Thursday, January 27, 2011

National Best Selling Book "I Dare You to Change!" & Signed Book GIVEAWAY

Have you read any new good books lately?? :)

One of the many blessings of *She Sparkles* is the opportunity to read and review new books! And my favorite part is sharing the blessing with you, my dear bloggy friend, with book giveways!!

I was thrilled when I was recently asked to participate in a Blog Tour featuring the nationally best selling book I Dare You to Change! by pastor/author Bil Cornelius.

Check out this quick 60 second video and you'll see why......

"DARE TO CHANGE" 60 sec SPOT from Bay Area Fellowship on Vimeo.

I Dare You To Change! was released in September 2010 and has already become a USA Today and Wall Street Journal National Best Seller!

Here's a brief description from the back of the book...

"Do you ever say, "I just want to be happy" or "I just want a better job" or "I just want to be able to pay all my bills this month"? Are you fed up with where you are? In order to make the changes that will make a difference in your life, you need to do something unexpected, bold and, at times, risky.

Let's go on a journey together. Let's learn to take courage and see God's best for our lives....."

I loved this book! You know me...I love big dreams, experiencing God's victory, and living the full, powerful life God intends for His dearly loved children!

Not only does Pastor Bil do an amazing job of diving into Scripture and unpacking what the Word has to say ~ he shares clear, practical action steps on how best to actually make the changes in your life (so we can "do the thing" as Beth Moore often says!).

Some of the areas Bil deals with in the book are:

* Breaking Your Cycles of Failure

* Discovering Your Calling and Go Big!

* Adopt a New Attitude!

* Develop a Plan and a Team!

* Act Decisively!

* Sustain Success!

Reading this book had encouraged, inspired, and empowered me to make specific changes in my life. And I love it!! Yippee! :)

I think Craig Groeschel (author of "The Christian Athiest") says it well......

“I Dare You to Change” is both challenging and inspirational, a great guide to make God-given dreams a reality with plenty of practical advice. This book will move you to action to start living God’s best in your life. Bil Cornelius’ challenge to live the life you have always dreamed of is inspirational, and”his practical advice will propel you to action. Read this book now!”

Be sure to check out the first full chapter and see for yourself! :)

Or, even better, sign up for my givewaway! One blessed winner will receive a signed copy of I Dare You to Change! Woo Hoo!

To Win my I Dare You to Change! Giveaway:

Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

Why would you like to win a copy of I Dare You to Change??

RULES: Starts today, Thursday, January 27th and ends Sunday, January 30th at 9 PM. Winner will be contacted via e-mail.

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Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have a life-giving, empowered, AMAZING weekend!

P.S. Don't forget to check out my Groundhog's Day Family Fun ideas! Feb 2nd will be here soon! :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
I would love to win a copy of this book to give to someone close to me who just talked to me yesterday about needing to change, asking for wisdom from God on what to do in her life so she doesn't "keep going around the same mountain". She was very down yesterday but determined not to listen to Satan's lies. Thanks! Amy

thechattymommy said...

I am always trying to change- my weight, my household and my ideas about earning money from home.
I love inspirational books that challenge you.

thechattymommy said...

I am a new follower.

Lily said...

I'd love to win this book! Sounds like it would have some great insights. Insight is what I definitely need, as I am facing major (exciting) changes that God is bringing into my life and there are times when I get scared that I am not up for it.

My email address, should you happen to need it, is :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

I didn't want to leave my email address posted, so I am entering your book giveaway this way. I missed Bill Cornelius when he came to our church a few months back. I remember his book. What a powerful statement he was asked, "So, what you're telling me is, even our God isn't big enough to help you change." That will get your attention. I would love to read this book but more importantly would love for my 20 year old college son who will transfer away as a junior in the fall to read it. While he loves the Lord and attends church regularly, I pray that God will ignite a continued passion in him first to love Him with all his heart but that God would also infuse him with the desire to be a more disciplined, goal-oriented, motivated individual in everything he sets out to do with his studies and into his future career path.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Cindy, This book sounds wonderful. I would love to read the entire book and the chapter "Breaking Your Cycles of Failure" really intrigues me. I'm really committed to making 2011 a new, bright, hope filled year, this book would be the perfect read for me plus I'd love to share it with my readers.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I subscribe to She Sparkles by email.

Hugs….Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I have your blog button on my sidebar @

Thanks for hosting the giveaway…Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I just tweeted here:!/tracysuz/status/31633557302546432

Be blessed….Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Just shared your giveaway on my facebook page here:

Be blessed….Tracy :)

Jen said...

Cindy, I am need of a bit of inspiration and luck has it, I was catching up on a few missed blog posts of yours and saw this book. It looks like a wonderful read!

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