May 28, 2012

Old Books in Need of a New Home

Welcome everyone to the fourth edition of Old Books in Need of a New Home where I'll be giving away a nice sized box filled with books to one lucky person. I've been rummaging around in the basement recently and unearthed some totally new books. If you like Christian books, fiction and non fiction, please read on. I realize this is a rather specific giveaway, so if you know someone who'd love to read the books, feel free to enter on their behalf.

How does it work?
First of all, this isn't a regular giveaway which means the receiving person will be handpicked by me and not as I want to make sure the books find the best home. Now you may wonder what you have to do to convince me you're the best choice for the homeless books. Easy. Just comment and let me know why you want them. In case there are several highly convincing comments I'm going to do the good old drawing of a paper slip from a hat to determine the person who'll receive the box.

What's in the box?
I aim to have a themed box full of books from a certain genre, with certain authors, etc. and by full box I mean up to ten books. That'll also depend on their format/size. Titles and authors will be listed along with the condition the books are in. Most boxes will be filled with English books, though there might be the occasional box with German books only too.

What condition will the books be in?
Usually they are not going to be spanking new (side note: this time they are). These books have been read by me and can be in any condition ranging from almost new to having been pawed through several times before. I will always state the exact condition the books are in so you can decide whether you want to enter or not. I realize not everyone likes used books, especially when they look the part, but fear not, I will also be giving away books that have been very gently read by me only and those look almost like new from the store.

Who can participate?
You have to be a follower of my blog (any way you want to, I'm not picky - GFC, RSS feed, e-mail, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin', Linky Followers or Goodreads) and you have to live in Europe! I really hate to leave out my international readers, but it's just too darn expensive to send a box full of books overseas.

What's in the box?
Christian literature!

More Than A Dream (Lauraine Snelling)
Songs Of Deliverance (Marilynn Griffith)
Dear Charlie (Christopher Kimball)
Tuesdays With Matthew (Mike Nappa)
Three Days (Melody Carlson)
Living Spaces (Marlee Ledai)
Jesus - A Novel (Walter Wangerin Jr)
Heavenly Crowns (Heather Whitestone McCallum and Angela Hunt)
Jabez - A Novel (Thom Lemmons)
The Prayer Of Jabez Devotional (Bruce Wilkinson)
Come, My Little Angel (Diane Noble)

All books are completely new!

And now, comment away!
Tell me why you want to win these books.
Tell me which country you're from (to make sure you really are from somewhere in Europe).
Tell me how you follow (like I said, I'm not picky, so simply follow the way you like best).
Tell me how I can contact you in case you're being picked as the winner.

This post will be open for a week, but time may be extended in case of low entries.


  1. Not entering, but WHERE on Earth did you get these books?

    1. That's a long story and I wonder if it will take even longer to find someone who actually wants them ... for free or not, THIS isn't a Christian blog after all. I guess I might end up giving them away for charity if no one enters, oh well. The giveaway will be open for a week, so all hope is not lost yet.

  2. Oh Birgit! what a lovely offer .. ty
    -Country you're from -UK
    -How you follow -friend on FB , Goodreads, twitter, gfc, NBlogs and linky
    -Why you want the books ? all titles right up my alley :)
    especially attracted to Living Spaces.. which pretty much describes my heart <3! and in a beautifully creative way.. ty for the intro!
    & ty for this amazingly GOOD and FAB offer !
    i can hardly wait to hear the winner !.. anticipa.a.a.tion...
    - a way to contact you? email, twitter, fb, goodreads message? i'm here and waiting :)

    TY Birgit

  3. just added you to my bloglovin email follwing list.. ahhh i can hardly wait the week :) !

  4. Birgit, I promoted your giveaway on Twitter, too. I am sure there will be lots of people who want them, just they might not know your blog. There, you got an entrant already.

    1. Thanks! This is much appreciated!!

  5. Tell me why you want to win these books.
    Living Spaces is just what I need - my house is my house...not my home :( My faith needs a boost...Tuesdays with Matthew and Jesus sound like they'd do the job
    Tell me which country you're from (to make sure you really are from somewhere in Europe).
    England, UK
    Tell me how you follow (like I said, I'm not picky, so simply follow the way you like best). Friend on GR, G+ follower
    Tell me how I can contact you in case you're being picked as the winner. Message on GR...the most reliable these days!
    Thanks for the opportunity Birgit. Daumen drueken!!

  6. I was born and raised Christian and my family is strongly Not so much.I kinda lost my faith along the way. I'd love to give these books a try, even if they are a little bit out of my comfort zone.

    I'm from Italy and GFC reading mind

    aliasgirl at libero dot it