Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lisa Whelchel's Book "Friendship for Grown Ups"


I am SO excited to have FIVE copies of Lisa Whelchel's new book "Friendship for Grown-ups" to give away! I will draw winners on Friday night!

Finding and keeping friends as an adult can be a challenge and I think is a great guide book! Lisa is a wonderful Christian author and speaker! You will be blessed by this book I know!

And if you don't win - you can find it in most local bookstores as well as on-line!




Also - I am getting the chance to interview Lisa on Thursday morning so I'd love for you to come to my regular blog and leave me questions you would love to hear answered!

Just leave a comment on this post and let me know you'd like to win!

1099 comments:

Veronica said...

Oh wow! This is SO exciting! I was just going to buy this book this week! I would LOVE to win it instead but either way I so intend to read this book soon. I looks awesome and I am SO excited that you're getting to interview her. How cool!!!

Leslie said...

I would love to win. I've been wanting to read this book for a while, but just haven't found time yet.

Heidi said...

I would love to win!! Excited to see your interview on your other blog as well!!

Brandi said...

I would love to win. Looks like a great read.

Heather said...

Would love to read this!

Claire said...

I would love to win! Sounds like a great tool for everyone.

Dish it Up said...

I have heard Lisa at Women of Faith. Thanks for the opportunity to win her book.

Kasey said...

I would love to win this book! I have recently lost a friend and maybe this book could help me piece some of it together. Good luck when you talk to her- you will be great!

Kari said...

A very wonderful author and woman of God. I have read a couple of her books and admire her for her life and calling!

Cortney @ evanhaslanded.com said...

OH Random.org pick me! I would love to win1

Amy said...

I would love to read her book. I have read her books before in the past and they are great! Congrats on getting to interview her!

Kilbi & Sean said...

So excited! Would love to win!

Kelly said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance. I recently have "parted ways" with my longest friend, and honestly I feel like I am in mourning some days. I think this would be wonderfully helpful.

Spicy Magnolia said...

Fun giveaway, Kelly! I think it's going to be a great read.

The Hopkins Family said...

Hi Kelly! I am also a mom in NWA and have been a follower of your blog since Harper was in the hospital. I worked with friends from your church. I would LOVE to win this book! I was a big fan of hers when I was younger. I also teach a women's bible study group at my church in Rogers and would love to read it and consider it for our study group. Thanks again! Angela

Newlywed Next Door said...

Ohhhh pick me! I'd love to win!

Brittney said...

Great book! Please count me in!

Lacy said...

I would love to win.. :)

Ashley said...

Ooh, I would love to win this book!

Cassandra Sines said...

I would love to win a copy.

Sara822 said...

I just saw this in the bookstore the other day and would love to read it! Can't wait to hear her interview!!

Melanie said...

wow this looks like an awesome book!

and you guys actually look alike. haha

Melanie said...

How very exciting! I love Lisa Welchel & this book is sure to be a wonderful & encouraging read! I enjoyed her book Creative Correction. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Lana said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to win it!

Dawn said...

I'd love to win! I'm very interested in this book.

Indy said...

That sounds like a great book...I want to read it, too...=)

Rebekah said...

I would love to win this book! My sister got it as a gift the other day and I pulled it out of the box and for a split-second thought...did Kelly write a book?!?! You and Lisa look like you could be related! :)

Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Audrey Cannon Lillpop said...

How exciting! I would love to read this book and see what Blaire, I mean Lisa has to say!

Allison said...

I want to win!!!!

The Furman's said...

Super Cool! I'd love ot read this book!

Lindsay said...

I heard about this book...I'd love to read it!

The Tylers said...

Sounds like a great read!

Jenn said...

Oh this is an exciting giveaway!! I would love to have a copy of this book!!

jamie b said...

would love this book! :)

~Kathie~ said...

Oh I would love to win this book!!! And that is so exciting that you get to interview Lisa!! That is so great!

Mrs. Everything said...

This sounds like such a fabulous book! And such an important topic!!

oliviasmommy07 said...

LOVE her!! I would love to win a copy!! I am ready her book Creative Correction right now. Thanks for this!!

Trish said...

How exciting!It's definitely harder to make friendships as an adult, I'm slowly learning. Leaving the constant bombardment of college friendships has been a bit of a culture shock! I'm excited to read this book.

Lisa♥H said...

I saw Lisa speak about 4 or 5 years ago! She is an amazing, and VERY funny speaker! What a blessing it would be to win her new book ;o)

Charlow Family said...

