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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Book Give Away: "Grin With Grace"

I don't think any of us can hear or learn enough about grace--and how we can have our hearts and minds transformed by understanding the enormity of it's value as an amazing gift from God.

That's why I'm so excited about a new book called Grin With Grace by Kathy Carlton Willis. And Kathy Willis has offered to send an autographed copy to the winner of my drawing. Learn how to enter below. 

Here's the format of each chapter:

  • Grin with Grace contains real-life stories and observations. You’ll laugh at the humorous confessions and wacky insights, and relate to Kathy’s transparent honesty. Be inspired to see grace in your everyday life.
  • Grow with Grace features a grace word study. Kathy examines Bible verses and personalizes the meaning to your situation. Workbook prompts allows you to write down your thoughts as you read along.
  • Go with Grace offers life application. Pick one action step and make it work for you, or pick all of them—but do something to live out your grace-walk.
  • Give with Grace advances life application further, equipping you to become an instrument of God’s grace to others. You’ll be inspired to take what you’ve learned and give it away to others. This is when faith becomes ministry—when your focus expands to see the needs of others.
  • Your Grin with Grace Challenge describes a grace-challenging scenario to give you an opportunity to exercise your newfound grace. It allows for speculation and judgment calls, to prepare you for the what-ifs that happen in life.

In "Grin with Grace" you'll learn how to be empowered to:

  1. Swallow your words rather than share them before it's time. 
  2. Give the benefit of the doubt rather than assuming the worst. 
  3. Let the other person have the spotlight while you live in the shadows. 
  4. Forgive a wrong that really hurt your heart even when they don’t know they messed up. 
  5. Treat your neighbor like you wish she’d treat you, even though she doesn’t deserve it. 
  6. Control your temper at your job when a co-worker takes credit for your project.
  7. Not always defend yourself when you're misunderstood. 
  8. Not take it personally when your friend declines your invitation and goes elsewhere. 
  9. Speak the truth in love rather than taking the easy way out and fabricating a lie. 
  10. Not pass along the juicy bit of gossip you just heard. 
  11. Not hold a grudge even though you have a really good reason!
  12. Look past another's prickly exterior to see a wounded heart beating out of tune. 
Here's the endorsement I gladly wrote for Kathy's book:

Kathy Carlton Willis is a remarkable communicator who is able to inspire us with grace on how to grow in grace. You won't feel discouraged with "shoulds." You'll feel motivated with encouraging examples, gentle guidelines, her own vulnerable sharing, and biblical enlightenment. Responding with grace is a challenge for all of us. Kathy reveals not only the "how-to-s" but the "why's" and the rewards.

Kathy Carlton Willis writes and speaks with a balance of funny and faith—whimsy and wisdom. Not many funny girls also have Bible degrees! Kathy’s a pastor’s wife, which gives her plenty of opportunities to grin with grace. She shines the light on issues that hold women back and inspires their own lightbulb moments. Almost a thousand of Kathy’s articles have been published in books, magazines, newspapers and online publications. Kathy’s tagline describes her best: Light & Lively: His Reflection/Her Laughter. Kathy lives with her pastor/husband, Russ, in Rockdale, Texas.

WEBSITE: www.kathycarltonwillis.com


Kathy's book is available at your local Christian bookstore or at all on-line book stores. 

You can put your name into the drawing by giving a comment on my blog or emailing me Kathy speak @ gmail. com  (remove spaces). I'll draw the winner on August 20th. When you make a comment on the blog, my website system doesn't give information about you, so please check back to see who won or put your email address into the comment and include spaces in it. 


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh would love to win this book!!!

    Nicci Ramirez

    1. Thanks for putting your name into the drawing, Nicci. I appreciate your faithful following of my blog. Blessings to you!

  2. Wow! This books speaks to me! Besides getting empowered concerning daily issues...I am dealing with the most darkest and scary situation in my life. Putting a foot in front of the other and doing my best to be positive.....so very hard. I could and would LOVE a inspirational book like this!

    1. Thank you Mona, for reading and putting in your name. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time of life. Lord God Almighty, strengthen Mona in ways that she never could have imagined would show the love and care you have for her. Guide her and make clear your way for her. Glorify yourself through her and this situation. I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen.

  3. Oh man, did that just convict me on so many levels. Yikes, I need to check this one out!

    1. Susan, I appreciate you stopping by and I appreciate your sharing. I can guarantee you we all can be blessed by this book. Thanks for putting in your name into the drawing!

  4. Always love to hear what you have to say about books for us to read - and then to grow!!!
    xo Donna xo

  5. I would love to win this book from Kathy!

  6. DA DA! Dana Rausch--you are the winner! Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who entered their name.