Monday, February 27, 2012

Embraced By God Facebook Party

Embraced by God is a 21-day encounter that shares the unconditional love of God. "If you watch what the media says as to where we should find our identity--" says Babbie, "--money, beauty, power and technology--you'll just be confused about who you are and what your purpose is. As a culture we are trying to buy or sell what can only be administered to the soul by Jesus."

I really enjoyed this book.  It is like getting comfort from a great friend about the love of God for us, because of Jesus.  Because of Him God loves us as Him!  What an amazing thought.  This book is more in-depth than a regular devotional.  It is really more of a chapter to read with stories and scripture and wonderful loving truths from the Word, but in a daily format for continuing encouragement.  As I read it, I enjoyed it and was immediately thinking of someone in my life who could use a copy as soon as possible.  I think many will find hope from Ms. Mason, a spiritual mentor who has been walking with and serving the Lord for 50 years!

Celebrate with Babbie by entering her Nook Tablet Giveaway and coming to her "Embraced Facebook Party {3/6}!

One beloved winner will receive:
  • A Brand new Nook Tablet with Wi-Fi
  • Embraced by God by Babbie Mason
  • Babbie's Embraced by God Music CD
  • Babbie's Embraced by God Note cards
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/5/12. Winner will be announced at Babbie's "Embraced" Facebook Party on 3/6. Babbie will be hosting an evening of chat, music, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, Embraced by God music CDs and Note cards, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club.)

So grab your copy of Embraced by God and join Babbie and friends on the evening of March 6th for an evening of fun.

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on March 6th!

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 I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Captivating Heart by Dale Cramer

The Captivating Heart
by Dale Cramer

The Captivating Heart is a story about an Amish family that has moved to Mexico's Paradise Valley for religious freedom.  The times are very hard; there are bandits raiding, stealing, kidnapping and just terrorizing the country sides.  The Bender family was the first family to homestead in the valley, a few more families have moved down to establish the settlement.  Life is always hard work for an Amish family, it is even harder breaking new ground and doing it without the large support system and cooperation of other families.

I loved this book.  I didn't realize when I started reading it that it was the second in the series of The Daughters of Caleb Bender. I was just a page or two in when I realized that I was familiar with the names and the storyline.  I was excited then, I had read the first in the series and didn't know there was a second or that it was what I was reading.  These stories are full of drama and suspense, this one pulled me in like the last and I finished it in less than a 24 hour period!  I would definitally recommend The Captivating Heart, even if you have not read Paradise Valley but as far as I am concerned you might as well start at the first and fall in love with the family and then continue in The Captivating Heart.

You can read a sample chapter to see if it appeals to you.

I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.