We are a little over halfway through the 40-Day (Birthday) Challenge! Each week* I will be giving away books and other great prizes as part of our celebration. Today’s exciting giveaway comes from my friends and the publisher of God’s Very Good Idea, The Good Book Company.

Three participants in the challenge have a chance to win these NEW books: The Dignity Revolution by Daniel Darling; Real by Catherine Parks; and a kids’ book The Friend who Forgives by Dan DeWitt. (Find out more about the books at the end of this post.)

I’m so very grateful to The Good Book Company for these gifts and their commitment to solid, biblical content.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Join the 40-Day Birthday Challenge Facebook group to share stories, pictures, and win prizes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/40daybirthdaychallenge/
  2. Commit to doing something (or everything) for 40 days
  3. It began on Saturday, July 28 and ends the day after my birthday, September 7. Jump in NOW and do the second half (or all if you’d like to keep going after the 7th).
  4. If this is the first you’ve heard of my challenge, check out this initial post: http://www.trillianewbell.com/2018/07/24/40-day-birthday-challenge/

I will draw three names from the Facebook group and announce the winners in the Facebook group on Saturday, August 25. The drawing ends on Saturday at 6:00 a.m. To win a prize you must* join the Facebook group (please commit to doing at least one week of the challenge if you join in hopes to win).

Also, don’t forget to check out today’s challenge!

More about the prizes:

The Dignity Rev book coverThe Dignity Revolution

As Christians, we want to make a difference in this world. We want to have an impact not only on our immediate family and community, but on wider social issues. We want to protect the vulnerable and engage with the issues that really matter. But how?

This book shows us how wonderful, liberating and empowering it is to be made in God’s image. It will change how we see ourselves and other people.

Some will feel the call to run for office… others will roll up their sleeves and join the good work of non-profit ministry… and others might simply find little ways to incorporate this vision of human dignity into their everyday lives, and change their community one word, one action, one person at a time.

Dan Darling shows us that each one of us can be, and are called to be, part of this new movement—a human dignity revolution that our societies desperately need, and how we—you—are uniquely placed to join.

This compelling book shows you how to join the dignity revolution.

Real bookcoverReal

 Every woman longs for authentic friendships with others—but in a world of carefully-curated social media, most of us are merely keeping up appearances. Both online and offline, we’re all prone to only presenting the best side of ourselves.

This book shows us that the secret to growing the relationships we crave is in developing a biblical habit of repentance. By being honest about our sin before God and receiving his forgiveness, we’re freed be honest about our sin with others. When we drop the act and allow ourselves to be vulnerable by sharing our struggles, not only are we strengthened in our fight against sin, but we experience authentic fellowship and real friendship.

Catherine Parks empowers women to fight side by side against their sin, and shows how by getting real about our struggles, we can create genuine community in an “I’m fine” culture.

This book is great for reading with your book group, women’s group, accountability partner, or one-to-one mentor—discussion questions are included for every chapter.

friendwho forgives coverThe Friend who Forgives

Do you ever talk before you think? Mess up? Let others down? That’s what Peter did, again and again and again, and it led him to abandoning his best friend, Jesus.

Peter loved Jesus. He felt terrible when he pretended not to know him. He thought all was lost when Jesus died.

But Jesus is not like our other friends. He wants to forgive us when we are really sorry, even when we mess up again and again and again. And because Jesus died and rose again, he can. Jesus’ death took the punishment for all of Peter’s mistakes and all our mistakes, and his resurrection showed the penalty was lifted.

After he rose from the dead, Jesus went and found Peter and forgave him, and he can do the same for us. Peter spent the rest of his life telling people that if they put their trust in Jesus, they could be forgiven too—again and again and again.

Children know all about failing, but they don’t always experience true forgiveness. This book points them to Jesus, the Friend who will forgive them again and again and again.

 

 

 

 

*Due to the size of a few gifts, I may skip a week.

*During one day of the challenge, I may open the gifts up to those not in the Facebook group. But for now, the only way to enter weekly prizes is by joining the group. Although it is noted above, I’d like to ask again that you attempt the challenge for at least for one week rather than joining the Facebook group only for the prize. It has been a blast! Thank you so much!

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