Thursday, March 4, 2010

Book Giveaways & Reviews

I have learned so much on my Christian walk by reading stories and testimony from other women. So recently I took the opportunity from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing to review two books on relationships as a daughter and with a daughter. As a mother of three daughters the topics of both of these books intrigued me.

The first book was titled Dancing with My Father by Sally Clarkson. In this book Sally shares stories from her life and her journey to find Joy in her Heavenly Father. She has questions to help you dig deeper into your own personal journey. She shares her stories to show us that we can also experience joy by trusting God to lead us in the dance of life.

Here is a little more about the book from Waterbrook Multnomah:
The reality of living in a broken, fallen world can leave women feeling overcome by fear, guilt, and weariness. Many develop “sawdust souls,” numb to any sense of joy.

In this warm and wise book, author Sally Clarkson invites readers to take God’s hand and let Him lead them into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose. With the voice of a trusted mentor, she reveals how, by getting in tune with the rhythm of God’s presence, women can nurture an inner attitude of anticipation and celebration even in the stressful seasons of life.

Through rich biblical insights woven with real-life stories, women will be inspired to recapture a spirit of joy as they follow God’s lead on the dance floor of life.

Sally Clarkson is a popular speaker, known across the nation and internationally for her work with women. She is the author of several books, including The Mission of Motherhood, The Ministry of Motherhood, and Seasons of a Mother’s Heart. She has worked in various ministries, including Campus Crusade for Christ. With her husband, Clay, she is cofounder of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarksons, parents of four, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The second book was Mother-Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum. This book is about getting to the relationship you want with Your Adult Daughter. I was reading it as the Adult daughter, since my girls are still small. There is a lot of good insight in this book that is beneficial as the daughter and for my future with my own girls. I have always had a very open line of communication and I pray that I will always have that with my own girls. If you are a daughter or a mother of girls, this book is worth the read.

Here is a little more about the book:
When a daughter is born, her mother has a thousand hopes and dreams for her, especially that they will be best friends one day.

Unfortunately, even the best of intentions can go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction
and frustration. But a harmonious relationship is possible.

Award-winning author Cheri Fuller and her daughter, Ali Plum, have been there and have discovered the keys to a healthy relationship. In Mother-Daughter Duet they share their story—each from her own perspective—in which they have experienced distance and tension, growth and challenge, and, ultimately, acceptance and harmony. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on several basic principles (letting go; listening; respect; setting boundaries; and more), Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms repair the breach so that daughters want to draw close.

The mother-daughter dynamic is intense, personal, complex, and unique. But mothers and daughters can achieve mutual respect and learn to celebrate their differences when they learn the two-part harmony of the mother-daughter duet.

Cheri Fuller is a best-selling, award-winning author whose books have sold more than one million copies. She speaks to a wide range of women at women’s conferences and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.
Ali Plum is Cheri’s daughter, a writer and songwriter, a wife, and a mother to Noah and Luke. She and her mom have weathered the ups and downs of their relationship to find one of the most treasured, honest relationships of their lives. Ali has recorded background vocals for popular musicians, and Mother-Daughter Duet marks her debut into book publishing.

You can find out more information about purchasing Mother-Daughter duet, here and Dancing with my Father, here.

I have a copy of each of these books for a giveaway. If you would be interested in either book, or both books, just leave a comment. I will choose a winner through on Monday, March 8th.


KK said...

Those both look good!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

As a mother to three girls, myself I'd say both of these books look amazing.

What an honor to read them and how cool you are giving them away.
~ Wendy

Jessica said...

I've heard a lot of great things about Dancing with my Father. Would love to read that one!