Friday, November 9, 2012

LET.IT.GO.~Book & Kindle Fire Giveaway!

"And He is before all things, 
and by Him all things are held together."
Colossians 1:17

Welcome to Joy In The Truth!!  I am delighted to be participating in the giving away of THREE copies of my friend Karen Ehman's newest book LET.IT.GO.!  Also, you have an opportunity to win one of two Kindle Fires!!!  So exciting!!



Here are the details!

"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us --
establish the work of our hands."
Psalm 90:17

God alone should establish the work of our hands, and He ordains our times of rest. His favor rests upon as we yield to Him and allow Him to establish how we spend our time. Yet, we often make our daily To Do Lists and hustle along throughout our day without consulting Him.  Yes, we take care of our responsibilities and do honorable things.  But did we really spend our time according to God's plan for us? This question should challenge us and gently convict us.  

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals prepared, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—or all out—control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you to:

·         Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God;
·         Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging;
·         Influence your husband instead of manipulating him;
·         Learn to control your emotions when you can’t control the circumstances; 
·         Stop pursuing the appearance of perfection and start pursuing God.
To enter to win a copy of LET.IT.GO., leave a comment below with your name and contact information.  You will automatically be entered.

For another chance to win a copy of LET.IT.GO., just "like" my Facebook page (click here). You will automatically be entered to win!

Also, you have an opportunity to win one of two Kindle Fires!!!!  When you leave a comment on my blog with your name and contact information, you will automatically be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

To enter to win the second Kindle Fire, click here to enter the Chaos to Calm Christmas Challenge!


"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in You."
Isaiah 26:3

THREE LET.IT.GO. BOOKS!  TWO KINDLE FIRES! ~ You could be a winner!

This is all so very exciting! I am rejoicing with my friend, Karen, in the release of this excellent, very practical and sensible book!! Be sure to enter to win a book and a Kindle Fire! 

I am tickled you stopped by!  Please visit often!

122 comments:

Nicole Doran said...

Wow! I can think of at least 2 women, well 3 if I count myself who's Christmas list this book is going on. It's so true, as women, we are expected to "handle it all", but do I allow Him to "handle" me first? Because without him, I can "handle nothing"! Bless you!
Nicole Doran
NLD324@gmail.com

cceeyore said...

"Handling it all?" Yeah ... on the outside, it looks like I am handling my life just fine. On the inside, I am falling apart!
Thank you for the giveaway!
Carlyn Canady
cceeyore at me dot com

Heather Langston said...

Sounds like something I could use! =o)

Heather Langston
heatherlangston23@yahoo.com

Karen Ehman said...

Thanks for having me over to "your place" Sharon!! {{{{hugs}}}}to you!!!

Mandy B said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I'd love to win!

2u3mommy at gmail dot com

Deb V said...

I love Karen's books. She has so many useful and creative ideas. I would love to win one of her books.

Deb Volkman
dvolkman@centurylink.net

Dawn said...

I'd love to learn how to let it go!
dachmith@msn.com

Katie Fenters said...

I would love to read this book! And I think I'll be giving a few copies as gifts this year also.

Katie Fenters
KProsser1989@ymail.com

Amber Chapais said...

hi my name is Amber Chapais

nishgirl_17_cutie@hotmail.com

Misti said...

Just when I think I've learned to be laid back & easy going, something happens & I realize that I've got a long way to go!!

Our Stories God's Glory said...

Oh I like the idea of drawing the line between mothering and micromanaging. Help!

Darlene Thompson said...

Such a wonderful Challenge and give away. Can't wait to read the book. Blessings

Darlene

sryker said...

So excited about this study to follow up our unglued study.

Lori Schofer said...

OK I'm taking the first step and admitting I have a problem with control. Now 11 more steps to go!

Deb C said...

Oh Yes!!! So pumped to have a chance to get this book and possibly wind a Kindle Fire!!! Thank you so much for making this possible for all of us!

christa murphy said...

Would love a copy! Scootiegirl2528@gmail.com

Tina Bartlett said...

Wow! This is exciting. I would love to give a copy of this book away to a friend or give the kindle fire to my daughter for Christmas. I have pre-ordered my copy of Let it go for my nook.

It sounds like a great bible study to do at our church or in my home.

Can't wait to read it.

Tina Bartlett
tinabartlett@windstreamtech.com

Deb C said...

Deb Colston
deb1003ps274@gmail.com

leeleeisblessed said...

Hi! Thanks for the chance to win Karen's book!! Lisa Gaska
lisagaska@hotmail.com

Nancy Silvers said...

Really enjoying this blog tour and I can't wait to read this book!!

