August 2011 Posts

Game On by Emmitt Smith – Giveaway!

We are very excited about the release Game On, the new book by Emmitt Smith, and to celebrate the release of this book we’re giving away two signed copies!

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Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher of the Dallas Cowboys, Dancing with the Stars champion, and successful real-estate investor, outlines the principles that helped him become a winner on and off the football field. In this book he encourages you to live your God-given dream, now. Emmitt reveals that it’s not only vision and talent that propel us toward our dreams, but also a combination of determination, persistence, humility, courage, and faith. In this book, Emmitt gives readers the tools to pursue their dream with all their mind, heart, and soul.

Here’s how you can enter to win a signed copy of Game On.

–    Log on to twitter and follow the account for the Game On book tour –
–    Tweet the following sentence: Emmitt Smith (NFL HOF & DWTS champ) has a new book, Game On, releasing soon. Follow his Sept. book tour @emmittsmithbook #GameOn
–    Share this giveaway with your Friends on Facebook
–    Email the link to this giveaway to your friends
–    Post about this giveaway on your blog.
–    Enter your email address below.

Fill out the form below to enter.

–    Each action completed above counts as an entry into the contest, the more actions completed the more entries you get.
–    We’ll announce the winners on Friday September 2nd at 4:00PM CST.
–    One entry per person per day.

If you haven’t already checked out his book signing tour schedule you can do that by clicking here.

If you’re a fan of audio books be sure to check out the giveaway that Oasis Audio is doing for this same title!

Thanks for stopping by!


September Free Ebooks and some Ebook Deals

This month we are giving away two fiction titles by some well known authors. The great thing about this pair of books is that they are two completely different genres, so after you read one you can switch things up and read the other for a different taste of the fiction world.

Here’s the list of free ebooks (scroll to the bottom for some other ebook deals going on this month):

Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang


Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors

Soon by Jerry Jenkins


Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors

Other Ebook Deals

We’ll be sharing some more details about these two books at a later date, but we wanted to let you know that these ebooks are being offered at a special price this month at the above retailers.

Let’s Roll by Lisa Beamer (Retail $3.99)

Refined By Fire by Brian & Mel Birdwell (Retail $0.99)

Thanks for stopping by!


Book Signing Schedule for Emmitt Smith’s book Game On Announced

Remember in the 90s when Emmitt Smith dominated the running back position and probably your favorite NLF team in the process? On September 6th we’ll be releasing his new book Game On, and a book tour is schedule for several states. You can get more info on the book by visiting this link, and learn more about the book signings below.

Emmitt Smith To Sign Copies of Game On

Cowboys Legend Kicks Off His New Book with Multiple Book Signings in September

Carol Stream, IL—Tyndale House Publishers today announced that Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, Dancing with the Stars champion, and successful real-estate investor, will be signing copies of his new book, Game On: Find Your Purpose—Pursue Your Dream, at 12 different locations throughout the month of September. In Smith’s book, which releases Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Hall of Famer outlines the principles that have helped him become a winner, on and off the field. Emmitt reveals that it’s not only vision and talent that propel us toward our dreams, but also a combination of persistence, humility, determination, courage, and faith. In Game On, he gives readers the tools to cultivate these principles in their own lives so they too can pursue their God-given dreams.

In addition to the book signings, Emmitt will kick off a comprehensive media tour on Sept. 6, beginning with an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America.
The book signings for Game On: Find Your Purpose—Pursue Your Dream are as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
211 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: (201) 445-0726

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
190 Cedar Sage Drive, Unit #BB01 (Firewheel Towne Center)
Garland, TX 75040
Phone: (972) 496-2000

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
7700 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: (214) 739-1124

Saturday, Sept. 10
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Plano LifeWay Christian Store
1937 Preston Road, Suite 1000 (Preston Park)
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 735-9376

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4652 S. Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76017
Phone: (817) 417-0888

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
1430 Plaza Place (Southlake Town Square)
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: (817) 442-0207

Sunday, Sept. 11
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Academy Sports & Outdoors
1720 West University Drive, Suite 200
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (469) 952-5700

Monday, Sept. 12
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
250 W. Highway 67
Duncanville, TX 75137
Phone: (469) 221-8113

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Waco Sam’s Club #8286
2301 E. Waco Drive
Waco, TX 76705
Phone: (254) 799-2408

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
2432 W. Loop 340
Central Texas Marketplace (I-35 and State Hwy. 6)
Waco, TX 76711
Phone: (254) 662-2175

Friday, Sept. 16
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Academy Sports & Outdoors
661 Blanding Blvd., Suite 700
Orange Park, FL 32073
Phone: (904) 213-2080

Saturday, Sept. 17
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of Florida Bookstore
Building 886 – Museum Road and Reitz Union Drive
P.O. Box 118450
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 392-0194

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible and has since grown into one of the premier publishing houses in the industry. It is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.

It’s Your Kid, Not a Gerbil – Giveaway!

Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker, has a new message to tell you…It’s your kid not a gerbil!

Do you sometimes feel like a gerbil running on a wheel inside a cage as you scurry from place to place, chauffeuring your children from one endless activity to another? What if, for one moment, you could just step off of the wheel . . . and relax? How would you feel then? And what if that single moment could stretch into an hour, or even a whole day? In his new book, It’s Your Kid, Not a Gerbil, Kevin Leman will provide practical solutions and helpful insight to get off the activity wheel so that you can put your time and energies where they really count: in establishing strong character and a love for home and family that will serve your kids well for a lifetime.

Want to help promote this idea to your friends and family and possibly win something for it?

Here’s how you can help:

–          Visit the It’s Your Kid Not A Gerbil Facebook page and become a fan

–          Invite at least 10 friends to become a fan of the It’s Your Kid Not A Gerbil Facebook page.

–          Share a link to this contest page on your own Facebook page or on Twitter.

–          Write a blog post linking to this contest page.

Each task you complete counts as an entry into our giveaway.  We’ll draw names at random from all the entries, here’s what you can win:

3 Random people will win a prize pack of Kevin Leman books

5 Random people will win a copy of It’s Your Kid, Not A Gerbil

1 Random person will win an iPod Touch

We’ll announce the winners on September 9th!

Fill out the form below to enter:

Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler Appears on this week’s NYT Bestseller List

In the past few years there has been much interest in the Amish community. Also, Amish fiction seems to have captured the attention of a large part of the population. Growing Up Amish, the new memoir by Ira Wagler, explores the non-fiction side of Amish life.

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One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag, and walked away from his home in the Amish settlement of Bloomfield, Iowa. Now, in this heartwarming memoir, Ira paints a vivid portrait of Amish life—from his childhood days on the family farm, his Rumspringa rite of passage at age 16, to his ultimate decision to leave the Amish Church for good at age 26. Growing Up Amish is the true story of one man’s quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. Readers will laugh, cry, and be inspired by this charming yet poignant coming of age story set amidst the backdrop of one of the most enigmatic cultures in America today—the Old Order Amish.

This week Growing Up Amish appeared at #31 on the New York Times Ebook Bestseller list, and currently is the #1 Christian Living ebook on Amazon. It seems this book is starting to capture people’s attention. This Publisher’s Weekly review paints a great picture of the book, and you can read more reviews by visiting the product page at

Are you interested in the Amish way of life? Let us know what you think about this or other book’s you’ve read on the topic.