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A Life Well Lived 2014 Day Planner and Prayer Journal Review and Giveaway

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I confess… I’m the housewife and mother who refuses to give up her day planner.  Yes, I like to flip the pages, write on the paper, use different color ink and / or highlighters.  Some technology gurus may even call this blasphemy and convince me I can do the same thing or even better with today’s technology!  I’m not even ashamed to admit that I spend quite a bit of time each December seeking out the best planner for our family.  My planner must be durable with plenty of room to write and ample space for a family of six and all of their appointments and activities.  I spend hours searching for the perfect planner and have even thrown some out and started over after the year has started because it simply didn’t fit the needs for our family.  Finding the perfect planner is a very important decision for us and one that I thoroughly enjoy accomplishing.

The Judgmental Christian has been blessed with the opportunity to review and give away A Life Well Lived 2014 Day Planner and Prayer Journal.  I’ve been sitting here with the planner and journal for almost two hours now and am simply amazed at all this planner offers.  It is very apparent that much thought and hours of prayer were put into the planner and journal from the very first page.

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The focus of the new 2014 planner is Getting Life Right.  The planner begins with the testimony of Jesus’ perfect earthly life and His desire for us to “live a holy life in preparation of eternity with God.”  When the first words of a planner grasp my heart and make me yearn to be more like Christ, I know it’s going to be a winner!  This company is not only concerned about selling fabulous planners but making sure we are living according to scripture and getting our schedules aligned with God’s desire for our life.  The makers of A Life Well Lived want to see us dedicated to serving Christ and reaping the rewards God has in store for us.

The planner then opens to the Seven Steps to Discipleship that help us to seek and know God’s will for our lives.  There are daily action steps provided as well as corresponding scriptures to these steps that help guide us towards daily growth in our Christian walk.  I simply cannot think of a better way to start off this new year and again each day than to evaluate my relationship with Christ and then to begin putting into place those steps necessary that will help me reach the goal of becoming a better disciple for Christ.

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The planner is divided into 365 daily pages.  My initial thought was that maybe this was too much space, even for a girl who likes writing and doodling areas in my planner.  But upon closer look, the planner becomes more than just a calendar of events.   It’s your devotional, a prayer journal, and calendar all in one.  There are words of wisdom and daily scripture readings. There are daily suggestions that encourage growth in your spiritual discipleship.  A place is set aside for daily prayer concerns and praises, and directly across is additional writing space for your goals and tasks God has placed on your heart for the day.  And of course there is ample space for your daily appointments!

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Each new week has a different theme that assists in your Christian growth.  Some of my favorites include priorities, witnessing and ministry, debt and money management, family and home, accountability, humility, mentoring and leadership, spiritual disciplines, tithing and giving, contentment and peace, and forgiveness and salvation.  The daily scriptures, words of wisdom, and discipleship suggestions all work together with the weekly theme.

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Other remarkable features include:

  • Daily Bible readings that allow for the Bible to be read in one year
  • Seven Steps of Discipleship bookmark
  • Month-at-a-Glance pages as well as a Month-in-Review pages
  • A guide to help create a personal mission statement
  • Action steps for achieving financial goals and success
  • A reference guide for accomplishing goals in your life
  • A list of suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness
  • Daily Proclamation page

The mission statement of A Life Well Lived reads, “Our mission at A Life Well Lived is the Great Commission.  We exist to revive the Christian faith and rebuild the broken wall of discipleship by helping as many people as possible grow in their relationship with Christ in such a way that they are inspired to participate with us in Jesus’ final instruction.”  I believe they have done a remarkable job of growing disciples for Christ.  I am so very excited to begin the new year with a daily focus on God’s will for my life and organizing my life’s plans according to God’s will for my life.

You can purchase your own 2014 Day Planner and Prayer Journal combo pack for just $29.95.  Be sure to also follow A Life Well Lived on Facebook and Twitter for future promotions and special offers.

To enter the giveaway for your own A Life Well Lived Day Planner and Prayer Journal, enter HERE.

It Starts at Home Book Review and Giveaway

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Tools_Books_It_Starts_At_HomeChurches worldwide are seeing a decline in the attendance of children who were raised in the church and have made a decision to walk away from their Christian roots.  Bill Hybels is quoted saying, “If the local church is the hope of the world, then we must take seriously the church’s responsibility to call couples, parents, and grandparents to create God-honoring homes.  Only then will we see the tide turn on declining generational faith transference.”

