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We’re giving away a Kindle and our featured author’s new book!

07 Nov Posted by in Contests | 35 comments
We’re giving away a Kindle and our featured author’s new book!

To celebrate the release of the new book, Until We All Come Home by Kim de Blecourt, we are VERY excited to be giving away a Kindle Reader and a copy of the book to read on your new Kindle. (And it’s just in time for Christmas too! )  The contest runs until November 22, 2012. Come back on November 23, BLACK FRIDAY, to find out if you won!

Kim is our featured author for this month and her story will blow you away.

When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country’s corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was insulted, physically assaulted, and arrested. Worse, her months of loneliness, worry, and fear drove her to the brink of spiritual despair. But God had no intention of abandoning de Blecourt or her family. Her amazing story-culminating in a spine-chilling race to freedom-offers dramatic proof that God’s light shines on even in the deepest darkness.

Her story is very real, but as  you’re reading, you’ll wonder if you didn’t get lost in a Bourne novel along the way! We think you’re going to love the book.

And of course, Kindles are perfect Christmas gifts. (Here are the specs for the Kindle we are giving away.)

So enter today and then come back on November 23, 2012 to find out if you will have a brand new Kindle under your tree this year!

 

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35 comments

  • Kathryn Bain says:

    Wow! Sounds like an amazing story

  • Susan says:

    We adopted a daughter from Cambodia while living there. We have been blessed to have her in our lives. However, adoption isn’t an easy road and parenting adopted kids takes more time and energy than a birth child–I think–because often the reason the parents couldn’t keep the child is some kind of mental health issue that is passed onto the child as well. Even in cases of war or poverty, I think mentally healthy people often cope somehow, while people with difficulties can’t cope and their kids wind up in adoptions. In our case, dyslexia and ADHD and some other things too. So do adopt, but be prepared. My mom (who rarely talks of God) says that God intended for our dd to be in our family so she could get what she needs to grow up well.

  • Alicia says:

    Sounds like a great book! Oh, and November 23 is my birthday. 🙂 How exciting.

  • Michelle H. says:

    Back during undergrad I was a mentor to a young man who was a adopted when he was 6 years old. He was born in South America, and his birth mother did not want him at all. Despite this, he has grown into an amazing and caring person. He once told me that his birth mother may not have wanted him but that’s ok because he found his way to his real family, the family that made sure he knew love.

  • Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness, I am not sure I can wait till I find out if I am a blessed winner to wait to read this increadiable book. I really do hope I win tho.

  • Dana Spille says:

    O how I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a copy please !! Thank you for the offer ,Dana”Girl

  • Kimberlyn N says:

    Our adopted children are now 18 and 23. In fact today is our 23 year old’s birthday. We met him when he was just hours old, while we met our daughter when she was 7 weeks old. It has been quite a journey and I am still trying to learn what if must be like to be adopted through them and through books.

  • Joyce Best says:

    We have a couple who are friends of ours and who adopted their son. He came from a very bad environment and is now a teenager enjoying his life with two wonderful parents who couldn’t love him more.

  • Ashley says:

    Overseas adoption has always been fascinating to me. I think this book would be a great read!

  • Amber F says:

    Kim de Blecourt’s struggle reminds of something David went through with King Saul. Jonathan and David adopted each other and Saul’s jealously amidst war caused issues for David. Saul created extra obstacles for David and kept Jonathan away from him. He even at one point tried to kill David, but the Lord used this to make David stronger and his story even more encouraging just as de Blecourt’s story has.

  • IUPUI_Guy says:

    A free Kindle would be cool.

  • Ang says:

    Sounds amazing!!

  • Renata says:

    A couple at my church are trying to adopt a special needs girl from Russia. Our church is fundraising so they can afford it. It’s amazing that they can help her!

  • Zachary Hardin says:

    Pick me!

  • Katie says:

    A family from my church unexpectedly adopted 2 teenage children they had known for years! In that moment their lives turned upside down, but God used that amazing couple to completely altar those kids’ lives. I love it when they share their stories, and this one sounds equally amazing!

