Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Always True Giveaway and - The Church Stories Link-Up

Spring Hope

The greatest place of refuge for me is a spiritual one. The acts of worship - preparing for and going to church; Gathering my Bible and journal and reading them; Spending time in private prayer; fellowship with godly people; and the moment-by-moment sacrifice of a life lived entirely for God. Meditation on these thoughts and actions bring me great peace and comfort.

Today is day 3 of my open house party, here at The Legacy of Home.  I baked cookies on the first day, and offered a Betty Crocker prize pack. On day two, I encouraged us all to clean our homes and offered a wonderful book about real simplicity. Today is more of a somber day. It is a day about Church.

I want to tell you about a great book, Always True,  by James MacDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. You can hear him at Walk in the Word.  I will also be offering one copy of his book in a giveaway.

At the end of this post, I will ask you to link up your stories and memories about Church. 

The Book - Always True - God's 5 promises when life is hard by James MacDonald.

A loving, supportive foreword by his wife, Kathy.
Paperback, 150 pages.
Published by Moody.

James went through a massive time of trial in his life. He was struck with cancer and overwhelmed. He had been preaching for many years and now the test had come. Did he believe God's promises would work in his own life?  This book came as a result of his leaning on the Lord to help him in the hard times. He tested those truths and found them to be always true! He shares 5 principles to help guide us all through the bad times. You will find strength and comfort in his words.

The book includes 5 Promises:

1. God is Always with Me (I will not Fear).
2. God is Always in Control (I will not Doubt).
3. God is Always Good (I will not Despair).
4. God is Always Watching (I will not Falter).
5. God is Always Victorious (I will not Fail.)

Each chapter reads like an encouraging sermon. We see the reality of life and the reality of struggling with fear and doubt. We see how we can cling to God and be victorious.

You will find highlighted quotes throughout. Here is an example: "The harder the trial, the closer He moves toward you."

This is one of those books that you will want to refer to again and again. You will re-read portions of it in your time of devotions and you will be blessed.

The Giveaway

Would you like a chance to win your very own copy of Always True? I have one available for a giveaway. All you have to do is leave me a comment.

For additional Entries:

1. Post about this on Facebook.

2. Post about this on Twitter.

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog. (This is worth 3 entries. Please leave 3 separate comments.)

. Become a Public Follower through Google Friend Connect, or let me know if you are already a follower.

6. Choose to "Like" The Legacy of Home on Facebook.

7. Subscribe in an email to The Legacy of Home Blog.

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*

One random winner we be selected on Thursday, June 23, 2011. (U.S.  Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you. 

*Disclosure - I received this book from the publisher for review purposes.*

This contest is closed. The winner is -

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Now for the Link-Up!

Church is a special part of life. I want to hear your church stories!  All you have to do is write a post on your own blog. Some suggestions include: The blessings of a women's Bible Study; how to joyfully prepare for church; precious childhood memories of attending church with your family, or memories of church picnics and potlucks.

 Then link back to this page, so we can visit one another during this open house celebration!

Enjoy the day!

Watch for more link ups and giveaways going on here all week long!

Mrs. White

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Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This seems to go with my post today...the testimonies from the faithful.
I will have to check out this book...thanks for the review.

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

Liked on facebook! :))

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

Looks like a really good book!!!

Noelle said...

An interesting review and thank you for sharing!
I always enjoy discovering your latest posts. Like stepping in a quiet church, it speaks more to me than a long sermon...
I like the painting you have chosen to illustrated this particular post. Would you share its Artist?
And Thank you for the oportunity to enter this contest as well.
Blessings to you and yours,

Debbie said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I love to read new spiritual books.

Debbie said...

I posted about the giveaway on Facebook.

Debbie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

Debbie said...

I follow you on twitter.

Debbie said...

I am a follower of you blog with GFC.

Debbie said...

I like the Legacy of Home on Facebook.

Debbie said...

I posted about this on my blog.
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Debbie said...

I posted about this on my blog.
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Debbie said...

I posted about this on my blog.
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Debbie said...

I now get your blog posts by e-mail.

Huskerbabe said...

James spoke at our church conference about 9 years ago. We loved to hear him preach the Word with such passion. I'm sure this book is excellent.

RebeccaL. said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

RebeccaL. said...

I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

RebeccaL. said...

I subscribe to your email.

RebeccaL. said...

I like you on Facebook.

The Burkherts said...

What an interesting sounding book

The Burkherts said...

i follow you on twitter

The Burkherts said...

i follow by email subscription

The Burkherts said...

I connect with GFC

The Burkherts said...

I like your blog on facebook

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