Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Mother-Daughter Duet & Dancing With My Father + giveaway
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Title: MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUET
Authors: Cheri Fuller & Ali Plum
It is possible to having a harmonious relationship with your daughter…
We all had a thousand hopes and dreams when our daughters were born—including that someday we would be the best of friends. But sometimes, the best dreams just aren’t reality. That sweet little girl with pigtails turns into a moody teenager. And as a young adult, sometimes it seems as if the journey is fraught with friction and frustration.
The authors maintain that having a harmonious relationship is possible. This mother-daughter duo have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUET is filled with personal stories and proven principles that the authors guarantee will open the doors of communication. The authors suggest that these principles may apply to daughters-in-law as well.
I had a fantastic relationship with my mother—we did grow up to be the best of friends—and I dream of having that same relationship with my daughters. Mom seemed to have done this seamlessly, but as I read through this book, I wonder if she did put a bit more effort into it.
My daughters are still young, but some of the principles shared in the book are even invaluable at this stage of our lives. I recommend this book if you want to be friends with your daughter. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book, making this ideal for small group study. $13.99. 215 pages.
Cheri Fuller is a best-selling, award-winning author whose books have sold more than one million copies. She speaks to a wide range of women at women’s conferences and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.
Ali Plum is Cheri’s daughter, a writer and songwriter, a wife, and a mother to Noah and Luke. She and her mom have weathered the ups and downs of their relationship to find one of the most treasured, honest relationships of their lives. Ali has recorded background vocals for popular musicians, and Mother-Daughter Duet marks her debut into book publishing.
Title: DANCING WITH MY FATHER
Author: Sally Clarkson
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/practical life/women
Do you sometimes feel victimized by circumstances? Are you overwhelmed by weariness, fear, or discouragement? Do you wonder, Where can I go to claim the promise of Jesus that my joy could be made full? (from the back cover)
Sally Clarkson is a multipublished author, and popular speaker. When she noticed a lack of joy in her own life, she suddenly realized how easy women lose their joy when they are faced with a never-ending (and always growing) to-do list, and they feel weighed down by family, career, and other commitments. But when Ms. Clarkson started feeling discouraged, she wanted to turn to God and have Him help her regain her joy.
Thus began Ms. Clarkson’s study of prayer and how to cultivate deep-rooted joy, even during difficult circumstances. And she invites you to join her in a life of trusting God to lead you into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose.
With chapters entitled with dance or musical references, she shows us such things as:
The Search for Joy in a Less-Than-Perfect World
Dancing Through the Twists and Turns of Life
Reveling in God’s Melody of Joy
Staying in Step With Your Partner
Hearing the Refrain of Heaven,
The book includes a type of study guide, with questions, and plenty of room left for your answers, as you study through the Bible and see what God says to you about developing a deep-rooted joy, making this ideal for small group studies. If you (or someone you know) is searching for joy, then DANCING WITH MY FATHER is definitely a book to consider. Available now from WaterBrook Press. $13.99. 206 pages.
The reality of living in a broken, fallen world can leave women feeling overcome by fear, guilt, and weariness. Many develop “sawdust souls,” numb to any sense of joy.
In this warm and wise book, author Sally Clarkson invites readers to take God’s hand and let Him lead them into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose. With the voice of a trusted mentor, she reveals how, by getting in tune with the rhythm of God’s presence, women can nurture an inner attitude of anticipation and celebration even in the stressful seasons of life.
Through rich biblical insights woven with real-life stories, women will be inspired to recapture a spirit of joy as they follow God’s lead on the dance floor of life.
Sally Clarkson is a popular speaker, known across the nation and internationally for her work with women. She is the author of several books, including The Mission of Motherhood, The Ministry of Motherhood, and Seasons of a Mother’s Heart. She has worked in various ministries, including Campus Crusade for Christ. With her husband, Clay, she is cofounder of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarksons, parents of four, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.