This announcement was in my newsletter this week, but I wanted to post it here as well.

             As you may know, my newest book, REST: Living in Sabbath Simplicity, will release in January. To celebrate, we’re currently setting up some REST events for January and February.

            Here’s what we’re hoping each event will look like: They can be held in bookstores, churches, even homes. They’ll begin with Keri giving a talk on “Living in Sabbath Simplicity.” There will be giveaways of free books and other goodies. And each event will include a book signing.

            The best part: Keri is waiving her speaking fee for them. (although if you are not in the Chicago area, we’ll ask you to pay her travel expenses).

            If you’d like to host one of these events, here’s what we’d like you to do: send us an e-mail talking that answers this question: How has God been working in your heart and your community lately to call you toward living in Sabbath Simplicity?

            Let us know the details of what type of event you’d like to do: would it be a coffee and dessert night at church? A ladies night out at a local bookstore? An outreach luncheon in your community? Special consideration will be given to groups that can get a local bookstore to sell books at the event. 

            The events must be held in January or February 2009.

            So grab a few friends, start dreaming about what kind of event you’d like to plan, go visit your local bookstore and ask them to get involved. Then send us an e-mail telling us why your event is one Keri should come to. Your e-mail must be in by December 1. We’ll select three events.  Also, the first ten valid entries will also receive a free copy of REST when it releases.

            Winners will be announced in the December issue of Connecting.