6/2/09

Perfect Father's Day GIVEAWAY!

If you're looking for a book for Father's Day, for the man who's interested in taking his spiritual commitment to the next level, by standing up for justice, truth, and mercy, a book for a dad who wants to build his heroic capacity - I can recommend the perfect one!


Unleashing Courageous Faith by Paul Coughlin (yes, he's my man, and yes, the best father to our children!)


You can't go wrong and your man won't be disappointed either. 


Go here to order.  


But wait!  

I'm giving a copy away TODAY so leave me a comment!  


Comment to win!

Please tell me if your man is "casual" or if he prefers more "formal" dinners?


It's easy!  

Winner will be announced tomorrow!  Come back to see if you won, and to see who my guest will be ...


And yes, the winner will get the book by Father's Day!

80 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

My man is definately casual! When we went on a cruise once he was very uncomfortable at the formal dinners!! What a great book and congrats to your husband on writing it!

The Real Me! said...

My husband is a very casual guy BUT I know that when I go to all the effort to put on a REALLY nice dinner he gets excited because I think it just makes him feel good to see everything so nice. But all in all he's a grillin, chillin, BBQ kind of man! I love him!
Hugs.
Kim
Oh the book sounds wonderful by the way.

Greta said...

How neat to be published! My man is definately casual and would love to read this book.

ValleyGirl said...

I'd love to win that book! We've really enjoyed the other two books by him that we have and I know hubby would love this one, too. We've both gone through a bit of a personal revival over the last several months, so I think this would be the perfect gift for him this year.

As for entertainment style... DEFINITELY casual!! Throw some meat on the grill, some buns and paper plates on the picnic table, and get the guests to bring everything else ~ that would be his kind of shindig!!

linda t said...

So excited for your husbands new book Sandy!
Congrats to you both... I know it takes full cooperation from the whole family for a project of this magnitude to come to fruition.
I'd love to be in on the give-away!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

My husband would enjoy a formal gathering, but would definitely prefer a casual gathering. He'd rather be in shorts beside the pool :)

Tracy said...

Both. My husband loves to make a campfire and cook over it, having a relaxed atmosphere, but he also enjoys me setting a pretty table and breaking out the china. I'm blessed that he enjoys entertaining, and actually if it's been too long, he reminds me that we need to have people over.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

While he does like informal meals, I'm going to say formal. The first time I did a tablescape for a post, he liked it so much that when the dishes were done, he wanted to reset the table again.

Ann and Billy said...

My husband is very casual although he doesn't mind dressing up when I ask him to. He is away on a mission trip for most of the summer and I would love to send him this book.

emilymcd said...

Hi, S!

My hubs prefers a casual dinner. He'd love it if I served steak and tatoes every night. For dessert he's happy as a clam with plain angel food cake. Or strawberries.

Even though we're totally different in the food department, he's a keeper!

Emily

Sandy Toes said...

How wonderful!!! My husband is REALLY casual...

Love to win it...my husband loves to read books this this...how fun!
sandy toe

Sherry said...

My man is casual. I want to win!

Kathy said...

my man is totally casual ... he prefers grillin' on the deck in the summer using paper plates and plastic cups! =)
Kathy

waldenbunch said...

Casual for sure. He does cleanup so the less pots and pans I use the better!

Runner Mom said...

How fun!! My hubby is a casual man--definitely one who likes to grill and have fun outdooor get togethers! This book would be awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Have a great day!

Hugs,
Susan

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! My man is definitely casual.

duchess said...

No question about it - my hubby definitely prefers casual.
If I told him he had to put on a suit for dinner he'd probably laugh & wonder if I'd hit my head.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Jackie said...

My husband's idea of entertaining is casual. He loves nothing more than having hamburgers on the grill!
He is my hero and I would love to win that book!

Jill said...

Casual is my man...oh but he can clean up mighty nice and use all the right utensils if we happen to go formal...a published author? Good for you!

Marlana said...

My hubby is definitely a casual dinner kind of guy. He does like to sit down to eat though with the family and rarely misses a Sunday lunch at his mom's house when he's off work. ;)

Holly said...

Hi Sandy! My husband tends more toward the casual. . .but doesn't mind formal if the occasion calls for it. I'm sure he would love your husband's book, thank you for sharing it with us!

Cathy said...

