Book Review: A Friend in the Storm (plus Kindle giveaway details)

I was asked to review A Friend in the Storm by Cheryl Ricker.  Honestly, this book could 
not have come at a better time!  It's full of Christian-based poetry, as well as Scripture...and 
as many of you know, I have a dear friend who's definitely going through a "storm" with the 
loss of a child.  I immediately thought, "I'm gonna review it, then give it to Sherry!"

So, I'm happy to say, that I loved all that this book has to offer.  A "storm" is so difficult to 
handle for friends and family, and I feel that this book offers gentle comfort and support.  I 
also LOVED all of the scripture.  Several of which are my faves. This is an amazing book 
for those in pain...and to keep on hand...just in case.

Cheryl was recently asked a few questions about the book:

1. How does your relationship with God play into your writing?

He’s my reason to write. God helps me love people and want to make a difference in their
lives. I get my best ideas when I spend time with Him, reading His Word and pouring out 
my heart in my journal. God gives me unique word pictures that help me reflect His truth 
in fresh ways. He’s my writing partner and my best friend.

2. What is your passion and why?

I’m passionate about helping hurting people grow closer to God. Everybody needs Him, 
but when things are fine, we tend to forget that. Jesus said, “It’s not the healthy that need 
a doctor, but the sick.” I love helping hurting people because they’re open to God’s 
healing truth.

3. How would you describe your book?

A Friend in the Storm is a personal conversation between God and a hurting person. It’s 
a healing treasury of quotes, Scripture and poetry that leads to lasting hope. It covers 
forty-five hope-related topics and takes readers on a healing journey through the stages 
of grief before it crescendos with the splendor of Heaven.

And, now for the Kindle giveaway details...

Cheryl Ricker is hosting this great contest over at her website during the blog tour for A Friend in the Storm, Zondervan’s latest innovative gift book of quotes, Scripture and poetry that leads to lasting hope!

Since this book covers matters of the heart, Cheryl wants to hear from YOUR heart! In the midst of any type of loss, grief or crisis, A Friend in the Storm takes you on a healing journey where you experience Christ’s love in a fresh, memorable way. Now she invites you to submit an original poem, story or snippet about a time when someone was a friend in your storm… and she's giving you the opportunity to win a KINDLE to do it!

Head on over to her Contest Page on her website to find out how to enter!

On October 3rd, she will randomly select one winner to receive a brand-new 
KINDLE! She's also choosing 5 more names at random to receive a signed c
opy of A Friend in the Storm! The winners will be announced at her Facebook 
Party on October 4th. The party will take place on Cheryl's Facebook "A 
Friend in the Storm" Page - go here for all the details.

The Facebook Party will be a blast!  Not only will she be announcing the
Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway winners, but she'll also be chatting with party goers, hosting 
fun trivia contests, and giving away even more prizes every 10 minutes – including signed 
copies of A Friend in the Storm, and gift certificates to and!

Oh, and check this out - Cheryl is also giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! Simply 
help her spread the word about the contest; Facebook Party. Interested? It’s easy to 
enter! Here’s how:

Share this on FACEBOOK: Want to help someone who’s hurting? “A Friend in the 
Storm,” Zondervan’s latest gift book of quotes, Scripture and poetry, is helping 
thousands find lasting Hope! Go here to enter to win a KINDLE!

Post this on TWITTER: A Friend in the Storm by @cherylricker heals hearts in tough 
times. Enter 2 win a KINDLE here! #litfuse  (You must use hashtag 
#litfuse to be entered.)

Another way to ‘share’ the contest is to add this button to your blog or website.  
Adding the button is worth ten entries into the contest!

Simply copy and paste the code in the text box below into the html screen of your 
blog/website, then send Amy an email letting her know that you added it along with 
your URL and she’ll toss your extra entries into the pot.

Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway

Share this as many times as you like – just email by October 4th 
and let her know how many times you tweeted/shared on Facebook, twittered or blogged 
about the contest. Each ‘sharing’ represents one entry into the contest.

***I received this book free of charge, in exchange for an honest review.  My words are my own and were not influenced in any manner.**



Anonymous said...

Hi Dina! I'm your fan! :) Hey, great review of my "A Friend in the Storm."
I pray it brings deep comfort to your dear friend who lost a child. I know it will.... because the love of the Lord is rich and deep and sure. He's holding your friend, just like He's holding your friend's child. Many blessings to you on your writing and blogging!