Mom Seeks God Kindle HDX Giveaway and “Moms’ May Day” Facebook Party!

Mom Seeks God

By Julia Roller

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The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them—even in the chaos of her every day.
Purchase a copy and find out more about Julia at: http://www.juliaroller.com
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Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include Mom Seeks God(Abingdon Press), A Year with God (with Richard J. Foster), A Year with Aslan, and 25 Books Every Christian Should Read. Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children’s Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.

Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller offers a highly relatable story and useful advice to help new moms grow in their faith as they address life changes with grace, patience, and prayer. As readers discover ten essential faith practices, they’ll learn that motherhood itself is a spiritual discipline and can be God’s most effective technique for forming a more Christ-like life.

My Review

I am so glad that I was chosen to review this book.  I know now that the Lord wanted me to read this at this time. I was searching for time to be with the Lord and searching for a better way to teach my children about God and his love. One of my fondest memories was of  my mom reading her bible sitting on the couch.  So I wanted my children to have the same memories of me and if they remembered one thing  about me I wanted it to be that I loved Jesus and had a personal relationship with him. One in which I spent time in the Word and Prayed and they saw me doing these things.  But it seems that life always somehow gets in the way at times from allowing me personal time with the Lord.  And surely I needed to practice Grace even in times of  chaos !  If you seem to find no time to be personal with the Lord, this is the book for you. Julia shares with you how to make those things real and happen in your life. You will learn how to make God a habit. How to let others into your life. You will read about real submission and God’s will. How to build a firm foundation through study of the Word. How to turn off everything and How to get with God and receive his gifts !  I hope you will take time to get a copy of this book and let it sink deep into your heart and mind. Let it transform your day and your life !

~Linda~

Julia is celebrating the book’s release with a fun giveaway and connecting with moms during a live Facebook author chat.

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX
  • Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 1st. Winner will be announced at “Moms’ May Day” Facebook Party on May 1st. Connect with Julia for an encouraging discussion on spiritual discipline and finding joy in the middle of motherhood. Win prizes, connect with other moms, and be inspired.

 
So grab your copy of Mom Seeks God and join Julia on the evening of May 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via Facebook or Twitter and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!


I WON !!!! Thank you Lord ! for blessing me.

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The winner of the Kindle Fire is number 149…

LINDA MARIE FINN!

 For liking Stacy Monson on Facebook!

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Yes once in a while I join giveaways !  I had been praying for the Lord to bless us with money for another kindle fire , the children and I enjoy reading on the one I had  won last year from a contest that Author Julie Lessman and Becky Wade had.  I hardly thought I was going to win her giveaway with over 600 entries on rafflecopter.  but I did, I had 43 entries and I won !

And last year I also won a kindle paperwhite from Helping Hands Press in their Road Rally Blog Hop ! ( I gave this recently to my Daughter in Love who had just gave birth to my new Grandson, I wanted her to have a way to read books and not have to use the library to get them. I wanted to bless her)

Whats my point in a writing this ?

It has nothing to do with luck.

The bible says that ” He makes it to rain on the evil and the good “.

I thank the Lord each time I win, because I know that It comes from the Lord God !

The other thing you need to remember is this: ” If you don’t enter, You can’t win “

It doesn’t matter how many entries there are , a machine in most cases is going to pick the winning entry. So that one entry you didn’t do, well that may be the one you would have won with.

What you need to enter giveaways ( in most cases)

Your Name

Your Email address

A Facebook Acct.

A Twitter Acct.

A Pinterest Acct.

A Google + Acct.

An Instagram Acct.

In my experience these are the top sites that the Person holding the giveaway uses to give you entries.

My Tips for entering Giveaways !

1. Always go back and do your entries daily( Sometimes I forget)

2. Make sure you read the directions thoroughly.

3. Remember this is for fun !

4. Don’t get bent out of shape if you don’t win !

5. Enter Often on as many giveaways s you can for things you would like to win…

6.If it is something you really need, pray about it and ask the Lord to bless you and your family with it.

7. Do not enter giveaways for things you don’t need, just for the sake of entering !!!

8. Praise the Lord and give Him the Glory when you do Win !

I can’t tell you how many times he has blessed me with something that I could use to better our lives. And remember this ok. The BEST way to support your favorite Authors, Publishers or favorite manufacturers is to Join their giveaways and  Share, Tweet, Pin there stuff !!!!

My Favorite Places to join giveaways:

Goodreads First Reads Giveaways

Facebook

My Favorite Authors~ Frequent their Websites and Blogs

My Favorite Publishers ~ Like and watch them on FB and their Websites and Blogs

Other  Folks who Blog about those things I Love

Have Fun Today and Join a Giveaway !!!!

