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Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Giveaway! Now I'm giving away The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue!

For a chance to enter the drawing for this book simply post a comment about any missions type work you have done or have wanted to do. Have you fed the homeless, worked in a shelter, gone to another country on a missions trip? If not, do you want to? Where would you go, or what would you do? I will use the Randomizer program to select a winner next Sunday. Please answer the question when you comment.

The Reluctant Prophet: A Novel (The Reluctant Prophet Series) 

About the book:

The first in a new trilogy from seasoned writing team Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn, The Reluctant Prophet shows how one person's response to God's call can change a community forever. Forty-something Allison Chamberlain is still halfheartedly trying to figure out what to be when she grows up. It's a surprise to everyone when she feels a divine nudge to buy a Harley motorcycle and go wherever it takes her. Soon Allison finds herself in the darkest corners of society, bringing home drug-addicted prostitutes and pointing out the narrow fears of her church group. Along the way, she learns the heartache of the very poor—and how healing can come through the voice of God and those who follow it.

My thoughts:

This book has gotten excellent reviews. I haven't read it yet, but it's on my to read list. Looking forward to it!

13 comments:

Koala Bear Writer said...

Sounds fascinating! The missions work I've always wanted to do is to help at a pregnancy counselling centre. However, I'm afraid of being too "black and white" that I'd scare the woman away, rather than help her. I admire those who help women faced with tough choices.

Cathy said...

I have never gone on a missions trip, but the older I get (I'm 56), the more I would like to. I have a desire to work with the homeless, with children and with others who are disadvantaged. As a special education teacher I do get to do some of that, but I would like to reach out in a more spiritual and humanitarian way by going on a missions trip.

Martha A. said...

Sounds interesting! I like her other books! I have only gone on a trip to Bolivia , which was not really a mission trip, but we did do some preaching to shoe shine boys and give food to beggars.
martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Charity said...

I have always wanted to take a missions trip overseas but not sure where. I do a lot of work here in the US but overseas would be a new experience. Please enter me. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Tore said...

Sounds like a good book. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read it. Tore923@aol.com

ElizaClancy said...

Sounds like a creative twist on the mid-life crisis! I would lo-o-ve to read this one. Please enter me in the contest so I have an excuse to by the other two. :-)

barbjan10 said...

Memories of childhood ideas about being a missionary when I grew up. Those ideas didn't go anywhere then. When I was about 60, I decided to become a minister. I went through the pre-studies and worked with another woman minister in my denomination on the studies. I neared the point when I would be entering a class at Perkins and I ended up in the hospital instead, critically ill and almost died. To say the least - my plans to become a minister were never to be. I do believe we can be a ministry to others and serve in missions from our own church. I'm a retired church music director and am going into Lay ministry soon. I want to write for the glory of God and spread he news everywhere. Thanks for the question. I wasn't very succinct. I would like to win this fascinating book. Thanks for the giveaway and for the chance to win. I hope I win!

Grace,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Paris said...

I help my church's bus ministy that picks up kids at motels and trailer parks and brings them to church, I volunter at Young America, I'm starting a Bible study for kids on my street, I go on World Changers every summer, and I volunteer at a local public middle school. I would LOVE to win this book. Rue is awesome(:

parisakins@gmail.com

Mel said...

OH I want to be a missionary but my husband does not feel lead that way so I am a missionary at home :) I'd love to read this book!

Blessings,
Mel
Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

Nancye said...

I have not had any direct work in the mission field, however, I have helped in a variety of ways at church indirectly. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to go to China and work in the orphanage and take care of the babies. The Philip Hayden Foundation, or Maria's Big House of Hope (built in honor of Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter who died in a tragic accident) are 2 places that are Christian organizations where the word of God can be shared. Now that would be a perfect combination!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

Charity!

barbjan10 said...

CONGRATULATIONS, CHARITY!!

Blessings,
Barb Shelton

klassykleaning said...

I have another type of mission, I rescue reptiles. Primarily turtles and lizards. My husband was a missionary in Mexico.
Linda Eastlack
klassykleaning@hotmail.com

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