My Big Book Giveaway Part 1: The First 5

Two weeks ago I launched my new website and online home:

I am excited to have this lovely place for my Kindling blog and to begin a monthly (more or less) newsletter with info, links, offers.

I am especially grateful for many new subscribers.  If you are not yet subscribed to my newsletter and/or my Kindling blog, may I invite you to click on that little button up on the upper right of this page.


And to give you a little more incentive—I hope the content is enticing in itself—I am giving away 10 books to lucky subscribers via a drawing on February 3.  Any new subscribers, and any previous subscribers who have updated their information will be eligible. Again,  click where it says “click now.”

Just look at these books I am giving away—most of them will be autographed! Here are the first five.  I think you will love the variety.

bookedBooked: Literature in the Soul of Me by Karen Swallow Prior


A life of books. A life of soul. In Booked Karen Swallow Prior poignantly and humorously weaves the two, until you can’t tell one life from the other.

Karen is a Liberty University Professor of English, doing what she loves: reading and discussing literature all day long. (And getting paid to do it!)  She is a contributing writer at Christianity Today, and she says she will work for boots. You can find Karen on Facebook  and on Twitter @LoveLifeLitGod.


Culture RebelCulture Rebel: because the world has enough desperate housewives by Connie Jakab


Culture Rebel is about a different way of living, a transformational way of seeing the culture we live in. It calls for rebellion to the negative messages culture preaches from all its mediums. It’s a stand-off to the status quo; a busting out of mediocrity and a full-on sprint to a life living right on the edge of a new ideal.

Connie is passionate about rebelling against status quo living. She is an active member of poverty reduction in her city, the founder of WILD (women impacting lives daily) as well as Mpact, a dance company that produces shows based on social justice issues.  She can be found at her website, on Facebook  and on Twitter @ConnieJakab.


Not AloneNot Alone: Cultivating Gospel Rich Community and Intentional Discipleship and Astonishing Love: A Devotional Bible Study in the Book of First John by Cas Monaco.

Cas Monaco is giving us two for one.  Not Alone is a devotional Bible study that will help you learn what it means to be Jesus’ disciple.  Astonishing Love is designed to deepen your devotion to Jesus, draw you closer to Him as you spend time in His Word, and to expose you to His astonishing love.

Cas serves on the staff of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) as the Executive Director for Leadership Development, she’s a graduate student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is married to her best friend, Bob. She loves hot, black coffee and shopping at TJMaxx and Anthropologie. You can learn more about her on Facebook and at her blog.


Refuse to Do NothingRefuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim


Slavery didn’t end in 1833, when William Wilberforce’s decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn’t end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn’t end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking “incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person.” The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world. Now for the good news: you have power. In Refuse to Do Nothing, “Abolitionist Mamas” Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives.

Shayne Moore is also the author of GLOBAL SOCCER MOM: Changing the World Is Easier Than You Think. She co-founded Redbud Writers Guild, an international group of women expanding the feminine voice in church and culture. She is a member of the World Vision Speakers Bureau and works closely with World Vision Women of Vision Chapters, World Relief, ONE and was a founding member of the ONE Moms Advisory Council. You can find her on Facebook, on Twitter @globalsoccermom and at her website.

Kimberly Yim is the founder of San Clemente Abolitionists, a group of local women who work to educate and empower our community on the issue of human trafficking/modern-day slavery, and the Executive Director of the SOCO Institute. Check Kim out on Facebook,  on Twitter @abolitionistmom and on her blog.

she's got issues 2She’s Got Issues: (with seriously good news for stressed out, secretly scared control freaks like us) by Nicole Unice


In She’s Got Issues, Christian counselor, ministry leader, and regular mom Nicole Unice explores the ordinary issues that are keeping you from the full and free life you were meant to have. Applying years of counseling with practical scriptural teaching and a fresh and authentic voice, Nicole shows you how to let God freely shape your character—and transform your life from ordinary to abundant.

Nicole is a fresh voice for the next generation. Part bible teacher, part community organizer, part busy mom–Nicole has the uncanny ability to relate to people in all ages and stages of life with her “keeping it real” approach to ordering a life around God’s Word. She blogs at her website, and is on Facebook and Twitter @nicoleunice.


So these are the first five books I am giving away.  I will introduce you to the next five in my next post.

What about you?  Which would you like to win?


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Writer, speaker, director of Women's Resources at CCC. Journalism graduate of University of Texas

6 Responses to My Big Book Giveaway Part 1: The First 5

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  2. Elizabeth Welsh

    Hi Judy,

    Congratulations on you Kindling blog. I’m looking forward to connecting with you in this way. You may not know Jay and I are back in the Cru family. We’re now affiliate staff. In the fall, we went to Poland for two months to help Paul and Sue Johnson do follow-up after an Executive Ministries ODP.
    It was great to be back on the front lines.

    I’ve been blogging for 2 1/2 years. It’s so rewarding and I love it.

    • JudyDouglass

      Great to have you back, Liz. Where is your blog?

  3. John

    Your new website is cute. I just subscribed,I’ll invite my wife to do the same cos of women ‘stuff’ in it. Are the free books open to subscribers outside of America?

    • JudyDouglass

      Thanks for subscribing. Yes, if your name is drawn, I will send a book, even outside of US.

    • JudyDouglass

      John, I’m sorry for not responding. I was out of the country for 2 weeks and fell behind. However, as I look at the comments, I did respond that the free books are available to anyone anywhere. Three of the winners are out of the US. I also appreciate your kind words. Was there another comment I missed?


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