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When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette + Giveaway


It’s always an amazing experience to find yourself so wrapped up in a book or a movie that you just can’t put it down or stop watching it. When it is a book or a movie about Jesus or God’s people sharing their testimony or who God truly is, then the plot just gets even more exciting to me and I can’t help but want to read or watch more. Today I have the blessing of sharing with you about a very special book written by Max Davis. Max is the author of 20 books and after reading his newest one, “When Jesus Was A Green-Eyed Brunette: Loving People Like God Does“, I’ll be looking forward to reading all the others too!

Just a few paragraphs into the book and you are hooked! This incredible collection of stories shared by Max is capable of delivering more insight into how life should be lived, shared, and enjoyed than most any other book out there. Filled with the gifts from the Holy Spirit to express his testimony and unique moments of his walk with Christ, Max Davis has been able to craft stories that leap off the pages and into your heart and mind. You just can’t put this book down!

Buy this book and READ this whole book to it’s end.  I can’t say it any other way. You will not regret it. Now, after you complete those two tasks… I want you to give the book away to someone else who needs to read it. I’m sure you will be able to think of tons of friends or family you wish could read this book: When Jesus Was A Green-Eyed Brunette.

Get a deeper grasp of who Christ is in your own life and how he wants you to live a life that tells HIS story within you. Be the one who stops people in their tracks to get to know what it is about you that is different from the rest. Let them SEE JESUS in the person that you are each and every day. Learn from the stories in this book by Max Davis just how easy it is to live for God and be genuine through and through.

About the Book:
When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette weaves heartwarming and miraculous stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people, revealing that He knows us and is fully present in our everyday circumstances, especially in our difficulties. Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Best-selling author Max Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, when he found Him living in a green-eyed brunette. As Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!”
List price: $15.99
208 pgs.

About the Author:
Max Davis is the author of over 20 published books and has been featured in USA Today and Publishers Weekly and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in Journalism and Biblical Studies and is a much sought-after speaker for churches and organizations worldwide. He and his wife, Alanna, live on 50 beautiful acres in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana.
Product URL: http://worthypublishing.com/books/When-Jesus-Was-a-Green-Eyed-Brunette/

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Enjoy the internal blessings you will receive when you read this book. Please share with me in the comments below after you get the chance to read it and let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear!


Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the book “When Jesus Was A Green-Eyed Brunette.”

Where: Open to the USA only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Date: Giveaway starts 12/19 and ends on Dec 25 at midnight EST.

To Enter: Please leave a comment below sharing what books you’ve read lately and what you liked about them, or tell me what types of books you enjoy reading the most and why.

“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. Only one entrant  per mailing address, per  giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

“Wise Guys” by Kent Evans, Teaches Men Wisdom

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“Wise Guys” by Kent Evans, Teaches Men Wisdom

Trying to bring some positive encouragement and uplifting messages to the men in our life right now. Here’s a great book called, “Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom From The Men Around You” by author Kent Evans with Rob Suggs. Forward by best selling author: Kyle Idleman.

Proverbs 4:7 NLT says, “Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do”.  This book is full of inspired thoughts and ideas to help the men in our lives glean the guidance and wise counsel they need from the godly men around them. This would make a wonderful gift to a dad, grad, grandfather, boyfriend, husband, uncle, friends, and lay leaders at your church. Find a way to offer this awesome book to every guy you know! You’ll be giving them a blessing!

I just love seeing amazing books like this for Christians to grow in their walk and build godly friendships. Wise Guys helps men grow through learning from each other. Pick up your copy today!

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 a copy of the book for review. . I received  a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel are of value or interest to my readers.


Christian Books, Music & Movies Sale!


Great Deals on Christian Books, Music & Movies!

Please help me reach my goals this year! Alright gang, here’s the deal I’m offering – I hope you’ll find it has great value for both of us.  I really need to save up to buy podcasting equipment and I thought this might be a great way to clean house and help you HELP ME by offering you the chance to buy some wonderful Christian books to read, music to worship to, or family friendly and Christian movies to watch! ALL items are either brand new that I purchased at the local Christian bookstore as gifts, won as prizes in giveaways, or some were gently used one time (LIKE NEW to NEW CONDITION) when I received them to use for a review. I will be listing often throughout the week, so please check back for new additions to the list.

Feel free to email me at love2encourageyou@icloud.com with the items you wish to purchase along with your Paypal email and I’ll send you an invoice through Paypal to make the purchase and help support Love2EncourageYou blog. I am more than happy to combine shipping as I know the cost of shipping can add up quickly, so just email me for a quote on shipping to your zip code before your final purchase and I’ll give you the estimated total. If you just wish to make a small donation to Love2EncourageYou to help go towards equipment for the future Encouragement Podcast I’ll be starting, feel free to send to my Paypal email at: faith flower@gmail.com

Thanks for your continued patronage and support. Each of you has helped make this blog what it is, and I appreciate your faithful readership! Many blessings to you and your family in 2016. Let’s have fun this year together and continue encouraging one another!

