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review 2020-06-15 04:00
God Did Not Do This to Me Review and GIVEAWAY!
 

About the Book


Book:  God Did Not Do This To Me

Author: Lisa Stringer

Genre:  RELIGION / Christian Living/ Personal Growth

Release Date: May 4, 2020

Lisa and Doug Stringer were ministering in Massachusetts in March 2015 when a lump in Doug’s throat started to bother him. “I don’t feel well,” he told his wife. “The lump I felt in my throat a few days ago feels larger.” When they were able to see a doctor, they were horrified to learn that Doug had Stage 4 large B-cell lymphoma that was 80 percent aggressive.

Doug spent the rest of the day sitting in his car, alone in prayer. Finally, he called Lisa to tell her that he was on his way home and he wanted a family meeting and communion. Emotionally exhausted and noses still running from crying, Lisa, her mom, and Ashley gathered in the family room as Doug told them about his time with God.

“God did not do this to me—and if He did not do this to me, then it doesn’t belong to me!” he told them emphatically. It was just what they need to hear.

God Did Not Do This to Me is Lisa’s story of the family’s trials and triumphs through a cancer diagnosis. Putting on the armor of God, Doug was determined to turn his battle with cancer into an intercession for the country, even joking that the chemotherapy treatments made him resemble a bald eagle.

By the end of the year, Doug’s cancer was in remission.

“We know that the Great Physician heard the numerous prayers of our friends and spiritual family from all over the world, and blessed us all with a testimony of His healing power,” Lisa says. “We are forever changed through this experience. He has expanded my heart of compassion, taught me to pour out more grace, to be an even bigger giver, and to appreciate the little things all the more.”


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About the Author

 



Lisa Stringer is the wife of Doug Stringer, the founder and president of Somebody Cares America/International, a network of organizations impacting their communities through unified grassroots efforts.

Lisa worked in the secular radio and music entertainment industry for seventeen years, becoming the first female program director of a top-40 station in a major market in the United States. Later, she became the vice president of programming and promotions of a radio group. Lisa has received numerous awards, including gold and platinum records for her contribution to the success of many highly recognizable recording artists and entertainers.

She homeschooled her daughter, Ashley, who is now enrolled in dual programs at a local community college and working on the release of her second EP.

Lisa travels with Doug as they minister to many around the globe, ranging from those of the persecuted church to those suffering in the aftermath of human tragedy, such as the Haitian earthquake, the tsunami in Japan, and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Lisa enjoys opportunities where she has been able to interpret for her husband as they minister throughout Central and South America. She and her husband are also regular guests on various television programs that air throughout the world.

Lisa has a heart for the less fortunate, widows, and orphans. She has served on various boards and has traveled to over thirty-four nations.

The Stringers live in the greater Houston area.


More from Lisa

 

Doug continued to listen to whatever the doctor was telling him. I could tell something wasn’t right because Doug’s countenance had changed. It was obvious he was not receiving good news. Whatever it was, at no time did I ever imagine it to be cancer. Doug would not look at me; his eyes were locked in a forward gaze. That alone had my heart beating a tad faster.

I then heard him say, “How bad is it?” Oh, my goodness, was my heart beating right out of my chest! How bad is it? How bad is what? This can’t be bad! I was not expecting bad! Then I heard the heart-wrenching, horrible “c” word come out of my husband’s mouth. He still had his eyes fixed forward. That in itself was painful, not because he wasn’t acknowledging me, but because he was hurting and I knew that if we made eye contact, one or both of us would break down at this point.

We had been on an emotional roller coaster and we were about to take a drop from one of the scariest peaks on one of the worst rides people can experience. I was struggling with everything in me to not allow tears to stream down my face. After all, I was still only hearing one side of the conversation. I recall Doug getting choked up and his voice cracking as he fought back the natural reaction to bad news. He then asked, “What kind of cancer is it?” My heart stopped. I felt like I had been shot and life was moving in slow motion. I could feel every nerve in my body. A deep pain set in…
 
 

My Review

 

A plethora of books have been written about cancer and illness from a Christian perspective, from how-to manuals to memoirs and everything in between. I will be the first to admit that, as someone with chronic illnesses, I am wary of which ones I pick up to read. I want to read something that is Biblically sound and life-giving, not assigning blame or promising cures, and that inspires and uplifts. If you have been through or are going through any kind of significant illness, you do not need depressing reading material. Of course the first Book to turn to should always be your Bible, because it doesn’t get any more hopeful than that, and nothing can ever exceed God’s Word! With that as our foundation, when we read other books, we can discern what lines up with Scripture and what does not.

