Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Off to ACFW conference!

Captain’s Log, Stardate 09.20.2006

Blog book giveaway:
My Thursday book giveaway is SQUAT by Taylor Field.
My Monday book giveaway is WISHING ON DANDELIONS by Mary DeMuth.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Monday, I'll draw the winner for SQUAT and the winner for WISHING ON DANDELIONS and post the title for another book I'm giving away.

Something That Lasts by James David Jordan.

When Ted Balik rises from his pew to speak, no one in the crowded sanctuary of the O'Fallon Bible Church can imagine that their peaceful community will be shattered by his shocking disclosure: Reverend David Parst, beloved husband and father and pastor, committed the unthinkable crime. He had an affair with Mrs. Balik.

As the church members explode into an uproar, Ted silently grabs a gun out of his pocket, raises it to his temple and pulls the trigger.

These few moments of horror plunge the reverend, his wife and their twelve-year-old son into a struggle with God and one another that will span generations - a struggle to find something that lasts beyond the rage, lies and fear.

Check out the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance today for a review of Something That Lasts.

ACFW!!!! I’m off to the ACFW conference in Dallas! I’m so excited to see all my friends. I’ll try to remember to take pictures. I’m very bad about that.

No book drawing on Thursday since I’ll be in Texas.

Have lots of fun without me!


  1. Camy, I hope the conference goes wonderfully for you. Can't wait to hear all the juicy details once you're back!

  2. That book sounds pretty compelling! Have you read it yet?

    Have a wonderful time at the conference. You'll be a superstar, as usual! ;-)

  3. Ahhh reading, I wish I actually had time. All the books you post look so interesting.

  4. Praying you'll have a great conference experience and that the Lord meets you at every turn. Wish I could be there!

  5. Here I am just in time to say goodbye and God speed you on your way to another conference. How many does that make this year?

    That book brings back several memories of pastors who have had affairs. I know for a friend of ours it changed her whole life. Her father was a pastor as well and when she found out about her husband's "other woman", it left both his family and hers in shock. I don't hear anything about him even though another very good friend helped the younger one through the whole episode. She was left with 3 children to raise on her own.

    In another case of an older pastor, everybody was amazed that God blessed his work all through the affair and even after that. But then, that was a lot like David with Bathsheba. And yet. Yes, we see it as one of the greatest sins but for God there are really no degrees of sin. Gossip is just as bad a sin as murder or adultery, though in most cases, the impact is not as great.

    Yes, it really does sound like a compelling book.

  6. just popping in to say hi. you are such a busy woman - what a fun life you lead :)

  7. hmmm how do I win this book!;) sounds like a great story! I even looked it up to see if it was at our library and it's not!:(