Monday, July 4, 2011

Giving away 4 on the 4th - do I smell coconut?

Happy Independence Day.  Around here the 4th is a day that involves lots of watermelon, sunscreen, lemonade, time at the beach or pool, and dinner on the grill.

Only, I'm running a little low on the sunscreen this year ...

Earlier this week I put a box of my books in the car to take to the post office.  Then my daughter climbed in and set the beach bag on top of the box.  Unbeknownst to us, her can of sunscreen spray leaked in her bag, and into the box, and onto the books. Ugh.

But my mess is your opportunity!

I now have four copies of It's No Secret that are able to stay out in the sun 50 times longer without burning! I've wiped them off and all is fine except that the liquid sunscreen caused the ink to smear a little on some of the pages inside. Everything is still entirely readable, and not all pages are affected.

So if you have a small group or book club looking for a late summer or early fall read  - here's your chance to get 4 copies of It's No Secret free. If you're not in a group, here's your chance to get yourself a copy of the book free and give away the other three copies to friends.

And if you love the idea of reading at the park, beach or pool but never do it because you worry about your books getting messed up - these come guilt-free and outdoors ready!

To enter to win all 4 Coppertone-graced, autographed-for-you copies of It's No Secret just post your answer to this:

If you could change one or two things about the way you live your life, what would they be?

That ought to get you thinking. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday - please make sure I can contact you if you win. And let me know if you answer but do not wish to be entered to win.  Happy 4th!


  1. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    Oh that is funny but I'm so sorry, Rachel!

    What would I change about the way I live? I'd worry less and entertain more. (but that would mean I'd have to clean more often to)

    Happy 4th - Kimber

  2. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    I would figure out how to enjoy exercise..... and share my faith more boldly. Thank you! <3

  3. I would add a little more self-discipline!

  4. Oh if only I could be neat...

  5. Sorry about your books, Rachel! Thanks for turning it into a fun opportunity for the rest of us!

    My challenge for change this summer is in being a more fun mom. My girls need that.

  6. That definitely got me thinking. But in the spirit of the 4th, I would celebrate the freedoms I have more (freedom to worship and share the truth of Jesus) and worry less about what people think.

    Thank you and Happy Independence Day!

  7. Oh, that sounds like something that would happen at our house!

    What I would change about how I've lived my life? I would have enjoyed each moment more instead of living in the past or worrying about the future.

  8. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    Depend and trust God more and be more outgoing than I am now.

  9. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    Depend and trust God more and be more outgoing than I am now.

  10. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    Be able to tune in and focus on my family when they need that focus and attention - not just fitting it around my shedule.

  11. I would learn how to relax more.

    I'm starting an online study on your book on July 17. Can't wait to read it for a 2nd time!


  12. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    Exercise more, worry less. Blessings Rachel....
    Mary Caldwell,

  13. I find that the things I want most to change about myself vary from day to day. Today? Live in the moment. Be more active.

  14. I LOVE the smell of sunscreen!

    One thing I would like to change is try to woorryless about how I am doing as a mom and just be "in the moment".

  15. I would change my tendency to worry and procrastinate! I would love to win . . . your book has been on my wish list for a while! Thanks for the chance!

    hspruitt (at) frontiernet net

  16. So sorry about the books! How sweet of you to offer them on your blog =)

    According to my Dr. I'm to work on losing more weight and exercise more in hopes that I will not become diabetic...oh, how i do not want that! If I could only enjoy least a little bit??

    Happy 4th!

  17. I think I would probably live with more confidence.

  18. AnonymousJuly 04, 2011

    I would be more patient, less nit-picky, more peace-filled, less worried, more giving, less begrudging, more thankful, less discontented, more joyful, less angry, more close to God, less close to myself.

  19. Thanks for the opportunity to share your book Rachel!
    I would definitely procrastinate less and be neater!
    Happy 4th. :)

  20. Trust God more. Not try to do things my way but His way.

    Have some friends that would enjoy this book.It could be used for a book discussion group.

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  22. If you could change one or two things about the way you live your life, what would they be?
    If I could change two things (and I should by choice right?) I would say
    1......stop living on FEAR based emotions stemming from Suicide Loss etc and
    2......instead of being afraid of the PAIN in the memorys.. FACE those fears of hardness, pain, loss and transformation andWRITE my book FINALLY. lol.
    Sorry to hear about your mishap!! God can use that to reach people like me .

  23. AnonymousJuly 05, 2011

    I need to be more organized and entertain more. I enjoy your writings and would love the books. Thanks for this chance to win.

  24. I already have my book, but would love to give the books to some friends. I have to agree with a few others, that story is kind of funny! :)

  25. I forgot to say what I would change. :(
    I would change the way I relate to my husband and daughter, as I strive to be more like Christ on a daily basis.

  26. My first thought about what I would change (if I could) would be all the surgeries I've had but on second thought I wouldn't change any of them as I've grown closer to God and He gave me two ministries that I would not have had.

  27. If you could change one or two things about the way you live your life, what would they be?

    I would work less and spend more time with my family. My inner work-a-holic screams against it!


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