Monday, March 12, 2012

Two Book Giveaway ~ Deliver Me from Evil & Special Delivery by KathiMacias

I know y'all are just loving that Judy Burgi is on board here. She's offered her two books to ONE WINNER!

You heard right...Two Books, One Winner! 


Deliver Me from Evil introduces readers to Mara, an eighteen-year-old girl who has been enslaved for nearly ten years, having been sold by her parents in Mexico and then smuggled across the border into San Diego where she was forced into sexual slavery. Readers will also meet 18-year-old, Bible-college-bound Jonathan and his 16-year-old sister, Leah, whose paths cross Mara?'s and who become involved in her dramatic rescue. Interwoven between the stories of Mara, Jonathan, and Leah is the heartbreaking story of another young woman in captivity in the Golden Triangle of Thailand, whose past life mysteriously connects to the young people in San Diego.

"Deliver Me From Evil" (Review by Judy Burgi) - Not A Book To Be Taken Lightly                    

Deliver Me from Evil is a very powerful book about the horrors of sexual trafficking. This story focus's around children of very young ages. It is a disturbing and heart breaking book to read to say the least. I did not enjoy it for reading pleasure. It opened my eyes to the very detestable evil that is lurking out there. I at one point wondered if I wanted to read on. While I know this is fiction, there are real live scenarios of this happening in our very own back yard right now. 



In book two of the Freedom series readers find Mara fighting against her attraction to Bible college student Jonathan Flannery even while wrestling with risking her own precarious safety to become involved in the rescue of another girl who is pregnant and desperately wants to escape her captors and save her own life, as well as her child s. Halfway around the world in a brothel in Thailand, a young girl is rescued with the promise of being reunited with her younger sister who was adopted by an interracial couple in the States, friends of Jonathan?'s family. Meanwhile, Jefe Mara?'s uncle, who held her as a sex slave in his brothel in San Diego for years seeks revenge for Mara?'s testimony that put him behind bars for life. Will his underworld connections be successful in kidnapping and killing the girl who believes she has finally won her freedom?


"Special Delivery" (Review by Judy Burgi) – Another Powerful Read!

Special Delivery picks up with some of the characters from “Deliver Me From Evil.  We follow a young lady Mara who has the opportunity to start living a life free from her captors.  Is she truly free?  The author also brings our attention to Lawan just a slip of a girl at the tender age of 10.  This girl suffers a lot of horror and pain at the hands of her captor.  What will become of her?  Then we have a 14 year old named Francesca who has been shown no mercy by the men who come and pay for her services.  Will she ever be reunited with her family?

Author Kathi Macias paints for us a picture of what human trafficking is like.  She doesn’t sugar coat it.  We read about the horrors of it; the evilness of it; Satan working at his best.

I went through a gamut of emotions while reading this book.  First you hope that this can’t possibly be true but deep down you know that it is happening for real in our country as well as others.  I felt angry, great sadness and even happiness when I finally saw some hope in the lives of some of these characters. This hope arrived through rescuers and interventions.  There are people out there who truly care.

Thank you Kathi for bringing God into your books.  We always have hope through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Without that hope we have nothing.

I am looking forward to reading the next book in this Freedom Series called “The Deliverer.”

I am honored Kathi that you sent me this book to read.  You didn’t ask for a review of it.  I am reviewing it on my own because I want people to be aware of your books and the impact that they have made in my life.  Blessings my friend!

To be entered, leave a comment thanking Judy for her generosity.  

Open to Continental US ONLY! Ends March 19th.

To purchase:

Deliver Me from Evil  (read the first two chapters here)

Special Delivery

64 comments:

  1. Kathi thank you for writing these books on a subject most people like to pretend doesn't exist in "Christian America". Thank you for the hard work I know you put into them. SPECIAL thanks to you, Judy for this giveaway!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this honest yet disturbing assessment of the first two books in the Freedom series. This has been a very difficult series of books to research and write, but there are countless victims out there praying for someone to come and rescue them. Together we can make a difference. Abolition!

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  3. Judy, thank you for offering these books! Although this is an uncomfortable subject, it is a very real tragedy that needs to be brought to light. There are so many girls in these situations that need help!

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  4. Judi,

    Thanks so much for your generosity and for writing these reviews. They offer great insight into the books, and definitely make me want to read them both.

    Jan Verhoeff

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway of these two books. This is a subject that we are hearing a lot about being that I live close to the border of Mexico. It is a topic that more people should know more about since it is happening in the backyard of too many of us.

