Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{NEW!} Large Trim Jesus Storybook Bible GIVEAWAY! (10 Copies!)

*Comments are now closed. Winners announced Monday.

For several years now, my husband has been reading The Jesus Storybook Bible to my children.

In fact, our first original copy was read so often that it began to fall apart after several years of being truly, truly loved by precious little two, three, and four year-old hands.

In December of 2009, we got the Deluxe Edition - a newly designed version of the Jesus Storybook Bible that also came with an audio CD of the stories. My boys listen to those at night before bed, at naptime, in the car - they are wonderfully narrated and the boys love listening to them.



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We started a new tradition this year of reading a story every night after dinner. It has been a rewarding time for our family - as the boys ask more and more probing questions, and stare wide-eyed at the pictures they've seen hundreds of times.


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So you can imagine my excitement when two weeks ago, we received the brand new Large Trim Jesus Storybook Bible. This larger, keepsake version is 8.5" wide x 10" high - and it is perfect for reading aloud.



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Here is our Deluxe Edition sitting next to the NEW Large Trim edition.

You can really see the difference in size.


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I also love the cover of the Large Trim. The illustrations are amazing in this book, and I love seeing a snapshot of them on the cover. This newer version is great for a coffee table - where little ones and their parents can sit and read and snuggle together.


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The Large Trim also has gorgeous foil lettering on the cover. I might not have noticed it, except that my boys constantly point out, "It sparkles, Momma!" I love that.


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While the older, smaller versions contain the same illustrations as the new Large Trim edition, somehow, the bigger size just brings them even more to life.


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This rainbow? You feel like you're right there, looking straight up at it.

"And there, in the clouds - just where the storm meets the sun - was a beautiful bow made of light.

It was a new beginning in God's world."


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"Goliath walked towards David. THUD. THUD. THUD. 'You?' Goliath peered down at the small boy.

'I'm little!' David shouted up to him. "But God is great!'"


I love how these larger illustrations make that "THUD. THUD. THUD." even more powerful.



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"Wherever Jesus went, lots of people went, too. They loved being near him. Old people. Young people. All kinds of people came to see Jesus." This story, "The Singer", adapted from The Sermon on The Mount, is one of my favorites. I absolutely love the illustrations in this one.


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Since I know that so many of you not only love Jesus, but LOVE The Jesus Storybook Bible, I want to share this wonderful new book with you.

So, today - I'm giving away 10 COPIES of The NEW! Large Trim Jesus Storybook Bible.

If you are unfamiliar with this great book and why we love it so much, you can learn more by reading my interview with Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago, the illustrator of the book. You can read that interview here.

All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this post saying you'd like to be entered.

To give you some more chances to win, you can get up to FIVE EXTRA ENTRIES by doing any or all of the following:

1. Subscribe to Short Stop via email or RSS. The form is on my sidebar. (If you're already a subscriber, let me know in the comments.)
2. Become a fan on Facebook - http://facebook.com/shortstopblog. (If you're already a fan, leave a comment letting me know.)
3. Become a fan of The Jesus Storybook Bible on Facebook. (If you're already a fan, leave a comment letting me know!)
4. Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter.
5. Post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook page.

You MUST leave an additional comment for EACH of these things that you do so that the random thingy will count each of your entries. If you only leave one comment letting me know all of the things you did, you'll only get one entry. BOOOOOO! This giveaway will be open until Sunday night, March 20th at 8pm. I'll let the random thingy choose a winner and I'll announce the winner on Monday mornin'.

*If you're one of the winners, you can have this book shipped to anyone you'd like. With Easter approaching, I can think of so many people in my life that I'd love to give this book to. This has become my go-to new baby gift - and it would make a wonderful gift for grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or friends with little ones.

I have loved sharing this book with you over the last four years. I know you will love this new, larger version, too!

*Disclosure: I was provided with 10 copies of this book by Zondervan - to happily give away to you!

