I’m so excited to be a stop on my author friend’s book’s blog tour! And she’s even offered to give away a great prize package (see below). But don’t you dare scroll down and skip this to get to the prize part…take a minute to read a little bit about our friendship and her inviting me into her journey of authoring her first full-length book, then enter to win!
Two years ago my friend Amelia helped me paint the walls in my Grand Rapids home to help get it ready to sell before our whirlwind move to Georgia. She ran some ideas by me about possibly registering to attend conferences on public speaking and writing. Over a squeaky paint roller, I urged her to go for it no matter the cost!
I can totally believe that just two years later she is a published author and has speaking engagements on her calendar. I love how she seeks God’s heart for her life, then attacks it with a vengeance.
While writing this book, Amelia asked me to help her “check the grammar and verses” in “Isn’t It Time for a Coffee Break?: Doing life together in an all-about-me kind of world“.
Although Amelia originally invited me into the living room of her writing process to check commas and verse references, I barged into her bedroom and pulled out her sock drawer dumping it onto the floor and suggesting different orders, words, pieces, snippets, edits, or tones in the content. And she LET me. So gracefully, as only a true friend would. Because this amazing girl didn’t write this book for herself, she wrote it for each and every one of you. As as act of obedience and worship to her heavenly Father. And because she is so bubbling over with love that she just can’t keep it in and all to herself, she’s just gotta share. Not to mention she has the BEST stories to tell.
Little did I know that this project, while throwing myself into it for the sake of all of y’all out there, was really meant for my own heart. I have a sneaking suspicion that my wise-as-an-owl author friend knew this from the beginning.
While working through the first chapter on love, I had an epiphany about what it meant for love to be a verb; that “love isn’t the fuzzy feeling you get when someone gives you a hug, love IS the hug”, and blogged about it here.
My author friend lives an amazing story, and I’m so thankful for the words she painstakingly penned (or tapped, if we’re being literal) over many cups of coffee, sugary treats at Ella’s, and agonizing tears of self-doubt and confidence over a task she could have easily said “no thanks” to. But she truly loves every single person she’s ever met, and is on a mission to either make them her friend, or connect them to someone else who will be their BFF from now until eternity.
You’re going to be challenged, you’re going to be encouraged, you’re going to be a better friend because of this book.
Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? offers humor and insightful Bible-based encouragement that will inspire a new outlook, as you begin to discover the beauty and fulfillment of “doing life together” with your sisters in Christ. Drawing from her own life experiences and the stories of others, Amelia takes a closer look at doing life together according to God’s plan. Journey through topics such as:
- The Aroma of Relationships: Love
- Brew a Strong cup of Friendship
- Share a Cup: Generosity
- Experience the Variety of Blends: Hospitality
- Filter out the Grounds: Unity
- Sweeten Your Cup: Forgiveness
With six short, easy-to-read chapters (chapters can be read in less than 15 minutes…yes, I timed myself #nerd), and discussion questions for each chapter, this book is great for small groups or book clubs.
Enter to win a Coffee Break prize package from Amelia! The package includes:
- 1 copy of Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? (and if I know Amelia, I’m going to guess that she’ll even sign it for you!)
- 1 handmade coffee sleeve (made by Amelia’s mom, I have one and I LOVE it!)
- 1 handmade necklace with a coffee cup charm (made by Amelia and her novelist friend Susie Finkbeiner)
- 1 set of 5 handmade coffee themed notecards (made by Amelia and they are adorbs!)
- An assortment of coffee themed items such as a mini-notebook, pens and sticky pad
- A $5 Starbucks gift card! (Sorry it’s not a Louis Vuitton bag as advertised yesterday, Fbook friends…)
Rules: Starts today and ends Wednesday, January 30, at 10 p.m. (’cause that’s what time I be going to bed!) A winner will be chosen at random and notified on January 31.
Tweet about this giveaway, including a link to this post.
- Post this giveaway on Facebook, including a link to this post.
- Quit lurking and straight up tell me which post on my blog, Quite E-musing, is your favorite and why.
Please be sure to leave a comment for each of your extra entries! I hope you win!