Winner- If God is Good!

Now, I’ll tell ya… this book has been a bit of a thorn in my side.  And, I must ask, if God is good, why must he keep putting thorns in His people’s sides?  I mean, I know I’m in good company.  There’s Paul with the original thorn, there’s David with his loss, Timothy with his stomach complaints, Job and the loss of all his children, Jeptha and the consequences for stupid vows… let’s face it, side-thorns are way overrated.  I’m not into the whole martyr thing, ok?

So, this book comes along, and I have several entrants that I really want to have the book.  And… of course… I don’t get to decide because I use Mr. Random to do it.  I like to be “fair” when possible.  You guys aren’t my kids, so I don’t feel the need to remind them that life isn’t fair so I don’t have to try to be the great equalizer either.  On the blog, however, I do try.  I mean, I don’t have 20 copies of everything to give anyone who happens to read and comment.

So, this time, I did a lot of praying.  They weren’t eloquent petitions of lofty ideals.  Nope.  They ran more to the simple, “Lord, control that generator and let the number fall where You want it.  Yeah.  I asked for Cosmic interference.  Again, don’t sue me, but you can pretend if you like.  So, off I went and MR. Random said…

So, I went to see who won.  Would it be Michele who appreciated the balance offered in the book?  Barbara who wanted to see his comments on Open Theism, or maybe Sarah who has a great respect for Mr. Alcorn…

Alas… God, in His benevolent wisdom, chose …

HEIDI!  A woman who has walked through grief that I can’t even begin to comprehend… and just months ago.  I’ll be reviewing her book this week so you’ll see just how timely this “random” win truly is.  I was sure that Barb would win.  After all, she’s been pounding Heaven and earth (that’d be me btw) with petitions for it.  I know she’s righteous, so I guess James chapter 5 tells us she’s not very effectual.  (How’s that for twisting scripture into illogical conclusions???)

Sorry Barb… better luck Providence next time.  Congrats Heidi.  I’ll ship it soon!  Meanwhile, everyone else… dash on over to Random House and snag your very own copy.  It’s worth every penny.

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Winner- Extraordinary!!!

So, it was time for this little beauty.  There were only four commenters on it, so each one had a much stronger chance of winning of course.  I tried to guess which integer Random.org would have chosen, but I was way off.  I chose 1.  It chose…

So……. off I go again… (Cause I’m alwayson the go don’tcha know… hey, that rhymes better than it used to!– quick, name that movie that I just misquoted!)

Voila!  Kathy.  Again, I know a few,  off I went  (I’m really put off by this, aren’t I?   hee hee) to find out which Kathy will be receiving this great book…

And I don’t think I know her.  I don’t recognize this email addy.  So, unless someone has gotten a new one for web use, this is a newbie to me!  If so, welcome to Paradoxology, Kathy!

And, remember… this is the book you’ll be winning…  If you didn’t win, you can always hop on over to Random House and buy yourself a copy.

But wait!  There’s more!  Those who entered this little giveaway can take a deep breath… hold it…. hold it…

Hold it some more….

In addition to the fabulous copy I’ve already given away, I am giving away….

ANOTHER COPY!  Yes that’s right.  Not only will a lucky blog reader win one of these lovely hardcover books, TWO will win.  Yes, thanks to the generosity of Waterbrook’s Blogging for books crew (and my tiny house with no room on the shelf for very many more books), you have a second chance at this book!  Those who say there are no second chances are wrong!  There is no free lunch on this blog (you wouldn’t want it by the time it arrived anyway), but there ARE free books.  Loads and loads of lovely free books all due to the overwhelming generosity of Waterbrook.  (Yes, that is a shameless plug.  It’s my blog, I can.)

So, I hopped over to the random integer people again…  and who did they choose this time????

Yep… number three.  Again, I didn’t pick the right number.  (I thought I’d hedge my bets with sticking to number one.  I’m no gambler apparently.)

Off I went to see who number three is…  I’m just going to tell you btw.  I got tired of copying and pasting.  Sue me.

No don’t.  I just had to shell out 3k for my permanent dentures.  I’m broke.

Number 3 is Bethany.  I suspect I know which one.  I’m off to see…

Yippee!  It is so!  Bethany (you son of a Germanic arch angel you), you won!  I’ll zip it your way asap.

There you have the winners folks.  I do send every book I promise to… I may take a week or three, but I always send em.  You too could win one of these marvelous free books from… (say it with me) WATER BROOK if you just comment on Paradoxology Book Reviews!

How’s that for my commercial?  I liked the “wait, there’s more” myself.  Gave it an air of authenticity, don’tcha think?

We Have a Winner! (or two!)

I ran over to the handy dandy Random Number Generator and told it to give me two numbers…

From my count, Carolita and Miranda Allen are my winners!  I’ll send yours out when Argosy Junction arrives Carol.  Miranda, I’ll try to email you and get your address.  If you see this, please email me at chautona at chautona dot com with your address.

Enjoy your books ladies!