Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Christmas Book and Giveaway

We've got our decorations up and this Saturday we'll be suiting up to head south into the wilderness to harvest our very own Christmas tree so I'm definitely feeling the spirit of the season. Pictures to follow.

I wanted to share this beautiful book that I was sent to review that is more than just a sweet little book about Christmas.  If you've ever felt that Christmas was overly commercial or that the meaning of the holiday was lost among the wrapping paper and price tags then I completely (or should I say unreservedly? Unconditionally? Fervently? Take your pick) recommend that you read What Think Ye of Christmas? whose beautiful message shared through brilliant water color illustrations teaches that the holiday is still there and spiritually thriving if only we take the time to look for it in the many symbols of Jesus Christ. It's simple and full of hope and joyous--all of which we need more of in our lives, no?

The book is by Ester Rasband and this second edition is illustrated by Jana Winters Parkin (a blogging friend, if I may call her that) whose artistic credentials are as impressive as the book she's produced.  I'm so pleased that she asked me to review her work because it's not only added a greater depth to my enjoyment of Christmas but has given me a good gift idea for our friends that goes beyond the tasty yet transitory plate of cookies or fudge.

There is a discount on Parkin's website if you purchase more than 5 copies which is a great deal on the already reasonable $9.95 for this hardback book (plus an extra 5% discount if you type CHARRETTE in the discount box at checkout)

She is giving away a copy of the book to one lucky person who will get to see for themselves how great the book is.

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am, the morning of Saturday December 11 go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in the following Monday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to all people with a U.S. address. Good luck!


charrette said...

Thanks so much for the great review!

Luisa Perkins said...

It's a wonderful book! We bought 25 copies so that we could give it to all the special people in our lives.

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at scribbit.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?