he has helped teach me that when Christ is valued above all things as my supreme treasure, that "dying is gain").
(4)He is the modern day equivalent of Jonathan Edwards and has done more for the awakening of religious affections in my heart than anyone I know. Piper is not just academic and intellectual, but he heart and passion... he is "light & heat".
And lastly, (5) He taught me that the best way to fight sin, is to fight sin with a superior pleasure... namely, Christ Himself. I thank God for "Battling Unbelief"

These are just a few of my reasons!But I will keep it short, LOL!

Heavypoetry said...

Sorry, my name is Eddie and my email is heavypoetry@hotmail.com

DidiLyn said...

Oh, I would love these books. My favorite non-fiction author is Charles Spurgeon. He reminds us of the basics of the faith with passion, and cuts to the heart of the matter.
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Ronnica said...

I totally want the Owen book! I've heard that it's good.

Jerry Bridges is my favorite non-fiction writer.

Kimberly said...

I love reading Beth Moore. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lydia said...

I wanted to go to that conference! John Piper is one of my favorite writers. He has a way of writing that exults God and lifts your heart in praise.

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Christie said...

Right now, my favorite non-fiction author is definitely Voddie Baucham. He has an excellent way with apologetics, and his writing style is amazing: he's able to convey deep truths easily! Wonderful giveaway!

Jawan said...

It's a tie. I love me some John Piper and Tim Keller (Bryan Chapel runs a close third). You can't beat reading the words of those reformed guys. I like some Jonathan Edwards and Martin Luther (his preface on Galatians is amazing) but they haven't written anything recently(har har * hee hee).

Hairline Fracture said...

Boy, these giveaways are really making me think. C.S. Lewis is one of my all-time favorites. I'd love to try any of these authors, though!

Qtpies7 said...

I'm not big on non-fiction, but my new favorites are the Harris twins who wrote Do Hard Things!

Jenny B. said...

This feels like a test. Hmmmm???? Who do I read most - non-fiction-wise??? Must be RC Sproul Jr. Oh, unless you count Paul.

gigere said...

C.S. Lewis is my favorite. He has such a deep philosophy and has thought things through so carefully that he forces me to do the same.

Nise' said...

My favorite is Beth Moore because she speaks my language!

Amanda said...

I found your blog via another blog via another blog via another blog.... The blogosphere is huge!!

I'm going to say C.S. Lewis because of his ability to explain things (I'm really into apologetics these days.) and Jim Wallis only because I've been reading his books lately.

My email is listed in my profile. Thanks!

~Tami said...

My favorite non-fiction author is Elizabeth George. So far, I've read "Beautiful in God's Eyes", "A Woman After God's Own Heart", "A Wife After God's Own Heart", and "A Mom After God's Own Heart" and they are all beneficial to a christian woman's life.

windycindy said...

Hello, You have three wonderful book in your giveaway. The author that is non-fiction that I like is T.D.Jakes.
Please enter me in your drawing.
Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lisa writes... said...

John Piper.

Oh yeah, and John MacArthur.

What a great giveaway--sure am glad I ventured this way via Challies to check out the diet Dew post!

Blessings, Lisa

About the Underdog said...

First time commenter (I found you through the Diet Mountain Dew pics!). I cannot resist the opportunity for free books. I should probably say Piper or Sproul or Bridges. But recently Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes fame has brought me the most reading joy. Not deep, but honest...
Chris
www.homeschoolblogger.com/underdog

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I am not sure I have one.. I rarely venture from fiction as its my comfort zone.. but I do really enjoy non fiction I just have no idea where to start.

I am hosting my own bloggy carnival over at Seven Dogs right now!! Connor's First Birthday Blog Bash is featuring over $530 in prizes. Come check it out!!
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Ebie said...

all c.s. lewis all the time, can't get enough of him, and since he's so seriously deep i usually have to read it a couple (ok 300) times to get even part of it

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

DO you live in Louisville? I am in Jeffersonville, IN (right across the bridge/river)!

My favorite non-fiction is a book by 40+ authors. It's called Gifts http://www.giftsds.segullah.org/ , and I actually gave away a copy during the last giveaway! It is my favorite because it is a compilation of stories from mothers who describe their experience of being a mom to a child with Down syndrome. I am also a mom to a child with Down syndrome, and I know many of the moms who contributed through a Down syndrome message board and through blogging! Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me!

Come enter mine for $25 for ebay!

Melissa M. said...

*Great* giveaway!
Besides the Bible, I love John Piper and Elisabeth Elliot. They are both deep, convicting, and encouraging.
My e-mail (take out the parentheses and write it normally) is: misshoney_bee(at)hotmail(dot)com

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

I LOVE reading
so its hard for me to choose but i do like Max Lucado
jen at whitty4jen@yahoo.com

Proverbs31 said...

Oh wow, thanks! I'm very interested in Ms. Piper's book, but the other two also look very good. I have an assortment of authors on my bookshelf, including Beth Moore, Elizabeth George, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, John Piper,...

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BrineS said...

Kay Author, Beth Moore, John Piper, Charles Swindoll...just to name a few!

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Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

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Gigi Lynn said...

Joshua Harris

Julie said...

Well, right now I'm hooked on Beth Moore. I only recently discovered her and am enjoying being able to relate to her on a personal level.

Amanda said...

actually i really enjoy john piper...so i love that it is one of your giveaways!

Smilingsal said...

My favorite non-fiction author is John Grisham. He write "clean" literature that I enjoy.
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johnMark said...

How in the world do I pick one favorite non-fiction author? I'll go with Piper. I appreciate his theological perspective and application of it.

