Well now I’ve started something I don’t want to quit.

Like eating Cadbury Creme Eggs. (Easter come quickly.)

I just love getting to tell y’all about books and two more great books release today that I think you should know about (and And AND stick around to the end for giveaways!).

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Hope Runs by Claire Diaz-Ortiz and Samuel Ikua Gachagua

Hope Runs CoverTwo years ago, I sat on my back porch and cried, having just finished THIS INTERVIEW with Sammy. He’s an incredible young man. I believe in that kid.

I interviewed Claire for What’s Your Mark?, a book I wrote with Jeremy Cowart and we immediately hit it off. I respect her so much, her work ethic and her investment in Sammy.

And this book, written by both of them, tells the story of how they became a family. It will make you tear up, people. It is beautifully written and a story like nothing else I’ve ever read. I think this would be an incredible graduation gift for guys or girls and a sweet Mother’s Day gift.

Also, if you order Hope Runs within the next 10 days, Claire has lassoed up all sorts of freebies. So don’t miss out on that.

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The Illusion of More by Harris III

harrisiiiPeople are often asking me for books that a whole youth group can use- that boys will like and girls will like and leaders will like. This one from Harris III, master illusionist, is that exactly. I’ve gotten to look through it and I kept saying, “this is SO needed! This is SO good!” And then he pulled a rabbit out of my hat and I was like “I DON’T EVEN OWN A HAT.”

(Nah. That’s a dumb joke. Sorry.)

(But I’m giggling soooo….)

The theme is perfect for any of us- what lies do you believe? Is the grass always greener on the other side?

Here’s a video to tell you more about the book. (Click over if you can’t see it, subscribers. It’s gooooooood.)

Great, huh? I know. You’re gonna love it.

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So here’s the Tuebook Tuesday Giveaway!

There will be three winners. (I KNOW! INSANE!) One person will win Hope Runs, one will win The Illusion of More, and one lucky duck will win BOTH!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below of why you’d like one of these books (or both!) and we’ll randomly pick winners early Wednesday!

Happy reading! 🙂