9.12.2011

Sheltered Under God's Promises {Giveaway}

As I have recently shared snippets of the personal difficulties of my own days, many of you have contacted me sharing your own stories.  The fact that many of us have been experiencing hard things has been confirmed.

Reading the following book came at what seemed to be the "perfect time".  In fact, here is what the back cover says about this book:

"You know God's promises, but are they for you, are they for now, are they for this? If you look to your circumstances alone, it may seem that God has forgotten you. But He hasn't. He can't. And He wouldn't even if He could. God is the only promise maker who is always a promise keeper. And God's promises will never fail you!"



I appreciated how Sheila used the stories of Bible characters to demonstrate the truth she was addressing.  I also enjoyed the Bible study included in the book.  Although I did not go through this in a group setting, I still referred to and used those questions to deepen the questioning and pondering of my own heart.

The chapters focus on ten foundational promises of God that secure our lives during even the most difficult times.  Things such as God's peace (ch. 3), grace (ch. 6), hope (ch.7), and much more.  And the way Sheila ended it... oh my.

I did not find it to finish with a sense of "happily ever after" sentiment leaving me wondering how I can apply that to the true "nitty gritty" of the mess I sometimes seem to find myself in. 

Instead, she ended it with examining a question that has left my own heart challenged and encouraged even since the covers of this book have been closed.

She takes us to John the Baptist and explores this soul searching question with him... "Will you love and serve a God you do not always understand?" 

As you pick up this book, I would encourage you to grab a highlighter and pen or pencil.  I needed mine all through it!


What to Win:
Five randomly selected winners will each win ONE copy of "The Shelter of God's Promise" by Sheila Walsh.
 
How to Win:
Comment.  Yep.  Simple as that.
(Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you should you be selected as a winner.)

Extra Opportunities to Win:
Become a subscriber and/or follow on Facebook. (see right hand sidebar for options ).  Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment for each (or let me know that you already do).

Giveaway Ends:
This giveaway will end on Friday, Sept. 16.  The winners will be randomly selected and notified .  (You must be willing to let me provide the publisher with your address as they will be sending out the book to the winners.)

Unfortunately, this giveaway is U.S. and Canada eligible only.

10 comments:

  1. This book looks like it would be just what I need!

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  2. It looks like a great book! I recently read "I lay my Isaac down".....and it was good too.

    Hope things are smoothing out! :)

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  3. Anonymous6:44 PM

    That seems like a really good book to read during a trying time.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    monk5 at charter dot net

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  4. This book sounds excellent, and if it blessed you I know I would love it!

    And I am pretty sure you know how to contact me! :-)

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  5. This sounds really good and I can think of several people who would want to read it including myself. Thanks for the generous giveaway, Donnetta!

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  6. This looks like a fantastic read! I would la la LOVE to win and read this! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  7. Blog follower!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  8. I'm still walking through those struggles. Some days I think it's over, then WHAM...

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  9. And I read you in Google Reader when I have a chance to click over and focus...

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  10. AND.... I follow you on facebook.

    Can you tell I really need this book right now?!

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