"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16

Thomas Nelson: Book Review Bloggers

Michael S. Hyatt, President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers had challenged Lindsey Nobles, Director of Corporate Communications, to create a Web site specifically designed for bloggers who are interested in reviewing their books.

If you are a blogger, this new site here has at least three benefits:

1. Free copies of their best books. They will send you a free copy of the book you are interested in reviewing. In addition, after you have requested a review copy, they will email you a PDF of the first two chapters so you can immediately get started. Meanwhile, they will drop a physical copy of the book in the mail.

2. Content resources for your blog. They will provide you with free resources to use in your review. These include things like cover art, video or audio clips (when available), external links to other related items, etc.

3. External links to your blog. They will provide a link back to the your actual review of the book. As you may know, external links are what drive up your blog’s ranking on Google. In general, the more links the better.

To get started, click here.