This is the first I am hearing of this book and I would love to have it! I have her Christmas book and enjoy it.

Annie said...

I need help in this arena, so this book would be grand.

The Thebeaus said...

I have gotten into the season in my life of having the friends that I will have for life and would LOVE to read this book!!!

Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh i would love this book! Hope I win!!

Doris said...

I would love to win this book. In the last few years I have experienced way too many broken friendships. And have good friends how have a lot of friendship drama in their lives. Living overseas at a small military base our pool of potential friends is small and within such a small community many things get said and done and things go sour.

I need something like this in my life right now. I think I could really use the read.

Traci said...

I would love to win this book! I can't wait to hear how the interview goes!

Kathryn said...

Have fun with the interview! I think Lisa is from Fort Worth - my friend got her autograph at the movie theater in about 1982. Ha!

Alicia said...

Would love to win the book!

The Adventures of Baby Bond said...

How exciting!! I would love to read this book!

Kathryn said...

Pick me :)

Candice said...

Finding & keeping friends as an adult is hard enough but when you throw marriage & children into the picture, it just makes it that much more difficult.

I would love to read this book. I am sure it has great advice.

Great give-away!

Staci said...

I'd love to win!! Good luck Thursday!

Christie said...

I am so excited for you! And I will be so excited for me if I win the book! :-)

Molly said...

Would love to read this book.

Jaime and Katie said...

I am so excited for you about this! I would love to win this book!

Brandi said...

Would love to win this!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! I would LOVE a copy of this book!

CalieB said...

This looks like a great book! I heard Lisa speak at a Women of Faith conference last year and really liked her.

Rhonda said...

I love Lisa Whelchel. Thanks for the chance! Enjoy your interview. I had the opportunity to get to talk to Liz Curtis Higgs a few years ago and it was so awesome! R Turner

Julia said...

I would love to win!! Looking forward to your intereview with Lisa.

Jen said...

I would LOVE to win this one!! :) It looks like a great book! Thanks!

Karlene said...

that sounds exciting to be able to talk to her. I would love a copy of the book and yes friendships are challenging at any age or stage in life!

Me said...

I would love to win! This is such a great topic right now in my life.

Mrs. C said...

I would love to win this book! Def something I would love to read!

Renee' (Nannie) Sullivan said...

Kelly, would LOVE to win this book! Either way, I plan on reading it, but who doesn't like to win prizes everynow and then! Thanks!

www.keithandreneesullivan.blogspot.com

Jeni said...

Oh I'd love to win, she's such a lovely gal. I love to hear her speak! I got to hear her a few yrs. ago and later as I was looking in the bookstore there she was! loved it! How fun!

Jessica said...

I would love to win this! I saw her in Shreveport at Women of Faith this year.

Lisa Smith said...

I would love to win this book. She is such a great person and you do look like her I think.

queenoe said...

I would like to win! I've just reconnected with 2 old friends and it's been such a blessing to share with each other!

Keeping Up With Kaegan said...

I would love to win this book!

Becky said...

I would love to win this book. I too grew up moving a lot - a third culture kid......

Jordan said...

Thanks for sharing this book with us, Kelly! Adult friendships can be so challenging, so I would love to hear what she has to say (and win it, of course)!

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

Oh how neat! I love Lisa! I would love to win this book!
Being a military spouse-I move every 3 years and so I am forever making friends & as my kids are now older and more "on their" own I need to work on my friend making skills by myself. :)

Betsy said...

I love anything by Lisa. And I think I'd read a book of yours if you'll just write one!!! Lord knows you have the fan base. :o)

Beauty From Ashes said...

I love her! I saw her book at Barnes and Noble and flipped through it- it looks really good. It's definitley on my must read list. I guess now it's more relevant than ever because as I'm approaching 30 (yikes!), I'm realizing that making friends is not like it was in elementary school and of the importance of true intentional friendships. I would love to win this!

Carolyn said...

Lisa and I have lots in common -- we are both pastor's wives and homeschooling moms, to mention a few! I would love to win her book. It's about a subject that I would love to learn more about. Looking forward to your interview with her!

JordieMarie said...

I would really love to win this book!!

Lauren said...

This looks like a fantastic book - something we could all use during this stage of making friends as "grown ups." Very exciting!!

Lauren in TN

Amber said...

I saw Lisa at the Women of Faith conference. She was great! I would love to win her book! Thank you for the giveaway!