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  6. Both these books are on my wishlist. I would LOVE to win them. I have been blessed with the amazing opportunity to lead worship with a group of girls who have been rescued from trafficking. I haven't started yet, as the doors have yet to open. This is a new ministry called The Daughter Project in Northwest Ohio.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Kathi deals with very difficult subjects, treating them honestly and in ways we can understand - our hearts are broken! Thanks for the generous giveaway! I've been telling friends about Kathi Macias' books!

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  8. This subject would definitely be difficult to research. It is so hard to understand the mindset of those who are a part of this horrible activity. It's a subject that needs to be talked about and brought into the open.

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  9. Hi Teresa!
    Hope you're having a great day. Thanks for coming by and entering. I understand that Kathi handles this subject matter with the utmost care :)

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  10. Hello Kathi,
    Thanks so much for stopping in! Awareness is key with an issue like this and I truly think most Americans have no idea that this crime is happening in our own country! Thank you for your dedication to making a difference, and helping to expose the horror.

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  11. Hi Carole,

    You are so right! It is uncomfortable, but we are called to come out of our comfort zones and to help those who are downtrodden. It takes us all spreading the word and bringing it to the forefront to make a difference. Thank you for coming by!

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  12. Hi Jan,

    I'm sure it's not easy to put into words thoughts and feelings after reading about this horrific crime. Thank you for coming by and encouraging Judy!

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  13. Hey Jo,

    I can only imagine how bad it must be on the border! I pray that these victims are delivered soon! Thanks for taking time to come by and comment.

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  14. Hi Melissa!

    Wow, such an amazing God we serve! Praise Him for each and every delivery from this horrific situation. Best wishes as you seek to serve then and HIM!

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  15. Hi Janet,

    Thank you so much for telling others! That's how we get the word out :) Glad you came by and commented. Blessings!

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  16. Hello P.T.,

    I'm sure that many hours must be spent in prayer when researching this subject. Regretfully, we live in a fallen world where sin abounds. Our prayers must be for the captors as well, that they would come to Christ! I know it sounds like a difficult thing to do, but God is able!!! Thank you for coming by and entering.

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  17. Judy - thank you for the opportunity to win Kathi's books. I have read only one of Kathi's books, but agree with your statement that she does a great job of bringing God's hope into her stories.
    Sharon
    smoore at tcq dot net

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  18. Thanks for this giveaway, Anne! And thank you Kathi, for not being afraid to write about this difficult subject, to spread awareness for those suffering in sex trafficking.

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  19. Thanks for the opportunity for a giveaway! This book looks captivating!

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  20. Thanks for having this giveaway. The books sound very interesting and reminds us that there's a mission field right in our own backyard. Would love to read these books.

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  21. Thank you for writing about this subject, it is so scary to think what all could happen, I hope I win these Books, i want to read them so bad. Thanks for the Contest.
    Blessings

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Thank you Kathi for writing such wonderful books. And thank you Judy for this post.
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  23. This is such a hard topic, but bringing it into the forefront of our thoughts more and more and showing how it is right among us...is so important!!
    martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  24. Wow Judy, thanks so much for these reviews and for offering these books up!
    They both sound like awesome reads and so educational!!!
    Thank you!
    Darby

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  25. Thank you for offering these books to be read by the chosen one. Possibly a new ministry may be birthed based on the reading as these books are passed along. Words are powerful and especially when they are based on God's word they can bring hope to the darkest places on earth. Thank you, Judy, for your generosity and thoughtfulness, and thank you, Kathi, for your courage and persistence in bringing the subject into God's revealing light. Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I am amazed that so many have left comments showing interest in reading these books. I promise you..your life will be changed on what is brought out in these books. I thank God for Authors like Kathi that are bringing up topics that are real in our world today.

    I wish I had the money to give everyone of you copies of these books. It is my desire to pass on good Christian fiction to all avid readers like myself.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  27. Thank you for featuring these two books on your website and also a big thank you to Judy for offering them. I have wanted to read Kathy's work for a while now and these sound like very good books. I have heard about these kinds of things happening in this country, but have no idea exactly where, maybe it is right under my nose, but I have often wondered when young girls or women go missing if this is not where they are placed and why no one finds them. It is hard to believe it happens in America, but there is so much evil out there. Thank you Kathy for writing books on this subject to make us more aware of what is happening in our own backyard.

    God's Blessings,
    Lori

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  28. Thank you for this opportunity!!!!

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  29. I am blown away with all the wonderful comments here. Thank you all so much! I too wish I could give copies to all of you. Obviously I can't, but I will add a copy of each book to the copy of each that Judy has already offered. So Judy, you can pick two winners. You send a copy of each to one person, and let me know where to send the others. Thank you again!

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  30. Kathi, thank-you so much for giving these books away! They look so good! I really want to read them!

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  31. Thank you for your generosity of offering both books. They look great!

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  32. Hi Sharon!

