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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Giveaway: Soul Survivor by Bruce & Andrea Leininger

Soul Survivor

The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

The Giveaway has ended! Winners have been notified by email, so check your email to see if you won! Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun and entered the giveaway! The winners will be announced here when I hear back from everyone!

This is the story of James Leininger, who-- a little more than two weeks after his second birthday-- began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like, "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.

When details of planes and war tragedies no two-year-old boy could know continued-- even in stark daylight-- Bruce and Andrea Leininger began to realize that this was an incredible situation. SOUL SURVIVOR is the story of how the Leiningers pieced together what their son was communicating and eventually discovered that he was reliving the past life of World War II fighter pilot James Huston. As Bruce Leininger struggled to understand what was happening to his son, he also uncovered details of James Huston's life-- and death-- as a pilot that will fascinate military buffs everywhere.

In SOUL SURVIVOR, readers are taken for a gripping ride as the Leiningers' belief system is shaken to the core, and both of these families come to know a little boy who, against all odds and even in the face of true skeptics, harbors the soul of this man who died long ago.

Soul Survivor is written with such honesty to the Leiningers conflicting feelings that no matter what you feel about the subject matter, reincarnation or past lives, you must appreciate what the family went thru. A mother's fear for her child as he has these terrible nightmares, that are worse than any night terrors so common at his young age. A father's total disbelief and anger at even the suggestion that his son is somehow reliving past memories... But as we read of 2 year old James Leiningers unbelievable knowledge of people and places he had no connection to, there is also an amazing detective story. As the Leiningers begin a search into the lives of the WW II pilots and men who shared a common story on the Natoma Bay a USS aircraft carrier and at Iwo Jima, in order to prove or disprove what their young son was recounting, their research saved a part of history that may have been lost forever. Thru interviews, genealogy research, and a lot of phone calls Andrea & Bruce put a human face to what may have been characterized as just another episode in US history. This was a fascinating story! Well written and engaging. The WW II history written about was so interesting too! And I enjoyed watching the pieces all fall into place as the story unfolded.

Would you like to learn more about The Leiningers and their story? Here is a Link to their website. And you can learn more about the book and read an excerpt HERE.

AND Thanks to Kelly of Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of Soul Survivor for a giveaway!! Thanks Kelly for sending me a copy to read too!

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*For another entry, sign up to follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know you just became a follower. (if you're already a follower you will get an extra entry!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on August 22nd. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

52 comments:

Heidi V said...

Sounds like a great book!

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i follow already!

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Witch Baby said...

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Yvette Kelly said...

I so badly want to read this book.I have a TBR list but I think I need to prioritise them with this one on top.Every time I see this one I remember that I want it and yet I have done nothing yet to get my TBR list down.I have to get this book.

stpand said...

It sounds like a great read!
Please enter me.

Steve Terjeson said...

I have heard about this book from a couple places and am looking forward to reading it!

My email is steve@wwarii.com, and I also subscribed on Google Reader.

Feel free to visit my site World War II History at http://wwarii.com/blog.

Cheers!

Jenny N. said...

I would like to enter too.

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Jenny N. said...

I am already a follower.

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Shawna said...

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This looks so good thanks for the review ;O)

Shawna said...

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I am a follower

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Anonymous said...

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I am so fascinated by stories like this! Please enter me to win and thank you very much :) Have a Great Weeek ~

Beth said...

I love history and World War II is very interesting to me - thanks for the chance to win this!
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Dawn M. said...

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I subscribe with google reader.

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Rebecca N. said...

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Vicki said...

I'd love to win this book

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Vicki said...

I'm already a follower!

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Linda Ellen said...

Ah! This sounds like a book I need to read. I'd like to enter this giveaway. Thanks. =)

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Linda Ellen said...

I'm also following. =)

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Beth said...

Ever since I had taken a WWII class in college, I've been very interested in the topic. I've done a bit of reading on it and watched so many of the old WWII movies. This story sounds fascinating and I'd love to read it!

Please enter me:

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Jessica said...

Just sent you my details on the My Name Is Will giveaway. Thanks for letting me know about the good news. Please count me in on this one. I've heard nothing but good things about it. Maybe my luck will hold here as well.
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Dina said...

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Dina said...

I am already a loyal follower!

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jbafaith said...

I subscribe

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I follow

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ccqdesigns said...

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ccqdesigns said...

I am already a follower on google reader.

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Esme said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd really like to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

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Amber said...

This book sounds incredible!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
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Brenda said...

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hippmom said...

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Sara said...

What an incredible story. Nice review too ;).

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book, it
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