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Sunday Snippet: A Faith Cook GiveAway…

September 13th, 2011 · 30 Comments

Time for another GiveAway. As you know I am mad about reading Christian biographies, and our kids have plied there way through endless tales of great Christian leaders and great Christian missionaries. We love reading them together as a family, not only does they provide our kids with a Christian heritage and a history regarding our beliefs that connect us back to Bible times but they provide a benchmark and a standard for us to live up to.

There is nothing like a hero to make us work harder or leap higher. So this weeks GiveAway is a Faith Cook GiveAway, Out of the Shadows: Nine Short Inspiring Biographies, and really I would like to introduce you to Faith Cook because she writes the most fantastic biographies. Faith Cook was born to OMF Missionaries in China in 1937 and has spent years of her life writing christian biographies. If you happen to see one of her books then grab it, because they are inspiring to say the least.

I have found that biographies bring to life real people, people that may otherwise have been forgotten and thought of as irrelevant to us. The great thing about reading heaps of different biographies is that for all the wild variety of people there is very often someone quite like ourselves and we can say – “That could have been me” about a lot of them. You can read about the choices and decisions that these people have made in the past and how it affected their lives for better or for worse. Also a book like this one with a series of biographies can give us an understanding for an important event in time, that the reading of “just the facts” could never have provided. Very often a biography is written in a way that describes the pain and suffering of an event and an era, often these tales of their faith put our grumblings into perspective, really they do!!!

In this book you can read short biographies for:

  1. James Lackington
  2. Richard Rodda
  3. Fanny Burnett
  4. Michael Bruce
  5. Lorenzo Dow
  6. Elizabeth Singer Rowe
  7. William Dell
  8. Hallgrimur Petursson
  9. Patricia St John

If you want to know about all these people and the story of their lives… then enter away!!!

I could ask you a question: Which one of these people was a relative of Charles Dickens… You don’t have to know, just hazard a guess for fun… Leave a comment to enter!!!

As usual I have to thank CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers for another great book.


The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 18 September 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – 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 GiveAways 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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30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nikki Zyp // Sep 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I have no idea which one of these people is related to Charles Dickens…but I’m excited to learn about each one of them. And I’ll venture a guess….Elizabeth Singer Rowe.
    Thanks for the fun give-away!
    Nikki Zyp´s last blog post ..School!

  • 2 Cilla // Sep 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Ooo yes, I’d like this one! and related to Charles Dickens??? oo.. fanny Burnett I think

  • 3 auntymuffin // Sep 13, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Also love biographies!
    Not sure re relative…but will go with Patricia St. John!

  • 4 Delene // Sep 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    That book looks fabulous. Its great ready these kind of books to our kids. It instills something in them and strengthens us at the same time. Would love to win. have no idea who is related to Charles Dickens. My guess Lorenzo Dow.??

  • 5 Lesley // Sep 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Oh boy! I will guess Patricia St John!! That seems like the least likely so I will go for her! But I would love to know.
    Thanks for the give-away, even if we don’t win I will look out for her books!

  • 6 Helen // Sep 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I stumbled across your fantastic blog yesterday, and have spent too much of today reading your archive of posts! I’m looking forward to following your adventures in parenting and faith.
    Re. the giveaway – I have to confess to not having heard of any of the people on the list apart from Patricia St John, so I’ll go for her! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 7 dhesh // Sep 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    William Dell?

  • 8 sim // Sep 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    would love this book 🙂

  • 9 Karen // Sep 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I’ve got no idea, but I’m intrigued! I’ll guess someone different to those suggested so far . . . Patricia St John – we’re big fans of her books.

  • 10 Linda B // Sep 14, 2011 at 1:31 am

    I will guess James Lackington, but I honestly have no idea. 🙂

  • 11 Reba // Sep 14, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I have no idea who is related, but my gutt says James Lackington. Thanks for the fun giveaways!
    Reba´s last blog post ..Giveaway Winner!

  • 12 Kimberly // Sep 14, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Love biographies! I’ll guess William Dell…thanks!

  • 13 Krista // Sep 14, 2011 at 4:51 am

    You suggest the most amazing books! I would love to win this one. I’ll guess Fanny Burnett.

  • 14 Deb // Sep 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

    mmmm…have to also go with patricia st John as she writes and maybe it passed down the genes from Dickens

  • 15 Katherine A // Sep 14, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I’d love to read this. Please enter me.
    Fanny Burnett was Charles Dickens sister.

  • 16 Taryn // Sep 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Great book! I couldn’t guess, I had to look online out of burning curiosity! So now I know, but I won’t spoil it for the others! 🙂
    Taryn´s last blog post ..Craft in our home school

  • 17 Shells // Sep 14, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I love biographies – sounds like a lovely book.
    I’ll go with Fanny Burnett!?!?!

  • 18 Karen // Sep 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I LOVE biographies – they inspire us all to live the lives God intended. My guess at Dickens’ family member – Fanny?

  • 19 Melanie Grant // Sep 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    All of the above? Can’t go wrong can I?
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..Homeschoolers Don’t Socialize – Or Do They?

  • 20 Lori V // Sep 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    This looks like a great read. Thanks for a great giveaway. My guess would be Burnett.

  • 21 Kim Allen // Sep 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    We also love biographies. This one seems great!
    I guess Fanny Burnett

  • 22 Cara // Sep 15, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Would love to read this book. I’ll go with Fanny Burnett (Fanny was one of Dickens characters in a book):-)

  • 23 Carla // Sep 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    ran out of time searching for the relative. I would have to guess …..Elizabeth Singer Rowe???? Would love to win this one!

  • 24 Anne // Sep 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I would love to win this book. My guess is Fanny Burnett too!

  • 25 Ruth // Sep 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Love your blog and would love to share these biographies with my girls.:-)

  • 26 Mamalion // Sep 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I’m going to guess Patricia St. John…

  • 27 Meliah // Sep 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I love how you find the most interesting books. I had no idea that they put that many in 1 book haha!! I am a book junkie and have made sure all my kids are book junkies. We would rather read than watch tv.

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