    Thanks for taking time to come by and enter :) You've been blessed recently on the book wins ;)

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  33. Hi Connie,

    Glad you stopped in! I hope you're having a great day :)

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  34. Hey Abbi,

    Judy is the awesome one, giving up her books to spread awareness. And now Kathi is matching the giveaway! SO sweet of her :)

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  35. Hi Susie,

    Yes, God gives us opportunity for ministry if we only open our eyes and look! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment. Have a good day!

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  36. Hi Shirley,
    Thanks for coming by! Hope you're having a great day :) Aren't Kathi & Judy just the best?!

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  37. Hello Ingrid!

    So glad you came by. We must be in prayer for those in captivity, and for the captors as well!

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  38. Hello Martha,

    It is a very difficult subject, one that many don't want to see, let alone talk about. I am thankful that God gave Kathi a spirit of courage to tackle it!
    Thanks for coming by :)

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  39. Hi Darby,

    Love the name :)
    Judy does a great job expressing her thoughts!
    Thanks for coming by.

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  40. Hi Janice!

    Your words are so encouraging! We only need look out our own doors to see the need for this type of ministry.
    Thank you for coming by today.

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  41. Hey Judy,

    Isn't God good?! He takes what we have to offer and multiplies! You are such a blessing to the one who will receive the books, and to me!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being willing to share your reviews and your desire to serve Him :)

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  42. Kathi! What a generous thing to do! God bless you my friend. Can't you just feel the excitement of all who have left comments?! I can!! Or is it that I am overly excited?!

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  43. WOW!!! Kathi, thank you so much! I have to say that is an unexpected gift but greatly appreciated! I know God has just the person already chosen to receive these books, and for a purpose :)

    Obviously this is a subject that needs to be brought to the attention of all. I, too, am like Lori. I always wondered if the reason so many young girls aren't found is because of this. I guess it happens to young boys too :(

    Thank you again for your generosity!

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  44. Hi Deborah,

    Thanks for coming by! Hope you're having a great day :)

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  45. Hi Marissa,
    Judy and Kathi have both shown a great generosity here that comes from the Lord! Thanks for coming by. Have a good day :)

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  46. Hey Wendy,

    Now you have double the opportunity! Kathi is matching the giveaway so we get to pick two winners :) Glad you stopped by and left a comment. Have a good day!

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  47. What a generous opportunity to read about a very sobering topic! The only way I could handle it would be in a novel format. Thanks.

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  48. Kathi is a fantastic author whose books are emotionally touching and spiritually charged. Her books convict me in my own faith journey.

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  49. Hey Rebecca,
    It is a very sobering topic but one that is in need of spreading! Thanks for taking time our of your busy day to come by and enter :)

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  50. Hi Julie,

    Thank you for coming by :) I hope everyone will be challenged to pray for those who win the books, that their lives will be transformed!

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  51. Yes, Judy, thank you for your generosity. I enjoyed the reviews of both books.

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  52. These sound really good and are a subject we need to be more aware of . I would love to win these!

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  53. thanks for the chance to read these wonderful novel :)

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  54. I certainly have been blessed! It's been fun to have new fiction in our church library - and to share some new authors with my wonderful book club members. Because I won one of Kathi's books last fall, the book club decided to read one of her books this year.

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  55. Thanks Judy for your generosity of giving away two books. I can't wait to read them.

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  56. hey karen,

    glad you got a chance to enter!

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  57. Hi Kai,

    Yes, Judy is a very generous person! And Kathi is matching the giveaway so we'll get to choose two winners :) Thanks for coming by!

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  58. Hey Sarah!

    Thanks for taking time to come by and enter! Best wishes :)

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  59. Just wanted to thank everyone for reading my reviews and leaving comments. Praying that the two people who win these books will be blessed. Perhaps you have someone in mind that you could pass these books along to after you have read them. I have prayed for the winners....God already knows who you are! Awesome!

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  60. I love Kathy Macias ' writing and it would be great to have 2 more books by her.
    Thanks Judy for your kindness in sharing your treasures.

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  61. I am posting this comment on behalf of Rick, who had trouble leaving a comment, so he sent me an email:


    Thanks for entering me into the contest. I run the library for my church so I try to get new books however I can :)

    Rick Estep, Media Director
    HeavenBound Media Center

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  62. I think that these two books are the only ones that Kathi Macias has written that I don't already own and I would love to add them to my collection also. Kathi always writes about topics that are not easy to read. She does an outstanding job of bringing issues to our awareness and makes us want to be a part of the solution. Her books stay with you long after you have finished reading them.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Jan Marie

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  63. A very disturbing topic but if anyone can handle it well, Kathi can! I loved "Red Ink" and I'm sure these are just as good. Thanks for the chance to win.

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