Monday, August 18, 2008

Take an Armchair Tour & Photo Contest

I'm so very excited to tell you about today's guest judge and her latest release. The release of this book has been especially exciting for me, and when you see the beautiful photographs that pull you in and transport you to another time, another place, you'll probably feel that way, too.

Our special guest judge this week for a unique contest is Eva Marie Everson.

Eva Marie Everson grew up in a rural southern town in Georgia just outside of Savannah. She is married, has four children and four grandchildren, and lives in Central Florida. She taught Old Testament theology for six years at Life Training Center in Longwood, Florida and has written numerous articles for (including the acclaimed Falling Into The Bible series), and has had articles featured in numerous publications, including Christianity Today, Evangel, Christian Bride, Christian Retailing, The Godly BusinessWoman and Marriage Partnership magazines. Eva Marie has been interviewed by radio, television, newspaper, and Internet media outlets. In 2002 Eva Marie was one of six Christian journalists sent to Israel for a special ten-day press tour. She was forever changed.

Eva Marie’s work includes the award-winning titles Shadow of Dreams, Sex, Lies and the Media, and The Potluck Club. She has written and seen published over twenty titles including the recently released The Potluck Club Takes the Cake and Oasis: A Spa for Body & Soul. In 2008 & 2009 & 2010 look for more Potluck. 2009 will see the release of Things Left Unspoken and in 2010 her novel This Fine Life will be released. Eva Marie is a contributing author and/or editor to a number of other publications.

Eva Marie is a graduate & student of Andersonville Theological Seminary, past-president of AWSA’s (Advanced Writers & Speakers Association) steering committee and the recipient of their Member of the Year Award for 2002, past president of Word Weavers, a graduate of CLASS, a past panelist for The Writers View-2, and a member of a number of organizations for writers. She speaks and has spoken both nationally and internationally for women’s groups, churches, and at writers’ conferences & workshops.

Eva's co-author for today's featured book is Miriam Vamosh. Both authors are pictured above: Miriam on the left, Eva on the right.

Miriam Feinberg Vamosh is the author of Food in the Bible: from Adam’s Apple to the Last Supper, Daily Life at the Time of Jesus, Israel , Land of the Bible, Pathways Through The Land of the Hart, and Women of the Bible. She is a contributor to Fodor’s Travel Guide to Israel and is on staff as a text translator and contributor to the English edition of the Israeli daily Haaretz. Born in the U.S. , Feinberg has lived in Israel since 1970. For the past 30 years, she has been a tour educator, specializing in Christian pilgrimages. She has an MA in the field of Archaeology and Heritage.

About the Book:

This unique armchair tour of Israel includes four-color photographs, related scriptures, historical and archaeological information about each area, and a description of what it looks and feels like to be there today. Providing more than a coffee table book of slick photographs, authors Everson and Feinberg-Vamosh (one Christian, one Jewish) enlighten readers with a deeper understanding of the land of Israel-the land that holds not only God's story but the story of His people.

The Contest:

The intent of this book is to draw people to the heartbeat of God...through photos of His Holy Land. We realize not everyone has been to Israel, so we want you to show us either photos of Israel OR photos that reflect, for them, a drawing to intimacy with God.

Three photos per entry, please, but you may enter twice if you wish.

This is a 2-week contest, so you have until midnight Friday, August 29th, to get your entry to me at tracyruckman[at]gmail[dot]com. I'll post entries as they arrive.

The winner will receive an autographed copy of the beautiful keepsake book! So hurry - get your entries in soon!

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