Winning things instead of buying them is thrifty. I am happy to announce the two winners of the best book in the world giveaway.
Before I tell you who the winners are, I have to tell you why I am so excited to give these Bibles away.
I collect Bibles. I don't believe in hoarding them. I love to give them out. The most important thing for a new Christian to own is a Bible. I truly believe if I had not bought a Bible the day before I came to Jesus, I would have long drifted away from Him. I share my story in my very first blog post.
Now when I meet a new Christian or if I am witnessing to an unbeliever, one of the first things I ask them is: "Do you have a Bible?" I don't want anyone following me (ahem, following my blog is o.k.) or my words, I want them to understand who God is by His powerful Word. I believe regularly reading God's word fortifies a Christan against false doctrines, worldliness and selfishness. It's like I tell my preschool Sunday school class while flexing my muscles, "The Word of God makes you a strong Christian who can fight the Devil."
I have been passing out Bibles randomly for years. Just last month, God was faithful to show me, it is not in vain. Two ladies at Laser tag(because that's where boy moms hang out) and I were talking. One reminded me years ago about the Bible promise book I had given her. I had forgotten about it. The other friend piped up. "You gave me a Bible, too!" That was last summer. I bet those books aren't collecting dust. I have been watching those ladies grow in Christ. How cool is that?
If you didn't win, don't be disappointed, pick up the Bible you already own. If you did win, please pass it on, it's too good to sit on a shelf. If you have some Bibles collecting dust, pass them on. You never know how much you are blessing someone.
Now for the Journey Bible:
The winning comment is:
My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:10-14 and I like it in The Message version:
This is God's Word on the subject: "As soon as Babylon's seventy years are up and not a day before, I'll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. "When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. "When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you. I'll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you"—God's Decree—"bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it."
For the awesomely stylish slimline red leather Bible:
the winning comment is:
My favorite verse is John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Someone showed me that verse when we were going through our miscarriages and the Truth speaks to me every time I read it. I also love Psalm 115:3, "Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him." Of course there is also Psalm Psalm 56:8 "Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?" Love that one, too! ;-D
I will be in touch with the winners, congratulations! Being a thrifty person, I will mail them media rate. Look for more fun giveaways next year!
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