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Book Giveaway – Kate Bowler, Jessica Richie – The Lives We Actually Have [5 winners]

We’re excited to run this giveaway of FIVE copies of this great new book:

The Lives We Actually Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days
by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie

Paperback: Convergent Books, 2023
 
 

*** LISTEN to a podcast by the author introducing her book


Book Description:

Warm and witty blessings found within the struggles of our shared humanity, from the New York Times bestselling authors of Good Enough

Blessed are you, the strange duck.
You with the very intense hobbies.
Or the collection of movies or mugs or sneakers.
You with the hometown or home team that makes you very, very proud.
You, my dear, in all your intricacies . . . are a marvel.

We live in a world that demands relentless perfection. Happy marriages and easy friendships. Bucket list–level adventures and matching family photos. But what if our actual lives don’t feel very #blessed? Might our everyday existence be worthy of a blessing too? Even an average Tuesday?

Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie offer creative, faith-based blessings that center gratitude and hope while acknowledging our real, messy lives. Formatted like a prayer book, The Lives We Actually Have is an oasis and a landing spot for weary souls, with blessings that focus on the full range of human moments: garbage days, lovely days, grief-stricken days, and even (especially) completely ordinary days. These heartfelt blessings are a chance to exhale when we feel everything from careworn to restless, devastated to bored. Let’s have a reminder that we don’t need to wait for perfect lives when we can bless the lives we actually have.


Enter now to win a copy of this great new book:
(It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :

 
1) Receive our free weekly online edition via email
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2) Post the following message on your blog, Facebook Profile, or on Twitter:

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3) Leave a comment below confirming that you are subscribed to the email digest (#1) **AND** a link to your post for #2 before 11PM PT on Monday March 6, 2023
(Leaving a comment is essential as we will draw the giveaway winners from among the comments left.)

 
 
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To be eligible to win, entrants must reside in the United States.
We will draw the winner at random after the book giveaway ends, and will notify them promptly.

Katie Selby is Associate Editor of The Englewood Review of Books. Prior to her family‘s recent transition to the Englewood Christian Church community, Katie served various churches and organizations in Nebraska, East Tennessee, India, and Ethiopia. She is an M.Div. graduate of Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University.

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12 Comments

  1. Kaleigh Richardson

    I have heard so many great things about this book – excited to see it here!
    Subscribed and posted – https://twitter.com/_kaleigh_r/status/1631373930798673924

  2. Manually posting an entry for Maura Crowley…

  3. I’m a subscriber and just tweeted (@thestarkate). I am so grateful for Kate’s writing and would love to win this book!