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the king’s christmas list :: giveaway

We are huge fans of this Christmas book!  I brought it out early this year and have already read it to both Wynter and Hunter’s classes at school.

The little tag on the book says, “teach your kids to love giving!”  This book does a great job of doing just that!

It’s written based off of the following Scripture:

“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about?
When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink?
And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’
Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth:
Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked
or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
Matthew 25:37-40 {MSG}

The story is of a little girl who gets an invitation to the King’s royal Christmas celebration {a birthday party! and get it? it’s birthday week for me.  sorry, had to throw that in there}.  Anyway.  She grabs a few of her favorite things to take on the journey, as well as the gift of a cake to give the King.  Along the way she encounters people in need and gives them all of her favorite things … including the cake.

At the end of the story, she meets the King and is suddenly sad she no longer has a present for Him.  He kindly explains that the people Emma met along the way were angels, “out looking for the true spirit of Christmas, and they found it in you!”  He continued, “You see, by sharing your favorite things with them, you showed My people how to give Me a Christmas gift.”

“Anyone who desires to give Me a gift, behold!
Give food to the hungry and clothes to the cold,
Give care to the poor, both young and old,
Whatever gift you’ve given to a person in need,
Is indeed a gift you have given to Me.”

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Um, okay … never mind!  Looks like we had some technical difficulties!  Par for the evening I had … so I’m just going to laugh about it and let you laugh with me.  Wynt was such a good sport for doing it for me, I’m gonna just keep it up there!

She basically shares a bit of what I shared above and also talked about why she likes to give.  I really think God’s given her a heart for giving.  I’ll share more on that next week …

So anyway.  On to the giving!  We’re giving away 3 copies of The King’s Christmas List.  Did you know my favorite number is three?  Well … now you do! :)

Ready for the deets?

Three winners will receive one copy of The King’s Christmas List.

~ leave a comment {any ol’ comment}
~ tweet the giveaway {but come back & leave a comment}
~ facebook the giveaway {but come back & leave a comment}
~ blog the giveaway {but come back and leave a comment}

Now through Monday, December 5 – midnight {est}

And … I’m still taking submissions to Wednesday’s giveaway.  I’m not certain how we’re going to make a decision, but I’m trusting God to lead our spirits.  If you’re in need, or know someone who is … please don’t miss that post.

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46 Responses to “the king’s christmas list :: giveaway”

  1. Ovid Ricketson says:

    What a wonderful and timely message. The message revolves around the only judgement of Jesus. It is foreshadowed in God’s ‘fast’ as presented in Isaiah 58. Merry Christmas.

  2. I haven’t seen this book yet – and my boys LOVE Christmas books! You should write a post on favorite Christmas books so I can {try!} to find copies at the library!! :)

  3. Lauren says:

    What a sweet book! I’d love to read it to my kids. :)

  4. Nicole says:

    Looks like a nice book to add to our Advent collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Patrica Chapple says:

    Thanks for being a Blessing!

  6. Patrica Chapple says:

    Thanks for being a Blessing! I shared it on Facebook.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Would love to read this to my grandson. You are a true blessing from God

  8. dawn says:

    did you know that i have a collection of kids Christmas books? i haven’t toted it out quite yet, but this weekend i am excited to sit and flip pages and hear the story… all over again. i was going to tell you not to enter me, but after reading on and seeing wynter, i can see that if i won, it would be a beautiful gift and hold a very special spot in the collection :)

    love you and your giving heart… and the giving legacy you are creating in your girlies. and your giving goes on as you inspire!!!

  9. Beryl says:

    Thanks for the recommendation! I haven’t seen this book. Like you, I’m trying to teach my girls the true meaning and spirit of Christmas. Yesterday we did our first “RACK” and called someone who lives far away and sang them a Christmas song. My 3 and 6 year old enjoyed it so much, they decided to call several more people and sing to them also!

  10. Candace says:

    Oh wow!! I haven’t seen that
    Book before! Thanks for the recommendation! I would love to win! :)

  11. Christine J says:

    Looks like a great book for the kids! BTW – whenever I read that Scripture now I can’t help but hear in my head Nate’s rap from the Christmas musical 2 years ago. :)

  12. Shanna Watson says:

    OOOO, we LOVE christmas books in the Watson house!!

