Thursday, October 1, 2009

Giveaway! The Love Revolution By Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is not satisfied with the status quo. She believes that we each need to become a revolutionary and practice love every day. And if Joyce has her way, the revolution will spread - person by person, house by house, town by town, until the old culture of selfishness and greed gives way to a new culture of concern for others.

The book is a revolutionaries' manual, a hands-on primer for bringing the Golden Rule to life in the twenty-first century. Meyer starts out by giving some stunning statistics. Right now...210,000 children will die this week because of poverty; 640 million children do not have adequate shelter; every day, 3,000 children are abducted into the sex-trafficking industry; every day, 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. She goes on to say that although crisis is global, the solution is local. We can't solve the world's problems, but that isn't a reason to remain idle.

LOVE REVOLUTION focuses on personal behavior on the local scale. It's not just a call to action; it is a call to being: being the person who goes out of your way to encourage someone who's out of hope; being the one who smiles at a stranger; being the one who is willing to do something for nothing. The paradox: when we do something for nothing, what we often get is something far greater.

My Review:
Rather than complain about the ugly problems of the world, this book challenges the reader to be part of solutions. The author asks, "What have you done today to make someone else's life better?" This is a book that will challenge the reader to put Christian love into action by stepping outside comfort zones.

John Maxwell writes about an interesting concept called, "The Compliment Club." Joyce Meyer proposes a "pay it forward" style of blessing others with time, talents, thoughts, words, deeds, and money.

Fans of Joyce Meyer will not be disappointed with this one.


The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment Example of email in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST October 20th and pick the winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from a winner within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.


Stacie said...

I'd love to win!

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

Dixie said...

I love Joyce Meyer... she is such an inspiration! I'd love to have a copy of this book... count me in!

dixiedylla at gmail dot com

Bellamere Cottage said...

I love Joyce Meyer too! As does one of my best friends so we could share this great book. :-)

I'd love to win...

Please enter me too.

youwillfindus at comcast dot net


Jay said...

I'm a stranger!

maiconblue [at] hotmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I would truly love to receive this book. I'm a huge JM Fan. Thanks!


Mevely317 said...

Color me, intrigued, Sally!

First, by the title - then realizing its "meat" is is something I hold dear. 'Sense this tutorial, this prompt, what- have-you would contribute to my being a better person?

Thanks for your consideration!


Mevely317 said...

Dang, and I haven't been a blonde in what, almost 5 years!?!

Here's my lifeline ~


sharon54220 said...

I have several of Joyce Meyer's books and would love to add this one to my collection.

Thanks for the chance.


Linna said...

I'm interested in this book. Please enter me. :D

linna.hsu at gmail dot com

Tea said...

Hi Smiling Sally,

I haven't visited in awhile. Sorry, I will have to make a change. I would love to read "The Love Revolution."


Tea said...

Great review!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Great review, Sally. Would love to win this book as I'm a fan of Joyce Meyer. Please add my name to the hat. Thanks.



Neas Nuttiness said...

I love the chance to win a copy.
Thanks so much for the giveaway.


CHER said...

ooo I would love to win, too. Have a blessed day!!!

Rue said...

Thanks for the chance to win. This looks like a very good book.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Carolynn W. said...

I would love to read this book, thanks for the chance to win!

bj said...

I'll cross my fingers to win this one. I am such a fan of hers....
Thanks for giving us the chance to win it.

tanya904 said...

I would love to win this book Joyce Meyer is so inspirational She has a gift of helping you to relate god's word to your everyday life Thank

sara said...

yep this is one I would love to read!


jellybelly82158 said...

I would love to read this book
jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I love Joyce Meyer and would love to have this book. Thank you so much for the chance!

danielle78 at comcast dot net

Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Luvdaylilies said...

Please enter me in your giveaway & thanks so much!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Tyrdmom said...

I know this will make me cry but I'd love to read it!

Winning Readings said...

We've posted about this at Winning Readings:

Moonpie said...

Joyce Meyer is one of my favorite authors and speakers. She has a way of saying things that get to the poin tnad stick in your mind. This is a much needed book for today in view of our "ME" society. Thank you for entering me

Jennifer Bogart said...

I'm interested! :)

jennifer at quiverfullfamily dot com

Dixie said...

Sally... I received "Breaking the Barriers" yesterday... Started reading last night. Thanks so much. I plan to pass it along to my sister as soon as possible...

When UPS man delivered yesterday, Ricky was outside and took delivery... when he handed it over I exclaimed "I love Sally and her book giveaways!" I'm sure he had no idea what I was talking about.. he's always found it odd I get so excited over books... teehee! Oh well... thanks Sally, so very-very much!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sally!

My book came....and I'm so excited to sit down and take it in....I'm sure I'll enjoy it. Thank you soooo much! I so appreciate it. I'd have sent a personal note, but I don't have your addy. :-)

Lovies and huggies,