Religion Saves Free Book Giveaway

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OK, I’m giving away a copy of Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions By Mark Driscoll. If you missed it and want an overview along with my thoughts on the book check out Book Review: Religion Saves By Mark Driscoll.

I have friends that appreciate Mark Driscoll and friends that don’t. I know some will participate and some won’t even tweet this giveaway. Either way they will still be my friends and I’m still doing the giveaway. What I’m trying to say is if you win the book and don’t like it don’t blame me. Now let’s get to work!

Entering the Drawing

To enter:

  • Comment below (this will give me your email) and tell me why you want this book. For example, you could tell me your thoughts on my review. Please say something more than you just like free books. :)

For additional entries do one or all of the following :

  • Tweet (CLICK to tweet)-> Win a free copy of Religion Saves by Mark Driscoll http://tiny.cc/religion38 #religionsaves
  • Subscribe to this blog.
  • Write your own blog post promoting this giveaway and provide your link.

Each of these counts as an one additional entry. CLICK HERE to inform me of your additional entries.

The drawing will end on Saturday, August 8th. Then, a name will be randomly drawn to receive a FREE copy of Religion Saves.

Have fun!

Mark

P.S. I reserve the right to take bribes. OK, not really. :) I do reserve some rights such as not counting an entry that only says they like free books, etc.

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The above article was posted on July 29, 2009 by Mark Lamprecht.
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aaron July 29, 2009 at 9:48 am

While I do enjoy free books, I’d like to win this because:
1. Your review was very helpful
2. I tend to analyze better when reading the printed word.
3. The material in the birth control chapter was particularly helpful and is worth referencing.

Those are my good reasons that aren’t sob stories.
.-= Aaron´s last blog ..Some Doubted =-.

2 Jason July 29, 2009 at 11:12 am

While I, too, love free books, I would like to win because I would like to read more of Driscoll’s theological writing. I’ve not be terribly intrigued with all of the controversy surrounding his ministry, but enough to be curious, and I think this book would give a decent window through which to get a glimpse of his beliefs.

I didn’t read all of your review, but what I did read I found informative.

There’s one!

Here is the link to my post announcing the giveaway <a href="http://eisdoxan.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/another-book-giveaway-2/"here. That’s two!

I subscribed to your blog on the last giveaway, so I don’t know if that only counts once, so I thought I would mention it!
.-= Jason´s last blog ..Back home =-.

3 Jackie July 29, 2009 at 11:37 am

I’d like to win the book so that I can read some of Pastor Driscoll’s material for myself. I have heard much about him and a little of his preaching; I’d like to read a little more from the “horses mouth” as it were.

4 John Daly July 29, 2009 at 11:55 am

I would like to see if his writings are God honoring and Christ exalting. My hope is that I will say: “This is a writing that truly honors our Lord.” I’m hoping that I will NOT have to say: “This should go in the Joel Osteen category.”

5 Clarissa July 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I would like to read this because I’m about to start college… in meeting my classmates I’ve noticed that a lot of them are very lukewarm about religion. Everyone says they’re a Christian but no one does anything about it. I think this book would help me.
.-= Clarissa´s last blog ..10 Easy Ways To Show Kindness =-.

6 Dr. James Willingham July 29, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I heard Mark speak at Southeastern and thought he did a good job. I would be happy to read a copy of his book and write a review of it.
.-= Dr. James Willingham´s last blog ..The Climax of the Reformation =-.

7 Dan Smith July 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I would very much like to get this book because I too have seen (mostly his rant on YouTube) some of his work and I hear that he is just overall edgy, which I like in a preacher. I’d like to see if his writing is like this, and then if so, if it’s productive.

And, honestly, I’d like to see about those myths he explores. It should be a good read.
.-= Dan Smith´s last blog ..New Poll! =-.

8 Mark|HereIBlog July 29, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments/entries so far. I want to give you a heads up that some else is giving this book away with a drawing this Friday. Zach over at Take Your Vitamin Z. I like his question for the entry. He puts me to shame.

In the comments section, tell us what misconception(s) you used to have about Christianity and how you overcame it (them).

