Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS DAY: ALWAYS-REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"PROFESSOR BINGO
PRESENTS DAY"
PART ONE

I'M EXCITED TO PRESENT TODAY'S FIRST
"PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS DAY"
CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK CHOICE IS.....
  GIVEAWAY ENDED
ALWAYS
A Teen Devotional
BY MELODY CARLSON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
  
Does your faith make a difference in your life? 

Does what you hear at church on Sunday affect the rest of your week? Maybe you let your beliefs remain at a surface level, never letting them really change who you are. But when you read and study the words of Jesus, you can't help but grow in your faith. 

Always offers you 90 short devotions that help you encounter Jesus's words for yourself. Popular author Melody Carlson unpacks the message that Jesus wanted his followers to understand. Then she shows you how it applies to your life during the highs and lows of school, family life, relationships, and more.

If you want to read the Bible for all it's worth, check out this final book in the Words from the Rock series.
  
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. She also writes many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the True Colors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon. Visit Melody's website at www.melodycarlson.com.

MY REVIEW:

Melody Carlson introduces this inspirational devotional for teen girls by relating her experience with finding her faith. After becoming what she calls a “Jesus freak” at fifteen, she then later on, feeling full like “at Thanksgiving dinner too long” moved to a redlined Bible where she says all of Jesus words were packed with “wisdom, truth, and life”.  That is when she decided to write a devotional series using these words and indeed she did. ALWAYS is the last in a trilogy of her devotional series, following the popular TRUE and LIFE.  What makes ALWAYS different, she explains, is that it features Scriptures from the last days of the earthly life of Jesus. She stresses staying connected no matter what with what she calls the Rock because as she states in her opening, “Jesus is the Rock”.

Thus each of the devotionals opens with Scriptures she titles “Words from the Rock” and she ends them with a lesson statement she calls “Stone for the Journey”. Each devotional also includes a prayer from Carlson and ends with “Final Word” also from Scripture.

Perhaps one might think that this is not a book that teen girls would flock to read but by the success of TRUE and LIFE, evidently that couldn’t be further from the truth. The lessons Carlson writes about are geared for exactly that age group in a relatable way with examples they can, and do, live with. Topics cover every imaginable subject from regret, love, loss, and mistakes, to faith, expectations, pain, and many more.

ALWAYS gives teens something to strengthen their faith while also helping them to understand the words of the Bible. The 90-day devotional could be just the thing a girl would need on any given day to help her get through those difficult years. The best part is that it is very appropriate and fitting without being too easy or too difficult, so that a young lady would welcome the few moments spent each day to guide her on her way. This would make a lovely gift as well for that special teenage girl in your life.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO DONNA AT BAKER
PUBLISHING, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS TEEN DEVOTIONAL
TO GIVE AWAY
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON WHO YOU WANT TO WIN THIS FOR AND WHY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY YOU ENTERED FROM THIS BLOG. YOU MAY COMMENT ON MORE THAN ONE AS LONG AS YOU ENTER THEM EACH SEPARATELY.

+1 MORE ENTRY: VISIT MELODY CARLSON'S WEBSITE HERE AND SEE IF YOU HAVE READ ANY OF HER OTHER BOOKS AND NAME ONE. IF YOU HAVEN'T, NAME ONE YOU THINK YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN.

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

GIVEAWAY ENDS
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 21!
GOOD LUCK!

37 comments:

debbie said...

I would like to give this to my best friend's daughter. I think she would like it.
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petite said...

This would be a perfect book for our friend's daughter who loves to read. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tore said...

I would like to win this for my son's sister. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

holdenj said...

I think this would be something nice to share with my daughter.
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holdenj said...

I can't believe how many books Melanie has written. I am really only familiar with some holiday ones, like The Christmas Dog.
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hendy said...

I want to win this for a family friend, who as a teen is starting to explore and question her spirituality.
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Nancye said...

I plan to share this book with my daughter when she is a bit older.

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Nancye said...

[Ooops! I forgot to include "why" for the first entry. Sorry! I would like to win this book because I love Melody Carlson and I love the message from this book.]

Other giveaways-- I entered the "False Friend" giveaway.

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Nancye said...

I have to say: I LOVE Melody Carlson's website!! I stayed on the site forever! There's SOOOOO much there!! All of her books sound wonderful! The Bloomberg Place series sounds great! I have read several of her books and have enjoyed them all! (Can't remember the titles!)

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