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"We do not earn or merit anything by taking refuge in God. Hiding in something makes no contribution to the hiding place. All it does is show that we regard ourselves as helpless and the hiding place as a place of rescue." John Piper

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Book Give-Away for a Comment

Leave a comment to win Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

I will be giving away another book soon. This time it is Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper, for a comment****. From now until September 26th, leave a comment and some way for me to contact you should you win - your email or blog link, etc. is fine. You will be entered and may even win**.

This is one theme God has really impressed upon me while I've been recuperating from surgery. During this time, I listened to an incredibly convicting sermon about not neglecting so great a salvation. John Piper's book centers on that idea also. Our lives are not about us. Our lives are all about the God of the universe and His redemptive plan for mankind. Anything less is vanity, temporal and will count for noting in eternity.

Here is a synopsis of Don't Waste Your Life from the back of the book:
Most people slip by in life without a passion of God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion. If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this book, learn to live for Christ and don't waste your life!
So now that you know what the book is about, if you would like to enter the give-away, here are the rules:

1) Leave a comment* here and provide some way for me to contact you if you win*** - an email or blog link is fine, as long as there's an email address attached to the blog link.

2) Get an additional entry for blogging about this contest by putting it on your website, blog, facebook, twitter, or any other networking site you have. Then make sure you let me know by email (sharon-sharealike@pacbell.net) where you've posted it.

Note: You do not have to leave a comment to win. Winning isn't based on what you say. One winner will be drawn randomly...so, it's fine to simply leave your name and email.

* No duplicate comments please.

** Winners will be selected by random, impartial draw, and will notified by e-mail.

*** You will have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

****Comments will be open through September 26th, 2009 and I will announce the winner on this blog on Monday, September 28th, 2009.



Anonymous said...

I just love having your music playing throughout the day when I'm home Sharon! When your blog is on, I'm able to worship my way through the day! A few of my favorite songs are "Your Love Is Life To Me", "In The Garden", "Only In God", and "Give Me Jesus". Thank you for keeping the music on your blog!

Anonymous said...


I hope you are doing ok.. I haven't gone to Trade-Joes any more. Darren is doing the groceries now. He uses a lot coupons now and goes to 1, 2 or 3 different stores.

I see you are giving away another book. I would like to be in.

Say hi to Robert for me

I love you!


Anonymous said...

My dad, who was career Army, spent 13 months in Korea when he was 42. He started doing a Bible study on the book of Daniel out of sheer boredom. Though he was always a Christian, he never had any passion for it. He wrote me a letter about six months into his time there and said, "I've wasted 24 years of salvation in apathy. I fear now that even if I live another 50 years, I'll never live long enough to learn all that I want to learn from the Bible."

That really impressed upon me the importance of not wasting time. I'm so glad I learned that lesson at a young age.


Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about the subject of living a meaningful life a lot lately. I found your blog since you were a guest poster on "keeperofthehome". I would love to be entered into you book giveaway draw. My email is lydiamans@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm visiting from "Keeper of the Home." It sounds like an interesting book and I'd like to be entered in the drawing. Thanks! My email is jocelyn_mathews@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

I too, found you by "Keeper of the home" and believe it to be a God send, with an 8 mth at home, I am struggling to learn how to make the most of each day for myself and her so that ultimately we both glorify Christ. Your post was so encouraging to remind me it's not about keeping up with the world at all, but what is being built in my heart & how i can teach my daughter the same. Thank you! jenniferdowis@gmail.com

Andy and Jennifer said...

Found your blog, and I am enjoying reading through it. This is one of my favorite books, but I gave my copy to my brother! Thank you for the chance!

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