I’ve got two great books to review and giveaway. Both are stories of courage and hope in the face of trials.
Keep reading to find out how to win a copy of each book to inspire and encourage you!
The Last Day of My Life, by Jim Moret
If you don’t know, Jim Moret is chief correspondent for Inside Edition (I didn’t know since we don’t watch TV!). But Jim is a veteran journalist who was with CNN for nearly a decade, serving as co-anchor of the long-running Showbiz Today, as well as co-anchor of CNN’s main newscast, The World Today, and anchor of CNN’s NewsNight. Impressive, right?
Yet, not unlike the regular folks like you and me, his life was not all roses. Sure, he may be dealing with bigger numbers, but when it came to crisis, he began to think about ending his life. Like James Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, he began to feel like he was worth more dead than alive.
That question, that idea of wondering what his last day would be like is the inspiration and crux of his new book, The Last Day of My Life.
If you had 24 hours to live…Should you finally forgive the one who hurt you the most and would you find the courage to apologize to the person you wronged? Who would you remember as your life‚Äôs greatest love? Could you recognize what you are truly grateful for?
The story is inspiring. The message uplifting. This is one book you’ll want to read as you make New Year’s resolutions and goals for how things will change in 2010.
My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens
This book is written by four fictional teens experiencing the issues of being a military teen. From excitement and pride in their parent to sadness, anger, and confusion, the whole gamut of emotion is covered. The teen years are already a whirlwind, but when you add the emotional impact of a parent in the military, it’s intensified.
This book is expressly written with military teens in mind, however other teens might benefit from reading it as well since there are still common feelings and experiences. What I like about the book is the easy to read blog-like format and color images. For teens who might not be avid readers, this would seem like a quick, fun read.
One of my favorite parts is the very end when the author asks the reader to write their story. It gives them a place to express themselves and become the fifth teen in the book. What a great way to help military teens cope with whatever it is they are going through!
Want ‘em? I’ve giving away both books to one lucky winner. Leave a comment below and tell me one thing you would make sure to do on the last day of your life!