Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm A Winner! (again)

Anyone who reads this or knows me knows how much I love books!! I have gotten better at not buying and just using the good 'ol library system -for the most part. I am also a fan of Goodreads for the fact that I can keep up with what I have read, want to read, what my friends are reading, or reviews.
They also have fantastic giveways of several books that are about to come out and (of course) I entered most of them. I was so excited when I recieved an email saying I had won this:

And here is the book description:

Joyce Meyer is not satisfied with the status quo. She believes that we each need to become a revolutionary and practice love every day. And if Joyce has her way, the revolution will spread - person by person, house by house, town by town, until the old culture of selfishness and greed gives way to a new culture of concern for others.

The book is a revolutionaries' manual, a hands-on primer for bringing the Golden Rule to life in the twenty-first century. Meyer starts out by giving some stunning statistics. Right now...210,000 children will die this week because of poverty; 640 million children do not have adequate shelter; every day, 3,000 children are abducted into the sex-trafficking industry; every day, 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. She goes on to say that although crisis is global, the solution is local. We can't solve the world's problems, but that isn't a reason to remain idle.

LOVE REVOLUTION focuses on personal behavior on the local scale. It's not just a call to action; it is a call to being: being the person who goes out of your way to encourage someone who's out of hope; being the one who smiles at a stranger; being the one who is willing to do something for nothing. The paradox: when we do something for nothing, what we often get is something far greater.

So, you can see why I am so excited. I'll give you my own review after I get it and read it.