Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Review: Embraced by God

Over the course of the past 2 weeks I have been carefully making my way through a Litfuse Publicity review copy of Babbie Mason's new book, Embraced by God. It is a fabulous 21 day devotional aimed at celebrating who and whose you are in Christ. I'll give you my thoughts up front and some info from the publishers will follow in case you are interested in checking it out. Oh, and there is a Nook Giveaway involved too!

My Review:

I should start by saying these are not short daily devotions by any means. Each day has an entire chapter that relates to it's theme. I have found that I can't fit these in with my early am Bible reading before getting my girls off to school, but it has become something I look forward to sitting down with as soon as I return from morning drop offs. I grab my copy of Embraced by God and a cup of coffee and head to a warm comfy spot for a while. I had not previously heard of Babbie Mason, but she is a singer/songwriter as well as author, and I think that is why I love her writing style. She is very easy to "listen" to. I find myself reflecting throughout the entire day on the thoughts, verses, and themes brought up in each mornings' chapter. I haven't technically learned anything new as a result of reading this devotional, but it has certainly brought to the forefront of my mind how simply loved, cared for, and cherished I am by God. How awesome is that?!?

From the Publisher:

Have you ever wondered, "Does God really love me? Do I really matter to him?"


As a matter of fact, God loves you just as much as he loves His own Son.

In the pages of this heartwarming, thoughtful and life-affirming 21-day journey, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason reminds you, when you know you are loved by God and that you are in His eternal plan, you’ll never again wonder if your life matters.

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Embraced by God is a 21-day encounter that shares the unconditional love of God. "If you watch what the media says as to where we should find our identity--" says Babbie, "--money, beauty, power and technology--you'll just be confused about who you are and what your purpose is. As a culture we are trying to buy or sell what can only be administered to the soul by Jesus."

Celebrate with Babbie by entering her Nook Tablet Giveaway!

One beloved winner will receive:

  • A Brand new Nook Tablet with Wi-Fi
  • Embraced by God by Babbie Mason
  • Babbie's Embraced by God Music CD
  • Babbie's Embraced by God Notecards

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/5/12. Winner will be announced at Babbie's "Embraced" Facebook Party on 3/6. Babbie will be hosting an evening of chat, music, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, Embraced by God music CDs and Notecards, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club.)

So grab your copy of Embraced by God and join Babbie and friends on the evening of March 6th for an evening of fun.

Reminder: Litfuse Publicity provided me with a copy of this book for review purposes. No other compensation was provided. All the opinions are my very own.