Monday, December 1, 2008

December Bloggy Book Club




December's choice for Bloggy Book Club is In My Heart I Carry a Star by Derek Maul. It is a collection of stories for Advent, written by my friend Derek, a former teacher trained in psychology and education. Derek is also the author of Get Real: A spiritual Journey for Men.

I attend church where Derek's wife Rebekah has been our pastor for over ten years and our family loves them both very much. This book is wonderful and I say this not just as a friend but as a Christian and an avid reader.

Join me, this holiday season in reading a book that may help us recapture the meaning of Christmas that might have slipped away from us.
Next Monday, I will have a drawing for a copy of this book...preschool fair as always.
Leave a comment if you are interested and I will put your name in the drawing.
If you would like to visit Derek's blog...you may do so here! And if you would like to order a copy from amazon go here!

12 comments:

Rhonda said...

Hi Ronda! If he's a local guy for you, will I be able to find the book here?

And there is a message for you in my post today....

jill jill bo bill said...

Sounds very interesting! Headed there now.

careysue said...

My list is getting longer and longer!!

Sounds inspiring!

dana wyzard said...

One more thing to do. One more blog to visit. One more book to read. Jeesh. It just keeps getting worse and worse.

Tiffany said...

Count me in the drawing! I love finding new authors and books!

Derek Maul said...

Don't count me in for the drawing (although I did accidentally give away my personal copy this weekend...). But do let me thank you for the bloggy attention - AND put in a plug to your most excellent readers for the book-signing event at Books-A-Million (Brandon Mall) this Saturday - 2:00-5:00PM. RONDA ROCKS!!!

Ronda's Rants said...

Your are most welcome...I do not rock...I rant and soemtimes I sway but no more rocking!!!!
See you at Books-A-Million and we are so proud we can hardly stand it!

Jennifer said...

I would like to e in the drawing Ronda! It sounds like an interesting book!

The Muse said...

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

http://www.jlomowriter.blogspot.com/

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

Karyn said...

I just checked the library online and they do not own a copy. You would think someone would be paying attention and try to stock local authors!
Please put my name in the drawing. I might as well be three books behind...
Love you!

Felicia Eis said...

Sounds like a great book!

Nia, Lia, Tia said...

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. So many turn to "more important" things of life. Merry Christmas!