October 28, 2011

Book Giveaway! A Return To Virtue by Elaine S. Dalton

Today's giveaway is a book that I am so pleased to share with you.
I have been somewhat distracted from my goal this month to finish The Book Of Mormon
because I kept finding myself reading this beautiful book.

This book recounts Elaine S. Dalton, 
Young Women General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
experience training for a Marathon as her son was leaving for a mission. She decided to 
that she wanted to develop her self discipline the same way her missionary son would
be developing his. This book had me from the introduction.




Here is an Excerpt:


Strict Training

A Foundation for Virtue
When you are preparing to run a race, particularly a marathon, one of the first things to do is to work out a plan for training. You don’t just decide one day that you’ll go out and run twenty-six miles. You need a foundation of many smaller workouts, strength training, aerobic exercise, and practice runs.
When I think of foundations, I think of a photograph I once saw of three sheds, two of which were leaning on the third and smallest shed. The accompanying caption read: “You need to be strong when you are the last one to take a stand.” We too need to be strong. As we are faithful and righteous, others will look to us for support and strength.
“Taking a stand”

I strongly recommend  this book. Whether you are a runner or not, we are all in training. This book beautifully pulls two of my loves together. Running and The Gospel.


One of the cutest parts about the book is the little runner at the bottom of each page. As you turn each page the runner gets closer and closer to the finish line. Such a great touch.


You can purchase this book for yourself {Here}. It would also make a great Christmas Gift for a friend.


To Enter The Giveaway

1. Just Become a Follower of this blog. 
2. For an extra vote Follow on Facebook too.  
3. Make sure to leave a comment for each entry.

Good Luck!!!!

A Winner Will be Chosen Next Friday!!!

26 comments:

heather said...

Just becAme a follow! Hope u pick me for this great book!

Monica said...

Sounds like a great book! I just followed your blog and your facebook page too.

Jaime said...

Faithful blog follower...

Jaime said...

And new FB follower... :)

Team Hanni said...

I will always follow you Erin!

Team Hanni said...

FB too :)

Genia said...

HI~ Im your newest follower via GFC from the Blog HOp! Hope you'll take the time to follow back: http://momoftwo2011.blogspot.com

Thank you,
Genia

Rozy Lass said...

Had the opportunity to hear Sister Dalton Oct 15; Even got a hug from her. She is awesome! Would love to read her book. Thanks for sharing.

I'm Simply Momma said...

This book sounds great! And exactly what I need right now :)

Im a new follower via the fall blog hop.

imsimplymomma.blogspot.com

Jill said...

That sounds like my kind of book!

Kendra said...

I would really love to read this book! It sounds inspiring!

I am your newest follower [and i think your blog design is adorable!]

Glad I found your blog!

Freja said...

Looks like a great read! I'm a follower :)

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

what a cute blog! i'm stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to stop by and checkout the huge giveaway going on at my blog- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

Mom Fashion World said...

Giveaway sounds exciting!

By the way, I'm your newest follower via GFC from the Weekend Blog Hop.
Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and would love a follow back. Thanks!

http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

Mom Fashion World said...

Giveaway sounds exciting!

By the way, I'm your newest follower via GFC from the Weekend Blog Hop.
Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and would love a follow back. Thanks!

http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

I found your blog randomly one day, and was hooked at the first read! You are so incredibly talented. I am in the accounting program at BYU and this book would be a great pick me up as I get through the Junior Core!

Kaycie- Redhead Memories said...

I love this giveaway!! I'd love to read this book. If I do'nt win, I think I'll go get it anyway :) I follow!

Kaycie- Redhead Memories said...

I follow on FB as well.

Mandi said...

I've became a follower recently b/c of my sister Ashlee. Love your blog. So inspirational!! I'd love to win!!

Mandi said...

I'm a follower on FB also! :)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I love any book with a positive, inspirational message.

By the way, you have a lovely family. :)

I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi.

Crystal said...

I'm a follower.

Crystal said...

I follow on FB also. :)

Ang said...

and now I'm a follower of the blog! P.S. I don't see my previous comment of liking your blog on facebook.

Ang said...

I loved you on facebook. :) Hopefully this comment shows up because I want my two entries!!!!

Brigit said...

Hey! Just started looking at your blog the other day. I love it! One of these days we need to get together. It seems like forever since I have seen you. I'm not very good at all this stuff, but I think I am now officially a follower of this blog and I "liked" you on facebook.