My Big Book Giveaway Part 2: The Last 5 Plus a Bonus

Five more books I am giving away to five blessed subscribers to!

I am so grateful to these authors who have provided autographed copies of their books!  And I am grateful to you for reading Kindling and giving me the privilege of getting to know you.  Be sure to subscribe so you are eligible to win one of these books, and feel free to send this on to friends who might also be interested.As in the previous posting describing the first five books, these five are also wonderful and all so different.  I wish I could match up the right people with the right book--but I think I will leave that up to God.  Of course, you can feel free to click on over and purchase for yourself a book that catches your fancy.

So here goes:

Wonderstruck:  Awaken to the Nearness of God by  Margaret Feinberg 

Wonderstruck is a personal invitation for you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. Through this book, you will learn how to: Recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine. Unearth extraordinary moments on ordinary days. Develop a renewed passion for God. Identify what’s holding you back in prayer. Discover joy in knowing you’re wildly loved.Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Recently named by Charisma magazine one of the “30 Voices” who will help lead the church in the next decade, she has written more than a dozen books including the critically acclaimed The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, and Scouting the Divine (Zondervan). People of all ages connect with her relational teaching style. You can connect with her too at her website, on Facebook and on Twitter @mafeinberg.

iBeauty (All images shot with my iPhone) by Dorothy Greco

Dorothy Greco has turned her considerable photography gifts to the simplicity of the iPhone.  You will be astounded at the beauty she has captured and shared in iBeauty.

She has worked as a photographer (she's been published in National Geographic), journalist, home-schooling mom and pastor: “a rather eclectic combination which actually reflects the diversity of my soul. Perhaps the common theme of all four ‘professions’ is the desire to tell stories: mine and others. My goal is always to find beauty and redemption in the lives of the people I spend time with.”

You can see more of her beautiful work at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Isabel's Secret: A New Millennium Girls book by Jan May

Meet Isabel, a fun loving 11-year-old spirited Christian girl growing up with her beloved horse, Starlight, on Angel Ridge Horse Ranch in Colorado. Everything is going fine until a holiday visit from Grandmother Biltmore reveals a mystery about a family secret. To top it all off, Gran wants to take her back to Boston for a school for girls to straighten out her tom-boy ways. Isabel's faith is tested in this fun-loving mystery that young girls are sure to love.Jan is a freelance writer and the author of New Millennium Girls chapter books for girls ages 8-12, inspiring a vibrant Christian faith and courage. She is currently a creative writing teacher at a local homeschool co-op and a pastor's wife.  I gave this book to my granddaughter.  You can learn more about New Millennium Girls here.  Friend Jan on Facebook

The Sword of Six Worlds: Book One in the Adventures of Validus Smith by Matt Mikalatos

Validus Smith has three goals. Stay alive. Save the world. Finish her homework. For centuries the paladins protected the Earth from a creeping darkness known as the Blight. That all changed when a new enemy destroyed the paladins, plunging the free worlds into danger. Validus Smith, an ordinary girl in an ordinary town, is next in line to become the paladin. Untrained, unsure of her destiny, and hunted by monstrous forces, she must recover the fabled Sword of Six Worlds, the only weapon capable of defeating the Blight. But in an unfamiliar world of monsters, talking animals and living rocks, can an ordinary girl like Validus survive?

In The Sword of Six Worlds, Matt has taken his highly creative, humorous and positive story-telling into the youth genre.  Husband of Krista, father to three daughters, Matt is author of My Imaginary Jesus and Night of the Living Dead Christian, “two hilarious novels which you must buy NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!”  He works with Cru in Portland OR.  Discover more at his website, on Facebook or Twitter @mattmikalatos.

Thrive! An Interactive Journal to Inspire Spiritual Growth by Linda Pulley Freeman

Linda Freeman, author of Thrive! An Interactive Journal to Inspire Spiritual Growth, knows what it’s like to go through times of testing and trial. THRIVE! represents Linda’s journey of self-discovery and personal strategic planning. It encompasses what she learned during difficult periods of her life, and what she was able to turn around and share as a mentor.

Her desire is to help others move forward, learning not just how to survive, but THRIVE!  Her new devotional takes participants on a 40-day journey, giving them time to clarify who they are on a deeper level, what is important to them, and where they want to focus their energy. Linda’s goal is for the reader to emerge from this 40-day experience with renewed purpose and intensity, finding encouragement and inspiration along the way.

Linda created “Thrive!” out of her personal struggles and victories, while juggling her roles as an engineer, wife, mom, ordained minister, mentor, community organizer and program developer. You can learn more about Linda on Facebook and on Twitter@ThriveJournal .

And finally, I am giving a copy of my little book as a Bonus:

Letters to My Children: Secrets of Success by Judy Douglass

When my three children were 15, 16 and 17, I chose to share with them some of the principles I thought would encourage their success in life. On the first Monday of each month that year I wrote them a letter, conveying a different “secret of success.”  Those letters became Letters to My Children: Secrets of Success.  These are simple truths–biblical and practical.  It is written with students in mind, but the truths apply to all of us.  You can read it in 30 minutes, but it will take a lifetime to live it out.   Twelve secrets make it a great 12-week study for a youth group.

You can find out more about me by clicking on the About in the menu at the top left.  Friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter @Jeedoo417So there they are:  11 wonderful books.  You could win one of them.  So again, I invite you to subscribe—just click where it says Click Now in the upper right corner.  If you have previously subscribed to my Kindling blog, we need you to update your subscription.

I will do the drawing on February 3, and hopefully announce the winners on February 6.

And as much as I will love to maybe give you a great book, I even more look forward to getting to know YOU!

What about you?  Which of these books appeals to you?

Related posts: My Big Book Giveaway Part 1:  The First 5