I am so excited to be giving away a total of SIX books (three sets of two) written by one of our good friends and small group members!!
Jarrod Jones is a dynamic youth speaker, and awesome writer, and a great friend. He has published two books – The Backward Life and 13 Ways to Ruin Your Life.
The Backward Life is an easy to read, down-to-earth book that discusses how God wants us to live our life. Living life backwards means living like Jesus did – giving to gain, losing to win, and turning first and last around.
Jarrod’s good friend Mac Powell of Third Day wrote the foreward for this book. Here is an excerpt of his introduction:
It’s not until we die to ourselves and start living for Jesus that we receive real, amazing, abundant life. This is exactly what my brother Jarrod is trying to explain in this book. The Backward Life shares many encouraging, uplifting, challenging, and funny stories as examples of how we can all have that abundant life when we learn to die to ourselves, love God with all our heart, and love others as we love ourselves. . .I am truly honored to have been asked to write a foreward for Jarrod’s book. I look forward to hearing of the many lives that will be encouraged and changed by his words. Jarrod Jones was my hero when we were little kids. He still is.
13 Ways to Ruin Your Life is being released on October 13th (that’s right – win it before you can buy it!! Wow I feel cheesy. OK I’m over it.), and is a book written primarily for men (but would be very helpful for parents to read that are raising young men, or for wives to read) based on Proverbs 7. It is a blunt, practical, biblical guide of how to guard yourself from sexual sin, how to conquer it, and how God can redeem it.
David Nasser, an internationally known speaker and author, said this in his foreward:
In the following pages, my friend Jarrod Jones has done an amazing job of waging war against sexual sin. By using Proverbs 7 as a catalyst, Jarrod tackles this controversial topic in a biblically expository fashion. I love his honesty in these pages. Written from a ragamuffin’s perspective, Jarrod uses his own failures and victories to connect with the reader. This is not a book written by a “know it all” who has conquered sinful temptation, but rather practical wisdom from a guy who has been there himself. . .this book can save lives.
SO. I am giving away three sets of these two wonderful books! This contest is open to all U.S. and Canadian addresses. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this post by midnight, October 7th. I will randomly select the winners and announce them on October 8th at 2pm. I will email you if you leave your email address, or you can just check back here on the 8th.