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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Book Drawing: Overview of the Bible by Cheri Cowell

Yippee! It's time for my monthly book drawing. (Read below for instructions). I'm tickled to be able to feature and give away a book by Cheri Cowell entitled One Story, One Mission, One God, Part I: The Old Testament. It is subtitled: An Overview of the Bible in 12 Weeks. 


Doesn't that sound encouraging? At times the Bible can seem overwhelming. But Cheri makes it very "doable." Plus, because her book is a question and answer Bible study, it is fabulous for individual and group study. But she doesn't leave you guessing when you're answering the questions, she also provides important bits of commentary. I love that kind of a Bible study.

Here's my interview with her.
Cheri, you won an award this year, tell us about it.
Cheri: I was honored to win the Selah Award in the gift book devotional category for my book, 365 Devotions for Peace published by Zondervan. I'm also thrilled that it is not only available at your local Christian bookstores but also in those book racks next to the flowers at truck stops and grocery stores. I pray it helps many who are searching for peace in this troubled world.

On your website you are called a "sidewalk theologian," what does that mean?
Cheri: I love taking the complicated questions of faith and breaking them down, making them simple, like talking with a friend while standing together on the sidewalk of life. I have a seminary degree, but have found joy in communicating truths simply.

That's great! Is that what your new Bible study does?
Cheri: Yes. One Story, One Mission, One God is a 12-week overview of the entire Bible (a six week Old Testament study, and a six week New Testament study), and it is written for those who may have gotten the stories of the Bible in bits and pieces but don't know how it all fits together. I want people to know the Bible isn't two stories–an Old one and a New one–but it is one story with one mission from beginning to end, about the One True God. 

Oh, I love this. What is the One Mission you talk about in this study?
Cheri: From the opening scene in the bible, God's mission has been relationship and redemption. Amazingly, God has invited us to partner with Him in this mission–to bring all people into relationship with Him, and to participate in redeeming a lost world through our love, which is given to us by a grace-filled God. He was a God of grace from Genesis and will be so on the last day when He returns for all of us who call Him Savior.

You've written other books, tell us about those.
Cheri: My first book was Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of your Life, about knowing God's will. I've also written Parables and Word Pictures, a Bible study in the popular Following God series, and Living the Story: Reaching Outside the Church Walls, about how to share the gospel in a new way to reach a new generation.

Tell us a little about you and how people can learn more.
Cheri: My wonderful husband of 31 years, Randy, and I live in Orlando Florida. I love National Parks, scrapbooking, and flowers. I love to connect with readers through my website, blog, quarterly newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Thank you, Cheri! 

If you can't wait to see if you win the drawing, buy Cheri's books here: 

To put your name into the drawing, make a comment on my blog or email me: KathyCollardMiller AT gmail DOT com.
(Sorry, only US addresses can win). I will draw the winner Monday evening, Oct 31st and announce the winner the next day. 

Here's how to connect with Cheri:

18 comments:

  1. Greetings Kathy! Cherie's book sounds like a neat one to have. How are you? I thought I'd let you know that last Saturday was a year since my Kansas accident. Have you been back for a follow up retreat? I hope all is well. Blessings!

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    1. Great to hear from you Randi, and I'm so glad you're interested in this book. I've put in your name and I'll get in touch soon.

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    2. Randi, Glad to hear from you. I pray if you win the study will be a blessing.

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  2. Awesome!!!! Would love to be put in the drawing!

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    1. Nicci, I'd love to put your name into the drawing. Thanks for being a faithful participant.

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    2. Nicci, I pray that if you win the study will be a wonderful experience.

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  3. I love the premise of this book! This has been a passion of mine for a long time... to NOT read the Bible as "a piece here and there"... but as a WHOLE story... ONE Story! I love it.
    Yes, please enter me into the drawing! :-)

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    1. You are right. It's a great premise and believe me, Cherie, fulfills the premise beautifully. I've put in your entry. Since this doesn't show your identity, please check back after I post the winner. I won't have any way of reaching you. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. So glad to hear that you want to read the Bible as one story, and should you win the drawing I pray the study helps you to do just that.

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    3. Ta DA!!!! You are the winner of Cheri's book! Please contact me with your name and mailing address. Send to Kathyspeak AT gmail DOT com. Congratulations and thank you so much for participating!!!!

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  4. How convenient that would be to have and use! I love the premise of it. I will have to check it out!

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    1. Hi Susan. thanks for entering the drawing. And yes, please do check it out. You'll love it.

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    2. Convenient and meaningful I pray. If you win I look forward to hearing how it impacts your reading of God's Word.

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  5. I love seeing Father's story on each page but it's nice to have help when I can't quite see how some of them fit in. I need to check out this resource, Kathy! (And any friend of Kathy is a friend of mine i.e. quality person!)

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    1. Thank you Marcia, for putting your name into the drawing!

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  6. Oh dear. I may be too late for this great book. I didn't see the post until this a.m.

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    1. oh dear is right, Susan. I'm so very sorry I won't be able to include you. You know I"m a rule keeper!!!! But I sure appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. The winner of the drawing is... "unknown." Congratulations!!!! If you're the one I've commented on above, please email me your name and mailing address to Kathyspeak AT gmail DOT com. I'll pass along your information to Cheri and she'll send you an autographed copy of her book. Mention if you want it autographed to someone else. Thanks so much for putting your name into the drawing. God bless you!

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