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Flat Luther Photo contest

Discover the little known love story of an infamous man in Christian history, Martin Luther. Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the release of Loving Luther, a novel chronicling the love of Martin and Kate.

More about Loving Luther:

Germany, 1505
In the dark of night, Katharina von Bora says the bravest good-bye a six-year-old can muster and walks away as the heavy convent gate closes behind her.

Though the cold walls offer no comfort, Katharina soon finds herself calling the convent her home. God, her father. This, her life. She takes her vows—a choice more practical than pious—but in time, a seed of discontent is planted by the smuggled writings of a rebellious excommunicated priest named Martin Luther. Their message? That Katharina is subject to God, and no one else. Could the Lord truly desire more for her than this life of servitude?

In her first true step of faith, Katharina leaves the only life she has ever known. But the freedom she has craved comes with a price, and she finds she has traded one life of isolation for another. Without the security of the convent walls or a family of her own, Katharina must trust in both the God who saved her and the man who paved a way for rescue. Luther’s friends are quick to offer shelter, but Katharina longs for all Luther has promised: a home, a husband, perhaps even the chance to fall in love.

Enter the Loving Luther Giveaway

What do I do?

Color your image of Flat Luther (link below), cut him out, tape or glue to a stick and take a photo of Flat Luther in your yard, at a city landmark, or with a pet.  It’s your chance to get creative! Download your Flat Luther here – click here.

How do I enter?

Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #FlatLuther and #LovingLutherNovel. Submit your photo using the Gleam form below. Follow the directions to earn extra entries. We’ll choose the winner at random on 9/29.

What can I win?

A signed copy of Loving Luther, along with your own Little Luther figure, a bobble head of Martin and Katharina, and a few books celebrating the life of Martin Luther.

 

 

Flat Luther Giveaway

The Promise of Breeze Hill Mississippi Gift Basket Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Pam Hillman’s latest novel, The Promise of Breeze Hill, we’re giving away this fantastic gift basket!

 

Win this Mississippi Themed gift basket filled with Southern goodness including 2 fabulous dessert recipes!  Fill out the Gleam form below to enter, and follow the directions to earn extra entries. The winner will be chosen on 8/20!
The Promise of Breeze Hill Mississippi Gift Basket Giveaway

More about The Promise of Breeze Hill:

Natchez, MS; 1791
Anxious for his brothers to join him on the rugged frontier along the Mississippi River, Connor O’Shea has no choice but to indenture himself as a carpenter in exchange for their passage from Ireland. But when he’s sold to Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill Plantation, Connor fears he’ll repeat past mistakes and vows not to be tempted by the lovely lady.

The responsibilities of running Breeze Hill have fallen on Isabella’s shoulders after her brother was found dead in the swamps along the Natchez Trace and a suspicious fire devastated their crops, almost destroyed their home, and left her father seriously injured. Even with Connor’s help, Isabella fears she’ll lose her family’s plantation. Despite her growing feelings for the handsome Irish carpenter, she seriously considers accepting her wealthy and influential neighbor’s proposal of marriage.

Soon, though, Connor realizes someone is out to eliminate the Bartholomew family. Can he set aside his own feelings to keep Isabella safe? LEARN MORE HERE>>

Freedom’s Ring Boston Themed Gift Basket Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Heidi Chiavaroli’s new novel, Freedom’s Ring, we’re hosting this exciting giveaway!

Win this Boston themed gift basket filled with goodies from this historical city.  All you have to do is fill out the Gleam form below, sign up Heidi’s e-newsletter, follow the directions to earn extra entries and you’re entered to win!


Freedom’s Ring Boston Themed Gift Basket Giveaway

More about Freedom’s Ring:

Boston, 2015
Two years after nearly losing her life in the Boston Marathon bombing, Annie David is still far from “Boston strong.” Instead she remains isolated and defeated—plagued by guilt over her niece, crippled in the blast, and by an antique ring alongside a hazy hero’s face. But when she learns the identity of her rescuer, will he be the hero she’s imagined? And can the long-past history of the woman behind the ring set her free from the guilt and fears of the present?

Boston, 1770
As a woman alone in a rebellious town, Liberty Caldwell finds herself in a dangerous predicament. When a British lieutenant, Alexander Smythe, comes to her rescue and offers her employment, Liberty accepts. As months go by, Alexander not only begins to share his love of poetry with her, but protects Liberty from the advances of a lecherous captain living in the officers’ house where she works.

Mounting tensions explode in the Boston Massacre, and Liberty’s world is shattered as her brother, with whom she has just reunited, is killed in the fray. Desperate and alone, she returns home, only to be assaulted by the captain. Afraid and furious toward redcoats, Liberty leaves the officers’ home, taking with her a ring that belonged to Alexander.

Two women, separated by centuries, must learn to face their fears. And when they feel they must be strong, they learn that sometimes true strength is found in surrender.  LEARN MORE HERE>>

Just Look Up Giveaway

Do you remember instant cameras, stationary, and the simpler things?

To celebrate the release of Courtney Walsh’s new novel, Just Look Up, you can enter for a chance to win a new instant camera and some awesome stationary items along with a copy of Just Look Up!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Fill out the form below
  • Sign up for Courtney’s email newsletter
  • Follow the directions for sharing to earn extra entries

We’ll announce the winner on July 24th!

 

Just Look Up


About the Book: Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home—a quaint tourist town full of memories she’d just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work—something her eclectic family doesn’t understand.

Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren’t ideal.

Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can’t find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he’s found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along—if only she’d just look up.

 

Buy the book for 20% off from Tyndale.com in July >>

Do Your Kids Have Questions? (It could earn you $50!)

Tyndale Kids

You know your kids ask A LOT of questions. But did you know that according to a recent study done in the UK, preschoolers ask an average of 300 questions per day? If a kid spends 12 hours awake each day, that’s an average of 25 questions an hour! While you’re trying to come up with patient, wisdom-filled answers to all their questions, why not break out your phone and capture some of their priceless questions on video?

Why would you want to capture these moments? There are a couple of reasons. First, it will make a great video to look back on someday. Second, you could win Tyndale’s “I’ve Got Questions” contest! Three winners will receive a Tyndale Kids prize pack of free books, stickers, and a $50 Visa gift card.

It’s simple, really.

Capture your child’s biggest questions about God in a video and post them to the Tyndale Facebook page between June 5 and June 22.

Be sure to include the hashtags #MyKidHasQuestions and #TyndaleKids.

But hurry—the sooner you post, the sooner you can ask your friends to like and comment on your video.

The three videos with the most likes and comments by midnight on June 22 will be winners.

Here’s what the prize pack includes:

-$50 Visa gift card

-(4) Tyndale Kids balloons

-(1) Do Baby Bears Have Mommies?

-(1) Does God Take Naps?

-(1) Package of Faith that Sticks stickers

-(1) Box of colored pencils

It’s a $75 value!

The first two books in the I’ve Got Questions series, Do Baby Bears Have Mommies? and Does God Take Naps? are now available! This delightful series captures the wonder and curiosity of the questions kids ask each day as they discover the world around them and the awesomeness of God.

Do Baby Bears Have Mommies?
by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley
Click on the image to buy, or to learn more.

 

 

Does God Take Naps?
by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley
Click the image to buy, or to learn more.

 

 

You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal US resident to enter. For the full rules click here.