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Mandisa: Out of the Dark – Review and Giveaway!

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There’s just something incredible about God’s people being inspired to share what He has laid upon their heart and done in their lives to give Him the glory. Mandisa has already become a wonderful inspiration to many with her previous hit songs that our Lord had here share with the world.  Now she shares her heart and tells us the story of how God has rescued her from some of the darkest parts of despair in her life. Encouraging us to look to Him for guidance and trusting Him to be there for us always. Watch a short video of Mandisa sharing this story behind her new album here.

Mandisa wrote her song “Overcomer” in 2013 to encourage her close friend Kisha, who was battling breast cancer. Mandisa really believed and prayed that God was going to heal her, but when Kisha went to be with Jesus in 2014, Mandisa’s foundation was shaken in a way she never expected. She fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the rest of the world. Mandisa believes if she had kept going down that road she was on, she would not be here today… but God stepped in and lifted her out of that pit by using her close friends to communicate their love for her and God’s love for her. This album is Mandisa’s way of letting her fans into her story – it’s called ‘Out Of The Dark’ because that is exactly where God lifted her out of!
You can watch her talk openly about this on Good Morning America last week here.

No matter where you are in your walk with the Lord, or where you see yourself going in life, we all have a need for encouragement. Everyone can use a lift and a bright spot to help them through their day. This new album from Mandisa titled “Out of the Dark” can be that tool to help pull your down attitude into one of encouragement and gratitude!  Get your hands on a copy today and find ways to bless it to others as well. They will thank you!

I particularly felt blessed by this collection of “musical weapons against the enemy’s schemes” as you feel how much Mandisa pours out her heart to God in the lyrics. Her desire is to show us how much God truly loves us and rescues his children. We are NEVER alone during our trials or tough circumstances – God is there through the midst of it, gently guiding us through.

I always love songs that include other artists as guest singers or cameos so it was a joy to see so many great artists popping in for some of these great songs on Mandisa’s album such as Toby Mac, Kirk Franklin, Jeremy Camp and Britt Nicole!

Mandisa has a fantastic song on this album called “Unfinished” that I really think you’ll enjoy listening to. Check out the Acoustic Video for it here.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Now I give a huge thanks to Mandisa, Capital Records, and Flyby Promotions for allowing me to share a great opportunity with all of you! Here’s YOUR chance to win this brand new just released Mandisa album in a giveaway!

To Enter: Simply share in a blog post comment below telling me what Mandisa songs you enjoy the most, OR share how much you’d really like to win and why.  Each comment counts as one entry. You may enter once per day until the end of the giveaway.

You must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to the USA lower 48 states (Continental US) only. Void where prohibited.

This giveaway starts on Thursday, May 25 and ends on Tuesday, May 30 at midnight, EST. Winners will have 24 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prize.

“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.”

Amy Grant: Tennessee Christmas CD + Giveaway

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It’s a great time to get together with family and friends and enjoy the holidays with one another! Why not pop in a new Christmas CD like the one we are reviewing today from Amy Grant! Her newest album “Tennessee Christmas” is a calm and relaxing collection just perfect to listen to by the fireplace on a cold, wintry day while sipping on some hot chocolate.

Amy is so warm and sincere in her messages here or there laced throughout the album as she shares little tidbits and thoughts as she remembers her father. It’s a heart-warming album that works well for those who prefer relaxation and ballad-style songs. Her voice is always so beautiful and the songs she included on this album offer nice memory-making melodies for the holidays.

  • Tennessee Christmas
  • To Be Together
  • Christmas For You And Me
  • Melancholy Christmas
  • December
  • White Christmas
  • Joy To The World
  • I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside (featuring Vince Gill)
  • Christmas Don’t Be Late
  • Still Can’t Sleep
  • Another Merry Christmas
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful

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I’m sure you can choose some of your top favorite songs from this great list of popular tunes for Christmas.

