Monday, December 3, 2012

Grow Closer to the Lord: One Thing I Desire Book and Giveaway!




"It is important for me to frequently examine my heart, especially in the busy seasons of life, to make sure that Christ is truly "the apple of my eye"--at the forefront of my desires, thoughts, purposes and actions. 

Closely monitoring my heart that has been vital for my spiritual ardency and revival, for so easily evanescent "idols" creep in and cloud my spiritual desire and love for God. How prone to wander is this human heart! Refocusing on that most vital party of my day--sitting at the feet of my Master in the Word--helps me to keep an eternal focus on what truly matters in the short breath of life.

 I must frequently ask the Lord to "awaken" my heart with zeal for Him and to give me more grace to love Him more, echoing Psalm 119:88, "quicken me after Thy loving kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth."

This is an excerpt of the timely book that I have been reading through this past week called One Thing I Desire: To Know Christ More by Sarah L. Bryant of The King's Blooming Rose Ministries.



This book has been a blessing to me in so many ways as I turned and found page after page of timeless and substantial truths that reminded me of the abounding grace and mercy that in the person, character, and overflowing love of Christ.

I am not one who enjoys much fluff in my reading and was delighted to find that this book proved to be powerful as the Word of God saturated it's chapters, focusing the reader's heart to look inward in humble self examination and ultimately pointing upward in encouraging exhortation to guide us towards our merciful and loving Savior. 

Sarah has a deep desire to know the Lord and her hunger for Him shines through as she reaches our hearts through its pages.

One Thing I Desire is  is now on sale for $10 (reg.$11)! You can find it HERE.  

You may also remember Sarah when I shared her book  The Family Daughter last year and also  mentioned then that she is also the founder and editor of The King's Blooming Rose Magazine. This magazine is published four times a year and each beautiful issue is geared towards young ladies ages 12 and up including interesting articles, yummy recipes, homemaking skill tutorials, book reviews, nutritional information, beautiful photography, and annual contests. In each issue, meet hundreds of other young ladies who are seeking the Lord and serving their families for just $8/year.





 The Giveaway

 We are happy to announce that Sarah would love to give away a copy of her NEW book to one of our special readers! 

Just enter in the form below to enter.



Wise Woman Tip



You can now get the this special set that includes The Family Daughter, One Thing I Desire, The Maiden's Menu Cookbook, our 2013 "Before the Throne Calendar," and an one-year subscription to The King's Blooming Rose Magazine (beginning with the autumn issue). A perfect Christmas gift - one that lasts all year along!




You may enter the giveaway here:
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Hope you win!










 

29 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post, it says to say why I would like the above book :) I am a new Christian as of a few months ago and I want to know Christ more, so much more. Tara.

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  2. I would love to win this book. I am very interested in reading it!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this giveaway! We learned of KBR last year, and have since subscribed to their magazine. My daughters look forward to it in the mail constantly!

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  4. it looks like something that would be beneficial to me and my family.

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  5. This book looks like it would be very interesting to read and an encouragement.

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  6. I was very blessed to "meet" Miss Sarah Lee Bryant, creator/editor of The King's Blooming Rose magazine, this past summer by reading through all past issues of her very excellent journal for young ladies. I believe she was only a 12 yr. old girl when she began using her God-given talents for writing/inspiring her peers. As I read from the first to most current issue, I marveled while witnessing the spiritual growth and maturity she portrayed in her articles and editor's page over the course of several (8?) years. She has chosen various quarterly guest-writers who also display a deeply committed, godly lifestyle and surrendered heart for Jesus! (One such young girl I admire is Miss Elizabeth of JoyfulJewels4Jesus blogspot.) Many of these young writers contribute frequently... they range in age from young teen to newly married. Occasionally, a mature mom/Grandma will have wonderful words of wisdom and direction and loving encouragement included in an issue.

    I just cannot recommend a Christian girls' journal any higher than I do The King's Blooming Rose. It is unique in it's point-of-view in that you will not find advice on how to apply your best color of lip gloss or what shade of hair tint is best this time of year (hee). The p-o-v is JESUS our KING and our HEARTS surrendered to HIM. Each issue gives deep food for thought and urges young ladies forward in their position as DAUGHTERS of a KING!

    You will be happy to find in each issue some wonderful recipes (which led to the publishing of a new cookbook), advice from Mrs. Bryant regarding natural methods of self-care, an occasional craft instruction, and photos contributions sent in by many of the talented readers. Miss Bryant is an accomplished photographer herself and you will find her business information on her website.

    I plan to keep all of my back-issues and use them as I work with young ladies in my church. I am a 53 yr. old woman and though I have an extensive Christian book collection in my home, the articles found in The King's Blooming Rose shall be among my top resources not only for my OWN life's spiritual edification, but for high-caliber research material as I teach the good news that young ladies who worship at the feet of Jesus their King are the lovliest flowers in His garden.

    Most importantly, I want to thank Miss Bryant for being faithful in her ministry to young (and old like me *~) women. She is a missionary in a "far country" wherein girls are confused and have lost sight of the purpose for which God created them. She holds up a lantern of bright truth that is both shining and appealing and which leads out a long line of girls wanting to follow in her footsteps climbing upward to Higher Ground. Thank you for your example, Miss Sarah Lee Bryant!

    Lori Rippe
    Houston, TX

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  7. I would love to win because I seek to better my life as a homemaker & woman of God. I seek to draw closer to Him and welcome any Godly resources to teach & train me!

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  8. This would be so nice

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  9. Our family has had a summer and fall of attack after attack, and in the chaos of just surviving, I haven't kept up with my Jesus like I should've. Like any Friend, if you don't connect, distance grows. I want to reconnect.

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  10. I like to read books packed with scripture.

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  11. Great book to win and share :)

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  12. This book would be a wonderful Christmas present!

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  13. I am greatly encouraged to get new wholesome recipes to try with my daughter, who is really taking an interest in the kitchen :-)

    Thanks!
    Nancy
    schaeferclan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  14. I need to learn to read more of these books and this sounds like a good one to start with.

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  15. Looks like reading a book like this could only help ...

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  16. The name of this book really called out to me. The ONE thing I desire is that my son (and any other children we have) follows the Lord with all his heart, mind and strength! In order for that to happen, I must be the mother who has the same desire within her heart. Oh, yes I do love the Lord. But oh how I fall away from placing Him first.

    Thank you!

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  17. I would love to be encouraged in my walk with the Lord. Also encouraged in raising my daughter!

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  18. The Maiden's Menu Cookbook sounds great!

    Jes

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  19. God has really been drawing me closer and closer to Him lately, and I'm realizing how important is to not just give Him a few spare minutes in the morning ~ but my whole day! I feel like this book would help really draw me closer into my relationship with Lord.

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  20. why would I want this book? Who wouldn't want this book? As Christian women we should alway desire to learn. =)

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  21. I would love this book, for myself or even to bless another... and the Spirit led.

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  22. Looks like a wonderful book to read!

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  23. I love to read. I think I would enjoy this book. Thanks!

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  24. I've been interested in this book for a while now, as it is my deep desire to know Christ more daily and would like to learn more from Sarah's lessons. And, not having the funds currently to purchase it, I would love the opportunity to win it. :)

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  25. I would love for my 5 daughters to read this book.

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  26. I'm an avid reading, who is just recently awakened to my role is Christ as a mother and wife. Would love the encouragement....

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