Hellloooo Birthday Blog Bashers…thank you for your patience.
My it-can't-get-realer-than-this offline life is keeping me away from writing long and flowery giveaway posts yesterday and today, so hope you like it short and sweet. Today's (yesterday) giveaway? A wonderful library from some of my favorite writers, bloggers and friends.
The winner of today's giveaway will receive the following (some signed by the author, as indicated):
- Perfectly Unique by Annie Downs (autographed) $9.99
- What's Your Mark by Annie Downs, Photographed by Jeremy Cowart (signed by both!) $14.99
- Don't Make Me Come Up There!: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms (signed) by Kristen Welch $12.99
- Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life (signed) by Emily Freeman $13.99
- Graceful (For Young Women): Letting Go of Your Try-Hard Life (signed) by Emily Freeman $12.99
- You're Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You by Holley Gerth $13.99
- Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living (signed) by Tsh Oxenreider $16.99
- One Bite (digital copy) by Tsh Oxenreider $5.00
- Unglued Devotional (signed) by Lysa TerKeurst $12.99
- Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe (signed) by Sarah Mae ($15.99)
- One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp ($16.99)
Can you believe it? FANtastical for every reader who is partial to Christian non-fiction, an almost $150.00 addition to your library. I'm grateful to every contributor and I hope you click their name and visit their personal websites.
Please leave a comment telling me your favorite book of all time and why. I'm very interested in what you have to say.
That's it. OF COURSE I hope you'll tweet, Facebook, Pin and share this giveaway with your friends, but the above is the only means of entry today.
Tomorrow's giveaway will be a doozie. Stay tuned (ALL giveaways listed beneath image below).
- Day #1: $50 Shopping Spree to DaySpring.com
- Day #2: $50 Shopping Spree to Lisa Leonard Designs
- Day #3: Pioneer Woman Autographed Book Bonanaza!! Choose either a Grown-up Gift Pack (her two cookbooks and Black Heels to Tractor Wheels OR a Children's Gift Pack (two Charlie the Ranch Dog books).
- Day #4: $249 in gifts from Theraderm (2 winners!) (Medical grade skin care line…sooo good!)
- Day #5: Tower of Treats from Harry & David and Sandy Coughlin's The Reluctant Entertainer
- Day #6: $75 Paula Deen personalized apron from Paula and Sons plus an "It's my party!" pack
- Day #7: $100 Favorite Brands Bonanza from Chick-fil-A and Lands End
- Day #8: $150 (in)courage Author library (11 books total!)
Congratulations to Jenny, #80!!
For real? This is awesome!!!
My favorite book ever = the hardest question ever.
Hmmm, just going to have to pick one, I guess. Maybe “The Path of Loneliness” by Elisabeth Elliot or else “Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss (an OLD book).
Thanks for this opportunity.
What a tough question, since my kids always say that I call our most recent book my favorite. We just finished reading Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson. It was lovely! Beautiful visual writing set in a time shortly after World War II. I also really enjoyed Ann VosKamp’s 1000 Gifts this past summer and The Gift by Nicholas Sparks (the sequel to The Notebook). I love reading, when I have the time. Thanks for this amazing giveway. 🙂
One Thousand Gifts! is my fave so far. I gifted mine to someone…would love to win another copy and the others are on my to read list!
My favorite book of all time. The Bible is a given, right? So I’ll pick something else. My favorite book is When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steve Estes. It is a good and biblical perspective on suffering and why our suffering matters to the Almighty God. It has been an encouragement to me over the years, and I often return to it when I need to be encouraged in the midst of suffering.
What an awesome giveaway, Robin! Favorite books? Oh my. I don’t usually do favorites because I usually love the one I’m reading right now. But over all the books I’ve read in my life, I’d have to say that East of Eden by Steinbeck has had a real impact. It’s such a picture of good vs. evil/heaven vs. hell. It’s deeply disturbing and moving and hopeful all at once.
Thanks for the chance to win! I really loved Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.
What a wonderful way to celebrate 50 years! I want to remember that in two years when it is my turn – a jubilee – how grand!
