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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Giveaway: His Grace is Sufficient . . . Decaf if NOT!

PhotobucketCan it really be that, as we navigate the high-wire act of our busy lives, God's grace forms a quiet safety net beneath us?

Readers, I just received a thrilling FedEx delivery today--my author copies of His Grace is Sufficient . . . Decaf is NOT, the fun, touching devotional I wrote with good writer friends, Sandie Bricker, Loree Lough, and Cynthia Ruchti. I want to share it with you all. But since I didn't get enough copies for all of you, I'm going to send a signed copy to three of you and hope the rest of you look for the book in your favorite bookstore, Wal-Mart, or online book site (I've inserted some online buttons below).

About the devotional:

There is absolutely no substitute for God's grace. It's irreplaceable! Can it really be that, as we navigate the high-wire act of our busy lives, God's grace forms a quiet safety net beneath us? When we don't have the ability or even the drive to accomplish God's will for our lives, His grace is there. Or when we've chosen the wrong path, His grace is a heartbeat away to dust us off and show us the way home. In 100 upbeat and thought-provoking devotions, the authors help us to find truth in the middle of our crazy lives. Instead of putting our hope in good works, careers, the perfect family, or a double shot of espresso, they remind us to rely on God's supply of grace that never runs dry.

About the authors:

PhotobucketSandra D. Bricker was an entertainment publicist in Los Angels for more than fifteen years before becoming a best-selling, award0-winning author of laugh-out-loud fiction from the Tampa Florida, area. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she gears times and effort toward raising awareness and funds for diagnostics and a cure. Her favorite coffee is creme brûlée with a shot of sugar-free vanilla cream. Visit Sandie at www.SandraDBricker.com

PhotobucketLoree Lough is a reader favorite with 81 published books (3 million+ in circulation), consistently earning glowing 4- and 5-star reviews. She splits her time between her Baltimore home and a family cabin in the Alleghenies, where coffee enables her to correctly identify "critter tracks." Loree adores a good frappuccino with extra caramel and whipped cream. Visit her at www.LoreeLough.com

PhotobucketCynthia Ruchti writes and produces the drama/devotional radio broadcast "The Heartbeat of the Home." She is editor of the ministry's Backyard Friends magazine; the author of a novel and novella recognized with nominations for Reviewers' Choice, Retailers' Choice, and Readers' Choice awards; and speaks to women's groups and writers' events. Cynthis likes a good Milky Way latte with whipped cream. Visit her at www.CynthiaRuchti.com

And if you're reading this, you're already at my site and probably know plenty about me. Except my coffee preference: extra strong with heavy cream. Yum.

Now, if you'd like to be considered for this special drawing (only for commenters--subscribers won't be given an automatic entry in this one), answer these two questions in the comments section, below:

What is one way God has shown you His grace this year? And how do you like your coffee? (Non-coffee drinkers are eligible, too!)

362195: His Grace is Sufficient...But Decaf is Not

I'll draw three winners on Monday, October 31.

Be sure to check out my interviews with Camy Tang and Elizabeth Goddard, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of her book.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.


Robin Bayne said...

This book has got to be great, considering who wrote it! God has shown me grace this year in many ways, in things He has done for my stepson and for my dh's health. And I couldn't get through any of it without cream filled coffee, especially "Chocolate Glazed Donut" flavored brew!

lifeinreviewblog said...

Oh, I would love this devotional! God has shown His grace in some really big ways with my oldest son this past year. There were some difficult times early on but now he seems to have finally settled down become a young man. And I know that only God could have gotten us through it!

And, I drink my coffee strong and black. I buy bags of beans from Starbucks and take home and fix in my wonderful Cuisinart Grind N Brew that I love!

Michelle V

Lucie said...

God is so good! He shows me grace all of the time so its hard to pick just one time!

I would say that I've had ALOT of changes happening in my life lately; one of my adult daughter's moved out of the house in August, I quite my job 2 weeks ago, and another daughter is moving out of the house the first of November!

I am seeing God's grace in my life in many ways. First of all I took a step of faith quiting my job and within a week my husband was offered more work! I've had new opportunites in ministry at my church, and my husband & I have just been asked to take photos at possibly 2 weddings in the next few months!

Sometimes we have to take a step of faith out onto the "highway" of life so that we are making ourselves vulnerable to being helped in the first place!

Thank you for allowing me to share, I would love your new devotional! I enjoy Caffe' Americano with lots of cream and no sugar the best!

lucieluvsca at yahoo dot com

Trish Perry said...