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Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Christian or Family Friendly Books, Music & Movies to Purchase

Here’s a list of titles for movies, music and books. Not all titles are Christian. Some are just kids or family friendly items. Email me or comment below on this post if you want to reserve an item or ask for pictures or more details on a particular item. Thanks! *All prices are listed without shipping. Please email for shipping quote. Most items will ship for between $5-$12 shipping in US lower 48 via Parcel Post. I recommend buying multiple books/movies and saving money with combined shipping costs.

  1. Susie’s Hope DVD (gently used one time)$4
  2. When the Game Stands Tall DVD (gently used one time)$4
  3. Mercy Rule DVD (gently used one time) $4
  4. Old Fashioned DVD (gently used one time) $4
  5. Joey and Rory Country Classics – A Tapestry of our Musical Heritage (Gaither Gospel Series) gently used one time. DVD $4
  6. Veggie Tales Super Comics Vol. 2 /softcover book (Like New – used for a review) Retails $12.99 (SALE: $6)
  7. Becoming Myself – Embracing God’s Dream of You by Stasi Eldredge / softcover book (NEW) Retails $22.99 (SALE: $6)
  8. Every Bitter Thing is Sweet – Tasting the Goodness of God in all Things by Sara Hagerty / hardcover book with dust jacket + bonus 2 bookmarks that match the book tucked inside the front cover. (NEW) Retail $16.99 (SALE: $6)
  9. Growing Up Social – Raising Relational Kids In a Screen-Driven World by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane / softcover book (NEW) Retail $15.99 (SALE: $6)
  10. The Biggest Story – How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden by Kevin DeYoung / hardcover book with dust jacket (LIKE NEW – used once for a review) Retail $17.99 (SALE: $6)
  11. The Hardest Peace – Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard by Kara Tippetts / softcover book (NEW) Retails $15.99 (SALE: $6)
  12. Overrated by Eugene Cho / softcover book (NEW) Retails $15.99 (SALE: $6)
  13. Killing Lions by John & Sam Eldredge / hardcover book (NEW) Retails for $19.99 (SALE: $6)
  14. The Wisdom of Faith by Bobby Bowden / hardcover book (NEW) Retail $24.99 (SALE: $6)
  15. Magnetic – Becoming the Girl He Wants by Lynn Cowell / softcover book Retails $13.99 (SALE: $6)
  16. The Story by Max Lucado / softcover book

Other New or Like New items for sale including music CDS:

  • The Calling by Cathryn Clinton /softcover novel ISBN#978-0-7636-3373-8 Retail $5.99 (SALE: $2.50)
  • SIGNED COPY! The Power of Your Story – 40 Short and Real Life Stories Filled With Lessons by Alberto Sardinas /softcover book This book is from a giveaway I won! I actually met him in person at a blogger conference in Disney. This is a brand new book and is signed by Alberto Sardinas along with the message, “Best Wishes!” on the front inside page! (SALE: $8)
  • Kim Collingsworth – Magestic CD (Christian music CD) Brand new and sealed! (SALE: $5)
  • NF – Mansion CD (NEW & SEALED) $5
  • About A Mile – About A Mile CD (NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Matt Maher – All The People Said Amen CD(NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Crystal Aikin – All I Need CD(NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Jonathan Thulin – Science Fiction CD (NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Jars of Clay – A collection of 20 Songs chosen by fans performed by Jars of Clay at Gray Matters Studio in Celebration of 20 Years of Friendship & Music CD (NEW & SEALED 2 Disc Set!) $7
  • Robin Mark – East of the River CD (NEW & SEALED) $3
  • Deitrick Haddon – The Best of Deitrick Haddon CD(Like New – used once for a review) $4
  • Gaither Gospel Series: Goodman Revival – Songs in the Key of Happy CD (Like New – used once for a review) $4

6 New Love Inspired Books are Inspirational and Heartwarming #Giveaway


They’re here! Get ready to enjoy the May 2015 titles for the Love Inspired Book Series! Every month you’ll find six new heartwarming and inspirational books available for your reading pleasure!

These make amazing gifts! Great faith-based reading for all your favorite people in your life. They’re just the right size too – easy to hold, small enough to stick inside your purse or bag, and very light weight.

Love Inspired books offer wholesome, faith-based entertainment for women that nourishes the soul as it affirms the values of devotion, hope and love. Books are available online and in-store.

