Book Giveaway: When God Writes Your Life Story

When God Writes Your Life StoryThe month of January is almost at an end, which means this will be our last devotional giveaway. It has been such a pleasure to share some of my favorite devotionals with you. I hope you’ve found this series an encouragement and a challenge to study God’s word this year!

Last week I was giving away a copy of The One Year Devotions for Kids, which is a collection of devotional lessons pulled from Keys for Kids. And the winner is…

Connie Saunders

I admit that I was rooting for Connie’s name to be drawn by the random generator used by rafflecopter. She has faithful entered each of the devotional giveaways, so I’m glad you won one, Connie!

Our final giveaway is a little bit different than the last three. When God Writes Your Life Story is not a collection of 365 devotional readings. However, it is a great addition to the time you set aside to spend with God and learning of God. You can read the review I posted of it here on the blog.

Click on the image below for your chance to win a copy!*

When God Writes Your Life Story [Giveaway]

*giveaway can only be shipped within the continental United States

What do you want to see next on Leah’s Bookshelf?

Book Giveaway: Daily Light from the Bible

Daily Light from the BibleThis little devotional has floated around our home for years, but I just recently decided to explore it for myself. It’s simple, easy to read, and has become a refreshing way to start my days at work with the right mindset.

My favorite part of Daily Light from the Bible is that the entire devotional is scripture. Story and commentary devotionals certainly have their place (I’ll be giving away one or two of those this month), but God’s word is more than enough on it’s own. It is powerful, challenging, and peace-giving.

In this book, there are two devotional readings–morning and evening–for each day of the year. The scriptures that comprise each reading are arranged around a topic. For example, the reading this morning was:

They that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.–I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.–For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints, they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.–The LORD will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.–Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.

Be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Who would like to incorporate this book into their time with God during 2016? I’m giving away a (used) copy of Daily Light from the Bible this week! Giveaway ends January 14th.

Daily Light from the Bible Giveaway

Do you use a scripture reading plan or have a specific way you go about spending time with God? Have any tips for other readers on how they can dig deeper in their walk with the Lord? What is your favorite devotional?

Book Review: Keep a Quiet Heart

Keep a Quiet Heart

In the darkness of my perplexity and sorrow I have heard Him say quietly, Trust me.

My Texas roommates and I love Elisabeth Elliot. Her words of encouragement and wisdom have been sought after and enjoyed for decades. Because of this, Keep a Quiet Heart was a natural choice when we wanted to have a rommie book study. The book study never quite happened. Other things kept popping up, and before we knew it, it was time for us to return to our respective “normal” lives. I’m still glad for the motivation to purchase the book.

Keep a Quiet Heart is a collection of articles featured in Elisabeth Elliot’s newsletter over several years. Because of it’s “short story” composition, it’s easy to pick the book up and read a few nuggets in the midst of a busy schedule, or sit down and read a hundred pages on a day with more free time.

As always, Elisabeth’s writing is accessible and meaningful.

On June 24, as I read a few pages of this book, I wrote in my journal;

Lord, You know the beginning fron the end. Forgive me for fretting about what you send. Teach me to trust in your perfect plan. Keep my eyes on you instead of man. Cleanse me of pride in myself, and bring me to perfect spiritual health.

“…all is under my Father’s control: yes, recalcitrant computers, faulty transmissions, drawbridges which happen to be up when one is in a hurry. My portion. My cup. My lot is secure. My heart can be at peace. My father is in charge. How simple!” —Keep a Quiet Heart

As on that day, I’ve found this to be the sort of book that I can flip open at any time and find something relevant for the day behind or ahead of me. Definitely a great addition to my bookshelf!