Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Heart Mender ~ A Review and Giveaway


When I first started this book I wondered what the hype was about.  Heck, Thomas Nelson had sent me two copies – one for myself and one to give away. 

Because they were taking my review so seriously and wanted author Andy Andrews’ message spread, I paddled along for the ride. 

I ended up staying awake until midnight to finish the book.  I think I had two cups of chai to stay awake the following day.  But it was worth it. 

Not a huge history buff, I still do find myself drawn to stories formulated from our past though.  Events that transform human lives and inspire those of us in the future inspire me to continually live with purpose. 

The Heart Mender is one such book. 

It is a story that reminds me of how we can be in the world but not of the world, as character Lt. Josef Landermann shoes us how he may have fought for Germany but he was not a Nazi.  Based on the lives of two very real people, The Heart Mender demonstrates that triumph and forgiveness are not only possible but achievable, and have the power to transform and influence.

It is a sweet story that transpires from seemingly tragic events, further showing that God can and still does make beauty out of seemingly ugly events.

I encourage you to read it.  In fact, you can win my extra copy!

How can you enter?

Mandatory:  Leave me a comment about what you are planning on doing for the 4th of July.

Extra entries:

  • Follow me on Google Connect (AKA become a fan).
  • Tweet about this giveaway making sure to include @GranolaMom4God.
  • Put my blog button on your blog.

Giveaway Ends:  Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ midnight.

Open only to US Residents.  (Sorry, I’m paying for the shipping!)

Please note that I was given my two copies for free. I was not paid for this post, nor do I have to return my copies.  Thanks, Thomas Nelson!

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