562 comments:

  1. My daughters favorite story is the resurection. Almost every night I get "Mama, tell me about when Jesus died." This book will be a great addition to our stories.

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  2. Posted a link on my FB.

    I probably won't win, but the kids are soooo excited! :)

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  3. Looks like an awesome bible that we would like. Count me in.

    I'm already a fan of your blog on facebook.

    I just became a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible site on facebook.

    If I do any of the others I will let you know.

    I plan on posting the link on my facebook page too.

    Thanks.

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  4. I've been reading a library copy of this to my son the past few weeks. We'd love a copy of our own!

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  5. I follow your blog ... you're in my Google Reader as well my dashboard. ;-)

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  6. My sister's a few months along with an impending little one and has an almost 2-year old. She'd love this! Fan on facebook.

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  7. We bought 15 copies and gave them away to the young couples in our church. We have gotten so much positive feedback. Love it!

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  8. I'm a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible on Facebook. And will post a link to this on my blog when I put up today's post at noon (even though it will increase my competition! ha!).

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  9. I am a subscriber via email. Look forward to your blog entries!

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  10. I'm also subcribed via email or RSS.

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  11. I just became a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible site on facebook.

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  12. I also give this away for baby gifts thanks to reading your blog two years ago! :)

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  13. I love reading your blogs, although I rarely comment. I'm a fan on facebook as well :-)

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  14. I just posted a link of this giveaway on my facebook page.

    That's 4 of the 5.
    I don't have a twitter account yet.

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win this!

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  16. I subscribe via google reader.

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  17. this is such a cool giveaway! my daughter loves reading bible stories, and this would be a perfect Easter gift! thank you!

    brieknaus(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. love our own copy

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  19. already a facebook fan

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  20. i subscribe on google reader!

    brieknaus(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. liked Jesus Storybook on facebook

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  22. i am a fan of you on facebook!

    brieknaus(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. and now i'm a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible on facebook!

    Thanks again!

    brieknaus(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. And - also just tweeted your link (@ gingercim)

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  25. I also am a fan of the JSB on facebook.

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  26. I'm a new subscriber hoping to win one of these large print to donate to our church's preschool!!!

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  27. Wohoo! Been hoping to get this as our next dinner time bible reading book- our other one is almost finished!

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  28. Our copy is starting to break after so much reading - would love to win another copy!

    My email is 4theloveoffamily@gmail.com

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  29. I am a facebook fan of GR Shortstop!

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  30. Just became a fan of 'short stop' on facebook!

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  31. A fantastic book! I love the way my kids are spellbound by the pictures and the story every time!

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  32. I posted a link on my facebook!

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  33. I'm already a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible on facebook.

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  34. Please enter me in the drawing for the JSBBible! Thanks!

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  35. I just posted a link to the giveaway on my facebook page.

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  36. I'm a FB fan of JSBB

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  37. Thank you for your offer for the Jesus Storybook

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  38. I mentioned the giveaway on Twitter! http://twitter.com/kevinfiske/statuses/47695356284248064

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  39. I have the small book & my kids love it. The Large Trim copy looks really great too. Thanks for having the Bible giveaway.

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  40. Love the JSB and this looks like a lovely update! Enter me!

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  41. I'm a fan of JSB on facebook!

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  42. I posted this giveaway on my facebook.

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  43. Would love to win this! With the addition of our third daughter, it would make it much easier to read to all of them!! :)

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  44. I am a fan of JSB on facebook

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  45. I would love to get a copy of this for my new baby!

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  46. I am now subscribed to SS in my google reader

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  47. I'm already a fan of JSB on FB

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  48. And I'm posting a link for this giveaway on my FB profile.

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  49. Our family loves the JSB! we read it almost every night for our family devotions! I am a fan on facebook and a fan of the blog! would love to win!

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  50. I am now a fan on Facebook!

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  51. I'm now a fan of SS on facebook

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  52. I am a fan of JSB on Facebook!

