Monday, February 11, 2013

Blog Anniversary Giveaway! Free Books!




Coffee and Canticles went live on February 1 of 2011, and today February 11th, is the anniversary of the day I quit my unloved day job, making it possible to spend hours every week thinking and writing about the Liturgy of the Hours. Two lovely, lovely years.

All this business about the Pope almost put that anniversary out of my mind. But not quite.

To celebrate my Blogiversary, and to spread around some good spiritual reading at the start of lent, I'm hosting a giveaway of many fine Catholic books.

This week's prizes are:
  Knowing God by Frank Sheed (Ignatius Press)
40 Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics by Bob Rice (Servant)
Lent and Easter Wisdom from St.Vincent dePaul (Ligouri)
Night Prayerbook - Compline (Sacros Press) This is a gorgeously designed book for Night Prayer only. A great way to introduce someone to the Liturgy of the Hours, or to get family members to pray with you.

Please look up these titles on Amazon if you want to learn about them.

How to win?  Just enter a comment below (e.g. "I want to win!" ) Please include what title you would prefer should your name be chosen (although I can't guarantee you'll get that one if a previous winner picked it first). Entrants named "Anonymous" must include some sort of name in the comment so I know which Anonymous is the winner. ALSO, if you are not a regular follower of this blog, please include a method by which I may contact you should you win. Every time I do a giveaway, there is always at least one winner who does not check back to see the post announcing the winner's names, and thus misses out on the prize.

Winners will be picked at random a week from today.


50 comments:

  1. I want to win! I would love a copy of "Night Prayerbook-Compline" for my oldest daughter who is preparing to go to college.
    Russ Shupe

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    1. The NIght Prayerbook is the one title I have several copies of, so several people could win that one.

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  3. "I want to win,,,Lent and Easter Wisdom from St.Vincent dePaul (Ligouri)
    Marcie

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    1. You are a winner, Marcie. Please send your name and address to me at: thesockeys"at" gmail "dot" com

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  4. I'd love to win, and you know, any of the books would be just wonderful!

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  5. I love Coffee and Canticles. It's exciting to be part of this contest and would love to win any of these fine books.

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  6. Love your blog! I think either lent/Easter wisdom or the night complained book. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  7. Love the blog so would love to be in with a chance!

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  8. Would love to win and any book would work for me!

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  9. I just started parying the Office and have found your site very helpful in getting started. Thank you and congratulations on your anniversary. I would be happy winning any of the books you listed but would love to have a copy of the Night Prayer book as I am adding that to my morning prayer. God bless.

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  10. just discovered the Divine Office site last night... WOW! that's my comment. Very powerful way to start/end the day. I can hardly wait to get to mid-day prayer today.

    If chosen, I would welcome any of the titles offered, but probably most interested in Lent and Easter wisdom from SVdP.

    my email is emmcnett@gmail.com, in case I don't get back to the blog... but somehow I think I will....

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    1. What a great give-away, Daria! I would love to have a copy of "Night Prayer!"

      God Bless!

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    2. I would like to win Knowing God or 40 Day Spriitual Workout.

      I would like to know if the Liturgy of the Hours advertised for sale on this Web Site by Amazon is the same LOH the priests use? I want to get the one the priests use could you inform me please thanks.

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    3. Priests use the four volume edition. If you look at my amazon store below, you will see the breviaries that are marked "volume I" "volume II" etc. you may buy these one at time (right now you'd want the Lent/Easter volume II, or you may also buy them as a 4-volume set.

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  11. I would love to win the Night Prayerbook - Compline so that I could give it to a family of seven (five children under 10). This last weekend my wife and I had dinner with them and discussed the Liturgy of the Hours, and they were very interested in getting started. They had prayed the O Antiphons with the children reading during Lent and were looking for prayer like that to do every night, but hadn't made the connection that the LOTH could be done in a similar manner. I recommended that they begin with Night Prayer.

    Congrats on your wonderful blog!

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  12. I would love to win the book Knowing God by Frank Sheed. Great blog. Check mine out if you have some time. I review Catholic and Orthodox books.
    http://stuartsstudy.blogspot.com

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  13. Congrats and Happy Annivesary! I would like to win YOUR book! (too bad the winners aren't chosen by brownie points). All of the titles sound great, but the Spiritual Workout by Bob Rice particularly so.

