Thursday, November 12, 2009

Better Than Jewels: 31 Days of Biblical Insight for a Woman Seeking God by Linda Newton

Angie: We interrupt your regular viewing pleasure with this special announcement... :-D Seriously, I had given my word to help promote this book prior to the Courageous Beauties interview series. I kept it because of two reasons. First, I gave my word. Second, I think it fits very well with the theme this month. Recently I had an experience that reminded me of a VERY important soul issue. My self-esteem does not come from anyone else. It comes from God. From being, becoming, and acting like the person He made me to be and nothing else.

I love that this book reminds of that concept while teaching us God's wisdom and not our own. The business I started called MyGemofWisdom.com uses jewelry as a tool to help enhance our understanding of using our experiences as gems of wisdom to help others. It's layered into deeper significance by lending to support of two orphan homes in Kenya through Hope's Promise Orphan Ministries.

Jewels, things, self-esteem, the value God sees in us has nothing to do with sparklies. It has everything to do with being created by and created for His purpose. We do that by growing in His wisdom. I hope you'll enjoy a sneak peek at Better Than Jewels... and then we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming.  :-)


Better Than Jewels: 31 Days of Biblical Insight for a Woman Seeking God


by Linda Newton (Warner Press)

Women are always looking for ways to enhance their beauty. The biblical Book of Proverbs reveals the secret of true beauty -- and you won't find it at the jewelry counter!

"Many of us wear crosses to symbolize our faith in Jesus Christ," Linda Newton comments. "The writer of Proverbs notes we can do even better than this: We can wear divine love like a necklace and demonstrate it to others, every chance we get."

This daily devotional takes you on a month-long exploration of Proverbs from a woman's point of view. It's rich with humor, practical advice, and sound biblical wisdom. Better Than Jewels is an ideal gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Graduations, Mothers Day or any other time of the year.

About the Author

Linda Newton's contagious enthusiasm and engaging storytelling brings God's Word to life. With authentic transparency and down-home humor she shares how God transformed heartbreak in her life into hope from her new book Twelve Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise published by Warner Press. Her new devotional book, Better Than Jewels: 31 Days of Biblical Insight for a Woman Seeking God is currently on sale now.

Linda and her husband Bruce pastor Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst, CA where Linda has served as a counselor for the past 20 years. As a speaker, author, and counselor her passion is to lead ladies to a greater understanding of the abundant life available to them in Christ (John 10:10). You will laugh, learn, and leave feeling closer to the Lord!
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