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  53. At 40 years of age, I love this Bible for kids! We gave our copy to a young lady, a new believer, and it has been great for her! We want her to keep it and would love to win a replacement.

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  54. I just became a fan of your blog

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  55. I did everything you said!!! I have a VERY interested (almost) 4 year old...we've already gone through one kids bible this year! We have heard AMAZING things about the Jesus Storybook bible. A friend at church bought it for her child and we're wanting to buy it- but being that I'm also a frugal mama I would really like to win it! I never win anything so please pick me!!! lol...Thanks!!!

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  56. Suscribed to your SS facebook account.

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  57. I'd like to enter your giveaway!

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  58. I posted a link to the giveaway on my facebook page

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  59. I follow and read your blog on google reader :)

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  60. Suscribed to the Jesus story book on facebook

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  61. I posted a link to the giveaway on Twitter! Thanks again for all the chances :)

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  62. LOVE this Bible - this would be awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

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  63. I already follow Short Stop on Facebook as well!

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  64. I already Follow Jesus Storybook Bible on Facebook as well.

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  65. Thank you for this. We love this book.

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  66. Thanks you for your giveaway

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  67. I am a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible on FB.

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  68. I would LOVE to add this book to our soon to be born's book collection!

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  69. Posted on Twitter! Thanks again!

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  70. This would be a great addition to our other Bibles. I might just have to buys one, if I don't win!

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  71. "liked" you on facebook! This book looks awesome! It would be so wonderful to share with my 3 (soon to be 4 in may) little girls!

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  72. Shared this giveaway on facebook :)!

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  73. "liked" Jesus Storybook bible on facebook!

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  74. Our book is falling apart, so it would be great to win a new one!

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  75. Love this! Posted the link on my Facebook page to share with all my friends, too.

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  76. Our family loves the Jesus Storybook Bible! I'd love to be entered to win one - I could think of a lot of people I'd love to give one to as a gift! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  77. I am a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible on facebook.

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  78. I just shared the giveaway on my facebook page, too. Thank you!

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  79. I would love to win one of these. We read a bible story every night after dinner and I would love a new repotoire to read from.
    Thanks!

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  80. I would love to have a larger one for our family

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  81. I'd love to win one of these
    jenwielenga at yahoo dot com

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  82. We would love a copy! My almost 2 year old love love loves books, almost as much as she loves Jesus! How fun to surprise her with it in her Easter basket. It's also a nice coincidence that her name is Sally =)

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  83. I am also a follower of your blog!

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  84. I am also a fan of Shortstop on Facebook!

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  85. I LOVE LOVE LOVe this Bible, as a former kids staff member at our church I find myself recommending it all the time and have for years!

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  86. This is our son's book, but we read it all the time ourselves. We love it!

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  87. Posted a link on my FB page.

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  88. I'm a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible on FB and would love a copy of the new one--not for me, but for one of my many friends with small children. everyone in my community group loves it and i've sent several copies to friends in other parts of the country for their children. the JSB really gets God's message across in a way taht children can relate to

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  89. Like Jesus Story Book Bible on FB.

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  90. Love the stories in this book. I teach preschool and the larger size would be great in the classroom. Thanks for offering this give away.

    sue hills
    skh@elkhartchristian.org

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  91. Love the JSBB ..& "it's not just for kids". :)

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  92. this is the comment where I tell you why I want it--I volunteer for Bethany Christian Services in VA and we like to provide this Bible to the children whose parents decide to parent rather tha continue with their adoption plan.

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  93. I became a fan of Short Stop on Facebook.

    Sue Hills
    skh@elkhartchristian.org

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  94. I would like to be entered. Been wanting to get this for my kids for a while!

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  95. I would love to be entered into the giveaway!

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  96. I have subscribed to your site.

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  97. I want one I want one!!!! My boys would love this:)

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  98. I am a fan of JSB on Facebook.

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  99. I am a fan of JSB on FB.