God Bless you!!!

Crystal S said...

Great advice... Going to write it down and post it on my fridge with the first verse so as I go about my day I see it and remember to work on these principles... And can I also so how grateful I am that there are wise women with Internet sites that help lift me up since I don't have a good bible study yet since my recent move... Crystalskovly@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Thank you for the chance at winning this book! I cannot say I'm necessarily a control freak, but it's a challenge each day to keep all things going and also trying to see where God is leading me. I have been praying very hard about this exact thing and am trying to very "in the moment" and concious of what God is trying to tell me. To be in His will....that's where I want to be!
Lisa McCracken
mccracken@atlanticbb.net

HeyMom said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway. Also - love your playlist entries!

April said...

Thanks for a chance to win!! I plan to purchase this awesome sounding book if I don't win :-)
Djzmom06ATyahooDOTcom

SLMU said...

I have appreciated Karen's realistic yet challenging approach to life--I'm sure her book will be another helpful one.

Evelyn said...

I love that this book is coming out now right before the craziness of our holiday season! This is a must read for me.

savvygirl65 said...

What a great sounding book...I so need help with this!
Sherri J
savvystudies@yahoo.com

creativeboarder said...

Would love to read the book and give one away!!!

Jodie said...

This sounds like an amazing resource!!

rachturner said...

The book sounds wonderful and the Kindle Fire would be fantastic!!

rachelsmithturner at gmail dot com

Heather Podbielski said...

Sounds like a wonderful thing! Thanks for considering me! I can think of several people I can share with!

cruefan said...

I would love to win a a Kindle Fire and a copy of the book. What an awesome giftaway! Thanks for the opportunity and God Bless!

Bobbi Kerr
bjkerr74@gmail.com

Boomer said...

I really need to learn to Let.It.Go - what a wonderful book!

fb3e4818-f064-11e1-a657-000bcdcb5194 said...

As a mom of 3 under 10, I long for help, but often won't allow myself to give up the control when it's offered. Looking forward to reading the book :)

Susan Grace said...

Pick me!

Stormofgrace AT gmail DOT com

Carmen Paul said...

Learned about this book through Proverbs 31 website...grabbing it very soon! It's been engraved in me all my life to not let people AND Jesus down...everything needed to be perfect!! Even through infertility, cancer (imperfections in themselves), etc, etc, I was always trying...and in the end, it only proved to be so exhausting and I've realized now that Jesus doesn't need me to work hard to impress Him...but, still a long road ahead and now that He's BLESSED me with 3 amazing adopted children, more than ever, it's even more important to me to learn balance and know that everything DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT! It's a daily struggle...I just want to be a good mom and wife and friend and employee, etc....I HAVE TO LET IT GO! :) Can't wait to read it and thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest...very neat!!
Thanks!
Carmen Paul
carmenrpaul@gmail.com

HeatherFeather said...

Wow -- Loved hearing about your book. Sounds like something most of the women I know would enjoy!
Heather Featherston
ahfeather at yahoo dot com

Susan Grace said...

Would love to get copy of this book

stormofgrace AT gmail DOT com

Heather Burton said...

I always love reading Karen's encouraging words in her P31 devotionals and on her blog. I hope that many women are inspired to team up with God and "let it go" through this book!

Heather Burton
heatheradamsburton@gmail.com

lyn duquette said...

I would love this book! I tend to go from one extreme to the other: control everything then get wiped out and not care about anything! I don't want to be perfect, I want His purpose!
Lynette Duquette
LynetteDuquette71@yahoo.com

sharrellleigh said...

LOVE this giveaway! A great prize AND easy entry! Not 37 steps to enter. THANK YOU! srhaws@comcast.net (Sha'rrell Haws)

ART said...

Wow, great giveaway! Would love to read Karen's book!

sher said...

Let It Go is just something I have started to learn.
Sher Harvey
shher@comcast.net

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Lindsay Firzlaff said...

This book sounds awesome! My name is Lindsay Firzlaff and my email address is lfirzlaff@gmail.com. Thanks!

Momma Jones said...

What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

Tina Leany said...

I've wanted to read this after my niece told me how much it changed her life....would be SO blessed by a Kindle!
Blessings!
Tina Leany
leany5@hotmail.com

Melinda Piper said...

I NEED this book!!!!!
Melinda_piper@yahoo.com

Victoria Bravo said...

What a blessing to find a book that can help so many women who are feeling the same way!
I know i get wrapped up in the day to day schedules that even on an off day I become this micro-manger without even thinking about it or trying!
would love love love to win this book!

PGBCMomof2 said...

