The Beautiful ESV “Illuminated Bible (Art Journaling Edition)” ~ Review & Giveaway

Have you ever marveled at the illuminated Bibles or Books of Hours lettered and painted by monks during the Middle Ages or the Renaissance?  These gorgeous works of art use vivid paints and gold leaf to bring letters and Biblical scenes to life.  We can see these today in museums, books or online…but how would you like to own your own copy of today’s version of an Illuminated Bible?

 

 

Today, I’d like to share with you about the ESV Illuminated Bible.  FlyBy/Propeller Promotions sent me my very own copy (free!) to use and review, and they’re also going to be giving a copy away to one of my readers in a giveaway!  Keep reading to learn more and to enter to win!

 

What is the ESV Illuminated Bible?

First and foremost, it’s the complete Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) in the English Standard Version (ESV).  Housed in a slipcase, this hardback Bible is navy cloth over board.  Inside, its smooth, cream-colored pages contain the Scriptures in clear, readable font.  Each page has wide margins.

But then, there’s enormous visual beauty on many of the pages.  The ESV Illuminated Bible is illustrated and lettered by artist Dana Tanamatchi.  The illustrations include:  beautifully hand-lettered Bible verses (over 250 of them in page margins), 50 full-page verse illustrations; 64 full-sized book opener illustrations; and over 100 additional illustrations.  All of these are lettered and designed in gold.

But this Bible is not only designed to bring beauty to the reader’s eyes and Scriptures to the mind and heart.  The wide page margins provide space for the reader to journal and take notes…but also to create art!  Tanamatchi’s verse and book illustrations can be left as-is or the reader can color them in.

One additional bonus that I discovered as I was turning the pages of the ESV Illuminated Bible was that the illustrator, Dana Tanamatchi, included an illustration key for the book opener illustrations.  I personally love to study art and to discover artists’ motivations for their artwork.  Tanamatchi’s musings on her artwork made the lovely artwork even more meaningful to me, as I discovered that she’d illustrated Revelation with a door (reminding us of Revelation 3:20); 2 Peter with lanterns (for the prophetic word “as lamps shining in a dark place), Psalms with a deer (as the deer pants for the water), and so many more wonderful “Word” pictures.

 

How I used the ESV Illuminated Bible

I love Bible journaling; the practice of thoughtfully illustrating Scripture verses.  I find that the process is peaceful and restful for me, plus there’s the additional bonus of the Scripture coming alive even more as I color and illustrate it.

For Bible journaling, I’ve used tempera paint sticks, colored pencils, and art pencils.  With this Bible, I found that coloring pencils worked the best.  The pages are on the thin side so the pencils don’t bleed through very much.  I appreciated that because I still want to be able to read the Scriptures on the back sides of the illustrations!

I used three different types of coloring pencils; art pencils, Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils, and Crayola Twistables.  Of the three, the art pencils and the Twistables were most effective.  For some reason my erasable pencils didn’t lay the color down as well.  The beautiful cream-colored pages might have been just a little slick to take the erasable ones.  But the art pencils (think Primsacolor-type pencils) and the Twistables created beautiful effects.   The colors did mostly turn out on the light side when they were applied to the paper.

So what could you do with the ESV Illuminated Bible?

  • Well, Christmas is coming–and this would make a delightful gift for someone!  (You could even include a set of colored pencils with the Bible!)
  • You could display it on an easel, with the pages opened to one of the gorgeous Scripture illustrations
  • You could use it in your devotional reading time
  • You could do Bible journaling in it!
  • You could even use it during family worship; give everyone some colored pencils and work on it together!
  • And if you’re a person who’s not completely confident in your own artistic ability, the ESV Illuminated Bible will enable you to make beautiful art anyway!

 

You can enter to win!