You know how to get a hold of me, but mark @ hereiblog.com works.

So what did I win? :)

Mark

p.s. I didn't know Grisham and TD Jakes wrote non-fiction.

Audra Marie said...

Hard to choose, but I'll go with Oswald Chambers. Deep, hard-hitting truth in small doses. :)

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Michelle said...

Hmmm... I really love reading Charles Swindoll. (I'm actually giving away one of his books in the Carnival over at my place! :-) ) That first book you posted sounds great - if I don't win it ;-) I'll have to get a copy for myself.

Fizz
fizzledink AT gmail DOT com

She Became a Butterfly said...

#2 looks like something i need!

i don't have a specific fave non-fiction writer. i like to read memoirs of alls kinds.

she
pookielocks@yahoo.com

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frugallm said...

So far it is Dave Ramsey.

Mrs. Hewett said...

I love reading Elisabeth Elliot. She is such a wise lady. I have Noel Piper's book and it is excellent - I'd love to win the copy of John Piper's book. Thanks for including me in your drawing.

CanCan said...

I love reading Beth Moore. I feel like we are friends!

Jennifer said...

I like anything by Beth Moore.

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Becky said...

I have so many favorites.

I love John MacArthur.
I love John Piper.
I love R.C. Sproul
I love Erwin Lutzer.
I love Michael Horton.
I love J.I. Packer.

Becky
laney_po AT yahoo DOT com

Cindy said...

Love books. CS Lewis is the first that comes to mind for non-fiction. Great giveaway!

Tara said...

I like Max Lucado.

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
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Erin said...

John Piper - our cat is named after him! :)

Debbie said...

I like C.S. Lewis. I'm listening to one of his on CD right now.
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Lalycairn said...

Hmmm. So many to choose from. Chuck Swindoll, Elizabeth Elliot, Amy Carmichael, Francis SChaeffer, urgh. I guess maybe Chuck Swindoll would be the one I'd take to a desert island with me.

Bebemiqui said...

Dallas Willard's books are definately life changing. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

I really appreciate the writings of Joni Eareckson Tada.

susan1215 said...

Dave Rasmey

carolsue said...

Coleen Coble writes great books
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Jennifer Bogart said...

Thanks for the wonderful contest! I am at http://www.quiverfullfamily.com/blog. My favourite non-fiction authors at the moment are Steve and Terri Maxwell.

God bless!

Momala said...

My favorite non-fiction author is John Piper. His book Desiring God changed my life!

dixiemaiden said...

one of my favorite nonfiction authors is John Eidsmoe. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Ben and April said...

Right now my favorite author is Randy Alcorn. I am reading Heaven by him and it is great! Thanks!

amenking(at)bellsouth.net

Tamara said...

I've been reading things by R.C. Sproul Jr. lately. He has a down to earth easy to understand no nonsense way of putting things which I like.

Thanks for offering these books - they sound wonderful!

Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Christi said...

I really enjoy reading Joyce Meyer's uplifting advice and comical stories. Great giveaway!

Becca Mae said...

I love RC Sproul. He is an amazing reformed theologian. He makes you think. Also Ravi Zacharias. He is an incredible apologist.

Melanie said...

Wait. Hold on a second. You're pregnant? I never woulda known from your blog...

;-)

Lisa said...

I'm a C.S. Lewis fan, myself. My e-mail is in my Blogger profile. Congrats on your pregnancy!

Julie said...

Walter Brueggemann

Jinxy & Me said...

Michael Pollan is my current favorite non-fiction author because his books are very thought provoking. Thanks for the giveaway!

Uniquely Yours said...

Jan Meyers, she is compelling and honest. I would prefer the first giveaway if I have a choice.

Julie D said...

Max Lucado

Audra's Little Scraps said...

I really enjoy Max Lucado. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Teri said...

Joel Osteen for inspiration. His are 'feel good' books. Your 'Roots of Endurance' also sounds inspirational, on a differant level. Would love to ride along on that journey. Thank you.

Meg said...

I love everything and anything written (or spoken!) by James Dobson. His ideas for family, marriage, and home really line up with my ideals and convictions. Thank you for the great giveaway! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Erica G said...

The last non-fiction book I read was by Suze Orman. I guess it is more of a guide book, but I usually sway more towards fiction.

Karen said...

Actually John Piper is among my favorites. His book about his "minutes" in Heaven really touched me and I was able to share it with a friend that experienced something similar, and it made a true difference in her life. I would love either of the Piper books! Thanks so much:)

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LivingforGod said...

One of my favorite authors is Josh McDowell. I like his passion for defending the faith.

Stacey said...

My favorite nonfiction authors happen to write fiction as well.

GK Chesterton and CS Lewis.

They both wrote so well on various aspects of the Christian life. And also because they can write fiction well too. Mastering both is not an easy task.

Chesterton can be harder to get into but is well worth the effort too.

Peculiar said...

Brother Lawrence-The Practice of the Presence of God, Shaunti Feldhahn-For Women Only, John Piper, Robert Lewis-The New Eve, and many more. Thanks for an opportunity to win. I'm at 4bizkidz@bellsouth.net or http://www.howdowegettherefromhere.blogspot.com

tonsofsons said...

I love Eliazabeth George.

Thanks for the chance to win.

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Robert & Anjanette said...

Do knitting book authors count? lol. Maybe not what you were looking for. :)

Lewis, Douglas Wilson, and Susan Hunt atm.

Reeva said...

I'd have to say dr. michael beckwith who wrote '40 day mind fast soul feast' -- that book helped to regain my spiritual faith.

Thanks for a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

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