Thursday, September 29, 2011

Courageous Books Giveaway!

We've been looking forward to Courageous coming out this weekend! And, have plans with another couple to go see it on Saturday!

I received several books on the movie that were just recently released and I'd love to offer two of them up for giveaway here.


Courageous Living - here is the summary found on Amazon:

"In the new film COURAGEOUS (from the makers of Fireproof), four police officers are confident and focused when it comes to facing danger on the job. But leading their families at home in a God-honoring way? That takes courage.

Because it is important to take a faithful, fearless stand in so many areas of life, pastor and COURAGEOUS executive producer Michael Catt offers Courageous Living as a closer look at biblical themes and characters that inspired the greatly anticipated movie.

Catt brings fresh insight to "stories of people in the Bible who displayed great courage when it would have been easier to play it safe... (who) challenge me to keep moving forward. They demand that I examine my priorities and deal with anything that brings fear to my heart."

Readers will catch a new wind of bravery in the bold accounts of Abraham ("The Courage to Get Going"), Nehemiah ("The Courage to Face Criticism"), and Ruth ("The Courage to Face an Uncertain Future"). There are also growth opportunities in the stirring stories of Moses, Elijah, Joshua, Daniel, Gideon, Nehemiah, Stephen, and Paul and Timothy."

The Resolution for Women is described on Amazon as:

"Written in partnership with Sherwood Pictures' upcoming film, COURAGEOUS, in The Resolution for Women, popular speaker and author Priscilla Shirer challenges all women to be intentional about embracing and thriving in God’s beautiful and eternal calling on their lives.

Like the men in the movie who resolve to fully accept their responsibilities before God, Shirer explains how today's women can and should live out their own resolution. It is "a defining banner that hangs over your life, written in the ink of your own choices." A woman's banner should be an accurate reflection of who she desires to be-someone completely Christ-centered who blesses and changes things in her world for the better.

The Resolution for Women inspires women with intentional, spirit-filled living from three unique angles. Section one, entitled, "This Is Who I Am," helps a woman define herself as "authentically me, purposefully feminine, surprisingly satisfied, and faithfully His." Section two, "This Is What I Have," invites her to value "my best, my blessing, my honor, and my heart." And Section three, "This Is What Matters To Me," focuses on joyfully honoring God as a wife, mother, and family member while resolving to live with the grace that leaves a godly legacy. The Resolution for Women is designed to inspire a revolution."

There is also a Resolution for Men available.

If you'd like a chance to win one of the books pictured above, please just leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner by Random Number Generator.

Comments will be accepted until Friday night, September 30 at 10pm EST.
Giveaway is open to US Residents only.

I received copies of all three books for review.

37 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

How crazy! I just bought The Resolution! Started reading it yesterday and Yes it is good! You know you have a good book when you get out a highlighter and pen.

Linda said...

Since Amazon's shipping policy is always making it impossible for me, I'd be incredibly happy if I could read one of these books through this giveaway. And, of course, more than happy to pay for the oerseas shipping (as it can ring up quite a bit)

Blessings from the Netherlands!

melissa said...

I need new books to read and ways to be inspired and refreshed. :) I'm an overseas reader, but will be back in the US in a few short weeks, and will have a US shipping address.

Leigh F said...

I am so excited about this movie and was just reading about the books the other day. I would love to read these!
fantprestonL@att.net

Betsy said...

I would love to read one of these books!

Wendi said...

Everytime I visit the bookstore I eye the Courageous display. I am super excited to see the movie and would love to read these books.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

How wonderful! I would love to read these! :) I don't know that I will have the chance to watch Courageous when it comes out...but I know I want to watch it at some point! I have been looking forward to it! :)

fixedonHIM said...

What a blessing any one of these books would be for our family with where we are at right now in a shift of seasons!

We also are looking forward to seeing the movie. What a powerful message for the men of this country to receive!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win one of these. I am excited to see how God will use the movie and these books!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Terri S.
Madison wI
ponyxpress9 at yahoo dot com

Susan Brant said...

Monica, I would love to have one of these to add to our library of books on marriage. But most of all, I know I would enjoy reading it.
Susan

Peggy said...

