Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The New Living Translation Break Through to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway

The New Living Translation Break Through to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway

Visit www.facebook.com/NewLivingTranslation and click on the tab that says “Sweepstakes”

Fill out a simple form, take a quick Bible clarity survey, invite your friends to join and you’ll be entered to win one of our exciting prizes.

With each fan number milestone a new prize will be given away.

Grand Prize

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Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fifth milestone
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2nd Prize - Already awarded

32G iPod Touch and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fourth milestone
Retail Value: $300.00

3rd Prize – Will be awarded when fan count hits: 3500

Kindle DX and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the third milestone
Retail Value: $489.00

4th Prize Will be awarded when fan count hits: TBD

Apple iPad 16G and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the New Living Translation Fan Page hits the second milestone
Retail Value: $499.00

5th Prize Will be awarded when fan count hits: TBD

Apple iPad 32G and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the first milestone
Retail Value: $599.00



Prize Eligibility – Recently updated to include more countries

Sweepstakes participants and winner(s) can be U.S. residents of the 50 United States, or residents of any country that is NOT embargoed by the United States, but cannot be residents of Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India. In addition, participants and winner(s) must be at least 18 years old, as determined by the Company.



Sweepstakes Starts

March 17, 2010 @ 10:24 am (PDT)



Sweepstakes Ends

April 30, 2010 @ 10:24 am (PDT)





Wait, there’s more!

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Here are the details:

Choose one of six passages of Scripture from the New Living Translation and consider:
How do these verses encourage you to know God better?
What is God teaching you in this passage?
How does this passage apply to your life?

Submit your answer and you’ll be entered to win.

Just for signing up: Everybody Wins! Win a Free .mp3 download from the NLT’s new Red Letters Project. It’s the dynamic, new presentation of the sung and narrated words of the Gospel of Matthew. You win the download just for entering! Or choose to download the NLT Philippians Bible Study, complete with the Book of Philippians in the NLT.

Every day, one person will win the best-selling Life Application Study Bible!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Selfless vs. Selfish

It occurred to me that it takes a selfless person to love a selfish person. Nobody else could do it. We see lots of relationships like that where one person loves the other one to distraction, while the other person is looking out mostly for themselves. We even see a classic example of it between a mother and her toddler. The toddler is all about wants and impulses, but the mother would give her life for her child.

From the moment we arrive on this earth till the moment we leave it, we all seek that relationship where we can be loved totally and selflessly. The problem is, there are no totally selfless human beings. Everyone is a little selfish in one respect or another. And how could it not be so with commercials telling us what we DESERVE, and telling us we should have the best of everything, and popular magazines and other media telling us we should have oodles and oodles of self-esteem (the politically correct term for self-centeredness).

The only truly selfless to selfish relationship out there is the one between a human being and God. That is why the cross means so much to me. God took on flesh and died on that cross so that I could live, and so that He and I could have relationship. He loved all of us and each of us that much. It’s too much for our human minds to fully comprehend.

He did it for all mankind but he did it for each of us individually. I choose to take that very personally and I hope you do too. We have a funny little refrigerator magnet that says, “God loves you and I’m trying.” I’m trying to love my neighbor as myself, I’m trying to love God more than myself, and I’m trying to love myself as well (which is no easy task either). I’m so thankful that God doesn’t have to try to love me – He just does – and to me that is EVERYTHING.

Friday, March 5, 2010

So Long Insecturity by Beth Moore

You can never go wrong with Beth Moore. She always has a new twist on things. What she is best at is encouraging Christian women and she certainly didn’t disappoint in this book. She tells a little more of her personal story and causes her reader to reexamine their own personal stories. Insecurity, at first glance, may seem like a tame topic, but in most women’s lives, when you get down to the nitty-gritty, it is THE topic. As Beth says, “it’s time we got our dignity back.” And as she points out, we can be hurt, disappointed, shocked, unsure and even humbled without being insecure. Beth quotes, Hebrews 10:35-36: “Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” This book gave me a new confidence in walking my walk. I am always enriched and inspired by Beth Moore. Thank you, Tyndale House, for giving me a free copy of this book to review, and thanks Beth for new insight!