Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Book Blog Tour: Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides

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Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for "Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides!

Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides cover

We actually reviewed this book ahead of schedule, OOPS, so here's a copy of our review, and be sure to check out the Giveaway we're hosting of the book (see original review post!), but be quick- it ends 5-8-12!

About the BookGuilt! 

She pokes you as you write about your quaint, eccentric aunt. She grabs you as you wander from e-mail to Facebook to laundry instead of focusing on your work. She kicks you as you complain about your husband to a friend.

Have you noticed? 

Women seem riddled with guilt. And it’s hard to know if guilt is legitimate or simply a product of our imaginations. After all, should we really feel guilty about things over which we have no control?
We are not perfect. We have no control over some things, so it's no use feeling guilty. We can't do it all.
Women today are busy, stressed, and guilt-ridden, yet they long to develop their spiritual sides. Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides offers inspirational thoughts based on scripture--brief enough to be read during a television commercial, yet insightful enough to open your eyes to the grace of God on days you change diapers and/or lead corporate meetings. Each reading suggests a "Guilt Trip to Avoid" and ends with a way to "Take the Joy Ride." The book includes six months of daily readings so that you may establish a habit of connecting with God. Readings are listed under the letters G-R-A-C-E, representing God, Relationships, Acceptance, Challenges and Emotions.

Review: The book gives you about 6 months worth of daily readings, all intended to help you deal with guilt--both real and imagined- and clear out the clutter in your heart, so that there is not only space for God and his words, but a need for him. Women will easily relate to each day's story, and the questions posed on each page are easily answered with little thought. If you are looking for a devotional that is on the light side, but deals with common matters in womens' lives, this is a great book. It's also perfect for a Mother's Day present for your mom, sister and best friend!

Bonus Giveaway

Shirley, Kim and Janine are sponsoring a great giveaway, open to all readers. Enter to win gift certificates to and a free life-coaching consultation. All you have to do is share your own "guilt trip" or "joy tip" to be entered
Just click THIS LINK and share what trips you up, holds you back or any tips you may have for overcoming guilt and keeping your joy. Fill out the quick form at the link and you'll be entered. Simple and easy! Contest runs 4/23 - 5/12. Winner announced here on 5/14.

And don't forget to enter our giveaway for this review copy of the book as well!

About the authors:
Kim Messinger, Janine Boyer and Shirley Brosius had a common bond of Christian service when Christ drew them together for their first small group meeting in January, 1998.
Since then they have drawn closer through life’s joys and struggles and found God to be sufficient for their every need. They call themselves “Friends of the Heart” because their passion is to help women open their hearts and find joy in Christ. 
Kim and Janine supported Shirley in writing Sisterhood of Faith: 365 Life-Changing Stories About Women Who Made a Difference, which was released by Howard Publishing, a division of Simon & Schuster, in 2006.  More recently the three women worked together to write another devotional book, Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides. They have spoken at women’s retreats and events in five states. All three women live in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. Visit their website for more info.

Blog Tour Schedule 


Gina | Gypsy Mama Logs


Christie | Blessed Life Ministries

Ruth | My Devotional Thoughts

Kaylea | My Scrappy Life


Lori | Lori’s Book Reviews


Jennifer | A Peace of Mind 

Kristinia | Loving Heart Mommy


Kendra | Happily Managing a Household of Boys


Joan | Book Woman Joan

Jill | Frugal Plus


Deena | A Peek at My Bookshelf

Robin | Write at Home Mom


Laura | Once Upon a Storyville

Dusty | To the Moon and Back

Carrie | Farming on Faith


Sara | Shoopette’s Book Reviews

Jennifer | For Such a Time as This


Theresa | Frugal Experiments

Kelli | The Zen of Motherhood

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book for review purposes, free of charge, from Litfuse Publicity! No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it. 

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