Friday, June 6, 2014

Promotional for A New Bible Study---Embraced By Holiness: The Path To God's Daily Presence by Kathy Howard

Do you long for deeper intimacy with your heavenly Father? According to Scripture, a close connection exists between living a holy life and experiencing God’s presence. Sin strains our relationship with God and creates distance, but holiness breaks down barriers and moves us ever closer. Embraced by Holiness: The Path to God’s Daily Presence, the new 6-week study by Kathy Howard, practically explores why believers should pursue holiness and how living a holy life will draw us into the circle of our holy God’s loving embrace.

Giveaways:
Goodreads---10 copies to giveaway---contest open May 22nd to June 22nd. .
Kathy Howard's website---3 copies to giveaway---contest open June 2nd to June 16th.

Link to the homepage of Embraced By Holiness.

Kathy Howard calls herself a “confused southerner.” Raised in Louisiana, she has moved with her engineer husband around the U.S. and Canada. She says “pop” instead of “Coke” and “you guys” as often as “ya’ll.” But those things are just superficial – she’s still a southern girl at heart!
Kathy helps women live an unshakable faith for life by encouraging them to stand firm on our rock-solid God no matter the circumstances of life. The author of six books, including four Bible studies, Kathy has a Masters in Christian Education and a certificate in women’s ministry. She has been teaching the Bible for over 25 years and speaks regularly at women’s retreats and events.
Kathy and her husband live in the Houston area and have three children, a son-in-law, and one precious grandson. When the family gets together there are also five dogs in the mix. Find out about her books and speaking ministry and get discipleship tools and leader helps at her website: www.kathyhoward.org.
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Two years ago, “Fifty Shades of Grey” caught the attention of American women – including many Christian women. They gobbled up the erotica with a shrug and justifications like these:
  • It’s only fantasy.
  • I’m not participating; I’m just reading fiction.
  • I need to know how to speak to the culture.
Maybe you were even one of those women – one of many Christian women who bought into the lie that it’s no big deal.
It is a big deal. And this book is merely one example of believers conforming to the ways of the world instead of purposefully cooperating with the Holy Spirit to be transformed into the image of Christ (Romans 12:1-2). Rather than actively pursuing holiness, many of us in the church don’t live or look much different than our non-Christian neighbors.
Does it matter? Is holiness merely a pursuit for the “super spiritual” or should holiness be a concern for every believer?
First, let’s consider the impact of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Studies prove that what we put into our minds – read, see, hear - affects our thinking and fosters a change in behavior. Reading detailed, warped, and sinful descriptions of sexual acts desensitizes us to sexual immorality and harms our marriage relationships.
God’s call to holiness is for our good and His glory. He created us. He knows which attitudes, behaviors, and thoughts benefit us. He also knows which ones do not. He also wants His people to be a reflection of His character. To be a light in a dark world that leads the way to the Savior. But far too often we hang in the shadows ourselves.
Kathy Howard’s new 6-week Bible study, Embraced by Holiness, explores holiness – the believer’s call, what it is, what it looks like, how it benefits us, and more. Holiness really truly does matter – for your own life and for a world in darkness.
Have you given holiness much thought? Is it something you’ve actively pursued in your own life? Why or why not?
Free paperback copy of Embraced By Holiness, from Kathy Howard, in exchange for promotional and a review.

Review will be posted Saturday June 7th. 

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