Lucie, you're so right about having to step out in faith. I've seen so much of His grace over the last four years for having to lean on Him like that.

It's too late in the day for me to have more coffee, but now I'm rethinking having asked that coffee question. I'm very easily suggestible . . .

Patsy said...

I like my coffee with sweenter and creamer. I just bought some spiced pumpkin creamer. Mmmmm.

Oh goodness, how has God shown me His grace this year? I can't really think of only one thing. Honestly His grace helps me through each day. I keep my 15 month old grandbaby while parents work every day. Whew! Some days I don't know I make it. They work sometimes until 9 or 10 at night and I'm not a night person. This doesn't help my migraines and fibromyalgia. I just take it a day at the time and God is always faithful.

Would love to read this book. Sounds really good.


pattie said...

God has shown me his grace by providing a new, safer home for me and my Mom as well as our 2 little furbabies, our doggies to live. I like my coffee (and lots of it!) with cream and sugar! =)

wfnren said...

These questions are easy, my husband and 2 of my granddaughters have had a lot of health problems and God has helped me to get through all of them. If I didn't have him to talk to, thank for the many blessings he's given me and he's been there to help me through a very tough year. God is the one person I can ALWAYS count on.

As for coffee, don't drink the stuff, lol, water is the best drink you can offer me.


Judy said...

Oh this devotional sounds great! How is one way God has shown his Grace to me? First of all I don't deserve His Grace at all. Right now we are dealing with the loss of my husband's job and the fact he can not draw unemployment. I don't work outside the home..I help care for my Mom who has dementia. So it was natural to panic and wonder how will we live without medical insurance. God has calmed my weary soul and has shown me that his Grace is sufficient for me. I believe that with my whole heart!

I don't drink regular coffee but I do like the International coffees. My favorite is French Vanilla.

Judy B

apple blossom said...

I love the title of this devotional and with these author I just know there is lots of humor sprinkled in would love to win this book thanks for the chance.
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Berg said...

What is one way God has shown you His grace this year?
renewing/deepening estranged relationships!
blstef1 at mts dot net
And how do you like your coffee? (Non-coffee drinkers are eligible, too!) ooo in the pot where i can enjoy the aroma! [b/c i get ill if i drink it!!]

would definitely luv this book =) thanks for the offer generosity!

Merry said...

God graciously helped our family as we celebrated two wedding this summer, only six weeks apart! Change always brings some stress even if it is something wonderful. I'm so glad God is always there for us.

I love the devotional title, it sounds wonderful. I am a cappuccino lover and it's always the best when I am seated in my favorite coffee cafe!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Trish Perry said...

Berg, your comment about how you like your coffee made me laugh.

I love reading about these different grace experiences.

gahome2mom said...

I am glad to see more Christian novelist books at Walmart. Thanks.

gahome2mom/gmail/ com

Nancye said...

My family and I have had a very tough year and withough the grace of God we never would have made it through and we are continuing to make it. He has shown us grace in countless ways. Too many to list!

No coffee for me! Hot chocolate or soda (preferably Sprite or 7-Up for me! :)

Thanks for the chance to win this book!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

kalea_kane said...

Looks wonderful! God has shown me His grace this year in many ways. One is by showing me where I am weak. This may sound small, but I was (yes was) a grumpy sarcastic driver. Driving would ruin significant parts of my day because I became a gripy little grump. God revealed this to me, and gently would bring it to mind when my irritation would rear its ugly head. It took about six months, but now I spend my morning travel time thanking God for all He has done for me, and definitely have a far more blessed day.

I like my coffee 2 and 2.


squiresj said...

One way God showed me his grace this year was when I was told I had vaginal cancer. I had been struggling through enough without that news. Praise God though he healed me within two weeks of the time I was told.
I love my coffee regular black most times but also love flavored coffees as a treat.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Lane Hill House said...

God has shown me His special grace this year by arranging 5 months earlier that we would spend three glorious days with our son over Memorial Day weekend. He died the following Friday of a heart attack. Our youngest daughter was in her first triathlon, where he lived, and we took a picture of her and her brother ... at the finish line. A special time for all of us that God orchestrated for us to be together. I am not a coffee drinker. I like chai tea latte best!

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Kristie said...

First, I dislike coffee. Love the smell hate the taste. I like hot chocolate and am itching to try the blueberry cocoa I bought in Alaska. God shows his grace by being there even when I have doubts and question my faith and religion. Not the same thing by the way. He never leaves. Sometimes I turn my back and plug my ears though. La la la.... I'm not listening. *LOL* kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.



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