When I began reading “God Did Not Do This to Me”, author Lisa Stringer’s story engaged me immediately. Rather than a mere factual account of her husband Doug’s journey through B-cell lymphoma, she presents an engaging story that details how their family turned a life-threatening diagnosis into a life-fulfilling opportunity for continued ministry. Her honesty about some of their difficult moments is refreshing in demonstrating that even the strongest in the faith still need God’s strength, which is “made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Doug’s revelation about the eagle in chapter 7 enhanced my understanding of the beloved Isaiah 40:31 with knowledge I had not known about eagles themselves. Also, the pillows of peace, a widespread ministry created from a single gift, shows how much can be achieved with a vision for sharing the love of Christ. And I had to smile while reading the story about the Rocky statue and running the steps to it, although my favorite part of this whole testimony is how Doug and Lisa continue to minister to as many as possible during their own trials.

We may never know the “why” behind the things we go through, but we can rest in the knowledge that God is always good, and that untold blessings lie ahead if we remain faithful to Him. As Lisa says near the end of her story, “Never take for granted what you are going through, good or bad. Allow it to be turned for the good because God has a greater story that comes out of your place of need. No matter what unexpected detours you encounter, God wants us to keep our focus on where we’re going, not what we are going through.”

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

 

Blog Stops

 

 
 

Giveaway

 

 
To celebrate her tour, Lisa is giving away the grand prize of a $20 Starbucks gift card!!
 
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
 

 

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review 2020-03-12 04:20
We Can!
Yes Sisters: Surrounding Yourself with Women who Affirm, Encourage, and Challenge You - White, Angelia

We CAN! Angelia White’s “Yes Sisters,” written with Erin Keeley Marshall, forms a handbook of sorts for women who are seeking to find or to become Yes Sisters, who encourage, speak truth, and help us become the best Christ-followers that we can be. As the appellation suggests, Yes Sisters should be women who support us and cheer us on while not being afraid to (lovingly) tell us what we need to hear: “Yes Sisters pursue and celebrate the potential in other women. They thoughtfully seek what’s below the surface. They give honor to the special beauty in someone else.” White connects this with our faith walk by delving into the qualities of God, including the yeses and nos that He gives us.

“Yes Sisters” is divided into three parts, with the first comprised of affirmations for women and also about God; the second focusing on moving forward with what God has placed on our hearts; and the third a look into becoming a Yes Sister, forgiving the No Sisters we have encountered on our journey, and learning about Yes Sisters found in the Bible. Each chapter opens with a relevant Scripture verse, and between each chapter is A Word from a Yes Sister, short stories of insight from a variety of Christian women.

The essence of this book may be found within the chapters themselves, as this is where White shares her own personal tragedies and triumphs, making “Yes Sisters” infinitely relatable and inspiring for women of all ages and all walks of life. Chapter 8, Our Faith Will Sustain Us, is one of my favorites. I particularly enjoyed the message regarding trusting God: “Instead of beating ourselves up for not trusting Him more, we need to see that the very act of admitting our need for Him reveals our trust. Something in us knows we need Him first and foremost. That something is faith.”

Whether you are a new Christian or a long-time disciple, “Yes Sisters” will uplift and enlighten you along your walk with the Lord, with faithful sisters by your side.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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review 2020-03-10 23:23
I Am My Beloved's
Claim Your Crown: Walking in Confidence and Worth As a Daughter of the King - Saint-Elien, Tarah-Lynn

“As a King’s kid, you have the audacity to claim your inheritance and all God has promised to you. When you choose to belong to Christ, you become an heiress (Rom. 8:17) and receive all the promises reserved for Abraham’s descendants (Gal. 3:29).”

Plainspoken and pragmatic, Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien sets forth an emboldening and encouraging manifesto of sorts with her new book, “Claim Your Crown.” As she explains in the introduction, “Claim Your Crown thwarts the media’s misconceptions about beauty and womanhood while teaching God’s original intent. It delves into the recurrent insecurities, fears, doubts, and guilt young women face daily.” With a non-nonsense, conversational tone, she speaks directly to all of the young women who, in today’s society, face more pressure and challenges to their self-worth than ever before. So, what makes this book different from the scads of other self-help manuals out there? Faith in God. That’s where it all begins, and until we understand that, we will continue to stumble around blindly.

 As Revelation 17:14 tell us, Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords, and Jesus and the Father are one. Therefore, as Tarah-Lynn states, “You, queen, are automatically deemed royalty as a child of God. You are born with royal blood.” Every one of God’s daughters is a princess, with royalty conferred on us from the moment of our conception. Feeling less than anyone else is a lie from the enemy because we are royalty. Instead of focusing on what the world tries to tell us, we need to listen to the voice of our Father, the King, and suit up each day with God’s armor as we fulfill His purposes for us and speak life over those around us.

