Crave Giveaway

Published on January 8, 2010 by CT in Blog, News


Edit:  the contest ended Feb 1 and books were mailed out to the 50 winners.  Sorry if you missed it!  Maybe you’d be into getting what you pay for (see below).

If you believe you get what you pay for, you should go to Amazon to get a copy of Crave: Wanting So Much More of God.  However, if you’re into free stuff, then this is the post for you.

I wrote a guest post today on Mike Hyatt’s blog entitled “7 Ways to Build Your Online Platform From Scratch,” and the traffic to my site increased almost tenfold in just a few hours.  I should probably add an 8th way to build your online platform:  write for Mike Hyatt’s blog.

I didn’t tell my publisher about the guest post in advance–I just didn’t think about it and wasn’t sure that many people would stop by.  (Note to writers:  don’t be like me; coordinate with your full team whenever you’re doing something like this).  They were really excited about the whole thing and thought this would be a great chance to reward you, the readers, for stopping by.  So they’ve generously offered up 50 copies of the book for me to give away for free!

To register for the drawing, just drop your info into the fields below, check the box, and click “Submit.”  On Feb 1, we’ll randomly select 50 names from the entries collected and send the book out to you straight away.  If you are my mom, you’re not qualified for the drawing.  And if you aren’t one of the 50 chosen peeps, my apologies; maybe you can become one of those people who get what they pay for.

Happy registering!


P.S. I have Harvest House Publishers’ assurance that they won’t use your info for purposes other than this giveaway.

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*Official Rules for the Crave Giveaway


ELIGIBILITY: The giveaway is open to all residents of the continental United States (excluding Puerto Rico) over the age of 18. The following persons and their dependents are not eligible to enter or win: employees of Harvest House Publishers or their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) of each of the above.

HOW TO ENTER: The giveaway is open from 1PM on Friday, January 8, 2010 thru Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1PM (Pacific Time). While the giveaway is posted on, you can enter by filling out the entry form above.

HOW TO WIN: Total number of eligible entries received determines odds of winning. One entry per home address. From all eligible entries received, will randomly select fifty (50) winners to receive one (1) copy of the book Crave (Approximate retail value: $14.00).

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY/RESERVED RIGHTS: Neither the Sponsor, nor the parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies, nor the promotional agencies shall have any obligation or responsibility with regard to (i) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with these rules, (ii) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer or technical error of any kind, (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or (iv) any damages or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize. The Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Web Site or otherwise violating these rules. The Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes cannot be completed as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.

  • Cheryl B. Lemine

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest!

  • Jeff

    Ditto. I just entered!

  • Annette Mendez

    Thanks for having this contest!

  • Greg Pittman

    Sounds like an exciting book to read. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • Vicky Covert Sousa

    Thanks for chance!

  • You

    just thought it was interesting that the side tab on faceb advertised this as "looking for more in the Christian life." Why do we need more? I believe Paul says Christ is totally sufficient.

    Just an observation…

    • Chris_Tomlinson

      Hi You,

      Thanks for stopping by. I think your question is a great one, and it's part of the reason this site exists. To start with the answer first, I agree with you: Christ is sufficient. I don't know if you were able to check out the About tab or read any of the other posts on the site, but the purpose of this site is to "proclaim Jesus as the greatest satisfaction to every human need by pointing to His superior worth over anything else life can offer." So I think you'll find a kindred spirit here.

      Working back to your question though, I think we need more of God in our lives because we treasure other things apart from His Son. I know I do at least. I tend to seek satisfaction in my work, or in ministry, or in studying about God, or in relationships, far more than I seek it in Jesus. And I'm coming to realize that nothing, and no one, will satisfy but Him. Part of the reason I wrote Crave was to share this realization in hopes that any of my brothers and sisters in Christ who may have been seeking satisfaction elsewhere would come to find Him as the Great Satisfier of their souls.

      I'd love to hear more of your thoughts as we go along, so please feel free to engage more. Thanks!

      • Loyce Melton

        I believe we should NEVER stop wanting more of Jesus in our lives! We should constantly strive to be more like Jesus and to do that is to have more of Jesus in us! I know that I have an insatiable appetite for wanting more of him. I learn something new every single day about Jesus and God's word and a wise person once told me that we should start worrying when we feel like we are comfortable with where we are at in Christ instead of constantly craving more of him! His grace and mercy is new every day and if I didn't have that on a daily basis, I would have been a goner a long time ago! I could never stop wanting more of Christ in my life! His love for us in unconditional and the sacrifice he made for us is one that NOBODY could even BEGIN to come CLOSE to repaying our Savior in any way shape or form! I am so in love with Christ and that love just grows stronger with every single second that passes! We are NOTHING without him!

      • DixieScrapper

        I thought the same as You, until I read your response. I looked at the add again and realized it said this book will "inspire you to find the More you're looking for in the Christian life." I don't know if that is a change, but if it is the original verbiage it is a lesson for me to read the whole context!

  • Jody

    I know I need to be saturated with Jesus and God's Word every breath He gives me. I'm entered in the contest.

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  • Robert Price

    Thank you for the chance to enter. I am always looking for ways to recieve more of God's word each and every day

  • Leah

    Thanks for the opportunity to read this book. I am intrigued by the title and premise.

  • @saltandclay

    I gotta say, I found you because of Michael Hyatt. Just thought you'd want to know. The 8th point is valid, but surely not the only reason you've been chosen to be reproduced by MH. You gotta be worthy. And your writing and content are authentic and genuine. If you don't LIVE it, you can't WRITE it, at least successfully in my book…

    Keep up the good blogging and living boldly for Christ – I too have passed the opportunity by when given, but I have found God always gives another chance (ie. papa john's driver) Keep looking! (I know you are or you'd never get outta bed at 4 a.m.)

    • Chris_Tomlinson

      @saltandclay: Very kind words. Thanks for the encouragement, and I'll try to keep looking =)

  • warren

    Hey Chris, when I found your site via MH I shouted to my wife, "hey, Chris Tomlinson, the singer, came out with a book. Did you know he is in Northern VA (we are in Roanoke VA)?" She replied, "I thought the singer was Chris Tomlin, not Tomlinson." "Oh yeah, " I said. I then thought, "Well, if its on MH site, its got to be something to it." So I began to read and subscribe to your blog. Great stuff and encouraging to me in several areas. I look forward to reading Crave. Keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Chris_Tomlinson

      It happens =). Thanks for your thoughts–I'm glad you're encouraged by what you've been reading. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book when you get a chance to go through it. And it's good you have a wife to help keep things straight for you–I know I'm grateful for mine =)