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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Signed Copy of the Restorer Give Away First Challenge! 11/10/09-11/14/09

The sound of metal against metal, the cries of the archers on the upper reaches of the castle and the twangs from their bows,  the shrill scream of horses near the gate and the deadlier rumble and thud of missile from a catapult all ran together in a mighty din. Llana sucked in a trembling breath and then jerked hard and bit her lips to keep from screaming  as a metal arrow tip pierced the deep grain of her chamber door. 

There was no doubt that her father's holding was under siege. 

Ever felt like that?  You wake in the morning and find yourself  all of a sudden mired in a war that hadn't been there when you went to sleep the night before? Well in The Restorer  there are several people who feel that way, that they've gone to sleep in peace and awakened  in the middle of battle.

Only the enemy they're facing has weapons that are far more damaging than swords and catapults, and these weapons are as subtle as a whisper and as dangerous as a flaming arrow.

In  The Restorer, enemy agents have the ability to put dark thoughts into the minds of those that are standing against them. These thoughts latch and begin to slowly bring despair, despondency, numbness, and incapacitate the mightiest among them.

Sound familiar?

The Enemy of our soul works in the same way, planting doubts as to who we are and to whom we belong.

In The Restorer  the antidote to mind poisoning is rather interesting, and something that Sharon Hinck worked into the plot in a marvelous way.  I'm not going to tell you what it is however, you're going to have to read the book to find out.

However, it does tie-in with your assignment, and with some thought you sharp minded tale binders will likely figure out the connection. 

In the comments below each contestant needs to write/list 10  Bible verses (you can use book, chapter, verse references rather than writing whole thing out ie John 3:16 rather than "For God so loved....") that fall into ONE these categories:

1)  Scriptures that tell us what the Lord is like
2)  Scripture that tell us who the Lord says we (His rescued children, Christians) are.
3)  Scriptures that tell us what to do with our thoughts.

So you can have two scriptures  that fall into category 1,  five  that fall into category 3,  and three that fall into category 2 and there are your ten scriptures. Any combination is acceptable, they don't have to all be in one category or some in each. Just ten scriptures that fall into those categories.

This assignment (ten verses posted here) is worth 1,000 points. 

To keep the temptation of cheating away (and to make it slightly harder) I'm going to say no repeats.

That means if someone posts a scripture, someone else can't post that same scripture.

But there are literally thousands of scriptures that fall into the categories above and Bible Gateway can be used if you get stuck!

This assignment starts today (11/10/09) and runs through Saturday (11/14/09)

Questions?

Don't post them here--comment section is for posting of the assignment only. E-mail me at everlastingscribe(at)hotmail(com)

7 comments:

Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

Psalm 119:114
Psalm 103:13
Here's a few on what God is like

Isaiah 64:8
Psalm 71:3
Psalm 23:1
Psalm 43:2
Psalm 61:3
Psalm 17:13
Psalm 89:8
Psalm 2:4

It seems I am taking up residence in psalms today. Hmm.

And here's a couple on how we should, or shouldn't think,

Genesis 6:5
Job 20:22
Psalm 10:4
Pslam 119:113
Proverbs 12:5
Proverbs 15:26
Proverbs 16:3
Proverbs 21:5
Isaiah 55:7

Surely you will find ten suitable ones amoung this multitude.

Chris said...

I hope these are what you're looking for

Category 1:
Ps 103:8
Ps 147:5
Ne 9:31
Eph 2:4
Nu 14:18
1Ch 16:25
Ps 34:8

Category 2:
1Jo 5:2
De 30:16
Lu 15:7

Category 3:
Php 4:8

Millardthemk said...

1
What God is/like:
Deuteronomy 7:9
Deuteronomy 4:31
Deuteronomy 6:15
Deuteronomy 33:27 (thy refuge)
2
Deuteronomy 14:1
Hosea 1:10
3
Acts 24:16
Collosians 3:2
James 2:4
Mathew 6:25

Thanks
millard.

abbie said...

what God is like.

Matthew 28:20
Exodus 15:13
Psalms 93:5
Psalms 145:9
Titus 3:4
Eph 2:4
Psalms 89:14

#2
Romans 6:22
Romans 6:6

#3
psalms 1:2

I.J.D. said...

#1
ISAIAH 43:5
PSALMS 7:17
ISAIAH 6:3
PSALMS 50:6
PSALMS 32:10
PSALMS 7:11
PSALMS 7:9

#2
1 CORITHIANS 1:30
ISAIAH 25:9

#3
2 Corinthians 10:5

HERE YOU GO!

Katie G. said...

#1
Isaiah 5:6
Exodus 3:14
Exodus 20:5
Numbers 23:19
Deuteronomy 3:24
Deuteronomy 6:4
Deuteronomy 10:17
2 Samuel 22:32
Psalm 46:1

#2
Psalm 5:8



Thanks!

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Thanks for letting me post Scribe. :D Here's my verses.

What God is Like;

Genesis 1:1 (He is creative)
Exodus 3:14 (He always IS)
2 Chronicles 6:14 (Faithful)
Hosea 11:1 (Loving Deliverer)
Joel 2:13 (Loving, compassionate, etc)
Jonah 4:2 (Same as above)
Zephaniah 3:17 (Mighty to save)
Romans 8:39 (Eternally loving, a strong love)
Ephesians 2:4 (Merciful)
Job 36:5 (Mighty, loving, firm)

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%



Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Gladius-0%
Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Mace-0%
Staff-33%
Pen-25 %




What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%


What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Music:

Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.

Books:

Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

Bibles:
NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway

Followers

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Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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