FlyBy/Propeller Promotions has provided one copy of the ESV Illuminated Bible for one of you to win!  Simply click on the pink “Enter Here” link below.  That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form.  Just follow the directions to enter!  Giveaway closes on December 2, 2017.  One winner will be selected from all entries.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

You can also check out the ESV Illuminated Bible on social media

IlluminatedBible.org

Video: https://vimeo.com/237851665

The ESV Illuminated Bible on Amazon

 

Enjoy!  –Wren

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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ADORED: A Review & Giveaway of Lindsay A. Franklin’s New Book (Ends 11/27/17)

I have a lovely book to tell you about today.  The BlogAbout Blogger Network was kind enough to send me a copy to review AND a copy of this lovely book to give away to one special reader!

 

 

If you are a young woman, do you ever wish that you had someone to help guide you through the ups and downs of life, emotions, relationships, and challenges?  I know that I certainly did.  The adolescent and young adult lives that we live carry so much change, so much identity-formation, so much of the internal life that we don’t necessarily even realize as we walk through life.

Most of all, do (or did) you realize that there is a God of the universe, the God of the Bible, who doesn’t just like you or tolerate you but ADORES you?

Author Lindsay A. Franklin certainly understands this and communicates it vibrantly and joyfully, (not to mention, at times, hilariously) in ADORED.  Subtitled 365 Devotions for Young Women, this book is filled to overflowing with daily Scriptures and devotional writings that speak wonderfully to the hearts of young women.  (Or even women who’d fit more into the Titus category, or moms of children or teens, like me!)

About ADORED…

ADORED is just a gorgeous book, inside and out.  It’s a smooth hardback book that feels substantial but isn’t too heavy in the hands.  Its gold and blue artsy cover is echoed in the pages, which have illustrated blue borders plus lines for journaling thoughts and prayers at the bottom of the pages.  Each day’s reading (and there are, as mentioned in the title, 365–so one for each day of the year) begins with a Bible verse and its address printed at the top of each page.  To go along with each of these, Franklin has written devotionals that address ways we can understand the verses, be encouraged by them, or even live out their instructions in our daily lives (both inner and outer).

How I used this book…

I love to start my day with devotional and Bible reading, or Bible study.  So I really enjoyed reading ADORED in the mornings with my coffee.  Sometimes, I’d look up the daily Bible verse in my own Bible, so that I could glean more of Scripture and the contexts the verses were set in.  And although I live with men in my home (my husband and teen son) rather than young women, I often found inspiring and encouraging words that I could share with them during family Bible times or devotionals together.  They’re not the target audience, but there was so much rich content that really affects all of us.

 

 

and what I thought about it

So why did I find that ADORED was so applicable to my whole family?

I really think that it’s because all of us, whether we’re male or female, younger or older, deeply need to know that we are loved.  Even adored.  Lindsay A. Franklin makes that point in her book again and again, in different ways, with different words.  And we all need to hear that!

Here are some of my favorite words from this remarkable book:

  • “But given how much Scripture talks about waiting, specifically waiting on the Lord, we can guess patience is listed as a fruit of the Spirit for a reason.  God is never in a rush.  This God who is always the same says, “Wait on me.  See what I have for you in my time.”…God’s not in a rush, so why are we?”  (Day 23)
  • “You have a God who offers peace.  You have a God who hears your prayers.  You have a God who never backs down, even from the very gates of hell.  You are never alone and your God is never overcome.  So stand tall.  You can trust God to help you overcome those who are trying to intimidate you.”  (Day 18)
  • “Our God–the one of unchanging purpose, constant love, utmost consistency–never discovers greener grass and decides to graze over there a bit.  He knows all the grass.  He’s not wooed by the bigger, better deal.  He’s not suddenly walking alongside you in life, only to be distracted, shout “Squirrel!” and take off after it.  God won’t give up on you.  He won’t forget you.  He won’t leave you.  Ever.”  (Day 17)

That’s only a tiny taste for you of what comprises this most wonderful and encouraging devotional.

And now…my giveaway!

So who would be the perfect recipient of this lovely book, ADORED?

  • A young woman (whether she’s a teen or in her twenties)
  • A new believer, who needs to know the character and purposes of God
  • Any woman—even if she’s not the target audience—who’d like to know more about the amazing love that God has for us
  • A dad who’d like to bless his daughter with this incredible book
  • Or, anyone else whose heart is captured by the idea of ADORED

All you have to do to enter is to click on the pink “Enter Here!” below.  That will take you to the Giveaway Tools entry form.  Just follow the directions there!  One winner will be selected after the giveaway closes on 11/27/17.

