Closet Clean Out Giveaway!

My shelves are overflowing with books again so I thought I would share the excess with you!  We’ll have 4 winners who will receive one of the following stacks of books:

Stack 1Stack #1

What Women Fear by Angie Smith

Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert

Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman




Stack 2Stack #2

Generous Justice by Timothy Keller

From the Library of C.S. Lewis by James Stuart Bell

Renegade by Mel Odom




Stack 3

Stack #3

Greater by Steven Furtick

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

Firsthand by Ryan and Josh Shook




Stack 4Stack #4

Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel by Melody Carlson

Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett by Mike Huckabee

Holiness Day by Day by Jerry Bridges

For your chance to win this bundle, leave your name in the comments section of today’s post.  Just for fun, tell us something you have planned for the summer.  Going on vacation?  Doing VBS?  Working in the garden?  Staying at home?  Let us know!

You have until midnight tonight (June 19) to enter!


By entering today’s giveaway, you affirm and acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resources’ official promotion rules here.

Today’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends Wednesday (6/19/13) at 11:59 p.m. central time.  You must be 18 years old to enter and you may only enter once.  The winner will be selected at random.  For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Rachel McRae  at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234.


  • Lora F.

    I would love to win a stack of books! :)

    I am spending my summer working and keeping up with my daughter — traveling to swim meets, going to camp, overnights with friends and cousins — all of the fun things of summer. We plan to travel to Michigan later in the summer so she can compete in the Junior Olympics … fun times!

    • Nita Register

      We are currently planning a trip to Zambia this summer to meet some new friends and do some Bible Study/Teaching.

  • Emily

    Let’s see…a college roommate wedding, yes, VBS, trip home to see the fam, lots of fun stuff!

  • Amy

    We’re going to Palm Beach next week and I can’t wait!

  • Erica Cheese

    Spend time with my little girls (2 1/2 and 4 weeks). Name: Erica

  • Jamie

    Heading to Japan to visit my best friend a month from today! Can’t wait!! (Plus that’s one long plane ride for reading :)

  • Carlee B.

    Name: Carlee
    Summer: Spend time reading and traveling as much as I can.

  • Sarah

    I would love a free bundle! We are headed to Northern California for 10 days next week! Very excited to get out of the heat & see the ocean!

  • Melissa Grant

    Hoping for some of those books. Our summer fun consists of enjoying one another at home this year & sending the kids to a couple of week long camps while my husband recuperates from surgery. Just thankful for another day :)

  • Carrie Beth

    This summer I’ve already gone on a mission trip to Jacksonville, FL for urban ministry, I traveled for the birth of my best friend’s baby girl, and I’ve continued work on my grad school classes. For the remainder of the summer, I’ll continue classwork and have my wisdom teeth taken out! (Booo!)

  • Diana Milton

    Diana Milton- I’m going to become a grandma this summer! Woohoo!

  • Paula Cribb

    I would LOVE these books to read this summer! Our youth is going on a mission trip in July-August and I am chaperoning :) Thank you!!

  • rachel

    We’re moving so that will be quite the adventure. :)

  • Jenny

    I love this idea! For our summer I am trying to go somewhere with the kids every day. We go to vbs, the library, the park, the splash pad in our town, or simply exploring in our backyard. So far it has been a fun summer enjoying each other!

  • Salina Gibson

    Going to see some of my favorite musicians at Spirit Song – King’s Island (Newsboys, TobyMac, Crowder, Matthew West, and more)

  • Michelle Faile

    Going to the beach with my husband and toddler!

  • Karin Hensley

    Stack #2 looks especially good!!

    My kids are spending lots of time at youth group events so my husband and I are enjoying some down time at home. Beach will come later in the summer!!

  • Sara Brown

    Working on becoming a better blogger, working and fishing at the lake

  • Roberta Lloyd

    Spending the summer, working with my grandson’s therapists. Hoping to get him talking. He is blind and autistic. Also hope to get a quilt done for my granddaughter due in July.

  • Robin

    Nursing school. Spending time with the family.

  • Janet

    We’ve traveled so much this past school year, I’m thankful for a summer of staying home to relax!

  • Elsie Espich

    Would love to have these books to read and share at church!!!!! Excited!!!!!

  • Matthew Manning

    I will be conducting VBS and going on a mini vacation with the family. Other than that I will be working.

  • Karen

    The remainder of my ‘schools out for summer’ will be spent organizing our house and relaxing…Hopefully with some of these good books!

  • Cathy Powell

    Working in my garden and taking every opportunity to relax by the beach while whittling away at my dissertation.

  • Gretchen Miller

    I am going to help with VBS at our church starting this Sunday night!

  • kimberly green

    Taking some summer collage classes, spending time with the kids and husband, and worshiping the Lord together.

