Monday, August 17, 2015

Living a Fulfilled Life (and a Giveaway)

It’s been awhile since I last hosted an online study here. You know, life. It sometimes gets in the way.

But lately, I’ve been thinking about it…maybe it’s God whispering in my ear “It’s time.” And not by coincidence, I received an email from a woman asking me to think about doing another one.

Even when we don’t realize it, there is a need for community. {Tweet this}

Then, I received a copy of Fulfilled…Learning to Live the Life God Promised by Danise Jurado, and as I read it, I knew…it’s time. I going to read this book again, and I’m inviting you along with me.

Beginning,the week of September 6, we’ll begin a 6-week study of Fulfilled. Each week, I’ll post my thoughts on the reading and pose questions for reflection. Read at your own pace and visit here to interact in the comments section.

(There’s no need to sign up for the study, just plan to join us here each week. However, if you’d like to receive the Fulfilled blog posts in your email inbox, sign up to “follow by email” in the right side bar.)

Fulfilled releases on August 25, but you can preorder on Amazon now, and I’m told the e-book will be available this week. (Yay!)

Why do I like this book?

Author Danise Jurado shares openly about her own struggles and how she grew in her faith throughout challenging times. It’s not a candy-coated, tied up with a bow, type of book. (You know, the preachy sort.) Sometimes, we have to hear what we don’t what to hear. {Tweet this}
“I’ll be honest with you, I don’t remember any of her prayer. The word “slothful” just kept ringing in my head. At first, I was offended by this response. I wasn’t a lazy person! Then, I realized that she was right. Although I was diligent in other areas of my life, I had become lazy, and yes, “slothful” in my personal time with God.” (Fulfilled by Danise Jurado, pg. 33)

See what I mean? I wanted to gloss over this as I read it. Like Danise, I was defensive. Which usually means there’s a nugget of truth to it.

Despite there being some parts I don’t necessarily want to hear, it’s an easy to read book with some exercises for moving forward. (See the forgiveness homework in the first chapter!)

You can read more about author Danise Jurado and her book Fulfilled at her website: Danise Jurado, and on Amazon. (By the way, Danise does a weekly giveaway! And 50% of the proceeds from Fulfilled are being donated to The Dream Center in Los Angeles.)

To kick off our new online study on Fulfilled, I’m giving away an autographed copy of Fulfilled, along with this Fulfilled bag.

Leave a comment saying why you’d like to read Danise’s book, or simply say “I’m in!” if you’re planning to study with us. I’ll randomly choose and announce a winner Friday evening, August 21. (Winner must reside in the U.S.)

In Christ,
Laura 






                                                                        

6 comments:

  1. I am SOOOOOOOOOOO in and would LOVE to win this book!!!!

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  2. I would love to win this book. Christ is the only one that can bring us true fulfillment.

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  3. Laura, I have also read the book as part of the launch team. It truly is wonderful. Please don't include me in the giveaway as I have my copy :) but I just wanted to encourage all your readers to enter. They truly will be blessed for reading Fulfilled!

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  4. I'm just beginning to read this book as part of the launch team. And even with the little bit I've read so far, it's so good. So thankful you are doing the study.

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  5. I just heard about this book a few days ago, and I hope to read it soon. I would love to win a copy!!! Yay - your neighbor at #RaRaLinkup

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  6. I'd love to read Danise’s book. I've been going through a really difficult time where it's even hard to get out of bed some days. I think this book would definitely be an encouragement to my spirit.

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