Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Perfect Stranger - a Giveaway!

We have a winner! Congrats Robyn - 3GirlsMom


I'm sort of doing a pay it forward type of giveaway! I've been so blessed lately and have won many books that I want to return the prizes. I just won Day with a Perfect Stranger, which was the second book in a series (of sorts) from Mocha with Linda. I bought the first book, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger on Saturday and finished it on Sunday. I read the second book on Monday and Tuesday.

So, I'd like to giveaway both of the books I just won! While they aren't brand spankin' new - they might as well be. If you love books the way I do, you probably won't mind that someone else has already spent a little time reading them.

All I need you to do is leave a comment and a way for me to reach you if you win! I'll use some highly scientific method for chosing a winner and announce it on Sunday. Tell your friends!

You are Invited to a Dinner with Jesus of Nazareth.

The mysterious envelope arrives on Nick Cominsky’s desk amid a stack of credit card applications and business-related junk mail. Although his seventy-hour workweek has already eaten into his limited family time, Nick can’t pass up the opportunity to see what kind of plot his colleagues have hatched.The normally confident, cynical Nick soon finds himself thrown off-balance, drawn into an intriguing conversation with a baffling man who appears to be more than comfortable discussing everything from world religions to the existence of heaven and hell. And this man who calls himself Jesus also seems to know a disturbing amount about Nick’s personal life."You’re bored, Nick. You were made for more than this. You’re worried about God stealing your fun, but you’ve got it backwards.… There’s no adventure like being joined to the Creator of the universe." He leaned back off the table. "And your first mission would be to let Him guide you out of the mess you’re in at work."As the evening progresses, their conversation touches on life, God, meaning, pain, faith, and doubt–and it seems that having Dinner with a Perfect Stranger may change Nick’s life forever.A provocative novella set almost entirely in a modern-day Italian restaurant, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger presents the opportunity to listen in as a skeptical young professional confronts Jesus with challenging questions about the claims of Christianity.

A DAY WITH A PERFECT STRANGER What if a fascinating stranger knew you better than you know yourself?When her husband comes home with a far-fetched story about eating dinner with someone he believes to be Jesus, Mattie Cominsky thinks this may signal the end of her shaky marriage. Convinced that Nick is, at best, turning into a religious nut, the self-described agnostic hopes that a quick business trip will give her time to think things through.On board the plane, Mattie strikes up a conversation with a fellow passenger. When she discovers their shared scorn for religion, she confides her frustration over her husband’s recent conversion. The stranger suggests that perhaps her husband isn’t seeking religion but true spiritual connection, an idea that prompts her to reflect on her own search for fulfillment.As their conversation turns to issues of spiritual longing and deeper questions about the nature of God, Mattie finds herself increasingly drawn to this insightful stranger. But when the discussion unexpectedly turns personal, touching on things she’s never told anyone, Mattie is startled and disturbed. Who is this man who seems to peer straight into her soul?

“I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for—believe that you have received them, and you will have them." Mark 11:23-24 (HCSB)


Mary said...

These sound great! Enter me!!

3girlsmom said...

Ooo. Sorry. I've been a little disconnected lately. At the beach with the fam. Enter me, too!

Dori said...

I'll play! Enter me. Better yet, pick me!! :)

Blessings, friend,

MJ said...

I'd love to read then and then pass them on too!

pam said...

Awesome idea!!

Susanne said...

Cool! I've read the first (but it was borrowed) and I'd love to read the next. Thanks for sharing!! ;-)

Martha said...

These sounds very intriguing. Hello from LA!

Sarahlcc♥ said...

Hi! Sounds wonderful! I'll re-gift them if I win! I have a book giveaway every month, so those could be one of the months.

B said...

Cathy, girl, be a doll and send those my way. I could really use a good read right now. It would give me a great excuse to hide from the packing and sorting I'm doing and chill out. Oh how I need that. Maybe than I'd have the energy I need to finish up this move! And, since I love a good pay it forward I'd even send this back out with more reading goodies if I get it!

Faylin Myhre said...

I just found your blog via your comment on a blog via a link from a twitter post. Amazes me how the internet works. Love it! Like your blog to and I'm going to follow :)

I would love to be entered for the books too. Love to read and it has been a while. How sweet of you to pass them on!

susette said...

I'm coming over from Blog Stalkers Unite, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tomorrow I believe. I am ahead for now but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere and I would so, so, appreciate your help. Her blog is and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