Saturday, December 19, 2009

Review and giveaway: Chicken Soup for the Soul- Devotional Stories for Women-Giveaway closed




I recently was really blessed by having the opportunity to receive a copy of  Chicken Soup for the Soul- Devotional Stories for Women. Like most people, I've read many Chicken Soup books in the past and have laughed and cried along with the stories. They're always heartwarming and thought-provoking.  This new book is no exception.

The stories are organized into 11 categories including faith, marriage, motherhood, self-esteem, illness and life lessons, to name a few. Each story is very brief, just over a page in length. And each story is introduced by a bible verse and is followed by a short prayer to follow up on the idea presented in the story.

I really enjoyed this book, and I know I will continue to use it in my devotions in the future. There are so many great stories in here- I appreciate the honesty and wisdom that the authors used in their writing. One story in particular really spoke to me- entitled "Everyday Mundane Things."  This story spoke to me in the place where I'm at right now, knee-deep in housework and trying to keep my kids fed and entertained.  I was reminded that this, while not a catastrophic life event, is still a challenge, and one that I need to remember to be asking God for help with!  I lose sight of that some times, so really appreciated this reminder.

This is a great book, and one I recommend as a great addition to your library. And if this book doesn't appeal to you- check out the list of options on the Chicken Soup site. They have something for EVERYONE. Seriously, the list of topics is staggering. 

One of you is going to receive a copy of this book! US/Canadian mailing addresses only, please.

To enter (must be done for extra entries to count):
Let me know why you'd love to have this book!

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Entries will be accepted until 9 PM on January 21, 2010.  I'll chose a winner with random.org and will email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to read for myself. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

55 comments:

Sarah Osborne said...

I'd love to build up a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" collection. The stories have always touched me.

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Tami said...

i love all the chicken soup books! they are inspirational and remind me that i have a pretty great life after all (and we all need reminding sometimes)

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LuvnLife00 said...

I am in love with all the Chicken Soup books. i have read several and have several more that I am trying to read. The stories hit home and provide comfort.

Thanks Carrie

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

This would be perfect for when I read in the mornings while feeding my DD.

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Kerrie said...

It would be nice to start the new year with a encouraging devotional book!
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Kathy said...

I'm the mom of 4 kids under age 5, need I say more? :-)
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Coo Coo Courtney said...

Everybody had those days where they just need a pick me up I know I do! Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul are wonderful books, while I do not own this one I own two of the others. I'd love to win this book!!
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rainmommy said...

I would love to have this book so i can add it to my quiet time before the famly wakes up....you know what im talking about!
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Leonard Family said...

I love Chicken Soup for the Soul books! The stories are uplifting and make you think.

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Natalie A. said...

This sounds like a wonderful book! I'd love to read the inspiring stories because I feel like it'd be nice to read! Thanks!

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As They Grow Up said...

The Chicken Soup books are amazing and this Devotional book really caught my eye.

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Linda K said...

I would like to have it to read all of the positive stories included in the book.

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Sarah Lynne said...

I have read quite a few Chicken soup books. They always put me in a good mood!!! Great Giveaway.

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polly said...

the books are very uplifting!
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rubymoon said...

I'd love to win because the Chicken Soup series always is so encouraging and timely and there isn't a bad book in the collection. I've been waiting for a book of this kind so I hope to win.

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Ryan said...

I love reading inspirational stories and drawing out a virtue in them that I can emulate.
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Linda Kish said...

I like the stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.


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Bombtastic Belle said...

I love all teh books chicken soup puts out - I'd lvoe to read it :)
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Anne-Marie T said...

I have several older books from this series, and I still pull them out and read the favorite stories that I have marked-they are very uplifting. I would love to have another newer one to add to my collection.

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Adventures in the Land of Van Maren said...

I would love this book because the stories are always so uplifting!

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Chelsey said...

I'd love to win because I need some encouragement. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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dor said...

I know what you mean. I raised my two boys on my own and I was sooo busy. I want this book because to me devotion is important and we all need to know that we are not alone ...no matter what stage of life we are in. I love how it is broken down into 11 catagories.

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