Thursday, January 20, 2011

Passionate Housewives Giveaway**CLOSED**

I purchased "Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God" by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald over a year ago. I don't even know how I got the email ad for the book. I figured it must have been though something else I had signed up for. Apparently God works even through emails. That was something I wasn't aware of.
The book was just coming out and for promotion, it was only $7. The description intrigued me and I figured, "$7? What do I have to lose?" Well, except for the $7. When it arrived I think I set it aside to read at a later date. After all, there isn't much reading going on around here unless it's a book geared towards ages 6 and under.Once I did finally get a chance to open it and start reading, I was hooked. I "passionately" read the pages every day and by the end of the book I had multiple new feelings. My first was of deep conviction. This book plainly tells it like it is with no foo-foo and frills to make you "feel good." It shares God's plan for mothers and homemakers. It's calls out all the women who are so caught up in "me" time and other "priorities." My next feeling was of pure joy! I thought, you mean to tell me that the desires of my heart are truly God's plan for me? That the way I have been thinking all along, those gut instincts and maternal feelings are right? And the world is wrong? Yep. Praise God!
Here's a little about the book, in it's own words,
"Have you struggled to reconcile God’s vision of virtuous womanhood with worldly myths that marginalize and mock the role of the homemaker? Do you wrestle with cultural messages that demean the homemaker’s calling and exalt instead the emotionally androgynous power-woman — the wife whose worth is measured only by the degree of her ambition, the shape of her body, or her money-making skills? Such is the image of the “desperate housewife” that the modern media, culture, and feminism are promoting with great energy.
In a delightfully fresh and honest way, this book addresses these issues head-on and provides fresh vision for the hopeful homemaker. Hear a former “Christian” feminist share how she went from a die-hard homemaker-in-training to a dedicated career woman and then back again — after God gripped her heart. See the hollow counterfeit of whitewashed feminism and “me-ology” destroyed. And consider the beautiful picture painted in Scripture of the truly fulfilled homemaker who glories in the hopeful calling God created for her."

I honestly wish that ALL mothers could read this book and learn from it. It is certainly a book that I will read again and again, gleaning the truths that it presents each and every time!
If you'd like to win your very own copy then please follow these instructions:
Rules:
This giveaway is open to everyone!
Giveaway ends January 29th at 8pm PST
For 1 entry, please leave a comment below; any kind of comment is fine.
For a 2nd entry, please Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway and leave another comment telling me that you did
For a 3rd entry, please blog about it and leave another comment telling me that you did
Winner will be drawn randomly by Random.org on or around the 30th.


Vision Forum sells this book, in case you can't wait to see if you've won! I purchased this book to giveaway with my own money, it's not a promotion through them. I honestly believe in this book and it's message and I know it will be an uplifting encouragement to the woman who reads it!

44 comments:

Leah S said...

I've tried to win this book a couple times now... my library doesn't carry it. :(

Kristy said...

I have been meaning to purchase this book for awhile now but like you am more likely to by a book for or about kids!:)

Kristy said...

I posted on facebook:)

Kristy said...

I posted on my blog;)

Carmen said...

Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God is one of the books I have on my long "To Read" list! Would love to read it.

Carmen said...

I just posted this giveway on facebook.

Spinnitter said...

Looks like just what I need!

Hannah said...

I would love to read this!

Mariliz@Mariliz's Musings said...

I would love to be entered for a copy of the book. Thank you!

Amy Johnson said...

Looks like a GREAT book! Thanks.

mommyx12 said...

No need to enter me as I have this book. I just wanted to wish a good luck to whoever wins and my own recommendations on the book. It's great reading and whoever loves it will not be disappointed in it!!

It's wonderful that you are doing this. A great choice of a give away.

AMKreations said...

Wow, I am honestly sitting here thinking...you mean that someone is validating my life? It's hard to be a housewife and mom sometimes and I guess knowing that God is please with what you do makes all the difference.

Thanks for spending your own $ to buy this book to give away. I am touched, because I know that Mom's work 24/7 and get paid very little. God bless you.

Tammy said...

I've seen this book and often thought I should read it. Thanks for the offer to get it through your blog! God bless you!

Tammy said...

I posted on FB :)

Alisa said...

I'd love to win this book! I've read a couple of reviews on it and am intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway.

Christa said...

Hi Heather,
Just stopping in to say hi and I hope all is well with you. No need to enter me in the drawing because I already have the book and read it. Wonderful book! I would rather see one of your other followers win.
Getting lots of snow right now. Yippee!

Christa

Lora said...

i so need to read this book! thanks for the chance to win! blessings, lora (eagerhands@gmail.com)

Lora said...

tweeted about it! :) lora
eagerhands@gmail.com

Susanna said...

sounds a bit like my life! would like to read it! thanks for sharing!! :)

Krista said...

Love to read it. I love their blog. Posted on facebook

Jaime said...

I would love to have this book! Next week is my birthday and it would be the best birthday present! :)

Jaime said...

I also posted a link on facebook. :)

graceglory said...

So wonderful of you to invest in affirming women!

graceglory said...

FB'd about it!

Zucchinimom said...

This sounds like a great book! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Kristin said...

Me time is soooo over rated. Children do grow up! I will have more me time than I know what to do with some day.
Thanks for the great book review and chance to win! Love it!

Sonya S said...

I've never heard of this book, but sounds like a great one as I try to figure out the role of wife and mother to our two boys in this world. Thank you!

Jessica Brammer said...

Sounds like an interesting book! The role of wife and mother can seem so complicated in this day and age, this book should be helpful.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I've seen this book and thought it would be a great read! How kind of you to offer it to a reader, Heather.

Leslie said...

this is such a great giveaway!! can't wait to see who wins

homeclynn said...

I would love to read this book.

lisawith4 said...

please count me in!!! thanks,heather.

Renata said...

This book sounds wonderful - I've seen the picture a couple of times, but never read a review - thank you. I would love an entry in your giveaway if it's open to international visitors (if not I understand). I will have to look around for a copy if not.... wonder if book depositry has it?
Have a wonderful day
Renata:)

Lovin' Life said...

I have wanted to read this book! Please enter me. :)

Lovin' Life said...

Posted about it on my blog :)

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

If only we could buy and find time to read all the books we wish to read!

Laura

Nan S. said...

The book sounds wonderful!

Eva said...

I'd like a shot at winning this book! I'm sure it's an interesting perspective.

Krafty Girl said...

This book sounds great!

Becky H said...

Thanks for the chance to read what sounds like a great book. Yes Motherhood is not looked on like it use to be but I thank the Lord that my mom took the time to teach me what a great mother and wife was all about. It was always God first in her life then dad then us kids.
God Bless
Bec
beckyhoney@centurytel.net

Jerilyn said...

hmmm... sounds quite interesting. I've always been comfortable being a stay at home mom knowing that raising my children is a great thing but having some encouragement in this role is always welcomed. Thanks for the opportunity with this giveaway!

Diane said...

Looks like a great book to try. Please enter me in the giveaway.
Blessings
Diane

Cottage lover said...

Thank you for your review! I've seen this book and wondered about it. I would love to read it!

Holly said...

Man I miss you! I am so glad you found this book for "us"! I may have to borrow it again and actually read it this time!

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