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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Mornings with Jesus" Review & Giveaway



Do you ever feel as if you must hit the ground running each morning just to keep up?  As if there's not another minute to spare in your day - and yet somewhere, somehow, you want a few minutes' peace with scripture?

This is the book for you!

It's hard for busy women to find those quiet moments with God, but Mornings with Jesus is designed to maximize your every second by helping you prioritize and then chew on scripture throughout the day.  This book features 366 devotions specifically for 2012 that begin with scripture and then are followed by a short devotion and action step.  Because each complete devotion fits on less than one page, it takes very little time to read - but the action step and scripture passage is designed to remain on your heart throughout the day.

Having jumped ahead a bit and read through most of this book already, my favorite devotions are the ones that feature stories from the authors' lives.  I love reading how other wives and mothers encountered difficulties in their own lives that may be similar to mine and yet came through them stronger.  Reading others' stories of survival and success encourages me on those days when my to-do list seems longer than Santa's.

One devotion by Tricia Goyer particularly stood out.  She shared about how overwhelmed she felt at a teen mom's meeting, where she knew that they needed to learn more about Jesus and yet she didn't know how to find the time to mentor each one individually - when she realized that the best way she could help was to pray for them and be open to the Holy Spirit's leading.  Our Sunday School class is currently studying 'neighbors' and ways that we can reach out to those in need, and the stories of other churches who have raised millions of dollars for starving people overseas is inspiring - and also scary.  The need is great, and our numbers are small, but Goyer's story reminds us that we don't need to worry about doing it all - only to pray and do as He leads.

Don't take my word for it; Mornings with Jesus will challenge you to apply His words and make time in your busy schedule to spend Him.  Check out what others are saying here.

I received a copy of Mornings with Jesus for free from the LitFuse Group in exchange for an honest review.  The above opinions are my own.

They also gave me a copy to give away!

Here's how you can win your own copy of Mornings with Jesus.  You can earn multiple entries by completing more than one below and leaving a separate comment for each.

  • Leave a comment sharing why you want to win this book.
  • Enter my other giveaway happening here.  It will make you think hard about your faith, as well.
  • Share about this giveaway on a social media site and tell me which one.

A winner will be chosen on February 1st at noon.  Entrants without valid email addresses will be disqualified.  The winner will be selected randomly and will have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen.  I apologize to other readers, but I can ship to US addresses only at this time.

Don't want to wait 'til the giveaway is over to start reading?  You can buy Mornings with Jesus here.


  1. I would love to have a copy of this devotional book! Your review has certainly piqued my interest! I have begun to be more intentional in guarding my time with the Lord very day...I've begun getting up 45 minutes earlier in the morning to allow time for this...Mornings with Jesus would be a great resource to use!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!

  2. I would love to win this. The best part of my morning is drinking a cup of coffee while spending time with Jesus. I'm always looking for new books to read.

  3. I would love to win this! I've been looking for a devotional that would suit my busy schedule and still be a great study time in the Word. This sounds like just what I've been looking for!

  4. My walk with the Lord isn't as deep as I desire it to be. I would love to win this book so I can kickstart my day with some sweet quiet time and fellowship with my Lord. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

  5. I entered your deadly trilogy giveaway

  6. I shared this giveaway on fb

  7. I have just received Tricia Goyer’s novel Along Wooded Paths. She is the only author I recognize. I would like to have this devotional to read during this leap year because it has 366 devotions and is for 2012.
    I like devotions because they begin a central theme and you can continue your Bible study further on the Scriptures that pertain to the subject on that day for in-depth study. It is a nice jump-start place to begin.

  8. Posted link on my FB news page:
    Here's the place for you to check out!
    A Nest in the Rocks: "Mornings with Jesus" Review & Giveaway