Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lord, Please Change Me: On Tour with Vonda Skelton (AND A HUGE GIVEAWAY!)

Photobucket


This is an extra special giveaway, with a very special book that will bless and encourage Christian women everywhere...

Photobucket


ABOUT THE BOOK:

We have been seduced by half-truths and whole lies since time began. Remember the garden? In Seeing Through the Lies, author and speaker Vonda Skelton humorously addresses the disappointments women experience as they search for truth while believing a lie. Each chapter opens with amusing anecdotes from real life and ends with answers and guidance straight from God s Word. Exploring topics such as pride, fear, motherhood, and the busyness of life, this book offers practical steps for peeling away the layers of deceit and finding the joy of living in real truth. Through honesty and humility, Vonda takes women on a hilarious journey through all things female and brings them to a soul-searching point of decision. Readers will identify with both the positive and negative examples of women in the Bible, and will be encouraged by Scripture, as well as quotes from notable men and women. Each chapter ends with five steps for exposing the lie and embracing the truth of God s Word.

Are you striving to be a woman of excellence, but feel you're landing somewhere between mediocre and unfit?
Do you want to be your husband's lover, but feel more like his mother?
Are you convinced that busyness is next to godliness?
Are you trying so hard to be everything to everybody that you feel like you're nobody to anybody?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone--you've simply fallen victim to the lies of Satan! But you don't have to be seduced by his masquerade any longer. Join the fun as we take a hilarious journey through all things female on our search for real truth in a counterfeit world.

From spider veins and webs of deceit to cartoon characters and feminist funnies, Seeing through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe will help you recognize the lies and take joy in the light of His Truth.The suggested Bible readings, small group discussion questions, and meditations on the very words of Jesus will help you discover not only the lies that bind you, but the keys that set you free.

Listen, girlfriend, it doesn't matter who you are or where you've been or what you've done, God is ready to give you a fresh start on a new life--one that can only come through the acceptance of His unchanging truth.

We have been seduced by half-truths and whole lies since time began. Remember the garden? In Seeing Through the Lies, author and speaker Vonda Skelton humorously addresses the disappointments women experience as they search for truth while believing a lie. Each chapter opens with amusing anecdotes from real life and ends with answers and guidance straight from God s Word. Exploring topics such as pride, fear, motherhood, and the busyness of life, this book offers practical steps for peeling away the layers of deceit and finding the joy of living in real truth. Through honesty and humility, Vonda takes women on a hilarious journey through all things female and brings them to a soul-searching point of decision. Readers will identify with both the positive and negative examples of women in the Bible, and will be encouraged by Scripture, as well as quotes from notable men and women. Each chapter ends with five steps for exposing the lie and embracing the truth of God's Word.

Are you striving to be a woman of excellence, but feel you're landing somewhere between mediocre and unfit?
Do you want to be your husband's lover, but feel more like his mother?
Are you convinced that busyness is next to godliness?
Are you trying so hard to be everything to everybody that you feel like you're nobody to anybody?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone--you've simply fallen victim to the lies of Satan! But you don't have to be seduced by his masquerade any longer. Join the fun as we take a hilarious journey through all things female on our search for real truth in a counterfeit world.

From spider veins and webs of deceit to cartoon characters and feminist funnies, Seeing through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe will help you recognize the lies and take joy in the light of His Truth.The suggested Bible readings, small group discussion questions, and meditations on the very words of Jesus will help you discover not only the lies that bind you, but the keys that set you free.

Listen, girlfriend, it doesn't matter who you are or where you've been or what you've done, God is ready to give you a fresh start on a new life--one that can only come through the acceptance of His unchanging truth.

Photobucket


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Vonda Skelton is an entertaining speaker with a heart for women and their families. Her first women's book, Seeing through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe, "takes a hilarious look at all things female as we search for truth in a counterfeit world." Her first two books are part of the Bitsy Mystery Series for children 8-14 years old. The third book in the series, Bitsy and the Mystery at Hilton Head Island, will be released in the spring of 2008.

An RN and freelance writer, Vonda's articles frequently appear in magazines such as HomeLife, Christian Single, Focus on the Family publications, and New Man Magazine. An award-winning playwright and lyricist, her scripts have been performed in churches around the country. She is a frequent instructor at writer's conferences and enjoys mentoring and encouraging new writers.

As one who tries--and often fails--to be like Christ, Vonda is thankful God continues to take her messes and use them for His glory!


Watch for an interview with Vonda tomorrow! In the meantime, leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win a prize package unlike any other!!

From our Tour Director:

Each blog tour host will collect all the names from the comments left on their sites for Vonda's blog tour, and draw one finalist. I will put all the blog tour hosts' names in a hat and draw a finalist as well. Then all of the finalists from the various blog tours and from the blog tour hosts go in the hat one final time and the winner will receive this great gift selected just for you by Vonda. This is a GREAT prize! The drawing will be held April 2, 2008. The winner will receive:

Designer Gift Box (looks like a piece of luggage with the words "Faith, Family, Friends" on the exterior).

One copy each of three books by the author: Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe, Bitsy and the Mystery at Amelia Island, Bitsy and the Mystery at Tybee Island.
A stretchy bracelet with Sterling Silver Beads, Gold Swarovski Pearls, Turquoise and Blue Zircon Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver Masquerade Mask Charm.
Bookmark custom-made with Sterling Silver Beads, Gold Swarovski Pearls, Turquoise, Blue Zircon and Clear Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver Masquerade Mask Charm on a 4.75 inch Silver Plated Bookmark.
Gold Tri-fold picture frame.
Pewter-colored oval picture frame.
Jeweled decorated cross.
Peanut caramel clusters.
Caramel Truffles.
Mini-Yankee Candle.
Three-pack sample tea bags.
Sample Columbian Supremo Coffee.
Oh My! Itty Bitty Chai Packet.