My favorite books as a child where the Jolly Roger Bradford books, Miss Twiggly’s Tree, and Old Black Witch. All of which my Mother would read and change her voice for the different characters. My siblings and I have managed to find almost all of those books for our own childrens’ libraries and keep the traditions alive. In fact, whenever I visit my younger sister I sit in on reading time and fall asleep listening to her read too.
This is an amazing giveaway! I have way too many favorites to list just one. Christy, To Kill a Mockingbird, Redeeming Love, Through Gates of Splendor, Les Miserables…those are all amazing books that I have read numerous times. I’ll think of 10 more before I hit post.
It’s hard to decide on a favorite book of all time, especially for this voracious reader. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez is definitely on the top of the list. In a totally different vein, I love love love Sophie’s Heart by Lori Wick.
Finally, a giveaway for me! I am such a book junkie that choosing one favorite book is nearly impossible. If I have to pick, I would choose Peculiar People, by Richard Soule. It is a book written in two time periods: one is 20th/21st century, the other, 1st century. The modern setting involves a young woman archaeologist, while the ancient setting involves the early Christians. FABULOUS book.
My favourite book is definitely Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, a story of second chances, love it!
My favorite book? That’s like asking a 5 year old boy which is his favorite hotwheels car! I read over 300 books a year so that is TOUGH. I’d have to say ANYTHING by Karen Kingsbury tops the list!
It’s hard to pick ONE favorite book… I have so many. But I would have to say right now, my current favorite non-fiction book is “Love Does” by Bob Goff. I also love “Blue Like Jazz” from Donald Miller. For fiction, I love pretty much anything from Emily Giffin or Nicholas Sparks, especially “The Wedding” and “The Notebook.”
Wow–tough questions. I love the book Number the Stars and think every child should read it!! I also love The Disciplines of Grace! Both of these books have impacted my life and how I treat others.
First book to ever highlight even electronically as much as I did. Ann’s One Thousand Gifts. Will be sharing. Thank you!!
My favorite is actually a set of books – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I’ve read them all twice and seen the movies. I once heard these books described as “smuggled theology,” and that is truly what they are. God has brought to mind scenes from these books more than once as life lessons.
My favourite book of all time is probably Christy by Catherine Marshall, although it’s so hard to narrow it down to just one! What about Jane Eyre, High Fidelity, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe?…
Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer. It changed way more than my attitude when I was given it as a wedding present decades ago!
Wow hard question but I have to say Pride and Prejudice. Strong women and love stories!
my favorite book is whatever I’m currently reading! I’ve read so many books, there’s no way to pick one favorite! I see several in this giveaway list I’d love to read! thanks for the chance to win!
Saw Emily’s FB post and came over. Cannot believe you are turning 50, no way. I’m getting close. Love the way you are celebrating the milestone. My favorite book, that one is way to hard. If you said your favorite book in a certain genre that would be easier. But my favorite book I go back to in the Christian realm is Knowledge of the Holy by Tozer and then I love Forgotten Garden by Morton for fiction. I re-read One Thousand Gifts over and over, so there ya go.
“Telling Secrets” by Frederick Buechner. This book gave me the courage to tell the secret of who I truly and fully am.
Hmm… So hard to choose! After the Bible maybe My Name is Asher Lev or Persuasion or Gone With the Wind or Forgotten God… See so hard I can’t even choose 🙂
My favorite book of all time is probably Divine by Karen Kingsbury. I love the way she relates the story to Mary Magdalene.
My favorite book of all time is probably Divine by Karen Kingsbury. I love the way she relates the story to Mary Magdalene.
Oh so hard to choose a favorite. A Chance to Die: the life and legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot
My favorite book is The Notebook because I love the deep commitment represented in the book. What a great giveaway!
I just finished “7” by Jen Hatmaker and I’m totally adding it to my list of faves!
Okay, this isn’t a well known book, but I couldn’t put it down. Whoo! Anyway, Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White by Claudia Mair Burney! It’s a page turner in every sense of the words. Being a preacher’s kid I guess there was an automatic connection, but it was also intriguing to look at the race relations among “Christians.”
What an amazing giveaway! I’ve always had a hard time picking a favorite book… I recently read “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova and loved it. I also just started “One Thousand Gifts” and I think it will become a favorite.
