I’m Giving Away 2 Books and 2 Daughters

Chris —  March 4, 2009

I am giving away two books and two daughters.  There is a possibility you could win one or both.  (Though you can’t win two books or two daughters: Maximum of one each).

How to Win the Books

If you want to win a free copy of What He Must Be . . . If He Wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie Baucham, then do 2 things.  What He Must Be by Voddie Baucham, Jr.

(1) Subscribe to my blog by either a feed reader or e-mail (click here).  To understand feed readers, go here.

(2) Send me an e-mail saying you subscribed.  Chris (at sign) theredbrickchurch.org.  If you’ve already subscribed to my blog send me an e-mail.

I will announce the winners of the 2 copies of What He Must Be . . . on Friday, March 20.

How to Win My Daughters

First, a little plug for my girls.  Fortunately they favor their mother and are both drop dead gorgeous.  They have brown hair.  One has blue eyes.  One has brown.  That’s a preference thing and you can decide which interests you more.  They’re both smart and have a great sense of humor.

My wife is smart, loyal, beautiful, hard working, loves babies, and laughs at my jokes.  My grandpa always told me to look at a girl’s mom when considering a wife.

You will need to wait 10 and 19 years respectively to even talk with either of my daughters.  But, they are worth the wait (see Genesis 29:20, it will seem like only a few days).

Note: My daughters have some input in the decision about their marriages.  You will need to persuade them as well.  But, I assure you that I am the more difficult hurdle to clear.  See the chapter in Voddie’s book, “The Role of a Father.”

The younger of my two daughters.  Talk to me in 14 years.If you want to win one of my daughters:

(1) The first thing you must do is, using only a pocket knife, stalk,  kill and field dress a grizzly bear.  Please have the hide tanned.  We will use it as a rug, and as it was part of you winning one of our daughter’s, it will mean a great deal to our family.

(2) Second, read the new book by Voddie Baucham, What He Must Be . . . if He Wants to Marry My Daughter.  In this excellent book, Voddie lays out a vision for what we dream the men who marry our daughters should be like.  He writes:

“My desire in this book is to kill two birds with one stone.  First, I want to lay out a clear, balanced, realistic, biblical picture of what moms and dads should be looking for on behalf of their daughters and seeking to produce in their sons.  Unfortunately, most parents give little or no thought to what it takes to raise godly men.”

If you read Voddie’s book, then you will have a clear expectation of what I am looking for in applicants for my future son-in-laws.

  • Truly a Christian
  • Prepared to lead like Christ
  • A love for children
  • A protector and provider
  • And, much more. . .

Fathers: Let me be very serious about this.  I plan to inventory this book.  I will ask my daughters to read it.  I will share the content and book with my sons.  I pray my boys will be godly leaders in their homes.  I believe any parent who has unmarried children will want to have this book on hand as they prepare their children for marriage.

Where my daughters are concerned, future son-in-laws will be required to read Voddie’s book, after they kill the bear.

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13 responses to I’m Giving Away 2 Books and 2 Daughters

  1. You are indeed a very blessed man. You have an AMAZING wife – and your daughters are the product of God’s grace and Jamie’s good mothering (and your fathering as well). Why is there no picture of Allison?

  2. There has been a bit of tension around the Brauns home about me flashing my daughter’s picture around. So, I was trying to be sensitive. The younger one doesn’t mind.

  3. Now this is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Seems to me you ought to be able to work in a young goat as part of the pledge/security somewhere in this deal though.

    But seriously, this looks like a great book and I will buy it for my sister-in-law. She is a single mom doing her best to raise my niece & nefew.


    PS That picture of your daughter is precious with a capital P!

  4. Whoop! That is good bull, sir. I’ve had my eye on that book and will advise my boy to get in ship shape if he has any aspirations of being considered for a Brauns girl!

  5. Steve and Sandy March 4, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Hey Chris even if I don’t win the drawing I will be getting this book. I will have the boys read it as well as their parents.

  6. Definitely a book the Hunter family would appreciate. The first gentleman that Emily even considers dating not only needs her father’s approval, but her older brothers’, too. Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous. I think I’d be demanding 2 grizzly bears!

  7. Shannon Popkin March 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Hillarious! Ken’s asking what I’m laughing at… Is there room for two bear hides by your fireplace? Maybe you’ll have to keep one daughter.

    Thanks for the awesome book recommendation.

  8. This is a riot, but deadly serious at the same time. A missionary friend asked for prayer from us the other day. His 24 year old daughter married a Christian college graduate a few months ago. The day after the wedding, her new husband announced that he is and always has been an atheist. The bride and her family are devastated and feel utterly betrayed. So, yes, it is vitally important that we parents help our Christian daughters by teaching them how to properly vet a husband!

  9. Brian McLaughlin March 6, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Be careful, you can get arrested for the title alone!

  10. I have some additional requirements that you didn’t mention.
    A potential suitor must not wear mandles – (I don’t know why but I hate it when men wear sandals.)
    A potential suitor must not have a funny last name. I don’t mean an ethnic name but just a funny sounding name. I can’t mention any examples without potentially offending someone. (But you know who you are.)
    A potential suitor must not be a Democrat. (No offense intended to any Democrats out there – but marry your own kind, ok?)
    Of course I’m joking about the above statements, but only half-joking.

  11. All very good requirements.

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