Will You Help Me Give 5,000 Books Away?

by Andy Wood on December 6, 2012

in Books and Music

Update:  Over the three-day giveaway period we distributed more than 3,300 books!  Not quite to the goal, but I’m grateful and excited nonetheless.  The book is still available for $2.99 by clicking here.

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to announce the publication of The Twelve Pathways to Christmas, available exclusively through Amazon.com as a Kindle book download.  And I’d like to give a copy to you and 5,000 of your closest friends absolutely free.

For the next three days, Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9, interested readers may download this title from Amazon absolutely free.

The Twelve Pathways to Christmas describes how the lives of twelve different ordinary people are forever changed when they embark on their own unique pathway to the true meaning of Christmas. Through stories that are part autobiographical, some reflections of others I have known, and some made up to make a point, you will find your own unique pathways to the meaning of Christmas in the brief encounters you have with these characters.

This book will help you discover in a fresh way why God invaded history in the person of a helpless baby in Bethlehem. Just as the first Christmas was experienced by real, excited, hurting, stressed-out, frightened, faith-filled people, so is yours. But those life circumstances – good or bad – can be pathways to breathtaking joy as you discover how greatly loved and desired you are.

The Twelve Pathways to Christmas is the first of a three-part series called the Twelve Joys of Christmas. And what greater joy can there be than to discover that your life is all part of a larger plan to give you a future and a hope?

Why are you giving this book away for three days?

Two reasons.  First, I want to share it as a gift to you for you to enjoy and be blessed by.  Honestly, this isn’t the kind of book you’d take to read at your next Christmas party.  But it’s a good resource for those times when you want to be still.  To reflect.  To hear the gentle whisper of God’s voice again.

Second, I am sharing this as an investment. I believe (and hope!) that when you read it, you’ll tell somebody else about it.  And even when the book returns to its (very modest) price of $2.99 next week, people will still want to download a copy of their own.

What if I don’t have a Kindle reader?

I don’t either!  But I read Kindle books all the time because I downloaded the apps for my iPhone and iPad, as well as my laptop.  You can find free download readers at the Amazon site by clicking here.

When I download a Kindle book, it goes straight to my iPad, where I do most of my reading.  But I can easily pick up where I left off if I’m reading on my iPhone or laptop – the Kindle apps give me the option of jumping ahead to where I last left off in a different app.  It’s an awesome, convenient way to carry an entire library with me wherever I go.

Okay, nothing’s FREE!  What’s this really going to cost?

Nothing.  I only have one request.  Please share this with as many people as you can, as soon as you can.  My goal, truly, is to give away 5,000 copies of this book in three days.  For most of you, that means social media such as Facebook or Twitter.  That’s what one group has already done here.  Or if you’re a blogger, I would greatly appreciate a review or link, as my blogging friend Martha Orlando did here.

Of course, you can also leave a review on the Amazon site, or simply click a “like” there.

But none of that is required to get your free copy for yourself.  Also, there are no limits-per-household.  If you and other members of your family have an Amazon account, anybody and everybody can download their own copy.

What Happens After December 9?

The price of the book returns to its regular price of $2.99.

What Other People are Saying:

The Twelve Pathways to Christmas is phenomenal. Andy Wood takes not only his years of accumulated wisdom as a pastor and educator, but also the insight that comes from having experienced both life’s joys, its questions, and its search for meaning, and he blesses the reader in a way that is life-changing.

This is a quick read that will leave a lasting impression. The stories are concise yet captivating leaving the reader wanting to know how everyone’s story turns out. I can’t wait for the next book!

The author did a great job of setting the stage during the introduction. He used what could be many people’s true stories to show how a life can change. He gives 12 wonderfully written stories of life circumstances, and regardless of the circumstances, positive and negative, in our lives: we can find peace, joy, and happiness.. Click on the `Click to Look Inside’ button and read the beginning. You will find it is worth the investment.

Don’t know what to get that “someone who has everything” for Christmas? This book is it! Through memorable stories, inspired wit and wisdom, and a fresh take on the reason for the season, Andy Wood explores the meaning of Christmas in a way that could infuse even a Scrooge with joy. This book is sure to become a Christmas classic!

This book is a well-written, easy-to-read, engaging look at the heart behind Christmas. It’s easy to relate to the characters in these stories, and I’m looking forward to the follow-up.

How can I read the preview or download the book?

Can you tell I’m excited?  I’m excited.

This link will take you straight to the book’s page on Amazon.  Remember, you only have until Sunday night to download it for free.

Please forward or this to anyone you think would be interested.  And thank you in advance for your support.

Martha Orlando December 7, 2012 at 7:45 am

Sharing, Andy! 🙂
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