  • Mama Lusco says:

    Our friends have been waiting for 3 years to adopt a boy. Sounds like a great read!

  • Rebekah Gyger says:

    That sounds like a really good book. I usually dont read nonfiction but I might read this.

  • Dennis Phillips says:

    I don’t know any person that was adopted, but both dogs we’ve owned recently were rescued strays.

  • Lucy James says:

    We have friends whose son and daughter-in-law went through so many hoops to adopt a child from another post-Soviet country. They finally got to bring him home, but it did take a lot of prayer to get the little one to his new home.

  • Linda Shope says:

    My sister adopted twins and raised them up. She was a fantastic woman. She always loved kids and I’m sure she would have loved to adopt more. May she rest in peace.

  • tracie says:

    I don’t personally know anyone who has adopted. Or been adopted, but i think it is a wonderful option for those couples who are unable to have children of their own. My husband and i only have 1 child (she’s 13) and i would love to adopt (unable to have more) but sadly my husband refuses.

  • Katie Shope says:

    My youth pastor and his wife are in the process of adopting. Right after their homestudy they found out that his wife was pregnant again. They though about not going through with the process of adoption, but they decided that they were still going to go through with it. I think they are inspiring. They still haven’t had the chance to adopt a kid yet, but they are fixing to go through with another homestudy since the last one ran out. I think it’s great that they are still wanting to adopt even with 4 children of there own!

  • Hannah Peasha says:

    This sounds like one amazing story! I would love to read it 🙂

  • Liz says:

    I had a Sunday School Teacher for YEARS that was unable to have children, so she treated us like her own. I had her from when I was young to even college. They had tried for as many years to adopt, but everything fell through.

    Then, one day, everything fell into place with God’s perfect timing so that they could adopt a little girl. Really, there was no other way that this adoption could’ve taken place without God’s hand in it. Now my former Sunday School Teacher is just thrilled that she is a Mom, “for real.” 🙂

  • Lisa Wagner says:

    My dad was adopted as an infant so that is my favorite adoption story. He was in an orphanage until my grandparents took him home.

    My sister adopted her daughter from Ethiopia, so there’s a close second!

  • Amanda Pepper-Yowell says:

    A lady and her husband I used to babysit for had 2 girls of their own, they decided to adopt and ended up adopting 2 boys from Russia. They were brothers and didn’t want to separate them so they instantly doubled their family. In the process they had to learn some Russian to be able to communicate with their new sons and deal with the frustrations of the boys learning a new language. I just recently found out that they really didn’t know if the medical records were correct, or filled out correctly and are still dealing with that (4 years post-adoption). They are one big family now and it’s as if the boys were born into that family!

  • Margaret says:

    I think it’s really cool how God has adopted all of us. 🙂

  • Rick says:

    I want that kindle! Do you ever feature any male authors?

  • Amanda Shawver says:

    A couple in my church adopted a girl from Haiti right after the earthquakes happened. She didn’t speak any English so I spent my free hours during school working with her to help her improve her English. She’s been here several years now and has just blossomed into the sweetest most darling girl you’ll ever meet. She’s definitely a ray of sunshine to everyone who knows her.

  • Lourdes Montes says:

    My uncle was adopted sort of. My grandmother used to babysit him, he was 6 months old when his mother told her that she could have him! Strange but he is now 58 years old and since then he has met his biological mother but my grandmother is the person he knew as mom.

  • MO says:

    Sounds interesting!

  • amccalli says:

    Family of a friend of mine fought long and hard to finally get their two adopted sons for whom they are very happy to have. I admire their faith and long-term persistence in the entire process.

  • amccalli says:

    This sounds like a wonderful story!! I would love to read it!

  • amy campbell says:

    My neighbor adopted her some Romania. When she went to get him, he was almost four and was still like an infant. Couldn’t walk, talk, still using a bottle. He’s been here 12 years now and is doing great!

  • Deanna Wells says:

    Wow, this sounds like an incredible story. Can’t wait to read it!

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