Enter here!

Best wishes!  –Wren

 

DISCLOSURE:  From time to time, finchnwren may receive a free product or service in exchange for our honest opinions expressed in our blog. We are not required to write a positive or glowing review, nor are we additionally compensated for these reviews. We share our own opinions, and our family’s opinion, of these products. We’re disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

Win “Alpha/Omega,” the wonderful new CD from Kutless (ends 11/23/17)

Are you a fan of music that would fall into the rock/worship category?  If so, then I have a wonderful giveaway opportunity for you!  FlyBy/Propeller Promotions sent me a copy of Kutless’ newest release, Alpha/Omega.  My family enjoyed listening to it and I have a copy for one person to win!

 

 

Kutless is…

a rock/worship band that formed after members met at Warner Pacific College in 2000.  They signed with BEC Recordings in 2001 (talk about a short learning curve!  They hit their stride very quickly.)  Their combination of meaningful worship music, memorable vocals and fantastic musicianship has made them favorites of fans all over the world.  They even formed a nonprofit which allows them to provide free concerts and outreach events worldwide (for example, in Belarus and Ukraine).  These events have enabled 100,000 people to hear the Gospel…and 40,000 made decisions for Christ.

Their newest album (which someone will win a copy of!), Alpha/Omega, is a mixture of brand-new and familiar cover tracks which you’ll definitely recognize…even if you’re not (before now) a confirmed Kutless fan.

 

On the Alpha/Omega album…

you’ll find 10 songs, some new and some you’ll enjoy hearing new recordings of.  They are:

  • “Your Great Name”
  • “Strong Tower”
  • “King of My Heart”
  • “Cornerstone”
  • “You Are Lord”
  • “Great Are You Lord”
  • “Your Love Awakens Me”
  • “Shepherd of My Soul”
  • “Gave It All” (I Surrender All)
  • “No Wonder” (Roar of the Rugged Cross)

We listened to part of the Alpha/Omega CD during our family worship time one Sunday.  The CD is aptly named; as we read at the end of Revelation, chapter 22 and verse 13, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”  All of the songs on this CD direct our attention to God, to His faithfulness and love for us, to His constancy and presence.  I think it’s a CD that is fantastic for listening to under many circumstances; driving in the car, background music, or intentional listening.

Some of my favorite songs were:

  • “King of My Heart,” where I’m reminded that even when I’m in the dark of a night season, God is still holding on to me
  • “Cornerstone,” which combines the old hymn “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less” with new lyrics.  Jesus is our Cornerstone, and we can rest in Him.
  • “Your Great Name,” which shares who and what God and Jesus are.  Alive, healers, the place where we can find our rest—and worthy.
  • And of course the reprisal of “Strong Tower.”  God is my fortress, the place I can run to in times of struggle or need.

 

And now…someone will win Kutless’ Alpha/Omega!

Just click on the pink “Enter here” below, which will take you to the Giveaway Tools entry form, where you can enter in a variety of ways.  Giveaway closes on Thanksgiving day–11/23/17.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

Also, you can check out this video and purchasing info!

Landing page to buy/stream the record: http://smarturl.it/kutles
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2eNsXwlLvo

 

Enjoy–and best wishes!  –Wren

 

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 

Enter to win a Kelly Rae Roberts Cover (for your e-reader) and Eye & Lip Goodies!

Hello friends!

To continue the celebration (see my last post), I have a fun and lovely giveaway for you this week!  I don’t know if you’ve heard of Kelly Rae Roberts, but she’s a mixed media artist that I’ve loved for years.  Some of her art has been turned into jewelry, scarves, prints, and other goodies.  And I’m going to be giving one of those goodies (and some other fun things) to one blessed reader!

