Friday, August 22, 2014

Red Hot Faith (Lessons from a Lukewarm Church) Bible Study by Cindy Bultema Review and Giveaway!!

What if you thought that lukewarm is OK?  No, it isn't.  In fact, it's worse than being just cold.  The church of Laodicea was caught in a trap.  They were prosperous, successful and had everything they could possibly want, but their hearts were lukewarm and God was going to spit them out of his mouth.  They were so far away from God's best.  But it is possible to come close to God and experience the abundant and red hot faith life that He has planned for each believer. 

Red Hot Faith is a new Bible study from Cindy Bultema designed to encourage you to step out of your current "lukewarm" life and take a journey to develop your Red Hot Faith!  There is a DVD of 8 sessions with Cindy expounding on the city of Laodicea, the passage in Revelation about that church and the lessons we can learn in how to increase our faith.  She often refers to God's transforming work in our hearts.  She has seen first hand how God can move a person from a life ruled by selfishness to a life of serving God wholeheartedly.  The participant's guide helps as you watch the DVD and includes a weekly Bible study and memory verse.  Each lesson has an introduction, a place to take notes on the video, discussion questions and going deeper for further study.  The leader's guide has great suggestions for how to facilitate a discussion group for Bible study.    All 3 components fill out a wonderful Bible study for women who desire for a changed life.

Red Hot Faith is not going to change you unless you want to be changed.  Cindy gives some very sobering facts, but also shares how God can use our weaknesses to make us strong.  She is real, honest and able to relate to her audience.  When I heard Cindy's story, He Loves Me (which you must see), I was completely in awe how God can truly transform a person and how He can use that person in a powerful way.  I love how Cindy uses a lot of visuals in this study.  Cindy has a gift for teaching God's Word with and she has chosen to spice it up with her new study, Red Hot Faith.

Cindy says, "I desperately want a life that has purpose, passion, spark and meaning, but most days I feel caught up in the whirlpool of life."

"It's time to say NO to the swirling, lukewarm routine of life that keeps you from experiencing God's best."
"Be hot, be cold, BE SOMETHING!!"  

Be sure to visit Cindy's website for more encouragement and joy!
Get your Red Hot Faith Bible study at Discovery House Publishers.

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book and DVD for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.*


I am giving away 2 copies of the study which includes the DVD, participant's guide and the leader's guide.

Please fill out this Entry Form to enter the Giveaway.  Ends Friday, August 29.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Perfect Time by @SarahSundin | Enter to win a Kindle HDX and a set of books!

Don't miss Sarah Sundin's hot-off-the-press novel, In Perfect Time. Publishers Weekly gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up: “Sundin excels at well-researched historical detail . . . with such accurate depictions of culture and setting that we are fully immersed in the times as well as in the story. The strength of relationships forged in war and the apprehension of God in times of trouble infuse this well-crafted novel with substance and light.”

Sarah is celebrating the release of her book with a fun giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • The Wings of the Nightingale Series (With Every Letter, On Distant Shores, and In Perfect Time)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 24th. Winner will be announced August 25th at Sarah's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Sarah's blog on the 25th to see if you won! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

My Review:
He was a pilot, loved math, beat drums for his passion,  respected by his friends and yet did not live up to his parent's expectations.  She was a flight nurse, received lots of attention from men, wanted to attend chief nursing school and left home to flee from parents who disdained her.  Both Roger Cooper and Kay Jobson were as far away from a relationship with each other until God met them both in their deepest hour of need.  Lt. Roger Cooper was a man who desired to play in a band when his circuit was up.  He didn't bet on falling for flirtatious and vulnerable Lt. Kay Jobson.  Kay believed that she could have any man at her fingertips, but Roger was different.  As God brought them together to share faith and friendship they found they had a lot in common.  It wasn't until Kay shared her dream of having a house with a fence and a yard that Roger decided he couldn't be the man for Kay since his dream involved traveling with a band.  Then Kay, Roger and several other pilots and nurses make an emergency landing in enemy territory.  They are on the run for 2 months and become close to each other as they struggle to hide and survive.  Enter the world of WWII and the lives of men and women caring for the wounded as they make hopes and dreams come alive in a land of death and dying.  Discover how Roger and Kay learn the powerful redemptive love of God and the magnetic pull of love despite all odds.

