Saturday, March 28, 2009

My First Giveaway


My friend Channy leads a small group of our youth on Wednesday nights. Recently they have been studying Crazy Love, Overwhelmed by a Relentless God , a book by Francis Chan. She recommended the book to our Bible Study group and oh my goodness!


This is an excerpt from the back cover: "Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts -- it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.


For quite some time I have felt something in my soul that I just couldn't put a name to. Like I didn't have this God thing down pat. Oh I love God with all my heart , I believe in Him and I believe Him, but maybe there was something more; that I needed to go deeper. I wasn't content with where I was with God. And it didn't have a thing to do with God. It was all me. I am not the only one who has felt this way. My friends Leah and Channy were talking to each other recently about these same feelings. Channy termed it restlessness. That is exactly what I have felt. A restlessness to take my relationship with God to a deeper level. You see He is already there, has always been there. He's been waiting for me! That just astounds me. The Sovereign God of the universe desires a deeper relationship with me.

This book is incredible. It will change the way that you view God and the way you view how He feels about you. Leah, Channy and Spence are facilitating an online discussion group on Crazy Love here if you would like to check it out.


So that brings me to my giveaway. Yesterday while I was in LifeWay, the Lord prompted me to give a copy of Crazy Love away. I pray that it will bless you as much as it has me.


If you would like to be entered into the drawing for Crazy Love please leave a comment by Friday, April 3rd. Make sure you leave contact information. Here's the highly scientific way that I will pick the winner: the first comment will be number 1, the second number 2, and so forth. My sweet hubby will then draw the winning number out of a hat and I will get in touch with you and will send your copy of Crazy Love the following week. I hope you are impressed by the high degree of professionalism that this drawing will entail.

17 comments:

Leah said...

I'm not entering the drawing since I already have and love "Crazy Love". Just wanted to say to everyone that they REALLY need to enter the drawing cuz this book will rock your world!!

Stop by over at the "Think Crazy Love" blog to get a taste of it.

Leah

Nora St. Laurent said...

Hey Cindy;
It was great to run into you at Life Way the other day. I have heard so much about this book I would LOVE to put my name in for the drawing. Thanks for telling me about your blog and connecting me with the "Crazy Love" website.

Blessings to you. Love your blog. It's very colorful and easy to read. Love how you share your heart and Love for Jesus!!

Nora :D

Shelley said...

Cindy,

I already have a copy of the Crazy Love book, but if I win the book I promise I will pass it along to someone who needs to read it.

Your profile sounds just like me....married 24 yrs., one year away from an empty nest, hungry for more of God, a restlessness in my soul...

I've been going through a personal revival for the last 8 months. I have put alot of it down on blog posts on my blog "My prayer Garden".

I am going to follow your blog, because it is good to find someone who thinks like me. I know I am not crazy now.

Crazy Love changed my life. Have you read "God Catchers" by Tommy Tenny. I've also just completed "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby. Have you done that study before? It will change your life also.

I'm so glad to have found your blog. God bless!

Shelley said...

Cindy,

I already have a copy of the Crazy Love book, but if I win the book I promise I will pass it along to someone who needs to read it.

Your profile sounds just like me....married 24 yrs., one year away from an empty nest, hungry for more of God, a restlessness in my soul...

I've been going through a personal revival for the last 8 months. I have put alot of it down on blog posts on my blog "My prayer Garden".

I am going to follow your blog, because it is good to find someone who thinks like me. I know I am not crazy now.

Crazy Love changed my life. Have you read "God Catchers" by Tommy Tenny. I've also just completed "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby. Have you done that study before? It will change your life also.

I'm so glad to have found your blog. God bless!

LisaShaw said...

Sounds wonderful.

Bless you sister.

Shelley said...

Cindy,

I'm so glad I found your blog. I recently read the Crazy Love book. It has changed me forever.

You sound so much like me.... married 24 yrs., one year away from an empty nest, love to study the Bible, hungering for more of God, relestness has been enveloping me for 8 months. I call it my personal revival. I've been writing alot about on my blog.

I've recently read "God Chasers" and finished the "Experiencing God" study. Have you read those books?

I don't need a copy of the Crazy Love book, but if I win I promise to pass it along to someone who needs to read it.

Joyce said...

I'd like to enter...if I win you can even post it to my daughter to avoid the Int'l mailing costs. I know she would also love to read it and then she can get it to me.

fuzzytop said...

Hi Cindy,

I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds wonderful. Count me in!
It's sweet of you to follow that prompting and get a copy for a giveaway.

Blessings,
Adrienne

Kerri said...

Good morning! I'm not entering the drawing, either...just catching up on my blogging friends' lives since it's snowing outside and I have the time. (mainly because I don't want to do any spring cleaning....just wrong!)

Hope you have a wonderful week!

~Trina~ said...

I already have the book so don't put me in the drawing, but I think it's a wonderful idea. Isn't it fun listening to God =)
Abundant blessings,
Trina

Holly said...

I'd love to win and be challenged!

Love,
Holly

Lora said...

I love that you followed the Lord's prompting Cindy! Please enter my name in the hat!

Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing the information about the book. What a powerful, awesome thing! God is calling you to a deeper walk with Him! He is so good! And there is no depth to His love, knowledge, and faithfulness. The beautiful thing is that no matter how deep you go with Him there will always be a new level to persue. We go from faith to faith and glory to glory. Praise God. Thank you again for sharing. Many blessings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Truly, God has many wonderful things planned for you.

Andrea

Andrea said...

Cindy, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. I just wanted to remark that I noticed from you profile you're from North Georgia. Although I live in Alabama, my husband and I are both from Gainesville. Just thought I would mention that. It's a small world. God bless.

Andrea

Anonymous said...

Hey Cindy,
Please enter me into your drawing.Sounds like something I desperately need to read!! I've been getting fed by it from Leah's blog.
Pam H.(from wed.night class)

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Cindy,
How wonderful you are having your first give a way! I just did that on my site and I wanted to thank you for leaving your salvation story. It has truly blessed many!
I have not read the book. I would love to be entered into the drawing! Thank you again dear friend and may God bless you!
Many blessings,
Bren
PS I do not have my e-mail address on my blog. If your husband draws out my name please leave me a comment on my blog and I will contact you via e-mail. God bless.

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

I am duly impressed not only by the professional way you will be choosing the winner...:)....but also by the fact that you are giving away a great book!

I have really enjoyed reading some of the discussions on the Crazy Love blog!

God bless you...

Marilyn