Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Short List - Review & Giveaway! - Extended

FRIDAY UPDATE:
Here are your random numbers:
2
Timestamp: 2009-06-27 00:23:10 UTC

Congrats to Sara! The book will be on its way to you soon, blog friend!

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UPDATE: Well, I have such a short list of commenters (as in 0!) for this post, I'm reposting it. That's what happens when I post two at once, I guess! And I'm extending the deadline to noon tomorrow (Friday).


THE SHORT LIST
by
Bill Butterworth
(Tyndale)

IN A LIFE FULL OF CHOICES,
THERE ARE ONLY FOUR THAT MATTER

Have you ever found yourself doing the important things, the big things to serve God, only to discover you were missing the boat on the things that really make all the difference? As a successful counselor, author, and speaker in demand across the nation, Bill Butterworth was enjoying his life, his calling, and his bank account. Until one night at the dinner table, the youngest of his five children began talking for the first time. And called him Bob. And later, Bill. Not Dad. And he realized he had become a "Flashlight Father," one who only saw his children late at night when they were asleep. Convicted, he realized he must rearrange his priorities and his life, subsequently asking himself "How will my children remember me?"

That was the precise moment I decided I wanted to leave a legacy of lasting significance for my children and everyone who knew me.

I began a personal search for what I considered to be the most important things in life. After all, they were the things I wanted to be remembered for. And in order to be remembered for these things, I needed to actually live them out while I had days left here on earth. (From the Introduction)
Peppered with humorous anecdotes, poignant memories, and scriptures, this book offers a practical and down-to-earth list of the four character qualities that matter most. Qualities that are in all-too-short supply in the world today. And, sadly, in the lives of too many believers as well. One is love. Another is honesty. To find out the other two, you have to read the book! If your to-do list is too long, put The Short List at the top. It just might change the rest of your list!

BOOK SUMMARY:
If you like The Purpose Driven Life or Your Best Life Now, you’ll like The Short List. Endorsed by Lee Strobel and John Townsend, The Short List teaches four lessons (through storytelling and Biblical examples) that will help readers to slow down and focus on what really matters in life. It will inspire readers to leave a legacy of lasting significance. It offers big, life-changing ideas presented in a way that’s relatable and not overwhelming.

When you’re working too hard, seeing your family too little, talking to God almost never . . . you’re living a life that has gotten out of sync with what’s really important. The good news? There are four choices you can make today that will have an overwhelmingly positive impact on you, your loved ones, and the legacy you will leave behind. Popular author and speaker Bill Butterworth uses his trademark blend of humorous stories and Scriptural examples to remind you of God’s plan for you . . . and to challenge you to make the four most important choices of your life.

AUTHOR INFO:
One of the most sought-after communicators in the country today, Bill Butterworth combines a Mark Twain–like knack of storytelling with powerful biblical knowledge. He has inspired such clients as Disney, Microsoft, American Express, Citibank, and Verizon, as well as teams in the National Football League and Major League Baseball. Bill holds graduate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of nearly two dozen books, including When Life Doesn't Turn Out Like You Planned, The Promise of the Second Wind, On-the-Fly Guide to Balancing Work and Life, and On-the-Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams. In 2004, Bill and his wife, Kathi, launched the Butterworth Communicators Institute. They make their home in Southern California.

GIVEAWAY!
I am giving away a copy of this book to one of you. Just leave a comment on this post by 6:00 p.m. Thursday 12:00 noon CDT Friday (6/26) and I will draw a winner. (Continental US residents only) Be sure to include a way for me to contact you if you don't have a blog.

You may also purchase the book here.



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7 comments:

bp said...

I'll sign up! I saw this reviewed on another blog and thought my husband and I both would enjoy it.

sara said...

ok, I'm in!!!

I saw him speak at a Christian family camp about 15 years ago. He was a very good speaker!

mez said...

The Short List sounds terrific. Please include me in the drawing, thanks!

worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

Susan D said...

Sign me up too. I'm in need of a new list. Blessings, SusanD

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Yay! I got my comuputer and internet back just in time! Sign me up...

Xandra

Latte With Me said...

I had 3 people comment on my last giveaway. I sure feel your pain!

I'll be happy to enter!

sara said...

yahoo!!!! Thanks!!! Loved your email! :)