Book Giveaway

Wild Goose Festival participants received copies of Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron. I loved it!

Cron writes a detailed and humorous account of his life. He writes in a way that encourages the reader to participate in his life story, while healing from their own. The story itself is beautiful, and the writing swept me off of my feet.

I loved this book so much, that I’m left with little choice but to share it.

As a thank you to you, my readers, I’m giving away two copies of this book. I can’t wait!

Here’s how you can win:

  1. Leave a comment, sharing a piece of your life story. You could say that you were a cheerleader in high school, or that you once went to rehab, or that your grandma’s name is Daphne. Whatever you want to share, the floor is yours (comments with inappropriate content or foul language will be removed and not counted towards an entry).
  2. Tweet this post
  3. Share this post on Facebook (be sure to tag me, or leave a comment here to let me know)

You could potentially gain three entries, but only one entry for each tool (while I certainly appreciate you sharing more than once, double-comments count as one entry).

Comments close at 8am Friday, and winners will be announced Friday afternoon. I will ship internationally!

*This giveaway is sponsored by me, because I loved this book so much. That is all.
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  1. Janelle

    I have lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for 4 years working as the director of a children's home.

  2. Shelly Miller

    In college, my capstone paper assignment for my English major was to find 3 books I felt typified my life. I found those books and titled the paper "Random Wanderings of a Less than Graceful Life". I didn't know that title was going to be so appropriate for me as I've found myself seemingly randomly wandering through life, yet so guided by God through volunteering in Johannesburg, South Africa for 4 years, then marrying a South African and living and pastoring in the great city of Durban, South Africa, giving birth to two African-American kids, and NOW I find myself ministering to some of the poorest of the poor in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and beyond. What a great, "random", yet so not random life I'm living!

    • kylajoyful

      ooo…intriguing title. You certainly have wandered the world, Shelly! However, I'd say it's been plenty full of grace. Thanks for posting part of your story.

  3. Lauri Newell

    When we'd been married a year, we packed up everything we owned into our '86 Honda Accord, and drove to Boston, where we camped until we found jobs and a place to live. A random couple we met at church there invited us over, since their tiny studio apartment was bigger than our 7'x7' tent. They didn't know it was my birthday, but they turned out to be great friends!

    • kylajoyful

      What an adventure! I bet there are more stories there, I'd love to hear them sometime. Thanks for sharing, Lauri!

  4. Katherine A

    Whoop. So glad You will ship internationally, I would love, love, love to read this. Something about me…I have 5 kidlets at home and I homeschool, hard work most of the time (don't let anyone tell you otherwise) – but very rewarding when you suddenly realise that what they know is down to you.

  5. Katherine A

    I tweeted as @mumoffunkids

  6. Katherine A

    Shared on facebook.

  7. In college I: joined a band before I learned how to play bass (we put out 2 cds), was expelled after my sophomore (attempted suicide and depression seemed to have gotten in the way of academic expectations. But getting kicked out of college was one of the 10 best things to ever happen to me), met one of my best friends (he was one of my groomsmen last year) our freshman year while committing a misdemeanor, wore my all red suit to church for Easter Sunday…

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