  • Lisa Soles

    I would love to win a stack of books! I am going on our church youth mission trip to Cherokee NC to help put new roofs on homes and paint and build ramps and whatever else is needed there. The remaining time of my summer will be recuperating from that trip! ha! (I’m not a youth, but a chaperone!)

  • Tracy Green

    This summer I’m planning on going on a trip to Washington DC. I cant wait to take my 10 year old to see all of the history there. Then I’m just going to spend as much time with my family and friends as possible. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Brett

    Thank you for this opportunity.
    We have already done part of our vacation plans. We spent a week in Myrtle Beach and a highlight was our first ever banana boat ride…the most fun I have had in a long time. I highly recommend this ride.

  • Terri-Sue

    This summer i plan to do whatever comes my way! And hopefully get a job! Lol.

  • Natasha Cooper

    I would love to read these! My husband, daughter, and I are going to Kansas.

  • Audrey Bressler

    Spending my summer cleaning a house that is neglected during the school year, getting a room ready for a daughter who is temporarily returning to the nest before she heads back to Africa with ABWE, and putting lots of old photos on disks for my siblings. Thinking I’m not going to get it all done, but will make an attempt. :)

  • Nikki Roque

    I plan on spending time with family at the beach and taking loads of pictures to capture every blessed memory!!!!

  • Kelly

    My niece is coming from Lubbock to spend a few days with me in July. I always look forward to it.

  • Tonya

    I’ve only read one of the books in the stacks so I would love any of them!! Unfortunately summer is the busy season for me at work, so I’ll be getting in some walks at night and a little bit of fun on the weekends with friends.

  • Meghan DeHart

    I would love love love to win a stack of books! Such a great idea and I love reading! This summer will be spent with my kids and our church! We are doing free family movie nights at the park so I’m pumped about that and reaching our community!

  • Shanon Butler

    Looking forward to spending time on the coast in Maine! Have never been and are so thankful for the opportunity God has provided!! Would love to have some extra reading while there!!

  • Jennefer

    So thankful and excited to be 40 today! Taking kids on a surprise mini trip to Disneyworld next week and my husband and I will go on a cruise for our 10th anniversary next month.

  • Dotty S

    I would love to win a stack…..esp. stack one. I am currently doing a Beth Moore study and am in need to deciding what bible study to conduct for a small group of ladies in my home this fall. Other than that, I am having a wonderful hazy, lazy summer!

  • Kathy Collins

    I would love to win a stack of books. I’m spending my summer enjoying time with my son. I will also be busy taking him to swim lessons and piano lessons plus spending time with nieces and nephews. Plus, going to church!!!

  • Gran Jan

    My office is shutting down the week of the 4th of July and my husband and I are planning a “staycation.” I love being home and I plan to stay in my sewing room…happy place! Would love to spend READING time as well with one of these stacks of books!

    Thank you and God bless :)

  • James

    Cleaning out the garage. Relaxing with my kids and catching up on all the reading I’ve missed.

  • Marci Brooks

    Busy summer for us as we have VBS (I’m the Director) coming up in a few weeks, taking our oldest son across the state for his first year of college, and craft shows!

  • Tina

    leading activities at my churches Vacation Bible School

  • Patty

    I spent a long weekend at Hilton head with the ‘girls’. No other big travel plasn until Spetember.

  • Amy Farmer

    just finished our big project – VBS!!! Now to rest, relax and spend time with my Grandma who isn’t doing well physically. She’s 84 years old and has a brain tumor. Want to spend as much time with her as possible.

  • Jason Holland

    After traveling for seven weeks as a homeschool vendor we are relaxing at home for the summer. We are planning for a staycation in the fall.

    I would love to win a stack of books for my wife.

  • Megan Clark

    I dont have any vacations planned- although we will be taking my 3 and 1 year olds camping which should be interesting! I would love to win a stack of books, though! :)

  • Angela Steeves

    I spend most of the year homeschooling my 4 kids and so summer I spend reading while the kids are soaking up the sun at the pool!

  • Tracey

    Our summer plans are to spend some time with our son who is home from college. Maybe try and get a couple days away up in our Colorado mountains with our very busy family!

  • Stacy

    Basically we are trying to get rid of junk in our home and enjoy extra time to grow in the Lord, without homeschooling for summer. books would be good

  • Mandy Tucker

    We’ve already had our beach trip and we celebrated my birthday there! Now we’re starting to run kids to band camps and volleyball camps…
    Throw in a trip (or 2) to Dollywood and working and that’s our summer!

  • Patti C

    Summer is a great time to catch up on reading. Looks like some great books.

  • Traci

    Spending my summer purging the clutter in my house and my life.

