Friday, February 5, 2010

Win "Watch Over Me" by Christa Parrish

Time for another book giveaway!

There is a great story of how this book came into being...the author, Christa Parrish, was out on a run one day and saw a t-shirt in the bushes with what looked like a baby's face on it (it was actually Napoleon Dynamite, but it made her think about what she would do if that was a newborn abandoned in the woods?! That was just the beginning idea for her new book, Watch Over Me. Here is a story teaser:

Benjamin Patil, a young deputy recently home from Afghanistan, finds a baby girl - just a few hours old - wrapped in a grocery bag and left in a S. Dakota cow pasture!! Police work hard to find the birth mother as Benjamin and his wife deal with real issues and pain in their lives. They discover that throughout their own struggles and problems God lovingly carries them and gives them new hope. As one review stated, "Christa's ability to write authentically about the human heart and genuine spiritual struggle sets her apart" from many of her contemporaries.

This story leaves you feeling hopeful about your own struggles and temptations that you may deal with and the ability of God to redeem us when it seems so unlikely.

To enter the drawing please leave a comment to this post.
For extra entries; 1. Grab a Chick Lit Button & Link to my blog 2. If you belong to the Chick Lit Book Club & Review you get 1 extra entry! 3. Tell me your favorite Bible verse when facing adversity in your life.

Go over to Bethany House to read more about this book or to order your own copy:

Notice: In Accordance with the FTC Regulations I inform you that as an influencer, "Watch Over Me" was sent to me directly from Bethany House publishing house. All reviews are the honest representation of my opinion of the book.


Linda said...

"In the multitude of my anxious thoughts They comforts delight my soul." Ps. ________

Please enter me for Watch over Me. Sounds like a disturbing find to figure out.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Sandee61 said...

I'd like to read this book, please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!
Here is my favorite "The Lord is my light and my salvation...the strength of my life.
Psalm 27:1



Jo said...

This sounds like it is going to be a very intense but interesting book to read. Please enter me in the giveaway. My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 ....


Kathy Christensen said...

I am looking forward to reading this book. As a Christian and a mom, this will more than likely have me in tears more than once, saying 'Praise God!' I can just feel it....

Julia said...

I love reading the stories about how writers are inspired. Hard to pick a favorite scripture, I don't know if I have ONE but one that has blessed me recently is Psalm 1.

Casey said...

Oh, please enter me. This book looks great!


Deborah said...

Since I already have this book, you don't have to enter me in the contest. But I just wanted to share that my favorite verse is also Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you..."
Oh yeah! Such a beautiful promise!
I actually started reading this book already (oops) is it March yet? tee hee. And I am aleady hooked. So everyone, if you don't win it-you will want to buy it! FOR SURE!

Tina Pinson said...

I'm sure I'm late for the drawing. One of my favorite verses during adversity is, well there are three. Cast all your cares on the Lord for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength and they shall mount up on wings of eagles they run and not grow weary they walk and not faint... Isaiah 41:31

I know the plans I have for you says the Lord... Jeremiah 29:11

Mainly I wanted to let you know I pulled your button to my site. Thanks for stopping by.

Lucie said...

thank you for stopping by! You actually are not too late to enter because I just got home from a meeting and am about to draw the name now :-) I will give you an entry for each verse that you shared (3)!


Lucie said...


Thank you all for the Bible verses! What a great way to get some inspiration :-)


Linda said...

Hi Lucie,

I've sent my mailing address to you but have not received Watch Over Me or any comments as to whether you received my emails. Please reply.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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