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It’s a book giveaway!

Today I want to introduce you to my friend Jeannie Cunnion. As long as the term “friend” can include someone I haven’t actually met in real life. There are some things you can just tell by a phone conversation.

Jeannie has a new book out today called Parenting the Wholehearted Child: Captivating Your Child’s Heart with God’s Extravagant Grace. And, listen, I’m not one to recommend a lot of parenting books. Mainly because I don’t read many (or any) parenting books. But this one is different because I love Jeannie’s message.

Parenting the Wholehearted Child

Here’s the description of the book:

Your kids aren’t perfect. And you don’t have to be either.
Are you exhausted from the pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children in this imperfect world? Do you ever wonder, ‘How did these precious children get stuck with a parent like me?’ If so, let these grace-drenched pages saturate your heart with God’s unfailing love while also equipping you to be a vessel of God’s unconditional love to your children.
With authenticity, conviction, and a lively sense of humor, Jeannie guides you on a transformative journey into raising wholehearted—not perfect—children, who live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly loved (and liked!) by God.
Parenting the Wholehearted Child equips you with biblical wisdom and practical ideas to teach your children that they are fully accepted by God, not because of anything they do or don’t do but because of everything Jesus has already done for them.
Woven throughout the book is the good news that it is God’s extravagant grace—not your perfect performance—that transforms the hearts of children.

You can find out more about Jeannie by checking out her blog here.

And, even better, today I have the chance to give away two copies of her new book. All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post. One comment per person please. I’ll leave comments open until Wednesday at noon and then draw two winners at random.

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  1. 1
    Chris Gerloff says:

    Looks like a book I would like to read:-)

  2. 3

    I will be buying this book for my Kindle STAT! My mama heart — and the hearts of my 3-year-old twin boys — need to hear this message something fierce. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  3. 4
    Jan Chandler says:

    What a wonderful book. Would love to give it to my wonderful son and daughter-in-law who are raising my most amazing granddaughters, Emma and Audrey. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  4. 5

    Wow! Sounds like a great read!!
    Who couldn’t use a little more grace?!

  5. 6
    Trish in Oregon says:

    My kids are grown, but I have a niece that could benefit from it!;)

  6. 7
    Debbie Kerr says:

    I have 8 grandchildren and I would love my girls to read it.

  7. 8

    Would love to win a copy.

  8. 9
    Christy says:

    Sounds like a great read!

  9. 10

    Who couldn’t stand to have a little grace in their life? Looks like a good read.

  10. 11
    Karen Beymer says:

    Melanie you are right on time in my world. Thanks for sharing your
    Down to earth style that is just so real & fun. We all need a good dose of
    Laughter each day & remember not to take our selves so seriously, you provide
    that my friend.
    Blessings on this day.

  11. 12

    Looks like a great read!

  12. 13
    Melinda says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to win a copy.

  13. 14

    This is the second book about God’s grace to cross my path – - in the past two days! I think God may be up to something…

  14. 15
    Bethany says:

    This sounds like a great book. I’m adding it to my must-read list!

  15. 16

    What a much needed book in this world of so much information, you are certain you are getting it wrong.

  16. 17

    Looks like a wonderful book. I can’t wait to read it! Perfect timing for this message. Thanks for sharing.

  17. 18
    callie edwards says:

    I can’t wait to read this book!!

  18. 19

    Thank you, Melanie!!

  19. 20
    Adrienne Terrebonne says:

    Would love to have this book!!

  20. 21

    This sounds like a GREAT read, Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. 22
    Brandi Lamb says:

    Sounds like an amazing read!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!!

  22. 23

    Looks like a good one to read and share!

  23. 24

    Oh I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!!

  24. 25

    Sounds like a wonderful book…would love to win a copy! :)

  25. 26
    Mandy M. says:

    Sounds like a great book! I’d love to win a copy!

  26. 27

    Yes please! This sounds like a great read for this weary mama who wonders how much I’m gonna cost my kids in therapy in the years to come :(

    • 28

      I love all of the dark staining she used. You’d think it wouldn’t work so well (maybe clash) but it really doesn’t clash at all. It’s so cozy feeling. I’d love to throw a family reunion there! :-D

      All the best,
      Laura

    • 29

      Whoops, I posted the wrong comment to the wrong window. Feel free to delete my above comment. This is what I meant to post:

      LOL! This literally made me laugh out loud. Thanks Shiela. I really hope you win this book now. :-D

      All the best,
      Laura

  27. 30

    Love the subtitle! Thanks for opportunity to win a copy!

  28. 31
    Amy Adams says:

    This book sounds perfect for me. I hope I win!