So CLICK HERE for a chance to win this book in the next few days, but remember my drawing runs through next week.

9 Kevin Chen July 29, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I’d like to win the book so that I can read Mark’s book. I have heard him preach but never read his books.

10 Matt K July 30, 2009 at 12:01 am

I would love to win the copy of the book, I just picked up Vintage Jesus last week and am still reading it. By far one of my favorite books thus far. I’m hoping to get the rest of his books, and since i’m a college student on a very lowly budget, a $20 book is a hefty price.
I would like to share a misconception or two that I used to have about Christianity. First, I will say I grew up a “christian”, but only recently have been able to call myself that with confidence and love for Christ to show for it. I had always thought that christianity was all about loving people, and granted, it is to an extent, but not ALL entirely. I have learned through Driscoll’s sermons that you can’t let just anyone through your church doors and let them say anything they want and just keep loving them, and im using society’s definition for love here. You have to handle that person differently if they are leading your congregation, friends, or family astray. This term “love” is actually the misconception I have. I’d say Christianity is all about love, but not in the sense that we are all in this together, like the Michael Jackson song I just heard that promotes that all religions have the same God. It’s not a love that says, “you don’t love Jesus? that’s ok! it’s not a big deal, i believe it, but you don’t need to. It’s just my belief.” That’s not the christianity I want to be a part of. I want to be a part of the at times tough love that gets the point across. People need to know about Jesus and why we worship Him. They need to know why we have all fallen short and need a Savior, no one is excluded from that. It’s not about accepting people for who they are and what they believe, it’s about sharing the truth with them in hopes that one day they will also belong to Christ. That’s the main misconception i’ve always had…so there. lol.

11 SHondi July 30, 2009 at 3:07 am

i LOVED YOUR REVIEW AND AM INTERESTED IN RELIGION MYSELF.
.-= SHondi´s last blog ..Shondi Lottie updated their profile =-.

12 Douglas K. Adu-Boahen July 30, 2009 at 7:44 am

I remember the original sermon series, and would definitely like the book!
.-= Douglas K. Adu-Boahen´s last blog ..My Approach Has Been All Wrong to the Emergent Church… =-.

13 Michael July 30, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I would hope to win this book so that Iay read it and pass it on to others for discussion. Yor review was well written and sounds honest. I would like to read the book myself.

14 Daniel July 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

I would like to win the book because I after reading the reviews and a couple excepts, I am interested in reading Mark’s work. Thanks for the opportunity!
.-= Daniel´s last blog ..The blood is powerful =-.

15 Don July 31, 2009 at 11:59 am

I tend to be religious about things. A book like this could really help me understand where my sin comes from and what some of the more hidden stuff looks like.
.-= Don´s last blog ..The Unimaginable =-.

16 Jake July 31, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I would like this book because I have been hearing some good things from people about Mark Driscoll, but haven’t got to read any of his books yet! I would like this as an introduction to his works to see what I think.

I found you on the Puritan Board by the way– I’m Jake there. :)

17 JC August 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I really enjoyed listening to the sermons when Mark preached them and would like to have a tool on my bookshelf to use without having to re-listen to the sermons!

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

JC
.-= JC´s last blog ..Review of Robert Stearns’ The Hole In Our Gospel =-.

18 Tami August 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm

The whole birth control issue has had me wondering ever since I had a miscarriage in May. I want to research this topic, and seeing that one of the chapters covers this issue interests me.
.-= Tami´s last blog ..It’s My Birthday… =-.

19 Tami August 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Tweeted. Here’s my profile: http://twitter.com/mymadakaja. I’m also following you on twitter now.
.-= Tami´s last blog ..It’s My Birthday… =-.

20 Tami August 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Subscribed now.
.-= Tami´s last blog ..It’s My Birthday… =-.

21 Leslie August 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Very thorough review!
.-= Leslie´s last blog ..Crown Him with Many Crowns =-.

22 Mark Lamprecht August 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm

The Religion Saves book giveaway entry is now over. I will post results once I complete the drawing. Thanks everyone!

23 Mark Lamprecht August 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

The winner of Driscoll’s book is Kevin Chen. I’m sorry for not updating you all sooner!

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