Book Giveaway!

Two-for-One Photo: You can see my mom and dad’s engagement picture in the background.

My mom and dad are in Seattle with Dimples and Eby today, so I asked if I could do something fun for all you great readers. To kick off the brand new website, we’re giving away Melissa Fay Greene’s amazing book, There is No Me Without You. If you are a longtime reader of A Bushel and A Peck, you know that this is one of my mom’s favorite books. She has mentioned it numerous times and wrote an entire post about it here. The copy we are giving away today is from our bookcase (still in good condition) — my mom loved it so much that she bought three extra books to lend out to friends (and now, give to you!). Fair warning is in order: Without You is a desperately moving piece and may change your life forever.  […]

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To Win There Is No Me Without You

The giveaway will end Tuesday night, February 2. You can have up to four entries in the random drawing. Each one of the following is worth one entry:

  • Leave a comment telling us what your favorite book is.
  • Subscribe to my mom’s Twitter account, @OneThankfulMom.
  • Tweet or blog about the giveaway using this link: http://bit.ly/606cR6. Why not write a blog post about your favorite book?
  • Subscribe to the RSS Feed. Be sure to comment to tell us that you subscribed.

I hope you all enjoy the giveaway! If it goes well, there may be more in the near future.

Your faithful son-of-your-favorite-blogger,
–Rusty
 

[Note: this giveaway is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to Ann from www.CrazyforKids.blogspot.com!]

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

27 Comments

  1. ACK
    January 26, 2010

    The Suprise Party by Annabelle Prager

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  2. Cari
    January 26, 2010

    Too Small To Ignore by Dr. Wess Stafford

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  3. One Thankful Mom
    January 26, 2010

    How is it that I leave for Seattle and my engagement picture from 1982 shows up on my blog?!? (Rusty, we'll have to talk about this when I get home!)

    What Rusty didn't mention is that this book is from my very own bookcase. I loved it so much that I bought several copies for gifts and had four copies to lend out. It seemed like a fun and personal first Give-Away to give a copy to one of you. Rusty made it far more interesting and techy than I would have, considering I still don't quite know how to use Twitter. My son refuses to leave me in my comfortable state of limited technical ability.

    Our appointments in Seattle were very productive. The kids had therapy with our Attachment/Trauma specialist and Eby had an appointment for Sensory Processing Disorder with a peds Occupational Therapist. I left with lots of scribbled notes and other reading material.

    Thank you for stopping by my new blog!

    Lisa

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  4. ann
    January 26, 2010

    My all time favorite book is, "The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Doss. Loved it as a kid and still love it today! I also loved the book you are giving away. I borrowed mine from the library so I would like to win it! Please use the paper method of drawing a number out of a hat and please put some glue stick on my piece of paper!

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  5. founded1986
    January 26, 2010

    I can't list a favorite "all-time" book, but one that I read very recently and loved was "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges. I hope this book doesn't have to be a parenting book. 🙂 I did write a blog post on this book last summer. I have never read this book and would love to win it.

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  6. heather Antoine
    January 26, 2010

    I can't believe I have to choose just one! This week I'm going to go with Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah.

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  7. Christy
    January 26, 2010

    Shyly, I admit I've been lurking around your blog FOREVER it seems. I checked out and devoured There Is No Me Without You after I found out about it here. I loved it. I've recommended it. I do not own it though…YET! I have SO many favorite books, but at the moment my fav has to be the Jane Austen anthology my husband and I are reading aloud together.

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  8. janee
    January 26, 2010

    This is one of my non-fiction books, but I've also loved Jane Austen, Iain Murray biographies, and several books by John Piper. Thanks for the giveaway- I'd love to own a copy!

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  9. janee
    January 26, 2010

    I am an RSS subscriber and have been for a long time! Thanks.

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  10. Dana
    January 26, 2010

    My favorite book is The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. I've read There is No Me Without You, but I sure would like to own a copy.

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  11. Lisa H.
    January 26, 2010

    There is NO WAY in the world I could ever choose one book as a favorite,(other than the obvious), so I'll say "A Severe Mercy" by Sheldon Van Auken…..It's the story of God's love triumphing over ALL lesser loves, but told through the love story of a young couple in the late 40's early 50's….Compatriots of CS Lewis at Oxford….

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  12. Lisa C.
    January 26, 2010

    My favorite book (right now) is Half Broke Horse by Jeannette Walls.

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  13. julie
    January 26, 2010

    One of my new favorites is Red Letters by Tom Davis.

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  14. Kathrin
    January 26, 2010

    Rusty, that is a wonderful idea. I already have a copy of the book but I still wanted to name a book I like "On Their Own" – What happens to kids when they age out of the foster care system.

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  15. Kelli
    January 27, 2010

    Sorry – not possible to have just one favorite 🙂
    My personal favorite – Tilly by Frank Peretti
    Favorites to read to my kids – I Love You Through and Through (I don't know the author) and Just In Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado

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  16. jen
    January 27, 2010

    This is my favorite book…if I had to pick one! Or maybe Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. You don't have to enter me to win it though; I'd love for someone else to get the opportunity to read/own it! I just wanted to pop in and say that I love this book too. . . and the engagement picture in the background!

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  17. Mandy
    January 27, 2010

    I've been wanting so badly to read this book. I must say one of my favorites is "Freedom of Simpicity" by Richard Foster. At least that seems to be the one I keep reading over & over.

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  18. Cassc
    January 28, 2010

    I already have a copy so I don't need to enter the drawing but I wanted to encourage everyone else too because it is a great and deeply moving book. You know what book I love, "To Kill a Mockingbird" it's one of a few books that i could just read over and over!

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  19. Lynn
    January 29, 2010

    The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle.

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  20. Stonefox
    January 30, 2010

    I'm a RSS subscriber!

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  21. Stonefox
    January 30, 2010

    Ditto for Twitter!

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  22. Stonefox
    January 30, 2010

    Okay, silly me! I emailed you about a giveaway before I actually read this post…that's what I get for being so jumpy 🙂 Favorite book is "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. Not at all adoption related 🙂

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  23. Donna
    January 30, 2010

    Jane Austen…anything…probably Pride and Prejudice. Just finished Fields of the Fatherless, had me crying everyday.

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  24. Wendy
    February 1, 2010

    Hard to pick a favorite! Would it be cheesy to say The Holy Bible? Hope not…I think that one tops my list! Other than that, I just re-read Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, which I love, as well as Ted Dekker's color trilogy, and most anything by Nicholas Sparks.

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  25. Melissa
    February 2, 2010

    One favorite book??? I think I'll have to say the Narnia series for the moment. . . also, I just subscribed to your RSS feed 🙂

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  26. Andrea Culp
    February 3, 2010

    Thank you for faithfully educating us all! My non-Christian co-workers have heard a lot about your lovely family this past year. Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts, prayers, joys, and struggles. They have instigated some good discussions amongst my family and friends.

    I'm having a hard time thinking of my favorite book, but if I were to base it on the book I read the most, it would have to be the Bible! 🙂

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  27. Ann
    February 4, 2010

    Seriously??? Are you kidding??? I WON???? But I never win anything! I was just kidding when I said to put glue on my ballot!

    I kid. I know you are way too honest and you have too many tech experts who know how to do random draws on the computer.

    I'm STOKED! And it means so much that this was a personal copy of yours. When you become a famous author someday I can tell everyone how special I am because I have a book that once belonged to you 🙂

    Thanks!
    Ann
    (Maybe God is telling me we'll adopt from Ethiopia after all 🙂

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