Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gospel Primer Giveaway

In connection with Mega Memory Month, I'm excited to announce the first-ever Lavender *Sparkles* blog giveaway!

I've been corresponding a bit with the publisher of A Gospel Primer for Christians, Jan Haley at Focus Publishing, ever since I wrote to ask permission to reprint the gospel narrative on my blog (my memory work for this month). She was very gracious in encouraging me to do so, and then told me of a new project they were working on: a pocket-sized version of the book with just the part I'm memorizing.

The pocket version has just been released, and Focus Publishing has generously sent me several copies to give away. As the grand prize, I'm throwing in the full book, A Gospel Primer for Christians, which I believe is an invaluable resource for preaching the gospel to yourself. This is a book I will come back to again and again!

This giveaway will be open until Friday, February 6 at 5 PM CST. To enter, all you have to do is post a comment on this blog post. Make sure I can easily find your email address on your Blogger profile or your blog itself, or include your email address in the comment. You can also get bonus entries for:
  • posting about the contest on your blog, with a link to this post
  • subscribing to Lavender *Sparkles* in a feed reader (if you're already a subscriber, that counts!)
  • posting about the contest anywhere else (Facebook, Twitter, a message board, etc.)
  • participating in Mega Memory Month

Leave an additional, separate comment for each thing you do. Post a link to your blog post or tell me what feed reader you're using, if applicable. I'll use a random number generator to draw winners, so you'll need a new comment for each of your entries to get yourself a new number and increase your odds of winning.

The grand prize winner will receive a copy of A Gospel Primer for Christians, plus a surprise gift. SIX other winners will receive the pocket version of the gospel narrative I've been memorizing this month, excerpted from A Gospel Primer for Christians. And a special bonus to all the hardworking Mega Memory Month participants: If no MMM participants have been drawn for the grand prize or the first five pocket versions, I will eliminate all the other entries and draw ONLY from MMM participants for the final prize!

On with the commenting!

40 comments:

Sarah D. said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea, Amy! I hope you get a lot of entries. =) (I think you already have my email address)

Memorization can be so difficult. Keep up the good work!

Zoanna said...

I blogged about this contest today.

Zoanna said...

I am a MMM participant. Am polishing Phil 2: 1-11 in my head.

PS Your word verification this time says "mentyls." Is that a slam? :)

Zoanna said...

Your blog comes thru my Blogger feeder.

Zoanna said...

Okay, those were bonus answers. This is my first answer. You know the first shall be last.

You've got my email, of course.

Karen said...

Hi there. I have been following you for a bit now. Found you via Zoanna's blog. I will let other's know through my facebook.

Karen said...

and twittering away re your contest. woo hoo!

Sarah said...

This book has been such a blessing to go through for my daily devotional time. Thanks for spreading the word about it.

Sarah said...

http://77thpsalm.blogspot.com/

Posted a link to here on my blog.

Sarah said...

Posted it on my facebook as well.

Sarah said...

And I became a follower.

I wouldn't normally try this hard to win a book, especially one I already have, but I LOVE this book so much and have been so blessed by it and really want to give a copy to my friend. I have told her about it so many times and she wants it, but can't afford it right now.

maggie said...

I'd love to win!

Jamie said...

Count me in! Maybe I'll get lucky :)

(You know where to find me!)

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of the Gospel Primer! I have heard so many things about this beautiful book. It has been an encouragement to many of my friends and would love to get a hold of a copy!

In Christ, Joy (Isaiah 40:31)

jmo0802a@harford.edu

Marcy said...

Awesome! Count me in!

Marcy said...

I am a subscriber to your blog also.

Marcy said...

I put a link to this post on my blog

Karen said...

ok .. now i subscribe and linked to your site via my blog! ;)

Terri said...

I tried yesterday to leave a post but I am computer challenged somedays! Love you site and intend to follow you.

dottie said...

I'd love to enter the contest!

Love reading your blog. It's very encouraging and challenging--keep writing!

Sarah D. said...

I just put a link to your give-away on my blog. =)

theimperfectblog.com said...

This sounds interesting. I love John Piper and he's a big supporter of scripture memorization. Thanks for the encouraging blog entry on that.

And thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog.

Dea (pronounced Deah, like Leah) said...

Hi Amy,
I would love to be entered into your contest. Thanks!
www.dea-frommyhearttoyours.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Dea

Dea (pronounced Deah, like Leah) said...

Hello again, Amy.
This is my second entry for your contest because I was a MMM participant!

By the way, I would love to have you join us for the Love Challenge this month. If you would like it to be a bigger challenge you could always memorize verses 1-13 of I Cor. Drop me a line if you decide to join us at any time and I will add your name to the list!
For His glory...by His grace,
Dea
www.dea-frommyhearttoyours.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Mentioned on Twitter and here's a comment: Thanks for doing this again. It's really helped me this month!

Esther said...

Well, I guess I better jump in for a chance to win this interesting little book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jennifer said...

Wow, Amy, this is really generous of the publishers and you! Having heard about this little book so much from you, I'm happy to join your giveaway list. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Hi Amy,
I just posted about the contest on my blog. Hope you get lots of visitors through it.

Here's the link:
http://peaceledge.blogspot.com/2009/02/gospel-primer-giveaway.html

Jennifer said...

Oh, and I was part of MMM. :)

(I don't think I've ever tried so hard in a contest!)

Jennifer said...

And I subscribed. :)

(I'm actually a little bit embarrassed about all these entries. Should I be?)

ibeeeg said...

This book sounds great.
I would love to win a copy.

ibeeeg(at)gmail(dot)com

ibeeeg said...

I have just subscribed to your blog via google reader.

ibeeeg(at)gmail(dot)com

bestmom said...

I need help with memorization! Hope the book will help!

hopeannfaith said...

Hi,

I enjoy your blog. Also I am interested in the Gospel Primer! A wonderful addition to finding all of you lovely likeminded ladies!

I was involved in MMM on Ann Kroeker's site.

My e-mail is:
Romans826-28@comcast.net

hopeannfaith said...

I blogged about this contest today.

Blessings,
Andrea

hopeannfaith said...

I added you to my blogroll...could not figure out how to subscribe to your blog otherwise. Hope this counts. :)

Blessings,
Andrea

hopeannfaith said...

I also posted the contest to facebook.

Blessings,
Andrea

Andrea said...

Hi, again!

I just subscribed to your blog through RSS feed.

Looking forward to more contact.

Blessings,
Andrea

e-mail:
Romans826-28@comcast.net

Pauline said...

Hi Amy
I wanted to say thank you for allowing me to use your video from MMM. I didn't do it straight away but then this morning when I did my devotions it was about "choosing your words" and I just LOVED Milton Vincent's words! when you you read them. So I have posted about that here http://himintheeveryday.blogspot.com/2009/02/words.html
and also added your video "O) and competition link "O)
Thank you so much for allowing me to use your video and the powerful and wonderful words that you have memorised I LOVE them "O)

Laura said...

I posted a while back but forgot to give you my email: lksparks00@hotmail.com or tell me on GCM if I win. :*)