Monday, July 13, 2009

Giveaway and Review of Holy Roller by Julie Lyons

I am pleased to offer a free copy, provided by the publisher, of the new non-fiction book "Holy Roller" to one person who makes a comment here from July 13 to July 18.

The author, Julie Lyons, was working as a crime reporter when she followed a hunch into the South Dallas ghetto. She wasn’t hunting drug dealers, but drug addicts who had been supernaturally healed of their addictions. Was there a church in the most violent part of the city that prayed for addicts and got results?

At The Body of Christ Assembly, a rundown church on an out-of-the-way street, Lyons found the story she was looking for. The minister welcomed criminals, prostitutes, and street people–anyone who needed God. He prayed for the sick, the addicted, and the demon-possessed, and people were healed.

Lyons ’s story landed on the front page of the Dallas Times Herald. But she got much more than just a great story, she found an unlikely spiritual home. Though the parishioners at The Body of Christ Assembly are black and Pentecostal, and Lyons is white and from a traditional church background, she embraced their spirituality–that of “the Holy Ghost and fire.”

It’s all here in Holy Roller–the stories of people desperate for God’s help. And the actions of a God who doesn’t forget the people who need His power.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book, complete with a unique story line. Thanks for posting this!

Melody said...

Wow. This sounds like a really good book. Hope I win it so I don't have to buy it.

K.M. Weiland said...

I love the cover work. Beautiful story, too, sounds like!

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Hi, Terra,
Found you following my blog, Eternity Cafe. Welcome! So great to have you at the cafe!
I love, love, love Christmas and look forward to seeing your ideas :)

Oklahoma Girl said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks!!
blessed be...

CurtissAnn said...

Wow, that sounds like something I would like to read. Hope I'm in time for the drawing! Otherwise, I must look for it.

Thanks for dropping by my site. I guess I don't have a button for following. I'm very confused about all this following, RSS feeds and such. I use Google Reader and call it good.

Terra said...

And the winner of Holy Roller is CurtissAnn.
Congratulations, and soon I will have another book giveaway. I think the next one scheduled is Cecil Murphey's "When Someone You Love Has Cancer", which is a lovely guide for caretakers

Joyful said...

That sounds like a book that would appeal to me. I'm going to look for it.