  • Shena Robertson

    Im a book lover!!! My plan is to stay at home with a small vacation for my babies! Nothing to fancy.

  • Kathy Harmon

    Other than a couple of weekend trips with grandkids, we are staying home and I am reading at least a book a week! My husband (a minister) was put out of his job recently and my book buying budget is non-existent now. Help feed my habit!

  • krystal norwood

    We’ve spent a week at the lake with 2 of our boys that graduated this year. Just spent some time with them before they leave for college and work keeps them busy.

  • Cori

    VBS was last week, a couple weekend get-a-ways are coming up, and I hope our garden starts growing soon!

  • Miranda

    I would LOVE a stack of books! :) This summer I’ll be hanging out with my husband and 4 kids, running them back and forth to all the fun things the summer offers! Sleepovers, swimming, VBS, library reading program, concerts etc 😀

  • Lynda

    Reading has always been a passion of mine and when I read I visualize every scene in my mind. I love to read. I won’t get to go away on vacation this year, but I can read at home. I am retired and would be nuts without my books.

  • michelle

    Nothing planned so far….going to the beach or hiking in the mountains would be nice!!!

  • Mia E

    Packing my middle daughter off to college. Lesson planning my youngest daughters next homeschool year. Keeping up with my 4 year old grandson. :) Would love to add some wonderful books to my summer reading list!

  • Chrisitna Weed

    Well this summer I will be planning my wedding to my prince that God has placed in my life. We plan on getting married on September 14th in Gaitlinburg Tn over looking the Great Smoky Mountains. I would absolutely love to have these books. Since my book budget and other budgets have come to a halt to plan our wedding.

  • Richard Miller

    I will be working VBS. The day after VBS taking the youth to Fuge in Ridgecrest. Three days after that I will be taking the youth on a mission trip!!! Busy, Busy.

  • Brooke Fetty

    Completing our privacy fence (1/2 way there!). Hopefully sooner than later. :)

  • CJ Keele

    Would love a stack of books.
    Planning on catching up on reading, some late “Spring” Cleaning and VBS.

  • Angela Prince

    WE have done our VBS already! Due to the economy, no vacation plans for me, but will be doing lots of yard work. I’d love some books for my down time and pass them on to our Church Library when I’m done.

  • Molly

    I am helping with VBS at church and headed on a beach vacation next month! Can’t wait!

  • Melissa Ailstock

    So much stuff going on! I just ran my first 5K with a great group of friends. I am hosting a Zumbathon “Zumba Glow Party” charity this weekend for Relay For Life. Then after that I will be in charge of VBS for my church! So much to do and so much fun to be had! A trip to the beach would make my summer perfect!

  • Janet O.

    I would LOVE to win a stack (the last one) of these books!! I have already went to Youth Camp with my Granddaughter! I worked in the kitchen ~ tons of fun!! The only downside was a 22 year old boy that a lot of the campers & workers knew, got killed in a car wreck on Wednesday night. We do know that we will see him again.

  • Kara

    Reading is actually at the top of my list of things to do this summer! I always say “I’m going to make time to sit down and read tonight.” And the night sails by and no reading was done. My fiance bought me a chair with a cute cushion last summer to sit in and read on our deck as the as the sun set…I vow to get out there and use that chair this summer! Other than that…we’re just going with the flow and planning our summer as we go!

  • Nancy

    Being a teacher, I am planning on sleeping in most mornings, enjoying the time to work in our garden and flower beds, spending time with our grandchildren, and reading. I met Nick Vujicic last year. I would LOVE to read Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic. Someone is going to be a very happy and busy reader this summer. Thanks for sharing your books!

  • Jessica Goolsby

    Name: Jessica Goolsby
    My summer plans are to have a successful delivery of my first baby boy and spend time at home with him before having to go back to work in the fall. I will cherish every moment I get to spend at home with him!

  • Amanda

    The thing I am MOST excited for this summer is a small group my friend just started with a group of wonderful ladies. We’re doing “STUCK” and I am praying it’ll open up my heart and my eyes.

  • Amanda Johnson

    Great book stacks you are giving away! We are enjoying my husband being home for the summer – cleaning the house, VBS this week and next, family reunion and river vacation next month. Would be great to have some new reading material to take with me 😉

  • Aminda Miles

    My summer plans include a lot of new book reading and going on my first missions trip with my church. Super excited about both. :)

  • Darrian Barlow

    I would love to be able to get stack 2 or 3. During the summer I will be going to the lake in which is always a fun thing to do. I will be also watching my Great Nephew every once in a while. That is the best part of my summer just watching him since he just turned 1 year old.

  • Teena Valentich

    We hope to get to the beach sometime this summer!! :-)

  • Jessica Allen

    If I win a stack of books, I will be reading :>)

    No definite plans other than just spending quality time with my family.