Authors Kurt Burner and Steve Stroope who both serve as ministers at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, have shifted the focus of the church towards helping parents reclaim their duty and responsibility to raise their children in a Godly home where biblical principles are not only taught but also witnessed through daily application.  Together they have written It Starts at Home: A Practical Guide to Nurturing Lifelong Faith, a book that proves the purpose and lasting success of intentionally raising children, families, and marriages where Christ is at the foundation and center of all homes.  Home is where the family lives and breathes; it makes sense that the home should also be the central location for spiritual development and where growth should continually be occurring in all members of the family.

The book presents strategies and goals for intentional couples, parents, grandparents, as well as church leaders.  It’s imperative to recognize that parents and families should not be waiting or expecting the church to teach their children but that faith formation begins at home.  Included in the book are parent report cards and tips and activities to building strong faithful families.  There is also a 120-day challenge for intentional marriages, parenting, and grandparenting that will inspire you to cultivate the faith of the future generations.

Christian home leaders are challenged to restore their homes and step into their God-given role to strengthen their family and become the central point for Christian growth.  It Starts at Home is a must-have for all family libraries.  It’s not a quick one-time read but a lifelong program about being intentional and strengthening the home.  The book is scripturally sound and full of biblical truths and at-home applications and strategies that families can easily apply to their everyday lives.

The Judgmental Christian was blessed with the opportunity to give away one copy of It Starts at Home.  What a blessing to be able to share this inspirational book to one of our faithful readers!  Thank you Lake Pointe Church for this unique opportunity!

Click HERE to learn how you can enter for multiple chances to win a free copy of this book.

This book can be purchased online at the Lake Pointe bookstore.  There is also a coupon online for 20% off any book or Bible.  It Starts at Home was donated to The Judgmental Christian and I was not compensated for my Review or Giveaway. 

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and
with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk
along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands
and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Furious Love Review and Giveaway

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Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked
with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. -Mark 16:20

While God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts
of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. -Hebrews 2:4

So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness
to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. -Acts 14:3

The amazingly raw and incredible films, Finger of God and Furious Love, both created by Wanderlust Productions, set out to reveal modern day miracles through God’s mighty power.  But more than just miraculous events happen; God’s heart for His people is exposed as well as the war between good and evil.  The films prove the hand of God in everyday action and the amazing love He has for each of His children.

The Furious Love Event Collection is a documentary response to these two films with the sole purpose to inspire churches worldwide to spread the Gospel through the amazing wonders and love of God.  The speakers from the hit films came together in April 2011 with the intent to inspire and charge the church to “love radically, love excessively, and, above all, go and be the hands of God.”

The inspirational speakers include:
Heidi Baker
Rolland Baker
Shampa (Shanti) Rice
Robby Dawkins
Philip Mantofa
Angela Greenig
Mattheus van der Steen
Greg Boyd
Will Hart

Who doesn’t want to be inspired by God?  And who doesn’t want to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ?  Within just minutes of hearing their testimonies, you too will be completely inspired to set out within your own community and travel throughout the world to preach the good news of Jesus Christ.  Your heart will be forever changed and empowered to prove God’s love for all of humanity time and time again.  Your mind will be transformed as you take a deeper look into the realms of good and evil.  Your mission for Christ will become so stimulated that you will ache to spread the word of God immediately!

You can order each individual event separately or you can order the complete 11 box set online for just $114.89.  Other products from Wanderlust Productions include the original films Finger of God, Furious Love, and the most recent Father of Lights.  Additional products include books, music, and video downloads.

The good news….

The Judgmental Christian has been blessed with the opportunity to offer this COMPLETE 11 box Furious Love Event Collection to one of our readers for FREE.  What a blessing to be able to share these inspirational and spiritual films to one of our readers!  Thank you Wanderlust Productions for this unique occasion.

To enter the giveaway, click HERE to learn how you can enter for a chance to have this box set.