Love Inspired readers believe hearts can heal. Love Inspired stories show that faith, forgiveness and hope have the power to lift spirits and change lives — always.

I had the honor of receiving this group of six great faith-based books and wanted to share about two in particular. First, I am married to a school teacher, so naturally I wanted to read the book titled, “Winning the Teacher’s Heart” by Jean C. Gordon. Even though the lead in the book is not that kind of teacher,  this storyline is very fast-paced and enjoyable with a full plot and lots of romantic moments. I like the mentions of faith-based moments that draw you in and help you like the characters even more.

Single mom Becca Norton is surprised to discover her high school crush Jared Donnelly is back in town. The motocross champion hasn’t been home in years, but the former bad boy is as gorgeous as she remembers. And his kindness towards her kids melts her heart. But when she learns his true purpose in town is to build a motocross school on land near her home, she has to put on the brakes. Her children’s welfare is her priority, and her former in-laws have made it clear they don’t approve of Jared or his plans. Soon Becca may have to choose between her heart … and her home.

The second book I wanted to share with you is called, “The Doctor’s Second Chance” by Missy Tippens. This one will really give you a giggle. It is laced with humor on all different levels and brought a smile through every chapter. Completely romantic and it builds throughout the book, but even right at the beginning they seem to get you so wrapped up with these two that you are screaming for the leads to get together. You won’t want to miss this one!

Jake West’s troubled cousin leaves him with a most unusual parting gift — her newborn baby girl! And now the small-town contractor is forced to seek help from the very woman he resents — the new big-city pediatrician who practically stole his uncle’s practice, Violet Crenshaw. Violet knows she shouldn’t be consorting with the enemy. But she can’t resist the adorable baby and her handsome new caretaker. Violet traded her chance at motherhood for her career years ago. But raising a family with Jake could be everything she’s ever wanted.

I’m always impressed by the Love Inspired Series and it’s ability to share stories that are an interesting read for a wide range of ages from teens to silver-haired ladies. My mom loves this series, I love this series, my sister loves this series and even my friend’s 14 year old daughter. Pick up these May 2015 books today and enjoy some fantastic reading! You can purchase them HERE.

Giveaway Time!


Prize: One winner will receive a set of 6 books from the Love Inspired Series!

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older.

Location: Open to the USA and Canada only. Void where prohibited.

Date: Ends on May 20 at midnight EST.


Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media site.

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.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Live Your Life for 1/2 The Price Review + Giveaway!


Here it is – straight from Family Christian Stores as Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Mary Hunt brings us this amazing new book titled: Live Your Life for 1/2 The Price! Don’t miss entering the awesome giveaway below for a $25 Family Christian Appreciation Certificate too!


I was SO EXCITED to be able to review this book for all of you! I have heard so many great things about author, Mary Hunt, and this new book is certainly living up to my expectations!  Written with easy to understand language, Mary gives endless recommendations on how to make good choices – including “using the power of no”. She also offers tons of suggestions on where to buy groceries, where and how to eat out if you feel the need, how to create a price list, and other great ideas to help living your life the fullest seem easy and affordable!

I love the way she has everything presented in well organized sequences offering tips for purchasing insurance policies, travel excursion ideas for less, and other helpful personal finance options that can really determine whether you make or break the budget. I feel this is a tool that many will use and refer to again and again. Excellent resource for families of all sizes that need to take control of their life and finances and find a way to make it work within their means and still have fun!

Pick up a copy of Live Your Life for 1/2 The Price at your local Family Christian store or purchase it online.



Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Family Christian Appreciation Certificate!

Location: Open to USA & Canada. Void where prohibited.

Age: Must be 18 years or older.

Date: Ends on 3/18 at midnight EST.


Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received an early release copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. However I only share items I feel will be of value or interest to my family and my readers. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.



Max Lucado’s Treasury of Bedtime Prayers Review & Giveaway


I have had so much fun reading through these delightful passages with my two younger ones. They love the gentle and beautiful illustrations, the rhyming style of a lot of the poems shared, and the Bible verse references for them to learn. I think it’s a very sweet and thoughtful collection of prayers and bedtime devotions for parents to read with their young children or in this case… you can see my daughter is reading it to her younger brother. So adorable. I love those precious moments.

My daughter is 8 and she adores this Max Lucado’s Treasury of Bedtime Prayers book! She has been carrying this book around with her in the car when we go on outings, over to friend’s homes, and even brought it to show her cousins at the time share when they came on vacation to visit in FL. I am impressed at how well this book captures the attention of my children and is filled with thoughtful and inspiring quotes and bits of Scripture … just enough to be effective and yet not too much for little minds and attention spans to handle.