  29. 32
    Kristin Davis says:

    What an encouraging book topic. Definitely something I will have to check out.

  30. 33
    Melissa H. says:

    Sounds like something I could benefit from & learn a geat deal!

  31. 34

    Sounds great!

  32. 35
    Wendy Davie says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book for my daughter, a new
    Parent, to read!

  33. 36
    Adrienne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m putting it in my amazon cart on the off chance I don’t win :)

  34. 37

    I need this book in this season of life!

  35. 38
    Laura Kruger says:

    Sounds like a great book!! I would use it for my very young kiddos!

  36. 39

    I would LOVE a copy of this book. I had the pleasure of listening to you speak last night at MM, OHC and you really spoke to me. Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. I am looking forward to also readimg your books! I got up extra early to see if i can search online this am to rent them from the library??? Not sure if they are available that way or not. Thanks again!

  37. 40

    Sounds like a great read! Crossing my fingers :-)

  38. 41
    Carol Tate says:

    Pick me!

  39. 42
    Kathy Heyerly says:

    This sounds like a book I need!

  40. 43

    This sounds like a wonderful book for me to read entering year two of parenthood!

  41. 44

    Ohhhh….sounds good!

  42. 45
    Kellie N says:

    I hope I win. Sounds like a fantastic read!

  43. 46
    Jill Rawles says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  44. 47

    Sounds like a much-needed read for this tired twin momma :)

  45. 48

    Might be just what this mama needs! Love your blog and your heart for Jesus!

  46. 49
    Stephanie says:

    Yes, please! More grace. :-)

  47. 50

    I need this book! I had no idea how hard this parenting gig was going to be! :-/

  48. 51
    Jessica says:

    What a timely post…I definitely could use a bit of encouragement in the parenting department right about now. :)

    I hope you’ve escaped the stomach bug!

  49. 52

    Sounds great!!!

  50. 53

    I would love this book. As I am getting ready this morning and making breakfast, I was worrying about my youngest son. I would welcome any encouragement and tips on how to parent him! :)

  51. 54

    Need this!

  52. 55
    Melanie D says:

    Sounds like a great one!!

  53. 56
    Kim Garcia says:

    Looks like a book worth reading!

  54. 57

    I need this since I have a two year old in my life!

  55. 58

    Would love to win this book!

  56. 59
    Danielle says:

    I would love this book! Can never have enough help raising my 2 year old little boy.

  57. 60

    Yes…I need to read this book.

  58. 61

    Sounds like a great book!

  59. 62

    Looks like a great book!

  60. 63
    Sarah m says:

    What a great message to parents!

  61. 64
    Kathryn says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book. Having four kiddos, I could sure use a resource to guide me through these waters! :)

  62. 65

    Sounds like a great book!

  63. 66
    Andrea Shirey says:

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book release! Thanks for the chance to win.

  64. 67
    KimberlyC says:

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing with us!

  65. 68

    This would be an awesome one to share with my little group of mama friends. We have coffee once a month and are always looking for encouraging reads on parenting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. 69

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Thank you!

  67. 70

    Would love to read this book!

  68. 71
    Stephanie says:

    We all can’t get enough of this message of grace. Thank you!

  69. 72

    This book has been on my mind lately.! My little one is almost 2yr.

  70. 73

    Heading over to her blog right now! Would love a copy.

  71. 74

    I’d love to read it!

  72. 75

    I would love this book.

  73. 76
    Kim Pintar says:

    I would love this book to give to my daughter who is a new mommy…

  74. 77
    Sarah F says:

    I would love to give this to my friend! We all need reminders of God’s grace, but especially mothers!

  75. 78

    Sounds like a great book that my family would benefit from!

  76. 79

    I would love to read this book! I don’t usually read parenting books either, but this one sounds right up my alley :)

  77. 80

    I have two sweet daughters just trying their best to raise and mold precious little souls and I know this book would be so helpful.

  78. 81
    Jennifer in Ohio says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  79. 82
    Kellie Damron says:

    I LOVE to read parenting / mother books, it helps my “mother anxiety”, for a little while, lol. It always comes back and then I’m always looking for the next book. This one sounds beautiful.

  80. 83
    Andrea R says:

    I need this book!!!

  81. 84

    Anything to assist in the parenting arena that has grace at its core sounds like an amazing book to me! Would love to read it!!!

  82. 85
    Marianne says:

    Perfectly imperfect! Grace is an amazing thing!

  83. 86

    sounds like a great book!

  84. 87

    I have a 4 month old baby girl who is being baptized this week and this would be a wonderful and timely read for her father and me!

