Sunday, September 16, 2012

{A Review and Giveaway}: New Devotional Film Helps Women Who are Caught Up in the Busyness of Life CLOSED!!!

Several weeks ago I was contacted by Lisa and Francis Chan's ministry, asking if I would like to be apart of their "Be Still Blog Tour," to review the first film in Lisa's new devotional film series for women, True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus.

Obviously, I jumped at the opportunity. I mean, hello...when a best-selling author (Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell) asks you to be apart of something they are doing, you don't say no!

And then the stress set in. Add this awesome opportunity to the "no end in sight" to-do list that has been looming over me this fall.

Between school starting, t-ball for both boys, work, my ministry, church, my husband's ministry, my sister's upcoming wedding and on and on and on, I have seriously felt as though I was drowning, on the verge of a breakdown, with no end in sight.

Anyone with me?

So, I put it off. I procrastinated. This good thing that I really wanted to participate in, I let it loom over me. Haunt me if you will.

Until finally, this past Saturday (in between college football games), I watched the film. And Oh. My. Goodness. The tears immediately started streaming down my face. Isn't it fascinating how God works?

Be Still was exactly what I needed to hear. Lisa's soothing voice giving me permission to take a break from the world and all of it's requirements. An invitation to put down the iPhone, the iPad, the computer, the to-do spend some time by myself and simply rest at the feet of Jesus, allowing His grace to pour over me, filling me up, reviving my soul...until I am spilling over with His love, His strength, His power. 

Like a refreshing glass of sweet iced tea on a hot summer's day, Lisa is calling all women to take a break and drink from the fountain of living water. 

"Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." [John 4:14]

What about you? Do you want to experience the refreshment that only Jesus can give?

Lisa Chan believes that in our quest to do it all, women are missing God. In the first film of her new series, True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus (David C Cook/Flannel, September 2012), Chan focuses on what it means to Be Still.  Be Still addresses the issues that confront women when they forget to spend time with Jesus—something that, like most women, Chan struggled with herself. 

Lisa knows firsthand what it means to be overwhelmed, overcommitted, and out of time.  It was an unplanned, extended time alone with God that fueled her desire to encourage every woman to see the beauty of coming before the Lord in stillness. She has seen firsthand that women in the church are suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress at alarming rates—and recognizes that women need to make the choice to find hope and healing and truth from God's presence and through His Word.

I am so excited to giveaway one copy of Be Still to one lucky be able to bless another with the same blessing that was given to me.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post!

For extra entries (leave extra comments for each one that you do)...

1. Tweet this giveaway (leave 1 extra comment)

2. Post this giveaway on your FB wall (leave 2 extra comments)

3. Pin this giveaway onto Pinterest (leave 3 extra comments)

4. Blog about this giveaway (leave 4 extra comments)

Winner will be announced Friday, September 21st. 

If you would rather just purchase a copy, pre-order yours here.

Have a great week, friends! May God bless you as you are STILL before Him!

About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.

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Anonymous said...

Can't wait...on my Pintrest!

The Lewis Family said...

I tweeted about it. (one extra entry)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! Great giveaway!

The Lewis Family said...

I pinned it on Pinterest. (entry 1)

The Lewis Family said...

I pinned it (entry 2)

The Lewis Family said...

I pinned it (entry 3)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a much needed film; since our world today consists of one activity after another with little or no reflection time.
Sue Ealy

Jeanine said...

I saw this in a catalog and thought it sounded great! I would love to win it!!!

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