Sunday, January 9, 2011

Made to Crave Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner will be announced later today- 1/14/11. 

I remember as early as the second grade being aware of my weight and sucking in my tummy so I would look prettier to the little boy I had a crush on.     

By the time I was twelve, I went on my first real diet, beginning a cycle of gaining and losing, gaining and losing, that spanned the decades from that 12-year-old version of myself walking into my first Weight Watchers meeting ,to the "34-year-old, 30 pounds over my ideal weight" self I am today.  Believe me when I say, I have tried them all. 

The last thing I need is another diet book.

Although I am a huge fan of Lysa TerKeurst and Proverbs 31 Ministries, when I heard Lysa's latest book was to be on weight loss, I have to admit I rolled my eyes. 

(Please forgive me, Lysa)  

The idea of reading one more book on this subject felt painful, and I doubted Lysa, a pretty Southern girl, could really understand those of us who have battled this issue our whole lives.  But I'm happy to say I was wrong!

For one thing, as I'm reading Made to Crave, I'm learning Lysa does "get" it.  And for another thing, this isn't another diet book.  It's a Bible study designed to help find satisfaction in God instead of food.  It's a Bible study designed to point the way to victory and to discover keys to lasting change.

And that is definitely something I need. 
(long for, desire greatly)

Lysa explains the purpose of Made to Crave here: 

So, I'm reading Made to Crave and I hope you'll join me. 

Three Exciting Announcements: 

1.  Lysa is offering a FREE 10-week Made to Crave webcast series for anyone with access to a computer.  All you have to do is go to  at 8:00pm EST every Monday, and you’ll be able to participate from there. (Please note these times are Eastern Standard Times. You will need to adjust for whichever time zone you are in.)

2.  Each Monday between now and February 14th, I will be hosting a blog series called, Made to Crave Mondays where I'll be sharing my personal journey reading the book and participating in the webcasts, as well as guest blog posts and video segments from Lysa about Made to Crave.

3.  Lysa gave me an extra book to giveaway to one of you!  Just leave a comment below letting me know that you would like to read Made to Crave and you will be entered into the drawing. 

The drawing is open to U.S. residents only and will end Thursday, January 13th.  I'll announce the winner on Friday, January 14th. 

Additional Entry Options:   

All you have to do is leave a comment below to be entered, but if you want extra chances to win, leave a separate comment for each of the things you do below. Each comment is an entry.

1.  Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs (see sidebar) or let me know you already do.

2.  Follow me on Twitter @BeckyAvella and Tweet about this giveaway.

3.  Follow @LysaTerKeurst on Twitter

4.  Like Lysa TerKeurst on Facebook by clicking here

5.  Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link to the post

I'm excited and hopeful about this journey for you and for me. 

Is anything too hard for the Lord?  - Genesis 18:14 



missreneer said...

I would love to read this. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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Username: missreneer :)

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Evan and Nathan said...

I would love to read this book. Sounds like a book I'll read even if I don't win the giveaway.

Kinslee said...

I heard about this book on the radio last week and really wanted to read it. Now it is on your blog...I think God is prodding me a little. ;-) I will see if I can win it here and if not I guess I should go buy it!!!

bon500 said...

listening to the webcast like to win a copy

Anonymous said...

Just listened to the webcast and would love a copy of the book!

Janine said...

I would love to read the book, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi way you were giving a copy of the book away. For some reason the web cast wouldn't load. Maybe to many people trying at once, I hope to be able to watch/listen next week. Anyway the book looks great, I would love to win a copy for my daughter and I to read together.

Chris said...

I am going to read this book and would love a free copy. Thanks for the entry!

JenD. said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book...just saw the webcast and it was great!

JenD. said...

I liked Lisa on facebook too! I really want this book!

Robin in VA said...

I really want to read this book. I have Liked Lysa on Facebook as well. I joined Weight Watcher's a little over a year ago and been on a journey. One thing I have learned is that a "diet" has "die" in it. With Weight Watcher's I could still eat the food I enjoyed, just not so much of it. I didn't have to eat salads and drink water, I could still have my chips and chocolate. I have developed a healthier eating lifestyle. I am striving for a healthy lifestyle including physical, emotional and spiritual. I do not want to "diet" the rest of my life, I want to live with Christ the center of my life. During my recent weight loss journey, I found more issues than just food. This book has come at a perfect time for me. Thanks Lysa and thanks Becky. God Bless all your journeys.

Robin in VA said...

Sorry, I meant to put my email in the previous post.

Cindy said...

This is a great giveaway! I am a lover of reading and also working on a healthier lifestyle makeover. I only got to see the last half of the webcast - couldn't log on till then.

Susie said...

I would like to win the book Made to Crave!

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Marla said...

I've ordered the book but would love to win a copy for a friend. Thank you for the chance to win.

Crystal said...

Count me in Becky! Sounds like it could help me :)

Stacey said...

Please enter me! :)

Stacey said...

Also, I "liked" Lysa on Facebook! So please enter me again! :)

Wani said...

I just watched this weeks\'s webcast. I'm excited to be going through the book with two girlfriends.

Kimberly said...

I had this giveaway at my blog, too. I linked to yours so those who did not win over at my blog can have a chance here. :)

Jenny said...

I already follow you!

Jenny said...

I just "liked" Lysa on FB.

Jenny said...

I have been tempted to read this one. Your post has definitely tipped the scales in the direction of reading it!

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Thank you so very much Becky! I appreciate you agreeing to be a part of my blog book tour. I am honored you posted - it means a a lot.
Thank you~

Sally Jo said...

Thanks Becky. I would love to win this book. Sally Jo