Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday's Treasure: Receiving David (& another Giveaway)!

If you haven't had a chance to participate in my Personlized Scripture Verse Books GIVEAWAY, it's not too late! TEN blessed winners will be selected! Be sure to check it out!

Hey friends!

Today I am thrilled to participate in a fun book giveaway/blog hop hosted by Inspired Kathy at I am a Reader not a Writer. Over 200 blogs are giving away a book, and all the blogs are linked together so you can hop from one to the next. What fun! I hope you'll join us!

The book I am excited to share with you is Receiving David: The Gift of a Son who Taught us how to Live and Love. What a huge blessing! I would highly recommend it!

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

David Knol was born dangerously early and wasn’t expected to live. Remarkably, he not only beat the survival odds but also went on to live a life with joy and a measure of independence and opportunity, despite his severe disabilities. From the beginning, his family viewed him as a blessing, a gift bestowed on them by God, and received him with thanks.

Through inviting stories and a few memorable photographs, Faye Knol shares the lessons about love, the value of life, and the beauty of relationships that David taught those around him during his twenty-two years of life. Warmth, good humor, laughter, and passion shine through this mother’s words as she tells tales of life in this inspiring family.

David’s story is a moving picture of how one person — despite great obstacles — can profoundly shape a family and a community in a positive way.

I was so excited when a sweet friend (thanks, Vicki!) from a local publisher sent "Receiving David" my way. This book, written by Faye Knol, a mom/nurse from my current hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, is deeply moving, inspiring, encouraging, and touching. (You'll definitely want to read it with a tissue handy!)

I appreciated how Faye was very transparent and authentic with her feelings and circumstances, yet always looked for God and His hand in their lives. In the midst of a difficult journey, this mom (and family) choose life, love, and joy! And if she can do ~ we can too!

I am excited to be able to share a copy of this precious book with a *She Sparkles* reader!

To Win my "Receiving David" Giveaway:

Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

What book have you currently read that has inspired/encouraged you??

RULES: Starts today, Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 and ends Sunday, February 13th at 9 PM. Winner will be contacted via e-mail.

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Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have a joy-filled week!


SusieQTpies said...

What book have you currently read that has inspired/encouraged you??

I recently read and reviewed Walking with Elephants. It is one of those books that makes you reread the last chapter several times. She saved up the punch for the end. It made me think a lot about the life we make and to be happy with it.


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SusieQTpies said...

I'm following you via GFC- SusieQTpies

Nightly Cafe said...

Dream Bigger by Julie Wise was great.

Receiving David sounds like it's going to be a great read. Tear jerker I just know it lol.

New follower.

Happy hopping,


bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

Lora1967 said...

I read Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything AWESOME Book!

Lora1967 said...

oops forgot my email

Tiera said...

I have read The Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado. I got a lot out of this book.

Lora1967 said...

Hi What a great book to give away. Thanks for the giveaway

lgm52 said...

I don't have a specific title, but I do love Amish fiction and read a lot of it. It inspires/encourages me to appreciate all the things in my life, that make life simpler!

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tearyeyedstars said...

One book that has encouraged me is Do You Think I'm Beautiful by Angela Thomas.

+1 I'm a GFC follower (tearyeyedstars)

ejhtan at gmail dot com

Amanda T said...

I have recently read the "IT" book series. It has encouraged me to see that you can really overcome anything.

-Following you on GFC


Linda Kish said...

Saving Sammy about dealing with severe OCD.

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