Tuesday, February 7, 2012

‘Conquering your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones’ by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones – Book/Author Information + Personally Autographed Book Giveaway!

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Yesterday, I posted a guest post from Kathryn Elizabeth Jones, telling us about her journey to the publication of her second book, ‘Conquering Your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones.’ Today, I wanted to share some information about her and her book, and to share some exciting information at the end of this post!

Here is the synopsis of this novel:

David gathered 5 smooth stones to meet and defeat Goliath. What did these stones represent and how can you use them to conquer your Goliaths in your own personal quests? Ms. Virginia Bean will show you how. Travel with her on her own personal journey. See what she does. Learn how she grows. Discover what she becomes. “Conquering your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones” is for anyone desiring to travel beyond mediocrity, pain and fear. Learn of the great power within you, a power given to you from God, a power that must ultimately be unleashed to conquer the Goliaths in your own life. Come to an even deeper understanding of God and what he wants for you. Come…

Here is Kathryn’s autobiography from her website:

When I was young I thought I had to sound like a great writer to be one. It was all so overwhelming; now I know I only need to sound like myself. My ideas come from two primary sources. My work might spark from the enlightening words of a friend, teacher or writing prompt. At other times, I am sitting in a very still space and the words I should write come to me like a powerful and glowing wind.

My favorite tool is the pen. Though computer keys get the words down quicker and easier, I like to put pen to paper, smell the ink, see the words as they are developed and renewed by new phrases or thoughts.
I enjoy traveling to wherever the character takes me. This often means even I am surprised and warmed at the outcome. In the end, when my writing is done, I like to watch the eyes of the reader whenever I can. Their reflective expression gives me the greatest glimpse into what my writing has become. 

Before I was one, I loved to read books-or at least, pretend to. I couldn't walk yet but I would crawl to the bottom shelf for what I wanted. My Grandma says my books were placed near the floor for that very reason, and my mother speaks of me pulling my favorite book from the shelf and crawling back to the couch with the book safely in tow.

I would sit on the couch and pretend to read, speaking the language of some foreign diplomat-or perhaps, the tongue of angels, my mother wasn't quite sure which, and when I was done, I would crawl back to the shelf for another story.

When I am not writing I'm reading. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am an avid reader of the scriptures and books of spiritual merit. I have been married 30 years and enjoy teaching and working with youth and children-including my own three girls, three grand-daughters and grandson.

A published writer since 1987, I have published various newspaper and magazine articles for teens and adults.

Kathryn has generously offered a copy of her latest book, ‘Conquering Your Goliaths,’ to one blessed reader of my blog. Thanks, Kathryn! To enter, please tell us why you’d like a copy of her book! Please include your email address, in this form – name at domain dot com. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (which is my birthday, incidentally!). The Random Number Generator www.random.org will choose a winner on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Blessings to all of you!


6 comments:

Page After Page--A place to connect said...

Hi there. My name is Kendra. I'm 27 years old, and I've been aspiring to write since I was 16. This book looks so good! I've always liked David in the Bible, and his battle against Goliath is something to behold!

I wouldn't mind winning this book, since it has to do with that battle (I assume so, from the title). It may even hold some pointers and information that I can use in my own Christian walk.

Lianne said...

I would love to be able to win a copy of this book. to give me some encouragement on how to deal with my own goliaths.
name is Lianne Crisci
email address:
lianne dot crisci at yahoo dot com

The Doves said...

I would like to win this book because I have my own demons to conquer.
Jennifer
jdovefamily @ gmail (dot) Com

lorlyn63 said...

Please enter me in your drawing for Conquering Your Goliaths. We all have those moments in our lives and I would enjoy reading this book to see if there are other ways to battle against those times. Thank you for the opportunity to sign up for your drawing.

God's Blessings,
Lori
triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

Pamela J said...

I know there are 'giants' to overcome as we walk toward who the Lord wants us to become.
I lead a Bible study for the gals in our church group and this book sounds like one I can use to help them see how to overcome their spiritual obstacles.
purensimplenatural at gmail dot com

Merry said...

I love David and his courage to battle Goliath in the name of the Lord. I know this book would be a blessing as I walk with the Lord in my battles. Thanks for a chance!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

 
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