Saturday, August 1, 2009

Giveaway - Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope


Thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group I have 5 copies of this awesome book to giveaway. The contest with end August 15th at 11:59 pm Central time.

Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home.

Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.

Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called "Touch A Life," dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.

Pam Cope's story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.
Hachette Book Group

I just reviewed this book and the review can be found right below this giveaway. Trust me this is one you want to win!!!

To enter this giveway:

*For 1 entry leave a comment answering the question: Have you ever traveled abroad (or within the U.S.) to help those less fortunate? If so, where did you go and did it change you? If not, where would you go to help?

*For another entry please sign up to follow my blog publicly. If you are already a follower you get 2 entries.

*One entry for blogging about this - give me the link

*One entry for tweeting and including me @alipet813

Unfortunately, this is limited to shipping addresses U.S. and Canada only.

Good luck to all!!

21 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to say I have never traveled abroad to help those less fortunate. I would love to be able to do that one day though.

    lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

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  2. Posted this giveaway on my sidebar HERE

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  3. I have never traveled abroad for any reason. Pathetic, especially since I have a son living in Europe.

    My "charity" has been on the homefront, working with underprivileged families.

    I just signed up to follow your blog.

    I will tweet about it and come back with the link.

    I will blog about it at: http://laurel-rainsnowsreflections.blogspot.com

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  4. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/laurelrainsnow

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  5. Unfortunately I'm not a world traveler. However, I feel that I'm given the opportunity daily to help those who are less fortunate. I'm a registered nurse and a high school teacher. There are so many opportunities for service in both fields!
    I really want to read this book. My nursing specialty is pediatric cardiology.

    faithfulgirl4[at]gmail[dot]com

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  6. I'm a follower!

    faithfulgirl4[at]gmail[dot]com

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  7. This contest is posted on the sidebar of My Own Little Corner of the World...http://molcotw.blogspot.com

    faithfulgirl4[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. I tweeted!

    faithfulgirl4[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. We are travelers! I was born in Bangladesh, and my parents have also lived in India, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. My husband and I most recently worked for a volunteer organization that was building churches and schools in Mozambique...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  10. When I came to the States from France at the age of 18 I volunteered at a Navy hospital in Oakland Cal. it was a critical care hospital at the time where Vietnam wounded were brought directly from Saigon-Manila-Oakland (Oaknoll Naval Hospital 5W )
    The year was 1969.

    madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

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  11. I am a follower

    madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. I am tweetting your giveaway


    madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. I forgot to answer 'how did my experience change me'

    I learned at 18 to feel blessed no matter what happened to me...these boys were my age or a few years older and many had their lives drastically changed, their courage was and even today where ever they are AWESOME. It marked my whole life.
    War is terrible!!!!

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  14. Just a note that I've posted about this on Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/jantsens-gift.html

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  15. I would love to go to Africa and help. I would love to be added to your giveaway list. Thank you.

    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  16. I have applied to go on a mission trip with the church in February. It's a medical mission to Hondurus. Keep your fingers crossed that I'll have the opportunity to go!
    amelia01@yahoo.com

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  17. I haven't but I would love to help prostitutes in a third world country to know that they have other alternatives.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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