January 18, 2013

Sharing is Caring

Well, we are inching closer and closer to the release date of my book. It's all a little weird, to tell you the truth, that people will soon be reading my exposed heart. I feel vulnerable, excited, and overwhelmed all at the same time. And, above all, I just really hope and pray that many women are encouraged, challenged, and strengthened in their ministries. Courageous and faithful women have major influence in their homes, marriages, churches, and communities!
Guess what? You can help in this whole process. In fact, I need your help, specifically in getting the word about this book. You probably feel, like me, as if you don't have a lot of influence. Let me assure you, however, that you are vital to the success of this book. You likely know a few church planting wives, pastors’ wives, ministry wives, women in ministry, or missionaries that might benefit from this resource. If you simply share about the book within your circles, you will bless me tremendously.

Want more specifics of how you can help? Below is what will be happening as we move toward the release date. Please join in however you can. 

January 30-February 4: I will be hosting a link-up on my blog. A link-up is a collection of blog posts in one place about a certain topic. I invite you to write a blog post on your blog (if you have one) and post it anytime between Jan 30 and Feb 4. Use an image that I'll provide (like the one above), provide a link to the book in your post (http://amzn.to/Va2xZ3), and a link back to my blog. Then come back to this space and connect your permalink to the collection. The topic of the blog post depends on who you are:

Are you a church planting wife? Contribute your own stories that relate to the book by answering this question: How has God used church planting to create a heart of joyful (Choose one: Faith, Dependence, Helping (your husband), Peace, or Sacrifice) in you? 

Are you not a church planting wife? That’s OK! Simply contribute an experience or lesson that relates to ministry or a heart lesson God has taught you.

Anyone who enters the link up will be entered to win this necklace from The Vintage Pearl and a hard copy of the book! Yay!
The necklace corresponds with the theme of the book, which is the heart. It is inscribed with a secret message for the wearer: "Follow God. Love People."
Here are some super easy ways to share:

Email a few friends (the names and faces that popped into your mind earlier) about the book. Here's a link to share with details about the book: http://www.gracecoversme.com/p/a-book-just-for-church-planting-wives.html

Follow me on Twitter and retweet giveaways for a chance to win a book yourself (first one: Jan 25): @christinehooverWhen sharing about the book on Twitter, use this hashtag: #TheChurchPlantingWife

Share a link to the book on Facebook (and tag people you think would be interested!). Here’s a link to share: http://amzn.to/13HThvo

“Like” the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/13HThvo

On February 14, I will link to the blogs of church planters and pastors who write a love letter of sorts to their wives, telling their wives why they are vital to their lives and ministries. Tell your husband that’s what you want for Valentine’s Day! If he emails me the link to his post by February 13, I’ll include it on my blog on Valentine’s Day. One guy will win a copy of the book and the necklace shown above from The Vintage Pearl for his wife. 

If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy of the book, I suggest that you wait until the release date to purchase it. During the first week, there will be a special promotion offered by Moody. 

I'll be back to normal posts on Monday. Thank you, kind readers, for your support and encouragement throughout this book writing process. I am so blessed by you.