Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Boost for Your Prayer Life with Author, Wade Webster & A Giveaway

I love meeting new writers, even if it's online. Recently, I was "introduced" to Wade Webster. His book sounds fascinating, and I desired to know more about him. After contacting him by Facebook and e-mail, we agreed that he would visit us today on Writing With God's Hope blog.

Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Wade's book.

Wade, tell us something about yourself and your journey with writing and with Christ.


When you say yes to God expect to be surprised. That’s my experience. That, and dealing with doors in life.
I’m a member of a large church. Our adult fellowship is the size of an average church in America, about 150 folks. The year I was able to get plugged into the weekly prayer rotation to open the class was also the year my wife left me.
The leadership of the class asked me to step down. That’s the only explanation I received.
That was the same year the American Christian Fiction Writers opened email genre loops. I joined the children’s fiction loop. A member of that group began offering weekly prayers to encourage us, but complications in Sally’s life made it so she had to step away from that role. She offered it to anybody who wanted to continue the prayers. I decided to pick up that torch with the stipulation that if the prayers became weakly someone would tell me to stop.
I learned of people in the group I had never heard of from emails they sent me telling me how much my prayers spoke to them.
I found lists in the Bible to use as ideas for topics to pray about. The pieces of spiritual armor came first. The Beatitudes came before the 1 Corinthians 13 love chapter and so on.
After a year I realized I was writing enough for a small book. I kept going one week at a time until ACFW decided to move to Facebook groups instead of the email loops. I talked them into continuing the loop a few more months so I could write more prayers.
I composed the last few prayers to a non-existent group to come up with the quantity I was looking for. 100 PRAYERS OF A WRITER came about as an act of obedience not a plan to make a book.
To make the book appealing to a wider audience I edited the prayers. The plural pronouns became singular—we became I, us became me, and so forth. They now read like someone is praying them directly to God.
I took out some of the references to writing so every reader would benefit from the prayers.
In Matthew 18 Jesus tells His disciples they must approach God as a child. Many of these prayers do exactly that. The tone of the prayer is set by the attitude as we enter God’s throne room.
God, the Father, opens Himself to us each time no matter what we’ve done. Time with us is always His deepest desire.
I believe these prayers will help people come to God as they should. He’s to be the respected father figure and the familiar daddy who knows us well. Yes, it’s complicated, but do-able.

http://wadewebster.com is the website where you can find ordering information. You can get an autographed copy there or go to Tate Publishing or any mainline online retailer.

Feel free to subscribe while you’re there to receive my monthly newsletter and weekly biblical fiction-based devotional that I’ve been blogging into upcoming books.

 What is prayer? Prayer is a conversation with God.

What does God expect in your prayer? God wants you to pour out your heart to Him.

These prayers are not meant to be memorized, but experienced. This collection of prayers began as a weekly offering to the American Christian Fiction Writers' children's fiction email loop. 100 PRAYERS OF A WRITER combines Wade Webster's two greatest passions: talking to his Heavenly Father and writing. If your prayer life needs a boost, these prayers will give you the spiritual lift you're looking for. Experience a depth and honesty that only comes from a lifetime walk with God through Jesus Christ. Although these prayers were originally written to writers, everybody will grow in their understanding of their relationship with the Creator of the universe. People curious about how Christians approach God will have their eyes opened to what makes us tick. Enter the throne room of God as Jesus tells us to--as little children. Leave the same throne room with renewed hope and encouragement. Christianity wasn't meant to be a rote religion, but a living relationship. Your Father longs for your attention.

 


 
 



Wade Webster lives in Plano, Texas with his best friend, Jesus Christ. He gave his heart to Christ so young he doesn’t remember not being born-again. He attended Grace Bible College in Wyoming, Michigan sometime in the last century and gains most of his income from driving trucks. Yes, there are many born-again truckers out there, my friends. He blogs at http://wadewebster.com






 All leaving a comment will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of 100 Prayers of a Writer. The deadline to enter is midnight April 8, so leave a comment now. Do you have a question for Wade? Or, just let us know you would like to win the book.
 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WINNER!

And the winner is: Cheryl Rahkonen.

Yesterday, we drew the name from the comments to pick the one who won a copy of Victoria and the Ghost.. I'll be sending her the free book today.

Thank you all who commented for a chance to win. I hope you all won a free book on another site. I appreciate all the involvement in the Children's Book Week giveaway blog hop. We'll do it again. It was fun.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop

Check below for other links to win free books


Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop

May 13th – 19th

Hosted by 


& I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
 



I'm very tech-challenged, so if that link to sign into the host blog doesn't come through, here is the URL link. Maybe, it will.
http://www.iamareader.com/2013/04/childrens-book-week-giveaway-hop-sign-ups-may-13th-to-19th.html

Personally, I believe every week should be children's book week.
                                                               Kathy Vossler, youth department head
                                                                 Wichita Falls, Texas Public Library
                                                                 
I agree, Kathy.

I hope my viewers will allow me to give a few personal insights. My ten-year-old grandson brightened my day yesterday. This was the kid who hated reading. My daughter and son-in-law worked with him hours on end. Besides their own involvement, they brought in a tutor to get him excited over reading.

Yesterday, he detailed the plot of the book he just read, gave me the title, and the author's name. He found the action story fascinating. I soaked in his words with the pride that a grandma can't help but feel.

 Friday, this same boy won a multi-school contest for the poem he wrote. It will soon be published. His dad is a teacher/coach and has published motivational articles in magazines and newsletters. Along with me, that makes three published authors in the family.

This is me shouting. YEAH!

Since July, 2012 when my YA novel, Victoria and the Ghost, debuted, I've visited with several librarians and communicated with many who write and read teen fiction. I love the people that share my enjoyment of books and a special thanks to those who cherish and share children's and YA books for our young people.

People ask "why do you write for teens?"

My best answer is "it's fun." Teens act with abandon and far less intimidation or people-pleasing fear than adults. I love being a teen again and find my way to solutions with insights from only living in the world 15-16 years. Try that on for size.

I assure my grandchildren and often friend's kids that their actions or words might end up in my books. Who else might I study?

This week I celebrate Children's Book Week with this giveaway. I will draw from the names of all who comment to this post. The name I draw will receive a copy of Victoria and the Ghost. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win. Also, check in with the host site for further ways to win during this week. Help us celebrate children's and YA books. Below is a list of 132 more links where you can sign up for free children's and YA books. Check out them all.

 
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