  13. Sarah S. says:

    I love adding books to our Christmas collection. My kids LOVE to read. :)

  14. Charanne says:

    What a precious book with a PRICELESS message! It would make a wonderful addition to the Pittman CHRISTmas library! Merriest CHRISTmas to you!

  15. Julie says:

    What a wonderful message – I haven’t heard of this book but am constantly looking for ways to teach about giving. Giving feels soooo much better than receiving! Thanks so much for doing this – either way I’ll be purchasing a copy and if I happen to win, I’ll gladly be giving away the one I purchase.

  16. Lisa says:

    I was thinking that this book would be a good message for my 9 year old who is at that impressionable age…but you know what?…
    my 16 and 18 year old should read it too!

  17. rebecca Scholl says:

    Love the idea to read it at school – sounds like a great book.

  18. Roberta says:

    OOH! It sounds like a great book! :) We have started reading a Christmas book every evening…and are planning on doing it all through the month ( I am pretty sure I got the idea from you!) This would be a great addition to the collection!

  19. Roberta says:

    I posted about the contest on facebook :)

  20. Marybeth says:

    Oh this looks like such an amazing book! If I don’t win it, I just may have to buy it!

  21. Marybeth says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

  22. Marybeth says:

    I shared this giveaway on FB =)

  23. Ashley says:

    LOVE this idea. I would love this book to read to my Sunday School kids. Being a college student, money is tight, and I’m not able to do as much as I’d love for them. This would be a Christmas delight!!

  24. Rachel says:

    Looks like a fantastic book- great find! Would love to read it to my littles. You are a constant encouragement and blessing to so many. May you have a PEACEFUL and BLESSED Christmas.

  25. Melanie Cross says:

    A perfect gift for Christmas. Also, an tsjphotography app for my iphone would be great, too! Continuted blessings to you and all!

  26. Jane Anee says:

    This looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Rhonda says:

    We use books as a countdown to Christmas. I only have 15 or so. This would be a wonderful to add to the collection!! Sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance!

  28. Kim says:

    Thanks for the book recommendation. I’m always looking for new books to share with my kids, niece and nephews.

  29. Stacy says:

    Thank you for being an beautiful, inspiring, and encouraging child of God! This looks like a great book.

  30. Tammy says:

    Thanks for inspiring so many of us. My boys and I started Advent RACK with the emphasis on giving. Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to share the books with my boys and my first grade class:)

  31. Tammy says:

    Love the quest to remind ourselves that Jesus came to give and not take! I shared the Advent Conspiracy link on facebook too! Thanks for sharing.

  32. jenny says:

    hi tracie!!! that books looks lovely – just back from our trip and set up our advent calendar based upon your & the girls rack ideas… wishing you & yours a lovely & peaceful holiday season. xo

  33. Wendy says:

    Hey Tracie. Thanks for encouraging me to get more books for my grandkids. Merry Christmas.

  34. Allyson says:

    How sweet of you! I found your website through Pinterest. This year we are focusing on good deeds/racks and an activity based advent calendar. Your website has been both creatively and spiritually inspiring. Thank you. Oh, and I put your contest on my Facebook wall.

  35. Katherine P says:

    My kids LOVE Christmas books… looking forward to reading this one!! Thanks!!

  36. Amy says:

    I just stumbled on your website from a pin of your RACK project – Love it! So glad the Lord directed my steps. Just ordered the book… Couldn’t wait to get it. Exactly what my kids need as we’re teaching Christmas isn’t all about them. Thank you!

  37. Allyson says:

    Thank you again Tracie! I shared your contest on Facebook!

    Many continued blessings to you!

  38. marlo lackey says:

    This book sounds great!!!

  39. Michelle says:

    Sounds like an amazing book :)

  40. Danielle says:

    Wow! This book really ties in with your Random Acts of Christmas Kindness… I would love to win a copy.

  41. Melissa says:

    That book looks great and is exactly what my husband and I are trying show and teach our kids.

  42. Marian Knaust says:

    Such a great book and so needed at Christmas time. I really want myself as well as my children to be others focused.

  43. Karen says:

    Sounds like a great book!

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