Several years ago I was privileged to go on a trip to Israel with a wonderful group of people. While we were there I was able to see the Garden Tomb--the possible sight of the tomb where Jesus was buried. As our guide told us, it is uncertain where Jesus' tomb is (or was), but whether or not it is the exact place, the Garden Tomb shares the right message. On the door that has been placed there, there is a sign which includes these words from Matthew 28:6--
"He is not here: for he is risen."
How wonderful, how marvelous, are those words! Jesus is risen! And in Him we have hope!
As for the title of this post, I thought it appropriate on such a grand occasion (as well as to celebrate the beginning of my blog) to have a giveaway for my readers! I have a new copy of A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers to give away to one lucky reader!
From the Tyndale House Publishers website:
"This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. #1 A Voice in the Wind: This first book in the classic best-selling Mark of the Lion series brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget--Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome."
In order to enter the giveaway you must have a U.S. address, and answer one or both of the following questions:
1. What is your favorite Francine Rivers novel? If you have not read any of her books yet, which book of hers might you be interested in?
2. What is one of your favorite Easter memories? (This one's just for fun!)
Entries into the drawing will be accepted through Sunday, April 11. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 12. Good luck to everyone, and have a wonderful day!
(Note: The top picture of the painting is from the Thomas Kinkade website--his painting of the Garden Tomb. Isn't it beautiful?)