Sunday, September 14, 2014

Giveaway of Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht!

As a blogger, I received a free copy of Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht in return for my honest review of her book. I read it, I enjoyed it, and now I'm giving away a free copy.

Here's how it'll work:
You can enter the giveaway below with Rafflecopter. You must provide your email so that I can contact you should you win.

By entering, you are giving me permission to contact you by email if you win to get your mailing address & to forward your mailing address onto the book's publishing company.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Note: Winner MUST have a valid US or Canada mailing address in order to be eligible to receive the prize. If you do not have a valid address in the US or Canada, you will forfeit your place to win the book.

I will provide the winner's name & mailing address to the publisher of Messy Beautiful Love so that he/she can receive his/her prize.

Note: The winner MUST respond to my email with their mailing address within 48 HOURS or he/she will forfeit his/her prize.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My Review of Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht

Darlene Schacht has written Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages. I was given an advance copy in trade for my honest review (which is below).

Darlene has a website called the Time-Warp Wife. I found her blog right before this past Mother's Day when I read an article posted about Mother's Days & those who aren't mothers. I've really enjoyed reading her posts about marriage, packed full of Scripture & practical advice.

Messy Beautiful Love is her third book she has published. The other two are The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth and The Good Wife's Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet. (As an aside, if you pre-order her book before this Sunday night, the 14th, you'll receive both of her other books, as well as 8 other books on marriage).

Messy Beautiful Love is a delightful book. Darlene gives a real look into her marriage & life. Instead of presenting a perfected family, she shares real struggles, mistakes, & feelings. That takes a lot of guts & I admire Darlene for that.

Her book is saturated with Scripture, prayer, & God's grace. Each chapter ends with a challenge for the reader to implement in their life. Her book has tough challenges on giving up your right to be right (chapter 4), stepping back and allow him to lead (chapter 6), praying for your marriage (chapter 15), and many more.

This is a good book on marriage & I recommend it.

If you wish to pre-order this book (& get freebies valued at over $50), you can learn how to do so HERE (but do so before September 15th)