Here is an opportunity to win a free book.
The book? An autographed copy of L. L. Barkat’s Stone Crossings: Finding Grace in Hard and Hidden Places. This is an opportunity not only to receive a free book but also to get acquainted with a very good writer.
I read the book shortly after it was published. I was moved.
Some clues about the book can be found on the back cover.
Sometimes it’s hard to see. And even harder to receive. When you’re hurt or angry or confused or doubtful, grace can seem as hard to grasp as sky.
But actually, it’s as real and solid as stones: tangible, weighty, something to hold on to, a way through streams of pain, shame, and abuse.
In these pages L. L. Barkat shares her own painful, powerful story with us. Weaving in truth from Scripture, words from other writers and stories of people who’ve come alongside her in her journey, she shows us the unexpected ways and places she’s discovered grace: grace that has helped her open her heart to love, discover a way past fear, find freedom from shame.
Her story will help you find the rock of God’s grace in the midst of your own broken, hard places. And his grace will give you a new story to tell.
When I began reading the book, I was especially moved by her opening chapters on shame and the messiness of life (often caused by "messmakers"). For example, notice this sentence:
It seems that Adam felt like I used to feel — that it would be comforting to hide in darkness, that it would be a relief to flee from the God who walks around knowing what I’ve been up to.
To be eligible to win the book, simply leave your name in a comment on this post. Names will be collected throughout the week (through next Monday), and a drawing will be held in my office the following Tuesday. If you win, you will be notified and an autographed copy of Stone Crossings will be mailed to you.
Interested? Leave your name in a comment.