Review and Giveaway: Grace Unplugged and Own It

Giveaway is now closed. The winner of Grace Unplugged and Own It is Kayla Rice!

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the products mentioned below for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Have I got a treat for you! The winner of this giveaway (details at the bottom of post) gets two books: Grace Unplugged and Own It. If the title Grace Unplugged sounds familiar, it probably is. This book is a novelization of the movie script. (There are performances by Chris Tomlin and Jamie Grace. Starring AJ Michalka (of AJ & Aly) and James Denton.)

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 1.45.48 PM Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 1.58.04 PM
Grace Unplugged <– link to our review
Written by Melody Carlson
Website | Facebook | Twitter | B&H Facebook | B&H Twitter

Own It: Discover Your Faith in God <– link to our review
Written by Hayley and Michael DiMarco

About Grace Unplugged the Novel
Grace Trey is an 18 year old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one hit wonder Johnny Trey who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago. When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the “real world” puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?

About Melody Carlson
Melody Carlson has sold more than five million books. A professional writer for twenty years, she recently received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Melody has two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

Anyone have plans to watch the movie? Anyone local want to go together? The movie releases on Friday, October 4th!! Here’s the trailer:

About Own It, Discover Your Faith in God
Own It mirrors the film by asking what it means to really “own” your personal faith rather than just automatically following in the footsteps of parents, friends, or other influencers. Best-selling authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco help readers understand what to do when faith meets real world challenges. Without solid beliefs, poor choices are likely to follow. You must take the time to really know who you are, who you are becoming, and who God made you to be. It’s your personal faith . . . own it!About Hayley and Michael DiMarco
Hayley DiMarco is the best-selling author of more than thirty books including Dateable, Marriable, Mean Girls, and The Woman of Mystery. She has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, Precept National Women’s Conference, and MOPS Intl. among others and has consulted on the creation and enhancement of some of the largest stadium events for teens and young women in North America.

Michael DiMarco is a skillled communicator and teacher who has authored more than a dozen bestselling books including the 2010 Christian Book of the Year for Youth, B4UD8 (Before You Date). He and his wife, author Hayley DiMarco, have one daughter and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

There seem to be a theme in the lessons God is teaching me lately. GraceGraceGrace
1000600_10151917815851155_1085055507_n

GIVEAWAY time!!
One lucky reader will receive a copy of Grace Unplugged and a copy of Own It. Giveaway ends Thursday, October 3rd at 2:30pm.

To enter, leave a comment telling about the last book you read, or a worship song that you like, or anything related to faith…or say ‘Howdy!’ Thanks!

For extra entries, you can leave one comment on any post on our blog ONCE A DAY ONLY until the end of the giveaway, or leave a comment on our review of GRACE UNPLUGGED and/or OWN IT.

P.S. Women of Faith has a free song download on their website.

Grace-Filled Community

Embracing-Grace.012

Grace. What do you think of when you see or hear this word?

Grace. We say it before meals.

Grace. My daughter’s middle name. My friend’s name. She is very gracious, if you must know. 🙂

Grace. We sing about it in a lot of songs. Grace Flows Down, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), Your Grace is Enough, and many more.

I love that we are digging deeper into grace this month. In defining grace, Sarah pointed out that “grace isn’t a one-time gift you receive. Grace is a limitless flow of undeserved gifts…”

In the Bible, we see so many examples of grace. God showed grace to Noah, Abraham, Moses, Ruth, David, Samuel, Esther, and others. Jesus demonstrated grace to the apostles (John 13:1-7) even when He knew they would desert Him at the time He needed them most. And there are many more stories.

To read more about how we can be a grace-filled community, visit hellomornings.org to read the remainder of THIS POST.

Who are you pouring your grace out on today?