 

 

One reader will win:

  • This Kelly Rae Roberts zippered fabric e-reader case (fits most e-readers at measurements of almost 8 1’2″ x 6 1/2″).  It’s pink on the front with one of Kelly Rae’s gorgeous designs plus the happy greeting, “Hello Inspiration.”   The zipper is a faux leather loop embellished with a pink tassel that matches the case.
  • Ulta Dual Ended Eye Liner in Cobalt and Blackout
  • Ulta Dual Ended Lip Liner in Flesh and My Berry
  • Ulta Mineral Lip Gloss in Sheer Opal

I’m just so happy to share my own joy–and this lovely gift–with you!  Simply click on the pink “Enter Here” link below, which will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form.  Giveaway will close on November 8, 2017.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy!  –Wren

Brave Beauty ~ A Girls’ Devotional Review & Giveaway

I have a fantastic giveaway for you all today!  The BlogAbout Blogger Network kindly sent me a copy of Lynn Cowell’s Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You to review–as well as a copy to give away to a reader!

 

What is Brave Beauty?

Authored by Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker Lynn Cowell, Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You offers devotional writings that are perfect for young women.  Lynn Cowell has raised three teens herself and is committed to help young women learn who they are in God and build confidence in themselves and in Him.  Although Cowell wrote this book for girls aged 8-12, I think that older teens (and even adult women!) will find the thoughts and encouragement both rich and absolutely on track for questions of value, love, and identity.

 

 

Cowell discovered that 70% of girls do not feel they measure up.  Given our culture’s focus on external beauty, the perfect selfie, and having been a teen girl myself at one time, I don’t find that surprising at all.  Although it is sad!  But I do think that it’s honest and truthful.  We all, whether we’re female or male, want to know that we are of value; that we matter; that we measure up.  So Cowell has written a fantastic book (full of 100  short devotional chapters) that address those issues, in the following categories:

  • Section 1:  I Am Loved
  • Section 2:  I Am Brave
  • Section 3:  I Am Confident

Each of these has subsections, where you’ll find titles like “I Can Redefine Beautiful,” “You Are With Me,” “I Can Do the Scary Things,” “My Purpose,” “I’m Beautiful,” and much more.  Each of these subsections has four devotionals (comprising the 100 contained in the book) which develop those titles more and more.

Cowell’s writing is in a kind, friendly, and confident voice that is easy to read and enjoy.  It’s clear that encouraging young women and enabling them to see the truth on what God says about them is the author’s passion.  Each chapter talks about a particular issue and includes a Bible verse (or sometimes even a Bible story) that shares the truth that God would want a young woman to know and dwell on.  The chapters are just long enough to develop a thought or idea; enough to encourage the reader but not overwhelm.

 

So what did I think of Brave Beauty?

I.  Loved.  It!

I actually wish that Lynn Cowell had written a version of this book for young men as well as young women!  The ideas and truths that she shares are so vital for healthy thinking and healthy living with God and with others.  As a matter of fact, I’ve read different chapters out loud to my husband and son in family worship or devotional times, because what she has shared has been so impactful to us.

Here are some words from several of my favorite readings:

  • “God knows you because He has taken the time to search you.” (p. 37)
  • “It takes bravery to be a girl who thinks people are more important than things.”  (p. 40)
  • “Knowing Jesus’ words can give us peace even when trouble is coming.  When we learn what the Bible says about us, we can speak these words to our heart when it is hurting.”  (p.46)
  • “Finally, Leah changes the person she is looking to for the acceptance she wants so badly.  “This time I will praise the LORD,” Genesis 29:35 (NIV) she says…..Leah was brave and beautiful.  Brave because she never quit believing God would help her.”  (p. 49)

And the rest of the book is full of more wonderful, loving, truths.  This book would be an incredible gift for any young woman who’d like to know how God really feels about her…and the truths He speaks over her!  It would be perfect quiet time or before-bed reading for girls.

And yes, I admit it; even as an adult mom I have found these readings incredibly helpful and a blessing to ME!

 

 

And I have one copy to bless a reader with!

