Book Give Away on Wednesdays

So here is the deal.  I like to read and I have free books coming in from a few sources now.  However, I rarely read a book twice and I am a little limited on book space.  So I have decided to start giving away some fairly new books on my blog.  I get a few questions here and there about it so I thought I would put up a short post describing how I hope to do this.

How does it work?

Intermittently on Wednesdays I will put up a post with a book that I am want to give away.  Sometimes I will just ask you to leave a comment (Like: why do you want this book?) and place everyone’s name in a hat and draw out a name.  Sometimes I will ask for creative comments and pass on a book to the one with the most creative comment.  And I’m leaving the door open to change the process in the future.

How often will you give away a book?

Hopefully at least every other week and maybe every week.  It depends on how high my give away stack is at the time.  Check back in each Wednesday morning to see.  I generally write my posts well in advance before they are published and will have Book Give Away posts scheduled for early Wednesday morning.

Who can enter?

Anyone. That is anyone with a shipping address in the continental United States.  I don’t mind paying a small amount of money to ship a book.  If you win and I don’t have your address, I will contact you via the e-mail you supplied when you left your comment and you can provide me with an address then.  Otherwise I don’t need to know your address.

How do I know Who won?

I will post in the comments section on the following Monday announcing who won.  If you won I will also contact you via e-mail and make arrangements to get you the book.

Here is what I ask of you if you want to enter:

  1. That you be polite when you comment.
  2. That you read the book (or pass it on to someone who will) if you win.

Book Review: “Tea With Hezbollah” by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis

Tea With Hezbollah: Sitting at The Enemies’ Table, Our Journey Through The Middle East by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis is by far one of the best books I have ever read.  The authors take the reader on a thrilling real life adventure through the Middle East to have tea and discuss what it means to love your neighbor with many of America’s greatest assumed enemies. This book is full of eye-opening encounters that show a softer side of the Middle East not often portrayed in the West.

The interviews and introspection provided in this book are key in understanding the life experiences and mindset of those who live in the Middle East.  The book is faithful to seek varied perspectives along the way.  The insight gained from this book is key and has helped me personally understand and gain an interest in Middle Eastern affairs. I would highly recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in Middle Eastern issues.

This is a very timely and well written book that engages the reader every step of the way.   Tea With Hezbollah is a must read for 2010. The retail price is $22.99 (Hardcover) and is worth twice that. It is also available at places like for $15.51. I give it 5 Stars and would give it more.  It truly is a great book.

Disclaimer: This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. There was no requirement to give it a positive review, just for me to call it like I see it.