Breaking Up with Perfect Book Giveaway Winner

Earlier this month, I posted my review of Breaking Up with Perfect by Amy Carroll. When I posted the article, I offered a free giveaway to anyone who subscribed and/or shared. Breaking Up with Perfect Giveaway Winner

The winner of a free copy of Breaking Up with Perfect is Meg Gemelli! I will be in touch.

Thank you to all who entered the drawing. Stay tuned to Red Chair Moments in October. The next book to review and giveaway arrived this week and I am eager to share it with you.

Abundant blessings to you!

~April

Give Your Child The World: Book Review & Giveaway

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By April Dawn White

As a mother of two middle school children, I am excited to set sail on a new adventure beyond our normal routine of school and sports/music practice. Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time is a treasure trove of books. Author Jamie C. Martin, inspired by her Dad’s sense of adventure and her Mom’s interest in books, embarks the reader on an international journey from your home or local library.

As a wife Martin’s interest in raising globally minded kids continued as family members were added beyond international boarders. Jamie and her husband Steve (from England) have three children; one biological and two adopted from different countries. Their family of five represents four nationalities. Martin describes her family as a “Mini-United Nations.” Martin’s love for people, cultures, children, and reading is what prompted her to write this brilliant book.

Martin compares a multi-cultural reading list like a well-spread buffet. @jamie_cmartin Click To Tweet “Where hungry diners browse the offerings and take what looks appetizing” (page 45). In the chapter The Joy of Other Lands, Martin details how the recommended books are categorized and chosen. The subsequent chapters of the book represent different continents or geographical areas of the world. She also included a general multicultural chapter of books without a specific location but convey a global theme. The reading lists are organized by age range; 4-6 years, 6-8, 8-10, and 10-12.give-your-child-the-world-image_2

 

 

Martin carefully selected “Books that convey the culture in which they take place with both inspiration and depth.” Only, “Titles that have lasting power–meaning they have been around long enough to prove themselves on the market” were chosen (page 47). By relying on professional reviews such as Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist, her book selection has merit in the publishing and education system.

 

Chapters five through twelve set sail through the Pacific waters of Australia and Polar Regions, voyage to Latin America, weave dreams in Asia, dance for rain in Africa, star gaze in Europe, sway to the silent music of the Middle East, and hitch our wagons across the prairies of North America. The four indexes in Give Your Child the World, provide a detailed cross-reference for an Author index, Country/Region index, Historical index, and Title index.

Give Your Child the World is a treasure trove of recommended multi-cultural reading, sure to whet your appetite for international travel. Jamie C. Martin skillfully designed, Give Your Child the World, as a unique resource for parents, homeschooling families, and teachers to raise a world-changer one book at a time.

Giveaway Details Below!

Drawing for a Free Book by Jamie C. Martin

I am giving away one copy of Give Your Child the World by Jamie C. Martin. Winners will be announced on September 30 2016. You can enter for a free drawing three ways:

  • SUBSCRIBE to Red Chair Moments.com (with your first name and email address) and you will receive a weekly dose of spiritual medicine for a healthy soul.
  • Already a subscriber? You can earn entries by SHARING this review on social media. You must be a subscriber for this to count. Each social media share earns you one entry, up to three. Please comment below if you have shared in a place I won’t be notified so I can announce the winner.
  • If you are already a subscriber, but don’t have a social media accounts, e-mail me at RedChairMoments@gmail.com to submit one entry for the giveaway.

Breaking Up with Perfect Online Book Study

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God is reshaping my heart in this season of uncertainty. He is lovingly teaching me to let go of control. Next up is this idea of perfection. Will you hold my hand as I break up with perfect?  Below is information for an upcoming online book study, Breaking Up with Perfect by Amy Carroll. I am participating in this online study. I hope you will join me. ~April

 

A message from the author, Amy Carroll:

I’m so excited that the Online Book Study of Breaking Up with Perfect will begin next Monday! It’s going to be a great time of connecting and growing together.

I know some of you have questions about how the study will happen, so I thought I’d ease any anxiety about the unknown by going through the details today. If you haven’t signed up, please join us! Here’s all you need to do to be ready to join us next Monday:

  • Make sure you’re subscribed to the blog. If you’re receiving this as an email, you’re set to go. Otherwise, click here to subscribe.
  • Purchase either a book or digital version of Breaking Up with Perfect from your favorite book seller by clicking on the name of the retailer. Proverbs 31 Ministries (all proceeds go back into the ministry), Barnes & NobleAmazon,Christian Book Distributers. I’ve been hearing that the book is a bit scarce, but there are copies around. LifewayFamily Christian, and Barnes & Nobleare also carrying the book in some of their stores, so you may be able to find one right in your home town.
  • Optional: Get a FREE downloadable version of the Participant’s Guide by sending a picture of your receipt or of you with your book to breakingupwithperfect1@gmail.com.
  • Optional: Join the Facebook page where we’ll interact in a more private setting by clicking here.

