freebie friday: dropout book & cartoon

Welcome to today’s FREEBIE FRIDAY! Today I’m giving away a book and a cartoon print. The book is by former pastor Bill Huffhine, called “Confessions of a Christian Dropout”. It will be personally signed by Bill. Thanks Bill for not only writing this book, but for your generous offer.

And I’m giving away a free fine art print of this cartoon to accompany the book, simply because “dropout” seems to be a theme:

Here’s all you have to do to enter the contest:

  1. Join my free daily newsletter.
  2. Make a comment on this blog post!
I close the contest tonight at midnight Atlantic Time. Have fun!

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  1. David Waters says:

    I read a link you posted to Huffine's blog. I agreed with most of it.

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  2. Neal Taylor says:

    Hey David! Love to win - do you send to Australia?! LOL Blessings mate!

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  3. Ryan Jones says:

    Dave, I'm new to your blog, but I love your cartoons. You have a great grasp of the inherent comedy from hipocrasy, keep up the good work!!

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  4. Sugar says:

    Dropout from Church? What's that?
    I obviously left my church and didn't answer the calls from my pastor and other church members who perhaps wanted to know why and what I was doing after that. It's none of their business. Is it wicked not to care about their feelings? Could be. I have no regrets right now. Thank God now I'm free.

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  5. Mr. Talking Ruler says:

    Reminds me of a James Bond villain... are there sharks underneath? I am very thankful my pastor is not like that... In fact, now would probably be a good time to tell her that... Thanks for putting that in my head :)

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  6. Marci says:

    This looks like a great book. I would Love to win this one! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  7. cindy says:

    Would love the book. That's one of my favorite cartoons, too.

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  8. lol loved the cartoon! I am not trying to get a copy of the book however, already read it and loved it!! I would highly recommend it to any who are trying to win it, that if they don't, to go out and buy it. It will be money well spent!

    Check out my review of this great book and you'll find out why:

    http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2011/08/confessions-of-christian-dropout-book.html

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  9. Matt Oxley says:

    I'd be glad to have both or either.

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  10. Cutch McAtee says:

    I copy and re-post your stuff regularly on Facebook and share with my Bible study groups as well. We speak with the same voice. While I have recently been ordained by the United Church of Christ and pastor a small Disciples of Christ church in Bible-Belt West Virginia (for the princely sum of $25/week), I swim around the edges of the church: raising questions, exploring scripture from a critical perspective, and exposing the hypocrisy. While my ultra-spiritual friends pray for my return to their version of "The Truth" I escaped during seminary (amazing what an education does), I laugh and respond with: "Why would I want to go back into that bondage?" And yet I agree that it IS true ... the truth shall set you free! Keep telling the truth.

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  11. Brenda says:

    Dave,

    That is an awesome cartoon and the book looks great, too. I like the reminder that God is so much bigger and accessible outside of our church experiences. Or maybe "church" IS experiencing God and we have been misusing the term?
    Brenda in Chicago

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  12. Sally says:

    I would love to have the cartoon. Dropout that is me. The book seems just what I need to read right now. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. LeShea says:

    I fear we have lost the ability for discourse. Either we scream our opinions without listening to other's or we keep them to ourselves, not wanting to disagree. What happened to sharing, comparing, persuasion, and agreeing to disagree after listening to and understanding one another?

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  14. Ben Ramsdale says:

    Hey. Are we supposed to comment on this one for this book cos the link goes to the AsboJesus one...

    Anyways. I would love to win this book as I feel like a Christian Drop-Out. I have ceased attending Sunday Morning Church for similar reasons as the guy in your cartoon. I would love to read someone else's journey from Religion to God's real love.

    Hope you're well!
    Ben

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  15. Who doesn't love a giveaway, especially when it's such high quality stuff.

    BTW, the link for "Make a comment on this blog post!" goes to a different post.

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  16. Trey says:

    If I win, be sure to get it in the mail before Irene gets there ;-)

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  17. Michelle says:

    Love the book title, it rings so true.

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  18. Angie says:

    Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. It was VERY expensive!!!!

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  19. david says:

    welcome to the club.

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  20. Mark says:

    Pick me, Dave.

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  21. Been there and got the tee-shirt.

    By the way there's only Divine Love waiting for you below the pastor's trap door.

    You'll be whisked away into a freedom that you couldn't believed existed.

    Books looks good - maybe it'll head to Lincoln, England.

    Bit like my own literary effort 'The Prodigal Prophet'?????

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  22. Mickey Cooper says:

    I went to "Confessions" facebook page. Good reading and good opinions expressed on the wall.

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  23. Jonas Alteryd says:

    HEy Dave, You forgot the cat! gotta put the cat there!