  • Charlotte Cornett

    Thank you for the chance to win these! Getting ready for VBS next week, then headed to the beach. Hoping to get some Summer Reading done that week.


  • Honey

    Praying! 😉 Sending my 15yr old daughter to Uganda for a month to share the Love and Hope of JESUS!

  • LeahAnne Sellers

    So, after a long, but blessed week of VBS, me and three other wonderful adults, are about to take 18 youth to Ridgecrest for M-Fuge. Two weeks later, I will travel with about 13 others to W. Va. on a mission VBS trip! Band camp when I return……then back to work:)

  • Big Joe

    Planning our third annual trip to Hatteras Island in about three weeks. Our family and my wife’s parents…always a wonderful time!

    In a related statement…would love to get the stack with the C.S. Lewis book!

  • Joan Harris

    Not a lot of plans this summer – work as normal

  • Amerilys

    Just enjoy the outdoors…walking, beach, no children’s homework!!!

  • Nan Spivey

    I will have plenty of reading time as our dog will be having puppies this week! So home I will be!!!

  • Natalie

    Summer plans this year are those of sleeping-in, BBQ’s with friends, and long mornings drinking coffee!

  • Donn Irvin

    I would love to win a stack of books :)

    Very low key summer, resting and reading as much as possible. Maybe a trip to Alabama to visit family.

  • Raelynn Curtis

    This summer I’m watching my son play youth baseball. And when that’s over I’ll be watching my husband and son play baseball in the back yard LOL.

  • http://facebook Tamara Moore

    Winning a stack of these books would be a big blessing. I am doing a summer Bible study on Gideon with my mom and spending time with my girls. I love to read and would love to win.

  • Lori

    I’m sooooo excited bc my daughter that just graduated and I are leaving Sunday for 12 days in the city where my youngest two children lived in an orphanage the first years of their life; Perm, Russia!! :) Can’t wait to get back to the city that has a piece of my heart and share it with my oldest!!

  • Alice

    Planning to get back to walking after having had surgery. Always keep something to read and would be great to have any of these books.

  • cathy strawhorn

    I would love to win these books. This summer I am working on packing boxes so that we can move this year.
    fun stuff, doing a little traveling.
    Cathy strawhorn

  • Kristi M.

    This summer we’re spending time outside, gardening and having fun in the sun. I’m also trying to catch up on some reading.

  • Becky

    My summer is divided into three important events. Our son was married this past Saturday. We go to the beach July 13, and my husband has the first of both knees replaced on July 22. I love to read and would certainly enjoy these books!!

  • Frank Tan

    Going on a road trip to upstate NY to take freshman-to-be daughter to college.

  • Michael

    My wife and I are training for two half marathons in the fall and spending time camping this summer.

  • Amy Calves

    I love to read and my husband was voted into a church this past Sunday so some new reads would be fun & helpful. We are starting a new adventure at the church, moving, and hopefully, purchasing our first home, and going on a family vacation in the first part of July. We are looking forward to some family time and relaxing because we’ve had a lot of changes in 2013. :-)

  • Sherry

    How fun!

    Only 21 days til I get together with some girlfriends I have grown up with (literally), we have know each other since we were toddlers..each year we have a girls weekend!.

    And reading….always reading!

    • Sherry

      Oh, and a trip to visit my friend that I have know all her life…our moms were friends long before we were born!

  • steve

    Having fun this week in VBS with a load of kids! Hopefully this summer will be the summer to go on vacation!

  • Jess Borleis

    We’re heading to the beach in a few weeks! Would love a few new reads while we’re there.

  • Kelly Goodman

    Would love to win! I am spending my summer being a support person for my dad who is on dialysis 3 times a week. His health is rapidly deteriorating. My goal is to spend as much time with him & mom as possible. I am also spending lots of time with my 5 y/o grandson who brings so much joy to our life. I am in a summer Bible Study group that meets on Monday evenings. What a blessing these wonderful women are! Enjoying the opportunities to be outside & take in all the beauty that God has provided each of us is the best part of summer!

  • kelly

    I am enjoy working in the kitchen feeding supper to lots of kids during our VBS. This summer I hope to have a long awaited vacation with my family!

  • Jason Toller

    This summer will be packed with church camp, a wedding, vbs, a church luau for the community and what ever else God throws our way.

  • Robert Grafton

    Looking forward to Lifeway Worship Week next month!!

  • Tim Baker

    This summer is crazy busy! We just bought our first house, renovated parts of it, moved out and in, all while my wife is incredibly pregnant! We should be having the Baby any time over the next 2 weeks. I am finishing leading a study through the book Multiply by Francis Chan and doing a Series on Jesus on Sundays. That is excitement enough so no trips planned! Except (hopefully) only one trip to the Hospital!

