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Friday, September 09, 2011

Winner of A Confident Heart

And the winner is...

Holly. Commenter #1. Congratulations!! You win a signed copy of Renee's book. Please e-mail me your address and I'll send it right to ya!

To the rest of you wonderful ladies, click right on over to order your very own copy.

Happy weekend, y'all!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

A Confident Heart Give Away!

Have you ever read a book that changed you? A Confident Heart by Renee Swope is that book. Reading A Confident Heart and applying the truths has not only changed my heart, it has changed my life.

Renee candidly shares her story and own struggle with self-doubt and depression. Renee relates to readers as the girlfriend who understands. She will cry with you, laugh with you and tell how much you need God's truth! If  you have ever doubted God’s call on your life or lived in constant frustration, this book is for you too.

By using the scripture based prayers at the end of each chapter of A Confident Heart, you can replace self-doubt with God-fidence. You can lose the fear of failure by learning to fail forward. Failing forward has shown me how I can live freely as the me God created.

I am reading the book right now for the third time, tagging and highlighting each verse Renee uses. I pray each verse out loud over myself before I start my day.

Changes I’ve noticed in my own thinking include: accepting God’s forgiveness without meditating on my failures, seeing failure as a chance to grow and mature instead of as disappointing God and others, viewing myself as a worthy work-in-progress and utilizing grace and gratitude as the primary language of my heart, mouth and mind just to name a few.

Today I leave you with this prayer from chapter 2:
I want to know and rely on the love You have for me, Jesus, and live in that love. You say that whoever lives in love lives in You, and You in him. In this way, love is made complete in me, so that I can have confidence today and forever... I trust that because Your love is perfect, I don't have to be. Amen

If you’d like to jump on the Confident Heart bandwagon, leave a comment telling me why you want to read A Confident Heart and I’ll choose one random commenter to win a free autographed by Renee copy. Winner announced here on Friday, September 9. You can also go to Renee's website to register for the 7 Day Doubt Diet and other free Confident Heart related resources. You can order your own copy of the book here.

Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Super thanks to Revell for providing me with a free copy of A Confident Heart which I am giving away to one of you!