I’m terrible at choosing! (Sorry…)
Best books on prayer: The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson or Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels
Favorite fiction: The Mitford Series by Jan Karon, The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, or any inspirational suspense book by Irene Hannon or Kathy Herman
Other significant favorites: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
My favorite book of all time is Because He loves Me by Elize flitzpatrick. This book helped realize what the gospel ment and its saving power, and most important it told me tht God really does love me. I think it’s save to say this book radically changed my life.
I think my brain just exploded from excitement!
Every one of these books is on my “To Read” list, except a couple that I have already read and loved so much I gifted them to spread the love around.
My favourite book of all time is “Saturday” by Ian McEwan. His prose is always wonderful and the story was brilliant. I’ve read it several times and given a few copies away. He’s my favourite author and I’ve read everything he’s written (in the middle of Sweet Tooth, his newest title, at the moment), but “Saturday” is by far my favourite. (You might be more familiar with “Atonement,” which was made into a movie starring Kiera Knightly and James MacAvoy.)
Also, happy birthday!!
I love love love Heaven by Randy Alcorn…
Wow! I’d like to win! My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.
My goodness! That is a tough question! One of my top favorite fiction books is Dee Henderson’s Danger in the Shadows. It is a suspenseful story with such a complex main character.
My favorite book is probably The Great Gatsby… Or Redeeming Love… Or maybe The Weight of Glory… Or probably anything ever written by Jane Austen 🙂 (so hard to choose!!)
Favorite book ever is totally one of the most difficult questions. Right now, my instant reaction is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom.
Thanks for this awesome giveaway! (I LOVE books. Drool.)
ONE of my favorite books is “Walking with God” by John Eldredge. 🙂
So many awesome books mentioned already…the Bible, of course; East of Eden, Christy (and Julie), Number the Stars, P&P, One Thousand Gifts…all books I own and have read several times. I’m going to say Love that Dog by Sharon Creech for kids (and the young at heart) AND Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen for grown-ups. 🙂
Safely Home by Randy Alcorn, very touching and made me grateful
ALL time favorite book: Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman. I think I am like a LOT of women who read it and said “Oh my gosh, there’s someone else who is as crazy as me”. So freeing to be encouraged to let go of other people’s expectations (and my own) and be free to serve the God who loves me- as me.
My favorite book? The Bible. Also probably Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
What a giveaway!
My favorite book is The Secret History by Donna Tartt. It’s one of only two books that my husband & I both read and liked.
When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin. Be still my beating heart, this man gets it. Heartache, redemption, faith, and love. The only thing that keeps me from the post book depression is knowing he has several more wonderful pieces of literature to share. It will certainly make for a lovely evening of reading.
MY Favorite would be “Press Play” by Patti Gordon. It’s a inspirational book for single living, and she tells her story with a honest message to press play and she what has God for you while waiting..so inspiring!
The Count of Monte Cristo. I’ve always loved this. I saw it as a person using their circumstances to get what they wanted no matter what not as the angry revengeful book many see it as.
This giveaway is fantastic!
It’s so hard to pick a favorite book, but the one that always seems to bubble to the top for me is “A Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken. So touching, beautiful, poignant, and real. “One Thousand Gifts” runs a close second these days.
My favorite book is “Tuesdays with Morrie”. A little cliche, but this book really opened my eyes to the concept of death. What an incredible look into the life of a man with ALS and the optimistic view towards dying. I read this book for a class called “Pain, Suffering and Death” during my undergrad last year. It led to incredible discussion and truly is inspiring. It makes you stop and look at your life.
hmmmm….favorite book….that’s a hard one! I would have to say that the book I am currently reading is quickly becoming a favorite because it is really speaking to me & helping me become more OK with who I am. It is “Quiet” by Susan Cain – excellent read for introverts like me 🙂
Your giveway looks awesome!! I want to read Emily’s book really bad!!
Have a blessed day!
Only ONE favorite book of all time?!? Um…TOO.HARD!!
Maybe…well…I’ll go with The Garden at the Edge of Beyond by Michael Phillips (out of a possible 40-odd that I re-read every year). and why? It has amazing imagery that come alive in my mind and how Heaven may be different for each person. 😀
This is an amazing giveaway! I’m already thinking of a few friends I could share these books with 🙂
Hmmm, favorite book of all time seems to always be the book I just finished. So I would have to say “The Language of Flowers” – absolutely beautiful!