    I´d love to win but I guess Sweden is too far away:-)

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  24. Ellen Haroutunian says:

    Another religious dropout who has found God. Cool! :)

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  25. Lisa Budd says:

    I have just recently found you, and I would love to read your book!

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  26. Brenda Crites says:

    Dave I think I would really enjoy this book. I have come along way in the last few months. I have come to understand things that I was always afraid to question and I have found it is alright to question. To bad I had to wait till I was almost 60 to realize that.

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  27. Eve says:

    Just found you on FB! Love the artwork!! Would love 2 read this book!!

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  28. Jason H says:

    you know.. That trent singer you passed on is awesome.
    you have great taste and Im sure that this book cant miss as well.

    keep it real Dave

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  29. Robyn says:

    Dave, Love the cartoon. Lived it once upon a time. Book sounds great.
    So glad you do these.

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  30. Love the cartoon and love the giveaway. So generous!
    Blessings!

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  31. Anne says:

    Great cartoon, David! Thanks for offering these Freebie Fridays. Even if I never win, being introduced to other authors, artists and enjoying your toons is greatly appreciated!

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  32. Justin B. says:

    Cool stuff! *throws hat in ring*

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  33. I already receive your newsletter and I would love to be in the drawing. The cartoon today is SPOT ON. If you don't "conform" you are dropped/kicked/booted out.

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  34. OK. But I'm going to leave a link to a recent blog post working through my own struggle with this...

    http://wp.me/pUIAc-b9

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  35. Crystal ( the original ) says:

    Looks like an interesting book. I'd love to win something worthwhile. Not some crappy thing I don't want.

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  36. Brad says:

    Looks like a great book!

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  37. Cassandra says:

    Hi there! This book looks really fascinating. And as always, your commentary is very relevant, David. I love sharing your stuff with my friends. :)

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  38. Cindy says:

    Have you read this book David? The title is intriguing.

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  39. Melanie says:

    Gosh, I love your cartoons!! Getting ready to be pounded by Hurricane Irene....would love to win!

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  40. Ricardo Flores says:

    IF I dont win I hope he gets the book on Kindle

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  41. you know I want it!

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  42. p.s. had to cancel vacations because of Irene - so this would be a consolation...

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  43. Debra says:

    Me... me!
    I want my signed copy!

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  44. frank says:

    I am so glad that I found your website. I like your comics and your views.

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  45. tc says:

    even if i don't 'win' the freebie-friday draw, i'll continue to pop by and see what's happening in your world.

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  46. nakedpastor says:

    Hi Brenda!
    You're the winner! Thanks for entering the contest. I just need your mailing address so we can send you the signed book and the cartoon print!
    congrats!
    david

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  47. Sue says:

    Entering the competition again! Already subscribed to your email.

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  48. David Pace says:

    PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!!!

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  49. Joshua says:

    This is me, commenting...

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  50. Joel Conrad says:

    No! Pick me.

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  51. Anne says:

    I look forward each week to Frreebie Friday. Even if I never win, the recommendations for books and blogs are priceless! Thanks for continuing to connect us with other freedom seekers, David!

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  52. David, This cartoon is funny! It should be hanging on the wall behind every head dude's desk. Ok...but when it is true it is kind of sad. That too is kind of funny....oh, I am caught in a circle! I will quit commenting except that both books mentioned sound intriguing.

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  53. nakedpastor says:

    thanks jane!

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  54. David Springer says:

    I look forward to the freebie friday giveaway!

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  55. David, You're very very welcome!

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  56. Narelle Friar says:

    Has been lovely having you be part of my journey from exile to inclusiveness!!

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  57. Jim says:

    Drop out...right into the arms of Jesus.
    Love you work!

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  58. Johnfom says:

    Just commenting here for the freebie Friday of Rahab's cord. I don't know what it is about that one it just draws my eye whenever it's on the page.

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  59. Any freebies ever make it across the Atlantic David?

    We've a major economic downturn over here!

    Love Rahab - sorry better put it another way - nice art work David!

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  60. Lynette Hendricks says:

    I like the story of Rahab too - another reminder that God uses all of us.

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  61. yvette assem says:

    Aww, Rahab! She embodied what women during very patriarchal times in the Hebrew bible had to do for survival. Its as if she said you raped me and I turned it into making a living. My shedding of innocent blood still did not take away the shame nor did it disgrace me...for you kept coming back. Your definition of me did not take away my being, my spirit or cause me to loose my righteous mind!

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  62. LoveGracePeace says:

    It seems there is a lack of, to use your words, "Courageous. Outspoken. Compassionate. Fierce. Definitely a fighter. Rahab." Christians. What happened to the committed, spirit-filled children of God? Did they all become Republicans?

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