Monday, November 1, 2010

Between A Rock & A Grace Place ~ GIVEAWAY!

Hey Friends!

Happy November to you!!

As I shared in my last post, Carol Kent and her Speak Up seminars have had a huge impact in my life. Carol is such a treasure in the Kingdom!!

What a blessing to be able to share her latest book, "Between A Rock and A Grace Place" with you! If you haven't read it yet, trust will LOVE it! :)

When I was first asked to review Carol's latest book, I was pretty confident I would enjoy it. (I've not yet read a book of Carol's that I didn't enjoy ~ in fact, would you know that the VERY FIRST book I bought as a Christian was her book, "Becoming A Women of Influence". I still reference it today!).

I was not prepared, however, to NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN! What an amazing work! My husband John and I sat together on the couch immovable as we read the book together. In fact, I was immediately drawn to share this quick note on-line....

"What an amazing, tear-jerking, faith-building, authentic, hope-filled book Carol has written! I just received the book today, and my husband and I sat on the couch this evening reading it together. I needed tissues before we even arrived at Chapter 1, and the Nurse Betty story almost brought out my "ugly cry" (the power of a mother's prayer!!...). Thank you, Carol, for sharing your story with such honesty and transparency. What a huge blessing! I can't wait to read more! :) "

Here's a brief summary of the Between A Rock and A Grace Place....

How Do You Find Grace in the Midst of Heartbreak??

Between A Rock and A Grace Place is a riveting journey of facing impossible obstacles and discovering the last thing ever expereinced - the sweet spot of grace. With openness, hope, restored joy, and humor, Carol Kent helps readers find God's "grace places" in the middle of their worst moments.

And here's Carol sharing more of her journey and an overview of the book. (This is less than 3 minutes long, and you'll be so glad you watched it! The Kent Family is such a powerful reflection of God's Glory!!).....

This is the perfect book to share with anyone who is going through a "tight spot" in life. I recently gave a copy to a dear friend who is on pregnant and on bed rest with baby # 4. I also gave a copy to my dear friend Brenda, after the tragic loss of her sister and mom.

And now, dear bloggy friend, I would love, love, love to share this book with you!!

To Win my Between A Rock and A Grace Place Giveaway: Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

Why would you like to win Carol Kent's Between A Rock and A Grace Place??

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Please be sure to leave me a comment to let me know your extra entries.

RULES: Starts today, Monday, November 1st and ends Thursday, November 4th at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog during the week of November 8th.

If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at with the subject "Giveaway".

I'll close with these powerful words shared by Carol (from 1 Peter 4).

"Be encouraged with these words:

“Friends when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.” 1 Peter 4:12-13 (MSG)

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*. Have a wonderful, grace-filled, day!!


Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Cindy, WoW! I loved the video that you shared! And I would love to read this book, it sounds like a wonderful way to escape the every-day trauma we call life! I have had 2 son's go through divorces that has caused some very un-friendly times for our family, and with children in the middle! My heart aches for one of my grandson's because of such anger issues! Thanks for the sweet blessing of give-a-way! I do follow, I have your button, and I will share this on my blog tomorrow! Love and Blessings!

blah said...

I really want to read this book! I think that often we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place, but don't see the grace. From what I've read about this book, I believe it would open my eyes to more of the grace around me.

I'm a follower and subscriber. Also added she sparkles button to my blog! Tried to tweet it, but link to long?

Rachel said...

I'd like to win it because I feel like I need it.
arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

I follow you via GFC!
arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Gigi said...

I would love to read Carol's book...what a testimony she and her family are living! And what a blessing that they are willing to share it with others so freely.

Cindy, I knew this book was one I would need to read as soon as I read the comment you had used the words "hope-filled." At the end of 2009, I chose the word "hope" to be my focus word for this year. I have just clung to hope and my Savior Who IS hope.

So, yes...I would very much like to read this book.

Thou Art Jules said...

I would love to win this book. I'm definitely in a "tight spot" but then again it seems like we all are now.


