Monday, September 28, 2009

Blog Tour - Bo's Cafe (& a Giveaway -- closed)

** Winner - Kayla **

PhotobucketAbout Bo's Café - High-powered executive Steven Kerner is living the dream in southern California. But when his bottled pain ignites in anger one night, his wife kicks him out. Then an eccentric mystery man named Andy Monroe befriends Steven and begins unravelling his tightly wound world. Andy leads Steven through a series of frustrating and revealing encounters to repair his life through genuine friendship and the grace and love of a God who has been waiting for him to accept it.

A story to challenge and encourage, Bo's Café is a model for all who struggle with unresolved problems and a performance-based life. Those who desire a fuller, more authentic way of living will find this journey of healing a restorative exploration of God's unbridled grace. Brought to you by the folks who published THE SHACK. Read an excerpt.

Guest Post by the authors - John Lynch, Bill Thrall and Bruce McNicol

We three co-authors have been close friends for fifteen years. We write so our readers might experience, as we have, this powerful, ongoing, life-changing process called protection.

Protection is a principle of love where someone chooses to stand alongside me in my limitations and weaknesses. Words like trust and permission, vulnerability and hope are embedded in this process. We believe that, “The degree to which I trust you is the degree to which you can love me, no matter how much love you have for me.”

The relationship between trust and love is profound. If I live independent of others and choose not to trust, as Stephen did for so long in Bo’s Café, I am unwittingly also choosing not to be loved.

We hope that our readers, through the characters of Bo’s Cafe, will capture how absolutely essential other people are for a healthy, right perspective of ourselves. Bo’s Café is a safe place where I can learn to give others permission (access) to who I really am.

We believe most people want to be known, and yet are afraid they will be! Afraid that somehow in being known, they will be less acceptable, less attractive, less significant. And, so we write this book to assist our readers in experiencing some of what we’ve experienced in our lives, in our marriages, in our friendships, and our work.

The most damaging things in our life are not the mistakes we make. The most damaging are the hidden things that begin to identify us. Protective love is a process of permitting someone you trust to have access to who you really are, and because they love you and you trust them, they don’t reject you, they actually stand with you in whatever is true about you.”

Thanks for that interesting post, dear authors. And thanks to Hachette books for this opportunity! For more info about the other stops on the tour, click this link.


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GIVEAWAY

The Prize

A copy of this book will go to one lucky winner.

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Deadline   Midnight CST of October 15, 2009.

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