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Sunday Snippet: Three Special Stories – A GiveAway…

February 8th, 2010 · 25 Comments

Just for fun… I have three brilliant books to GiveAway this week. As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway…


Now these are story books published by Scripture Union and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. One often finds that stories that aren’t Bible stories, but are obviously Christian stories can be packed with blessed little thoughts and are really just a bit poofy. These one’s aren’t!!!

They are fun and funky they have a page of easy reading for the adult person and then an illustrated page with two lines of really easy reading for your beginner reader. Each story is based on a short passage from the Bible and the Bible reading is at the end of the book. I like that with the Bible verse from the New Living Translation there is a rhyming paraphrase for little kids – very nice! And a couple of sweet activities are popped on at the end of the book, just to help you unwrap the message of the book. These would be great for reading at home or in a class… The books are all in one lessons!!!

Here we go:


  1. This story is based on Psalm 103:8-12 and is the story of a little girl, Xanthe, who feels bad about things she has done wrong in the past. Her mum explains that our forgiven sins are like balloons that float away out of reach… far far away never to return. Just like balloons they never come back!!!
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  3. The Diamond Girl is so Delightful!!! Especially since I have a girl who can not stop dancing and dancing and dancing!!! The story is another Xanthe story, about a girl who dances and dances and then stops to be the same as everyone else… and the ramifications of her not dancing!!! Turns out she is her Dads special dancing diamond and knowing that helped her to return to her own happy self. This story is from Psalm 139:13-18
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  5. Brilliant Bones rhymes!!! Gotta love a book that rhymes!!! It is the story of Harriet Carbuncle Petrifee Jones… who passionately gathers bones until she finds a marvelous treasure… and she sells all that she has collected for this one treasure. It is based on Matthew 13:44-46.

If you would like to win these books then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Friday, 12 February 2009, and we will draw and publish the winner next week on Sunday! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jess // Feb 9, 2010 at 2:58 am

    pick me, pick me! They look fantastic!

  • 2 thesleepyknitter // Feb 9, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Those books sound lovely! Please enter me.

    Also, my Stephen Lungu book arrived via inter library loan. Thank you for the lead on the book — I’m looking forward to reading it!


  • 3 Deirdre // Feb 9, 2010 at 5:17 am

    These look fantastic. I love books that incorporate scripture.

  • 4 Paige // Feb 9, 2010 at 6:15 am

    these look lovely. My oldest still has a few years to go before he will learn to read, but I would love to save them for him.

  • 5 Shells // Feb 9, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I have just finished the Karen Kingsbury novel I won on your site, lovely read and lovely to win something 🙂
    Would love to try again!
    Thank you.

  • 6 Hazel // Feb 9, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Oh, those look super! Especially the one about the dancer. I too have not just one but THREE dancers in this household of girls, and in our tiny house, they drive me crazy twirling and leaping all over the show! Have a wonderful day, seven!!!

  • 7 Katy // Feb 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    These books sound wonderful! And pretty perfect for a 6 year old who also loves to dance!

  • 8 Kate // Feb 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Yes, please! The kids would love them, I’m sure! Hope you’re having a good week!

  • 9 Erin // Feb 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Oh, they look delightful! What fun 🙂

  • 10 Cilla // Feb 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Ooo… look wonderful for my 2 and 4 year old!
    Thank you for having another giveaway.

  • 11 teresa // Feb 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    count me in on this one they look great

  • 12 Tammy Mayes // Feb 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Wow these look great, thanks se7en for this offer!

  • 13 Leslie // Feb 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Definitely enter me! These books look awesome. I am a book fanatic and live in Costa Rica, where good books are hard to come by! I have four boys that would loooove this. 🙂 Thank you! And thank you for opening it up international!!!

  • 14 Margie // Feb 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Count me in! They look fun!

  • 15 Taryn // Feb 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Lovely! These really do look like fantastic books. I completely get the whole naffy Christian kids book thing, so it’s good to have a good review like this 🙂

  • 16 LaVonne // Feb 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    These books sound great. I know we’d love them here at our house.

  • 17 Olivia // Feb 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    ooh, looks like some good ones. Count me in too!

  • 18 // Feb 10, 2010 at 7:12 am

    We would love these books to share with our foster children. They are avid readers and we want to help them grow their collection. It would be such fun for them!

  • 19 Deb // Feb 10, 2010 at 7:18 am

    these look brilliant! great to discover some fab books.

  • 20 Jo // Feb 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    They look really cool, count me in … again! Hope you’re having a good week! PS: I’m trying your 15min decluttering trick – I’m amazed at how much can get done in such a short time!

  • 21 Karen // Feb 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    They look fun! Count us in.

  • 22 Delene // Feb 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    What fun books. Would love to win.

  • 23 mama lieveheersbeestje // Feb 11, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Hi! I dó live on the upperside of this earth (the Netherlands) and I lóve to enter your give away! These books looks lovely, thank you!!
    By the way; I read your blog for a long time already and I love it.. Have fun with your eight lovely children!
    Greetings from mama Lieveheersbeestje.

  • 24 Kate L // Feb 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hello there – great looking books. no 8 looking very cute these days!

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