Win a Copy of The Great Cow-mission by Kevin Weatherby of @CowboyMinistry

the great cow-mission by Kevin WeatherbyToday we’re reviewing, discussing, and giving away The Great Cow-mission by Kevin Weatherby. Keep reading to learn how you can win a free, autographed, hardcover copy of the book.

The Great Cow-mission, written by Kevin Weatherby of Campfire Cowboy Ministries, is a collection of short stories from Kevin’s life as a cowboy. Each cowboy story conveys a spiritual truth which is then explained, usually with a supporting passage from the bible.

Kevin is an excellent storyteller. Many times while reading The Great Cow-mission I found myself laughing out loud, literally. Other times I found myself wishing I could experience the cowboy life – the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment that seem to come with it – until I got to the parts about it being chased by bulls or being kicked in various parts of the anatomy while branding calves. At that those points I was once again content just to read about it.

What makes The Great Cow-mission a unique book, though, is that Kevin is rare person who can speak three languages – English, Cowboy, and Christianese – and translate from any one to the other two. In doing so he’s able to connect with both cowboys and Wal-Martians (Kevin’s term for people who live within 10 minutes of a Wal-mart) like me and convey the truths of God in simple ways that make sense.

If you like cowboy stories, you’ll like this book. If you’re a pastor looking for good stories to use in your sermons to convey spiritual truths, this could be a good resource. Or… (begin cowboy speak) if you know some cowboys or cowgirls who ain’t yet walkin’ with the Lord, you might consider givin’ ‘em a copy as a gift or stuffin’ a copy in their saddle bag when they ain’t lookin’. (That’ll do it for this Wal-Martian’s attempt to speak cowboy.)

Discussion

  1. Who is your favorite storyteller?  Why?
  2. What’s your favorite fable, parable or story from your own life that taught you an important spiritual truth?
  3. What do you think it is about stories that make them so good at conveying truth?

Get a Free Book

I’ve got a signed, hardcover edition of The Great Cow-mission to give away. To win one…

  1. Retweet this post or share it on Facebook, and
  2. Post a comment that addresses one of the discussion questions  (include your Facebook or Twitter usename in your comment so I can connect your comment to your share/tweet).

I’ll draw a winner at 5 PM Eastern time Thursday (June 16). Heck, if you comment and share/tweet this post both Wed & Thu I’ll give you two entries in the drawing so you can double your odds.

Of course, you can also buy a copy of The Great Cow-mission now on Amazon now.

9 Responses to “Win a Copy of The Great Cow-mission by Kevin Weatherby of @CowboyMinistry”

  1. One of the people I love hearing tell a story is my daughter Kathleen. She is a 5 year old who knows the Lord and proclaims His Name in all she does. Kathleen loves to share the stories that she has learned from the Bible with others. The grasp she has on the Lord leaves me speechless at times. The way she talks to Him, the way she shares his works with others… at times it brings me to tears. There is such an innocent truth in the way she speaks that it causes others to listen and learn. She may not get the story exactly right, but it leads our family to read the Bible and hear God’s word. When my parents were watching Kathleen she heard an ambulance, and she instructed them to stop what they were doing and pray. At first they did not know what to make of it until she started praying. After she communicated her prayers for those who were hurt and those who were helping those who were hurt, my parents then asked her why she did that. She said she wanted to make sure God knew that there were people who were hurt and needed help, even though God knows everything. She has ridden in the truck with the windows open proclaiming to the city that Jesus is her Savior and he died for her sins, and mind you as you drive through the city with a child yelling out a car window people stop and listen, and stare to asses the situation. I do not know if any of them truly heard what she was saying, but I hope that it caused one of them to take the Lord into their hearts as she has. In conclusion for these reasons this is why my daughter is one of my favorite people to hear tell a story of God’s works.
    Christi Ogurcak Bodwell (FB)

  2. Well, it’s 5 PM and with only 1 comment posted, I guess there’s not much suspense as to who has won the signed, hardcover copy of The Great Cow-mission.

    Congrats Christi Bodwell!

    Thanks to all who shared this post on Facebook and Twitter.

  3. We are so excited to share these stories in our ministry, as we plant a cowboy church in VT.

    • Way to go in starting a church, Christi! And what a “coincidence” that you would win this book. It couldn’t go to a better person!

  4. Wow, too bad I didn’t find this until June 19. Your book sounds very good. I’ve put your book on my list of books to check in to during the months ahead.

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