Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Women Of Passions Receives Third Place!


We just received word that our book has placed in The Christian Choice Book Awards. What an honor!

The Christian Choice Book Awards contest awarded certificates and prize money to 66 Christian authors for outstanding literary achievement in 22 categories. The contest, which was open to those who released a Christian book in 2007-2008, featured a variety of categories that ranged from Christian living to poetry.

As the first contest of its kind in the Christian publishing arena, the Christian Choice Book Awards represents a unique opportunity for self-published Christian authors to make their voices heard.

In the DEVOTIONAL category, Women of Passions placed THIRD. In a competition of this kind, with 22 categories and hundreds of authors, a third place is GREAT! We're thrilled!

Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God is a remarkable collection of stories and inspirational prose providing the reader with a powerful connection to the Heart of God. Women from various backgrounds and walks of life open their hearts revealing life as it really is...no fluff but pure honesty and transparency, sharing pain and victories, concerns and passions, strivings and worries and disappointments, all with a personal revelation of God's intervention leading to an unparalleled peace.

Whether you're a mother, a wife, an empty-nester, a single mom, unmarried, a career woman, a widow, a mother of a emotionally or physically challenged child, a non-custodial mom...whether you're just begining your adult life or a seasoned saint, you'll identify with the treasure of realness captured in this book.

One thing we learned in writing and compiling these stories is that no two women are exactly alike but there is a profoundly common thread in every life--We all find ourselves reckoning with life's circumstances at the foot of the Cross of Calvary. We've learned there is no victory apart from Jesus Christ yet none of us have found the path to surrender to be an easy road. God's absolute faithfulness has made life possible--He's made it possible for us to carry on, move forward, and know that "all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purposes" (Romans 8:28).

Regardless of your age, vocation, personal interests or level of spiritual maturity, the stories in this book will lead you to your knees in prayer, to your feet in thanksgiving, or to the phone to share with your closest friend. You're guaranteed to find at least one story that you will quickly identify with, one chapter that will give you hope no matter your given circumstances in life.

Used as a devotional, shared in a small group setting for discussion, or picked up when there are only a few free minutes in your busy day, you are invited to press beyond your comfort zone to experience the unexplainably passionate love shared between a woman and her God.

Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God can be ordered here for a special price.

I'm so honored to be a part of this project, and I pray the Lord would continue to reach the hearts of women all over the world with its contents.

Lord Jesus, thank You for this award on Women of Passions. Thank You for using it to spread the ministry of the gospel. I pray that You would continue to use it as You see fit, and that You would lead me and each of the authors to live out our ministry to the fullest. Thank You for Jan and for Jeanice and the love they have for women all over the world. I pray that you would bless the "Heart of God International Ministries" and that You would provide support for them in the way of prayer and finances so that they can continue to further Your name. It's in that matchless name I pray, Amen.

In the Key of HE,

9 friends shared a comment:

LisaShaw said...

Congratulations and praise the LORD!!!

Joanne Sher said...

AWESOME! I'm also please to be part of it. Cool.

Denise said...

Congrats dear one, such a sweet blessing. I am happy for you.

Terri Tiffany said...

I was really excited to see this come through! I love the book!

Catrina Bradley said...

Congratulations, Ladies!! I'm so happy for you!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Congratulations, friend! I will check out the book. I would love to hear more about your publishing journey.


Patty Wysong said...

HOORAY!! That's SO cool! Cool for each and every one of you with stories in it! So very happy for all of you!

lori said...

What an INCREDIBLE blessing!! I'm going to have to get one!!

By the way..it's so good to have you back...hope your visit was FABULOUS!!

Laura Lee...you are one gifted gal!! What a blessing it is to read your work...you know what's next, right...;) I do!


Betsy Markman said...

What an awesome honor! Congratulations!