To celebrate National Marriage Week, the ebook version of my book "You Can Have a Happy Family: Steps to Enjoying Your Marriage and Children" will be FREE on Amazon. This giveaway will run from Monday (2/11) - Thursday (2/14).
"You Can Have A Happy Family, is an emergency rescue manual for ANY relationship, no matter how far down your situation has sunk." ~ Pastor Chuck Balsamo, Author of Make Me A Legend
I don't have time to reread books in my busy life, but I am in the process of reading her book - again. ~CandidKerry
I loved reading Amanda Beth's book. It's a blessing and I plan on reading it again. ~LuvMyKindle
This powerful faith-based book is a must read for every family. It grabbed me on the first page and didn't let go till I had turned the last page. I wish this book were required reading for every couple about to be married. As the back cover says, GOD CAN...a thought to carry with you every day. ~Author Jo Huddleston
I want to thank everyone who entered my book promo giveaway. Thank you for helping promote my book to help restore families. Because of you I was able to donate copies of my book to SRL Ministries in Switzerland for their conference in January. Thank you very much for your support! Families will be blessed thanks to you!Now for the winner of this great gift package of books and gift cards: And the winner is....Rose BlackardCongratulations, Rose! I will be contacting you shortly. If you would like to order any of the books in the giveaway, follow these links:Make Your Life Worth Living - Serge Roux-Levrat
How to Enjoy An Abundant Health - Serge Roux-LevratRoaring Lions, Cracking Rocks, and Other Gems from Proverbs - Warren BaldwinThe Father's Love - Dave Moore
If you would like to order my book, it's still on sale until January 1st. It's only $8.94 for paperback and $2.99 for kindle. After January 1st it will be $14.99 for paperback and $5.99 for kindle.
Thank you again for supporting marriages!
I pray you all have a very blessed New Year in Christ!
Christmas Book Giveaway Winners Are...
Deborah McCarragher's book: Mission Possible – Spiritual Covering
Winner of paperback: Mary Pacheco
Winner of Ebook: Dennis Krall
Misty Gatlin's book: The Real You: Daily Readings for Daughters of the King
Winner: Deborah Bateman
Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, you can click on the titles to purchase these great inspirational books!**Please follow this link to read my NEW promo to help 100 marriages by the end of year.I'll be giving away 4 books, an AMC gift card, and a Starbucks gift card!
I was talking to a friend recently. She went to her pediatrician and asked for advice on raising her children. Her pediatrician looked at her in all seriousness and asked, "Do you want your kids not to be messed up? Do you want them to turn out good?"
"Of course," she replied. So he proceeded, "You and your husband act like you have the best relationship in front of your children, no matter what. After you put your kids to bed, then let it out. But don't let them see it."
Then he laughed and said, "Don't ask me how to have a good marriage, though, I'm divorced."
I love this man's honesty. Though I wouldn't recommend his advice on faking it, I do agree that a loving marriage will have a significant positive impact on our children.
So with the Lord's leading, my mission this Christmas is to help strengthen marriages through my book "You Can Have a Happy Family."
In "You Can Have a Happy Family," I don't show you how to FAKE a happy marriage. I show you how to HAVE a happy marriage.
From now until the end of the year, I put the cheapest price that my publisher will allow on both the Kindle and Paperback versions of my book. The book will go up to the price it is in stores ($14.99) on January 1, 2012. My GOAL is to sell 100 COPIES by the end of 2011 to give families the Biblical tools they need to HAVE the marriage God desires. I also plan to donate 10 copies to SRL Ministries in Switzerland to distribute at their upcoming conference in January.
