Stew from Verge Network interviews Dave Gibbons about his new book, Xealots: Defying the Gravity of Normality. Reviewers of the book are using phrases like “an inspirational and life changing book” andÂ ”the perfect book for all of us who think a bit different” to describe this extraordinary new book from Dave.
FYI -Â Dave will be speaking, interacting, ideating and challenging usÂ at theÂ Verge ConferenceÂ in Austin, Texas – Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2012. Group Registration ends THIS MONTH (Nov. 30), so be sure and register your group now and get $50 off the Regular Price.
Because Dave is such a good friend of the Verge Network, he and his publisher, Zondervan, are helping us give away 50 FREE copies of his new book, XEALOTS.
50 FREE BOOKS!
But what is the book about?
Like many Christians, Dave Gibbons thought â€˜life to the fullâ€™ meant just the positives â€” a life full of joy and happiness. After all, isnâ€™t that what weâ€™re taught in seminars, in self-help books, and even in psychological assessments to ascertain who is â€” and is not â€” a â€˜good fitâ€™?
We look for people with lots of successes and strengths, donâ€™t we? Gibbonsâ€™ own beliefs on the subject were rocked when he took a long, hard, honest look at his own life and realized it was his failures that made him who is today.
So he went back to the Scriptures, and kept his eyes open to truly see the people around him. Thatâ€™s when he made a shocking discovery: when we embrace the painful areas of our lives we see the miracle that can happen when God redeems these areas of weakness and makes them beautiful.
â€˜Now I see that â€˜life to the fullâ€™ means a life that is open to all the colors and flavors of the human experience, the ability to feel with a fully alive heart, whether itâ€™s in times of joy or pain.â€™ XEALOTS offers a refreshing new look at what it means to be fully human.
This uplifting book enables you to transform your own â€˜failuresâ€™ into success in Godâ€™s eyes so that you can serve him with all that you are.
Twitter handle and name:
1.Â @chuckharrison1 Chuck Harrison
2. @carlaxelfranzon Carl Axel Franzon
3. @jojospencer jojospencer
4. @fishing4menintl Derek L. Woods
5. @jasonreid536 Jason Reid
6. @dceman tim hanesworth
7. @alchartier Alvin Chartier
8. @leahdmccall Leah McCall
9. @tunesntoons Ed Taylor
10.@decart Dawn Carter
11.@statedog Blake Thompson
13.@academychaplain Academy Chaplain
15.@danielibud Daniel Bud
16.@desperatetheo Russell Almon
17.@th3259 Taylor Henry
18.@cwoznicki Chris Woznicki
19.@adamigo Adam Zeisek
20.@overflowbrandon Brandon Neely
21.@prcrouch Philana Crouch
22.@paulchoffman Paul Hoffman
23.@toddmcglinchey Todd McGlinchey
24.@headsparks daniel so
25.@cnmills Nate Mills
26.@revraymer John Raymer
27.@whatifeveryone What If Everyone
30.@hlevin7 Howard Levin
33.@bobbythebuff Bobby Griffin
34.@jairmee Jeremy Outhouse
35.@theosjourney Theo Paschal
36.@jasonmcvicar Jason McVicar
37.@rogerioolimpio RogÃ©rio OlÃmpio
38.@adam_e_parker Adam Parker
39.@themissionalmom Helen Lee
40.@danbrubacher Dan Brubacher
41.@hudsonbaird Hudson Baird
42.@smalliamnot Mike Hipp
43.@jeremysnoberger Jeremy Snoberger
44.@jchrisland Chris Land
45. @mrcote mrcote
46. @aaronsellars Aaron Sellars
47. @bobthespud BobBekkerus
48. @revitup Roger Vest
49.@cilionelle Tom Killingbeck
50. @woundedmonk Chris Burgett
To claim your prize:
email info (at) vergenetwork.org the following information:
1. Â Your name and a link to your Twitter account.Â (example: Joe Verge http://twitter.com/JoeVerge)
2. Â In the subject line of the email put “XEALOTS Giveaway Winner”
3. Â Please include your mailing address in the email.Â (Addresses/PO Boxes in the United States only, please.)
4. Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know that you won a book from Verge Network!
**The following are the rules for the original contest. It is left here to preserve the contest, but the giveaway is no longer active.**
Ready to enter to win 1 of 50 FREE books?Â
3 Easy Steps To Enter:
1. Â Watch the interview (above).
To share on Twitter: click the “Tweet” button Â | Â To share on Facebook: click on the “Share” button
You can share this post as many times as you would like. The more you share the more it increases your chances of getting a copy of the book.
3. Â ClickÂ here and share Verge 2012 on Twitter & Facebook – click onÂ the small “f” and “t” buttons on the top right-hand part of the page. (Dave Gibbons will be speaking at Verge 2012, FYI…) And remember, the more you share the more it increases your chances of getting a copy of the book.
Giveaway Extended! The new deadline is today, Thursday, November 10th at 11:59 PM (CDT). Winners will be chosen at our discretion. (Tweeting and sharing multiple times will only help your chances!) Winners will be announced here on Thursday, November 10th, with instructions on how to receive your FREE book.
Can’t wait for the Giveaway?Â You can get the book in both physical and digital formatÂ here.
Also, be sure and check out Dave in the Verge 2012 teaser video:
The first 10 people to find the quote from Dave Gibbons in the Verge 2012 teaser video above and email it to us at email@example.com will receive a FREE 20-page eBook that hasn’t been released yet called Defining Missional Communities.