Need need need this book!!
kristiecoble@gmail.com

Jeanne said...

I would love to Let it Go!
Jeanne Slatkay
Jeissman@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Let it go. Let go of what. Its hard. Letting go and the fear of letting go is what drives me. I so need this book. Thank you

Wendy said...

I can't wait until this study on the proverbs 31 website. My friend and I are both going to do it since we have the same struggle when it comes to control.
This book couldn't have come out at a better time!

I hope I win a kindle fire!!!

Wendy Gonell
wgonell714@gmail.com

Amanda Cross said...
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Amma said...

I love getting to see all the new blogs I would have missed had there not been this giveaway! Thank you for participating!
momyof8@yahoo.com

Amanda Cross said...

Amanda Cross
acrossvb at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Sounds like a great book.
Kim B kkb1216@comcast.net

Heather said...

A book I have been waiting for!

Lisa V. said...

So excited for Karen. Would love to win the book and kindle fire.

lisa07110@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Godly~Wife said...

I definitely need to get this book...might help me.

snyderfam said...

Can't wait to read... and share!
momc2u AT im4GOD DOT org
Thanks for your ministry!

snyderfam said...

Can't wait to read... and share!
momc2u AT im4GOD DOT org
Thanks for your ministry!

sunflower88 said...

I would love to win this book but not just for me. I would like to read it and then share it with others who can't afford a simple luxury like a book. Thank you for giving us this opportunity!
Dianna Hale
diannah88@gmail.com

Brooke said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

My contact info is:

brookecass at clearwire dot net

Valerie said...

Love it!

pebbles56281 said...

WOW! I so needed to hear this today! Thank you for sharing! What a blessing you have been today!
April Swierenga
pebbles56281@yahoo.com

Noreen Messmer said...

I couldn't get passed the first entry "take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God"! With two jobs my life seems so out of control and I have no time to just be. God definitely had a hand in directing me to your blog today and he is gently telling me that I need to put this book on my reading list. Thanks Shar!!

Natalie said...

I would love to win this!

Heather V said...

How much do we all need to figure out how to let God control our lives???

Marty Peachey said...

Would love to win a copy of this book!

SusanYoung said...

Thank you for this opportunity - I really can use this book!! :)
serene {at} shaw {dot} ca

Linda Matthews said...

Let go and let God...awesome way to live. I hope to live this way all the time someday...
Linda

Rosey J said...

I'm excited about this book! Karen is so talented :)
roseyjanes@gmail.com

Deena said...

I track with that list so much. Just knowing that we have to plan, shop, cook and get the food on the table...then all the people to their places with the proper attire is enough.
Add to that being a control freak and it is a recipe for burnout at worst and dash expectations at worse. I know so well, I am glad someone else got to write the book.
Thanks Karen

momj5 said...

Sounds like a great book! It's going on my Christmas list.

Heidi
momj5@yahoo.com

Susan said...

I could sooo use this book!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Susan
susans 815 at gmail dot com

Shan and the J's said...

WOW!! Thank you for this wisdom.

Shannon @

giuntoli@nwi.net

Vonnie said...

Sounds like something I could use! vkronk@charter.net

Michelle C said...

Such a timely message, that everyone can benefit from! Thank you for sharing, and for offering the giveaway!

Michelle
mkdreamachiever at gmail dot com

Kim (Smith) Thompson said...

Would love to win.

Kim Thompson
kevinkimberly2000@gmail.com

Flora said...

Sounds like something ALL the nwomen in my family could use! =o)

Erin Doll said...

Sounds like an awesome book! Would love to win!
Erin Doll
1cor1013faith@gmail.com

Crystal said...

What an important reminder to get your to-do list from God rather than the seemingly noble lists we create for ourselves. Let Him fill our days!
Crystal Storms
Storms.crystal@gmail.com

Kathy Miller said...

So Exciting!

Unknown said...

Thank you for opening up your heart to me today. I loved reading your post...in fact it really hit home with me today. I tend to be one not willing to let go and let God...I have really got to learn to do that. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Looking forward to a chance to win...

Smiles & Blessings,
Robin Still :)
stillfamily6@comcast.net

Kristin H2O said...

what an amazing give away! I could sure use this! Blessings, Kristin at Kristin.L.Waters@gmail.com. Thanks!

Cleta Weaver said...

This is a book we really need. Thanks for this giveaway. There are too many hours in the day! Cleta Weaver cletaweaver@hotmail.com

Sharon said...


I would love to get this book.

Sharon Waldron
jeff_sharon25@hotmail.com

Momma Shoe said...

