Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Great Books for Dad from William Morrow! #Giveaway!

Father's Day is coming up in just a couple of days.  Have you nabbed a great gift for Dad yet?  Something always thoughtful and appreciated is a great book and the publisher William Morrow has some fantastic offerings that would be just perfect for the Dad in your life.  Here are a few sure hits....

Starting and Closing by John Smoltz


I wasn't afraid to fail. It's really as simple as that.

As a seven-year-old kid pitching a ball against a brick wall, John Smoltz decided to be a professional baseball player when he grew up. And from that simple decision until his last season on the mound in the major leagues, it was his faith, work ethic, and love for the game—even more than God-given talent—that propelled him through challenges that would have ruined other athletes.

Starting and Closing chronicles John Smoltz's final season in a major league uniform, capping a legendary career that included fourteen years as part of one of the most dominant starting rotations in baseball, a Cy Young Award, and a World Series title—all while battling and overcoming "career-ending" injuries. At age forty-one, Smoltz was making yet another unlikely comeback from his fifth surgery. Recounting the story of a season that tested his perseverance and deepened his faith, Smoltz flashes back to watershed moments in the skeptic-defying journey from being one of the best starting pitchers of all time, to closer, to starter again.

One of the most intelligent, talented, and passionate players in the game, Smoltz delivers insights into modern major league baseball, its place in popular culture, and the value of competition. He writes with unflinching honesty about becoming a true Christian and finding in his beliefs the peace and strength to stay focused—through postseason triumphs and defeats, upheavals in his personal life, and the sting of being sent to the bullpen. What emerges is an inspirational story of spiritual growth and family values, from a man who believed not just in himself but in God's plan for him—and one more year.
The Key by Simon Toyne

Hunted. Hounded. Haunted.

She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key

Journalist Liv Adamsen has escaped from the highly secretive Citadel at the heart of the ancient city of Ruin and now lies in isolation, staring at hospital walls as blank as her memory. Despite her inability to recall her past, something strange is stirring within her. She feels possessed by a sen-sation she can't name and plagued by whispers only she can hear: "KuShiKaam," the key.

To others the meaning is clear. For a mercenary operating in the Syrian Desert, a man known only as "the Ghost," Liv may hold the key to one of history's most powerful secrets. For the brotherhood of monks in the Citadel—now cursed by a terrible plague—her return to Turkey may be the only way to ensure their survival. And for a powerful faction in Vatican City, her very existence threatens the success of a desperate plan to save the church from ruin.

At the center of events that defy explanation and hunted by someone she believes might be trying to kill her, Liv turns to the only person she can trust—a foundation worker named Gabriel Mann. Together they must elude capture and journey to the place where all life began. From New York to Rome to the deserts of the Middle East, worlds collide in a race to uncover a revelation dating from the creation of man in this electrifying follow-up to the international bestseller Sanctus.

Don't  these both sound like great reads??  They are sure to make the Dads in your life happy!  Pick up both books today on Amazon....


I am so happy to tell you that the publisher,   William Morrow, is giving one lucky RBM reader copies of both The Key by Simon Toyne and Starting and Closing by John Smotlz.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

34 comments:

Carl said...

My Dad like westerns, Zane Grey and Louis Lamour.

Beth said...

My dad loves westerns and sports.

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My dad loves to read about history & my boyfriend loves sports

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Kimberly said...

History
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Marga Rodríguez said...

My dad likes to read about history and other cultures

amy beth marantino said...

my Dad likes weird Science fiction... monsters and stuff.

Bethany Gates said...

My husband loves to read Tom Clancy books, as well as Chronicles of Narnia. My dad loves political and sports books.

susan1215 said...

My Dad loves to read Non fiction and Biographies

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GALENA said...

HISTORY

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presidential biographies
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mverno said...

he likes reading from the horror genre
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Sharon Braswell said...

My Dad is a minister so he never tires of his favorite book,The Bible!
Thank You!

Anonymous said...

My dad loved westerns


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Anonymous said...

my hubby reads every once in a while. maybe this would get him to read more often

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Mysteries and thrillers!

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Diana Stanhope said...

The dad in my life likes to read biography's and books about history.

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corey1971 said...

My dad likes to read history book (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Diana said...

My husband likes science fiction
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Nancy said...

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tavernie said...

My husband love Sci Fi and my dad loved westerns!
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CAJUNMAN12 said...

My dad like to read about sports

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Erin Cook said...

my dad like to read Tom Clancy novels
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Lisa said...

My dad likes to read sports.

Atreau said...

My dad likes to read a lot about politics, history and sports.

purango said...

He likes to read Mysteries and Non-Fiction. garrettsambo@aol.com

AEKZ2 said...

My husband likes to read about baseball