This is where I need your help! You can help families thrive in the new year by sharing this post on your social and media networks, and/or buying copies of "You Can Have A Happy Family" to give as gifts for Christmas. You can also give the kindle version as a gift and email it to your family and friends. Leave a comment below that you are posting this promo on your social networks and I'll enter your name into a drawing for a chance to WIN a great gift package of books and gift cards!! You get TWO ENTRIES into the drawing if you BUY my book (you must let me know in your comment).Winner Package includes: Paperback signed copy of "How To Enjoy An Abundant Health" by Serge Roux-LevratHardcover signed copy of "Make Your Life Worth Living" by Serge Roux-Levrat Hardcover signed copy of "The Father's Love" by Dave Moore Paperback copy of "Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks" by Warren Baldwin $15 AMC movie Gift Card$15 Starbucks Gift Card *The winner will be announced on this blog on December 31st!
Paperback version (on the left) is only $8.94 (Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25).
Ebook version (on the right) is only $2.99.
You can also buy copies directly from me through the "Buy Now" tab below. The more books you buy, the lower the price is per book. S&H is already included in the price for U.S. residents. An additional charge will be added for all other countries.
Follow this link to see what readers are saying about "You Can Have a Happy Family." Please use the Twitter and Facebook tabs below to help spread the word. I need your help to make this 100 copy goal by December 31, 2011! Don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT to enter to WIN the GIFT PACKAGE.Thank you and God bless you for supporting godly marriages! "Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
Christmas Book Giveaways!!!
I am posting marriage and family book giveaways this week. You still have time to enter the last two giveaways. Follow these links to enter: 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference by Penny Zeller, and Mission Possible – Spiritual Covering (Believing for your husband's salvation) by Deborah McCarragher. All winners will be announced on Saturday, December 10th. Today's giveaway is for Misty Gatlin's devotional book: The Real You: Daily Readings for Daughters of the KingThis book is great for teenage girls, but I was blessed by it as well. I think we all need to be reminded often how beautiful we are in the eyes of the Lord. Misty did an excellent job comparing how God sees us as opposed to the world's view of beauty.
The Real You: Daily Readings for Daughters of the King
Captivating and eye opening, this short study equips the reader with confidence in who she is and who she was created to be. Young women today struggle with self-image in almost every area of life. Through real, relatable stories and scriptures to strengthen confidence, this 14-day study is great to do alone or in a small group setting.
Misty Gatlin is a Christian writer, teacher, youth leader, and public speaker. Her passion is to help young adults find confidence in their own identity in Christ. Misty is a member of Milestone Church in Keller, TX. She and her husband, Eric, have been married for 10 years and have two children. You can learn more about Misty, her books, her speaking, and read her blog at: www.mistygatlin.com You can also follow Misty at:
Facebook Misty Gatlin (Author)**To enter to win The Real You: Daily Readings for Daughters of the King leave a comment below and include your email address. For an ADDITIONAL ENTRY into the drawing, let me know that you "LIKE" Misty's Facebook page. The winner will be announced December 10th.
**This giveaway is only open to those who reside in the U.S.
Christmas Book Giveaways!!!
For the next week I will be posting marriage and family book giveaways! You still have time to enter the last giveaway 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Differenceby Penny Zeller. Follow this link to enter. All winners will be announced on Saturday, December 10th.
Today's giveaway is from author Deborah McCarragher. She is giving away a paperback AND an ebook copy of her inspiring book: Mission Possible – Spiritual Covering (Believing for your husband's salvation).This is a must have, not only if your spouse isn't saved, but also if they are saved and don't have the same desire to serve Christ as you do.I loved this quote from Deborah, "Divorce for me was NOT an option. I often said, 'I am getting a new husband with the same man - GOD has promised me that.'"
MISSION POSSIBLE – Spiritual Covering
(Alabaster Box Publishing)
This book is a powerful tool for any woman who is married to a man who does not share her passion for Jesus. Everyone has at least ONE friend who needs this book! In Mission Possible you will:
-- Discover how to believe with radical faith for your spouse’s salvation.
-- Learn the secret to “staying the course” while you wait for your promise.
-- Find out why many women don’t like to share their “secret sorrow”.
