Monday, September 14, 2009

Blog Review & Give Away: You Were Made For This

I am very excited about this blogging for books review & GIVE AWAY!
First, let's handle the fun part.....Comment on this post to register to win a copy of Bruce Wilkinson's new book You Were Born For This. Be sure to include your name & email address so I can reach you if you win! Just like the last give away, this will be a very official drawing so make sure to have your name in by Friday (9/18) @ noon. What a fun way to start your weekend, knowing you will be receiving a brand new read!

I really looked forward to starting this new book. I am typically a fast reader but really had to slow down & take all of this in. That is not to say that it is an "over the head" book, I just wanted to make sure I was reading very carefully & digesting every bit. I must admit I went into the book a little skeptical. I tend to avoid books that seem like a sales pitch. In the past I have stayed away from books written by Christian authors that seem to much like an average self help book. I was afraid that this book may fall into that category. Not sure where I came up with that even before I read the book but just keeping it real!
Three questions that Bruce Wilkinson asked in the intro that held my interest & made me want to read further were:
"Why are experiences of the miraculous so rare for most people?"
"What if God wanted you to experience them on a regular basis?"
"And what if ordinary people like you and me are invited to partner with God to deliver them to others?"

I have often asked myself, "Why do we limit God? Why do we believe miracles were only a part of scripture as if the Creator of the universe would only multiply fish & loaves way back when?" 
Bruce Wilkinson shares personal stories of miracles he has witnessed. The part of You Were Made For This that I appreciated the most was Wilkinson's suggestions for sensing God's prompting or nudges, when He is calling us to be part of a miracle & how to respond. He also gives several examples of how we can be ready to respond to God's call such as when others are revealing to us that they are going through a difficult time, how we can be used by the Lord to bless them in miraculous ways. Most importantly,  Wilkinson is quick to give all credit & glory to the Lord. 
I would definitely recommend this book to others. I found it both challenging but also felt more equipped to respond to the Lord's nudges on my own life. I am excited about the ways He is ready to use me & pray I will be obedient to His call.

See the info below about where to find your own copy (that is if you don't win one here!)

One of the world’s foremost Christian teachers, Bruce Wilkinson is best known as the author of the New York Times#1 bestseller The Prayer of Jabez. He is also the author of numerous other bestsellers, including A Life God Rewards,Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. Over the past three decades, Wilkinson has founded several global initiatives, including organizations that recruited and trained thousands of Americans to address hunger, AIDS, and poverty in Africa. Bruce and his wife, Darlene, have three children and six grandchildren. They live outside Atlanta.


David Kopp has collaborated with Bruce Wilkinson on over a dozen bestselling books, including The Prayer of Jabez.He is an editor and writer living in Colorado.

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Elizabeth said...

Please enter me! Elizabeth Buckner Hill

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thank you so much!

Heather O'Dell said...

I heart blog giveaways!

Laura said...

Tell batman to please pick my name! You're really good at this book review thing. I always trust the reviews of my friends!

Laura McGee said...

This book sounds interesting. Thanks for doing these, April.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a must read for sure. Thank-You for the opportunity to enter such a great contest.


Amy said...

What the heck...not sure I even have time for reading these days! Sounds fun just to try, right! :)
Loved the official drawing, too!