  85. 88

    As a brand-new-mama I could use any and all wisdom on grace that I can get!

  86. 89
    Richele says:

    Best excerpt ever – How did these kids get stuck with me? – love it!

  87. 90
    jennifer says:

    Would love to have this book for my daughter, who is still rearing children

  88. 91

    That book sounds like just what I need to read!! Thanks!

  89. 92
    Valerie says:

    Would love to win! Icing on the cake: Jeanie was my sorority sister at Auburn and now she’s famous being featured by Big Mama ????!

  90. 93
    Mary Jo Oliver says:

    Sounds like a wonderful read!

  91. 94
    anotherlisa says:

    thanks for this opportunity, and for introducing us readers to new friends!

  92. 95
    Heather C says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  93. 96
    Catherine R. says:

    This sounds like it would be a wonderful read and a great message to learn to share with my four year old. I try to make sure he knows how loved by the Lord he is but I am not sure he totally gets it when it comes from me.

  94. 97

    Would be nice to win–the book sounds great!

  95. 98
    Katrina says:

    What a great topic of encouragement for parents!

  96. 99

    What a great giveaway!! I’m not a mama yet but I would LOVE to read this book. THANKS!!

  97. 100
    lindsey says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

  98. 101

    Would love to read this!

  99. 102

    I need this book!!!!!!

  100. 103
    Courtney says:

    Would love to read this to get ready for parenting the baby my husband and I are expecting in September!

  101. 104

    I would love to read this book.

  102. 105
    Jennifer says:

    Would love to read this book!

  103. 106

    Sounds like something this Momma of a 2 year old and 6 month old needs to read!

  104. 107
    Heather says:

    This would be great for my husband & I to read as we have a one year old son :-)

  105. 108
    Jennifer S says:

    I would love this for a young friend with a young child :)

  106. 109
    Erin Hartmann says:

    Sounds like a GREAT read! I so need this!

  107. 110

    I went to a Kari Jobe/Rend Collective concert with my 7 year old Saturday night and it hit me like a ton of bricks. While I know I am not ultimately responsible for my daughter’s salvation, I am responsible for leading her in the right direction. As I sobbed in front of her (she had no clue why!) I realized that parenting is hard in so many different ways.

    I would love this book. I’m almost finished with Antelope and have laughed my hiney off. In an airport for the most part. My SIL warned me that might happen!

  108. 111
    Kim Abernethy says:

    would love a copy of this book… loved your books Melanie… can’t wait for more!!

  109. 112

    This sounds like a must read.

  110. 113

    Sounds like a great book!!

  111. 114

    Looks like a great book!

  112. 115

    I LOVED reading Sparkling Green Earrings and hearing you share your heart last night at Oak Hills Mentoring Moms. I’m looking for more great books to read.

  113. 116
    Shalana says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  114. 117

    This sounds like just the book I need!

  115. 118

    With 4 kids and two if them being very STRONG…. I need all the help I can get!

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    Karen Hall says:

    Sounds like a book that I need to read as well as lots of my friends!

  117. 120

    Looks like a great book!

  118. 121
    Jennifer Hornsby says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  119. 122
    annette e says:

    Going to buy it on Amazon now! Would love to win and share with a friend!

  120. 123
    Debra Hannah says:

    I have a new granddaughter! Even if I don’t “win” I’m buying this book for her sweet mama!

  121. 124

    I would love to read this book! grace-filled parenting is always a good thing=)

  122. 125
    Nicole oehme says:

    That sounds like a great book!

  123. 126

    Would love to give this book to my children/grandchildren.

  124. 127

    After a difficult week, this book’s description speaks to me! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  125. 128

    Would love this book!

  126. 129

    Looks like a great read!

  127. 130

    new mom … need book

  128. 131
    Staci Brown says:

    I would love to read this book!

  129. 132
    Jewell Landreth says:

    As a mom of 3 boys, I would love to read this.

  130. 133
    Kathy P says:

    I feel like God placed me on her heart when she wrote this!

  131. 134

    Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing.
    Bp

  132. 135

    Yippeeeee! I would lovea a good book to make me feel ok about my momma skillzzz!

  133. 136

    would love to give this a read- sounds like something i need to hear :)

  134. 137
    Lori Boutelle says:

    Sounds like a wonderful & much needed book! So much pressure in parenting these days makes it hard to stay grounded in the gospel.

  135. 138

    Sounds like a book I would enjoy!

  136. 139

    This book sounds amazing! I’ve added it to my Amazon wishlist.

