Birthdays are the perfect time for another Leigh Loves It giveaway. I turned 33 yesterday. (Woot!) If you know me at all, you know I derive great joy from giving gifts. I wish I could give away 33 presents but you will have to settle for 3.
It's a tough world out there.
But! What a wonderful 3 gifts they are.
I have crazy talented writer friends. I'm 90% impressed by their work and only 10% jealous. Or maybe that's more of a 50-50 split.
Whatever the case, I have been particularly impressed by these three memoirs.
I want everyone to know about Katherine Willis Pershey's Any Day a Beautiful Change. Man, woman, married, single, whatever season of life you're in, you need to read this book. Katherine makes amazing connections between life events and the spiritual. Readers greatly benefit from her authentic and honest portrayal of her life, from her marriage to motherhood to pastoring. Beautifully, beautifully written. I went to Katherine's church and had brunch with her while I was home for Christmas. She is the real deal and I love her for it.
Full disclosure: Josh Riebock and I went to the same grammar school. He was a grade ahead and oh so popular. I'm quite certain he had no clue who I was. It's been a delight to become reacquainted with him by the power of the blogosphere. Heroes and Monsters is an unusual and unique memoir. Josh tells the story of his life and faith, along with the occasional appearance of a talking cow and Jesus represented by a scarecrow. And it's interspersed with original artwork. This is not your average Christian nonfiction. It may not be for everyone but it's the most original work I've read in awhile and Josh's vulnerability spoke volumes to me. So much goodness, so many words underlined and asterisked and already revisited. Don't miss out.
The only complaint I have about Shawn and Maile Smucker's book How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp is they didn't devote a section to their time spent with me during the Killer Tribes conference. I get it though- they didn't want the fame to go to my head. All that aside, I cannot say enough kind things about this book. Shawn and Maile write about their 4 month adventure across the US with their family. Filled with gorgeous prose, it's also a call to adventure and trust and faith. I can't wait to see what the Smuckers do next.
So there you have it. Three amazing books. Happy entering!
***This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends at 12:01 am EST on Sunday January 13.There will be 3 winners, 1 book per winner as determined by me.
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