  • Sarah

    This summer I’m enjoying as much down-time with my two kids as possible!

  • Susie Daggett

    My name is Susie and summer plans include church camp.

  • Amy

    I’m enjoying everyone being out of school for the summer! We went to the beach and then helped with VBS. Now we’re spending time together watching movies, getting our house organized, and reading lots of books!

  • Cheryl Smith

    In mid-August I’ll be going to visit my college roommate who I haven’t seen in a couple of years. I live in the St. Louis area and she lives in the northern middle part of Illinois. We have known each other for almost 25 years now and have kept in contact with each other. :)

  • Mary Weed

    I am going to NC to visit my son and daughter-in-law in a few weeks. Tomorrow is my birthday and I get to putt putt golf with my adorable grandsons:)

  • Wendy Bender

    I would love to win a stack of books! What an incredible gift! Part of my summer plans includes going to see Priscilla Shirer in Grand Rapids Michigan this July with a group of friends! I am really looking forward to time away with my friends worshipping our Lord! Thank you for offering this great giveaway!

  • Tamara Knapp

    My summer is going to be FUN. We finished VBS last week. We are going to visit Mexico with my family. I am going to have a class reunion. Plus I am planning to take a nap after reading a great book everyday 😉

  • Amy

    Pick me Pick me! We are spending a quiet week at home with no kiddos!

  • Beckey Wolfe

    I would love to win….need some new reading materials….we’re planning to move to Louisiana as soon as our house sells….our youngest & family have already moved there….please pray for our house to sell….it has been on the market 89 days….thank you!!!!

  • Stacey Grimsley

    Just returned from Disney World. :)

  • Lea Davis

    Would absolutely love the books related to women and fear. I have been dealing with a lot of fear issues and would love those books to help me stay calm. :)

  • Sandra Wilson

    As I have just recently retired after 42 years of work, I am so blessed & thankful to spend most of my days at home enjoying every minute doing those things I used to never find enough time to do. I have a passion for reading/study the word of God & also reading the christian fiction.

  • Liz D.

    i am planning lots a few camping trips, six flags with the girls i mentor, and a trip to help my sister when her newest little one arrives.

  • Melba Worley

    I would love to win any of the books pictured, but Stack #2 catches my attention first. I will be helping with Bible school preparation, ‘Heroes of Faith’, and other than that – this Summer will be filled with family time activities & swimming at my mom’s house.

  • Sheryl Barnes

    For fun I spent a week at the beach. Working the rest of the summer and doing some upgrades around the house on the weekends.

  • Teresa Callahan

    Looking forward to a week in Yellowstone this summer with friends and family!

  • Jean Smith

    I would to win your books. I would read them on our trip out west in September. Thanks!

  • Cheryl Baranski

    I hope to go o visit with dear friends even if only for a few days this summer!
    I miss them dearly. Haven’t seen them in over six months!
    I am a book junkie! I spend my evenings reading for hours!

  • Ivy Pittman

    Would love to read these inspirational books and then share with others

  • Matt Brogli

    With being a pastor of a rural church and the daddy to 3 wild kids, we have an action packed summer ahead of us complete with VBS, a trip to Florida, the zoo, and a community outreach event.

  • Jonathan

    This summer is filled with all star baseball games and a fun vacation in July to South Carolina!

  • Jim Walterhouse

    My summer “vacations” are spent on the mission field- one week in Colombia and another in Mexico- both preaching and teaching at camps for the Deaf. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Kathy Shearer

    Hanging out on the coast of Maine, being refreshed and renewed.

  • Stella Prather

    Work, work and work:)) Hope to make it home to Florida too!!

  • Kinsey H

    Would love to win stack #1! :)

    We just wrapped up VBS last week! So much fun! It looks like my summer is full with working but hoping I can sneak away on the weekends to the lake! :)

  • Brad Mitchell

    VBS, spending a little extra time with the kids, reading great books before going back to Seminary in the fall. Love summers!

  • Don Smith Jr

    This Summer we are re-formatting our church programs — moving from a physical building to “Home Church” format. Many challenges ahead. Taking a break at the end of the Summer, Family will be going to Washington DC and Virginia Beach.

  • Paul horne

    Finishing this semester of seminary. Then enjoying the break with my family.

  • Denise Banderman

    3 weeks of youth camps, vbs, a week of training, and a mission trip and another camp for my teen daughter leaves us on the run from early June to late July.

  • Sharon Colburn

    I have an unusually busy summer this year. First is a camping/skiing trip around the 4th, then a church camp out weekend, next a week houseboating in California, and then a family visit to Colorado in September. Lots of downtime during and in-between for gardening and reading.