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin is the third book in the series of Wings of the Nightingale.  Three flight nurse stories are told in these historical and romantic novels.  I really enjoyed the first two books, but I wasn't a fan of Kay Jobson and was not quite sure how I would like this novel.  I did feel that the beginning was a little slow, but when Kay and Roger started interacting more and they were put in a tense situation I saw the story blossom with unique twists and turns.  I loved the tension in the relationship and the special signals each developed for each other.  Sarah knows how to weave history, romance and action into an exciting and page turning novel.

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Litfuse for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.*

Check out my other reviews of Sarah's books:
*With Every Letter
*On Distant Shores

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Cure for the "Perfect" Life by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory Book Review and Giveaway (ends 8/22)

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The Cure for the "Perfect" Life by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory is a look at the 4 "P" Bullies and 12 ways to stop trying harder and start living braver.  The four "P" Bullies are: Perfectionism, People-Pleasing, Procrastination and Performancism.  With humorous, yet true stories and unique candor, these ladies examine the Try Harder Living pit that many women succumb to and give hope and encouragement on how to dig out of that pit.  They invite you to Braver Living Rebellion.  There are four rebel personality types- Expressive, Analytic, Driver and Amiable.  Each personality type reacts differently with the 4 "P" Bullies.  This book is interactive and self-examining.  Each chapter begins with a bully belief (ie. If I want something done right, I'm going to have to do it myself.) and a brave combat (There's more than one way to do it right.).  There is a short quiz (they are all different), a story from a rebel, tiny acts of rebellion (ways to not try harder) and tips for each rebel personality type.  The message they wish to convey with their readers is to leave behind the  bully beliefs and embrace the freedom of choosing God's way and live in a brave new way.
I want to live the "perfect" life and the harder I try, the more frustrated I become.  I wasn't made to live this way.  I was made to embrace an imperfect life, but fully rely on God.  As I read this book, I identified with many of the bully beliefs.  Do I really live this way?  I appreciate how brave the authors and contributors were to share real stories of real struggles, but also give a hope and vision for a better way of life.  Do you struggle with any of the "P" Bullies?  Then stop trying harder and start living braver!  Get your copy today! 

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the authors for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.* 

About the Authors:

kathilippKathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp is the author of The Husband Project, The Me Project, The Get Yourself Organized Project, 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids, and several other books. Kathi’s articles have appeared in dozens of magazines, and she is a frequent guest on Focus on the Family radio and TV. She and her husband Roger are parents of four young adults in San Jose, California. Kathi shares her story at retreats, conferences, and women’s events across the United States. Connect with her at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter @KathiLipp.

Cheri Gregorycherigregory

Cheri Gregory is a Certified Personality Trainer; contributor to multiple books, including Wired That Way and 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids; and frequent speaker for MOPS groups, women’s retreats, parent workshops, and educational conferences. She is also a high school English teacher and graduate student. Cheri has been “wife of my youth” to Daniel (her opposite personality), a pastor, for over a quarter-of-a-century; they have two college-aged kids (who are also opposite personalities). She blogs about expectations, “baditude”, and hope at Connect with her on Facebook at and Twitter @CheriGregory.

Check out these resources for the book:
Website Link:

FREE download of Chapter 1: 

Facebook Page (aka “Braver Living Rebel Headquarters”):

PODCASTS:  Listen to Kathi and Cheri (the authors) chat about the 4 P "Bullies."
*Part 1
*Part 2

WIN a copy of this book signed by the authors by filling out my ENTRY FORM!  Giveaway ends Friday, August 22.