Souds like a great book! My husband is very casual. Cooking on the grill is pretty much the norm all summer long.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

My hubby is a casual guy, but does the formal thing well too! Given a choice, he'll choose a casual get-together with friends or family. Would love win this book!! :)

Dawn said...

Casual... always.

MyJourneyBack said...

What a great giveway thanks for offering. Plese sign me up!
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

The Boyer's Brigade said...

I would love this book for my hubby - who is definetly a more formal guy when we go out to eat, but eating in, he is casual!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog yesterday and have already read may posts - you are on my list of favorites. My husband is 1 in a million - casual with a love of formality.
Nicole~
nicoleshoes@yahoo.com

amyrogers1 said...

My Hubby is a casual dinner guy. He loves meat and potatoes. He will take me out to fancy places but at home we usually remain casual. Thank you for the give away. My husband is an executive pastor and LOVES to read.

Muzzymom86 said...

My husband is a casual guy. He doesn't like formality. We do insist on eating dinner together as a family though. This looks like a great book.

IRW Dana said...

I would love this book for my husband and the most amazing father of my children.
He prefers casual dinners with family and friends but he is also very comfortable at formal dinners also. But he really enjoys casual meals where we can enjoy good food and good conversation and everyone is very relaxed.

LittleBlueBungalow said...

My hubby easily feels comfortable either way, but I think he prefers causal time around the table with just our family.
Katie Jean

Anonymous said...

My man is pretty casual, although he likes to go out for a formal dinner every once in awhile.

Lynn

keithlynn6@msn.com

mcmcolospgs said...

When entertaining in our home, I believe my husband prefers to be casual. However, when we go out for dinner, he likes the finer things and for us to dress up. It's nice that he can do both without much effort!

cassi rash said...

That book looks so good. The hubs prefers casual unless it's a special occasion and then there a couple of place we go in 'the city' that are super nice w/o being stuffy. The same w/ my dad unless we're on vacay and then he's all about going ALL out.

White Way to Light said...

My man is a more 'formal' type! He loves to get all dressed up and have me all dressed up and go somewhere special! :) Looks like a great book! :)

Heidi said...

My man is definitely casual, but he humors me when I require or desire formal. Looks like a great book! Right up my husband's alley!

Bonnie said...

My husband is very casual but when it's time to go formal? He cleans up REALLY well. I love "dressing up" with him - he looks good in a suit and has the best, thoughtful manners of any man I have ever known.

GiBee said...

My man is casual all the way!!!

And.... I GOT MY BOOK!!! WOO HOO!!

Thank you so much for it!

I'll post about it sometime in the next few days.

Kathryn said...

I have a casual guy for sure. But actually, anywhere there is food, he'll make do! :)

Kym said...

My hubbie is a casual kinda guy...
I know that he would LOVE this book. Might even be interested in using it for his next Men's Accountability Group book of the month.
I love the cover!

Tuscan Lady said...

My sweet husband is casual, but he also enjoys dressing up and attending fancy affairs every now and then. He looks great in both his jeans and t-shirt and his tux.

Kim Evans Pigue said...

My sweet man is sooooo casual! Makes it much less presure!

ginny said...

my husband is definitely a casual guy. He prefers hot dogs to steak to cook out in the summer, and of course beer!
My husband has just come into his own spiritually, so I think the book would be very helpful to him!

Kelley J said...

Casual, like BBQ casual!

Jennifer said...

My husband is totally casual. He likes good food, good conversation, and good company. If there is some good music thrown on the ipod he likes that too! He always tells me to keep it simple. He doesn't want me to get stressed out and ruin the casual vibe!!


seryclan@gmail.com

Kristen said...

My love is a casual guy, but he enjoys treating me to more formal events if and when he can. He also loves to entertain.

mary beth said...

Casual all the way! But when we entertain he likes to have everything perfect which drives me crazy sometimes! The book sounds great! Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

My man is definitely casual. But I he DOES appreciate a formal and fancy dinner now and again. That's what I love about him.

Congratulations on your man getting his book published! Cool!

Lynn
crapo@shaw.ca

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

My man is definitely more casual...enjoying cook-outs and hanging out with friends and family.

This book looks awesome Sandy! Congrats to your whole family! Even if I don't win, I can't wait to read it!

Jamie

Amy said...

My husband definitely prefers it casual. He enjoys the conversations and atmosphere. Congrats to your husband on his new book!

midwestmom3 said...

