In this Update: eBooks added, contest revamp, Book Giveaway option, Program now open to Bloggers Outside US

Blogging for Books Newsletter


August, 2011

Dear *|FNAME|*,


We've added several new titles in the past few weeks including...

Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

What are you going to build your life on?

Dug Down Deep is systematic theology like you’ve never seen it before. Readable. Relevant. Powerful. As best-selling author Joshua Harris shares his own journey from apathetic church-kid to student with a burning passion to truly know God, you’ll be challenged to dig deep into the truths of God’s word.

Torn by Jud Wilhite

When Every Why Goes Unanswered

When our world comes crashing down, it does more than steal our peace. Something inside us tears. We feel broken, stranded—torn. We naturally ask the question “Why?” when we’re hurting. But as pastor Jud Wilhite turned to the Bible in his own pain, he was surprised to discover that another question matters more: “Who?” Who is worthy of our trust when our trust when our lives are in pieces?

The Crossing by Serita Jakes

Imprisoned by memories, Claudia Campbell lives each day in the shadow of a ten-year-old murder. Who can set her free?

On the way home from a football game, a decade earlier, a masked gunman opened fire on a Texas school bus. Cheerleading coach B.J. Remington was killed, but her murderer was never found. Claudia, who had a close friendship with the young, spirited teacher, constantly relives the anguish of that day, caught in one moment in time.

A Sound Among the Trees

A house shrouded in time. A
line of women with a heritage of loss.

As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.

We've added a ton more review copies (on top of the ones seen above). For the most up to date info on when new books are hitting the Blogging for Books shelves online, follow our updates at


Start Reading Redeeming LoveIn celebration of the 20th anniversary of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers is giving away a trip for two to San Francisco.

To enter, share your story on the Redeeming Love webpage.

More than 200 people have already shared their story of how Redeeming Love has touched their lives. These stories are quite amazing...take a minute to read one or two now!


We recently added the option for you to choose an eBook via Blogging for Books. For all of you print lovers...fear not...we will continue to make printed copies available as well. That said, if you're looking to transfer an eBook to your device via Blogging for Books, keep these things in mind...

  • The easiest way to read an eBook on your computer is by downloading Adobe Digital Editions here:
  • Make sure the email address you use to create an account at Edelweiss is the same email address you have on file with Blogging for Books.
  • To transfer an eBook to your Kindle follow these instructions...
    • Add “" (no quotes) to your approved Kindle senders list under your "Manage Your Kindle" section on by clicking here: To find this section manually log in at Amazon and then...
    • Click on “Personal Document Settings” in the left side of the page.
    • Click on “Add a new approved e-mail address”
    • Add “@abovethetreeline” (no quotes) and click on “add address”
    • Once you’ve done this, go back to the email you received from Edelweiss and go through the process again to download the eBook. Give Amazon 10-15 minutes...sometimes it takes them a little bit to transfer the file to your computer. Be sure to have your wireless turned on to download the file. It won’t transfer it if you’re using 3G (or if you’re using 3G it might charge you)  
  • For help transferring to other eBook Devices visit...
  • Need more help? Contact Edelweiss. Their contact info can be located here:


We are now setting aside free copies of various titles to be given to your blog readers each month. Whenever anyone reads and ranks your review, they will automatically be entered to win a free copy of the book that you reviewed. We will notify both you and your blog reader by email if one of your blog readers is chosen as a winner. We will take care of shipping the books out to winners.

As a reminder, you can use the "Get Code" feature to embed the review ranking tool directly on your blog. For a tutorial on using the get code feature go here.

Thanks for being a Blogging for Books Blogger! If you ever need to reach us, email us at

In Christ,

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Ashley Boyer
WaterBrook Multnomah

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Chris Sigfrids
Online Marketing Manager
WaterBrook Multnomah