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Book Club Returns: Ready for a Giveaway?

We spent the better part of 2011 peering into the C.S. Lewis classic, Mere Christianity (disclosure). I was challenged and inspired by the material itself, but maybe even more blown away by all those who participated with us. All that led me to a little anxiety about what we would do for the next go-round.

Sarah Salter and I talked about several different options and nothing quite gelled, but then my wife received a book as a gift from a friend and she couldn’t stop raving about it (and reading me passages from it). My wife is not an avid reader–unless you count math-related textbooks and the Bible–so this was quite an endorsement to me. Of course, the subject matter hits very close to my heart as well…

Kisses from Katie is the story of a young woman arrested by the heart of God for orphans. A missions trip turned into a life-altering passion that turned her from a typical American teenager to now the adopted mother of 14 orphans (and she’s only 21). I could give you lots of facts, but here’s a great introduction from Katie herself.

As we get nearer our adoption from Japan, the heart of the Father beats so loudly to me in caring for the orphan. This book takes a real look at a courageous life who is enduring the hardships and making a difference in small and big ways. That’s what it’s all about!

Once again, for those who want to participate in the weekly discussions, we’ll read a chapter then take a quote or a passage that inspires or challenges then we’ll write a short post on our respective blogs or sites. Every Wednesday, a link widget will be either here or over at Sarah’s place so you can add your contribution. Even if you aren’t writing or reading along, I know you’ll want to be part of the discussions. We always have a rich variety and such wonderful encouragement.

Giveaway Details

We like to start every new book club addition with a free book giveaway and entering is easy as pie. Just use this super cool widget below to officially enter. You’ll get additional entries for liking the post on Facebook (+2) or tweeting about the giveaway (+3). You can come back and use the tweet function every day for more entries until the contest ends. Don’t forget you can also enter to win on Sarah Salter’s blog as well.



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Timeline

  1. This week we’re doing the giveaway.
  2. Next week we’ll announce the winners and send the books.
  3. And two weeks from today, we’ll actually start the club with a chapter a week (the link widget will appear as well for anyone who is following and writing their own blog post responses).

There you have it, this is an incredible story so relevant to our world today. I don’t doubt for a moment that if we read it with open hearts guided by His Spirit, we will see wonderful changes in our hearts and minds.


What do you say: do you want to join in the weekly discussions?

And for further discussion…

Besides the Bible, what’s the most inspiring book you’ve ever read (or story you’ve heard)? How did it impact you?

12 Comments

  1. I’m snagging the Kindle edition, so I won’t enter the giveaway.

    I’m looking forward to start the discussion.

    • I planned on giving the choice of hardcover, Kindle, or through iTunes. You’re welcome to still enter if you like, Dusty! Thanks. 🙂

  2. Hi! *waving* Just checking on things over here! I’m pleased to see some of my ladies from my church entering over on my site. I’ll have to send them this way! 🙂
    Sarah Salter recently posted..Kisses from Katie – A GiveawayMy Profile

    • Hi right back! Yeah, send ’em over. I think this is going to be another great round of discussions. Thanks Sarah.

  3. What a tremendous heart and vision! Sounds like a great book.
    Jay Cookingham recently posted..Mission PossibleMy Profile

    • Honestly, I really had to get past the title, but it’s pretty amazing. Thanks Jay.

    • Awesome Kathryn! Thanks so much.

    • Kathryn, be sure to officially enter through the widget too so you can be counted! Thanks again.

  4. This looks like a great book!
    Kevin Martineau recently posted..SurrenderMy Profile

    • Thanks for spreading the word, Kevin! 🙂

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