Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Mornings with Jesus" Blog Tour and Giveaway!

About the book:

"Be still and know that I am God.” is one of the most beautiful verses from the Bible, but it’s not easy to practice in this busy world. Mornings with Jesus will help you do just that—“be still” in Jesus’ beautiful and powerful presence.

For those who are seeking a deeper experience in their relationship with Christ, Mornings with Jesus offers a fresh perspective of who Jesus is (the Healer, the Son of God, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd) and what that means for day-to-day life. With a warm and friendly voice, 365 short devotional writings on the character and teachings of Jesus encourage readers to greet each day by drawing near to Him and inviting His presence into their day. Spend time with Jesus at the beginning of each day and experience His nearness and peace in a new way throughout the year.

Each day’s selection includes:

Link to buy the book:

About the authors:

For more about these authors, click on the links to their websites/blogs.

Tricia Goyer -

Judy K. Baer -

Gwen Ford Faulkenberry -

Sharon Hinck -

Keri Wyatt Kent -

Erin Keeley Marshall -

Camy Tang -

My Take:

Mornings with Jesus has been a good devotional book to start off my year. I usually try to read one of these out loud in the morning while my daughter and I are having breakfast.

This is not an in-depth study, but it is not supposed to be. It is an enjoyable way to get my day off to a good start and to get my mind going in the right direction:  pointing to Christ. Since the devotionals are only a page long, this would be a great one for busy women, especially busy moms.

I especially enjoyed one of the devotions from Tricia Goyer about knowing when to defend yourself and when to remain silent. She talked about when Jesus remained silent against the accusations that Pilate and the people were saying towards Him. It made me realize that while we should never be ashamed of the gospel of Christ, sometimes it truly is best to hold your tongue.

I would prefer for the entries to not be dated with the day and year. It is fine with me for each devotional page to be dated with January 1, for example, but it being labeled Sunday, January 1, is unnecessary and would be a bit frustrating if I wanted to use this another year. Of course, this is just a preference and would not keep you from using it again in the years to come.

It is neat to read stories and thoughts in a devotional form from people who are normally fiction authors. I enjoy getting to know a little more of their hearts apart from the fiction genre.

I would recommend Mornings with Jesus as a simple daily devotional to get your heart and mind focused on Christ.

See what others are saying about this book:

The Giveaway:

The publisher of this devotional, Guideposts, sent an extra copy to me to be given away on my blog! I know it already the middle of February, but you will still be able to use this book the rest of the year and even in other years if you want.

Please fill out the form below to enter the contest. This contest will run through Tuesday, February 21st. I will randomly choose a winner and make the announcement on my blog (and by email to the winner) on February 22nd.

Good Luck!



Congratulations to the winner of the Mornings with Jesus giveaway:

Leslie G.

You will be getting an email from me with details on how to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

1 comment:

  1. I love anything from Guideposts. Always well done.

    Loraine Ertelt