Send a Friend Sailing on a Cruise Retreat!

Do you know a woman who inspires others with her courage, conviction, and faith in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges? Or is this special someone in need of a fresh start or time of renewal? Maybe the woman you have in mind is one who answers every call to volunteer, never fails to respond to the needs of family and friends, and does it all with a gracious smile and willing heart.  

On February 2, 2015, the Abingdon Women team will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale aboard the Celebrity Constellation for a five-night cruise, and our authors would like to sponsor a deserving woman to join us. This life-affirming experience will be filled with study, worship, friendship and fun, and will include:

  • A veranda cabin (for two)
  • Domestic airfare (for one) to and from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • A spa treatment aboard ship in the Celebrity Aqua Spa

How to Nominate:  Between March 10 and May 5, submit your nomination of 300 words or less to with the subject line "Cruise Nomination." In your message, describe your friend and the reasons you think she most deserves a special time of retreat:

  • Why does my friend deserve this special getaway?
  • What might this kind of trip do for her?
  • How has she been an example to me and my spiritual life?

Be sure to include your own name, address, email, and phone number as well as contact information for your nominee.  

Criteria for Selection: We know that nominees will include women from across the country who deserve to be blessed with a retreat. Selection will be based on each woman’s story, the benefit the trip could provide, and the impact she has on the lives of others. We acknowledge that in many ways this is a subjective and emotional process. The judges for the contest will include a panel of Abingdon Women authors and Abingdon Women senior editor.

The winner will be notified on Friday, May 9 2014.

Additional Rules: Nominees must be over 18 and live within the United States.  Employees of Abingdon Press cannot nominate or be nominated for the award.  If the nominee selected isn’t able to travel, the first runner up will be invited to travel.

The first 25 nominees will receive a copy of This I Know for Sure by Babbie Mason and Broken and Blessed by Jessica LaGrone. 

Visit on Monday, May 12, 2014 for a list of all winners.

Click here for additional cruise details!

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