  137. 140
    Lindsey says:

    After the morning I had with my cranky toddler I NEED this book! :)

  138. 141
    Ginger Colovos says:

    I would love to read this book!

  139. 142
    Melissa R says:

    Definitely adding this to my must read books :) thank you for speaking to us at Mentoring Moms last night! You totally rocked it!!!

  140. 143
    Kate Cooley says:

    this book sounds like the exact thing I have been looking for!

  141. 144
    Ashley L says:

    Ahhhh….I’m potty training. Need I say more about how I need to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. 145

    Seems like this book has a message I need to hear right now… Off to check it out on amazon.

  143. 146

    I’m a new mom to a sweet 4 month old little boy, and while he is too young for me to apply the ideas of this book, I look forward to reading it as he gets older!

  144. 147

    I have been learning a lot about Grace this year and attempting to give it and receive it!

  145. 148
    Allison Haselton says:

    Looks like a great book!

  146. 149

    I really could use a book like this! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  147. 150

    This sounds like a book I need!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  148. 151

    Totally need this book!

  149. 152
    amy comesanas says:

    I have a 2, 8, and 11 year old and I have really been tested lately and worrying about this very subject. I will take all the help I can get. So far not one of your recommendations for fiction or nonfiction has let me down.

    Thanks!

  150. 153
    Marsha W. says:

    This book sounds great. I’d love to win a copy.

  151. 154
    Melissa says:

    sounds like a great book!

  152. 155

    Pretty sure I need this book!

  153. 156

    Sounds like a great read!

  154. 157
    Janette says:

    Ha! I have three wild boys and a little girl on the way – could definitely use this book!

  155. 158
    Michelle says:

    Wow! Makes me feel encouraged already:)

  156. 159

    (My kids and) I need this book!!!

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    mcjaime says:

    This sounds like a great book! It’s usually in the middle of my tirade that God reminds me I need to show my kids more grace.

  158. 161

    Can always use another parenting book that speaks truth.

  159. 162
    Shawnda D says:

    I’m not usually a big parenting book fan, but this sounds so interesting! Hope that I win!

  160. 163

    Sounds like a book for any parent–we all question being loved at times and it is a struggle to convey to our children just how much they are loved by God (and us).

  161. 164

    Oh I could definitely use this book right now!

  162. 165

    oh i would love to read that book! and, i totally know what you mean calling her a friend tho you’ve never met her…it’s the way so many of us feel about you! thanks for using your talents! i so enjoy your blog and your books!!!

  163. 166
    NADINE PETERSEN says:

    I would dearly love to be one of the chosen!! Thank you!!

  164. 167

    I love a good parenting book and this is a good time b/c routines are off this week and that stresses me out.

  165. 168
    Steph Linville says:

    Would enjoy this book!

  166. 169
    Shannon h says:

    I wonder if this is just the book I need, sounds awesome!

  167. 170
    Theresa says:

    Loved your speech last night at Oak Hills Church Mentoring Moms! I have a special needs 2 year old and a 3and a half month old. It was so wonderful to hear God speak through you. Just what I needed. Thank you!

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    Rachel H says:

    5 kids. I need lots of grace…for myself and my kids. :)

  169. 172
    Jessica says:

    Would love to read this book!

  170. 173

    I hope I win but if not I’ll be buying:)

  171. 174
    CarrieC says:

    What a great topic! Thanks for your generosity!

  172. 175
    Karen Gardner says:

    I’ll have my first kiddo in August, so this is rather timely!

  173. 176

    Oh I could so use this book!!

  174. 177
    Cory Neal says:

    Wow! That sounds like a book a mom if three needs :)

  175. 178
    Lisa Mottin says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  176. 179
    Stefanie says:

    The book description describes how I feel daily. I struggle with feeling like I’m not parenting my children correctly. I would love to read this book for encouragement and enlightenment.

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    Jennifer says:

    This will be added to the “must read” list–maybe even pushed to the top of the list!

  178. 181

    I want it and I need it!

  179. 182

    This mama needs to read that book.

  180. 183
    trish mcallister says:

    I can’t wait to read it!

  181. 184
    Katrina wagner says:

    I’d love to win a book!

  182. 185
    Andrea W. says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  183. 186
    LeighAnn says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! Hope C is feeling better.

  184. 187
    Brenda S. says:

    Sounds wonderful, can’t wait to read it!

  185. 188
    tammy cordery says:

    I would love to win this book. Thank you for this great giveaway.

  186. 189
    Bethany K. says:

    Looks wonderful! Adding it to my list of what to read

  187. 190
    Michelle Marquez says:

    Sounds like a beautiful read. Thanks for sharing!