Buy-link: http://smarturl.it/TNChristmasAlbum?IQid=flyby
“To Be Together” Audio on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUpIwK5Bxn8

Connect with Amy Grant on social media! #TennesseeChristmas

Now it’s your chance to imagine yourself as the winner really getting to listen to them all! Enter our Giveaway below for a chance to WIN this awesome new Amy Grant album!

Giveaway Time!

Prize: One winner will receive a brand new CD of Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas!

Must live in the USA and must be 18 years or older to enter.

Ends on Dec 10 at midnight EST.

To Enter: Leave a comment sharing what your favorite Christmas song is! You may enter once per day for the remainder of the giveaway. Each comment is counted as one entry.

“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.

Super Fun and Convenient Bible Journaling Kit + Giveaway

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Wow! What an exciting week ahead! So many fun giveaways and reviews coming! I hope you are ready for another fantastic product to consider in your hunt for great gifts for family and friends or even for yourself!

Today’s highlight is on a beautiful and extremely useful Bible Journaling Kit from Ellie Claire! This is such an awesome addition to your personal devotion time or when taking a Bible class, seminar from a Christian speaker, or just during your weekly Bible Study lessons in Bible Study groups, Sunday School or Church services. I love it! I showed it to my mother and now she wants one too! These are just so cool!

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One of the real blessings of this kit is that it came with a page protector so you can use the journaling pen to take your notes and can not only prevent the pen from bleeding through to other pages, but you can use the guidelines to write straighter and keep things neat and tidy in your margins. I also love the tabs for various topics that you can add to a page right next to a favorite verse (as I did) or any other reason you might need to mark a specific page or section of the Bible.

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I give this Bible Journaling Kit a big thumbs up for convenience with its handy zipper pounch to hold everything in and the large variety of stickers and tabs they include along with a good selection of colored writing instruments.

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I hope you will get the chance to purchase one of these for yourself and get to experience how helpful it is. It would make a great gift for your mom, your sister, your prayer partner, your pastor’s wife, or anyone else you can think of that might be truly blessed by such a gift. I think they have tremendous value and will be used for months to come by the receiver.

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/BNBibleJournaling
Amazon: http://bit.ly/BibleJournaling
Books-A-Million: http://bit.ly/BAMBibleJournaling
Christian Book Distributors: http://bit.ly/CBDBibleJournaling

About the Product
Create a work of art on the pages of your favorite Bible. Draw, color, or journal your thoughts, dreams, and prayers. Highlight your favorite verses or the encouragements that speak to your heart with pencils, stickers, and tabs. Kit includes:
·         4 sheets of word stickers
·         4 sheets of alphabet stickers
·         24 tab stickers
·         8 colored pencil twists
·         1 journaling pen
·         1 pouch with adjustable strap to fit Bibles of all sizes
·         1 ruled page protector mat with tracing lines

AS A SPECIAL BONUS: Ellie Claire is offering a huge giveaway (separate from the one below for my readers) where you’ll have the chance to win one of 5 different Bible Journaling Kits! Visit this link to enter: http://bit.ly/BibleJournalingKitGiveaway  (The link also offers free downloads of several coloring pages for you to enjoy!)

Social Corner:
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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: One winner will receive a Bible Journaling Kit! $35 value!

Must be a resident of the USA. Must be 18 yrs or older to enter.

Ends at midnight EST on Dec 7.

How to Enter: Please leave a comment below sharing your favorite Scripture verse or verses. You may comment once per day during the giveaway. Each comment per day counts as one entry.

“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.”

Max Lucado’s Treasury of Bedtime Prayers Review & Giveaway

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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.

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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

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GIVEAWAY TIME

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.

Review and Giveaway of the Highly Anticipated Book: A.D. 30 by TED DEKKER


Ted Dekker, A.D. 30: PreBuy now at FamilyChristian.com

Special thanks to Family Christian Stores for the opportunity to review a pre-release copy of Ted Dekker’s new book: A.D. 30.

This is a really exciting moment for me – to be able to share with all of you this highly anticipated new book from Ted Dekker releasing on October 28! A student from the school my husband teaches at is a huge Ted Dekker fan. When she heard I was getting to review his newest book, she told my hubby how lucky I was. She can’t wait for the release! I’m happy to tell you that her enthusiasm will not be let down.

