Friday, November 26, 2010

Giveaway: Putting God Back in the Holidays

I recently received a review copy of Putting God Back in the Holidays from Moody Publishers. And, I get to give one away as well!!

I've really enjoyed flipping through this book and exploring different sections. The book is divided into six basic sections: New Years, Birthdays, Good Friday and Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Other Holidays.

Each section can stand alone and you can use this as a great tool to reference the upcoming holidays in your own home. I also love that there is a section on spiritual birthdays!

I know that lots of you would really enjoy this book - wish I could give each of you one! But, if you would like to enter for the one copy that I can give away, please just leave a comment on this post.

Comments will be accepted until November 27 at 9pm.

Disclosure: I received two copies of Putting God Back in the Holidays from Moody Publishers to read and share about here. I will be mailing the winners copy to them, but it is provided courtesy of Moody. Opinion expressed is my own.

74 comments:

http://annasklar.wordpress.com said...

This would be such a great resource - I love ideas for making the holidays more God-centred. And I'd especially love to know more about highlighting spiritual birthdays. We just celebrated our younger son's first spiritual birthday - check out the idea here:
http://annasklar.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/a-different-kind-of-birthday/

3potsies said...

Hello Monica,

I absolutly love your blog! Though I live in the Netherlands (and some things work different here - for example we are 'struggeling' through Sinterklaas now, a festivity which can be compared with Santa Claus), I read your blog frequently and try to apply your ideas in a way that works for us. My main goal is to create a Christ-centered-home where grace, love and peace can be tasted. Your blog inspires me to do so. Thank you for sharing!

I would be very interested in the book, but I guess you can't sent a copy to the Netherlands?

May God bless you and your beautiful family!

Esther Pots (from the Netherlands)
epots@kpnplanet.nl

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would love a chance to win!
Thank you Monica!

Peggy said...

Would love to be a part of this give away. The book is exactly what I need as I want to put God back into my grandchildrens Christmas

Wendi said...

Sounds like a great book.

Anna at Joy In Every Step said...

This sounds like a wonderful books! Thanks for holding this giveaway!

melissa said...

sounds like a great book! we're looking for ways to do this in our family, especially with our little ones this year!

Ami said...

this looks really interesting.

ericself@roadrunner.com

Denise said...

It is easy to get caught up in the hype of the holidays and forget the true meaning. Would like to read this book!

Denise said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave my email address...

stonemedic76@hotmail.com

Crystal said...

I have heard a lot about this book. I would love to read it.

Janna said...

Looks like a very helpful book!

*carrie* said...

Looks like a neat book. I'm not familiar with it, but I of course loved the Noel Piper one!

Pam said...

Your blog is such an encouragement! Keep it up~ This book looks to be a wonderful resource. Thanks for the chance to win!
pdogaard@msn.com

Melissa said...

Looks like a great book!

Jeremiah and Stephenie said...

I would love to read this book! Thank you.

angie said...

I'm so eager to thumb through this book. (I think you could have written it!) Thank you for all of these Christ-centered giveaways as we turn our hearts and minds toward Christmas.

Agnes said...

what a lovely book - I never heard about it .
Thank you!

Cabogirl said...

I would love some new things to try with my girls. I put a lot of thought into our celebrations at Easter this past year and the girls loved it. Christmas is already bustling around us and I would love to point it all to Him.

Jamie said...

Very fun! Looks like a great read!

gmaofthree said...

It is so helpful to have practical ideas ready at hand. This sounds like a great resource!

Donna

Mrs. K said...

Would love a copy of this!

Carrie said...

This one looks fantastic! I'd love to be included in the giveaway. Thanks!

Mary said...

This would be wonderful for our family. I always look for more ways to be sure my children know and acknowledge God in all things! Thanks for all of the wonderful give-aways! I especially love that they are meaningful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your generousity! I would love to own this!
Tracy
btcassel@verizon.net

Dawn said...

I would absolutely love this book!!!

Bryssy said...

I'd love to read this book!

being molded said...

What a blessing this would be to have!

barbara said...

I love keeping our family and activities God-centered. Thank you for the opportunity to win this resource for more ideas.

Shannon Miller said...

I love this - just what I'm trying to focus on w/ all our birthdays and holidays this season!

Amanda said...

This looks wonderful!
Thank you!
escue2007 at yahoo dot com

Erin said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
Erin
EJLong at gmail dot com

Susan said...

I have heard of this book, but I haven't had to chance to read it. Great giveaway.

Mrs. Pear said...

This is a book that is high on my wish list! I did not grow up in a family that out God front and center, or even included Him very much, so this book really appeals to me!

Susan B. said...

sounds very interesting and I would enjoy any ideas about how to make God more a part of our holidays!!

