Welcome to the Enough of Me blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Priscilla Peters
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre: Christian, NonFiction, Bible Study
I'm living the dream in my fancy-pants world, and I've got the Instagram feed to prove it.
Who am I kidding? I'm literally holding it together with one more cup of coffee, yesterday's dry shampoo, and a prayer.
So I finally said enough. Enough of me. I'm bidding farewell to chasing emptiness and exchanging it for more of Jesus.
If we agree with Paul in Acts 20:24 that our lives are worth nothing unless we use them for finishing the work of telling others the Good News - where are we in our quest to get busy for Jesus? In our world of hashtags, hair color, and having it all together, chances are we aren't accomplishing much.
Enough of Me is an 8-week Bible study for women focused on what God's Word has to say about the tug-of-war between our flesh and our mission. The study explores the barriers that stand between where we are today and where God wants to use us to finish His work.
Do you have a nagging in your heart for more purpose? Are you right smack dab in the middle of a tug-of-war between your flesh and your mission?
Often we want to live out the purpose and mission God has for us, but we're too distracted, exhausted, and empty. Maybe it's time to say enough to the excuses, anxiety, and interruptions that get in our way. Could it be we're so busy chasing emptiness and playing the people-pleasing game, that we can't find time to live on mission?
It's time to take a deep breath and do some inventory. Let's dig in and see what God's Word has to say about this tug-of-war between our flesh and our mission. Let's figure out ways to quit chasing emptiness and take bold steps of obedience. Let's discover how we can glorify God and steer people to Jesus in our cubicles, at our dinner tables, in our mom-groups, and with people we encounter every day.
What would happen if we said Enough of Me . . . more Jesus.
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The super bowl of the comparison game is played out on our social media newsfeeds every day. If we’re not careful, the highlight reels of our friends and followers hijack our thoughts and consume us in every possible way.
As I’m writing this, it’s the first official week of summer, and the vacation posts in my Facebook feed have me in a funk. I have friends in Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos, the Gulf Coast, and various other fabulous vacay destinations. Meanwhile, I’m unloading the car from our staycation an hour south of our home. Tiny umbrella drinks and poolside service were not on the menu. #ArkansasPartyof7
I’m caught up in it all—focusing on how I can make a humble lake house look like an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean through Instagram filters and selfies with just the right angle. I’m chasing likes, comments and shares, instead of chasing a God that’s sitting back waiting for the whistle to blow on this comparison game.
Here’s what I’ve learned about the comparison game:
I will never win.
It’s no fun. Ever.
Even on the off-chance that I do win a round, it feels icky and does not fulfill me.
It’s exhausting, demoralizing, and toxic to my soul.
When I surrender my spot as the MVP of the comparison game, I can breathe. I can finally fulfill my duties on the roster I was meant to play for, in a game focused on eternities.
(from Week One, Day One of Enough of Me Bible Study)
Peters' latest is a relatable, practical eight-week Bible study that would be perfect for individuals or small groups. The author includes a number of personal stories and points that are likely to hit home with many women. Peters combines humor and honesty to reinforce the reminder that we need "enough of me and more of Jesus." She leads the reader in identifying the barriers that could be holding them back from being where God wants them to be. There is so much information provided to think about, and there are numerous activities for self-reflection.
Some of my favorite quotes:
- "We can't accomplish the mission God has for us when we're caught up in our excuses."
- "The need for control produces anxiety, and when you're overcome with anxiety, it's difficult for God to do a work in us and through us."
- "His peace can replace our anxiety even in the most difficult of circumstances."
- "When our prayers are consistent, the voice of God in our life is constant."
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy as part of the JustReads Blitz Tour. I wasn't required to leave a positive review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Priscilla Peters is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Minor in Speech Communication. She has been married to her husband Coby for 10 years, and they have a blended family of six children. Priscilla is the Vice President of Marketing for the largest advertising agency in the transportation industry, and she’s been in the marketing and advertising business for 20 years. She serves as the Assistant Leader for the Real Women Ministry at That.Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. She speaks often, both in her professional career at industry conferences and trade shows, and at women s ministry speaking engagements. When Priscilla isn’t at the office working, speaking at Real Women events, or blogging, she is busy cheering on her Arkansas Razorbacks, chaperoning her daughter at her competitive dance events, and laughing way too loud about pretty much anything and everything.
Grand Prize: (1) print copy of Enough of Me (US Only)
PLUS 5 more winners will receive an ebook copy of Enough of Me (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)
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