New Year’s Giveaway


December 30, 2021

As the blustery winds whip outside, I find myself curled up inside, reading some wonderful books. I’d like to share some of my favorites with you. Be sure to read to the end to find out how you can enter to win one of these books.

You Were Made for This Moment by Max Lucado

In today’s world, we need all the hope and encouragement we can get. Prolific author/theologian Max Lucado once again delivers on both counts in this latest book. He takes us on a journey through the book of Esther, reminding us that we live in perilous times, as Queen Esther did thousands of years ago. And, like Esther, we have choices to make; either to be silent or speak up, retreat, or stand up.

Max Lucado uses his superb storytelling skills to encourage us to focus on the promises and not the problems, reminding us that relief comes in God’s perfect timing for us all.

Any words written or spoken by Max Lucado encourage my soul and draw me deeper into God’s word, and the story of Esther shows how one brave woman can change her world for the better. I can think of few better places to be than sitting by a fire on a snowy night reading Max Lucado.

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

What would happen if we called on God for help—and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, shipwrecked passengers pull a stranger from the sea who claims to be “the Lord.” He tells them that he alone can save them—but only if they all believe in him.

Fellow Michigander Mitch Albom is near the top of my favorite authors. He first caught my attention through his New York Times bestseller, Tuesdays with Morrie, and has followed that bestseller up with more compelling, thought-provoking gut-searching premises. This author is a man of integrity and a man of his word.

Bend Your Knees, Louise! by Jackie Freeman and Karen Worthy

My love for words and the sport of pickleball inspired an amazing writing/editing/publishing journey with my friend Karen. This is our first book, a picture book introducing the nation’s fastest-growing sport to audiences of all ages. We hope you fall in love with the sport of pickleball—and we’d love to see you join us on a pickleball court soon!

Keep a Song in Your Heart, Musical Notes for Daily Devotions by Jackie Freeman

This is the first in a series of devotions composed from the sheet music to gospel classics my mother, Joy Price, played for me while I sang in public and in her living room. Her old upright piano sets the stage for my stories to begin. Each gospel song lends itself to a memory that has been translated into a message that I hope encourages you to discover hope, peace, and joy along your journey. A Spotify playlist comes with the devotional.

Giveaway Details

Do one of the following between now and January 15 and I’ll enter you in the drawing for one of these books.

  1. Comment on this blog and let me know what you are reading.
  2. Head over to my Facebook page and LIKE Jackie Freeman Author then comment on this post to let me know you’re following me on Facebook.
  3. New subscribers to my newsletter during these days will also be entered. Current subscribers who refer a friend(s) will be eligible if you email me the names of your referrals.

I pray you have a healthy and happy New Year!








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  1. I always love book suggestions!

    Currently I’m reading a fiction book that I received for Christmas from a friend, “The Jane Austen Society” by Natalie Jenner. I don’t tend to read fiction, but as this was a gift, giving it a try.

    I will also share one of my favourite books of all time: “George Muller, Delighted In God”. Love that book. Biographies are my “go to”.

    Being in Canada, please don’t include me in the giveaway, but I still wanted to respond.

  2. I read your pickle ball book and enjoyed its message. I am looking forward to reading Keep a Song in Your Heart.
    Thank you for reminding me about Mitch and Max. I’ve read some of their books. And now you have encouraged me to read more.
    I love your warmth and joyful emotion that your writing brings to my heart.

  3. I’ve played pickle ball and enjoyed it! And though I wondered how it got its name and the history behind it, I’ve not investigated it. How fun this book must have been to write!

    Im reading Rock Paper Scissors and Will the Real You Please Stand Up.

    Happy New Year, Jackie!

    • Candy, I am glad to learn that you have enjoyed the sport of pickleball. The book was a delight to write with my co-author, Karen Worthy. There are very few children’s picture books about the sport, and we made it educational as well as entertaining. Hope you get a chance to read it. Maybe even win it here with your name entered in the drawing.

      I will check into what you are reading, thanks for the titles!



  4. Love your giveaway event. What a fun idea! I am reading Finish Well by Tara and Jeff Homan and Keep a Song in Your Heart by, well you know who that one’s by. 🥰

    • Cathy, I will look into that book, Finish Well. And of course, I am so pleased to share my writer’s journey with you. Can’t wait to read your book, but until then I appreciate all you are doing for the caregiving community via Faith4Caregivers!



  5. Awesome articles love them a;;

    • Wendy, glad you are enjoying the posts.

      May God continue to bless you in this New Year.


  6. Thanks for all of your book ideas. I am doing the “By Faith” study on the book of Galatians by The Daily Grace Co. which has been such a blessing. I am also reading “Faith Dare” by Debbie Alsdorf which is in the non fiction, Christian Living genre and is engaging me in specific ideas on how to grow in my Christian Faith. I am going to be starting a Book Study with an author, Cynthia Cavanaugh, online on Jan.26 using Carol Tetzlaff’s new 7 week Bible study called “Ezra: Unleashing the Power of Praise”. Here is a link in case you’d like to join us in studying Ezra:

    • Lisa, you are reading some wonderful books. The study by Carol Tetzlaff looks interesting. Can’t join now, but maybe we can spend time together in a study soon. So glad we met through Flourish Writers.