Heather said...

Thank you for so many great giveaways!

Heather

Trace said...

Thanks so much for all of these chances to win such wonderful gifts!
I'd love to be entered to win this one...
Blessings to you and your family...
Tracy

Catharina de Bononia said...

This sounds really interesting--thanks!

Lisa said...

I could always use ideas on how to put God in the holidays. I love that it includes birthdays, etc.
Lisa
totaleclipse22@yahoo.com

Holly Days Closet said...

I would love to win I'm in.
Holly

hollydaycloset@yahoo.com

Carly said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! I am going to check it out and would love it win! Thank you!

Gina said...

I love when you do book reviews of books you enjoy and this one sounds like something I'd enjoy!
Gina

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to win this book! It has been on my heart lately how to make our holidays more God-centered.

Blessings,
Flower Petal

leekat6 at verizon dot net

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! We are ALWAYS trying to down play the commercialism of holidays I think it's why THANKSGIVING is my favorite, we PRAISE God for all we have and HE provides and there are NO gifts to exchange... However at Christmas we do make a birthday cake for Jesus, something my mom started when my sister and I were little we do it now with our families... I would love other suggestions though! Thanks

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

I have seen this book and know that I would really love it. Thanks!

Brenda said...

This has been such a burden on my heart this year!!! Especially since I've had many, many heartfelt conversations with my friend over the last 6 months who is a devout Jehovah's Witness, and who does not celebrate any holidays at all. I so want to be a consistent testimony to her!!!

Michelle said...

Oh wow, this looks like a great book! I'd love to enter:
beanandpumpkin2@aol.com

Carina said...

Thank you for reviewing this book! Even if I don't win this one, I think I will be reading it as I am always looking for more ways to incorporate God into our family celebrations!

Mippy said...

Hi Monica!
I would really enjoy a copy of this book!
The reason for the season gets lost in the hustle and bustle or trying to do this or that and I truly am struggling to find te spirit and reason for the season this year.
I'd love ideas to get that back in this upcoming Christams seasona s well as the other holidays.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

Angelia said...

Monica, I hope your Thanksgiving was a special one. I made the cute yarn turkey and everyone like him. My littlest kids loved pretendeing to talk to him. It was an simple craft my teen daughter had fun doing with me (that made me happy). I made the pie play dough too but we have not played with it yet. It was pretty on the counter. My hubby said he wished they were real to eat. ha ha. Thank you for the giveaway day. I would really like this book of ideas. It looks full of ways to do just what my heart desires for all days. May God bless us all to know how to make Him the center of our lives. smiles, Angelia in TX

kymk99 said...

This sounds like a great resource to have a home! Would love to win a copy!

ChellsenClan said...

Would love this book
Kathey

Anonymous said...

What a perfect treasured resource to have in my home!! Thanks for giving one away!
Kellie M.

Jessica said...

What a wonderful sounding book. I would love to read it for more ideas on how to keep our family centered on what is really important in life both during the holidays and during the rest of the year.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

angelhomemaker at yahoo dot com

Dorcas said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Like someone else said, you are such an encouragement in making the holidays God-centered. Thanks for that!

Lady Dorothy said...

I love this type of resource. Thank you for sharing!

Jenelle said...

Sounds great. Win or not, I need to check this one out.

Anonymous said...

I should have been the first one to enter in my comments seeing that I'm almost a whole day ahead! lol! This is a book I would really enjoying having for my family. ~Christy S. christyrstanton@hotmail.com

forr2girls said...

This looks like a great read!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I actually just added this to my Amazon wish list! :)

Amara
kwasfamily@sbcglobal.net

Karen said...

This looks like a wonderful book!

JStacie said...

Sounds great! I would be interested to read this one.

Davonne said...

I've never celebrated holidays as a religious thing (I'm a Christian, but we celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus on the first day of each week when we partake of the Lord's Supper). I have been working to take the greed out of Christmas, and to teach our children to focus on the giving instead of the getting though. I would love to see what the author has to say regarding the topic, as I've never given it much thought until recently.

Kaira said...

I'd like to read this book.

A Simple Life... said...

Would LOVE to win ~ looks like a good book!

fixedonHIM said...

What a delight this book would be and putting it to use!

joysmallpack said...

I would love to read this book and gather new ideas!!! Thank you!

LS said...

Would love to win!

Anonymous said...

I was reading somewhere about this book just the other day. I would love to have this book.

crystal_824@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great book.
~Yvette
yvette@im4christ.org

Anonymous said...

Our family would be blessed by receiving this book.
Anne
jhall80@stny.rr.com

Danielle Weissman said...

Looks Like a great resource! I need some motivation this year.;)

TamaraP. said...

I would love a chance to win this book! :o)