Thanks for a chance to win this book! Anxious to read it and Let. It. Go.
nikki.shoemaker@gmail.com

jen church said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! and who couldn't use a kindle fire!!!
Jen Church
rchurch14@gmail.com

Kimberly said...

Sounds like the book for me!
Kim Knight
turnerk1998 at yahoo dot com

cvdmvega said...

It always find it amazing how God knows exact what I need....we were just discussing this subject in my bible study group on Tuesday, I look forward to adding it to my wishlist...The giveaway is such a blessing. Thank you
Carol Vega
cvdmvega2@msn.com

Jennifer Wood said...

Sounds like a life changing book that I would love to read! Jennifer Wood

MissyB said...

I think this book needs to be the next read for me and my accountability group.

Missy Birkhead
we4tmtr@gmail.com

Lori said...

This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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daisy12 said...

Um, sounds like this book was written for me! LOL! My 22 yr. old son still lives at home while he's finishing up college. I still dote over him, keeping his clothes and his room clean when he slacks off. All too many times I have been accused of being a "control freak". Sometimes I just feel so misunderstood!:-/ I haven't even read this book yet and it's already speaking to my heart. Thanks to the author and their heart for God which through their works speaks to so many of us women searching to make sense of it all. God bless you!:-)

Karen Scheuer said...

I almost hate to admit this, but my husband tells me to "let it go" about three times a week. Looks like this book was written for me - haha. Love the new family photos on the blog.

(Karen) Teacher4Scheuer@comcast.net

Karyn Dekker said...

I am so looking forward to getting my hands on this book. In fact, five friends plan to gather weekly in order to study the book together. Apparently, we all tend to have control-freak tendencies. :)

Amy Ward said...

Pick me! Pick me! : ) I can't let it go! I want that Kindle Fire!
amyward@knology.net

Virginia's Mommy said...

Sounds like a great book!

I also liked your facebook page

lkrooswyk at gmail dot co

Vivian said...

Thank you for being senstitive to the needs of people like me. I am a true control freak and I know God is not pleased with my life. I need so much help.

Brooke Richardson said...

Brooke Richardson
bwhitneyr88@gmail.com

Thank you!

C said...

I think this is the best giveaway yet. this weekend has surely showed me the I can't "handle it all"

Vicky said...

Would love to win! Thanks!

Heather said...

So, the book, well it goes without saying I need that! But the kindle fire... All I can think is there are so many families experiencing hardship, what an awesome contribution to a family needing a little Christmas right now!!! Signed Continually Consitently Learning to Let it ago!!!

Kay Cobb said...

I am one of the women that get so caught up in "doing a holiday" that I am often not "enjoying my family during the holiday" I am looking forward to reading this book.

Ann said...

What better way to dial back on crazy and focus in on the real meaning of this wonderful season!! Can hardly wait to join in the conversation!

Lisa said...

I for sure am excited about this book. Karen always has a lot of great ideas wrapped up in a faith filled bow. Love it!

Emily said...

Would love to read another of Karen's books. Thanks for the giveaway :) eap216 (@) live (.) com

Erika said...

The Lord has been working with me about "Letting things go" for a few years now. I may not be where I should be but at least I'm not where I was.

Erika Gill
4rreadyru@comcast.net

Linda said...

Thank you for a chance to win!
Linda
rotechinc at charter dot net

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the give-a-way.
Diane Fetter
dfetterbaskets@gmail.com

Kim (Smith) Thompson said...

I am so excited about this book and Bible study. kevinkimberly2000@gmail.com

Kim Shafer said...

would love to win!
Kim
shaferfamily@verizon.net

Michelle Patereau said...

This will be SO helpful to me..and a few other women I know! What a blessing this is to us!! Thank you!!

Deborah Davis said...

I have never read one of Karens books. I recently went through a painful divorce and find myself all alone seemingly with no control over anything or anyone in this life...MAYBE this is the book for me! THANKS for the chance to win either gift, how generous!

Jn.3:16 said...

What a blessing...I feel like I have already won! Reading the scriptures in your blog, and your uplifting words and gentle calling to allow God to take the lead in our lives couldn't have come at better time for me. I'm looking forward to reading your books.
Sandra Escobar
jsmj95@gmail.com

Elizabeth Debiak said...

I hope I am not too late!

edebiak@gmail.com

Shawn said...

I would LOVE to read this book! So enjoy your blog and all the insights you give me thru the Lord speaking to your heart. Thanks so much!And the Kindle Fire would be just icing on the cake. God Bless You and again thanks.

EMSFS said...

Wow- what a nice blog you have- I think the book sounds great, would love to win. Thank you for your faith and for your realistic view on life- I love it.
emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com