Pup said...

have followed her for years...what a great idea for a book.
enter me... I'll read it and tell you how it is...I know you don't have time to read right now....ha.

Lp said...

I would love to win this book. She is an amazing author/person/woman/and I'm sure friend. As a Southern Woman I sure do love my friends! :)

carolpeel said...

I would love to get this book. I need some guide pint to strength my friendship with my Christian friends.

Bryan and Ashlan said...

Sounds like an awesome book. would love to win!!

emily said...

I'd like to win!

I've never heard of this book, but it sounds like a good one to read.

I'm definitely in need of reading this as I'm in that transition between being a college student and being a married adult. Not everyone understands.

N. Murphy said...

Would love to win this book . . . friends are so important!

Cuddles and Chaos said...

This is so wonderful.
I hope to win.
Christi

Tracy said...

me! me!! i would love love love to have this book...what a wonderful topic and so close to home!!!

Reagan said...

I would love to win. I could use some help being a better friend, I'm sure.

m&msmommy said...

I'd love to win! I need a good read! :)

Denis Reker said...

I would love to win it!

Ashley said...

Would love it!!!!

Just A Mommy said...

I would love to win this book... exactly what I have been needing!!!

N. Murphy said...

Friends are important - would love to win this book!

Melissa said...
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Allyson said...

I would love to win! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

theblackwoodsblog@gmail.com

Ava said...

This sounds like a great book. If I don't win, I'm definitely going to purchase it!

caknitter said...

I love Lisa Whelchel! I remember her from the MMC...yup, I even have the album. I'm aging myself.
I've heard great things about this book and no matter who you are, you will benefit from reading it.

Melissa said...

I'd love to read Lisa's book! I heard her speak at WOF and was very inspired by her story!
mmarx@mindspring.com

Krystle said...

I need this SOOOOOOOOOO bad! I really have had a hard time finding and keeping friends as an adult!

Lisa said...

I would love this book! I was just talking to my Mom about how hard making/keeping friends has been for me.

JessBay said...

I would love this book!!!

Time To Lose said...

Moving so much makes it hard to make friends this would be a welcome blessing at this time.

Morris Family said...

I would LOVE to read this book! Good Luck with your interview!

Sonya said...

I'd like to read this one too!

Alison said...

I would love to win. What an awesome opportunity for you! :)

Jessica said...

I love to read and would especially love to read something that has the potential to help me be a better friend! Sounds like a great book.

Tara said...

I would LOVE to win!! I used to love watching her on Facts of Life, and her story is so inspiring. She is such a strong Christian woman. I can't wait to read the book!

Adam Shingleton said...

I would love to win this book. I loved Lisa on The Facts of Life and have read some wonderful articles about her since then. I think it would be so interesting to see what she says about friendship and being a better friend! Thanks! -Lauren S.

amy said...

I'd love to win!

Sarah C said...

I would love to read this! It sounds like a great book.

The Efirds said...

We are constatly "dating" around for couple friends! Would love to read this book!

The Durham Family said...

I would LOVE to win this book!!! Lisa was just in my town, Lufkin Texas and I missed it b/c my kiddos were sick!!!!!!!!!

Nash Family said...

This book looks wonderful!

Audra Laney said...

I just read my first book by Lisa, and I'm hooked! I'd love to win another!

linda anderson said...

I love her books!! so glad to hear she has another one!!!

linda anderson
joeandlinda2000@yahoo.com

Audra Laney said...
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Lori said...

So exciting! I would love to win her book!

natalie said...

She is such an inspiration. Would love to win this book and pass it on to others!

Carlee said...

I love her Creative Correction Book, and would love to read this one too!

Anonymous said...

What a great give-away!! I'd love to read her book. Thanks for the opportunity.
Debby debdan@click1.net

Gretta said...

If I win I am going to pay it forward & give to a friend. I would pass along my copy but I have wrote in it and highlighted so it will have to be my personal copy. I would LOVE to win this!!

bamagv at aol dot com

caryn said...

I would love to win. This is something I really struggle with.

Christina said...

As a 20-something young adult, this book looks exciting! I have felt a difference in friendships with the transition from college to adulthood, and would love to read this!

Anonymous said...

Had not heard of this book yet, but would love to read it. I loved her on Facts of Life.



Tina Zimney

K. Joy said...

I loved her on the facts of life!! So fun! Can't wait to see the interview. I'm still scheming up questions!

