Thursday, October 30, 2014

GIVEAWAY & My review of "A Lifelong Love" by Gary Thomas


The very first book my wife and I read in our marriage was Gary Thomas' "Sacred Marriage", and it totally blessed us. So when I saw he has another book for couples, I knew I had to read it! 

So check out my review and enter my giveaway for your own copy

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A Lifelong Love: What If Marriage Is about More Than Just Staying Together?


about the book....


Gary Thomas believes couples often settle for too little when it comes to marriage. We fail to understand how deeply God cares about our spouse. We diminish our need to not only understand what biblical love really is, but also to become a people who excel at it. We let ourselves drift apart instead of making the daily choices to grow closer together.

Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch up, or just a new purpose, A Lifelong Love promises to set your relationship on an entirely new dimension. You will never look at worship or your spouse in the same way again. You will understand how living for that day will so radically transform the decisions you make this day. And Gary will guide you through the power shifts and seasonal mine fields that blow up so many marriages so that you can grow in your love instead of in your disappointment.

Thirty years of study and two decades of working with couples has led Gary Thomas to his most significant book yet on the relationship between husband and wife. Find out for yourself what all the fuss is about—and why A Lifelong Love is sure to challenge the way the church talks about marriage.






my review....


There is not a doubt in my mind that your marriage will truly be blessed as you read through "A Lifelong Love". Whether you work through the book as a couple, or simply read through it on your own, you will be challenged to see your spouse as God sees them, and together to truly listen to God speak to you about your husband or wife. You will learn to trust the Holy Spirit, a "powerful force, lifting us above selfishness and small-mindedness and weak love to embrace the glorious strength of God loving through us". The book is well-written and easy to read, and each chapter includes a section entitled "Building a Lifelong Love", with questions that you can work through on your own or with your spouse. The book breathes with scripture and with godly truth, and I often felt challenged to examine my own heart and how I treat my wife, knowing that God wants to call me to deeper relationship with him, and as a result bless my wife! One of my favourite aspects of this book is that Thomas has included example after example of real life stories of spouses who have struggled with a certain aspect of their relationship, and who have come to a place of healing in their marriages. These stories will offer readers hope that their own marriages can be blessed in every way, whether emotionally or sexually or spiritually.

In an age where far too many couples find themselves drifting apart and choosing to end their marriage, I encourage you to pick up a copy of Gary Thomas' latest book. You will be glad you did. 4 out of 5 stars.


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


 about the author....



Gary Thomas is writer-in-residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, a frequent guest on Focus on the Family and FamilyLife Today radio, and a popular speaker. His award-winning books, including The Sacred Search, have been translated into over a dozen languages and together have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Thomas and his wife have been married thirty years and have three children.






AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

And the winner of the Veggietales DVD is...


Congrats to Melanie, who won the copy of the "Beauty and the Beet" DVD! Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.

Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway for the latest release from Gary Thomas...  that giveaway will be posted in the next day or two.

Blessings!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

THE PROMISE Kindle HDX Giveaway from @BethWiseman!


Soon, I will be posting my review of Beth Wiseman's latest novel. But in the meantime be sure to enter her giveaway for a Kindle HDX :)

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In a daring new novel, Beth Wiseman jumps way outside the box. The Promise will take readers far away from Amish country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by actual events, this is the book Beth has been working toward for a long time.

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Curious? Click here to read the reviews, and be sure to enter Beth's Kindle HDX giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Promise by Beth Wiseman
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced November 10th here.
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