Thursday, March 21, 2013
God's Whisper Manifesto - book launch
Spoiler! Giveaway at the end of this post!
It seems like I should have, must have, met Andi Cumbo at some point during my college career. My circle of friends at that time was largely comprised of writers ("English majors" we called them then, but I know better now) and I can't imagine I didn't meet every member of their department at some point or another. But my memory is so terrible, and somehow I didn't really become familiar with Andi until a couple of years ago when our mutual friend, Jon, sent me a note to follow her on Facebook because "she's always mentioning that band you like." Well, I think I've only caught her mentioning that band just once or twice, Jon. However, it was excellent advice all the same, so I forgive you for it. Getting to know Andi has proven to be one of the more adamant pros in my ever-growing Facebook Pro/Con Tally. She writes almost daily, with her humanity and honesty in constant view, ever aiming to be better, ever encouraging peace and grace, and always making every effort to be fully present in this life with all its labors, loves, and simple pleasures. She is a continual encouragement.
Today is the launch day for Andi's book God's Whisper Manifesto: The Makings of a Dream, and I am happy to be a part of it. It is a very quick read, but one that provokes a seed of thought which will stick in your mind until you pay full attention to it, to your benefit. In the book, Andi writes in complete sincerity with all her hopes on the table for God's Whisper Farm, her new home as well as a place of retreat and inspiration for anyone who is interested in such qualities. While her words in this book outline her intentions for this singular place, those words also speak to a place we all dream to know: a place of rest and honest work, of open air and cozy comfort, of community and solitude, of respect and laughter, of inward contemplation and outward consideration.
In reading this manifesto one also gets to partake in a beautiful dream coming to life at this very moment. In God's Whisper Manifesto, we catch Andi in active progress of building up her farm into the haven she has so thoughtfully detailed, and proceeds from the book sales go straight to that cause. What a privilege - the chance to be part of God's Whisper Farm in any way.
God's Whisper Manifesto is available on Amazon Kindle for only $4.99, and I hope you will check it out. Andi can also be found at her website where in addition to writing she offers a wide variety of online writing classes.
FOR A FREE COPY OF ANDI'S BOOK just leave a comment below with your name by midnight tonight (3/21/13) PST! Andi would love to hear your answer to What makes you feel most at home? Winner will be selected randomly, and you MUST check back here by Monday 3/25 to see if you've won, so I can contact you. Good luck!
**In full disclosure, I was happy to provide the cover design for God's Whisper Manifesto, however, I am receiving no compensation from the sales of this book or from this promotion. I just like Andi, and her book, and think you would like them both, too.**