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Book Giveaway for Father’s Day

New Book Giveaway

Something for Fathers, Grandfathers, and all those Menfolk

I am giving away at least three copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad – 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Good Times. These books would make great gifts for Father’s Day. My story, “Just Wait,” starts on page 89.

This free book giveaway is now open. Anyone can toss his or her name into the hat. As always, no strings attached. I will pick the winners a few weeks before Father’s Day. If your name is drawn, I will contact you through email and confirm mailing arrangements.

Click on BOOK GIVEAWAYS to enter or for additional information.



INVITED BACK for Another Book Signing

I’ve been invited back to Rainbow West Christian Supply in the Vancouver Mall for another book signing.

 Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

I will be autographing my inspirational book, THE GREATEST MOMENT, and a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” anthology, THANKS DAD, in which I’m also a contributing author.

Both make great Father’s Day gifts.

If you live in the Portland-Vancouver area, stop by and say hello.

All profits go to Missions


The Repairer

Dad at ChristmasRead Isaiah 58:1 through 60:22; Philippians 4:1–23

Every Christmas Eve, Raymond [my dad] slipped out of the house to do some last-minute shopping. He browsed the stores for broken items—something he could repair. Before the days of full refunds and in-store credits, most shop owners were happy to make a few dollars on defective products, worn-out demos, dismembered toys, and such. Raymond, always a good negotiator, whittled the prices down to almost nothing.

He hid these soon-to-be Christmas gifts in the garage. After his children went to bed, he would sneak out to his workshop, often staying up all night to restore them to mint condition.

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings (Isaiah 58:12).

Isaiah’s prophecy applies to Christians as well. When we yield to God, He will use us to help repair torn lives, fix splintered families, and rebuild shattered hopes. God desires to restore His people to their original purpose and glory.

Prayer Suggestion:  Lord, help me minister to others in the same way You’ve ministered to me.

Quicklook: Isaiah 58:11–14

—Charles Earl Harrel

God’s Word for Today © 2011 Gospel Publishing House (used by permission)

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