Laura said...

I would love to read this!! Thanks!

Jan said...

This book would be so timely for me right now. We moved last November to a new state (1500 miles away from family and friends). I'm realizing just how hard it is to make new friends as an adult! So I would love to win this book, but if I don't I definitely will be purchasing! Thanks for sharing!

The Hams said...

Lisa'a book covers a wonderful topic! Seriously who wouldn't want to learn to be a better friend!I would love to win this one!

Christi said...

I would LOVE to win! Can't wait to read this book! I just love her and she is an amazing christian mother!

Jennifer said...

I would love, love, love to win this book! It is something that every woman could use some help with.

Susan Harding said...

I would absolutely love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity! Can't wait to read the interview.

The Mom said...

Oooh I would love to win. I can't wait to hear about the interview. I think she is just amazing.

ty said...

I'd love to have this book! Making genuine grown-up friends can be rough ..

Sheena said...

I would love to read this book. I saw Lisa Whelchel at Women of Faith in Shreveport,La back in April. Amazing woman!!

Mrs. R said...

I would love to win this book! Please enter me into this drawing. Can't wait to read the interview!

Heather said...

I've heard so much about this book lately! I'd love to read it!

Megan said...

My husband and I just moved to Houston, Texas, and I sometimes feel like I could really use a girlfriend to talk to that wasn't 1000 miles away! I would love to read this book:)

Guyla said...

I would love this book! :)

Tricia said...

Sounds like a great book!

Carley said...

Yay! I'd love to read this book!
Thank you!

Stacy said...

Sounds like a great read!

*Holly* said...

I'd like to win =)

Amanda said...

Would enjoy reading this!

Kimberly said...

I would like to win Kelly! thanks!

Chelsy said...

I would LOVE to win. I'm a new mom and could definitely use some new strategies.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

This looks like a great one. I would love to be one of the lucky winners!

Amber said...

Would love to read this book!

daftsonographer said...

I almost put this book in my basket the other day at Barnes & Noble but held off. It would be so awesome to win it here!

Dawn Morgan said...

I'd love to read her book!

Kimberly said...

Would love to read this book...I am at a point where I need to shift my paradigm & get some wisdom in regard to friendships. Thx!

Katie Thomson said...

That's so exciting. I would love to win a copy! :o)

Cynthia said...

I would love to read this book.

Holley Whitman said...

Sign me up!!!

Holley

mattandholleywhitman@yahoo.com

Rikki said...

I'd love to win!

Shelly said...

I would love a chance to read this book!

Sara said...

I've never heard of this book until today, but I would love to win and read it! If I don't win, I will probably end up buying it. Good luck with the interview!!

Shelby said...

I've been looking for a new book to read & think this one would be perfect!

P.S. Couples "dating" really is hard!

K.C. said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to read that book!

Three Is NOT A Crowd said...

I would LOVE to have this book!!!

Amy said...

I would love to win too, I agree that friendships as adults can be so much more difficult. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I really want this! I've struggled with feeling like I haven't been a good friend lately because of my pregnancy and working and going to school full time.

SmittyAndColey said...

I would love to win this book too! We recently moved to CA from WA and I left behind all of my mommy friends. I have a 3yo son and another boy on the way. I'm looking forward to forging new friendships here.

Heather said...

Looks like a great book.....would love to win!

Amber said...

I love my friends so much! I have had dear friends since I was in middle school and we continue to get stretched as we face new seasons of life. Friendships are a treasure and a must!

Raining Pearls said...

I would love to win. I admire her so and can't wait to read this.

Brittany S said...

I would LOVE to read this book! I look forward to reading about your interview! :)

Sarah said...

Looks like a great book!

Shirley said...

Would love to win, read and then share it with our church library...just getting one started in a new little church.

Because of Love said...

Friendship has always been a hard thing for me... Looking at my life you wouldn't guess that a lot of the time I feel lonely and have prayed for years about my friendships. I do have wonderful friends but I have always been on the search for the "perfect" BFF.

I would love to win this book, but if I don't I think I am going to have to go buy it for myself. I think it may help me out a lot.

Thanks for the opportunity.

MaryBe said...

Oh I loved her on The Facts of Life! She had such a great group of friends on that show. Who didn't want to be one of them??
I really believe, at this point in my life, that I could really use the help of this book. I was SO lucky to be a SAHM, but now that all my 'children' are grown up (21, 23 and 26) I've noticed that most of my friends are really just their friends. I really have very few of my own, because I was so devoted to my children as they were growing up. They are my best friends now, but as an almost 50 year old I feel that maybe I should have some friends closer to my age? But I have NO idea how to go about finding some.

