Monday, September 20, 2010

A Friend in the Storm - Plus Contest!


A Friend in the Storm
Cheryl Ricker
(Zondervan)
ISBN: 978-0310519935
August, 210/96 pages/$12.99


Author Cheryl Ricker reaches into the depths of human suffering from the perspective of Christ speaking to the reader in soothing poetic words.

This elegant gift book will reach the heart and soul of anyone facing difficult circumstances, leading them through their suffering into the arms of a faithful loving God.

Each two-page spread includes a poem, as well as reflections written by Christian leaders, along with healing Scripture verses.

An elegant foil-stamped fabric binding makes this the perfect gift.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryl Ricker has a degree in creative writing and has written columns and articles for various magazines and newspapers. She’s been writing poetry all her life and her poems have won awards in fine arts and literary magazines. Cheryl lives with her husband and two sons in Rochester, Minnesota. Visit her website to learn more.




MY THOUGHTS:
This is a lovely little book. Poems, quotes, and scriptures are interwoven to provide encouragement and comfort for life's difficult circumstances. One of my favorite quotes in this book is from Corrie Ten Boom: Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow - it empties today of its strength. This would make a wonderful gift book for a friend who is walking a dark road. . .or for yourself.

Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway
Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway

Details of KINDLE contest and Facebook Party: Cheryl is hosting a fun contest where she asks you to share an original poem, story or snippet about a time when someone was a friend in your storm. To enter, visit the Contest Page on Cheryl's website - there you'll find all the details! One person will be selected at random to win a KINDLE and five runner's up will receive an autographed copy of A Friend in the Storm! The winner will be announced at Cheryl's fun "A Friend in the Storm" Facebook Party on October 4th! During the Facebook Party Cheryl will be chatting with party goers (that's YOU!), hosting fun trivia contests, and giving away prizes every 10 minutes - including signed copies of A Friend in the Storm, and gift certificates to Amazon.com and Starbucks.com!




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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2 comments:

quilly said...

I really did like this book and I know just who I am going to send a copy to. That Corrie Ten Boom quote is also one of my all time favorites.

Cheryl Ricker said...

Thanks for the great review! I pray Quilly's friend is blessed and encouraged by the book!