Thursday, May 2, 2013

Destined to Live, Despite Me Series~ "A Cause to Be Thankful"

"A Cause to Be Thankful" byYolanda Shanks~ Have you ever considered how often we neglect expressing genuine gratitude? The Bible gives an account of how Jesus healed ten lepers. But only one returned to express thanks. Using the Biblical story of the ten lepers as a reference, A Cause to Be Thankful by Yolanda Shanks will unpack the Biblical model for thankfulness, showing how a spirit of entitlement has overshadowed our spirit of thanks. In this straightforward and challenging book, you will not only learn how to return as the one leper who expressed gratitude, but you’ll come away with a clear plan for including consistent and genuine thanks in your prayer life and day-to-day encounters. Author Bio: Multi-published author, speaker, blogger, teacher, wife, grandmother—Yolanda Shanks wears many hats, but the one she most resonates with is her role as an advocate for living life to its fullest. Shanks’ award-winning first book, Destined to Live, Despite Me, continues to be a source of hope for those battling effects from a prior suicide attempt. It garnered an enthusiastic Kirkus review, which stated the book was “a commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide.” Her second book, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer (released June 2012) challenges the body of Christ to act upon scripture. Destined to Live, Despite Me – A Cause to Be Thankful is Yolanda’s third book.  check her website, for book events in your area and for weekly wisdom from this lover of life and committed Christ-follower.

My thoughts as a Book Reviewer for Christian Women Affiliate:


My first thoughts when I started reading this little book written by Yolanda Shanks, I thought what a wonderful book to use for a Bible, "Book Study. I have not gotten to read the other book she has in this series called "Destined to Live, Despite Me Series. It is called "Not Just a Hearer, But a Doer."
 The Bible gives an account of ten lepers that Jesus healed. But only one of them returned to thank Him. The writer has put together in each chapter in the book a scripture from the Bible to read and study and at the end of each chapter she offers a prayer for us to pray concerning what the scripture is all about.
Jesus is a reason for us to have a thankful heart! As I read the book I would put a post-a-note in different places so that I would know that I wanted to mention something about that chapter or page. Is Thankfulness a Foreign Concept? I do not thank so! One of the first words a child should be taught is "Thank You."
Read about this on page eighteen. As you study this book you will find how it touches your heart with the wonderful scriptures from the Bible. She offers the plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. The Savior who saved her from killing herself and showed her the plans that He has for her to spread his Gospel by her writing skills Thank you Miss Yolanda! Keep up the good work!!
"A Cause to Be Thankful "is her third book in the series of "Destined to Live in Spite of Me.

I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not
required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other
way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in
accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

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