Saturday, May 02, 2009

Canon Press $1, $2, $3 Sale! (& a giveaway because I feel like it)

This contest is closed.

For one week only (May 1st - May 8th) Canon Press is offering over 50 of their titles — both old and new — for a mere $1, $2, or $3 a piece.

And you'd better believe I hopped right over and purchased not one, not two, but three copies of one of my favorite of their titles, Face to Face.

This is one of the best books I've ever read on hospitality. Sadly, this is a subject that receives little attention these days. We're far more content, speaking as to the culture, to go about thinking about the Almighty Me than we are willing to sacrifice maybe a little time on creativity in order that we may bless someone else.

(Now, in the past week, following Landon's death, we have received an OVERWHELMING display of love, support, care and hospitality from our church family. I'm talking seriously overwhelming in their desire to love on us. We are blessed and amazed.)

This book encourages us to bless each other even when everything looks to be going good in our world. (Which, for the record, our church family also does a good job with!) It's about meeting each other face-to-face, investing in relationship and a myriad of other things that I think are worth reading about. ;) Hence, I bought three copies. I already have a copy so I thought I'd start by giving away one to one of you readers. Here's the request though: Only enter to win if you'll really read the book. (And I hope that you will!)

To win? Leave a comment below. Must be a U.S. Resident only and please leave a valid e-mail address for me to contact you at.

In the meantime, don't wait for this contest to end but hightail it to The Canon Press website where I would encourage you to go, make haste, and make purchases. (I'm happy to make recommendations or you can just experiment with these prices!)


Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great book ... I have several hospitality books on my shelf and it a stretch for me, but so worth it.

Unknown said...

so this book sounds amazing. i am always wanting to find new how to/why books on hospitality!
enter me for sure:
melissa summers

Sally Apokedak said...

Well, I happen to really like some of what I've hear Steve Wilkins say, though I've not heard him in a long while.

I'd love to see what he has to say about hospitality. I can just hear him preaching it with his strong southern accent. So I'll bite.

I'm all for hospitality--not very good at in one way. I don't have dinner parties because I've never learned to be a good hostess. But I never turn down someone who needs a ride somewhere or a bite to eat or a place to sleep.

I'd like to be more hospitable.

Sally Apokedak said...

PS. I'm very sorry about your loss. What a fine looking young man he was. His last blog post was so encouraging.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Oh, I'd read it, Carrie! : )

It might take me a while with the TBR pile I have now, but I'd read it for sure! : )

Thanks for the link and the heads up about the sale!

Kipi said...

I'll read it! And I checked out the sale...thanks for the heads up!

jen said...

I would love to read a book on hospitality- thanks for the giveaway! As a Pastor's wife we often have our home open to others, but I feel it is still a challenge for me.

artandjen at juno dot com

Serena said...

Hospitality is something that has been on my mind lately. We have a small house and rarely have people over. It's something I'd like to do more often.

serenakate at gmail dot com

Christine said...

What a wonderful attribute to go with the fruit of the spirit study we just finished. love to win

The IE Mommy

Lisa Spence said...

I stink at hospitality. Really, I do. I try to excuse it, claiming that, well, it's just not my spiritual gift...forgetting of course that the Bible clearly directs me to "Be hospitable..."

Ronnica said...

Ooh, this is a book that I need to read!

brilynne said...

Hospitality sounds good!

(I lurk on your blog from time to time...nothing like the lure of free stuff to draw me out. :)

Anonymous said...

I'd definitely like to read this book. Thanks.
-Terra H.

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