Favorite book of all time? Where the Red Fern Grows! Xo
I LOVE the book Altar(ed), written under the pseudonyms Claire and Eli. Written with a lovely combination of personal experience and thoughtful commentary, it’s packed with quotes and references from Christian authors and teachers from ages past. The easy read is a beautiful reminder to consider how we’re called to move beyond our marriage-happy culture and love everyone we encounter. An honest, refreshing read for the single, married and brides-to-be!
Happy, happy 50th! My favorite book of all time would have to be To Kill A Mockingbird. I read it for the first time when I was 14. It is one of those rare books that I can read over and over again without growing tired of it. In my humble opinion, that’s what makes a book special.
I am having a hard time narrowing it down to one book, but I think it’s the Jesus Calling devotional; I had an 18 month old and infant twins and needed a devotional but had no time and someone gave me a copy. It literally was a lifesaver for me at the time.
I will always love Harriet the Spy from my only childhood! It helped me escape and wish that I was her!
Oh wow! Favorite book EVER? That’s like trying to pick just one best friend- tough!
I think my favorite of all time is Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts. It is the most unique book I’ve ever read. It’s written as a series of letters from God directly to the reader. It’s encouraging. Motivating. Inspiring. Loving. Every time I open it’s pages God uses the words within to inspire and comfort me in a way that exactly meets my need in that moment. Consequently, I’m never finished reading it, it always has something new to say to me. It’s the most intimate book I’ve ever read. God has used it’s words to drastically impact my life.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Too many to pick just one, but I guess it would have to be Anne of Green Gable. Love the whole series.
Oh fun! My favorite book in The Book is Romans…and my other favorites are Grace for the Good Girl, One Thousand Gifts and Redeeming Love!
Hmmmmm……one all time favorite book. That’s a tough one! I think my favorite funny book is And God Created the Au Pair. Laughed till I cried every time I read it!
Beautiful giveaway. Such great books. My favorite changes, it is still The Help.And The Hiding Place. I love biographies. And thank you.
I say that books are like my friends. So to pick one favorite is like trying to pick my absolute favorite friend. That’s impossible!
So here are the ones that I quote the most…because that is a way of picking favorites (just don’t tell the rest of my books). The Complete Winnie the Pooh, Auntie Mame, and Streams in the Desert vol 2.
This is a tough question to answer but one of my all-time fav books is Thr Outsiders by SE Hinton. It’s special to me because as a teacher I saw so many kids who related to the characters as well as spur them on to reading more. They felt they finally found someone to share their voice. The book is so well written with many deep layers. I could read it over and over.
No way to say a favorite for sure but True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer is way up there.
That is so hard. Like saying tell me the name of your best friend when you have been blessed with more than one amazing friend. I love reading Christian non-fiction with lots of meat! I also love reading fiction to my kids and some of our favourites are: Witch of Blackbird Pond, Anne of Green Gables, Carry On Mr Bowditch, Miracles of Maple Hill.
Is it even possible to choose a favorite book?! …but if I must, I’d have to say that I love Francine River’s Redeeming Love, Frances Chan’s Crazy Love, and Anne of Green Gables.
As so many have said, so hard to choose a favorite, but if I have to name one it’s “Extravagant Worship” by Darlene Zschech. Would love to be blessed with these books. I’ve read many testimonies of those who’ve read them, and have been so very blessed in doing so. Thanks for the opportunity. Much Love in Christ!
Wow!! What a giveaway!! My favorite book right now is “The Artist’s Daughter”. Ken Ham’s book “How could a loving God?” was a meaningful read also.
Probably anything Beth Moore. I have seriously given away so many of “Breaking Free”. I buy myself a new copy & then someone pops into my life that needs to read it 🙂 This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance!
“Cheaper by the Dozen” by Gilbreth. It has become a classic and is as hilarious to my children as it was to me many years ago! Just makes you laugh!
Love this giveaway! Books are so fun!!!
