Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Embraced by God and a Giveaway!


I struggled with what to call this book. It's not a devotional by any means, and it isn't a reading program. Babbie does the best job of naming it -- it truly is a journey. For 21 days she provides an incredibly insightful path that leads the reader straight into the loving arms of God. He's been waiting patiently all this time, right there, providing his unconditional love, but we haven't been trusting enough to comprehend and receive it.

After reading this book daily (or even skipping a few days), you will have a whole new sense of God's presence and his presents! Babbie writes in an incredibly comfortable manner that feels like a conversation over coffee. She is open about the tough times in her life and how God's love brought her through to triumph as a demonstration of how his love works in each one of us. This book is one that I will read over and over, and there are passages that I will never forget!

Have you ever wondered, "Does God really love me? Do I really matter to him?"


As a matter of fact, God loves you just as much as he loves His own Son.

In the pages of this heartwarming, thoughtful and life-affirming 21-day journey, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason reminds you, when you know you are loved by God and that you are in His eternal plan, you’ll never again wonder if your life matters.

About Babbie Mason:
Babbie Mason is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated gospel singer, songwriter, author, creator of the Embrace: A Worship Event for Women ministry, professor of songwriting at Atlanta Christian College and Lee University, and a television talk-show host. She was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs. Babbie has been honored perform for Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, Steve Forbes among many others. Babbie performs a holiday special at Carnegie Hall every year. Babbie lives near Atlanta on a farm with her husband Charles.

Embraced by God is a 21-day encounter that shares the unconditional love of God. "If you watch what the media says as to where we should find our identity--" says Babbie, "--money, beauty, power and technology--you'll just be confused about who you are and what your purpose is. As a culture we are trying to buy or sell what can only be administered to the soul by Jesus."

Celebrate with Babbie by entering her Nook Tablet Giveaway and coming to her "Embraced Facebook Party {3/6}!

One beloved winner will receive:
  • A Brand new Nook Tablet with Wi-Fi

  • Embraced by God by Babbie Mason

  • Babbie's Embraced by God Music CD

  • Babbie's Embraced by God Note cards
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/5/12. Winner will be announced at Babbie's "Embraced" Facebook Party on 3/6. Babbie will be hosting an evening of chat, music, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, Embraced by God music CDs and Note cards, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club.)

So grab your copy of Embraced by God and join Babbie and friends on the evening of March 6th for an evening of fun.

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on March 6th!

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for providing a copy of this book for review.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Into the Free

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Into the Free
David C. Cook (February 1, 2012)
Julie Cantrell

Julie Cantrell has a masterful way with words. She has created a fabulous and tragic story that pulls the reader immediately inside a world most of us never see. She provides a unique perspective, linking together three worlds --gypsies, rodeos, and extreme poverty -- in the eyes of a young girl who is trying to find a place for herself in the world.

I am fascinated by the way Julie crafts her words, and often stopped to reread a sentence because I loved the way it rolled around in my head. This was not a distraction from the story -- it added to the melody and flow. Into the Free was a difficult book to put down.

I look forward to reading more of Julie Cantrell's books!


A speech-language pathologist and literacy advocate, Julie Cantrell was the editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and currently teaches English as a second language to elementary students. She has been a freelance writer for ten years and has published two children’s books. Julie and her family live in Mississippi where they operate Valley House Farm.

Julie served as contributing editor to MOMSense magazine and wrote content for Mothers of Preschoolers, Intl. for nearly a decade. Additionally, she has contributed to more than a dozen books. Into The Free is her first book.


Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.

For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key which unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.

Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?

Watch the book video:

If you would like to read the first chapter of Into the Free, go HERE.