-- Overcome your own fears and doubts about your husband’s future with God.
-- Join other women in the knowledge that God has a perfect plan of unity for you and your spouse.
“ For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy… …For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband whether you will save your wife?”
1 Corinthians 7:14, 16
Author Deborah McCarragher had a desire to publish her first book, MISSION POSSIBLE – Spiritual Covering for years, but it literally “sat on a spiritual shelf” until God released her to have it printed in late 2007. It has since been revised and re-released in 2009. The book addresses the struggles and difficulty of a marriage when one spouse finds the Lord
first. Being unequally yoked after you are married presents a unique situation.
Deborah’s mission is to encourage women through scripture to believe in God’s Word to transform their husbands and by challenging women to minister to their spouses in a way that glorifies God. The author’s candid approach makes this book an easy read, and compels the reader to join her in her quest to reach her husband for Christ. Alabaster Box Publishing’s motto is: Books to stir your mind & stretch your Soul!Deborah began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal savior in 1989. She uses her spiritual gifts of encouragement and teaching in her home church. She also enjoys in-depth bible study in her personal time, and is a small business owner of over twenty years. Her love of the Holy scripture and bible study are evident in her poetry and literary works. She and her husband attend Hibernia Baptist Church in Green Cove Springs, and reside in Fleming Island, Florida.Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her books.You can follow Deborah at:
Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/Godmissionpossible**To enter to win MISSION POSSIBLE – Spiritual Covering leave a comment below and include your email address. For an additional entry into the drawing, follow ("LIKE") Deborah's Facebook page. Let me know that you're following Deborah's Facebook page in your comment. The first winner will receive the paperback copy (U.S residents only). The second winner will receive an ebook copy (open to all). All winners will be announced December 10th.
Come back on Wednesday (12/7) to enter to win Misty Gatlin's bookThe Real You: Daily Readings for Daughters of the King. Great devotional to give your teenage daughters for Christmas!
Christmas Book Giveaways!!!
For the next week I will be posting marriage and family book giveaways! All winners will be announced on Saturday, December 10th.
Today's giveaway is from multi-published author, Penny Zeller. She is giving away a copy of her wonderful book: 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference. What better time than Christmas to teach our families to serve others!
77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference
(Beacon Hill Press)
Serving others - loving them the way we love ourselves - is the heartbeat of the Christian faith. As parents, we want to instill this virtue in our children, but simply telling our kids to love their neighbors isn't enough - they need to see and experience love in action.
Packed with 77 suggestions and activities designed to serve the different needs of people in your community, this fun and insightful book will help you cultivate love and compassion in your kids as you discover ways your family can make the world a better place by impacting the lives of others.
This practical and easy-to-use book includes:
Creative activities that can be adapted to fit your unique family
Service ideas for a variety of budgets
Bible verses to help children connect God's truth to their lives
Interactive discussion questions to help your family understand the importance of each activity and correlate it to God's Word.
Penny Zeller is the author of several books and numerous magazine articles. She is also the author of the blog "A Day in the Life of a Wife, Mom, and Author" www.pennyzeller.wordpress.com where she also provides weekly doses of humor, along with movie reviews from a Christian worldview, and interviews with some of her favorite author friends. Penny is an active volunteer in her community, devoting her time to assisting and nurturing women and children into a closer relationship with Christ. Her passion is to use the gift of the written word that God has given her to glorify Him and to benefit His kingdom. Penny is the author of 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference, Hollyhocks, and The Decision. Hailee is Penny’s latest book, which began with McKenzie and Kaydie in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Series. When she's not writing, Penny enjoys spending time with her family and camping, hiking, canoeing, and playing volleyball. Penny loves to hear from her readers at her website, www.pennyzeller.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennyzellerbooks**To enter to win 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference leave a comment below and include your email address. For an additional entry into the drawing, follow ("LIKE") Penny's Facebook page. Let me know that you're following Penny's Facebook page in your comment. The winner will be announced December 10th. **This giveaway is only open to those who reside in the U.S.
