Friday, March 15, 2013

Blog Tour ~ 40 Days with the Savior by Connie E Sokol

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40 Days with the Savior40 Days with the Savior by Connie E. Sokol
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Inspirational

Book Description:  Do you desire a more Christ-centered Easter?
You’ll experience a more fulfilling Easter season with this collection of inspirational thoughts on trying to become more like the Savior. For forty days, enjoy a daily scripture and personal insight on a character trait of Jesus Christ. Learn more of who He was and what He taught.
As you read these daily devotionals, you’ll feel a joyful connection to the character of Jesus Christ, understand how much He is involved in your life, and discover how knowing Him better makes your life better, too.

My thoughts:  This book is made up of 40 daily devotionals. Each takes five minutes or less to read focuses on biblical passages and messages to ponder.

Connie Sokol has included practical applications to enrich daily activities. This book is written to give mothers inspiration and sage advice. Each devotional ends with a thought for the day and a way to apply the message into your life for the day.

On February 27th I had a tonsillectomy.  Not going to lie, it's been a rough recovery.  Tuesday of this week I got out of bed and went to the mirror to start to get ready for the day.  At that moment I realized that I was bleeding from the surgical site in  my throat. It wouldn't stop. I ended up having an emergency surgery and am once again at home in bed for a while. Honestly, it's hard to admit, but true, when we are faced with our own mortality there are a many thoughts of could have/would have/should have.  One of my thoughts was am I doing enough to bring myself closer to the Savior while I'm here on this earth?

I read this book today in one sitting and I felt that it was one of the things that I needed right now.  Rather than waiting for regrets, it's better to capture what we can when we can to inspire each day.

This book is part of a giveaway at Goodreads
until April 9, 2013.

~Connie donates 100% of the profits from her books to charity~


"Connie Sokol, the queen of simple yet effective, has done it again. What a great resource for quick, daily things that we can do to draw closer to the Savior. This easily fits into our busy lives, reminding us of what matters most."
~Peggy Urry, President-elect, American Night Writers Association

“I LOVED this book! Connie brings these scriptures home with real, everyday moments. I can savor these bite-size gems throughout my busy day with little ones. The teachings are powerful, and her added insights brought them home for me in a new way."
~Amy Chandler, Founder My Story Matters

“Connie Sokol’s new book, “40 Days with the Savior”, is just the little push I needed to feel the Savior’s presence in my daily life. Using personal stories, scriptural accounts, and meaningful insights, she helps readers draws closer to Jesus Christ and become a more Christ-centered person. I loved her daily nuggets of wisdom, with titles like, “He Did the Right Thing” and “He Gently Corrects”, to prompt a change of behavior. My Easter will be more meaningful this year!”
~Jodi Marie Robinson, Author of “Women of Virtue” and “A Royal Guardian”

“Connie Sokol has thoughtfully shared fresh insights to well know scriptural phrases. The simple meditations in 40 Days with the Savior are enlightening and empowering. This is an easy way to draw closer to Jesus Christ throughout the Easter season and during the rest of the year. After reading this book I feel my burdens are lighter.”
~Margaret Turley, Author of Save the Child, Administrator Writers Unite to Fight Cancer

Author Connie Sokol

Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, and a sought after national and local speaker. She is a monthly contributor on KSL TV’s “Studio 5” and regular blogger for KSL’s "Motherhood Matters" blog. She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is the author of several books including the award-nominated romance Caribbean Crossroads, Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Life is Too Short for One Hair Color Series, and Motherhood Matters as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.

Blog Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Ends 3/31/13
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