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Love reading new books? Like winning free products? This is the place for you. Every Friday, Handlebar / C. Grant & Company give away five free copies of a recently released book from one of our publishing partners. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years and older.

October 20 - 31, 2014

watchforthelightENThis week we are giving away 5 copies of Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas with contributions from C.S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Annie Dillard and more, released by Plough Publishing.

Book Description: Though Christians the world over make yearly preparations for Lent, there’s a conspicuous lack of good books for that other great spiritual season: Advent. All the same, this four-week period leading up to Christmas is making a comeback as growing numbers reject shopping-mall frenzy and examine the deeper meaning of the season.

Ecumenical in scope, these fifty devotions invite the reader to contemplate the great themes of Christmas and the significance that the coming of Jesus has for each of us – not only during Advent, but every day. Whether sampled at leisure or used on a daily basis, Watch for the Light gives the phrase “holiday preparations” new depth and meaning.

Includes writings by John Donne, Meister Eckhart, Dorothy Day, T. S. Eliot, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Eberhard Arnold, G. M. Hopkins, Martin Luther, Edith Stein, Thomas Aquinas, Dorothee Soelle, Philip Yancey, and others.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
It’s hard to go wrong with writers such as these. . . . Born of obvious passion and graced with superb writing, this collection is a welcome – even necessary – addition.

 

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October 13 - 17, 2014

This Evening Prayersweek we are giving away 5 copies of Evening Prayers For Every Day of the Year by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt, released by Plough Publishing.

Book Description: We want to turn to God at the close of each day, but often don’t find the words to express our deepest feelings. This collection of prayers is one of the few daily devotionals especially intended for use in the evening.

Blumhardt’s words bespeak a certainty in God’s nearness. The peace that flows from them comes from a firm conviction that God’s kingdom is indeed on the way. In challenging times like our own, this reassurance can bring us serenity each evening of the year.

 

Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School
A tonic many weary souls need.

Luci Shaw, author, Water My Soul
This book of prayers is a treasure, a precious pearl. May others discover its riches, as I have.

John E. Phelan, Jr. The Covenant Companion
Blumhardt’s conviction that God is present and powerful in the world today breathes through every prayer. Striking, moving, and provocative…

 

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