  188. 191
    Meredith Hendricks says:

    Love the message! I don’t know why, but sometimes grace can be the hardest thigh to give to my kids!

  189. 192
    Shannon Callaghan says:

    This sounds like a great book!

  190. 193

    This sounds amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!
    Blessings!

  191. 194
    Mariposa says:

    I never read parenting books but lately feel like I am doing this thing all wrong. I would love to check this one out. Thanks

  192. 195

    Would love to read this! Thanks!

  193. 196
    Michele C says:

    What a beautiful book. I would love to check this out. Thanks for sharing!

  194. 197
    ReggieK says:

    Love the premise of this book…can’t wait to read!

  195. 198
    Angie Morrissette says:

    I would love a copy of this book!

  196. 199

    I would love this book!

  197. 200
    Eunice White says:

    Currently in the middle of the three yr old tantrums/whines along with 6yr and 4month olds….yes we all need more grace!!

  198. 201

    WOW! This book sounds amazing and I just finished a book so I’m on the hunt for a new one. As of mother of a 5 year old and an 8 year old (both boys), I’m always looking for ways to improve my parenting through God’s grace. This book sounds like it could definitely help in my journey of motherhood.

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    Myra Simmons says:

    Wow..finally a book we can relate too…ain’t nobody perfect! :) just human!

  200. 203

    Looks like a great book. Count me in!

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    Patricia says:

    Sounds like just what I need to read. Thank you!

  202. 205
    Kristina in GA says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Throwing my name in the hat…

  203. 206
    deanna franks says:

    Would love to read this book!

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    Southern Belle says:

    Would love to win this!

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    Would love a copy!

  206. 209
    Pat Reynolds says:

    I’m expecting my first grandchild and I would love to give this to my daughter as she becomes a new mother.

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    Terri Heise says:

    With 5 children this book would be a great blessing! Thank you for the opportunity to read it ????

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    Kelly Polk says:

    I love a good recommended book!

  209. 212

    Oh my goodness — just reading the title gets me choked up!

  210. 213

    Sounds like a GREAT book!

  211. 214
    Ginny Winfree says:

    I would love to read this book. Wish it had been written 37 years ago!

  212. 215

    uhm…this is extra timely!! are there cameras in my home? :) I need this!

  213. 216

    Thank you for this giveaway offering!

    This is a book I’d like to read and gift to the parents of my grandchildren!

  214. 217

    Sounds amazing!! Would love to read it!

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    mary emma says:

    woo hoo!

  216. 219

    Oh, I need this! Thanks for sharing!

  217. 220

    Grace, Grace, and more grace! This is definitely gods message to me lately! Would love to read more in this book!

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    Joanna M says:

    I’d love to read this!

  219. 222

    Sounds like it was written for me :) Thanks for sharing!

  220. 223

    A definite buy for me!

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    Leslie Fett says:

    It’s amazing how God puts things in your path that you need to hear and see. I was just thinking last night how hard I am on myself and my kids by trying to run the perfect home and family. I want my kids to all act like normal little adults at the ages of 3, 6, 9 and 13. I tell myself all the time to lighten up but it is so hard for my Type A personality. This book sounds like exactly what I need to read right now. Thank you for posting!

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    Mandy Eley says:

    I would really enjoy this book. Thank you!

  223. 226

    Sounds like a book that every mother needs to read. Not just for herself but for her kids as well.

  224. 227

    Just found out yesterday that I am going to be a grandma for the first time so would love to win this book to give to my daughter.

  225. 228
    Heidi Peasron says:

    Would love to win a copy. I have an 18 month old little boy, and I am soaking up everything I can.

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    priscilla says:

    I would love to read this book, especially if you are recommending it.

  227. 230

    As a first time parent entering into the toddler phase with lots of talk about obeying, I would love to read this book!

  228. 231
    Ashley W. says:

    I need this book, especially this week! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  229. 232
    nina ingham says:

    I would love to read this book! much needed in my life!

  230. 233
    Rachael B says:

    I need this book. Please!

  231. 234

    Really appreciate your recommendations Melanie and would love to pass this on (after I read it : ) to my daughter who is raising 3 boys!

  232. 235
    Stephanie says:

    This looks like an awesome read!

  233. 236

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. It looks like a great book!

  234. 237

    Looks like a great book!

  235. 238

    Love you blog! So inspiring. Thank you for the fun you bring to life!

  236. 239
    bamacurl says:

    This book seems timely, my two boys could not be more different. Parenting is not for sissys. We must stay strong and pray!!

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    Holly Krause says:

    Sounds like a great book! I would love to read it. Thanks!