It is my pleasure to recommend this wonderful book by Max Lucado. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed in any way with anything he writes and shares anyway. lol. You are sure to be pleased with this gorgeous book for young families to read together. You can pick it up at your local Family Christian Store or purchase it online. It’s on sale for a limited time right now so it’s a super time to make a purchase! Regular price is $19.99, but right now it’s only $13.99! I hope you get the chance to pick one up.


Prayer is the foundation of a believer’s life. This collection of prayers from Max and Denalyn Lucado offers parents a resource to teach little ones how to talk to God.This prayer collection includes classic prayers that have been updated for today’s young readers, introductory stories for each section, as well as twenty new prayers for little ones written by Max and Denalyn.Max and Denalyn open the book with an expanded introduction that instructs parents on teaching their children to pray. A helpful prayer builder taken from Max’s trade book Before Amen teaches kids that there are four different kinds of prayers: worship, trust, compassion, and gratitude. This collection of new and classic children’s prayers are divided into ten sections.

Children will find it easier to learn to pray with examples showing that prayer is a dialogue with God for all times. Beautiful art by Lisa Alderson complements the keepsake style of the book.

It’s never too early to lay a strong foundation for a child’s faith, and the Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers will help parents do just that.

Product Details:
Page Count: 160
Released: 01/2015



Prize: One winner will receive a $10 Family Christian Stores Appreciation Certificate

Location: Open to US & Canada. Void where prohibited.

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Date: Starts 2/28 and runs until midnight EST on 3/14.

Disclosure: I received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. I do not review items unless I feel they are a good fit for my family and my readers interests. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

Thanksgiving Deals and Black Friday Door Busters at Family Christian Stores!

Ready to grab some great deals on high quality Christian products? Check out some of the AMAZING SPECIALS available for the holiday at your local Family Christian Stores and online!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters Nov. 26 – 28I am just busting to go shopping with hubby and the kids this week with all these super sales and deals going on at Family Christian. We absolutely love our local store in Lakeland, FL and the management and staff there are TOP NOTCH! They have gone out of their way above and beyond the call of duty to assist customers like myself on many occasions while I was in the store. I appreciate their dedication to good customer service and it’s always a pleasant atmosphere to shop in. No matter which store you live closest to, or if you prefer to shop online this holiday season, I highly recommend taking advantage of all the awesome deals and sales happening at Family Christian!
 3 Days only, shop for Thanksgiving Doorbusters at Family Christian starting Wednesday November 26 to Black Friday, November 28!

These are absolutely the lowest prices of the year!

$5 bestselling books, $5 Hillsong Albums, $5 What’s in the Bible DVDs, 50% off Wall Art, 50% off Heaven is for Real, 50% off the Little People Nativity, 75% off deals, $3 DVDs, and much much more!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

Maybe you are shopping for someone on your Christmas list this weekend who would like some of these items? You can grab them at rock bottom prices and share the blessings with more people this holiday season.

50% off the movie Heaven is for Real (DVD $15.49; Blu-ray $19.99)

Now I’ve actually seen this movie and it was definitely worth watching! Lots of great points about standing firm in your beliefs.

Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

I have been blessed in the past to pick up some of the incredible masterpieces they sell at Family Christian. These brilliant works of art vary in style from fine art to crafty decor. They are wonderful to decorate your home and share your faith with all who enter. Drape your walls with encouragement this holiday season and tell the world that Jesus is the reason for the season. He is who drives our desire to live the way we do! Let your home be a testimony to that lifestyle.

$3.97 VeggieTales DVDs

Who doesn’t love Veggie Tales, right? These make super gifts for friends, family, neighbor’s kids, and great stocking stuffers for your children as well!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

There are some great Bible stories and important truths and lessons to be learned by watching the What’s In The Bible series on DVD. I recommend it to any family, homeschoolers, or church staff who may like to share it with their children’s program.

$5 & 50% off DVD Sale

Way too many DVD titles included on this sale to mention here, but just click on the link to check them out online, so you can complete your shopping list at these terrific prices!

There’s also 75% Off select DVD Boxed Sets! See below!


50% Off Select Duck Commander Books!


For your consideration: Proceeds from all sales generated the week of Nov. 22nd – Nov. 30th will go toward the fight against Human Trafficking. Family Christian Store’s goal is to raise $150,000 to help rescue those enslaved in human trafficking. (Visit FamilyChristian.com/challenge to learn more about the challenge).

So who’s on your list? Have fun shopping at this Family Christian Thanksgiving Doorbusters and Black Friday Sale and bring a big smile this year with gifts that encourage and bless the heart. 🙂

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou has affiliate links within this post. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Family Christian Stores.