Monday, April 14, 2008

Blog Tour for "The Busy Mom's Devotional: 10 Minutes a Week to a Life of Devotion" by Lisa Bergren


Think it's impossible to have a spiritual life AND manage family life? There are many days that plainly feel like an exercise of survival. But living a life of devotion means seeing Christ in everything--from changing a diaper to a husband's tender kiss.

Join Lisa Bergren for a year of "been there" devotions--readings from a mom who lives like you do, in the trenches, but strives to see Jesus beside her, through it all. Do just one devotional a day (or a week!), and you'll begin to see life with more depth and clarity than ever before.


I liked that this book is arranged into four sections, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Also, the author has a small place at the beginning of each devotional for the reader to jot down "Things on My Mind," so that the reader can let go of that list and devote herself to the insight at hand. There is also a section called, "What is God saying to me in this?" for the reader to jot down any thoughts about what she just read. "Making the scripture mine" is a place for the reader to make application, and "My prayer" encourages the reader to record her own prayers, notes, phrases, words, images, or whatever helps her express her response to the passage.

I began reading in the Spring section and thoroughly enjoyed Lisa's experiences in Italy with her young daughter. I found those pieces to be a breath of fresh air in the devotional genre. It was fun experiencing Italy vicariously through Lisa and her insights.

And by the way, don't you love this beautiful cover?

Be sure to register for Lisa's eNewsletter on the Contact page if you would like to receive some of Lisa's devotionals (and news/contests/etc) for free!

Lisa Bergren is the author of thirty books that have sold many more than she ever believed. She writes a lot from the heart and in whatever category that currently interests her–from gift and children’s books to medieval fiction and Bible studies. She is a wife to Tim, an artist, and mother to three phenomenal children–Olivia, Emma and Jack. The Bergrens live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worship at Trinity Lutheran Church in Monument. For more specifics on Lisa, see her Web site at www.LisaTawnBergren.com.

To buy the book: go here.

To visit Lisa's website: go here.

Would you like my autographed copy? Just leave a comment and I'll put your name in the hat.

28 comments:

Rhonda said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for the offer.

Yes, please include my name in the 'hat'.

Rhonda

Sue Cramer said...

Thanks Linda, I'll have to check it out!!
Sue

Michelle said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the generous offer. Please put throw my name in the hat.

BeverlyDru said...

You are so generous to do so many give aways. I figure my number is coming up soon! Sounds like a great book.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Gee, but I don't know if I really need this book. HA!

You know someday I will click on your site and not say to myself "That is just So. Cool." everytime I see the coffee pouring out.

Not today tho.

Susanne said...

Sounds like a great devotional. Please enter me, Linda!

Queen B said...

That sounds like a great book!
Thanks!!

Cindy Swanson said...

This sounds good, Linda! I've read some of Lisa's fiction books, and they were awesome.

By the way...our station does stream live. You can go to www.101qfl.com and you should easily see a place where you can click on the live stream. This morning isn't typical, because the host of "Marlar in the Morning," Darren Marlar, is out sick and I'm just doing weather and news in between songs. Usually we have a blast on the show.

Have a great day!

Brenda said...

This book sounds great! The part in Italy sounds right up my alley.

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Do you think if I win this book it will look like a fix (since I won in your last give away?). Oh well, I will hope to win anyway!

krista said...

Love your blog! Please add my name to the hat. THANKS!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I need these book. This is my entry and my plea.

cajunquilter said...

wow what an awesome giveaway! please do include me. thanks!

marina said...

I am in put my number in the hat too! sounds good!! marina

Michele said...

The book sounds wonderful! As a full-time working mother of 2, whose husband has been working full time and going to college full time (he graduates in 3 weeks!), AND we've spent the past year CONQUERING cancer (my 6 year old was diagnosed in 2/07; and has completed treatment; having final scans this week!-YAY GOD!) I only get about 10 minutes sometimes to spend with God in the a.m. So, please put my name in the hat too! I could use a devotional just like that!

Blessings! Michele

Becky said...

Lisa is one of my favorite authors. I have a bunch of her fiction, but I've not yet read her devotional. It sounds amazing!

gail said...

yes please! throw my name in the hat.

on another note, i caught "what not to wear" last nite, very late. and they overhauled a couple. it was great fun to see both a guy and gal getting the works.

love that clinton!

gail

Colleen said...

Ooh ooh! Pick me! Pick me! ;O)
Sounds like just the book I need to be reading right now...

Cayce's crazy life said...

Love devotionals - especially ones that are organized and have room to write thoughts down!
I'm reading my first Beth Moore book TO LIVE IS CHRIST (the story of Paul's life) and need a great devotional right now!
Go ahead and throw my name in the hat!
Cayce

SJ said...

Sounds really good! You can throw my name in the hat too. Thanks!

Darlene R. said...

Oh, you know I want my name in that hat!

Laura said...

Please throw my name in the hat! I think I could really use this book. Thanks!

Michelle said...

Linda, I am sorry.

I tagged you on my blog dear. Go see what I got you into.

marina said...

I think you are on too something Linda, your right there is something about showing your colthes ( do you think I need help do you think you can call your BFF 911 to help me out on what not to wear )? LOL!! I never have thought of it that way but I guess I like earth tones. although I do like pinks and have some , it's just since I had my son and all I Know longer work in an office I gave it alway my suite sniff, sniff,... all I go for now is the jeans,sweats, and running after my son. But you are right it does say something about us girls, And you always think the other girl dress's better than you .Or you wish you could dress like her isn't that the turth but, I did love your dress, love. marina
PS. i would love to have a pair of red shoes like that girl on what not to wear but can never fine ones I really like.

marina said...

PS. I just saw your post on jodie28 and notice you said you had and idea for a blog and I thought the samething.
these was so much fun looking at everyone's cothes.
marina

Merrie said...

What a great book! I don't think I've ever heard of her - and I know I've never read one of her books... I'll check her out.
Thanks for the headsup about her - even though I'm a lot slow ...

Darnelle said...

Are you kidding me!? I'd buy it just for the cover! I need a nap . . .

ReadingRobin said...

Is it too late to enter? I REALLY need this book, I'm in toddler world, potty training, PTA, and Little League.
cmrobin@bellsouth.net