  • Sandra Wilson

    As I have recently retired after 42+ years of working, I am so blessed & thankful to be spending most of my time at home. I love to read & so enjoy having the extra time for reading/study the word of God & reading christian fiction.

  • Shawn Andrews

    I would love some new reading material for those lazy summer days. I plan on spending my summer enjoying my newborn son and his wonderful mother.

  • Betsy Roa

    Great book stacks you are giving away! I would LOVE to win and read some great books for summer. This summer my family and I are going to Holy Land in Orlando, Disney, of course the beach and I will be part of the kids camp in my church.

  • Lory Horne

    I love to read!!
    I am planning a surprise retirement party for my mom! Maybe take a trip to visit family.

  • Anna Thomas

    I think I will be in hospital for surgery for removal of cyst. I love reading books.

  • Annette

    Oh how I would love to win some books!! Reading is one of my favorite things to do. Summer will be spent working on developing healthier habits to be a better steward of the gift the Lord gave me, my life! Making some healthy changes and implementing walking and a more healthy diet. Thank you Lord for Your creation of me and the purpose that is unfolding as I walk with you!!

  • Austin

    This summer I am enjoying my first summer in a new position as student pastor at a church in Northeast OH. Also, I’m taking a group of high school students to SC on a mission trip to work with children and helping a ministry that strives to bring racial reconciliation through working with the black community. Already an awesome summer and much more to come!


  • Julie Weatherford

    I am a special education teacher in Colorado. I am spending my summer taking a college class and work in my huge garden. My garden is my therapy from a long school year. I feel closer to God in my garden.

  • Jeff Smallwood

    I’m spending the summer at home with two of our kids. They are coming up for a week.

  • Kim

    We will begin our summer community outreach soon. It includes BBQing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the masses.

  • Kaitlyn

    Hi! I’m headed to Arkansas to meet the DaySpring and (in)courage team!

  • Denise Untersee

    I would LOVE to win a stack of books! I am spending alot of time with my husband, son and daughter this summer. Our daughter will leave in August for college so we want to get in as much family time as possible. Also doing alot of reading by our pool. :)

  • Michelle

    I’m spending the summer searching for (and hopefully getting) a job. And also reading lots of books!

  • Cyndi

    Would love to win one of these stacks!! Our plans are to try to make it out to the Outer Banks of North Carolina! We have never been there before…so hope we can go!

  • Tracie Canada

    This summer I am learning a new subject area and grade level for this coming school year; therefore, I am doing lots of professional development. I would love to go on vacation.

  • Michelle

    Summer plans: Directing Girls Mission Camp for 200+ girls. Attending Port Ministries International Conference in New Orleans next week. Working with several mission groups over the summer. Carting my children around to their many volunteer activities including VBS, Music Camp, and mission trips. And hopefully reading some new books!!

  • Angela

    I would love to win one of these stacks!!

  • anita

    An Awesome giveaway of good Christian books! Not sure yet where we are going. I have been praying for something to come through where it will be Away from the noise of this world and a chance to just Be together- no interruptions, just life, laughter and a lot of love!!

  • tannis zamora

    Planning another prayer walk with my teens in our community. First prayer walk we passed out FIND IT HERE Bibles and church info and invitations to our Carnival. Working hard in our community to reach the unchurched.

  • Olivia

    I’m spending these next few weeks anticipating the arrival of my first baby! While I wait, I’d love to read some more books to help keep my mind off wanting him here already!

  • Shann Cline

    I have been a stay at home mom since my 4 year old was born. I also have a 14 year old. They keep me busy and I love being at home with them! My husband just had triple bypass surgery and is recovering from that. God is touching him everyday though. He is only 46 but the heart condition was hereditary. The surgery was a surprise to all of us, he didn’t have the “classic” systems, just tenseness in his shoulders and weakness. Just so thankful to God that he got to the hospital and was able to have surgery! God spared his life for a reason, I am just waiting to see what God is going to do next! My parents live across the street from us and we are very close to them. My mom just started her second round of chemo this week after her ovarian cancer returned. This time the cancer is inoperable and incurable. I am still praying for her healing. I have to trust Him no matter what. Healing or no healing, He is still God and He is still in control. In the meantime, my heart aches, MY HEART ACHES for my mom, my friend, my confidant! Sure would enjoy one of these stacks! I find myself reading more lately, it gets my mind off things and lifts my spirit. We are hoping to go to the Outer Banks in July. My husband’s and mom’s doctors say they think we should be able to depending on how my mom does with the chemo. I hope we will be able to make a sweet memory at the beach.

  • Cynthia Quiroga

    Planning a surprise barbecue to celebrate my husband sticking with me for 25 years!!! (I’ve never planned a party like this, so there is a lot of faith overcomes fear moments)

  • Beth

    This summer my niece is going to be born! Looking forward to meeting her :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  • Kay Jarratt

    My husband and I are driving across the USA ending in Washington state at our daughter’s. Can’t wait to begin.