How cool is THAT? So, leave me a comment, and you just might win!

Happy Reading!

Deena

25 comments:

Vonda Skelton said...

Hi Deena,

Thank you so much for having me here! I hope your readers enjoy the information and the interview!

And if you all (or as we say in the south--y'all) would like a good laugh, please check out my YouTube video, Solomon's Beloved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEmhI8FL_ZI
She's a lot of fun!

Hope to talk with some of your readers tomorrow!

Blessings,
Vonda
www.VondaSkelton.com

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this lady but the book sounds really interesting!
Marilyn
Fmartin816 at comcast dot net

Vonda said...

Hi Marilyn,

I'm glad you like what you read about my book. I hope you'll pick up a copy and let me know what you think. And if your women's group decides to use it as a group study book, I'd love to be with you by speaker phone one night! ;-)

Hope you have a blessed day!
Vonda
www.VondaSkelton.com

melodyrose said...

A fresh start on a new life!! Sounds wonderful! Thank you for your blog and this wonderful contest. Blessings! Melody msproule1225@gmaildotcom

Amy said...

Sounds like a very important book! And a very cool contest!

Suzi said...

I just found this site this week and am enjoying it hugely.

I've got several books I'm looking for this weekend just based on yall's postings here.

I would enjoy reading this book, I am sure.

Thanks for the reviews.

And now for a question, how on earth can you read so many books? You're a homeschooler and a part-time secretary, plus a pastor's wife and worship leader. (I know three of those jobs are full-time.)

Nise' said...

Sounds like a book I need to read! I have to fight not to fall for the lie "If you have/do _________ then ________will happen.
Thanks for your reviews and recommendations.

Kim said...

Wow, Deena! This is a new author for me, and the book sounds awesome! I think what she has to say would speak to me where I am right now and perhaps encourage me in a better direction. Please enter me for the drawing!

Kim
kimfurd at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

"Fantastic!" What a fun contest! I have to say that I answered yes to every question. That is kind of scary! I would love to read your book. I am not familiar with the book, but I have heard of the author.
Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

pamela blair said...

Hi Deena!
Love your website here! I'm eager to read Vonda's book! Great contest as well!!

ChristyJan said...

This is WAY cool! Please enter me to win.

And, thank you for the introduction to another new author.

Vonda said...

Hello, my new friends! Thank you for your encouraging words about my new book. It was written from my heart. As I travel around the country, it doesn't matter where I go, we're all struggling with the same things. And most all of it goes back to some sort of lie. And even though we'll never get to the point that we never, ever struggle, I hope that we'll all come to the point of standing up, waving our fists in the air and saying, "Enough is enough! We're not letting anything rob our joy anymore!"

Hey, we could start a revolution! ;-)

Oh, and if you'd like to read the first chapter, just go to my website and click on the link.

I sure wish you ALL could win the prize! ;-)

Blessings, friends...
Vonda
www.VondaSkelton.com

Amanda said...

Well isn't THIS exciting!? I definitely would like to be entered...thanks Deena!

tetewa said...

What a great prize, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Vonda said...

Hi Amanda and Tetewa! I'm so glad you stopped by and left a comment. It's really a great prize, if I must say so myself! ;-) I sure had fun putting it together.

Somebody's going to win it, maybe it'll be somebody here!

Have a blessed Lord's day tomorrow!
Vonda
www.VondaSkelton.com

Bebemiqui said...

Oh man, I'm excited. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

BrineS said...

Wow! Wonderful giveaway! Please add my name, too!
dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Uniquely Yours said...

A fresh start on a new life sounds too wonderful for words. Please enter me for this contest and for introducing me to such great writers.

lovedandamazed said...

I am very interested in reading this book!! There is a real need to expose the lies that women believe in this world, even women who love God very much. And even more than exposing them, we need a way to let God's Word minister truth to us. So please count me in! :-) Thanks.
author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Tara said...

wow... that is a ton of stuff! count me in :)

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

holly K said...

I love to read and I would like to read this book. It's sounds sgreat and I could always use some more self discipline!! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail dot com

Vonda said...

What great response! Thanks to my new friends for stopping by and encouraging me with your kind words!

And Erin, you're right! We not only need to recognize the lies, but go to God's Word for the truth that will free us to be what He truly created us to be. And that's exactly what I do through this book.

If you'd like to read the first chapter just go to my website and click on the link on the right. I'd love to hear what you think.

Thanks again for posting a comment and registering for the prize. I can't wait to give it away!

Blessings,
Vonda
www.VondaSkelton.com

Tanya Moyer said...

Wow - what a great giveaway! The book sounds great! Enter me in please! Thanks for offering this!
~Tanya~
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Grateful Gramma said...

Wow! Great drawing! Please enter me.

Thanks!

Ginnie

Vonda said...

Hi Tanya and Ginnie! It's good to meet you. I'm glad you like the prize package. I keep wanting to add more things, but just can't stuff another thing in the box!

I hope you enjoy reading my book. And remember, if your women's group uses the book for their study group, just email me and I'll join you by speaker phone. It'd be so much fun to actually talk to you!

Blessings,
Vonda
www.VondaSkelton.com