  238. 241

    This looks like a book I should put at the top of my reading list!

  239. 242

    I’ll take some grace based advice on this parenting gig!

  240. 243

    I’d love to read this book! God bless. :)

  241. 244
    robin green says:

    I would LOVE to win one of these books! Thank you for the opportunity.

  242. 245

    I have twin 2 year old grandsons and I would love to give this book to my daughter so she could see that she doesn’t have to raise perfect kids….just kids who love God.

  243. 247

    That looks like a wonderful book! I would love to win it! Thank you!

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    Thanks for the giveaway, this sounds like a beautiful book. I would love to read it! Thanks for introducing me to this author. :)

  245. 249

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  246. 250

    this sounds like a gret book- thank you!!

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    Stephanie says:

    Sounds great!!!

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    Oh my, the description just went right to my heart. A message I desperately needed to hear today. Thank you!

  249. 253

    I don’t read many parenting books either, but I want this one!

  250. 254

    Looks like a parenting book I’d actually read!

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    Would love a copy of this book!

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    Would LOVE this book! I am now raising 2 boys on my own and would love the advice from the book!

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    Melanie Cazier says:

    My little Maren and her mama could sure learn a thing or two from this book. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Sounds like a great book. Would love to win it.

  255. 259

    My mini-me’s momma needs this! I need to drip and ooze God’s grace to my littles. Thanks for sharing…It’s on my list for the next book to read.

    Fashion and Parenting.. Is there nothing you can’t advise on?

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    would love to read this book!

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    Bethany c. says:

    Sounds like a great book with a wonderful message

  258. 262

    Sounds like a great book!

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    Cindee Gratias says:

    Looks like something we could all gain some wisdom from! :)

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    Angela B says:

    This sounds like a great book! Would love to read it :)

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    This book needs to be in my collection!

  262. 266

    As a mom who struggles personally with perfectionism and can already see some of those traits in my daughter, this sounds like a great resource and reminder! Would love to add it to my Mommy library!

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    This mama could use some grace!

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    mary kathryn says:

    I am struggling and need to read this book.

  265. 269

    Would love to have a copy!

  266. 270

    Sounds like just what I have been needing! And I’m hoping that no news is good news regarding your ticking tummy! ;)

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    I would LOVE to read this book! It is exactly what the Lord has been talking to me about. My son is 7 months old and He has been showing me how much I still believe that I have to be perfect and when I think I have to be perfect, I put those expectations on my husband, my children…Oh and I don’t want to do that. He’s working with me on it and this book sounds exactly like what He is trying to show me. =)

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    Melanie Y says:

    I would love to read this book!

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    I just finished reading the sample on my Kindle and put it on my wishlist! How fortuitous that you are running a giveaway!

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    Pick me! ;)

  271. 275

    I would love to read this book!

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    would love to read it!!

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    Off to add this to my Amazon Wish List, just in case I don’t win. ;-)

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    Stephanie says:

    As a new mom who is against parenting books, this one intrigues me!

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    Looks like a great book! Would love to read it!

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    LindsArt says:

    Pick me! I need to read this book :)

  277. 281

    I had my finger on the purchase button at Amazon for this book. Perhaps I’ll wait until tomorrow to see if I’ve won. If not, I’m ordering for sure!! Thanks!

  278. 282

    This book sounds great!

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    I wake up each morning thinking I can be a better parent and raise wonderful kids. Pick me! I always need to read/ improve!

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    I would love to win a copy. :-)

  281. 285

    This book looks great!!

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    I stopped reading parenting books about five years ago. But that’s about to change! If I don’t win this one, I’m for sure buying it! Much thanks, Melanie!!

  283. 287

    I would love to win this book. Thanks

  284. 288

    I would love to read this book! Thanks for letting us know about it!

  285. 289

    I could really use this book right now. Hope I win! :)

  286. 290

    Sounds like a great book!

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    Ginny Vietti says:

    I would love to read this!

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    Elizabeth says:

    The book sounds wonderful…I would enjoy reading it! =)

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    My boys are grown, but my sister is raising two great kids by herself. I would live to be able to share this with her.

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    Laurel T. says:

    I work at the Salvation Army in Tyler, TX. I would love to place this book in the library there. I think it would be a great book for the struggling moms who live there with their children.

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    Felicia says:

    ready to start the journey.

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    Donna H. says:

    Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the heads up and give away.

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    I would love to win a copy of this for my daughter. My 3 year old grandson is darling, but a bit of a challenge at this time. This book sounds like a real gem that would be a blessing to her weary soul. Thanks for the chance to win, Melanie!

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    Looks like a great book!