  • Linda Ortiz

    Would love to win a stack of books for my summer to read list! Ummm, no vacation this summer, mostly working. I was supposed to move out of state this summer, but plans of moving has been put on hold. Trusting in God to direct my footsteps. I am just going to do as much reading from my summer’s list and spend time with my kids and husband.

  • Beverly Holden

    I will be working in Summer Day Camp with preschoolers and helping out with VBS!

  • Steve Davis

    Enjoying the summer

  • Phillip Martin

    This summer I’ll be having my first baby, moving 3 states east, moving into a new house, and starting law school. I also plan on sleeping 1-2 hours somewhere in there.

  • Tiffany

    We have plans on taking part in a VBS, going to the park, and visiting our local zoo. Enjoy your summer!

  • Dee Meyers

    READING, READING, READING this summer. Going to a few fairs, baseball games, weddings and other fun summer stuff.

  • Sol Eufracio

    This is a great giveaway!

    There three things I’m really looking forward to this summer: visiting Portland and Seattle with my best friend, being a Crew Leader for VBS, and helping plan our church’s Women’s Retreat for the Fall! :)

  • Don Haflich

    I am taking my wife out to stay at a castle for our 5 year anniversary.

  • Katy Kinney

    I am teaching VBS this week at St Pauls Methodist in Lenexa! We are visiting Athens and Paul!! Would love any of these bundles.

  • Megan

    I’d love to be part of the giveaway!

    Basically, we are going to several weddings and then moving!

  • June

    Looking forward to my granddaughter spending a whole week with me and her papa in August…I miss my children and grandchildren so much. Really looking forward to this.

  • Cheryl

    I’m working, but hopefully getting to the beach a few weekends :)

  • Shawn Gnizak

    I would love to win any of the stacks but especially stack 3 because i would like pastor Steve’s book. Planned to go to Cedar Point and visit family.

  • Vicki

    Yay for free books!!!

    We have several adventures planned this summer! We’ve already been camping! We’ve planted our first ever vegetable garden so we are hoping for a huge harvest (or at least a cucumber and a tomato!)

    I want to make summer memorable for my son! We have a hiking trip planned and hope to visit the family cabin with grandpa a few time!

  • http://LifeWay Tonya Jones

    I love free book!
    I am attending and taught one night of the adult class of VBS at my church! I am teaching Language Arts at my school until the middle of June. I’m going to bisit my daughter and my son is coming home from being stationed overseas for a year. Of course, I will read, read, read!

  • http://LifeWay Tonya Jones

    Oops, books and visit

  • Matt

    Looks like a great stack of books! Looking forward to traveling around the country on a road trip! :)

  • Bobbie McGill

    I love to read good clean Christian books. Winning would be great.

  • Maryann

    We won’t be taking a family vacation as my husband has much business traveling to do. I am teaching 4th grade Colossal Coaster World VBS. I am blessed to have a wonderful helper. Room decorating has started. Cant wait to share Gods truth with so many amazing kids this summer!

  • KatieAK

    I’ll be working, gardening, and playing!!

  • Rachel

    I love volunteering at VBS and this year is the first year my son (about to be 5 yrs old) gets to join in! Super excited!!!

  • Anne

    We just spent a few days in Estes Park, CO – one of my favorite places!

  • Gloria

    I am an elementary school teacher. I am preparing to teach Vacation Bible School next week. I will be going an my 2nd mission trip to Haiti in July.

  • Aisha V.

    Trying to conquer this illness I am dealing with, spending time with family & friends, enjoying the sun and going to a ton of weddings!! :)

  • Donna

    I’d love to read these! We’re at VBS this week and will be visiting relatives this summer.

  • Trisha W.

    I would really enjoy a few of these books, I also know one of the stacks would be great to give to my husband for a belated Fathers Day gift and for him to share with his father!

    I am a home school mom so this summer we are keeping up with our studies, my son is doing a lesson in Virtues, as well as some Geography and Language Arts to keep fresh for this next school year. His youngest brother and I are working on trace work. We just finished a week of VBS as well.

    In what little time I have had to myself I have spent the evenings reading all the Beverly Lewis books and I am just about finished. I wanted to try some new authors and find other types of books I might be interested in after this last one is complete and this might just be the best incentive for me to do so.

    Thank you for offering such a selection of books :)

  • Marie

    Will be spending my summer working and hanging out with 3 of the most wildly wonderful folks I know. ….and dreaming about the beach.

