Thursday, September 1, 2011

"The Story of Your Life" ~ Back to the Books GIVEAWAY Hop

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 300 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 "The Story of Your Life: Inspiring Stories of God at Work in People Just Like You". The book was written by Grammy-nominated recording artist Matthew West and Angela Thomas (one of my favorite authors!) Woo Hoo!

Here's some info on The Story of Your Life

When Grammy-nominated recording artist Matthew West started writing his top-selling album, The Story of Your Life (Sparrow, 2010) he asked fans to submit personal experiences.

More than 10,000 tales of hope, perseverance, and redemption poured in. With friend and author Angela Thomas, West presents some of these powerful stories paired with meaningful devotions they inspired.

A sampling of what topics are addressed in this book...


This unforgettable devotional journey inspires readers to discover God as the author of their unique lives and to share the power of their story.

As you know, I never share books that I wouldn't highly recommend. I wholeheartedly give this book 5 out of 5 stars! I loved reading the powerful, inspirational stories of God's faithfulness, goodness and grace! My only caution: once you start reading you will not be able to put it down! It was definitely one of my favorite summer reads!

I'm thrilled to share a copy of "The Story of Your Life" with one *She Sparkles* reader!

To Win my
"The Story of Your Life"" Giveaway:

Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

What was your favorite summer book??

RULES: Starts today, Thursday, September 1st, 2011 and ends Wednesday, September 7th at 9 PM. Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and shared on *She Sparkles* the week of September 11th.

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

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of "The Story of Your Life", but no other payment or compensation was received for this post. As always the opinons expressed are all mine.


Nana's Nuggets said...

Good Morning Cindy! Thank You for the give~a~way! these make life fun:). Sounds like a wonderful book! and I love A.Thomas. I just finished reading~ GOD IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK by John Ortberg. It was wonderful, I do follow, have your button, and love your blog!! Thanks again and in advance congrats!! to the winner. (e-mail address is

Lisa Smith said...

Oh my goodness!! I Want This Book!!!
My fave summer read is Renee Swope's A Confident Heart. It's a life changer! Love you sweet friend!

Holly said...

My favorite book for the summer was The Final Summit by Andy Andrews and 1000 gifts by Ann Vascamp

LaVonne said...

I am currently reading a book called Gone. It is a kids book and I really enjoy it. I have read half of it at the beach this week!

(I don't want summer to be over!)

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Sandy B said...

I was looking at the promo of this book online last night. It's always great to hear stories of how God works through the lives of other....very uplifting!
I have two favorite books this summer. Still Alice (about Alzheimer's) and Crazy Love by Francis Chan.

Sandy B said...

I was looking at the promo for this book last night online....looks interesting. It's great to hear the stories of others as they journey along in life.
I have two favorite books this summer, Still Alice (about Alzheimer's) and Crazy Love by Francis Chan.

Judy H said...

I can hardly wait to read this book. I just finished Angela's BRAVE Bible Study. It was so good!

Andrew Smith said...

My favorite summer book was Unlimited by Jillian Michaels. It was a wonderful book about getting to the bottom of your past where you can move into the future. You can do anything!

I am also a follower! :)

Thanks for the chance!

Judy said...

My favorite read this summer so far is Divergent by Veronica Roth.


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I am a GFC follower-judy


Sarah Thomas said...

I've been trying to read lots of Christian fiction in my genre. I really enjoyed "In All Deep Places" by Susan Meissner

MARCIA said...

I have been reading & crying through Carol Kent's book Between a rock & a grace place, this summer. What an amazing family.

karenk said...

a wonderful most favourite book this summer was...'dogwood' by chris fabry...have you read it?

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Unknown said...

Good day! this book is truly inspirational I'd like to read this one ^_^

My favorite summer read:
Before ever after by Samantha Sotto
a very awesome and epic book

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Treasure Chest Ministries said...

I would love another book to add to my collection! Hmmm does it come with it's own bookcase? I'm spoiled when it comes to books. LOVE to read and reading peoples stories are the best things to read - almost as good as hearing it directly from the source.

Treasure Chest Ministries said...

Okay, just posted a link on Facebook. Forgot to mention my favorite book. Oh, that's cuz I've got lots of favorites. Of all time - Limiting God by Jonathan Hunter (only available now through Treasure Chest Ministries)
Currently: The Divine Commodity but I have tons of favorites...did I mention that? :)

Anonymous said...

Cindy I read this summer (and am still reading), Ann Voskamp's "One Thousand Gifts." It has inspired me to start my own gratitude, thanksgiving/thankful, praise journal. Also, I have been reading "The One Year Book of Hymns" written by William J. Petersen and Randy Petersen. I love the old hymns and this book gives a brief devotional and tells how the hymn was inspired by the writer.

Sweet Blessings,

Dawn said...

This summer I enjoyed reading former President Bush's book, Decision Points. I'm not a huge history/politics reader, but I really enjoyed reading about the background involved in the decisions he made during his presidency.

Darlene said...

My favourite summer read was One Summer by David Baldacci.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite book I read this summer was How to be an american housewife.

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Cindy said...

My favorite book that I read this summer, "The Eighty-Dollar Champion Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation" by Elizabeth Letts.
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Linda Kish said...

My favorite was She Makes It Look Easy by Marybeth Whalen. I loved that book.

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jcwega27 said...

never knowing

Krystal Larson said...

My favorite summer book was Die For Me by Amy Plum :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Sherry said...

One of my favorite books that I read this summer is Whisper by Carla Neggers.
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Sherry said...

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Unknown said...

I really don't have a Summer favorite I guess the Chicken soup for the Soul books I love
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Unknown said...

I am a GFC follower as Velvet

Erica said...

I've never heard of this book, but it sounds SO good!! My favorite book of the summer is the newest one from Angie Smith called "What Women Fear". So good!!

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Erica said...

I'm a follower! :)

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JHS said...

Wow. Asking me to pick a favorite book is a lot like asking me to say which of my children is my favorite. An impossibility. My favorite THIS summer? The Help. No doubt about it. As a civil rights attorney, I simply couldn't put it down and have seen the movie -- a very faithful and true adaptation of the book -- twice.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy :-). My fav summer book was "Reflecting God" by Kay Smith. I read it as part of the summer book club at my church. I so enjoy reading books that inspire me to love the Lord more - your giveaway sounds great! Love, Jenny C.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Radical Together by David Platt was one of my faves this summer as well as Closer Than Your Skin by Susan D. Hill. Thanks for the giveaway!

Amelia said...

This book sounds great, I LOVE life stories! My favorite summer reads were Carol Kent's trilogy - When I lay my Isaac down, A new kind of normal, and Between a Rock and a Grace Place. Couldn't put them down and had to read them back-to-back-to-back!

Vicki said...

My favorite summer read was definitely A Place Called Blessing by John Trent


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Alisia said...

i really enjoyed the hunger games series this summer :)

G said...

best book this summer: Bonhoeffer by Metaxas
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it in this giveaway!

Favorite summer book I've read this year is THE SKY IS GREEN AND THE GRASS IS BLUE by Deb Scott

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Andrea said...

I read Revelation and The Help. A little heavy serious stuff and a little light/fun reading. Those were the only ones I read this summer.

- Melissa - said...

My favorite summer book... I couldn't pick. My favorite book I read this summer would have to (ironically) be '20 Boy Summer' <3

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