Thursday, November 17, 2011

Things I Love Thursday: Miracle on Hope Hill (& GIVEAWAY!)

Hey Friends :)

Happy "Things I Love Thursday"!

Today I'm linking up with Jill from the Diaper Diaries to share something I love.....a new book - Miracle on Hope Hill: And Other True Stories of God's Love by Carol Kent and Jennie Dimkoff.

As I've shared in the past, Carol & Jennie have had a huge impact in my life. I've had the opportunity to get to know these ladies both professionally and personally ~ and let me tell you, they are the real deal! I love every minute that I spend with them!

(Picture below: the Afman sisters ~ Jennie Dimkoff, me, Carol Kent, and Bonnie Emmorey)

I've been looking forward to their latest book, "Miracle on Hope Hill" since I first heard about it almost 2 years ago! If you haven't read it yet, trust will LOVE it! :)

What is Miracle on Hope Hill? I'm glad you asked!

Miracle on Hope Hill is a collection of true, inspiring stories that show God’s love and affirmation intervening in the lives of ordinary people. It includes stories of romance, heartache, tragedy, and celebration, but all with the common thread of "God moments" that show his love, intervention, and blessing....

If you enjoy hearing true stories of "God Moments" in the everyday lives of real people ~ you'll want to check "Miracle on Hope Hill" out!

When I first opened "Miracle on Hope Hill" book, I was pretty confident I would enjoy it. (I've not yet read a book of Carol & Jennie's that I didn't enjoy. In fact, did you know that the VERY FIRST book I bought as a Christian was Carol's book, "Becoming A Women of Influence". I still reference it today!).

Also, two dear friends' stories (April & Tanya) are both are featured in "Miracle on Hope Hill". Knowing their powerful, personal journeys ~ I sensed I was in for a real treat.

I was not prepared, however, to NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN! What an amazing work. All 39 of the stories are powerful! I laughed. I cried. I was amazed by God! I was encouraged by the uplifting quotes sprinkled throughout the book, and the life-changing Truths referenced in each story. Great stuff!

I immediately bought 2 more copies (one for my mom, and one for my sweet TX friend Donna), and plan to give many as gifts this Christmas!

One friend shared, "I would suggest this book for anyone who needs encouragement, a little pick me up, or a big reminder of the never failing character of God. What a beautiful gift idea for someone who finds themselves in need of a little hope or even a gift of thanks to someone who has been a hope lifter".

I totally agree! :)

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

In fact, Jennie was over for lunch a few weeks ago and personally signed 4 copies for me to share with my *She Sparkles* friends. Woo Hoo!

To Win my "Miracle on Hope Hill" book Giveaway: Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

Why would you like to win Carol & Jennie's book Miracle on Hope Hill??

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RULES: Starts today, Thursday, November 17th and ends Monday, November 21st at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog during the week of November 22nd.

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

P.S. For more Things I Love Thursday ideas, hop on over and visit my real-life neighbor, the brilliant and hilarious Jill at the Diaper Diaries. :)

Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this "Miracle on Hope Hill" review, and, as always, all opinions expressed in this post are fully my own.


Renee G said...

I would love to win this book because it sounds upbeat and positive. rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Leah Adams said...

Sounds like an encouraging book and heaven knows, in this world we live in, encouragement is lacking severaly. Would love to win this!!

Leah Adams said...

Twittered it, in addition to leaving the above comment.

KarriedByHisLove said...

Wooooo-Hoooooo!!! I am soooo pumped about this book!! In fact, I'm not even sure that I can wait to see if I won!!!! I would like this book because I LOVE to hear stories about those "God moments" when God swoops in, steps in or breaks in and gives us moments of realization of Him, His love and His presence!! How AMAZINGLY good our God is!! P.S. would I get an extra entry for also being from Kokomo?!?!?! jk. =). But not kidding that I would really love to win!!

Kathy Bruins said...

I would love to win a copy because I love God stories. Thanks, Cindy!

Loni said...

I would LOVE to win a copy to read and then share on my blog. I was at the taping of Carol's last book with you and loved meeting her and her sisters....and you!!!! :)

Amelia said...

Oooh, I've heard such great things about this one. I'm thinking awesome Christmas gifts! Can't wait to read it, I'd love a copy!

Susie Finkbeiner said...

I'd love to win this because I know it would be uplifting. Also, I'd like to share it with a friend who is going through a very rough time. She could use some stories like these!


MARCIA said...

Carol Kent has blessed me with every book & every interview I've heard of hers. I would love to be encouraged & blessed at this time of struggle.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book because I am a blogger working on a book as well, and just holding another blogger's book would be such an inspiration to me.

Zaankali said...

What a great giveaway! As the weather gets colder in West Michigan and the days get shorter I find myself wanting to curl up with a good book by the fire. This would be a great book to do that with.

Dawn said...

I would love to win because I like to keep books such as this on my bedside table - they are perfect for a quick read before I go to sleep or before I start my day - ending or starting on a high!

Be blessed!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

It sounds like a book that would be a real blessing and encouragement to anyone who reads it.

Wishing for you and your sweet family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! I was blessed to hear you speak at the first meeting of WORD at Sunshine Church this fall. My first time there and my first time hearing you speak. I must say you were awesome and you are an inspiration to all women.

I would like to win the signed book to share with my mother and sister. My mother, through tragedy, has found time to strengthen her faith in Christ by going to Sunshine with me. It was hard to leave my previous bible study and go off to something new, but I did it for my mom and she has just blossomed with a newness of life. I also have a sister who has struggled for many years. We lost a sister 6 years ago and that affected her life immensely, however now she struggles with an illness that no doctor has been able to truly diagnosis. Dark times for her for a while now, but she has her faith and what way to uplift both her and my mom is to read this book you are raving about.

Please consider us and thank you for being a real inspiration.

Jennie Afman Dimkoff said...

Cindy, Thanks for your "sparkling" book endorsement! Carol & I had the joy of seeing God at work in every chapter. It made writing "Miracle on Hope Hill" a very precious project for us. I've loved reading the posts so far!

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! cindy..sounds like an awesome book, and you know what we all need constant encouragement:)! thanks for the give-a-way! Happy:)day!

Katie @ the terpblog said...

I would love to read this book and be reminded of the many ways that God works through ordinary people in everyday life.

Janelle said...

I would love to win this book because it's a perfect witness to my neighbor who is going through some difficult times now. Was just speaking to her today about God's goodness & mercy. This book would be wonderful and inspiring for her!
Cindy, thanks for a chance to win it!
Best wishes,

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