The BlogAbout Blogger Network has provided a copy of Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You
for one reader of the FINCHNWREN blog.  Just click on the pink “Enter Here” link below.  That will take you to the Giveaway Tools form where you can enter to win!  Giveaway closes October 4, 2017.

Enter here!

 

Best wishes, and enjoy!  –Wren

DISCLOSURE:  From time to time, finchnwren may receive a free product or service in exchange for our honest opinions expressed in our blog. We are not required to write a positive or glowing review, nor are we additionally compensated for these reviews. We share our own opinions, and our family’s opinion, of these products. We’re disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

 

Faithgirlz’ Backpack Bible ~ Review & Giveaway

I have another lovely giveaway for you all!  The BlogAbout Blogger Network has sent me a fabulous, compact Bible for young women called the Faithgirlz Backpack Bible…plus one to give away to a reader!

 

 

So what is the Faithgirlz Backpack Bible?

Have you…or has a young girl you know…ever wished for a compact Bible that could be easily carried in a purse, messenger bag or backpack?  I know that Bible apps are widely available these days on phones and devices and I use those myself.  But I always go back to my actual Bible each day during devotional times or Bible study.  Or when I just need to find a particular verse for myself or to share with others.  So I really do appreciate an actual Bible that I can hold in my hands.  And one that’s compact yet not too heavy to bring along with me?  Perfect!

And this one, the Faithgirlz Backpack Bible, truly is the perfect size to hold, use, and carry.  It measures at almost 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ and just over 1 1/2″ thick.  It’s a leathersoft, opens and lays flat, and colored in a soft pink with an embroidered message on the cover that reads “Follow your heart.” The Bible version is NIV and the text, while compact, is still highly readable.  (Jesus’ words are even lettered in red!)  There are 12 brightly colored pages containing encouraging messages, Scriptures that are perfect for a young girl’s heart, and even an invitation to begin a relationship with Jesus.  This Bible is designed for girls aged 8 and up.  There’s also a pink ribbon bookmark attached.  It retails for $24.99.  Though it’s beautiful and very girly, it’s also very sturdy and should last for years to come.

 

Who would enjoy the Faithgirlz Backpack Bible?

Any girl, really–whether she’s 8 years old or an adult!  Anyone who’s interested in a Bible that can be easily carried around in daily life, or even on trips or vacations.  Or, a mom or youth leader who wants to bless a special young woman with her own Bible that’s designed especially for her.  Or maybe you know a young girl who has just given her heart to Jesus.  This would be a wonderful gift!

Because it’s a lay-flat Bible, it’s perfect to just open up and use during Bible study, during Bible sharing times with others, or simply during Bible reading.  (Sometimes small softcover books won’t stay open if you’re trying to keep them open to a certain page.  Not this one, though!)

 

 

Why should young women (or any women) read the Bible?

I know that, even as an adult, I need the truths of God’s Word to remind me of what is really important.  There are so many reasons to read the Bible.  Here are just a few!

Our culture, with its focus on physical beauty, acquisition, and the here and now is pretty forceful.  Yet God’s still small voice still beckons us with real truth and real beauty:

  • “People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (from 1 Samuel 16:7)
  • “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)
  • “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”  (1 Peter 3:4)

In addition, my relationship with God is a relationship with a Person.  And reading His Word helps me to get to know Him:

  • “The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.”  (Psalm 145:13)
  • “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” (John 1:5
  • “And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness…”” (Exodus 34:6)

And what about help in my relationships with others?

  • “When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” (Proverbs 31:26, NLT)
  • “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”  (Proverbs 18:24)
  • “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father Who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.”  (Mark 11:25)

I could go on and on…these are just three categories that one can discover from God’s Word.  But they’re a great place to start for any woman!

And now…I have an opportunity for someone to win!

