Good gracious…..I love giveaways and I am always blown away by the things that I have the opportunity to review…but this one….geez Louise.
My first thought, upon hearing the title of the book, “When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette,” I thought this book was on coveting…jealousy and how to overcome it. I was mistaken in a huge huge, like BIG way. This book….again…I had feels all over my feelings when I read this. I was surprised and in awe of how Jesus spoke to me through this author and his experiences.
When I was suffering through my Master’s classes…one professor said something that still sticks with me and has shifted my mindset. She said “we are to be Jesus with skin on.” I never saw myself as that because Jesus is the only perfect Person to walk the face of the earth and I will never be perfect…like ever. Then it resonated on me that to be “Jesus with skin on” means that whomever I am around, I am an ambassador for Christ and I may be the only person, who knows and loves Jesus, that some people may encounter in that day. How am I going to best represent Him? This is what this book is about.
One thing that the author says is “What could God do if we just gave Him what we have? What could He do if we game Him…our faults and failures..our circumstances…our struggles…our prisons…our one finger.” He talks about Jesus reaching into the deepest darkest parts of us and revealing His plan and His glory and His Name is always glorified. Our job is to give credit where credit is due….it is all about Him and not about us.
God can take what He has allowed…what He has ordained….and our freewill and He glorifies His Name through it all. Nothing catches Him by surprise. Nothing. There is nothing that you have done, are doing, or will do that He does not have knowledge of, but if we allow it…He can and will create something beautiful.
This book………dangit people………just dangit. I will be drawing a name on Monday, December 26, 2016 for someone to win this book….if you do not win it…buy it. If you cannot buy it, go to your library.
About the Book:
When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette weaves heartwarming and miraculous stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people, revealing that He knows us and is fully present in our everyday circumstances, especially in our difficulties. Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Best-selling author Max Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, when he found Him living in a green-eyed brunette. As Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!”
List price: $15.99
About the Author:
Max Davis is the author of over 20 published books and has been featured in USA Today and Publishers Weekly and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in Journalism and Biblical Studies and is a much sought-after speaker for churches and organizations worldwide. He and his wife, Alanna, live on 50 beautiful acres in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana.
Here are the winner guidelines for you to use in 2016:
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”