I would have to say my favorite book in the past few years is “The Travelers Gift” by Andy Andrews. I LOVE how he took historical events and tied in simple life lessons within them Who knew I could gain so much wisdom from a seemingly fictional book. Brilliant! (And my first recommendation to anyone I meet)
I have no idea, so many good books! My favorite childhood book was The Secret Garden, I loved the story and the pictures in the book were so beautiful. I loved the Circle series by Ted Dekker, because you can find the Gospel in it, just like the Chronicles of Narnia.
My favorite book of all time is “Franny and Zooey” by JD Salinger. I reread this book AT LEAST once a year. It’s made up of two short stories – one about each sibling. They tie together over Franny’s struggle with her spirituality. It really speaks me. The list of books in this giveaway include several on my ‘To Read List’ and a few more that I will have to add!
Favorite book ever? That’s a daunting question.
I have rarely read a book twice, but one I would pick up and read again and again is Kathleen Morgan’s “Embrace the Dawn.” This was my first introduction to Highlander fiction and the beauty of Scotland. Ever since then, I have been fascinated with the UK. The story is also beautifully written and tells of faith and transformation. Actually telling about it right now makes me want to read it again. 🙂
Wow that’s a very hard question…I would say The Atonement Child but as of late I’ve read To Heaven and Back which was great! My mom passed away in Nov 2012 so that was a good one to read.
I should pick something that has absolutely changed my way of Thinking as some books have but my All time favorite has to he Anne of Green Gables. It takes you back to being twelve again. It takes you book to first crushes, puffed sleeves, poetry and best friends. It makes you want to chase cows in the fields and meet the peddler to buy hair dye. It makes you live your youth again!!
I’ve read so many books over the years, and it really is hard to choose a favorite. The first one to come to mind is THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom. I think the book reiterates the idea that nothing in life is random and that God really does have a plan. It made me wonder who my five people will be.
My favorite book of all time…sheesh that’s is a tough one because there are so many genres to choose from.
Christian: 7 by Jen Hatmaker, The Heavens Opened and The Priestly Bride by Anna Rountree
Fiction: The Help, The Great Gatsby, Like Watwr for Chocolate
Life: Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
Books make me soooooooo happy. I’d love to win this…like LOVE!! 🙂
That’s a tough one because my books are almost all non-fiction that I read and they all meet different needs at different times. My favorite one right now, because of how much it helped me spiritually, is “Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl” By Lysa Terkeurst
I just resonate with her motherhood and womanhood honesty so much! Her wisdom is so helpful, primarily because she backs so much of her writing with scripture. I think that is something I really appreciate in her writing as well. Much is gained from someone who is that honest but also helpful and encouraging because she’s truly been there.
Um, I’m terrible at picking just ONE favorite book…which is why I have way too many books. (Wait – who ever heard of too many books??? 😉 I have a sweet place in my heart for Robin Jones Gunn’s Christy Miller series, because it was the story of Christy finding Jesus that led ME to Him. I also love Francine Rivers’ “Redeeming Love” and Ann Voskamp’s “One Thousand Gifts”.
I would love to read all of these books!
Picking a favorite book is hard, but if I have to I would say “Interrupted” by Jen Hatmaker!
Two favorite books for me: Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson (which confirmed my desire and God’s call for my family to teach our children at home) and 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp (broke me both times I read it). Her devotional is now humbling me.
Grace for the Good Girl. Took me over a year to read because every single word was so perfectly placed and my heart needed to soak it up slow. Changed my life.
Hmmmm…one favorite book???? Too hard! And it changes sometimes, but for today, I’d say my favorite book is Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. It’s been a life-changer for me. I also love TrueFaced, Crazy Love, The Secret Garden, Narnia, Little House, etc., etc.!
Okay. This giveaway tops all the others. I’ve read many of these books, and others I’ve been dying to get my hands on! I would loveeee to win this one and give away the extra copies to friends. I can think of many that would love them. And the fact that I now “work with” these wonderful ladies? Cherry on top.
So. Favorite book. If we’re judging by what is written in, marked up, highlighted, read multiple times…then it’s a tie between Captivating, or Grace For the Good Girl.
Thank you for these giveaways Robin!
The westing game and Peter Pan. Children’s books? Yes. But such good stories.
Oh goodness… favorite book?? The pressure, the pressure… Favorite book series? The Little House books – Favorite grown-up book? One Thousand Gifts… I rarely re-read books, but this gift from Ann is a must re-read.