Written for and addressing a young adult audience, Tarah-Lynn’s voice is very conversational and informal, addressing the reader directly. Because I am older than the target audience, this felt awkward to me at first, but it definitely presents a powerful narrative and would no doubt be perfect for those in their teens and twenties. Each chapter is titled, which I personally always find helpful in reinforcing the content, and ends with Kingdom Keys, which consists of a short summary of that chapter’s main points, and also a few Reflection questions to engage readers. This is a fun, inspirational book about serious topics, highlighting our regal status as God’s beloved daughters, and I highly recommend it for all young women, and even for those who are older but still need a reminder that they are preciously counted as princesses and queens in God’s sight.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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text 2020-03-09 05:00
Will the Real Person Please Stand Up Author Interview and GIVEAWAY!
 

About the Book

 


Book:  Will the Real Person Please Stand Up?

Author: Gail Porter

Genre:  Non-Fiction/Personal Growth

Release Date: Oct 1, 2018

Does fear of rejection hold you back from letting people see the real you? Are you tired of hiding?

Gail Porter lived with this kind of fear during her childhood and most of her adult life. When God revealed her bondage to the power of fear, she was set free to come out of hiding and become who He’d created her to be. What she learned grew into a passion to help others experience the same freedom.

Will the Real Person Please Stand Up? offers much-needed hope to those who long to be set free from the fear of rejection and become their authentic selves. In this life-changing book you will read Gail’s own experiences, stories of real people, and input from those in the medical field. Gail walks you through the process of identifying and acknowledging what holds you captive so you can live in freedom rather than in fear.

With God’s help, you can walk out of your self-made prison, break strongholds, and taste the freedom that will allow you to become who God made you to be. Get ready to stand up and say, “This is the real me.”

“Gail teaches her readers how to embrace the present without encumbrances of the past. With practical, action-based steps, we learn to climb mountains with new determination and anticipate our futures with joy.” Jeanne LeMay, author of Dear God I’m Desperate: Women Have Issues, God Has Answers.


Click HERE to get your copy.

About the Author

 


Gail Porter graduated from Oregon State University and spent fifty years serving with Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ. She is the author of Life through Loss: Facing Your Pain, Finding Your Purpose and two co-written books. Gail lives in Orlando, Florida, where she enjoys ballroom dancing and her favorite role of aunt to her nieces and nephews.

 

 

More from Gail

  • Do you hide from others because you’re afraid they won’t like what they discover about you?
  • Are you holding back from walking through God’s open doors because you don’t think you’ll perform well enough?
  • Have you allowed past experiences or personal fears to keep you from becoming the person God intended you to be?

Join me on a journey to escape the bondage of your fear of rejection and experience the freedom to become the Real Person God created you to be.

I spent many years in bondage, subconsciously building walls, designing masks, creating a false identity, and striving for perfection—all attempts to fill my longing for love and acceptance. Through my experience of coming out of hiding, breaking barriers with the help of God, and tasting true freedom, I discovered a passion to help set others free.

You will learn about my journey to freedom in my book, Will the Real Person Please Stand Up? Rising Above the Fear of Rejection. I’ll walk you through the process of identifying and acknowledging what holds you captive, breaking barriers, and taking that first step to freedom.

As you read my personal story, as well as the stories of many others, you will discover how much God wants you to step on the path to freedom. Say yes to God, and let’s travel this road of freedom together! Then we can all stand up and say, “This is the real me!”

Thank you for being part of this blog tour! I’m excited about the way God will change your life as you allow Him to lead you to His path of freedom where you can let go of your fear of rejection, become your authentic self, and experience life fully.
 

Author Interview

 

Which author has most influenced your own writing?

 

Leigh McLeroy – The Beautiful Ache, The Sacred Ordinary



Describe your book in five words.

 

Escape from captivity, experience freedom.



Do you have a favorite or special place to write?

 

Sitting at my dining room table, which overlooks my inviting screened-in porch and the green grass, towering trees, and beautiful flowers of my backyard, inspires me, revives me, and relaxes me as I write. 

 

 

What are your hobbies?

 

Reading and ballroom dancing! Reading a good book gives me a mental break from my own writing. Dancing energizes my body and chases away the daily cares of life.

 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

 

Attend writing conferences and workshops where you will receive input to help you make progress on your writing journey. You can’t expect to know it all; let experienced writers show you what works and what doesn’t. After you return home, focus on implementing only one or two suggestions so you don’t become overwhelmed. 


Blog Stops

 

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 2

deb’s Book Review, March 3

Artistic Nobody, March 4 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, March 4

Texas Book-aholic, March 5

SPLASHES of Joy, March 6

Rebecca Tews, March 7

Inklings and notions, March 8

For the Love of Literature, March 9 (Author Interview)

Betti Mace, March 10

For Him and My Family, March 11

Lukewarm Tea, March 12 (Author Interview)

Create! Teach! Inspire!, March 13

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 14

Wishful Endings, March 15 (Author Interview)

 

Giveaway

 

 
To celebrate her tour, Gail is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!
 
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
 

 

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