Monday, December 9, 2013

Marilynn Dawson Blog Tour

Welcome to our blog stop on the Google Play Winter Giveaway! Author Marilynn Dawson is giving away one PDF copy of her books each week until the end of January 2014.  This Giveaway is in celebration of her next release, "Dressed for Eternity" which will launch in February 2014.  You can read a sample of that book here.

Today, we get to feature Volume Two of her series, Becoming the Bride of Christ: A Personal Journey. This is a 6 volume set with a Leader's Guide; 14 chapters spread across the volumes, with Volume Two containing Chapters 5 and 6. The back cover of Volume Two has this to share:

"God's been speaking to me so much about His love and how it affects areas of life I never really thought about before, areas that I'm realizing are almost impossible to achieve victory in apart from His love working in me. It honestly amazes me. Truly we can do nothing apart from the transforming work of God's love through the Holy Spirit in our lives. All our best efforts apart from this love are just so much wood, hay and stubble. Imagine what would happen to our churches if more of us made this realization. I have to admit it's a realization fraught with discoveries of just how soiled a heart can be and the needed washing and cleansing that has to happen as a result of the light of God's love being shone on it. But as long as I can keep from recoiling, as long as I can keep choosing to present my heart wide open to my Lord, as long as I don't shrink back from the transforming work going on in my life, then I can look forward to what is ahead."

Becoming the Bride of Christ chronicles Marilynn's personal journey as she learn to live with God as unseen Husband and Father in the home. It's about learning to appropriate many Scriptural concepts that we've overly spiritualized, and bringing them down to where life is lived every day. This book can be read as an account of the lessons God's actively teaching her, or it can be engaged in as a personal or group Bible study. There is quite a bit of Scripture in every chapter, as well as questions to help a person appropriate these lessons into their own life. One of her goals is to share a story that men as well as women can read and glean from. Too often it seems presentations on the Bride of Christ have been geared toward women when Scripture says the Church, who is referred to as the Bride of Christ, is made up of men and women. Marilynn write from a women's perspective of course, but it's her desire that men will be able to gather helpful insight, not just women. After all, we are all called to live out the commands of Christ in our everyday life.

You are welcome to read an excerpt from Volume Two here.

Marilynn is giving away a copy of Volume Two on December 15th.  As the giveaway is happening on Google Play, you will need a Google account email address to be eligible for the drawing.  Enter via Rafflecopter below:

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If you use the following coupon code while ordering from CreateSpace, you'll get 10% off your order of Marilynn's books: 2MU73RQR 

The code is good through the end of the blog tour on January 26th.

Disclaimer: The cool thing about taking part in this blog tour is that I get a copy of this week's book too! We both win!

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