  • Joanne Viola

    I couldn’t pick as we have 2 exciting things happening this summer: 1) my son is getting married!!!!! and 2) we will all be going on a family vacation for 1 week, renting a house on Lake Winnepausaukee, N.H. FOUR generations all present!!! Cannot wait! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  • Jessica Cain

    Well we are actually having VBS this week, I am one of the 6th grade teachers. Also, have a trip to the beach planned in 2 weeks!!

  • AmyB

    Would love to win some great books!

    I am actually spending the summer with my daughter and relaxing as I recover from breast cancer treatments. Thank-you Jesus that I am recovering!

  • Karen

    Wow – a stack of books would be great. My summer plans revolve around cleaning out places that need cleaning, chasing children around that need chasing, weeding weeds that need killing, canning fruit that needs preserving, and trying to throw in an occasional trip to enjoy God’s glorious natural beauties at parks and lakes and mountains (that need enjoying!).

  • Bree Peterson

    You can never have too many books!! I have my eye on at least 2 sets of these books! This summer I am going to the Czech Republic on a missions trip, then 3 weeks after I return, I’m headed off to college!

  • Chris Weston

    We’re hoping to catch our breath and slow down. And go camping. And see lots of friends and family.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Mary McAlister

    We are going to Family Camp and are doing VBS. Lots of sun and fun and time with the Lord.

  • Angie Nelson

    I am attending VBS this year instead of teaching, playing with my grandkids, going to the beach with my children and grandchildren, and enjoying my flowers!

  • karenk

    planning to visit relatives this summer in NY.

  • Laurie Brinson

    We already did VBS and it was a blast. Taking a trip out west next month.

  • Deb

    All these books look wonderful!
    My plans for the summer include leading worship for VBS at my church, and hopefully reading many new great books!! 😉

  • sabrina bales

    I’ll be staying at home with my four children. I will also be my daughter’s taxi service so they can attend their summer baton classes.

  • Katelin

    Reading as many books as possible!

  • Angela Davis

    Looking for a job!!

  • pam hoopaugh

    Thanks for giving away the books!! Hope I win.,I just love to read. Spending my summer at trying a garden for the very first time,and already took a mini-vac to the beach for my anniversary.

  • Catie

    My plan for this summer is to get “ready” (is one ever REALLY ready?) For our third baby, due in September. :)

  • Angela

    Going to take our boys to Niagara Falls.

  • Sara P.

    My name is Sara and I would love some good summer reading! I’ve already done VBS this summer and spent a week as a camp counselor. Now it’s time to relax a little…maybe with a good book! :)

  • Brenda Warren

    Relaxing with my daughter home from college..

  • Janet from FL

    I love to read books! I would love to win some. Thanks for giving some away.
    My summer plans include a trip to my home state of Illinois. I now live 1000 miles away. We will visit all our grandkids and lots of relatives, attend a wedding, and go to an 80th birthday party of one of my aunts, all in 1 trip! What fun!

  • Katie

    I am spending my summer doing what I love, working–which is photographing beautiful weddings all summer. :)

  • Laura Boyd

    I would love to win a stack of books!!!!

  • Jenn

    Looks like some great books! I’ve already finished my vacation for this summer…a week at the beach in FL :)

  • Leigh Anne Akey

    I would love to win any of the stacks! My summer will include a mission trip to St. Louis with a group of students from Cottage Hill Baptist Church. We had a blast last year and looking forward to our return trip. In August, I will be helping my youngest daughter move in to an apartment for college!

  • Leigh Anne Akey

    I would love to win any of the collections! My summer is about to get busy….In July, I will be returning to St. Louis with a group of students from our church. In August, my youngest daughter will start college and move away from home.

  • Jackie Heyer

    Would love to win some books. Will be enjoying the summer doing different things with the family and wondering how this last summer before my baby’s Senior year of high school arrived so quickly.

  • Patty wright

    I want to win.

  • Linda Cornelius

    This summer I am spending as much time as possible with my 88 year old mother who has dementia.

  • Mary Collins

    I am working all summer. Oh the life of a park ranger!

  • Jenny

    Vacationing in CA and working our way through a fun bucket list is this summer’s plan! :)

  • Cricket Castro

    After 25 yes working in corporate world, God has led me where I currenting am-a “noble” stay at home mom to my 8 yr old son & wife to my soul mate. I plan to just soak up this blessing of being able to spend all day, every day with my family. We are attending several VBS sessions, I am serving at our church’s VBS next week & just started summer women’s Bible study for the summer. Vacation in July with the entire extended family, and several trips with just my son & I. I am truly grateful for this gift & we are also doing Mom & Son study together at home!

  • Bernadette Winnie

    I would love to win this bundle of books. We are working on VBS for next week. Have been spending the summer hanging out with my children enjoying simple daily joys such as playing in the water, hanging out at the park and with other kids at church