As the blustery winds whip outside, I find myself curled up inside, reading some wonderful books. I’d like to share some of my favorites with you. Be sure to read to the end to find out how you can enter to win one of these books.
You Were Made for This Moment by Max Lucado
In today’s world, we need all the hope and encouragement we can get. Prolific author/theologian Max Lucado once again delivers on both counts in this latest book. He takes us on a journey through the book of Esther, reminding us that we live in perilous times, as Queen Esther did thousands of years ago. And, like Esther, we have choices to make; either to be silent or speak up, retreat, or stand up.
Max Lucado uses his superb storytelling skills to encourage us to focus on the promises and not the problems, reminding us that relief comes in God’s perfect timing for us all.
Any words written or spoken by Max Lucado encourage my soul and draw me deeper into God’s word, and the story of Esther shows how one brave woman can change her world for the better. I can think of few better places to be than sitting by a fire on a snowy night reading Max Lucado.
The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
What would happen if we called on God for help—and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, shipwrecked passengers pull a stranger from the sea who claims to be “the Lord.” He tells them that he alone can save them—but only if they all believe in him.
Fellow Michigander Mitch Albom is near the top of my favorite authors. He first caught my attention through his New York Times bestseller, Tuesdays with Morrie, and has followed that bestseller up with more compelling, thought-provoking gut-searching premises. This author is a man of integrity and a man of his word.
Bend Your Knees, Louise! by Jackie Freeman and Karen Worthy
My love for words and the sport of pickleball inspired an amazing writing/editing/publishing journey with my friend Karen. This is our first book, a picture book introducing the nation’s fastest-growing sport to audiences of all ages. We hope you fall in love with the sport of pickleball—and we’d love to see you join us on a pickleball court soon!
Keep a Song in Your Heart, Musical Notes for Daily Devotions by Jackie Freeman
This is the first in a series of devotions composed from the sheet music to gospel classics my mother, Joy Price, played for me while I sang in public and in her living room. Her old upright piano sets the stage for my stories to begin. Each gospel song lends itself to a memory that has been translated into a message that I hope encourages you to discover hope, peace, and joy along your journey. A Spotify playlist comes with the devotional.
Do one of the following between now and January 15 and I’ll enter you in the drawing for one of these books.
- Comment on this blog and let me know what you are reading.
- Head over to my Facebook page and LIKE Jackie Freeman Author then comment on this post to let me know you’re following me on Facebook.
- New subscribers to my newsletter during these days will also be entered. Current subscribers who refer a friend(s) will be eligible if you email me the names of your referrals.
I pray you have a healthy and happy New Year!