Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Getaway With God and giveaway

Getaway with God Letitia Suk

I am also giving away my copy of this book - leave a comment with contact information to enter. 

Getaway with God

by Letitia Suk  


The everywoman's guide to personal retreat. 

Overworked and overwhelmed, many of today's Christian women live their lives at an exhausting pace---without any margin for refueling. Even in their strongest spiritual seasons, most long for more intimacy and time with their heavenly Father. But with the demands of modern life, simply getting up earlier in the day to fit in a devotion is no longer a viable---or fulfilling---option.

What if there was a way to plug in and recharge your soul, not just your smartphone? What if a simple day away could transform your life? Getaway with God invites readers to step away from the incessant pressure of deadlines and demands to spend time with God. More to the point, it walks women through each step of designing their own retreat---whatever kind is needed.

Letitia Suk provides step-by-step guidance and the necessary tools to enable any woman to plan an extended time away on any budget. Part one offers detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and templates for how to use each hour. Part two focuses on designing a five-day life-review retreat, including guided questions and ways to bring the retreat home. The practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide a checklist for what to bring.

Suk's warm, mentoring voice will assure readers that, no matter what their season in life, the time for retreat is now.

First, the disclaimer.  "I was provided a free paperback copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, I was very surprised by this book.  Maybe my brain read more into the title than what was intended, but I thought maybe it was  a devotional and would be a 'deep' study of the word. Maybe I should've read the back cover copy before I jumped!

OK, so now that we got failed expectations out of the way I will review it on what it is instead of what it is not.  :)  Ms. Suk is a retreat junkie by her own admittance. She goes to multiples ones a year. And when none is scheduled when she wants one... well, why not?  Her first unscheduled retreat was at a convent. Cool!  But she was a bit put out by the lack of a schedule. I'm supposed to do what when? and where? How? 

Ms. Suk also seems a very organized type, and having a lack of a planned itinerary to follow made her plan her own. Once she was satisfied, she spend a lot of time in the word, resting and relaxing. 

Later, Ms. Suk invited a friend to go on an unscheduled retreat with her to a bed and breakfast. Her friend came armed with bubble bath and little else, and her retreat focused on pampering herself the entire time. Ms. Suk was a bit judgmental at first, (she admitted it) but came to realize that was exactly what her friend--a busy mom--needed. 

I am not a retreat junkie. My idea of a retreat is Sunday evenings after church services are done and enjoying a book, a bubble bath, time in the word, maybe a nap, and NOT working. I don't even fix dinner. You're on your own Sunday evening.  I need those few hours of quiet a week.  I have five children and am a pastors wife and I homeschool, and the thought of all the work that would have to go into me leaving home for a couple days is -- wow, overwhelming. And then all the catchup work when I get home. And being in a strange, unfamiliar to me place?  No. Just no.  Clearly I am not the intended audience for this book. 

If you are a retreat junkie, this is hands down a book you must have to help you plan your own retreat--complete with an already planned for you itinerary.  Ms. Suk is very detailed and this book will save you a lot of stress work. She does it all except book the facility and pack your things. 

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 Meet the Author
Letitia Suk is an author, speaker, and life coach. Her previous works includes Rhythms of Renewal. She regularly blogs at and makes her home in Evanston, Illinois.

Letitia invites women to chase the Intentional life. She writes and speaks of God's renewal and restoration and offers platters of hope to women in each season of life. Tish is also a personal retreat guide and life coach in the Chicago area and moonlights as a hospital chaplain. You might run into her walking by Lake Michigan, browsing resale shops, or making up a new tradition. She blogs at and is also the author of Rhythms of Renewal.

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Do you need a day away from busyness and stress to transform your life? Schedule a day and learn how to make the most of your time of refreshment with Letitia Suk's new book, Getaway with God. You’ll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you’ll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to kick-start your getaway with God.

Get ready for your own getaway with God by entering to win a travel bag set from Letitia.


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Getaway with God

  • A Vera Bradley XL Duffel Travel Bag

  • A Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio

  • getaway-with-god-collage 

    Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 16. The winner will be announced December 19 on the Litfuse blog.


    1 comment:

    Marilyn R. said...

    Sounds like a book to use when planning a women's retreat. Laura, I'm like you--I enjoy spending quiet time at home instead of always going some where to relax. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway by Letitia Suk. The travel bag would be great to use any time like a visit to family. God bless
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