If you aren’t planning to join us for the whole study, you’ll still get some of the content right here on the blog each week. Make sure to see the info at the bottom of the page about my first interview with Barry before you leave!

If you are planning to participate, here are all the details you’ll need. If I leave your question unanswered, please leave it as a comment, and I’ll be sure to answer it right away!

  • We’re going to be moving through the book super-fast to get it all in during thesix weeks we’re together. If you want to start reading ahead, that’s completely fine.
  • Here’s the reading schedule:
    • Week 1 (Aug. 1-7): Intro & Chapter 1
    • Week 2 (Aug. 8-14): Chapters 2 & 3Perfect book cover
    • Week 3 (Aug. 15-21): Chapters 4,5 & 6
    • Week 4 (Aug. 22-28): Chapters 7, 8 & 9
    • Week 5 (Aug. 29-Sept. 4): Chapters 10 & 11
    • Week 6 (Sept. 5) Final post on the blog
  • Do only the number of activities that work for you that week. If all you can get done is the reading, that’s just fine! Join & study as much or as little as you can. This is a no guilt zone!
  • The beauty of this study is that it’s “evergreen”. If you get behind, the blog posts will always be here. You can catch up at your own pace.
  • If you’re a small group leader that wants to go through it later with your group, the posts will be here AND I’ll embed the Facebook Live videos in the posts mid-September for additional content for you.

Here’s what the weekly schedule will look like:

  • Monday Moments— Mondays have two separate parts.
    • There will be blog posts right here connecting Breaking Up with Perfect to my powerful lessons from my last trip to India. This will be a slant on the book that nobody but our group will get!
    • I’ll also be on our private Facebook page each Monday night at 8:00 – 8:30 pm ET on Facebook Live for personal interaction with YOU. The first 15 minutes will be video. The second will be questions that allow you to join into a conversation. It’s going to be fast-paced and fun!
      • Participate Live— Go to our private Facebook page at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, and the video will be right there. You can leave comments that I’ll be able to see, so I can answer questions and interact with you personally. It’s a BLAST, and I’ll give you some directions each night so that you can participate fully.
      • Watch any time— If you can’t tune in live, you’ll still be able to watch the video and comment. We’d love to hear from you when you can chime in. I know the time will be tough for you west coast girls and our international participants.
  • Thursday Thrills— Some fun FREE resources will be shared on the blog and on the Facebook page. Make sure to join us both places!
  • Friday Forum— Each week on Friday, we’ll have a chance to share together on the Facebook page. What was your light bulb moment for the week? Questions will be posted in the morning, and you can comment when you have time. Make sure to join the community fun! Your comment will enter you for some great {Giveaways}.

Finally, there are only 7 days left before we start, so please invite your friends by sending them the link to this post. We’ve got great momentum in building this movement to break up with perfect.

~Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll.org

Lifehacks Bible Winner

Winner Chosen Pam MartinSuperman and sister choose today’s winner. Congratulations Pam Martin for winning the LifeHacks Bible Giveaway. 

Thank you to everyone who helped to share God’s Word in the new LifeHacks Bible. 

Researchers tell us it takes 21 days to form a new habit. LifeHacks Bible can help form new spiritual habits.

Stay tuned for another giveaway!
~April

LIFEHACKS Bible Giveaway

Lifehacks BibleHot off the press is the NIV LIFEHACKS Bible. What is a LIFEHACK you ask? “A ‘LIFEHACK’ describes any shortcut, tip, or skill that helps you get things done more efficiently and effectively.” (Back cover).

Researchers tell us it takes 21 days to create a new habit.

The LIFEHACKS Bible’s goal is to assist you in making those new habits successful. The LIFEHACKS Bible contains 365 articles that serve as practical tools for successful spiritual habits. Each article engages the reader in three areas of Read, Habit, and Practical Takeaway

  1. Read: the Scripture wisdom
  2. Form new habit by engaging in the practical tip or lifehack
  3. In the space provided, contemplate and write out your personal takeaway

This hard back Bible retails for $34.99, but could be yours for free! GIVEAWAY !

3 WAYS TO ENTER:

1.) SUBSCRIBE to RedChairMoments.com with your first name and email address (I do not share you information with anyone). You’ll receive a weekly dose of encouragement from my red chair.

2.) Already one of my subscribers? Simply SHARE this post via Facebook or Twitter. Sharing will automatically enter you in the giveaway. Remember, only subscribers who share are entered to win.

3.) If you don’t have those social media accounts, e-mail me at RedChairMoments@gmail.com to submit one entry for the giveaway. (Multiple emails don’t count as multiple entries, sorry.)Anxiety Tulip Meme

*You can share and enter as many times as you like.* Share. Share. Share.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in my weekly blog post and on social media.

For more information check out this site: http://bibl.es/nivlifehacks.

It is never too late to start a new habit. NIV LIFEHACKS Bible can help. Click To Tweet

Happy sharing,

April

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