Come back on Sunday (12/4) to enter to win Deborah McCarragher's book Mission Possible - Believing for your husband's salvation.
Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual
gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.
—Proverbs 22:6, AMP
Training our children in the way they should go seems to be an overwhelming task. Yet I have learned it doesn’t have to be. I strongly believe that we train our children by how we live our lives. When we love God and follow Him daily, our children will benefit. Our lives have the greatest impact on our children. They follow what they see in us—the good and the bad.
We have to ask ourselves, do our children see us practicing what we preach? Are we the same at home as we are in front of those we want to impress? Do our children see us being kind, loving, and merciful to others in church, but act the opposite way at home? I believe this is the main reason many high school graduates fall away from the church. Parents are not being godly examples at home.
As I was once asking God to show me how I could help and bless others, I felt Him tell me to bless my children. Whenever I heard a preacher preach on being a blessing to others, and giving ourselves to serve others, and building others up, I didn’t relate it to my children. God showed me that the home is where it starts. Why would God want me to serve Him in ministry helping others when I was not ministering to my own family? One of the qualifications for ministry is to treat and manage our families well.
He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)
—1 Timothy 3:4-5
Paul was speaking about the overseer of a church. However, I believe it applies to anyone in Christ. God will not call us to step out in ministry without first teaching us how to treat and manage our families. Some Christians ignore this to step out and serve, but they hurt their families in the process.
When we are in ministry helping others, we feel good about ourselves. It’s humbling, however, when you are called to bless and serve your children. And I don’t mean in the literal sense. No one praises you for being a blessing to your children, because your children most likely won’t realize it until they are grown.
When asked if there was anything missing from childhood that people gave their children, one woman replied, “My parents were awesome! I want to be just like them!” That is what I want every one of my children to say when they are grown.
Many of those surveyed said they needed their parents to model a relationship with Christ. When we consistently live our lives for Christ, our children will likely follow. If they do end up rebellious and choose not to follow Christ, at least we have done what we could to show them the way. They will have that foundation to come back to when they find out the world’s way doesn’t work. They will see by our lives that Jesus is the only way.
If your children are grown and you haven’t allowed God to work in you, you can start right now. You can be a witness to them. They will see the changes God brings about in your life as you follow Jesus with an undivided heart. It is never too late for God to turn things around in your family. He is more than able. *This message was taken from my book You Can Have a Happy Family.
My blog (Sharing Truths), Proverbs and Wisdom, and Follow 4 Bible Study are joining together in the 31 Days of Prayer movement for the month of November. Will you join us this week by praying for children? Click on the tab below to grab a prayer button to add to your website.
THIS DRAWING HAS ENDED! WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED AT: http://www.sharingtruths.com/?p=317To celebrate my other blog's one year anniversary (sharingtruths.com), I and six other authors are giving away a total of seven books! Every day last week, I featured a different author and giveaway. You still have until 11 pm Eastern time on Sunday (10/30) to enter to win these inspiring books. I will be announcing the winner on Monday morning (10/31) at sharingtruths.com.
Click on the links below to enter each giveaway. Just comment on the blog of the book/books you want to enter to win.
Click here to go to Monday's giveaway: TWO for ONE winner – My book “You Can Have a Happy Family,” and Warren Baldwin’s book “Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks, and Other Gems from Proverbs” Click here to go to Tuesday's giveaway: Chuck Balsamo’s book “Make Me A Legend” Click here to go to Thursday's giveaway: Dr. Gary & Norma Smalley’s book “4 Days to a Forever Marriage” Click here to go to Friday's giveaway: Deborah Bateman’s book “The Book of Ruth – A Story of Love and Redemption” Click here to go to Saturday's giveaway: Dave Moore's book “The Father's Love”Spread the word! God bless!