Marilyn in Mississippi said...

I would LOVE to win this book because I have a friend who is THERE....between a rock and a grace place....right now! And I'd love to give this book to her!

Thanks for sharing about it! Mississippi

margi said...

I would love to check out this book for my next CoffeeBean Bible Study. Looks like a new favorite author?

I subscribe to your blog. Thanks for your encouragement and inspiration along the way.

Margi (

Michelle said...

Wow, I did not know Carol's story. It puts into perspective my troubles and how lucky I am. This book sounds amazing. I'm definitely adding it to my Good Reads list Cindy. Why would I like to read this book - I'm currently going through a year where My head knows God is with me, but my heart sometimes questions His time.

Becky Velthouse said...

Thank you for sharing this. The son of my neighbor is suffering from leukemia at 5 years old. He has had many difficulties (burst appendix, loss of vision, lack of speech), which has kept him in the hospital. I would love to share this book with his family.

Debbie Petras said...

I would love to read this book! I am living in a tight spot right now and could use Carol's encouragement.

I've met both Carol and her husband. In fact, she was the keynote speaker at my denomination's annual women's conference a number of years ago. It was right after her son had been arrested and she almost cancelled coming but didn't. We were so thankful she came and it wasn't until towards the end of the day that she shared the story of her son and his arrest. At that time, the trial had not started. We cried with her and hugged her. There were so many women who came forward to speak with her. It was overwhelming.

I love that she is able to go on and that God can bring good out of a horrible situation. Carol is such a blessing to many.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras said...

I already follow your blog.

Debbie Petras said...

I tweeted about this giveaway. I'm Panda444.!/Panda444

Michelle said...

I would love to enter. Not only would I love to read it, but I have a friend I would love to give this book to most of all. She is the most selfless person I know, that is often having a hard time at life. Not because she has bad luck, but because she does the hard things for Jesus. She doesn't try to live a comfortable life, but a life following Him. She is so positive, but still gets down some days, so I would love to bless her with this book!

LisaShaw said...

Hey Cindy,

I just purchased the book on Saturday (smile). I also reached out to Carol and she replied on her twitter. I so look forward to reading this.

Love you friend. Sent you an Email of appreciation...

Unknown said...

I would love to win this book because I seem to find myself in between a rock and hard place most of my life! It sounds like an amazing read, and my husband and I love to cuddle up on the couch and read together. For where we are right now in life, we could really benefit spiritually from her amazing insight.
I follow you and I have your button!

Carolyn said...

because it is my birthday nov 7
and i love to read
i have been wanting to read
carol's book
and my name is carolyn : )
thank you

Diane said...

Hi Cindy,

Please enter my name in the book giveaway.

Love Diane

Lisa Smith said...

This book sounds amazing!! I would love the encouragement and I would love to live in a "grace spot!!"

KarriedByHisLove said...

The book sounds great--can't wait to read it. But I will disqualify myself from this give away since I won the last one!! I did hear Carol on Midday Connection yesterday (Moody radio) talking about the book and that just enhanced my excitement to read!!!

Brenda said...

I have enjoyed Carol's other books. Can't wait to see what else God has been doing in her life. i heard her speak at a ladies' conference a couple of years ago. She really blessed my heart.

Gigi said...

Oh by the way, I am now a "subscriber!" Yay!

Suzanne said...

I know someone who could use the encouragement this book would bring:)
Thanks for this post!

Jen said...

Cindy, this looks like a book that I could really use at this time in my life. If I don't happen to be the lucky winner, I may just need to buy it myself. Thanks for sharing. Oh, I am also a follower of your blog. Thanks, Cindy. :)

MARCIA said...

I have followed Carol & read most of her powerful books before passing them on. I am between a rock & a grace place & her insights, wisdom, & encouragment is so needed in my life right now & so many of the women who call me to pray for them. Had 2 today asking for prayer & I'm humbled that God asked them to contact me when I feel so needy. ♥

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