Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Sacred Compass Blogger Contest

My new book, Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment, (published by Paraclete Press) is just now hitting bookstores. It's premise is that a compass makes a good metaphor for our spiritual lives and the work of discerning God’s will for them. God doesn’t speak as clearly and as obviously as Mapquest or GoogleMaps or GPS. Maybe that’s because we don’t navigate the life of faith via anything remotely resembling GPS. Instead, the divine compass points us the mind and love of God. Our sacred compass operates in our souls and calls us to life with God. As we move toward Divine guidance, we joyfully behold the face of a loving God gazing back at us.

To help get the word out about the message of this book (which Richard J. Foster of Celebration of Discipline calls "one of the finest books on discernment and divine guidance that I have seen in a very long time."), I'm sponsoring a contest. It's an open call to any blogger to send me 5-10 questions about Sacred Compass. I will answer each one individually -- a sort of virtual interview. The virtual interview judged best by an independent, non-biased judge (my wife Nancy who has never read a blog until now but knows good questions when she sees them) will win a signed copy of the book and a gourmet assortment of goodies from The Best Chocolate in Town (my favorite chocolate place!).

A picture of the book jacket, blurbs by others, and photos of me are available for the asking. Questions for the virtual interview will be accepted through April 19th and the virtual interview must be posted by May 1 on the blogger's blog (is that redundant?). Entries will be judged by May 11 (my birthday!) and the winner announced to great acclaim on May 12. Send interview questions (along w/ a link to your blog) to brentbil@sbcglobal.net Visit http://www.brentbill.com/ for information about me.

Let the contest begin!

-- Brent

Family of Brent Bill, employees of Brent Bill, Brent Bill's cats and dog are ineligible to participate in the contest. Prohibited where void. Side effects include dizziness, neuralgia, and innuendo.

9 comments:

Robin M. said...

I love blog contests.

Brent Bill said...

Well, then, I hope you'll enter (even though you already have the book!). Tell all your bloggin' friends (unless you want to narrow the field and increase your chances!) ;-)

wess said...

Sounds good, I'm pretty sure I could come up with a few questions.

Shawna said...

I will begin discerning some good questions! This is a book that I have been planning to obtain multiple copies of anyway, as it is the sort of book I like to share!

Brent Bill said...

That's great, Shawna and Wess. I look forward to good guestions from you two sharp minds! Yay!

Brent Bill said...

We're off and running w/ the contest. Wess Daniels is first up at http://gatheringinlight.com/2008/04/11/interview-with-sacred-compass-author-brent-bill/#more-950

jez said...

I feel sorry for your cat and dog. Please let them enter.

Brent Bill said...

Trust me, Jez, you wouldn't want to see the questions by the cats or my dog. The cats are really snarky (especially if I haven't given them canned cat food) -- they have the worst of my sarcasm gene. And the dog -- well, let's just say that while she's big and white and lovable, she wasn't the highest iq pup in the litter.

Brent Bill said...

#2 is up -- by Liz Wine. See it at http://lovinlifeliz.blogspot.com/2008/04/interview-with-brent-bill-author-of.html