12 December 2013

Christmas Blessings Continue - Giveaway of Murray Pura's "Majestic and Wild"

Majestic and Wild
Baker Books (April 15, 2013)

Murray Pura is a brilliant man. I greatly enjoyed working with him on the Cry of Freedom series through Helping Hands Press, this past year.  If you get a chance, listen to him on one of his many interviews or read our OWG interview with Murray (click here), which was one of the most touching we've ever had.

Read Noela's review of this devotional (click here) or Marian's.

Giveaway:  You must be a Follower on OWG (just put OWG). Answer this question: Do you use a daily devotional and if so why?


44 comments:

  1. OWG Yes I do. I helps me get started in the mornings. angelachesnut246(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love my Joyce Meyer one at night before I go to bed but I'm sorely tempted to get her one that has a morning and an evening devotional.

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  2. Fabulous reviews, ladies. Someday I plan on reading this, but I DO have two devotionals that I love and read on a daily basis. Joyce Meyer's and Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Great devotionals!

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    1. I really need to look at Jesus Calling sometime! Thanks, Diana! And sorry, again, for screaming in your ear when my knee went nuts earlier. That hurt so bad!

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    2. You didn't scream and I understand, sweetie. :(

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  3. Yes ! God 's Word and promises helps me get through the day OWG
    jashbk@earthlink.net Blessings ,DanaGirl

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    1. I love my Through the Bible in A Year but it is falling apart (it is paperback) Do you read a devotional, too, besides your Bible, Dana?

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  4. I have several devotionals: Joyce Meyer, Liz Curtis Higgs, Ann Voskamp. They get my day going, in preparation for deeper bible study - later, & the examples/stories that go along with them, back up the scripture so well, & often "hit home", & get me thinking.

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I really like the ones that apply to everyday life, like Joyce's do. LOVE the cover on Murray's devotional!!!

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  5. I have a couple of daily devotionals that I enjoy but I have to admit I don't use them everyday. I concentrate more on using my Bible.

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    1. I do have a copy of Murray's 'Rooted' and it is exceptionally good! His writing is so descriptive and poignant. I'm sure this one is right up there in comparison.

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    2. I'm with you, Anne. I also have several devotionals, but don't use them daily. I like my Bible best, but so now and then I read a devotional. I love Murray's devotionals. If you think Rooted is good, then you will surely enjoy Majestic and Wild as well!!

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  6. I use a daily devotional Its short and It helps to focus me on My Lord!
    God bless u have a terrific, God-filled Christmas
    Chris Granville

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    1. Chris, I need short, too, lol! A good friend sent me a Kindle copy of a popular devotional and I started reading it and was like-whoah, this is WAY too long lol!!! Merry Christmas, Chris!!!

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    2. Well, you are about to have a NEW devotional! Or a gift for someone! Congrats--per random.org you are the winner!

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  7. I don't use one but I like them. I keep forgetting to read them. Tammy Hudson
    HUBTIVOLI1@YAHOO.COM

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  8. I like Tammy above me, like them but I'm too ADD to remember to use them on a regular basis. I really should make it more of a priority I guess. I would love to win, & read (& review) Murray's book Wild & Magestic.
    vmarney at hot mail
    Vicki

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    1. This will sound awful but I keep my tiny hardcover of Joyce's book in my bathroom and before I get into bed at night, I read it. It is right there where I brush my teeth and that has really worked for me! A habit!

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  9. I do - it is on my iPad. The Bible app has many different daily devotionals available. I am reading through the Bible, have a short application style devotional and with the Christmas season, a devotional that is specific to the time of year.
    OWG
    Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Oh, that is neat, Betti! This giveaway is for a paperback copy. Merry Christmas!!!

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  10. I have a Women's Devotional for a number of years that I bought from Guideposts and every year I use it, I get more and something different from it. Also, I have a Scripture Promise Box that a co-worker bought over fifteen years ago. God's word and his promises never change. I want them to become more powerful to me and change me where I am weak. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I've heard Guideposts has a lovely one and puts out new ones. I get something new out of my Joyce Meyer one each time I read it, too!

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  11. Yes, Murray is a wonderful writer! I do try to do a devotional, of course life sometimes gets in the way. Which is bad - I need that daily reminder of God's presence and my reason in life. I need to keep up with it!

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    1. lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    2. I think the Word in the morning and a devotional at bedtime works best for me. I love Joyce's application to everyday life.

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  12. Sounds like a wonderful devotional.
    Blessings
    eppersonkstrinsatyahoodotcom

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    1. The cover is so breath-taking and Murray is a brilliant man. He really is, I don't say that lightly.

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  14. OWG Yes we do,read a devotional. My husband and I read the devotional in Open Windows every morning. Then we have been reading the suggested bible reading in it along with reading the Proverb according to the date. That means we read each one 12 times a year. Plus we each have others that we read separately. I have several that I read for a yer or so and then switch to another. I can tell when we miss it. We always go back and catch up.

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    1. Jan, that sounds good! What a way to bless each other!

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  15. This is a wonderful book of Murray's - it's breathtaking, exciting, and inspirational! And one of my favorite books of the year. :)
    CARRIE, I'm reading Joyce's Morning and Evening Devotional this year (2nd year I've done this book), but most of this year I've only been reading the Evening devotional's, only because this year I've had a hard time waking up sufficiently in the mornings to make sense of much! ;) For the new year of 2014, I've bought a new devotional by Joyce Meyer called 'Trusting God Day by Day', and I'm really keen to begin reading this new one by her!

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    1. I wonder if I should get the day/night one or the new one, Noela. I really love the night time one and it is just the right size.

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  16. Thank you for your reviews and links shared. I am having a book review check first before reading the book which I always do. Thank you.

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  17. OWG
    yes I use a daily devotional because it helps me focus on my prayer time and inspires me to look beyond my present circumstance and get another spiritual view
    Thank you
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail.com

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    1. I totally agree with your motivations for reading devotionals, Jackie! Hugs and Merry Christmas!

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  18. I have a lot of Devotionals, just need to get into a regular habit again of reading them. Also my Bible. I'm sure GOD is not pleased with my not doing it. I really do have good intentions, but that's not good enough. You could say a little prayer for me. i also have a CD where you listen to about 30 min.each day and here the New Testament in in 30 or 60 days I believe. I really did enjoy it that way. Wasn't sure I would. Our whole church was doing it at the same time. Was thinking a few days ago that I needed to listen to it again. I also was following along with my Bible. I didn't realize Murray's was a Devotional. I would love this chance to win it. OWG is the best! Love all of you. I'm in a better habit of keeping up with you than my other devotional. But this group is a good one to. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. MAXIE!!! Every time I see you on here I smile! You are such a doll and such a blessing. Yes, this is a devotional and we'll enter you in the drawing, sweetie! That is neat about listening to the CDs as a church. Big hugs!

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  19. OWG
    Yes, I have used a daily devotional but am looking for one that's a little different. (more suited for me since I don't use the one I have much anymore)
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I like to change things up but I've been sticking with Joyce Meyers's one for several years now. This looks like a really great one and Murray is such a deeply spiritual person and was a pastor, so this should be great!

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  20. I do use a daily devotional.I love to always see what that day post is going say.Thanks for your post and giveaways.

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  21. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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