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*** GIVEAWAY *** “God is Able” by Priscilla Shirer

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

God is Able

From the back cover:  Nothing is Impossible with God.  NOTHING.  Not even that thing.  Your thing.  The one thing that seems to defy all attempts to defeat it, restore it, heal it, change it, overcome it, undo it, or just to get through it.

If you’ve lost even an ounce of confidence in the power and loving attention of Got — if experience has told you that faith must simply acquiesce to impossibility — it’s time somebody told you different.

Bible teacher and best-selling author Pricilla Shirer explores two power packed verses of Scripture, displacing our doubts and rebuilding your assurance — not in a blind attempt to deny life’s adversities and troubles, but to show you that God is always up to great things.  Amazing things.  He’s a God who cares, and a God who CAN!

Believe it.  Experience it.  God is Able!

My Comments:  This is a great little book by Priscilla Shirer and I have one copy to GIVEAWAY.  All you need to do is submit a comment telling me you would like a copy of this book by Saturday, December  14, and I will use to choose a winner!  Good luck and Happy Holidays!


Monday, August 5th, 2013

respectful children


This is great book which includes many great parenting tips.  Although geared to parents, the content is helpful to anyone working with children.  Please read and respond to previous post.  Good luck!

A Plain Death by Amanda Flower – GIVEAWAY!!!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

This is the second book I’ve read by Amanda Flower and I am hooked!  It has my favorite elements of Amish and cozy mystery.

Welcome to Appleseed Creek, the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country, where life is not as serene as it seems.While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home.While driving Chloe’s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But what looks like an accident is soon labeled murder when police discover the car’s cut brake line.Now, Chloe must take on the role of amateur sleuth to discover who the real intended victim was before the murderer makes a second attempt. Becky’s handsome Amish-turned-Mennonite brother, Timothy, a local carpenter, comes in handy along the way. With God’s help, they’ll solve the mystery that’s rocking this small community.My Comments:  Loved, loved, loved this book!  The story left me with lots of questions (ready for a sequel?) that I care about.  The characters engaged me pretty much from the beginning.  I love that Ms. Flower doesn’t have perfect characters.  She usually has a character in a wheel chair, several of the characters surprised me at one point or another in the book – not totally predictable, which I like.  I read this book in a weekend – even though there were over 300 pages.  I want to more of Chloe’s background – which up to now has been kind of secretive; I want to know what is going on between Becky and Aaron, and I want to know what the future holds for the Amish in Appleseed Creek, along with Ms. Chloe.This book will be released July 1, 2012.  I HAVE ONE COPY TO GIVE AWAY!  Please leave a sentence comment on why you would like to have this book and you just might get it!!!!  You will have until June 30, 2012 to get your entry in!


Contest – win a children’s non-fiction book!

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Just a reminder that there are still FIVE days to enter to win a book published by Sylvan Dell – either The Glaciers are Melting or Carolina’s Story.  These are great books and would be a wonderful addition to a child’s or teacher’s library!  Just write a sentence under the post of the book you prefer.  Good Luck!


Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Congratulations to Charlotte and Michelle.  Your goodies will be in the mail this week!  Thank you to everyone for showing an interest in Amish fiction.  For all the reasons you all mentioned, I love it too!  Also thank you to Zondervan Publishing for donating the goodies!

I hope some of you will be able to attend the Amish Holiday Tour with Amy, Shelley, and Vanetta!

Marley & Me Contest!

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

With the release of the movie Marley & Me this past Christmas, we thought it would be fun to do a special little Marley & Me Giveaway!

Here’s what you’ll get if you win:

Plus the mass market edition of the original book! (the one with the movie cover.)

We’re going to have a little fun with this contest! To enter, please write a short story about your favorite pet that you’ve ever had. It should be at least five sentences long, but the longer the better. If you have a picture, go ahead and send that along too! Entries should be sent to thefriendlybooknookATgmailDOTcom. We’ll post our five favorite entries (assuming we get that many!) and then let you vote on the winner!

This contest will be open until Januaray 12th at midnight. I hope you’ll enter…I think we could use some animal love around here. 🙂

Special Christmas Eve Giveaway!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Earlier this season we reviewed two great Christmas books for kids. Now we’d like to give you a chance to own them!

One person will win both We Believe in Christmas by Karen Kingsbury and The Gift of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Dailey Mackall. (click on the titles to read our reviews) Due to the heavy nature of these books, this giveaway is open to United States residents only. To enter, simply leave a comment with a valid email address and tell us what your favorite Christmas cookie is! We’ll close comments on Friday at midnight and draw a winner on Saturday.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Giveaway! Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

When LAPD cops Hollywood Nate and Bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they’re just having some fun. But in Hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems. To them, Margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don’t know is that Margot’s no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. But Ms. Aziz isn’t the only one with a deadly plan.
In HOLLYWOOD CROWS, Wambaugh returns once again to the beat he knows best, taking readers on a tightly plotted and darkly funny ride-along through Los Angeles with a cast of flawed cops and eccentric lowlifes they won’t soon forget.

We have up to 5 copies to give away! For every ten entries, we’ll give away another copy!
Here’s how to enter:
1) Leave a comment on any post dated from October 10-18th. Each comment gives you an entry!
2) Blog about this contest on your blog, with a link back to this post for two extra entries and then email us your link!

You must have a United States or Canadian address to win, no PO Boxes.

Thanks and good luck!

Book Giveaway: Wiser than Serpents by Susan May Warren

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

As part of the quarterly Bloggy Giveaways Carnival, we at The Friendly Book Nook are giving away a fantastic book!

Wiser Than Serpents by Susan May Warren is a romantic suspense book about people working to rescue those caught in International Sex Slave Trade.

Here’s a brief description: Her sister had vanished, trapped in a human slavery ring. To find her, FSB agent Yanna Andrevka arranged her own kidnapping into Taiwan’s sex-trafficking trade. And found herself with no way out.
Until Yanna discovered an ally deep undercover: Delta Force captain David Curtiss. He was after the kingpin of the Twin Serpents, the organized crime syndicate that had Yanna—and hundreds of others— in their clutches.
With opposite agendas, David and Yanna had to rely on each other to outwit their cold-blooded enemy.

To enter, simply leave a comment with a valid email address.

To triple your chances of winning, visit the International Justice Mission’s website and come back here and tell us something you learned.

Remember, for every comment you leave between now and the end of August you will receive an entry into the pot for a 15 dollar Amazon gift card! We hope you stick around and join in our love for books! 😉

New Contest!

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

We love comments at The Friendly Book Nook!

So to bribe you for encourage more comments and participation, we will reward one lucky reader with a fifteen dollar gift card to Amazon.

How will this work, you ask? Well from now until the end of August for every comment you leave you will be entered one time into the pot. These have to be real relevant comments, no spam! Then on September 1st, we’ll announce the winner on the blog!

So comment away!