Angie said...

I would love to win this book!! I love Lisa and her blog too!! Very interesting topic and one I know I would benefit from reading . . . I'm a pastor's wife too.

Kris said...

Would definitely love to win . . .looks like a great read :)

claynefields said...

I would love to win this book! I am a young mother so most of my friends are still single and mostly immature. Its hard making good grown up friends.

Allison said...

I would love to win this!! :)

Peggy Paszkiewicz said...

Hi Kelly,
I LOVE Lisa Welchel too. I read her blog as well and she is such an inspiration, like you. Thanks for the giveaway.
Peggy

amberdawn said...

I love her writing, insight, and her speaking! I believe that God has truly given her an amazing platform! I hope I win cause $ is kinda tight right now! ;)

Pennie Pastor said...

So cool you get to talk to Lisa!
And she lives here in Dallas, like I do, but I've never run into her.

Wendy said...

I would looooooooooove to read this book! And I need it - it is hard to make friends as a grown-up! Especially in a new town!

Rebecca said...

I would love to win her book. I read Creative Correction a couple years ago, and loved it. I can't wait to read another one of her books!

Jess0726 said...

Kelly, I would love to win this book as I feel I am going through a difficult time in my life friendship wise. I am the only one of my girlfriends that now have a child and it is definitely a transition period.

Anonymous said...

How Exciting for you!! I have always admired Lisa and like you I was a huge fan of hers when she was on Facts of Life! I would love this book!! Good luck with your interview with her!

Sheri Fuhrman

The Adams Family said...

I would love to win and read this book! I loved the Facts of Life and she was definitely my favorite!

jennibell said...

I would love to win. . .

Rebecca said...

So interested in reading this book!

mallen said...

I would love to win this book!!

Benji and Katie Threatt said...

I would love to have a copy of this book!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I loved her on Facts of Life and would love to see what she has to say about friendships. She does look a lot like you on the book cover.

Juliannajones said...

Great giveaway! Love to read and this book definately looks like a good read.

ocean mommy said...

OH!!!! I love Lisa! She spoke at our church and I had the honor of leading worship. She will never know the impact of her words to my heart at that time. God was preparing us to leave home and move to Georgia.

Thanks for hosting this!
blessings,
stephanie

Lynn said...

Kelly, I would love to win and also have my name added to your drawing! This definately looks like a great book to read! It is so neat that you are getting an interview with her!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Real Simple said...

At 51 you still have to work at your friendships. God has called us to be relational. Hope you are enjoying Crazy Love..GREAT book...read his book Forgotten God next, about the Holy Spirit! I have a stack of books too. Lisa came to our church and we were blessed to have her!

Brandy said...

i would love to win this book. im a 30 year old...wait...im 31! OMGoodness...when did i turn 31?!? anywhoo...my relationships w/ friends have dwindled down these past few months and it saddens me that i have no one to call and vent my issues of my life. anywhoo...if this book can help w/ improving my situation...well i'll be glad to take one off your hands! =^)

Mackenzie Turrill said...

I'd love to read this book! It seems so relevant to me right now! Thanks for the opportunity :)
mackenzie

McElroy Family Happenings said...

Pick me! Pick me! :) :)

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Currently reading Beth Moores So long insecurity. I would lov eto win and read this next!

Taking Heart said...

Have fun during the interview! What a fun talk that will be! She is one of my favorite Christian speakers.

Alan and Lindsi said...

What a great give-away, Kelly?! :) I agree with you, friendships have become more important to me during my adult years than any other time in my life.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this! I love her and always have...

kkeaster@centurytel.net

Lyndy said...

Oh, how exciting. I would love to win and I have been wanting to read this book.

Mrs. RBC said...

What a great book selection. After finishing So Long Insecurity, this would be a good one to read with my friends. What woman doesn't find keeping friends as working adults and parents challenging. To hear from a woman who loves Jesus makes the advice all the better. Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing the winners.

Kendra said...

I would love a copy of this book! I've been married 2 1/2 years, were missionaries & expecting our 1st baby! I would love to read a book that could offer insight in maintaining my friendships with my girlfriends through all these changes because it's different.
Kendra @ whereiskendra.blogspot.com
girlkenny@gmail.com

 
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