My husband can do both!
He doesn't mind dressing up if the occasion is right.
He can also picnic in flip flops just fine!

Amy S. said...

Looks like a great book. My hubby is definitely casual. He'd prefer just hanging around with friends over just pizza to a formal sit-down type of event. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gina said...

Sounds like a great book!

My man is casual for sure-he feels there's no need to fuss (even though I know he appreciates it when I do!)

Courtney said...

this would be a great gift!

my man is totally laid back and casual in all aspects (including dinner) of his life.

Staci said...

My man loves casual dinners. That sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the offer. Staci

www.designingandmotherhood.blogspot.com

Donnetta said...

My hubby is casual all the way. A good BBQ or bonfire suits him just fine.

What a great gift idea for Father's Day! Don't know why I didn't think of this... :-)

I have a feeling I will be buying one, if I don't win this one that is! ;-)

Tori5 said...

My husband is very casual...but he wouldn't mind an occassional formal dinner esp. if he thought that's what I wanted.
Congrats to your husband on his book...sounds wonderful.

Rachel said...

My husband prefers casual dinners...suits his easy-going personality better. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations to your husband on the book.

sara said...

My man is casual and an avid reader. :)

Melanie said...

One Fine Man likes a formal meal out but a casual meal at home!
The best of both worlds I say.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Shawna said...

My Handsome Paul just finished Your Paul's first book...its now collecting dust on our bed side table...I'm sure he'd love a new read!

LuLu & Co. said...

Very exciting! It sounds wonderful!LuLu

Sabrina said...

Oh, my man is casual all the way. He loves to grill. Mac and cheese is his favorite.

Fiona and Michael Brown said...

Hi! Congrats on the book - looks fab!

My spunky hunk enjoys casual meals when it is just our family eating together - but if we have guests over for a meal, especially if it is a meal once our children are in bed, he will love and appreciate a more formal occassion of a meal! He respects and is thankful that my 'love language' is cooking! (We created our own new category there!!).

jojo said...

My man is casual and would love to sit outside, under the umbrella, with a nice cool drink and read this wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone..;p

GrammaGrits said...

Definitely casual with all the kids and grands is perfect for him. He also enjoys time with friends, casual again. Thanks for the giveaway.

Yvonne Todd said...

Congratulations on publication #3!

Wasn't thinking so much for my husband, who by the way prefers a casual lifestyle and his meals to be something that lays on the plate and plays dead rather than something he has to fight with (I like to chew on the bones), but rather I'm thinking of my dad as I throw my hat into the ring. In the last few years, his spirituality has become a priority to him and the book sounds like something that would encourage him. Dad is more casual in his eating style, and dinner always starts out with him pouring a glass of wine before dinner is made.

jancd said...

My man is a casual man who likes to look nice. He would love this book.

Natalie said...

Definitely casual.Thanks for the giveaway!

fazzey said...

I would Love to give this book to my casual man!

Leslie Miller said...

CASUAL...with a capital C! I love that about him though. He is the man of my dreams and the perfect father to our wonderful boys.\

Leslie

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I would love to give the book to my hubby for fathers day! Great give-a-way. Actually he likes both kinds of dinners. Our favorite right now is dinning on our outside patio by candle light with soft music ;)

Katie said...

My guy is formal all the way. He was raised in a way that formality was an indulgence that could not be afforded. He loves to take me on dates at fancy places when our budget allows.

Terri said...

The book sounds interesting.

Joe is more casual, but he does well in more formal settings too. Not like his hick wife! LOL

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Anonymous said...

My man is a casual guy, rugged and outdoorsy! I love him so much!

Congratulations to you and your man on the book! WOW!
denise in nc

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh I would so love to read your Beloveds book and gift it to my Beloved~ ~ ~Thank you~~~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Susie said...

My husband likes both. At home he loves to be casual, but when we dine out (which isn't often), he would much rather go formal. Would love to have a copy of the book for him for Father's day. What a great idea for a giveaway!

meehan said...

sooo happy to see the book published and ready for men everywhere!
Congrats to Paul I can't wait let all the men in my life know about it!
j

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I'm a bit late for your drawing, but I'm thrilled that I came across this recommendation. I will definitely be heading over to put this book on my wish-list to remind myself to get this for my hubby. Thanks.