Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Booked for the Holidays - Bonus Giveaway!!

I mentioned in last week's giveaway that I attend church - including Sunday morning Bible Study - with Vicki Courtney. This past Sunday evening we had our class party at the Courtneys' house, with the requisite White Elephant gift exchange. There was the usual mixture of "duds" and "good stuff" among the gifts. I lucked out and opened a "good gift". . . .which was promptly "stolen."

On my second try, I happened to open the gift Vicki had contributed, which contained a book, notepad, and this. Alas, my friend who has triplet 10-year-olds, of which 2 are girls, snatched that right up. "Your girl's too old for this anyway," she said. "But I want to give it away on my blog!" I protested (although I couldn't begrudge her precious girls the chance to have it!). Sigh. To make matters worse, I ended up with a dud (but it was in a cute bag!).

After the gift exchange as we were all chatting, Vicki got up and went into the other room to take care of something, and was gone for several minutes. When she came back, she placed another Between Pocket Bible in my hands for me to give to one of you!

I kid you not.

It is brand-spanking-new, still wrapped in plastic and in its pristine and oh-so-cute box. This picture shows the box with the fit-for-a-tween Bible peeking through. (If I still had my purple cast, I might have been tempted to keep it for myself!)

I don't suppose one of you would like a Bible for your tween, would you?!

Yeah, that's what I thought.

Girls between the ages of eight and twelve certainly do have a tough time finding admirable influences in today’s culture. Sensitive to that issue, the Between Pocket Bible combines the complete text of the acclaimed Holman Christian Standard Bible translation with cool and clear-headed material from author Vicki Courtney’s fun and faithful Between magabook releases.

Throughout the Bible, twenty-eight full-color pages of pre-teen-friendly content are purposefully dispersed to give young girls biblical advice on faith, family, fashion, friendship, boys, and more. And the additional thirty-two page devotional section is perfect for their personal or Sunday school group reading. The pocket-sized product also slips easily into any purse or backpack.

In case you're wondering what "pocket-sized" means, the Bible measures just a smidge over 7" x 5" x 1".

So here's how to qualify for this drawing: Leave a comment here on this post telling me who you would give this to - your daughter, granddaughter, niece, a special girl you mentor, etc.. Comments must be received by 8:00 p.m. CST Thursday (12/18). Please check back Thursday night and be ready to send me your address if you win - I plan to make one last trip to the post office Friday morning as soon as I drop my kids off at school and I want to get it in the mail so you'll have it in time for Christmas. As always, only continental US residents; sorry - I just can't afford to ship things any farther than that.

Thanks to Vicki for her generosity!

Okay, this really is the absolute last Booked for the Holidays giveaway! It has been so much fun! However, I will still be doing occasional giveaways with blog tours as publishers make books available.

I've also been happy during this past month to have "met" some of you who are new blog friends, and I hope you will hang around!

Happy Reading!


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Wanda said...

Oh my goodness....what a great prize. I would love to win this for my sweet neice.
I have to girls younger teens...but I would certainly like to bless my brother's daughter. She lives in a house full of boys.

That Vicki! She rocks!

Wanda said...

OOps! I have two teen girls! Duh! SORRY!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

You are right Linda my daughter would enjoy this bible. I like the fact that it is so little. Sounds very cool, I have not seen these before. So please count my daughter in! :)
Thanks for doing this giveaway!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Ah sweetie you know I would give that to my sweet little Bekah! She has such a heart for God already! A servants heart! How awesome that you get to go to church with Vicki! I sure wish there were some of her seminars up here in Michigan!!!

Michelle said...

I would love to give this to one of the girls in my youth group. She is struggling right now with her parent's divorce and junior high. She is 12, but much, much older in the ways of the world. This would be wonderful for her. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I have a sister who would love this bible!