The really frightening thing about middle age is you know you'll grow out of it! ~Doris Day
Friday, September 24, 2010
Book Review: A Friend in the Storm
We've all been in tight places. Those places where you feel constricted, pressured, even fearful.
You might even feel forsaken...
Throughout the storm God is there. That is the message from Cheryl Ricker in her new gift book A Friend in the Storm
This little green book is a salve for the soul and it's one that I plan on sending to friends who need a boost. Filled with beautiful poetry, quotes, and scripture A Friend in the Storm is sure to usher it's reader into the presence of the one who loves them best.
I loved the simple design of the book and the way each page featured a poem and scripture. Each page reminded me that we are never truly alone and there are those who have passed this way before. Better still is the strong and loving hand of God.
About Cheryl Ricker:
Cheryl Ricker has a degree in creative writing and has written columns and articles for various magazines and newspapers. She's been writing poetry all her life and her poems have won awards in fine arts and literary magazines. Cheryl lives with her husband and two sons in Rochester, Minnesota
Please check out Cheryl's amazing website for more information. www.cherylricker.com
Cheryl Ricker is hosting this great contest over at her website during the blog tour for A Friend in the Storm, Zondervan’s latest innovative gift book of quotes, Scripture and poetry that leads to lasting hope!Since this book covers matters of the heart, Cheryl wants to hear from YOUR heart! In the midst of any type of loss, grief or crisis, A Friend in the Storm takes you on a healing journey where you experience Christ’s love in a fresh, memorable way. Now she invites you to submit an original poem, story or snippet about a time when someone was a friend in your storm… and she's giving you the opportunity to win a KINDLE to do it!
On October 3rd, she will randomly select one winner to receive a brand-new KINDLE! She's also choosing 5 more names at random to receive a signed copy of A Friend in the Storm! The winners will be announced at her Facebook Party on October 4th. The party will take place on Cheryl's Facebook "A Friend in the Storm" Page - go here for all the details.
The Facebook Party will be a blast! Not only will she be announcing the
Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway winners, but she'll also be chatting with party goers, hosting fun trivia contests, and giving away even more prizes every 10 minutes – including signed copies of A Friend in the Storm, and gift certificates to Amazon.com and Starbucks.com!
Oh, and check this out - Cheryl is also giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! Simply help her spread the word about the contest; Facebook Party. Interested? It’s easy to enter! Here’s how:
Share this on FACEBOOK: Want to help someone who’s hurting? “A Friend in the Storm,” Zondervan’s latest gift book of quotes, Scripture and poetry, is helping thousands find lasting Hope! Go here http://ow.ly/2BYiN to enter to win a KINDLE! Post this on TWITTER: A Friend in the Storm by @cherylricker heals hearts in tough times. Enter 2 win a KINDLE http://ow.ly/2BYiN here! #litfuse (You must use hashtag #litfuse to be entered.)
Share this as many times as you like – just email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 4th and let her know how many times you tweeted/shared on Facebook, twittered or blogged about the contest. Each ‘sharing’ represents one entry into the contest. Another way to ‘share’ the contest is to add this button to your blog or website. Adding the button is worth ten entries into the contest!
Simply copy and paste the code in the text box below into the html screen of your blog/website, then send Amy an email letting her know that you added it along with your URL and she’ll toss your extra entries into the pot.
It's all a win/win really. A beautiful book, soothing words, and a great contest!
A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for my review.