Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Old Fashioned Way - A FlyBy Promotions Book Review & Giveaway

Earlier this month I shared with you a review of the DVD Old Fashioned and asked you to stay tuned for an awesome giveaway.  Well, the time has come.  Are you ready?  This is an awesome giveaway, and you could be the winner!

In addition to the DVD there are two books associated with the movie.  There is a novelization of the movie under the same title written by the author Rene Gutteridge based on the screenplay by Rik Swartzwelder.  Also available is a devotional titled The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance written by Ginger Kolbaba based on the same screenplay.  These three resources are put together in one nice little package and are a wonderful resource for anyone with a concern for the dating scene, modern romance, old traditions, pure lifestyle, and redemption.

Very few of us in today's society grew up with traditional values.  We dated.  We didn't court.  It's possible we don't even know what chivalry is or even have a clue what the traditional roles of man and women were just a couple of generations ago.  The books based on the screenplay help us to take this journey of discovery just a little further.  When you've finished the movie you will likely find yourself pondering over a lot of thoughts and questions.  The Old Fashioned Way is a 40 day devotional written to help you take these thoughts and questions to the next level.  Just like the movies some things may seem very foreign or strange, but the devotional helps us to sort those ideas out for ourselves.

If I had it to do over again, I would have read the book first.  That's just my personal preference.  I think it would be wonderful to do with a group or a book club.  Read the book, watch the movie, and then work through the devotional.  I have felt a gentle prodding in the area of family ministry.  Learning about every aspect of relationships of all sorts and how they work, or don't work, fascinates me.  I feel this would be wonderful for churches to have on hand as part of their available resources in a lending library or something of the sort.  There is lots to learn here and lots to think about.

Softcover - 303 pages

"Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town....and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can't help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an "old fashioned" courtship?"

Softcover - 222 pages

"Contrary to popular opinion, being "old fashioned" doesn't mean you're dull or unromantic.  In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you've ever experienced!  So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way?  Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow.  But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that.  Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you've been, what you've done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you'll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way.  And before you know it, you'll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages." 

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Twitter: @OldFashionedVow

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win this awesome giveaway package, just leave me a comment below.  Make sure you comment with an i.d. that I can use to contact you in the even that you win.  I've had a few this year that have won, but I was unable to contact them and had to choose someone else.  Don't miss out!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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