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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Now I'm giving away Tresspassers Will Be Baptized! by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock

To win a copy of this book, simply post a comment. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday. Don't forget to give me a way to contact you if you win.



Synopsis

Growing up Southern and Baptist in Eastern Kentucky, Elizabeth Hancock's world revolved around Sunday School, foreign missions projects, revival meetings and of course, the Kentucky Wildcats, who "glorified God through their goal-shattering, soul-shattering play." Hancock chronicles her childhood misadventures with sardonic wit, detailing her and her sister Meg's mischievous - if harmless - abuses of power (stealing Guess jeans from the Africa donation box, or hawking backyard swimming pool baptisms during her neighborhood's annual yard sale) and lovingly recalling the wisdom imparted by her long-suffering parents as they ministered to their unruly flock. TRESPASSERS WILL BE BAPTIZED marks the arrival of a talented new voice in a coming of age story that is by turns comical and affecting.

My thoughts:

This book has some funny stuff in it, no doubt. If you like memoirs that poke fun at the religious foibles in our culture, you'll find this amusing for sure!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book.

sb4212@yahoo.com

Smilingsal said...

I think that this might be a humorous read.
smilingsal55[at]yahoo[dot]com

kelly said...

I would love to win this book.

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Pamela J said...

I'm VERY interested in reading these childhood chronicles, written with wit. Curious also about what wisdom the parents imparted. Who knows? I may have done some of the same, experiencing some unruliness from a small flock myself. Please enter me. Thanks.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

LOVE that title... makes me want to read the book :)

windycindy said...

I have also grown up in the "Bible Belt" and have found so many facets of religion questionable. I think this memoir sounds fabulous. Please enter me in your book drawing. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

blueviolet said...

This sounds highly entertaining. Thanks for the giveaway!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Just.Me said...

Being a Southern Baptist myself, I would love to read this book. It's always interesting to know the ins and outs of being a preacher's kid!

Mary said...

It's so important to keep a sense of humor and keep going forward in our life of faith. Please include me I can always use books that make me smile, thanks!

worthy2Bpraised{at}gmail{dot}com

stampedwithgrace said...

this sounds like a book I can relate too!

Carole said...

I am a Southern girl who loves humor and would love to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anonymous said...

the cover is too cute! Percy

Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

Mary!

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