    PS – Hope the stomach flu skipped over the rest of you! :)

  295. 299

    This sounds like a great read! Oh to employ more grace….

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    jennifer says:

    sounds lovely. i would love a copy!

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    Jennifer S says:

    I added this to my wish list this morning. I am going to begin homeschooling next school year and there will be much grace required to get us through! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Rebecca says:

    Sounds like a book I could use! I’ve been enjoying your blog for a few months now. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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    Elizabeth says:

    This would be wonderful for me and my kids! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    I would love to read this book. Thank you!

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    Erin in CO says:

    This sounds like just what I am needing to hear these days. If I don’t win here, I’m going to buy it : ) Thanks!

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    I would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Amy Childs says:

    Would love to instill this in my kids

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    Denise Young says:

    Sounds like a great read! Thx for the giveaway!!

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    Kim Johnson says:

    Would love to read this book!

    Kim J

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    Emily c says:

    I need a good grace-drenching every day!

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    Thank you for this giveaway! This sounds like a wonderful book.

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    Michelle says:

    Thank you for introducing this book. Would love a chance to read it.

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    My daughter is expecting her second baby any time now!

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    Looking forward to reading it!

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    This is the second time today I’ve read about this book! I think I need it! (:

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    Suzanne says:

    This sounds like a book with a message that I could use right now in my life as a parent!

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    Lacey Brown says:

    What an awesome message. I don’t know a parent that couldn’t use a little more Grace.

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    Mary Meece says:

    Would love to get one for my daughter who, with her husband, is raising a 3 year old and praying for another. She is such a good mom and for more spiritual guidance in being a Christian mom is so important. Can’t we all use a little help?

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    I would love this book! Just reading the little blurb about it encouraged me greatly!

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    Mom of 13 and 10 year old girls…I could use some grace….

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    I am so thrilled that I have find your blog! As far as the book, it’s premise is everything I believe God wants us to know as parents. My kids are older but I came to these conclusions after many, many years! Wish I had the book when my kids were younger, but would love to review it for my readers.

  318. 322

    This books sounds so good. I’m looking forward to reading it

  319. 323

    Oh, I love this. As a new mommy, I can only imagine the need for grace will grow!

  320. 324

    I would LOVE this!

  321. 325

    I have 4 boys between 9 and 15…maybe I should start reading more parenting books and crush a few less candies ;) pick me pick me :)

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    Jill Liverett says:

    Sounds like a great book!

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    I need the reminder of this book. Especially in considering my parenting of my challenging child.

  324. 328

    Would love this!

  325. 329

    Sounds like a good book for this parent.

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    Laura T says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  327. 331

    Sounds fantastic!

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    Kristyn says:

    Sounds like a great read!

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    Alexis K. says:

    Sounds like a great book!

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    Tammy Roy says:

    Perfect timing! My sweet little grandson just asked me to teach him about grace!
    Ok he is only 2 years old but I’m pretty sure that’s what he was saying :-)

  331. 335
    Connie r says:

    I want this book. Please!

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    Jennifer says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  333. 337

    Book sounds awesome!

  334. 338

    Wow, sounds like an amazing book! I would love to win a copy!

  335. 339

    Sounds great!

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    Tracey H says:

    Oh you had me at trying to raise perfect kids.. What a struggle to let go of for me!! Would love to win a copy, thanks!!!

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    Megan gelband says:

    I would love a grace drenched book!

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    would love to read this book

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    I need it! Mine just turned 13!

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    Gina S. says:

    As a mom of three boys, I ofen wonder what I’m doing wrong. Always trying to figure out how to be a better parent. I guess performance doesn’t matter and I should focus more on what really does matter. I would love to win a copy

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    heather says:

    Well, if I don’t win a copy, I’m buying it for my Kindle! Thanks!

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    Sarah D. says:

    This sounds like a great book!

  343. 347

    Sounds like a great read!

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    Michele says:

    The description of this book made my whole body just relax, especially the reminder that it’s God grace, not my parenting performance that will change the hearts of my kids. Truly an a-ha moment. This book is going on my must read list!

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    Love free books!

  346. 350

    Sounds SO wonderful!! I can use all the help I can get! ;)

  347. 351

    Can’t wait to read this!

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    Jessica says:

    Sounds like a must read!

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    Thanks so much for recommending this book! It sounds like a message we all need to hear.

  350. 354

    Wow, this sounds like a great read.

  351. 355

    Looks like a good book for the parenting collection!

  352. 356

    This would be wonderful for my daughter.

  353. 357

    It sounds like an amazing book.