A.D. 30 is going to surprise you. The very heart of its character development and attention to detail in the story all draw you closer to the surprise guest that appears. I’m sure you can guess who it is just based on the title! A.D. 30 will make you embrace every moment of each page. Filled to the brim in Biblical facts and laced with emotional turmoil, courage and strength of heart  – A.D. 30 is going to capture your attention and not let go. You won’t want to put the book down!

A.D. 30 recreates a real impression of what life was like in Biblical times while helping you see it through the eyes of a woman. Keep in mind that this story is taking place during a time period when a women’s opinion was not valued, so the events that unfold are sometimes intense and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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“In A.D. 30, you’ll step back into the year of our Lord, and dive head first into a war that is raging between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father’s warriors–Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars.

From there, Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews. It would be a journey filled with great danger. If they can even survive the vast trek across the desert, they will enter into a brutal world run by kings and emperors.

On the way, Maviah crosses paths unexpectedly with another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people–and herself.”

Pages: 432
Release: 10/28/2014
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If you are a fan of Ted Dekker’s other novels, I’ve been told this book is on a totally different pace than his others, yet completely captures the essence of Ted Dekker’s compelling and entertaining writing style. You will not be disappointed.

Thought-Provoking, Amazing, Passionate, Emotional, Scripture-based, Moving, Entertaining, Courageous, Well-Developed, Intriguing, Applauded, Intense, Inspirational, … my list of words to describe this incredible new book coming out by Ted Dekker could go on and on. I encourage you to buy the book and read the message behind the chapters and see how many other positive, descriptive words you can come up with to share about Ted Dekker’s new novel: A.D. 30. It’s a must read!

AMAZING book? YES!

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Pre-Buy Special saves you $10 off! Order Today!

Visit our FAMILY CHRISTIAN SALES page to keep up with the latest sales going on throughout the Family Christian Store online and in stores.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

PRIZE: One winner will receive a copy of the Ted Dekker’s newest book: A.D. 30

LOCATION: Must be a resident of the USA

AGE: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

DATE: Starts 10/10/2014 and ends at midnight EST on 10/28/2014.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I was given a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from others. However, I only share items I feel are of value or interest to my family and my readers.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site.

Heart Warming Family Time – Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories Book Review and Giveaway


Always count your blessings at night when you get the chance to snuggle up with the kids before bedtime and read them a bedtime story. These are some of the most precious and memorable moments for both me and my children. We take choosing the books to read very seriously as I know that I have their full and undivided attention during this time. I was so excited when given the chance to review this amazing collection of children’s Bible stories from author Kelly Pulley in his new book just released titled, “Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories”.

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I was not disappointed when this review item arrived and we had the chance to use this precious gift of Bible stories in our evening routine at bedtime. My daughter swaddled the blanket over her head to look like Mary or one of the women in the Bible as we huddled close and I began reading the wonderful rhyming verse from this colorfully illustrated Treasury of Bible Stories. My youngest quickly grabbed the book from me and wanted to take his turn seeing the fun pictures of the Bible characters more closely. I loved hearing my 7 yr old daughter try to read to him in poised rhyming verse as the book is designed. Very fun to listen to and observe! She had a blast and they even started to role play the stories afterwards for a few minutes before mom insisted bedtime was calling. lol.

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I highly recommend this wonderful collection of children’s Bible stories titled, “Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories” from author Kelly Pulley for use in your own home, to share with kids in Sunday School or Awana programs to support the lessons. It would be a super gift for the coming holidays as well! Makes a nice edition to supplementing curriculum for homeschool Bible lessons too!

Now for your chance to win a copy of your very own!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

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Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories book!

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Location: Open to USA and Canada

Dates: Starts September 18, 2014 and ends on October 2, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

 

 

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social sites. Love2EncourageYou and the other blogger’s participating in sharing this giveaway are not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

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 the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”