Sunday, September 6, 2009

Giveaway: Role of a Lifetime by James Brown

We live in a world that all too often operates under the overriding template of self-promotion, embracing a "hooray for me" attitude, and which measures success in increasingly small timeframes dotted with markers of temporal value.

Millions of viewers know James Brown as a sports commentator and former athlete. With ROLE OF A LIFETIME, James reveals a different side of his character. Brown rose from a middle-class home to earn a scholarship to Harvard and a chance at a professional sports career before moving on to broadcast journalism. Part memoir and part self-help, this book draws on James's lessons from his faith and life experiences to guide readers to find fulfillment and significance. He offers values and encouragement to others of all generations, assisting them in their search for meaning in navigating a world that increasingly promotes transient values, if any at all. His message that shortcuts and gimmicks are counterproductive to a person's success provides hope that there is a God who cares about them and their futures.



Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have five copies to give away!

Contest runs from September 6, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST September 23, 2009. Winners will be announced September 24, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

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17 comments:

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog. I also subscribe via Google Reader.
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this at Win a Book!

Bev said...

I'd love to win this one for my husband. And I just became a follower of yours on Tweeter : D

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afineday said...

He's one of my favorite football commentators! This is a book that my sweetie would like to read, since he's a sports fan!

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afineday said...

I subscribe by email

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Marilyn Shoemaker said...

What a fabulous contest. Thanks.

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Esme said...

I am entering this one for my husband-he is the sports fan.

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Esme said...

I follow.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

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I follow. :)

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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

I follow and am an email subscriber.

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Stacie said...

Twitter friend (mysticconn)

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Karin said...

Would love to be entered--thank you.

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Dawn M. said...

This sounds like a great story. Count me in! :0)

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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe by email. (midnightblue)

Thanks! :0)
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