Al with his beautiful wife, Beth.
Hello and Merry Christmas to all! Allow me to extend my heartfelt congratulations to not one, not two, but three winners of In His Very Steps: What Does the Bible Say? Actually, two winners were selected and one oversight is being corrected.
First of all, congratulations to Al Smith and Sue Krupp who were drawn from the list of list of entries to win a free copy of my book. Al is the Pastor of Pinecrest Baptist Church here in beautiful Charleston. He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Aside from that, he is one of the kindest and most loveable men I know.
Sue is a Texas bell born in Humble but is now living in Dallas. It appears that she is busy homeschool teacher and that enjoys cooking — yum! Sue is also my kind of woman in that she likes research — way to go, Sue!
Finally, I want to acknowledge an oversight on my part by recognizing my long-time friend Carmen Campbell of Florence, S.C. Those who already have a copy of my book may recognize her name from the book’s forward. That’s because Carmen was the VERY FIRST person to read chapters 1 and 2 when I began writing the story of Jim Harter more than 10 years ago. Anyone that enjoys the story of First Church Kingston owes Carmen a debt of gratitude. Her encouragement motivated me to continue writing when I would have otherwise given up. I promised Carmen a copy of the book when it was finished but I totally forgot to mail her that copy. I’ll correct that oversight when the post office opens in the morning.
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Carmen with her beloved husband, David.
Once again, I love giving away this work of the Lord. I have to say that because I honestly could not have written this without His guidance and presence in my life. So for all of you who did not win I have two announcements. First, I’ll be sending each of you who entered a coupon for 15% off the book. Maybe you will find it in your heart to not only buy one for yourself but for a friend or family members whom you would like to encourage. Second, I will be giving away one copy of my book weekly beginning in January. The key to winning will be your participation on my blog (www.ihvsbooks.com). Everytime you like a post, comment on a post, etc. you will entered to win. The person who’s name shows up the most on my blog reports for the week will win a copy of the book.
Well, that’s it for now. I sincerely hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a safe but enjoyable New Year. I really do love you all — because Jesus loves me and I love Him.
I love hearing from you. Drop me a note or prayer request at email@example.com. Remember, I’m working on book two now. Please pray for me and that project.