Book Tour! Day 3 – She Reads Truth

Welcome to my 10 Day Book Tour.  I love to read, and I am often given books to read for review.  Over the last year, I determined that I didn’t want to turn my blog into a book review site.  However, I can’t help that I LOVE books.  I truly do.  They add so much value to my life, because I learn from them and glean new perspectives from the authors who put their hearts to the page.  So, I’ve decided that each quarter, I’m going to do a 10 Day Book Tour.  What have I been reading, what do I honestly think about the book, and to whom I would recommend it.  Each day, for ten days, you will get a peak into my bookshelf.

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I received a copy of She Reads Truth from B&H Publishers & Lifeway Stores for the purpose of reviewing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You may see this book and think the title sounds familiar, that’s because She Reads Truth existed long before these pages were printed.  It began as a group of women reading The Word together, posting about their search for truth with the hashtag #SheReadsTruth.  Eventually through their website, a diverse, global community of women were discovering the Truth in the pages of their Bibles together.  This community still exists and there is even a She Reads Truth app.

I’ve followed She Reads Truth for quite sometime, so I was eager to get my hands on the book.  What happens in the pages of the book is the unfolding story of two women who were seeking truth, FULL truth.  It is a combination of two memoirs, two separate stores that led the women to the same Truth… and that our stories as different as they are can lead us to the same Truth.

Unlike a traditional memoir, which is a retelling of a single person’s story, and we are simply there to watch… Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams reach out to their readers and speak to them directly.

We are invited into their story, welcome to bring our own story.  We are finding community in the pages, together.  Women who long for healing, forgiveness, and hope in the dark places.  Women who may not share the same trials, but can find Hope in the same God.

If you are not into memoirs, you may think this book isn’t your cup of tea.  But I would challenge you to read it anyway, it’s also filled with scripture, challenging questions and thoughts, encouragement, and familiarity as we understand struggle no matter how it is packaged.  The memoir portions are long and drawn out and always point back to the same universal truths.

I would recommend this book to just about any woman, and it would make a great gift too.

Budget Friendly Christmas. PLUS 10 GIFTS to GIVE AWAY!

Our family is very budget conscious. I really enjoy giving gifts to my family and friends, but some years there isn’t enough room in the budget for everyone I would like to give gifts to.  That is why I started planning my Christmas shopping out earlier in the year.

* Make a list early, who are you shopping for and what would you like to get them.

* Budget a small amount each month toward your list.

* Take advantage of sales, free shipping, and packages that you can split apart into multiple gift.s

* Shop for your packaging and accessory items from your local dollar store.

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I spent $47 on all of the above items.  I was able to get the books & journals for half off or less from Family Christian.  They have sales throughout the year, plus I had some gift certificates to redeem which helped reduce my cost..  The wrapping paper roll, shred, gift boxes, tape, tissues, pens, candles and butterflies were purchased at the Dollar Tree.


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There were 3 boxes per package, and I covered them with wrapping paper.  I started with the outside and folded the paper into the lids and bottoms.  I then had a cut piece to lay inside to finish it off nicely.

Then I added the brown paper shreds, and began arranging my gifts.  These boxes were a little more shallow than I planned for, so I couldn’t fit everything I wanted.  So yes, I had to leave the chocolate bars out of some of the boxes.  Fortunately, I was able to dispose of them promptly.  How is a secret I’m not permitted to share.

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I put the tops on the boxes, wrapped with ribbon and topped with a butterfly.

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I had  a total of six gifts for under $50!

And here is the best part, Family Christian would like to help you get started on your Christmas Shopping!

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I will select TEN random winners who will receive a $10 Family Christian Savings Pass!

Simply leave a comment on this page on how you would spend it!

Winners will be drawn on Friday June 12th at Midnight!  So enter quickly!!!!

For my shopping list:

Silver Metallic Thinline Bible

Forgiven Journal

Women of the Word, by Jen Wilkin

10 Piece Inductive Pen Set

Savor, by Shauna Neiquist

Everything else was purchased at my local Dollar Tree.