First off… I want to entice you just a little. Amongst many other books, I have five, yes you read that right, I said FIVE copies of Max Lucado’s new book FEARLESS to give away next week – and you could win a copy.
Fearless is published by Thomas Nelson and has only just been released so these are hot off the presses!
If you haven’t yet entered, go here to enter the giveaway and then go here to find out how to get five bonus entries and give yourself more chances to win.
BUT WAIT… There’s more!
Today, I’m giving you two more ways to get bonus entries:
- It’s Helen’s birthday today. You may not know Helen, but that’s OK, I don’t know her all that well either. She’s an online friend of mine and in the spirit of sharing the love, I’ll give you THREE bonus entries into my giveaway if you drop by her blog and leave a comment on her post (saying happy birthday in your comment would be good 🙂 ). Find her birthday blog post here: Helen’s Birthday Post. If you’re reading this after the fact, you can still earn bonus entries by popping over there and commenting on her post. I’ll keep checking the comments up until the 9th September 2009.
- As well as getting bonus entries just for wishing Helen a happy birthday, you can get THREE more bonus entries by writing a post on your blog some time before September 10th 2009 on one of the following two subjects (and don’t forget to leave a comment here when you’ve done it so I know to give you your bonus entries):
- What BEING the Church means. It’s easy to DO church, just turn up on a Sunday morning and do all the right things, it’s much harder to BE the Church out in the world. Tell us about your experiences of being the Church. (see some examples here)
- Who the Church are. The Church is not a place or an institution – it’s people, a family. Tell us about some of our family members who we’ve maybe never met before.
So… there are six bonus entries up for grabs today. Three are easy to get: go enjoy Helen’s post and wish her a happy birthday. The other three are harder to get because I know most of you schedule your posts in advance – but hey, it wouldn’t be a competition if there wasn’t a little bit of difficulty to it!
I am really looking forward to reading your posts and rediscovering the Church with you!
19 Reply to “Bonus entries in TWO ways – blogiversary giveaway”
Wow. I’m on it. I wrote a similar post today, but it’s not technically about the Church and how it’s supposed to be but rather about how Christianity is real, so is God and it’s not all magic and money.
I’ll think something up just for you though!
Oh, and first comment! w00t.
Congratulations on the first comment. it always feels like I’ve won something when I get the first comment! 🙂
I want this book so if I don’t win it (which I assume I will) then I’ll have to Amazon it. (Yes, I just verbed Amazon). Does my Helen birthday blog post count for 3 more? I have commented on hers, however.
Peter, thank you for your birthday wishes, and for your clever way to send your commenters over to me to wish me a Happy Birthday. That is very kind of you. All these well wishes really are making a Happy Birthday for me this morning.
I’m so confused… comments and points and blogs, oh my! So most of my posts are technically about being the church- does that count or do I need to include that phrase? 🙂
So many possibilities! 🙂
By some funny coincidence, I think my post today fits into the categories that you described… Go by and see what you think.
Peter, I sort of did mine on fottsp, but don’t give me any extra entries for it. It is more of a description on how I need to improve than how I Be the Church.
I will share more positively on my own blog soon. I do recognize that I am not all bad! 🙂 But fottsp seemed like the best place to do this. You’ll see why. I seem to be hiding my posts all over the blogisphere. 🙂
I’ve noticed that you are slowly taking over the blogosphere.. that may not be a bad thing, actually!
I would love the book! Already sent Helen b-day wishes (including a post in her honor).
I like the idea about being the church. I’ll join in next week with a post.
Great to have you come by!
I’ll put you in the drawing. Hope you win!
Once again, I’m in. It’s a common subject for me and one of the reasons I got into blogging. Be happy to come up with something fresh.
Good day Peter,
I wrote a post on my blog, as well as sent greetings to Helen.
I think I Tweeted about the contest as well.
Have a blessed week!
If you win, will you let me and Debbie read it after you?