Thanksgiving Giveaway #JesusDailyBook

Jesus Daily Cover

This Thanksgiving giveaway is for YOU – especially if you’re my social media friend!  Honestly, even if you don’t win the giveaway, you will be happy I brought this Facebook page to your attention!

Personally, I had not heard of the Jesus Daily Facebook page; after reading the cover, I HAD to check it out.  The cover claims the page has over 27 million fans on Facebook.  Really?  I had to confirm!  Here’s my proof – screen shot of the page taken a minute ago!

 Jesus Daily

Now, about the book!  JESUS DAILY:  365 INTERACTIVE DEVOTIONS

As I started to closely review the pages contained in the book, I noticed several details I loved.  For example, each month contains a special header.  The header is identified on a single page introducing the month – the page contains a beautiful photo and a Scripture reference (which I love – I really want to memorize more Scripture!).  The picture from the page is duplicated in the corner of each page contained in the month; serving as a reminder of the powerful Scripture.

Jesus Daily December

The actual Header page for the month of December

A couple of other small details I love:  The book has a bookmark ribbon!  I LOVE THOSE!  This added bonus saves much valuable time in locating the page to begin reading each day.

The photographs are beautiful and the colors are vivid!  I LOVE bright colors!

At the bottom of each page there is a tiny Daily Interaction section (if you’re like me, rather than do something for 1 because you feel it’s too insignificant, you do for none.  We MUST change our thinking – DO FOR ONE!  After all, we’re saved ONE AT A TIME!  And like the starfish on the beach, each ONE matters!).  The section is titled “Connect” and the message contains a practical way to share His message with others who need Him as much as we do!  For example, today’s Connect says this:  Message someone who needs to be reminded of God’s ability to carry them through their present trial.  Let them know you’re praying for them.  OMGOSH!  Have you ever been there?  Have you been at a place where you NEEDED to know someone could relate and had overcome?  I sure have.  As a matter of fact, reading that reminds me of a precious book a woman in my Sunday School class gave me many years ago.  Although she may have thought the gift to be insignificant, I can not express how much it meant to me!  I remember picking the book up daily, while crying, KNOWING in my heart she made it through the same trial!  Honestly, the book had nothing to do with what I was going through, it was the simple reminder she had been there too – and God helped her through.

Okay, okay – enough about me!  NOW, the important part!  The part you’ve been waiting for!  The giveaway!

Hatchette Book Group will send the winner of my contest a copy of Jesus Daily for your very own!  Not only that, a t-shirt too!!!!!

HOW TO WIN THE CONTEST!  It’s simple:  leave you name in the comments section (and you should probably leave your t-shirt size – if you ask my children, I ALWAYS buy clothes bigger than they need – I guess it’s the thrifty nature in me.  I want it to last for a long time – allowing room to grow!)!  If I have any entries by the end of Thanksgiving Day, I will select a winner tonight!  If not, I will select a winner on Saturday afternoon!

Good Luck!  And Happy Thanksgiving!  May you be EVER SO BLESSED TODAY and ALWAYS!

ONE FINAL TIDBIT!  If you don’t win my contest, don’t be dismayed!  This book is sold at several locations!  I will provide a couple of links below:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Daily-365-Interactive-Devotions-ebook/dp/B00I829RLK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417095767&sr=8-1&keywords=jesus+daily

Christianbook.com:  http://www.christianbook.com/jesus-daily-365-interactive-devotions/aaron-tabor/9781455577231/pd/577232?event=ESRCG

Move On by Vicki Courtney

I have been a huge fan of Vicki Courtney for many years; the reason I chose to review this book.  I have not only been a fan, but have followed her blog and taught teenagers from her Bible Studies for years.  As a matter of fact, I became a volunteer leader at a special teenage ministry event due to Vicki Courtney’s commitment to speak.

At the beginning of her book, Move On, Vicki references a personal experience she and her family encountered; an experience I remember as though it were yesterday.  I was so impressed with the way she and her family walked through this crisis with complete transparency, shining the light and love of Jesus, I was drawn even more to her teaching.

In this book, Vicki shares with honesty, issues we all need to face in order to “come clean” and move beyond the messes in life.  Once those issues are addressed, God is in a position to shower us with His mercy, enabling us to experience the grace and freedom God wants all His children to enjoy.

As with all of Vicki Courtney’s teachings, I highly recommend this book as a tool to assist you in growing your own faith and the faith of teenagers you influence in your every day actions.

Move on V Courtney

Note:  The publisher, Thomas Nelson, provided a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers.

Road Trip

Banner Road Trip

I have been reviewing books on my blog for many years.  I REALLY enjoy doing it! In the past few years, I have slowed my pace considerably – there are just not enough hours in a day!  Now when I select a book to review, there must be something about the book content, or the reputation of the author, that motivates me enough to devote my precious time to read the book.  Usually I select books with a Christian topic I want to learn more about; although sometimes a great Christian fiction book MUST be made time for (I’m amazed how many Christian fiction books contain factual historical details).

Evan Nehring Author Photo (Compressed)

Although I wasn’t familiar with the author of this book, the topic caught my eye!  The book is written for young adults, offering step by step tools to grow their faith, before they walk away and miss everything God has to offer them!

Being the Christian mother of three children, there is nothing I want more in life than to pass on my faith to my children (and grandchildren).  I want them to OWN their faith, not just hang on to the coattails of mine.  The author provides this summary of the book, which I would strongly encourage EVERY young adult (or young adult at heart) to apply to their life:

Road Trip is the story of your journey through the big decisions of young adulthood. Many grads choose to leave their faith behind like a childhood fairy tale, only to realize later they’ve missed out on becoming who they were created to be. Road Trip is the vision of your own unique pathway – the one you were born to love.

Road Trip (Cover Wrap)

This book will help you:

  • Deepen your faith with seven core values to guide you through the five big decisions of young adulthood.
  • Enhance your godly passion for dating, marriage, child-raising, and family life.
  • Strengthen your abilities to handle academics, worldview, and campus life.
  • Increase your career prospects with a road map to craftsmanship.
  • Expand your impact on your world!

Choose today to set out on a quarterlife cruise instead of a quarterlife crisis! Boost your courage and confidence as you head out on your next great adventure! ‌

Visit the author’s blog at:  http://www.evannehring.com/