Dance With Jesus Review, Guest Post and Giveaway!

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About the Book

 

Book Title: Dance with Jesus

Author: Susan B. Mead

Genre: Non-fiction: Christian life, Bereavement, Grief

Release date: March 31, 2015

Dance With Jesus Book CoverGrief hits each one of us and can come from so many different directions…

HAVE YOU LOST SOMEONE DEAR TO YOU? A brother, sister, parent, grandparent, family member, friend or a child? A relationship? A body part to cancer or an accident? Do you want to experience the joy of moving from broken to blessed? From GRIEF TO GRACE? Do you want God to take your hand and teach you to dance…with Jesus? Yes?

Then devour the words of Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace! Expect to laugh through the tears and experience a deepening of your faith.

Are you looking for a free mini-course to deepen your faith? Text DanceWithJesus (all one word) to 444-999, then reply with your email to receive 6 days of Biblical encouragement.

10% of the profit from Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace will benefit Water for LIFE to help dig water wells in remote locations around the world. People Matter!

Click here to purchase your copy!

 

My Perspective

 

This is book is not what I was expecting it to be. Going in, I thought it was going to be a bunch of bible versus about taking comfort from our Heavenly Father in a time of loss. I thought the chapters would be filled with instruction in how to take your grief and turn it into something good. What I did not expect was to read a memoir of the author’s own personal experience. And while I enjoyed reading her story, cried and laughed at the appropriate times, and felt like I was really getting to know her like a friend instead of an author, I felt like this could have used some other perspectives.

I do appreciate that scripture is woven throughout the entire book. It’s important to rely on God’s Word during our time of need, and I felt the verses chosen for this book were spot on. They are verses you’ll want to highlight in your bible to not only use yourself, but to share with others. Each chapter had reflection questions as well. Some of them are very in-depth, which I liked, however I wish there was a little more meat to back them up, or somehow reference in the next chapter.

Here’s the thing, people deal with grief differently. Just because this book wasn’t for me doesn’t mean it’s not for someone else. In fact, I think it would be a great start for a non-believer. They can connect with the author, and the questions will help them contemplate their relationship with the Lord. If someone were to also share a bible with them, then the could look up the verses themselves and really understand what the author is talking about. And maybe, just maybe it might lead to a conversation down the road you’ve been waiting to have with that person for a very long time!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

About the Author

 

susan b meadA master storyteller and award-winning, bestselling author, Susan B. Mead leaves audiences motivated to live a life free of regrets even though she has done the hardest thing any parent can do – bury her youngest son, Kyle. With over 22 years in corporate America, 2 million airline miles under her belt, 1 eLit Book Award Gold Medal and 2 Christian Literary Awards on the shelfan MBA and a Certificate of Ordination hanging on the wall, as well as a Doctor of Theology candidacy in process, Susan shares her expert teachings on business, grief, spiritual warfare and relationships.

Susan has been described as a solid, comforting voice in a messy world. Whether speaking to business professionals, women’s conferences, industry leaders or writer’s workshops, Susan’s insightful wisdom inspires audiences, empowering them to make healthy mental u-turns to help them find calm in the chaos.

 

Guest Post from Susan B. Mead

 

Why did I write, “Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace?” Such a funny story how that happened. I was in the midst of a Bible study by Henry Blackaby called, “Experiencing God” and one night a question asked, “What does God want you to do right now? Right now?”

I heard, sing my love song, and I laughed out loud and said, “Seriously, God, you’re going to have to send me a bucket because I can’t carry a tune, and you know that.”

Then that gentle spirit inside whispered, what’s in your hand? There was a pen in my hand because I was writing in a workbook. I swept the workbook away, got a journal out, put pen to paper, and the story simply flowed onto paper. At 5:30 a.m., I put the pen down and thought well that took more than the two lines provided (in the workbook).

The very first email I read later that day was from Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks, Speakers and Writers Conference. Writers conference, I thought? Seriously God, you want me to do something with this? Okay, and the story began.

That’s how I wrote the book, “Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace.”

And to think from that humble beginning, Dance With Jesus won TWO 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards from Christian Literary Awards. I stand in awe of our mighty God. When we turn to Him, God holds us close as He comforts and heals us, His children, simply because He loves us.
Lysa TerKeurst, Proverbs 31 Ministries President and New York Times Bestselling Author, shared, “Susan has personally experienced one of the deepest forms of grief. Yet she writes this treasure of a book from her point of grace not grief. I plan to give this book to any of my friends that find themselves crying and needing someone who deeply understands.”
May I ask you to give Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace as a gift to any friend who has lost a loved one or to yourself, if you too have loved and lost.

 

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Susan is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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3 thoughts on “Dance With Jesus Review, Guest Post and Giveaway!

  1. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

  2. Thank you for your review on “Dance with Jesus” by Susan B. Mead. I agree that everyone deals with grief in differently. I don’t think the way I dealt with it is the only right way nor the way others deal with it wrong. I might add that every type of grief may also be differently. Being one that has lost grands, parents and my only child, I can personally tell you there are different kinds of grief within the one person.

    Glad to know it’s written from a personal experience. I would love the opportunity to read this book.

  3. And maybe, just maybe it will lead to a conversation you’ve been waiting to have. May I say that’s the highest complement of any – to potentially share the Lord with someone? Thank you for this beautiful review. Heartfelt hugs. Susan

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