Waterproof Bible Review and Giveaway

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I admit, when I first heard about the Waterproof Bible published by Bardin and Marsee Publishing, I was not only intrigued but skeptical as well.  I couldn’t quite grasp the concept of an entire Bible, inside and out, being fully waterproof and not being bulky and awkward to handle.  But the publishing company has succeeded in fashion!  The *new* Waterproof Bible fits perfectly in your hand and holds up to its name as both waterproof and durable!

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Now you can take the Word with you everywhere you go and know your Bible will withstand any climate or environment, whether you travel as a missionary, tour in the military, swim all summer, relax outdoors, or unwind in the bathtub.  The pages and binding, both made of synthetic paper, doesn’t crinkle when wet.  And the water just wipes off leaving the pages completely dry.  You can write and highlight in your Bible (a must for me) and it doesn’t bleed through or smudge.  The Bible is definitely sturdy and durable enough for years of travel, just as described.  But then again, that’s why it’s been created, to travel all of God’s creation!

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The Bibles are available in English Standard Translation, King James Version, New International Bible, New King James Version, and New Living Translation.  The Bibles are $44.95 and the New Testament Bibles with Psalms and Proverbs are just $24.95.  They come in varying styles and trendy colors as well; any adult, child, and teen will be pleased with their cover options.  Bible accessories also available through the publishing company include waterproof Bible jackets, highlighters, index tabs, and book mark magnifiers.  You may also print or foil stamp your name or logo on the Bible cover or heat burnish your name or logo on a synthetic leather cover.

I definitely recommend this Bible to anyone!  I’m completely impressed with the resilience of the Waterproof Bible and the simple fact that all things that would generally ruin a Bible, simply wipe right off.  It’s definitely worth the investment.

Click HERE to enter for a chance to win your very own Waterproof Bible!

I received this Bible for a review and giveaway on this blog.  I was not compensated for my Review or hosting the giveaway.  These opinions are my honest, personal opinions. 

Mardel Gift Card Giveaway

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10310142_BG3Who doesn’t LOVE Mardel?  The store has something for every member of your family and it’s a guarantee you can shop without your children seeing anything inappropriate.  From books and bibles, movies and children’s entertainment, house decor and wall art, clothing, school and art supplies, homeschool and educational materials, church supplies and literature…. the store is a favorite for many families.  Mine included!

Because I am so excited and thankful about this blog and the amazing things God has inspired me to write about, I bought this gift card on my own to bless and share with my readers.   It’s a $20 gift card you can use anywhere in the store.

To enter the contest:

  1. LIKE our Facebook page
  2. Follow us on Twitter (optional)
  3. Share the giveaway on your personal Facebook page
  4. Leave a comment on THIS blog with your FIRST and LAST NAME as your contest entry

Please complete all three steps to ensure your contest entry.  The contest begins April 24, 2013 and will run through May 1, 2013 at midnight.  A winner will be announced the following day on May 2, 2013.  One winner will be announced and tagged on our Facebook page and will receive the gift card through the mail.  The winner must reside inside the US and must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be contacted.

Nefarious and TShirt GIVEAWAY

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I am so excited to announce we are giving away Nefarious: Merchant of Souls produced by Exodus Cry.  The documentary is an inspiring film about the global problem of sex trafficking and the quest to combat sex slavery and the sex trade industry.  The dark secrets of this terrible crime are exposed and the film sheds light on the increasing problem of lust and sex in every nation.  The documentary serves as a testimony to the enslaved victims of this modern-day slavery and offers hope for every victim being rescued and redeemed from the evil darkness this crime entangles.

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We are also giving away a FREE tshirt.  This shirt supports a missionary overseas in Kenya, Africa who is fighting sex trafficking in a small community.  She is working with a team to pull young girls from the streets and moving them into a safe home.  They are providing information to families, feeding the community, offering school and extra activities, and educating the young ladies about their bodies.  They will also be reaching out to the johns and pimps in the area and providing education to them as well.

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To enter the contest:

  1. LIKE our Facebook page
  2. Share the blog post on your personal Facebook page
  3. Leave a comment on this blog as your contest entry

Please complete all three steps to ensure your contest entry.  The contest begins April 1, 2013 and will run through April 15, 2013 at midnight.  A winner will be announced the following day on April 16, 2013.  One winner will be announced and tagged on our Facebook page and will receive both the copy of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls and the tshirt.  The winner must reside inside the US and must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be contacted.