This is an extra long post because of two different things going on but I promise you they do relate to each other!
Well it’s June and with most (maybe even all) graduations over, finally parents and students and teachers can relax for the summer! Maybe in your rushing to get this school year over you forgot to sit down and load your kindle with books or write down a book list… no problem I got you covered! This summer I will be giving away four different (well two are the same but you get me right? ;)) prize packs to start your summer off! Anyone and everyone can enter and you will even get a chance to enter more than a couple times!
Okay here are the details:
Packs 1 & 2 each contain one signed Kari Jobe Compilation cd + the newly released (2013) Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl by Paula Hendricks (also signed)
Pack 3 contains the cd Lyrical Theology Part One by Shai Linne + the book Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
Pack 4 contains the book What is the Gospel by Greg Gilbert + an ESV Student Study Bible (still in package!)
You have the chance to win one of these prize packs with this giveaway! There are a few different ways to enter as well! You will have a week to enter and share and tell your friends! Once the giveaway closes, the service I’m using will pick 4 winners!
Anyway, here’s to summer and giveaways! Have fun and tell your friends and family! Any questions? leave a comment below or shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Without further ado: the giveaway! (just click on the link and it should take you straight there!)
And for the second part of our post, I just wanted to bring your attention to this wonderful book that I’m giving away two copies of! (Confessions of a Boy- Crazy Girl written by Paula Hendricks)
I “met” Paula Hendricks via Lies Young Women Believe blog + on twitter. ( I am meeting her officially later this month!) Paula put her heart into this book for girls who are struggling, have struggled, or maybe even aren’t struggling with this subject. Being boy crazy is something I believe is an issue that needs to be addressed. But unfortunately I’ve seen it addressed in wrong ways. I have to admit I didn’t know what I would get out of this book. Of course I’ve grown up studying Biblical manhood and womanhood and dating towards marriage and all of those good things. I opened this book thinking, “Man, I’ve heard it all, what possibly more could she say?”
You know what? Paula said a lot more that I learned. In fact, Paula addressed some things I hadn’t thought about for a very longtime. And when finishing, I didn’t feel condemned or talked down. I felt encouraged and edified! This 147 page read holds a lot more than you think. Paula writes about her own relationships and shortcomings with humility and always pointing to how Jesus brought her through. She writes with love towards the reader and even includes in every chapter a place to journal on what she just discussed. One of the things I really appreciated is how Paula brings in verses and Jesus to everything. Jesus is who you should run to always. Falling in love with Jesus will give you more lasting happiness than anything in this world. The second line under the title is “On her journey from neediness to freedom” and I believe
this is truly my story as well. Especially in this last year, I have fallen more in love with Jesus than maybe even ever before. And in that I am learning to be content to not be in a relationship and to wait for the right guy.
I’ve never dated in my entire life. I’m 4 months away from 19 and I’ve never been on a date. Some people gasp in shock and others say “good for you!” I have struggled with that for a lot of years. After reading this book, I felt encouraged that my identity doesn’t lie in whether I’ve dated x amount of guys or dated at all! My identity is in Jesus! So why was I running elsewhere? Why spend hours on end thinking about *that* one guy when Jesus is always there to talk to and to spend time with? So whether you are a boy-crazy girl or just a girl wanting to learn how to be content and fall in love with Jesus, this book is for you.
I leave you with this quote when Paula first began to write this book,
“Through this book, God, would You give girls a vision so far beyond just getting a guy? You can do anything. You can provide me and every girl out there with a husband, even if it seems humanly impossible. You can also do so much more. You could raise up an army of girls who know and trust You, understand and believe the gospel, and work hard to advance your kingdom rather than wasting their lives dreaming of guys. Would you use this book to switch their focus?“
So I hope you made sense out of my ramblings! Thanks for reading this super long blogpost! Have fun entering this giveaway and tell your friends! Even if you don’t win Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl, I hope you go out and purchase one for your daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend, cousin, or even yourself!
Also if y’all find that the link is not working, please let me know! this is my first time using this service for a giveaway!