Tell your friends — if they don’t already have their very own copy of “Wrestling with God,” there will be a one-week book giveaway starting June 24 on Goodreads.
I’m giving away five copies of my book in honor of the awards that WWG has received — a first prize gold IPPY in the Religion Eastern-Western category from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Also a finalist place in three other contests: Foreword Review’s INDIEFAB contest, the American Book Awards, and the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. The INDIEFAB prize winners will be announced this Saturday at the American Library Association meeting in Orlando.
What’s a Book Giveaway?
The Goodreads book giveaways are a lot of fun, and totally free. All you have to do is click here for the “Wrestling with God” giveaway link if you are a Goodreads member. Fill out the form and that will enter you in the raffle for a copy of “Wrestling with God,” signed and delivered to you free
If you don’t know about Goodreads, I recommend exploring the site. Lots of interesting authors and books — and you’ll probably run into some of your reading friends there offering their book recommendations and comments.
By the way, if you haven’t gotten around to reading your copy of “Wrestling with God,” summertime is a great time to dig in. You can take the book to the beach or on an airplane and read it in bits and pieces — starting at the beginning or the middle with whatever story catches your eye — the Buddhist monk who makes the 650-mile bowing pilgrimage up the California coast, the African-American pastor whose sandwiches exhort him to “Go preach!” the World War II POW who survives a forced march across Germany. Lots of good stuff to read regardless of whether you feel up to wrestling with God personally.
Here are some of my favorite books of recent years: “The Muslim Next Door,” “The Emerging, Emergent Church — What’s Up Next for Christianity?” “An American Attorney Looks at Islamic Law.” Anything by Jon Krakauer.