The BlogAbout Blogger Network has provided a copy of Faithgirlz Backpack Bible
to bless one special reader with.  All you have to do to enter is click on the pink “Enter here” link below.  That will take you to the Giveaway Tools entry form, where you can enter to win!  Giveaway ends October 1, 2017.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy!  –Wren

Disclosure:  From time to time, finchnwren may receive a free product or service in exchange for our honest opinions expressed in our blog. We are not required to write a positive or glowing review, nor are we additionally compensated for these reviews. We share our own opinions, and our family’s opinion, of these products. We’re disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

 

Enter to Win Matthew West’s new CD “All In” ~ Ends 9/29/17

I have an opportunity to share with you about Matthew West’s awesome new CD!  It’s called All In and FlyBy/Propeller Promotions sent me a copy of this highly listen-able and encouraging album to review.  Read to the bottom for a chance to be selected to win a copy for yourself!

 

Are you familiar with Matthew West?  He’s a Grammy-nominated songwriter and singer who follows the Christian faith.  He has written songs that were recorded by Rascal Flatts, Michael W. Smith, Mandisa, Casting Crowns, and Amy Grant.  (Our family’s favorite Matthew West song–at least before we received this new CD–was “Hello, My Name Is.”  If you haven’t heard this go look it up on YouTube and listen!  It is amazing!  The way he deals with the regret, the despair, the lies that try to influence our thoughts and replaces those with the REAL truth…”Hello, my name is Child of the One True King.”  Isn’t that incredible?  Okay, now back to  All In…)  Brings tears to my eyes every time.

If “Hello, My Name Is” were the only song we’d ever heard of West’s we’d still be confirmed fans.  But I can happily tell you that All In is just as wonderful.  His lyrics are both encouraging and inspiring, his music catchy and memorable.   His goal in writing All In was “encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be.”

I love that goal.  But I found that this CD did even more for me than that.  It reminded me of what God says is true about me and about my life.  About what He has called me to as God’s child, as a friend to others, as a member of the family I live with.  How do I live inspired by God’s truths about me…rather than by the world around me or my own emotions in tough times?

More about some of the songs…

I loved “Mercy Is A Song.”  What wonderful lyrics!  Here’s the chorus:  “Singing oh, there is a light for every soul, no matter where you’ve been just come on home, let all God’s children sing along, hallelujah, chains are gone, mercy is a song.”  I totally need to remember that that is God’s invitation to me!  No matter what has happened or what I’ve struggled with, He invites me to come home to him.

Then there’s “The Sound of a Life Changing,” which recounts the story of West’s moment at a Steven Curtis Chapman concert when God impressed upon his heart that he too was going to get to tell people about God’s grace.  Wow!  The moment when God’s still, small voice shows a person that there is a calling for them…that will be amazing and just perfect for the way He made them.  (It even references “Hello, My Name Is,” and you know how I feel about that already!)  More than that, it recounts what God’s amazing grace really is—Jesus’ invitation to all of us.

“Something Greater” shares West’s thoughts about “the feeling that there’s something greater happening here, it’s like our hearts are a part of a bigger story” as he talks about meeting his wife when he moved to Nashville for his record deal.  Beautiful song!

There’s also “Power Love Sound Mind” which is SO encouraging…for anyone who ever appreciated 2 Timothy 1:7.  Or who wanted to appreciate it but found it a struggle.

Other offerings include:

  • “The Beautiful Things We Miss”
  • “1 Song”
  • “Never Ever Give Up”
  • “Dream Again”
  • “Becoming Me”
  • and more riches of music and lyrics

Are you someone who would love to remember the truths we can so often forget when life gets hard?  Would you like to be encouraged?  (Would you even like to see a tear come to your eye when a song will touch your heart?)

Then you must enter my giveaway—maybe you’ll be the winner of a copy of Matthew West’s new CD All In!  And if you’re not the winner, I do encourage you to get a copy of this for yourself.  What a blessing!  More info and links are below for purchase and more music.

How to enter my giveaway

Just click on the pink “Enter Here” below.  You’ll be taken to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you can enter.  Giveaway ends 9/29/17.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

Social Corner:

Broken Things Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKuz8a8Jnk
Broken Things (story behind the song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BipPAfDq9ns
All In Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RwDpnKIvUI
All In (Story Behind The Song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmjVt4zkkRo
Buy Link: http://capcmg.me/Allin?IQid=flyby

 

Enjoy!  –Wren

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.