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    1. Congratulations, Mrs. Pinkerton, You've won. Send me your address and I'll get it right off.

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  14. Happy anniversary! Greetings from Croatia, I wish you all fruitful Lent :)

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  15. Hi Daria,

    Happy Anniversary to Coffee and Canticles!

    I would like to win the Forty Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics to enrich my Lent. This is also the one year anniversary of me doing the Divine Office; although, not always hitting the mark each day...and Easter will mark my entrance into the Catholic Church. So, I need this Spiritual Workout book to keep me on task. LOL.
    A blessed Lent to all,
    Susan

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  16. Happy Anniversary!
    I rarely comment, but check in here regularly.

    Should I win, I'd happily accept any of the first three books you listed.

    Elaine T.

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  17. I want to win. I would be happy to receive any of the books. Happy anniversary. Mary S.

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    1. You are a winner! Since you did not specify a title I'll send you Knowing God by Frank Sheed. Send your mailing address to thesockeys"at" gmail"dot"com

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  18. I want to win any,

    Kel,

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  19. Any of those books would be a welcome addition to my library!!! Sue Wren

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  20. Night prayer book would be wonderful!!! Happy Blogiversary!

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  21. The Night Prayerbook would be perfect on my bedside table.
    Jean

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  22. I like books, and just like with beer, they're even nicer if someone else buys them!

    (I would be super happy to win any of the books.)

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  23. I entered last night, but don't see my comment so...I'dloveto win! And any of the books would be a blessing!

    Finally, congrats on your second anniversary!

    Joel

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  24. I just discovered your blog several weeks ago and can't wait for your book to be published. I would love to win the Night Prayer Book or Knowing God. Thanks

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  25. Am always searching for help...Thanks for this new source...
    If chosen, your choice of a title is mine...

    AJ

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    1. You are the fourth winner, AJ! I'll be sending you the Night Prayer book. send your mailing address to me at thesockeys"AT" gmail "DOT" com

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! I am interested in the very popular Night Prayerbook. :-) Thank you for the chance! God bless, Michele F.

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  27. You are a blessing! Congratulations on your anniversary. I would be honored to win any of these wonderful titles.

    Pax Christi
    Caroline

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  28. Happy Blogiversary! I would love to win Knowing God or Night Prayer book. Thank you for your generosity.

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  29. Congratulations on your anniversary, Daria! I would love to win the Night Prayer - Compline book. Thanks so much!

    Laura
    laura.amon@gmail.com

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  30. I want to win, too. Night Prayer would be perfect for my Lenten resolution (to make more time for that prayer, specifically).

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  31. I wold love to win, any book would be nice. I already have the Christian Prayer Book for praying the Divine Office.

    God Bless

    Matthew Byrd

    mattbyrd@bellsouth.net

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  32. I'd love to win .. any of these great books!
    Congratulations on your anniversary and thanks for the give-away!

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  33. I'm new here, this is my second attempt at sending a successful "comment".
    It was the wording on the catchy title "Coffee and Canticles" that lured me in...I'm just learning about the Lit. of the Hours... they are beautiful.

    The Night Prayers book sounds lovely!

    all for Jesus through Mary,
    Beth Ptak

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  34. noah schumacher :)

    nschumac@ashland.edu

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  35. I would love to have a copy of Night Prayers!

    Not new to your blog, but first time poster.

    Thanks,
    Tricia

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  36. Thanks for doing this! Yes, I'd like to win. I am new to your site (it's very nice), so you can contact me at my Google address, jersey.poverello@gmail.com.

    Pax et Bonum,

    Skip Wallace, OFS

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  37. Any of the books would be welcome, although I would most like the Night Prayer book.

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  38. Daria, has it really been two years since C&C went live? That's amazing! Congratulations to you, dear friend! Oh, by the way, I'd love a copy of Night Prayerbook - Compline. Just sayin'.

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  40. I am also new to this site and thank you very much for doing what you do. I would really like to win, especially the book of Night Prayer, but any of them would be truly lovely. In the unlikely event I actually do win something, you can contact me through my Google account (marcin (at) skwark (dot) pl). Even if I don't you did earn a place in my Google Reader :-)

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  41. I would love to win the Night Prayer book.

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