Take me out to the ballgame! Baseball season is in full-swing and boys and girls are flocking to the ballparks. Today I read a children's picture book about baseball, sportsmanship and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. I am pleased to announce that I have a brand new copy of "The Spirit In Baseball", by Kathryn Nixon and Ana Boudreau, to give away to one of my blog readers. I want to thank the good folks at B & B Media Group for making this book giveaway possible.
Christian Values In Baseball
Baseball is a great way to teach children how to play and win in the game of life. The authors of this book illustrate how the fruit of the Holy Spirit can be used to make children better baseball players, both on the field and off. The theme of this book is based on the following Scripture from Galatians 5: 22-23:
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
The authors show how each of these Christian values apply to baseball in written prose and with colorful illustrations. These values encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork. I am reminded of the old saying, "It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game." This book will teach children that you do not always have to win to be a successful player.
In this day of radical competition, this book is a great resource for parents, teachers and coaches who want to teach children Christian values. This book is appropriate for elementary and middle grade students. Highly recommended!
How To Enter To Win A FREE Copy Of "The Spirit In Baseball"
Just leave a comment on this blog and you will be entered to win this contest. Don't know what to write? Just tell me, "I want to win a copy of The Spirit In Baseball." That is all there is to it. On Monday, June 13th, I will draw ONE lucky name out of a hat in a random drawing. Please leave an email address so that I can contact you. You will have until the end of Tuesday, June 14th to respond to my email and send me your name and shipping address. If I do not hear from you, I will pick another name on Wednesday morning.
Who Can Enter
This contest is open to anyone age 18 or older. I am willing to ship this book (at my expense) to any location in the World. The book will be shipped via USPS Media Mail or 1st Class International. I ask that you just submit one entry per person.
You must post a comment on this blog post no later than 12:00 noon (Central Time) on June 13, 2011. I will announce the name of the winner on this blog the week after the drawing.
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Leave a comment below to win a copy of this awesome children's book ~ ONE lucky winner will be chosen on Monday, June 13th!