Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Saying YES to GOD and a GIVEAWAY!



I have been reading Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God when sparkly, safe faith is no longer enough, by Kristen Welch , writer of We are THAT Family.

And ya'll...it is SO good.

This book is real. It's about real life struggles, real life suffering, real life fears, real life doubts and real life faith.

In Rhinestone Jesus, Kristen shares her story of being THAT girl who wore a Jesus Pin to school everyday. She shares her growing pains, the ones that made her marriage stronger, made her parenting intentional and ultimately, made her faith in God brighter and deeper than when she wore that sparkly pin years before.

Kristen goes on to tell of her work as the Founder of Mercy House Kenya, a home that provides alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The stories, the lives, the children and the heart of Mercy House...it's beautiful. I encourage you to visit the Website to learn more about the vision and the good work they are doing there.

Rhinestone Jesus, will change your life. It will fill you with passion. It will inspire and encourage you.

It will mess you up, but for good. 

God can use your mess, your imperfections, you broken and He can take you far beyond what you ever imagined. He desires so much for you to say YES to whatever He is calling you to, despite the fears, the challenges, the worries and the what if's.



"'Will this ever get easier...Will my heart always be only half willing to follow God?' Because, ya'll.
I'm still just that girl wearing that rhinestone Jesus pin. I still struggle with the same fear and doubt, the same inadequacy and uncertainty, the same desire to stay instead of go...If I have learned anything in this journey, it's this: the good makes the hard worth it. But getting to the good part requires making it though the valley of the hard" (p. 147-148). 


If you, like Kristen, will say Yes to God, He will show up and make your Yes enough.
If you will say Yes to what God is calling you to, your light will shine more than any rhinestone pin!
Your YES is worth it.

THAT is what Rhinestone Jesus is all about.

How will you say Yes?



I am giving away 2 Copies of Rhinestone Jesus to 2 lucky winners!

All you  have to do is enter to win below on the Giveaway Tool.
It's pretty simple, just fill in your information, leave a comment to primarily enter and then you can get up to 12 more entries!
Winner will be automatically generated and contacted via email and on a separate blog post On May 1st!

I promise you will be so encouraged and inspired by this beautiful book!

Thanks for Entering!


You can pre-order the book here before May 1st. 



27 comments:

Esther said...

Hope to win!

Amanda said...

I'm so looking forward to reading this book! It's so easy to play it safe with God, but I know all the good stuff, all the REAL stuff comes when you fully commit and start saying yes!

trish said...
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Trish said...

Great review! Thanks for the post and the opportunity to win a copy.

Jolene Underwood said...

Interested in reading the journey of another who said Yes and found God working through faithful steps forward.

We have said yes to different things and recently to making a move to foster many children. It ended up lasting 14 months. We fostered 13 children in addition to taking care of 3 of our 5 and another homeless boy during this time.

Andrea said...

Wow Jolene! That's amazing and Powerful! Thanks for entering!

Tina Fussell said...

Saying yes to God can be so hard, and so sometimes looks to the world as if you've given up. Because often a God is telling you to wait on Him. That's what He did with us, anyway.
I love to read Kristen's blog and would love to read her book. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Laura Boggess said...

I'm still working my way through the book, Andrea, and am in awe of Kristen's Yes. Very inspiring. I'm glad you linked up your giveaway with Play dates with God this week.

Andrea said...

Thanks for hosting Laura! And for visiting ;)

Andrea said...

Good luck Tina! :) thanks for entering!

Robyn said...

Girl...I have to say yes to God everyday! (Especially today with no coffee! ☺) In all seriousness, it is a everyday surrender right now, but oh the ride! I would not trade it for anything. Love you and love watching your calling come to fruition!

Andrea said...

Love you sweet friend! And I'm with you! I say yes everyday and somedays I really really want to say no!! Hope you found some coffee!!

Andrea said...

I think your yeses are awesome! Love you friend!

Laura Townsend said...

Sounds like a great book! Saying yes to God causes us to become the person God created us to be. It can be hard, but it is a good hard, a blessed hard that is so much better than easy and pointless. Saying yes to God = life without regret.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! Saying yes to God causes us to become the person God created us to be. It can be hard, but it is a good hard, a blessed hard that is so much better than easy and pointless. Saying yes to God = life without regret.

reflectiontherapy said...

I've heard so much about this book, and would *love* to win a copy. One major 'yes' I said to God was in moving to South Africa. I thought it would be for six months, but the Lord kept me there for ten years and I'll never be the same!

reflectiontherapy said...

I've heard so much about this book and would *love* to win a copy. One "yes" I said to God was by moving to South Africa for what I thought would be six months. Ten years later, I was still there, and I'll never be the same!

Helene Smith said...

I love books that admit that life with God isn't safe or easy!

ChristianaLove said...

I said yes to God when he told me I was going to be a writer myself (:

More on this in the about section on my blog http://christianalove.blogspot.it/p/about.html

ChristianaLove said...

I said yes to God when he told me I was going to be a writer myself (:

More on this in the about section on my blog http://christianalove.blogspot.it/p/about.html

Dawn said...

So, I had to visit you since you popped into my place recently, and I was intrigued by your picture. I noticed the book when I was perusing another site and it caught my eye. I love the books that mess you up! ;) Have you ever read any of Margaret Feinberg's material? Wonderstruck is one of those types of books.
Blessings!
Dawn

Katelyn said...

I have been wanting to read this book since I started reading (and linking up) We are THAT family!

Lauren said...

Oh man. I think I will always need encouragement, and a kick in the pants to say Yes to God. Thanks for doing this giveaway :)

Lori said...

I'm looking forward to this book and needing the encouragement!

Adminswife said...

Love Kristen - she has been a tremendous help to me and my family.

Missy June said...

Missy here, I said "Yes" to choosing to trust God instead of my own plan and reason. He provided the best life ever!

HisPrincessWarrior said...

This is why I wish to win a copy, this quote you posted:

"God can use your mess, your imperfections, you broken and He can take you far beyond what you ever imagined. He desires so much for you to say YES to whatever He is calling you to, despite the fears, the challenges, the worries and the what if's."

That and the actual quote from the book. is where I am.
i feel i could probably glean a lot from this book. I've been trudging through a valley for two years :( :( :(

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