Our youth pastor was able to see this movie in a special screening several months ago and highly recommends it. The books sound wonderful and it is something that has been on my heart recently. Living intentionally and purposely...

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win one of these! We plan to see the movie this weekend!

Amara
kwasfamily@sbcglobal.net

Brenda said...

Oooooo!! We've been waiting all YEAR for this movie, and can't wait to see it either......especially since my husband is a police officer also!! Have fun on your date!!
Would love these tools to strengthen our walk with the Lord!!

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

Oh, we've been so excited for this movie! What a wonderful opportunity to get these books into more hands- thank you!

Shaybplus3 said...

I would love to read these books!

Thanks for this opportunity.

Momma to 3
Shay B

Jill said...

I'm so excited about this movie; we're going to see it with our church group. Great give away!

Jill
jillsawant at yahoo dot com

Deanna said...

I can't wait to watch Courageous and I'd love to read this book as well!

Deanna
dmfitzpatrick16 @ rangers.nwosu.edu

angie said...

I'm sure this movie will be especially poignant for you and your husband.
I'm looking forward to seeing it soon. I know that a predictor of a movie's success and longevity in the theaters is the first weekend, but we are unable to go this weekend. On my bucket list for fall~ seeing Dolphin Tale and Courageous in the theater...and we rarely go to the movies!
Thanks for offering these books as giveaways. I'm sure they are good, as is the Love Dare from Fireproof.

Country Girl in the City said...

I am looking forward to seeing this movie with hubby! Would love to receive one of these books.

LynnMarie said...

I'm looking forwarded to seeing that movie as well. I would love to win one of the books.Thank you for doing this

Kimberly said...

I would love a chance to win a book. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing. These look like excellent books.

Davonne said...

I can't wait to see that movie, and I've been looking for a new good-quality book to read so I'd love to win one of these! Thank you for the opportunity :)

DavonneMarie @ HighPCS . com (remove spaces)

Heather said...

Thanks for another great giveaway! We haven't seen a movie in the theaters for years now, very challenging with two (very soon it will be 3) tiny ones...someday we'll do it again. In the meantime thank goodness for the library and their selection and a healthy, growing family. Hope you enjoy your evening out!

Heather

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

Thanks for another great giveaway. I would love any of them.

Kelly said...

Am so looking forward to this movie. Am struggling to parent my 12 year old girl alone as my husband recently died. I feel like I need a "push" and hope I get inspired by the movie. Would love to read a book also. Thanks Monica. Sincerely, Kelly
g4p81nc65@yahoo.com

Angel said...

I'd love COurageous living! I'm so excited about the movie!

a mom of many said...

looking forward to seeing Courageous & would love a copy of a book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Chef Penny said...

I would love the one for men for my husband or the one for women for me. I can't wait to see the movie too!

Anonymous said...

My husband got to preview the movie over the summer and can't wait to take some friends of his. Thanks for the chance to win a book!

tabasko4@verizon.net

Crystal said...

The movie Couragous caught my eye a while back. My son is going to college getting his crime and delinquency degree and then hopes to go on the a police academy. I thought this movie would be a great one for him to see. But I always like to read the book before I see the movie. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amy said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I heard about the movie and look forward to seeing it when it comes out on DVD. I'd enjoy winning any of the books you have up for giveaway- God bless you!
brian amy 10 at hotmail dot com

scraphag said...

Thank you for the collective information. I just recently learned that tomorrow will be the screening for Courageous.....the two books also sound intriguing. Although I have an unsaved but surely not unloved spouse, it would be a great read for me! Maybe as I continue to grow, he will be in a position some day to seek out the men's book. We can pray on that!
thank you for the opportunity!
caseytoney at yahoo dot com
I do love reading all of your lovely posts!

Agnes said...

The resolution for women seems interested, I never heard about it. Change to win.

Jenny's Heart said...

I love the Sherwood Pictures films ALL of them, we are going to see Courageous on Sunday and I can't wait!
Thanks for such a great give away too.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Thanks for you blog of encouragement and thanks for the give away too!!

Kathy

Rosie said...

I would love to win one of these books...looking forward to seeing the movie! Great giveaway!