~ Linda ~


REVIEWERS WANTED: The Best Dinner I Never Ate by Lori Prentice

REVIEWERS WANTED: The Best Dinner I Never Ate by Lori Prentice

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The Best Dinner I Never Ate by Lori Prentice

The Best Dinner I Never Ate is a true story about our family’s experiences with housing needy families and individuals in our own home. Over the last three years we have had these people live with us temporarily, and for free, so they can have a place to stay while saving up money for their own housing. These experiences have been teaching our family about what is truly necessary in our lives, and what it looks like to show God’s love to others. It has also taught us how making time for loving strangers and going out of our comfort zone can leave a lasting impact on a life.

One particular homeless guest we recently housed encouraged us to publish our story. So far it has been inspiring many in our local community, but we believe in the power of the ripple effect. We believe this lesson can be far-reaching and spread Christ’s message of love and selflessness beyond our small town.

We are very far from a perfect family – each of us is a work in progress in our own way. Though we have many areas where we look to others for inspiration, this is one example of being willing to reach out to the vulnerable, the strangers, and the forgotten, even when it makes life harder on us. Help us share our message of love and hope.

The Proceeds from the sale of this book are going to Victim Services and to help the homeless.

Are you an Author, Influencer, Reviewer ? Do you have a Website or Blog you post to ?

                                Please get in touch with me about and upcoming Christian book releases.

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Up to 50 Reviewers/influencers

Wanted

To Read, Review and host a giveaway of the book on your website or blog.

If you are interested in participating in this  Please send me your Name, Email Address, Mailing Address and the address of your blog or website  in a private email to  faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com  or leave me your information here in a comment and I will get back to you. If approved you will receive a copy of the book to you for your reviewing and a book will be sent to the winner of your blog giveaway by the Author Lori Prentice. We are hoping to have all reviewers lined up by the end of March to do an April Blog Post

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I will have more books to review in the near future.

Thank You

Blessings

~ Linda ~


The God Puzzle by Valerie Ackermann

THE GOD PUZZLE BY VALERIE ACKERMANN

Too many kids are leaving the faith. Walking away from church. Sunday school isn’t enough to give them what they need. Kids need depth. Answers. Time to think things through. They need the pieces put together to point them to Christ Who is our greatest Treasure. There just isn’t time in Sunday school alone.

Parents are called to teach their children, but what if you are not a teacher? What if you don’t know enough? No more guilt, no more frustration over feeling inadequate. With Valerie’s Ackermann‘s resource, The God Puzzle, you will find real help and tools … to teach about a real God.

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The God Puzzle is a colorful, easy to use tool to help you communicate to your child the rich truths about God, His ways, His will and His love. The God Puzzle will help you address doctrinal themes of the Christian faith in a kid friendly way, present Bible lessons in an interactive way that will hold the child’s attention and deliver quality teaching with no preparation needed. 75% of children leave the church when they leave home. Something isn’t working. Sunday School isn’t doing it all. Kids need answers, good ones. And they need them from you, the parent. This book enables you to give them simple, clear answers.

What makes The God Puzzle unique?

– ready made discussion questions for parent to ask their child in each lesson

– can be done at any pace that works with your family…every night, once a week, 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there…it fits into realistic family life

– puts the pieces together for a child to understand God, the Bible, and the Christian faith

– in each lesson the responds to the truth so they understand their relationship to God is personal and life transforming

– any parent, whether they know nothing, or a lot about God can start teaching their child today with no prep

– deep theology put into language a child can understand

– deeply Biblical, each lesson points to Christ

– put in an order that starts with creation, and teaches the Bible as one story that all points to Christ

– child stays engaged by filling in blanks, crosswords, drawing, matching and using their Bibles as they learn

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Valerie’s website.

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{MORE ABOUT VALERIE ACKERMANN}

Valerie Ackermann has a BA in Theology and has been a full time Children’s Ministry Director at Parkwood Community Church in California for over 10 years. She is also a weekly Sunday school teacher, wife, and busy mom of two boys ages 9 and 11. She has hands-on experience as a children’s ministry professional, teaching and leading children of all ages. Growing up in a Christian family in the small town of Saskatchewan Canada, she has wonderful memories of knowing God from an early age. She has a passion for kids to know the deep truths of God. Find out more at LeadMeToGod.com.

Find out more about Valerie at  http://leadmetogod.com.

My Review:

~   After years of using different things to teach my children about God, finally there is something to grab their attention! Not for just an hour a week, but for 36 weeks of study about God. We are using this in our homeschool and so love it! The children love the way Theo and Christy are there throughout the study and the colors in the book keep their attention.  This study requires the children to use their bible and think through things about God, Themselves, Sin, God’s Plan and it covers all the topics you really want your children to know to grow in God and Faith. It shows them how to have a faith that is not dead, one that shows forth God’s love and how to let their light shine! I cannot think of a better way to spend 20.00 on your child.  It is a workbook to use and not just a book to read.  We are using it as a weekly study into God’s Word and His Character, as well as who we really are and how sin affects our lives.  I think the best thing we can do for our children is teach them who God is and what is plan is for our lives. This is a book that will bring blessings on Your Home, Your Child, and will let them know that God really cares!

~ I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review and have recieved no further compensation for doing so.