Tuesday, May 24, 2011

God in the Yard :: Group Project and Giveaway!

I have a copy of this book to give away! Read all the way to the bottom for details.


Earlier this year I began blogging my way through a lovely drink of cool soul water. God in the Yard promised to gently lead me through some core spiritual disciplines to help me more fully grasp the substance of my Christian faith. Below I have included links to my beginning posts, in case you missed them.

Chapter 1: Invitation
Chapter 2: The Way
Chapter 3: Contemplation
Chapter 4: Celebration
Chapter 5: Gratitude

And about the time I hit Chapter 6, on Prayer, I also landed in 2 small groups reading through Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life and Stasi Eldredge's Captivating; I committed to memorize Colossians; and I received Ann Voskamp's 1000 Gifts in the mail as a prize from a blog giveaway. About that same time, I began getting up earlier to spend time reading through the Bible again; I began writing a book proposal that turned into a discipleship class to be taught through my church; and THEN I decided to withdraw my 3rd grader from public school and homeschool the remainder of the year.

If it's not one thing, it's another.

I also got hung up on prayer because, well, I did. I think I understand the value of Bible study pretty well, but sometimes I wonder why prayer comes so hard. The believing in its power part. The remembering to actually do it part. The craving it part.

But apparently Someone wanted to kick me in the pants to stop avoiding the prayer chapter, because somehow I got myself signed up for a group blogging project and somehow I got assigned the chapter on prayer!

I have posted over at Bibledude.net today, and it worked out to be an explanation of how prayer is like good sex. Oh yes, you know you have to read it now.

Be nice to me, it's my first time posting on someone else's site and I've got a little stage fright.

So here's how I'm going to work it. Contest runs from today until June 10. I received a free copy of this book to review, but I already had my own. So I'm going to give away the free one to one of my readers. I really want you to have it. To enter, please do any of the following:

  • Comment on my May 25 Pray post at Bibledude.net
  • Comment on my June 8 Hospitality post at the same location
  • Comment on this post
  • Comment on my upcoming God in the Yard June 8 post
  • Comment on the Facebook Fan Page.
  • Or tweet me and tell me you'd like to be entered to win. Include hashtag #godintheyard

Straightforward enough for you? As a non-detail person, that was a challenge for me to outline for you. I hope you feel it's fair, and I hope to have many entries!


  1. Don't put me in...

    I love this book. Reading it now. :)

  2. Would love a copy of that book! And I love reading your stuff! Can't wait to read the prayer/good sex entry! That's my kind of blogging!! :) Love you!

  3. that was you???? i read it and thought 'wow'. now i have even more 'wow' in my head. thanks for writing it.


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