Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Tour & Giveaway

Clutter-FREE Christianity - By Robert Jeffress
My Summary: I have not finished this book. I was hooked in the first pages as the author asks us to imagine we are moving to a foreign country and suggests ways we could prepare. ::snort:: I was TRYING to rush through this book so that I could review it....but this book is too good to rush. I sense that it has a lot to say to me.

Chapter titles include: Keeping Your Faith Clutter-Free, Connecting Your Heart to God's Power, Experiencing Heaven on Earth No, Clearing Away Anger, Bitterness and Emotional Knots, Saying Yes to the Impossible, Allowing Peace to Rule Your Life, Finding More in Less, Discovering the Key to Greatness, Communicating with the One Who Loves Your Most and Creating a Plan to Change Your Life.

Here's a quote that grabbed me.... "The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." p 8. THIS is where I decided to stop rushing and settle into a slow, enjoyable read.

I have one copy of this book to giveaway. If you would like a copy simply leave a comment, with contact info (email or blog), in my comment section. International readers, APO/FPO addresses are encouraged to participate. We will pick a winner Friday a.m. You will have one week to respond with your address. If an address is not provided in a week, I pick a new winner. You can read more about the book here.

Publisher's Summary: When did the Christian life become so complicated?

Your greatest desire is to please God, but with each passing week, your spiritual to-do list grows longer. As you strive to fulfill a never-ending inventory of requirements for being a godly parent, spouse, voter, employee, and more, you feel increasingly disconnected from the God you’re trying to serve.

It’s time to cut through the clutter and get to the heart of what it means to please God. In this liberating look at the core principles of faith, Dr. Robert Jeffress reveals the truth about what God really wants from you–and what He wants to do for you.

Through solid biblical teaching and practical insights, Dr. Jeffress points you toward a revitalized faith centered on becoming more like Jesus in action, attitude, and affection. You’ll learn how to partner with God in the process of spiritual transformation as you choose to follow Christ in forgiveness, obedience, trust, contentment, service, and prayer.

Through a renewed focus on experiencing the kingdom of God right now, you’ll find your to-do list shrinking and your spiritual life deepening. It all comes with embracing Clutter-Free Christianity.

Includes a Bible study guide for personal growth and group discussion.

Author Bio: Dr. Robert Jeffress is the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, one of the most historic churches in the Southern Baptist Convention. The author of sixteen books, he is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, live broadcasts of Dr. Jeffress’ weekly messages reach millions of listeners and viewers each week, while his daily sermon series airs on 1,100 television stations and cable systems nationwide. Dr. Jeffress and his wife, Amy, are the parents of two adult daughters.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

17 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds like something I need to read. =)
Count me in.

Debbie said...

me to Heather... sounds like something that would benefit me.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

Oooo, sounds excellent! I wanna win! I wanna win!

Just me~ Bobbie Jo said...

Looks like a good read!

Anonymous said...

I would like a chance to read this as well- sherri F.

Cynthia said...

ACK@! How did I miss this deadline? I signed up to do this one as well, but I thought it came after the book I'm currently reading. I guess I need a calendar to keep these in order (LOL). I'll take your advice and not rush through reading it, but I better post it to give away.

Dorothy said...

Ahhh, I'd like a chance to win this, but if the postage would be too much for 'internationals' just leave me out of the drawing, I don't mind!

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Internationals and APO are welcome to participate....I'll edit the review to reflect this.

Lisa in Jax said...

I'd love to win this book. My life IS clutter.LOL

momma24 said...

I would love to read this book, it sounds great! thanks

Pam Berglund said...

Living overseas gives a new element to "clutter" it is hard to get rid of something you brought all the way from America and can't replace, even if your not using it!

Gigi Lynn said...

Please add me -- it sounds great! Thank you!

Natalie said...

De'Etta, if you could see my house, you would SO send me that book. LOL Baby #3 is killing the routine!

Beverly said...

Me, too... Please enter me in the drawing!

Heather said...

Another Heather (from Michigan) chiming in. Thanks for the opportunity, De'Etta!

Holly said...

Count me in please.

Jen's Whimsical Life said...

Count me in please:)