Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bo's Cafe - Book Review (Giveaway Closed)

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Bo's Cafe tells the story of high-powered executive Steven Kerner, who realizes that his life isn't as perfect it appears to be. He has anger issues and, as a result, his marriage is in shambles. One day--when he leaves work but doesn't want to go home--he meets Andy, an eccentric stranger who already seems to know Steven.

Through a series of conversations, Andy unwraps the protective layers in which Steven has surrounded himself. Gradually Steven gains trust in Andy and his group of friends. Over time, he discovers the source of his issues and begins to see the solution.

Authors Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch have crafted an inspiring story of grace, forgiveness, and the transforming power of God. Without diminishing that power, the story is also realistic: even after we give our hearts to God, we aren't perfect. While we seek to be increasingly like Jesus, we still stumble.

Interesting, believable characters and their multi-faceted relationships added to my enjoyment of this book. I recommend Bo's Cafe.

Learn more about Bo's Cafe at Hachette Book Group, or pre-order a copy from Amazon or BooksChristian.com.

Win it: Thanks to Hachette Book Group, five readers will each win a copy of Bo's Cafe!
This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to all of the winners: newmami_rgv, Debbie, Kristen, Nicole, and JDaniel4's Mom.
Here's how to enter: Just leave a comment to let me know that you'd like to win. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):
  • Subscribe to at least one e-newsletter from Hachette Book Group. (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to my feed in a feed reader or by email. If you already subscribe, leave a comment to let me know. (2 entries)
  • Follow me on Twitter. Tweet about this giveaway (include FC_Melissa). (1 entry per day)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. Leave a comment with a link to your blog post. (1 entry)
More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 9/24/09 at noon (Eastern time). Winners will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Each winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 72 hours, or another winner will be chosen. No P.O. Box addresses. Void where prohibited.

Good luck, and thanks for reading!

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book, at no cost to me, for review purposes.


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63 Comments :

newmami_rgv said...

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gahome2mom said...

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Debbie said...

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Debbie said...

I subscribe to emails.

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Melissa said...

Second subscription entry for Linda
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because I accidentally rejected her second comment.

**Nicole** said...

This one sounds great as well! :)

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**Nicole** said...

I subscribed to the Christian newsletter from Hatchette

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