    Sue Hills
    skh@elkhartchristian.org

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  100. I am already a subscriber to your blog

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  101. I am already a fan of Short Stop on FB

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  102. I am now a fan of Short Stop on facebook.

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  103. I want to be entered please.

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  104. I became a fan on facebook.

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  105. I have now posted a link to this giveaway on my facebook page!

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  106. just shared your giveaway on facebook

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  107. I subscribed to Short Stop via e-mail.

    Sue Hills
    skh@elkhartchristian.org

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  108. I already like the JSB on facebook!

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  109. I liked you SS ---I'll faint if I win....I've never won!

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  110. Love the idea! And I am a fan of JSB on FB as well.
    Thank you!

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  111. Just tweeted about your giveaway:)

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  112. I follow you Sara on FB and on my email box!

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  113. I just subscribed to your blog! Too bad I am not into twitter...

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  114. I am interested, looks like something Eli would love. I already follow you on fb, shared your link with friends on my page, tried to twitter but don't think I quite understand twitter yet and liked jsbb on fb.

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  115. We use the JSB as part of our curriculum for an innercity kids ministry we do on Saturday mornings. Would love to win the large version!

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  116. I would love a copy of the big version. We have the small one and love it.

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  117. I'm a FB Fan of GR Short Stop on FB.

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  118. I would like to be entered for the book my kids should love it I'm also adding your blog to one facebook

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  119. Love this book. A new version would be perfect as we start it with child #4.

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  120. I followed Jesus Storybook Bible.

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  121. wow! what an amazing giveaway! i'm a follower of yours on fb. jslowe7205 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  122. subscriber. and loooove this Bible!!! Heidi

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  123. I love this Bible, but I misplaced our copy of it, and am so sad! I would love to have a second one, and then 2 of my kids can each have one.

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  124. I would love to be entered into this drawing! Looking forward to learning more about these books.

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  125. would love this! we are nearing the end of our current bible story book and this would be a great one to 'start over' with! Thanks!

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  126. I already have you in my RSS feed. (And this would be PERFECT for my daughter. I've been looking for a good storybook for her.)

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  127. And now I'm following you on Facebook.

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  128. Also liked The Jesus Storybook Bible on Facebook.

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  129. LOVE LOVE LOVE the JSBB. I've been wanting this new version! Thank you!

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  130. You've been tweeted too (and how was I not following you on Twitter? Fixed that too.)

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  131. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/impressyourkids/statuses/47723574949187584

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  132. facebooked: http://www.facebook.com/impressyourkids#!/impressyourkids/posts/10150169123420152

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  133. OOOOOO, you know how much I LOVE this giveaway!!

    I subscribe to SS.

    MB

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  134. I like SS on FB.

    MB

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  135. I follow you girlie and would so LOVE to win a copy of this for my kiddos!!

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  136. I liked the JSB on FB. So cool that it has its own FB page and your blog is featured on the wall!! Love it.

    MB

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  137. I work in a church and give these to all of the young children baptized...I would LOVE to have a larger copy for my own!
    Now I'm a fan of both Short Stop and the Jesus Storybook Bible. Excited to see if I win a copy!

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  138. Jesus storybook bible facebook fan

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  139. Shared this on facebook profile

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  140. I love this book and would love to have the larger edition!

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  141. I would love to be entered. My son would love this Bible!!!

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  142. I am a fan of you on facebook

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  143. I am a fan of the Jesus Storybook Bible on facebook

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  144. I shared on facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/Mommy2Blaze/posts/136570936411988

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  145. I tweeted your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/Blaze_n_Crochet/status/47726565588606976

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  146. Added RSS feed to Google Reader
    Fan of yours on FB
    Fan of JSB on FB
    Posted link to giveaway on my wall

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  147. I would like to be entered :)
    YAY!

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  148. I would love to win this as Jesus is the closest thing to my heart, children next, and books third. You cannot get a better combination! So many people are letting reading become obsolete in their homes.

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