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    Colleen says:

    Sounds like an excellent read. Thanks for the giveaway—love your blog!

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    Sarah M says:

    What a great book to give to a dear friend.

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    I’d love to read it!

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    EmmaLee says:

    I probably don’t need this book(cough cough) on parenting… Raising four girls is a cakewalk?

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    Carla Heslop says:

    I’d love to read this book…and pass it on to friends.

  359. 363

    Yes please!!! Sounds like just what this family could use. Thanks for the giveaway!

  360. 364

    Just found your blog…really enjoying it. Love your story on how you came to be known as Big Mama!

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    CynthiaNWilliams says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  362. 366

    As a teacher and mom I can’t wait to read this book!

  363. 367

    I’d love to read it!

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    JennyBC says:

    what a gift to give your child! i would like to read this kind of parenting book

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    Jamie Gabriel says:

    Sounds like a great book!

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    Julie Spencer says:

    Sounds like a book I definitely need to read!

  367. 371
    Emily Baker says:

    I would love to get it and give it away as a Mother’s Day gift. Perfect timing!

  368. 372

    I would love to read this and to share with a friend!!

  369. 373

    Would love a chance to win! Looks like a wonderful read!

  370. 374

    I would love this book!!

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    Theresa B says:

    Awesome! Sounds like a great book!

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    Jennifer D. says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

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    I’d love to win this for my daughter.

  374. 378

    Sounds like a great book with a great message

  375. 379

    Oh, boy do I need this!

  376. 380

    I have 5 kiddos ages 3 to 18…always need to be reminded of Gods grace!

  377. 381

    Think I’d like a copy!

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    Holly salinas says:

    Pick me
    It sounds great!

  379. 383

    What a validating, encouraging book for new (or old!) parents!

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    Misty Cook says:

    Sounds like a great read! :)

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    amanda andrews says:

    Sounds nice.
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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    Shannon Fox says:

    Sounds like a great read. I thought I was doing pretty well at this whole parenting thing, and then the other day it occurred to me that my oldest is 12 (also a 6 and 8 yr old), and I only have SIX YEARS to turn him into contributing member of society!! And I can’t get him to even flush the toilet!!!!

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    Stephanie G says:

    Woo Hoo! Another giveaway, and another book to add to my reading list.

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    This sounds like a fantastic book! With a 3 year old son and another on the way (any day now!), I am always looking for biblical resources on not just how to discipline and parent but how to love and lead then as disciples. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

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    Audrey M. says:

    That sounds lovely!

  386. 390

    This book seems wonderful!!

  387. 391

    Sounds like a book every mother needs to read!

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    Sarah Rollinson says:

    What a refreshing idea– imperfect me & still hope for my parenting!! Bring it on — thanks, Melanie.

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    Whitney F. says:

    This sounds just like the type of book I’ve been looking for!

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    Jenny Featherston says:

    Melanie, I got the chance to hear you at Mentoring Moms @ Oak Hills and you were great! Thank you for being “real” and encouraging! :) This book sounds wonderful too!

  391. 395

    I NEED this book :)!

  392. 396

    I love a good parenting book!

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    melissa mcclain says:

    Would love to read this book!

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    Strawberryrose says:

    I would like to read this book. It sounds wonderful.

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    Summer is always the best time to read a parenting book! I’d love to win.

  396. 400

    Would be great to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Amie P. says:

    Dealing with a 16yo right now so I’d say this book is REALLY needed!

  398. 402

    I’ve read great things about this book. Hoping to read it!

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    Book sounds wonderful!

  400. 404

    This book sounds like a great read!

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    Katie Ault says:

    Sounds like it is a great book to write.

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    Katie Ault says:

    Read I mean! :)

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    I like books. I have multiple children. And I could use an extra measure of grace in my life right now. Sounds like a good fit.

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    Robyn Beall says:

    I never pretend to be the parent that has it all together because I never do!

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    Amy Brown says:

    Sounds exactly what I need to hear right now!

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    Tiffany says:

    I want to raise wholehearted children!

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    Mikaila says:

    I need to read this book. I need some… help… with parenting my preteen lately.

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    This would be great for me. I have a 10 year old daughter too!

  409. 413

    would love to share your book with my daughter as she raises a 2 year old!

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    Lindsey Woolard says:

    Just in case I’m not too late! :-) Sounds like a great read!

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    I’ve been looking for a good parenting book to read and this one looks like it fits the bill!

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    Angie Miller says:

    Sounds like a great book!

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    Would love to read this…

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    Michelle J says:

    I need a lot of grace right now with my parenting!

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    Wendy Colmus says:

    This book would be great for my husband and me to read.

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