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Matthew Paul Turner and NavPress are giving away 200 copies of What You Didn’t Learn from Your Parents About: Sex.

The book is about three years old…but it’s FREE. And FREE is always a good deal.

I just ordered my copy. I don’t know how many more are available, but if you’re interested, Click Here.

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About a month ago, I was researching publishing houses to see which one would be the best fit for the book I’m proposing.

Since my book is a memoir-y sort of thing, I wanted to find publishers (preferably Christian publishers) who are interested in this genre.

Thomas Nelson has quite a few creative nonfiction books on their shelves and more coming out soon, including the newest Donald Miller book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (which, for the record, I did not co-author, but if you saw that link and still think I did, read this).

During my research, I also noticed a new book by N.D. Wilson, Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World. I was intrigued so I decided to pick up a copy of this book…eventually.

And now, as of today, I don’t have to!

Michael Hyatt, Thomas Nelson’s CEO, posted a blog entry today offering a free copy to anyone who posts a comment and then sends their mailing address to the email link he provided. (Thomas Nelson is even covering the cost of postage!) And I just received my confirmation email saying I should receive my copy in the next couple of weeks.

Pretty sweet, huh?

About N.D. Wilson’s writing style, Hyatt wrote this:

“I don’t think I have read any author with such a unique writing style as N.D. He reminded me of what you might get if you combined C.S. Lewis or G.K. Chesterton with James Joyce and Donald Miller. It is a kind of orthodox apologetic for a post-modern, A.D.D. world.”

I don’t know if a combination of Lewis, Chesterton, Joyce, and Donald Miller is even possible, but I’m looking forward to finding out for myself.

I’m not sure how long they’ll keep giving away copies, but if you’re interested, here’s the link:

http://michaelhyatt.com/2009/07/book-notes-interview-with-n-d-wilson.html

And kudos to Michael Hyatt and Thomas Nelson for doing this promotion. Christian publishers get a bad rap (although maybe it’s not a “bad rap” if it’s actually true, hmmm…) for not doing much to market their books or promote their authors.

This promotion, however, is pretty simple. And for those, like me, who are interested in Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

And look, I’m already helping them market the book and I haven’t even cracked the cover yet.