My favorite book might just be “Inside Out” by Larry Crabb. I read it when I was a new believer and as God was opening my eyes to a new way of thinking and living it spoke volumes to me! Having now been a Christian for almost 20 years I still see it holds a relevant message no matter where I am in my walk with Christ.
My favorite book is Little Women. Something about that book struck a chord that has never left me.
All of the works by C.S. Lewis and Timothy Keller are my favorites.
They pointed me to Jesus.
Thanks for the giveaway.
I love all Nicholas Sparks books and the Bible!
Thank you so much and Happy Birthday!
What an awesome giveaway!! As another commenter said, The Bible is a given, so favorite book other than that… 1,000 Gifts is my latest favorite- what a treasure! But I would be happy to get another copy to gift away! 🙂
Right this minute my favorite book is “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” My favorite changes often. It is quirky and heart wrenching.
My favorite book of all time, One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp.
I’m probably a little late to be entered to win, but I’ll comment anyway 🙂 I just finished reading “Hope For The Weary Mom. Where God Meets You In Your Mess” I can not say enough how amazing that book is!! It was a breath of “hope” in my crazy life. The authors helped me realize that even though I feel alone in my mothering journey, I’m not. There are other moms out there going through similar struggles. And above all, God is there! Absolutely wonderful book!!
As an addicted reader there is no possible way to pick one. They all have something to say. That is so how Father leads and teaches me. A line in this one, a paragraph here, a concept there… However, a standout in the crowd would have to be the A.D. Chronicles by Brock and Bodie Thoene. It is a historical fiction series about the life of Christ. I read them years ago but they gave me such a new concept of the gentleness and kindness of Jesus that I had never had before. They were a first step in giving me the courage to begin my healing journey in earnest.
So many favorites! Fiction: To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee just described things so eloquently! Nonfiction: A Mother,’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot. Very challenging, but helpful in my life of Christian wife, homeschooling mom of 5,organizationally challenged but oh so willing to be all our Lord wants me to be.
This is incredible! All these books are on my “wish list” but unfortunately, personal spending is one of the first things to go when tightening up the budget… My favorite book depends on what I’m going through in life at the moment. God has used the writings of Angie Smith and Beth Moore to really meet-me-where-I’m-at during various times of my life though. Such blessings. And the Bible is always my go-to and most foundational of them all! 🙂
LOVE this! These are being added to my book list for “100 books in a year!”
My favorite: Half Broke Horses. Jeanette Walls is a talented one. Can you believe she only wrote two books?!
Morning & Evening Devotions, by Charles Spurgeon. WHY? Because over the years this book has drawn me back to the Scriptures no matter what’s going on in my life…joy or sorrow. I have a dog-eared paperback, a hardcover,a version on Quickverse, and now receive it via e-mail!
Yes, Deb, this was on my list of finalists! I chose another book, though Elliot’s biography was very inspiring.
Like many of the posts, it’s hard for me to decide. I loved Little Women. The first time, was when my mom read it to me and my sisters. I felt a kinship with Jo-probably because I was the oldest.
Of course, I have to say the Bible. 😉 After that, “When I Don’t Desire God” by John Piper as it profoundly impacted my walk with Christ.
My favorite book is Because He loves Me by Elize Fitzpatrick. I am 17 and this book has really helped me relize what the gospel is and exactly how much God loves me. If I hadn’t read that book I don’t know if I would have ever realized his great unfailing love for me. Happy Birthday!!
This is such a hard question. . . there are so many great books in different genres. I love Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers because it was one of the first Christian fiction books that spoke to me about God’s unconditional love and was an awesome read! It hooked me on reading Christian fiction!
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller
I enjoy books that challenge me to live more fully. There is no question this one of those books. This book is hands down my favorite Donald Miller book. If I recommend books, this is usually what I recommend. It inspires me to embrace more of the experiences life has to offer. It makes me want to live more deliberately.
Hmm. I’m not sure I could pick a one-favorite-of-all-favorite books for all time! But one of my very favorites: Anne Lamott’s Operating Instructions. Love the follow-up too (Some Assembly Required), and how it illuminated the earlier book in interesting ways–but OI is my fave. 🙂
Well, the Bible first because it is so important….favorite fun read would be something chicky and light. Happy Birthday week!
