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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 24, 2009

Giveaway: The Woman Who Named God by Charlotte Gordon

The Woman Who Named God
Abraham's Dilemma and The Birth of Three Faiths

Congrats to Brenda, Melanie & Jeanette! And Thanks to EVERYone for joining in on the fun!

"The saga of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar is the tale of origin for all three monotheistic faiths. Abraham must choose between two wives who have borne him two sons. One wife and son will share in his wealth and status, while the other two are exiled into the desert. Long a cornerstone of Western anxiety, the story chronicles a very famous and troubled family, and sheds light on the ongoing conflict between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. How did this ancient story become one of the least understood and most frequently misinterpreted of our cultural myths? Gordon explores this legendary love triangle to give us a startling perspective on three biblical characters who–with their jealousies, passions, and doubts–actually behave like human beings. THE WOMAN WHO NAMED GOD is a compelling, smart, and provocative take on one of the Bible’s most intriguing and troubling love stories."

The Woman Who Named God by Charlotte Gordon weaves history, archaeology and myth into an amazing and respectful story. Written with a historical perspective Charlotte Gordon explores the stories that have been passed down to us , and explores the characters as individuals... "Why did they do what they did?" Not a dry commentary, but an interesting read because of her insights into the people and places that existed then and now. A look at how different people interpreted the actions of these individuals and how Abraham and his sons fathered three major world religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Very readable and also well researched. I found it so interesting! If you belong to a book club, Charlotte has discussion questions you can download HERE. Plus you'll find links there to learn more about Charlotte and a behind the scenes look at her writing of the book. Would you like to read an excerpt? Follow this LINK. Listen to an interview with Charlotte Gordon HERE!

Courtesy of Valerie of Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of The Woman Who Named God for a giveaway! Thank you Valerie for letting me share this with my readers! And thanks for my review copy!

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 Sept. 12th. 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!

76 comments:

Tam @ Bailey's and Books said...

Ooh, this sounds so interesting. I really enjoy books like this.
Please enter me at baileysandbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.
I am also already a follower!

Michelle said...

Sounds really good, count me in!

michelle_thebookjunkie@hotmail.com

I'm already a follower.

Thanks for the contest. :D

Anonymous said...

The review is great, sounds very
interesting, please count me.Jasmine

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Baba said...

Suzanne,

Please enter me in this giveaway. My e-mail is babasbookblog[at]gmail[dot] com

Please see my mention of your giveaway: http://babasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-chick-with-books.html

And I'm already a follower.

Great blog! Thanks!!!

Sue said...

This looks really intriguing. Thanks for sharing it.

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Lisa said...

Sounds awesome! Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Lisa said...

Plus I am a follower!! circlebooks(at)shaw(dot)ca

Lisa said...

Plus I twittered about it

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Lisa said...

AND last but certainly not least I have posted your giveaway in my sidebar.. WHEW! I must really want your book!!! :)

Dina said...

Count me in, please! aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

Dina said...

already a follower

Yvette said...

Hey
I have an award for you
I don't qualify otherwise you know I would be all over this giveaway post with my e mail address

Jenny N. said...

This book sounds like a interesting read. Enter me please.

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Jenny N. said...

I am already a follower of yours.

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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
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nfmgirl said...

This one is on my Wish List. Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:
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MJ said...

I'd like this.

I follow.

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Brenda said...

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DarcyO said...

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm also a follower via Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
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Natalie W said...

I would love to enter!
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Natalie W said...

I'm following,
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Natalie W said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/nataliew2/status/3534536923
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Park Avenue Princess said...

This one sounds really good! I'd love to be entered!

LOVE your blog as well...feel free to stop by mine. I'm having giveaways as well!

I follow through google and here!
Amy
xoxo Park-Avenue Princess

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Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

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fitz12383 said...

Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Amanda
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fitz12383 said...

I am also a follower.

Amanda
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Anonymous said...

Book sounds wonderful.
Please enter me in the give away.
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Debbie F said...

Please enter me!
Thanks!
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Debbie F said...

I follow! Thanks
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V said...

I'm a follower!

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V said...

Please enter me!

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Marie Burton said...

This is a topic that I am definitely interested in. I'll have to check out all your links, in the meantime, please enter me.
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Marie Burton said...

PS I am alreadu a follower
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fitz12383 said...

I also Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/fitz12383/status/3665184791

Amanda
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Beth said...

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Andrea said...

I'd really love to win this book
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Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks.

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Linda K said...

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Linda K said...

I just signed up to follow your blog

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds fascinating. Please include me in this giveaway.

Thanks.
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bookobssessed said...

One of my hobbies is studying the three religions of Abraham so I am very interested in this book.

I am a follower.

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Luvdaylilies said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, I'd love to be able to give this to my Mom for Christmas=)
Thanks bunches!
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Luvdaylilies said...

I follow=)
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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. Thank you!

Aliya D.
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heatherzilla said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Please include me in the giveaway.
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Already following with Google Friend Connect
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Tweeted
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Barb said...

I so want to read this book. After reading many reviews of this book, I am anxious to really see if it is as good as it seems.


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Barb said...

I am a follower of your blog


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Barb said...

I twittered about this giveaway:

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Karen H in NC said...

Sounds good, add me to the draw please!

+1 I am a current follower

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EG said...

I think the book is interested. I'm entering the contest.
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Stacie said...

Thanks for the chance.

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JMom said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I would love to win this one :)

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JMom said...

I'm following your blog

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JMom said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/JMom/status/3915002290

LoveMyCoffee said...

I really want to read this one. Please enter me.

I'm a follower

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Debs Desk said...

Please inlcude me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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Mary S said...

I'd love to win a copy!
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Mary S said...

I'm following :)
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Sheila said...

This book looks great. I love historical religious books.
Please enter me..

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Sheila said...

I signed up as a follower.

Sheila said...

I posted the link to your giveaway in my blog. Here is the link:
http://giveawayroundup.blogspot.com/2009/09/woman-who-named-god-giveaways.html

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Anonymous said...

Please include me in the giveaway. Many thanks.

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Baba said...

Suzanne,

Thanks for the book! Check out my latest post: http://babasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/im-winner-thanks-to-chick-with-books.html

My mailing info is on it's way to you.

Baba

Baba said...

Suzanne, Just received the book today from the publisher. As I have a 2+ hour road trip tomorrow I know what I will be doing. Reading this book!! (Don't worry, I'm not driving). Thanks again and I'll let you know when I've posted a review at my blog.

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