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Encouragement for Today

~ More resources for you just like in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

This is part of a post I wrote on September 10, 2013 (A Bit of Everything ~ More Resources to Help You!). With all the other information I shared that day, this may have gotten lost. So I thought it would be important to share it with you again today because many of you really need it!

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You’ll Get through This (Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times)

~ A new book by Max Lucado

Max Lucado is not only a pastor and author many times over — writing about 100 books. He’s also considered America’s pastor. He has cards, stickers, small books, and all sorts of encouraging things that have been drawn up for purchase from his words of care and encouragement from the books that he writes.

In his tweet on September 10,  he said this: The lesson we learn from Joseph (in the Bible) is surprisingly simple: do what pleases God. His new book You’ll Get through This is for everyone who is experiencing tough times — and who isn’t? Last month when the book can out you could download the first chapter for FREE! Check that out by going to the website with the same name as the book (youllgetthroughthis). It’s a very helpful book and one each of us can gain encouragment and insight from. 

Next Week: I’ll tell you more about the two new books I’m writing.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

October 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

“God, Am I Nobody?” ~ A new pocket-sized devotional book by Author Sheryl Young

~ Today, instead of hearing about my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland, you’ll find out about another book written by author Sheryl Young. I have the privilege of talking to many other writers and authors on  the social media network LinkedIn. That’s how I met Sheryl.

NOTE: You can read Sheryl’s review of my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland by clicking on the following link: http://20-20faithsight.blogspot.com/2012/03/authors-corner-fresh-hopecleveland-by.html

Introduction 

Author Sheryl Young has written a new pocket-sized devotional called God, Am I Nobody? It’s subtitled: Yielding Our Desire for Success to God’s Will for Our Lives, and deals with how Christians might be conflicted between wanting “success” as the world defines it, or following God’s plan for their lives. The big question is, why does God use some people in the spotlight, and others in the shadows?

Sheryl’s been a freelance writer since 1997 for newspapers, magazines and websites. This is her second book. I interviewed Sheryl about her journey with this project. Here’s what she had to say.

Interview

What made you write a devotional on how “worldly success” might differ from God’s plans for us?

It was so hard for me to give all the glory to God when first accepting Jesus as my Savior. Coming out of a theatre background where there was lots of applause, I suffered from what I call “attention-itis” – the need for recognition. Even after starting to write on Christian issues, it took many years to become conscious of giving all praise to the Lord for my endeavors.

I spent three years proposing an earlier book to some major Christian publishers. It received lots of interest, but one by one, they decided not to take a gamble on it. Then the economy crashed and many of my article writing opportunities were down-sized.

One day, while having a pity party over all this, I brushed against a shelf in a Christian bookstore. A book tumbled to the ground, and landed open to a short sermon by Hudson Taylor, A Higher Calling.

Taylor, a 19th century missionary who devoted his life to serving the people of China, wrote about Christians needing to fully turn themselves over to the Lord, no matter the cost, and to put our pride aside even if we had to work in obscurity. This really touched me and made me feel like a self-absorbed fool! It became the basis for the devotional.

So how is the devotional structured?

It’s a convenient, carry-anywhere little book consisting of 17 chapters. Each chapter includes segments of Taylor’s sermonette, along with parallel Bible verses and thoughts for everyday application. The chapters are short enough to be studied one per day, but can also be absorbed at a reader’s own leisurely pace.

And, did you get a “big” publisher for this one?

(She smiles) – No, but it was my choice this time. In proposing it around, it was suggested that if I could stretch this little devotional into 90 days by adding other missionaries’ pieces, it would stand a good chance of major publication. But in researching possible additions, I realized that coming across Taylor’s piece was a Godsend that I couldn’t duplicate…

I felt it would be selling out on the topic, which includes the struggle with pride, to expand the book just to get a bigger publisher. So it’s published by a small press that saw value in its pocket-sized coverage of the subject. 

God, Am I Nobody was released in November 2011 by Treble Heart Book’s nonfiction division, MountainView. Although it’s not in bookstores, it’s available at many places online:

-At Amazon.com in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/God-Am-Nobody-Sheryl or for Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/God-Am-I-Nobody-ebook/dp/B006E88XRO/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1329862262&sr=8-1

-At the publisher’s website in paperback or e-book: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/MVSherylYoung.html

-At Barnes & Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/god-am-i-nobody-sherylyoung/1107956290?ean=2940032890683&itm=1&usri=god%2c+am+i+nobody

-At Smashwords as an e-book: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=god+am+i+nobody

By the way, Sheryl’s first book, What Every Christian Should Know about the Jewish People (she’s a Jewish believer in Jesus), is still available at Amazon, too: http://www.amazon.com/Every-Christian-Should-Jewish-People/dp/141411074X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329925650&sr=8-1.. She and her husband prayed about it and ended up self-publishing that earlier work.

“It was a very rewarding experience, and we have faith that it has reached the hands of those Christians who are interested in being good witnesses and friends to the Jewish people,” she says.

Sheryl blogs on an assortment of topics including politics, faith and entertainment at http://20-20faithsight.blogspot.com.

March 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm 1 comment


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