Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mother Daughter Duet/Dancing With My Father Blog Tour

About this book:

A harmonious relationship is possible

When your daughter was born, you had a thousand hopes and dreams for her. . .including that one day you'd be best friends.


But as life unfolds, even the best intentions go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction and frustration. Thankfully, a harmonious relationship with your daughter is possible.
           
Written by a mother and daughter who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship, Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughters want to walk through it. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on proven principles, each chapter offers timeless wisdom as well as a daughter’s perspective. Often these principles apply to daughters-in-law as well.
           
The relationship between mothers and daughters is intense, personal, complex, and unique. But you can have the loving, authentic bond you always dreamed of—when you learn the mother-daughter duet.



About The Authors:
 
Cheri Fuller is a best-selling, award-winning author whose books have sold more than one million copies. She speaks to a wide range of women at women’s conferences and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. 

Ali Plum is Cheri’s daughter, a writer and songwriter, a wife, and a mother to Noah and Luke. She and her mom have weathered the ups and downs of their relationship to find one of the most treasured, honest relationships of their lives. Ali has recorded background vocals for popular musicians, and Mother-Daughter Duet marks her debut into book publishing.

My Review:

This is a wonderful book that will help any mother-daughter relationship learn ways to enhance an already great relationship, or improve one that might be struggling.

This book has come into my life at a time when I am living long distance from my own mother, and stuggling to maintain a close relationship with her. This is particularly difficult for me when the rest of my siblings all live in the same city as her, and seem to have much closer relationships with her, than I do.

I love that the book covers a number of life experiences that would change a mother-daughter relationship, like marriage and having children. I love that each chapter includes a mother and daughter perspective individually, as well there is a study guide included at the end of the book.

What I have learned through reading this book is to forgive, not stew over problems and to move on! Also, I learned to love, honor and respect my mom more than I already had. I thank God everyday for my mom and I am so glad to have read this book and I am now better equipped to improve my relationship with my mom.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase this book directly online through Waterbrook Multnomah/Random House, as well as through your favorite Christian bookseller



About The Book:
Let Your Soul Dance with Delight in God

Do you sometimes feel victimized by circumstances? Are you overwhelmed by weariness, fear, or discouragement? Do you wonder, Where can I go to claim the promise of Jesus that my joy could be made full?

When trusted author and mentor Sally Clarkson noticed a lack of joy in her own life, she realized how easy it can be, especially for women with overloaded to-do
lists, to feel weighed down by drudgery and disappointment. But rather
than slogging through her days, Sally wanted to know the delight of
God's presence. She began prayerfully exploring how to cultivate deep-rooted joy even in the midst of difficult seasons.

In this warm and wise book, she invites you to experience for yourself what happens when you trust God to lead you into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose.

Weaving biblical insights with real-life stories that reflect every Christian woman's deepest longings, Dancing with My Father reveals how any woman, in any circumstance, can daily live in beauty and grace, joy and peace.

About The Author:

Sally Clarkson is a popular speaker, known across the nation and internationally for her work with women. She is the author of several books, including The Mission of Motherhood, The Ministry of Motherhood, and Seasons of a Mother’s Heart. She has worked in various ministries, including Campus Crusade for Christ. With her husband, Clay, she is cofounder of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarksons, parents of four, live near Colorado Springs , Colorado .



My Review:

This is probably one of the best books I have read about having joy in the Lord! I loved how Sally Clarkson reminds the reader how to find joy in the little things in our life and to always be wanting to grow in our relationship with the Lord. Just because we have God in our lives, does not mean we will be happy all the time, far from it! But because we have Him in our lives, we will be able to find joy in ALL circumstances! That is what Clarkson writes about in her book and encourages readers to realize that pure joy comes in having a deep and loving relationship with God!

If you want encouragement and tips on how to grow your relationship in the Lord and how to find true joy in life, you must read this book! I highly recommend it and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Dancing With My Father online directly through Waterbrook Multnomah/Random House, as well as through your favorite local Christian Bookseller.

WIN IT: Two (2) readers will win a copy of either Dancing With My Father or Mother-Daughter Duet

TO ENTER: Please tell which book you would like (either Dancing With My Father or Mother Daughter Duet) if your name is chosen to win


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***Thank you to Staci Carmichael and Waterbrook Multnomah for providing me with a complimentary copy of these book in exchange for a review on this blog***

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