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On the 1st Day of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas…
Books for Sisters, Mothers, and Girlfriends


The Christmas season is here. Stop and think about that. Take a moment to breath in deep, exhale slowly, and just ponder the significance of what has past and what is to come.

I am recently reminded that although at Christmas we focus, not surprisingly, on the babe in the manager and celebrate His coming to earth, He has actually been coming to us and for us from the very beginning, since the Garden. His love story with us, particularly women, is the main theme in the bestselling books by Liz Curtis Higgs.

Wreath of Snow_cvr.inddThe Women of Christmas draws us deep into the lives of three women, Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. With her signature storytelling, Liz walks through the first two chapters of Luke, line by line, illuminating how carefully God chose them and responded to their faithfulness. As Liz teaches, we see through the lives of these women, “God has chosen us too,” and fortunately, it’s regardless of our faithfulness.

Back through generations, we find more evidence of this as God orchestrates the details in the lives of a surprising cast of women. In Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, and several companion books, Liz examines the lives of some of them, including Tamar, a widow turned harlot, Rahab, a prostitute, Ruth, a Moabite, and Bathsheba, an adulteress. Despite their reputations, ancestry, or deeds, Liz uncovers God’s purposes for their lives. Ultimately, we learn that these women, by God’s grace, share in Christ’s story, as part of His family, no less. The promise of redemption is open to everyone.

Even Eve. There in Genesis 3:13-19, as Eve confesses her betrayal to God, as He curses her for her disobedience, Liz teaches how God also promises a Savior. Jesus is there at the moment that sin enters the world, and through Eve would come Seth, “who stands in the lineage of Christ. Through her offspring, that old serpent would eventually be crushed forever.”

With transparency, humor, and biblical scholarship, Liz shares God’s undeserved but abundantly offered grace for these women—and for all. As Christmas approaches, let the ancient stories speak afresh. Let’s prepare Him room.

Brought to you by Allison O’Hara.

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Buy One, Get One FREE | New Book from Liz Curtis Higgs

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Buy one for a friend, get one for yourself, FREE, and start your Christmas shopping early with this special offer for The Women of Christmas. Offer valid until September 16, 2013 for U.S. addresses only.

Best-selling author and Women of Faith speaker Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas. Follow in their footsteps so that you too may prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way this season.

Complete details here.



Liz Curtis Higgs | Live in July!

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You’re Invited!

Oklahoma City — Nashville — Grand Rapids

Enjoy precious time with your sisters in Christ—and those Bad Girls of the Bible—as best-selling author and Women of Faith speaker, Liz Curtis Higgs, opens God’s Word and shares from her heart.

Liz will be teaching from her newly revised classic, Bad Girls of the Bible, exploring the lives of two shady ladies from Scripture who reveal God’s grace in a way that’s both fresh and timeless.

“Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness.” —Publishers Weekly

Bring your Bible, your best friend, and your favorite local Bible teacher for  fun and meaningful study and fellowship.

DETAILS:  http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/liz-curtis-higgs-live-in-july/



NEWS: Liz Curtis Higgs & The Romans Project

a holy experienceTODAY:  On Ann Voskamp’s popular blog, A Holy Experience, best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs unpacks Romans 1:1. Sharing fresh insights on every word of the verse, Liz also includes photos from her garden and a heartfelt word of encouragement.

Be sure to follow Liz’s own Bible Study blog each Wednesday this winter as she walks through the pages of Embrace Grace.



DOWNLOAD: God Gave Us Easter Coloring Page

The newest in the beloved God Gave Us series by Lisa T. Bergren, God Gave Us Easter, will be available January 15, 2013! Begin the journey toward Easter early with this downloadable coloring page from the book.

Click to download the God Gave Us Easter coloring page.

If you want even more coloring fun with Biblical truths from this series, click here.



Enter to Win: Scottish Gifts from Liz Curtis Higgs

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Celebrate all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and especially, all things Christmas!

Against the backdrop of the Christmas season in Stirling, Scotland in 1894, A Wreath of Snow, a new novella from Liz Curtis Higgs, delivers a wonderful story of redemption and restoration.  In honor of its publication, we are offering the chance to win gifts from Scotland, brought home from Stirling by Liz Curtis Higgs.

Grand prize: One winner will receive a charming, antique sterling silver coin purse.

Runner up prize: Five additional winners will receive a pewter thistle pin.

All six winners will receive a copy of A Wreath of Snow.

Find complete details, rules and entry form HERE.



GIVEAWAY: Twice a Bride by Mona Hodgson

Sinclair Sisters collectible mugContest is closed. Thanks for your participation.

We’re celebrating the conclusion of Mona Hodgson’s debut series, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series! The fourth and final book in this charming historical fiction, Twice a Bride, is now on sale, and we’re giving away ten copies. But that’s not all. Five lucky winners will also receive a collectible Sinclair Sisters mug!

To enter, simply fill out the form below. We’ll pick 5 first place winners (book and mug) and 5 second place winners (book only) on Oct 29th. (Giveaway expired.)

Don’t forget to check out Mona’s website for more fun contests and giveaways!

WINNERS

Congratulations to the following people, who were randomly selected as our giveaway winners!

1st place (Book and Mug)

Anita H.                Lawrenceville, GA

Pat M.                   Huntsville, Al

Misty J.                 Blackduck, MN

Denise B.             Largo, FL

Claudia C.            Elizabethtown, KY

2nd place (Book only)

Anne P.                Vale, NC

Marissa E.            Loveland, CO

Shirley  B.            Lutz, Florida

Melissa A.           Billings, Montana

Jamie L.                Austin, TX



CONTEST: Wagon Train Recipe Contest with Mona Hodgson

Contest is closed. Thanks for your participation.

Mona Hodgson is hosting a recipe contest to celebrate the release of the final book in her Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series, as well as to celebrate her upcoming Hearts Seeking Home series!

Enter your favorite family recipe, invite your friends and family to vote, and your recipe may be published in the first book of Mona’s Hearts Seeking Home series next year!

Entries must be received between Oct. 3, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2012. All entries must be original and unpublished, and are limited to one per person. Voting will be open to everyone starting Nov. 5, 2012 through Nov. 30, 2012, on Mona Hodgson’s website. Mona and her husband, Bob, will cook or bake the three recipes with the most votes by Nov. 30, and will select a winner. The winning entry will be published in the first book of the Hearts Seeking Home series, coming August 2013!

For  more details, visit Mona’s blog post about this contest.

Please read the complete rules here.

 



SNEAK PEEK: Everything Romance–Just in Time for Summer Weddings!

Celebrating love this summer?

If you have a wedding or two to attend this summer, why not give a gift the happy couple will love to share for years to come?

Click here to download the first chapter of Everything Romance now.

From classic to contemporary gems, Everything Romance is a treasure trove of cherished sentiments and creative ideas to celebrate the beauty and magic of love.



Lazarus Awakening for Book Clubs and Small Groups

Is your spiritual life struggling to breathe? Do you feel trapped in a tomb of regret or fear? Step out of your graveclothes and into a resurrected spiritual life.

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