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ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Baggage Handler
Author: David Rawlings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Magical Realism / Christian Allegory Fiction
Release Date: March 5, 2019
In a similar vein to The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying?
When three people take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, their lives change forever.
A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job.
A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her sister’s house before her niece’s wedding.
And a young artist pursuing his father’s dream so he can keep his own alive.
When David, Gillian, and Michael each take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, the airline directs them to retrieve their bags at a mysterious facility in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the enigmatic Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed, and carrying it with them is slowing them down in ways they can’t imagine. And they must deal with it before they can leave.
In this modern-day parable about the burdens that weigh us down, David Rawlings issues an inspiring invitation to lighten the load.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father of three who loves humor and a clever turn of phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.
PACK YOUR BAGS
I’m getting ready to go on a trip and have been thinking about what I need make sure I bring with me. Curious to know what my friends would say I posted this question.
What is one thing you must take with you on any trip?
Here are the answers:
Ipad / Kindle * Audio Books * Money * Phone numbers List * ID/Passport * Credit card * Cross * Medicine * Bible * Duct tape * Pillow * Change for tolls * Music * Journal * Ear plugs * Emergency Medical kit * Paper map
It’s those extra things we think about taking in case of an emergency, or to keep us occupied as we travel. We dont want to be caught unprepared. We want to have things to do. We intentionally decide what we want to take with us. What wasn’t on the list were things like clothes and tolietries. It’s assumed we will pack them so we don’t think as much about them as we did to the list above.
Just like clothes and tolietries are a given, we also bring along with us baggage from day to day life. The novel The Baggage Handler takes a deeper look at what things we are carrying with us that we may not even know we have.
We’re collecting all the Baggage Passport Stamps to get rid of! Collect them all and enter the giveaway below. Each stop will have a unique stamp. Just enter the word(s) you’ll find on each stamp for more chances to win!
(1) winner will win:
- a hardcover copy of The Baggage Handler,
- a book tote from the publisher, Thomas Nelson
- and a $15 Amazon Gift Card!
Be sure to check out each stop on this tour for more chances to win. Giveaway begins at midnight April 1, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 8, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid. For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.
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