My favorite would have to be the Bible… just need to read it more often!
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You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You by Holley Gerth would be a good read for me! Even at my age I would love to discover my God-sized dream & what He has planned for me in the future! I truly enjoy reading Holley’s blogs!
I enjoy just about any Christian non-fiction book!
FAVORITE book? Well, there are 3:
“To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee can turn a phrase like no other: “Then the Lord gave me more than I could bear, so I went out & sat on the porch.”
“The Chronicles of Narnia.” Classics WAY before they started being movies. The Jesus allegory in them is just gorgeous.
“The Lord of the Rings” (plus “The Hobbit”) saga. Good will always triumph over evil, and you get to have some cool travels along the way!
Yes, I know that the last two aren’t actually single books, but they are single entities.
What an amazing collection! I would love to win this to rebuild the library of mine that I was forced to sell. My favorite book of all time is the first historical romance I ever read. It was a gift from my cousin in 1977 and I still have it – although the paperback cover is now taped together. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye. It is about the British rule in India, and includes more history than romance.
It’s too hard to pick just one favorite. I’m reading Annie Downs book right now. It’s so encouraging…even for a 26 yr. old “girl”. Great giveaway!! Thanks.
To Kill a Mockinbird because it is a classic I never grow tired of and Time Travelers Wife because it totally rocked my world.
My favorite book is 1000 Gifts, my sister gave this book to me when I was going through an extremely difficult time. It literally changed my life!!! I have read it twice and marked many passages. I now look daily for God’s gifts to me.
OMG!(Goodness) I am on a reading marathon since last summer! I thought I had a favorite book in the past, but my new favorite book of all time is “The Wedding Dress” by Rachel Hauck. You have to read it! It’s so special and ‘magical’, and not what you may imagine at all…
My favorite saying is “So many books, so little time.”
Thanks for the opportunity to win these books!!!!!!!!!!!
My fave book is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Although it’s a middle reader book, it’s so clever and unique that I often keep 1-2 copies in my library at all times. It’s a definite whodunnit with clues even adults will have trouble figuring out. I highly recommend it.
Wow! Not only is this a wonderful giveaway, but scrolling through everyone’s answers is giving me book ideas! Maybe it’ll do that for you too? I’ve been reading free e-books on my kindle lately, but my favorite book to read out loud is the Jesus Storybook Bible. The only book I’ve read from your giveaway list is 1000 gifts. Really good on perspective!
All time favorite book. That is so hard. As a kid I loved the Lucy Maud Montgomery books “Anne…”, as an adult The Disciplined Life really changed the way I look at my life.
I would have to say the Bible first! The greatest story ever written! It shows love, grace, intrigue, scandal, drama, battles, you name it has it! All other books should be compared to this masterpiece! Amen!
My favorite children’s book growing up is Madeline! Oh and the adventures of Winnie the Pooh!
Cliche, but my favorite is Pride & Prejudice. I can read it over and over again.
I love the harry potter books as they are fun.
the lion the witch and the wardrobe
I love true crime and my favorite is From Cradle to Grave by Joyce Eggington about a woman that killed all her children one by one. I’m fascinated by what makes people like this tick.
Oh my! I love books – a couple of classics I really love are The Scarlett Pimpernel, Jane Eyre, and The Count of Monte Cristo. Such great stories that draw you in and great characters. I also just finished reading John Adams and thought it was excellent – I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would and learned a ton.
Love the collection of books you are giving away. Read and enjoyed several of them and a bunch of others are on my to read list!
My fave all time book is To Kill a Mockingbird, I read it first in 5th grade and today in my 50’s still love the story.
My favorite book is One Last Kiss by Michael Cuneo
I love the book nineteen minutes. Its about a school shooting and after being involved loosely in one myself it really rang home.
I can’t pick just one book. Reading is my favorite past time
Favorite book? I’d have to say Prince of Tides. Although, it been 20yrs since I’ve read it but, I remember so many of the little stories in it. In the last year I’ve enjoyed: “Fault of our Stars” and “The Kitchen House” as some favorites.
the beach is my favorite book of all time because i would love to live in that type of society!
My favorite is The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan, because I think that it helped me understand my Asian mother better.