**For Immediate Release**
Deb Haggerty, Publisher
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Plymouth, MA/ April 2, 2018—Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is pleased to announce the release in paperback format of the second edition of Be the Miracle by Delores Christian Liesner, Racine, Wisconsin.
My time with God in the morning is the most precious part of my day. Be The Miracle is a devotional filled with wonderful personal stories that will build your faith and stir your heart to receive fresh grace from God and be on the lookout for new ways to serve Him each day.
—Dan Walsh, bestselling author, The Unfinished Gift, Remembering Christmas, and The Dance
Second Edition: Now includes Scripture-guided journal pages, more about how to know God, Guide for group studies. Whether we title these unexplainable happenings miracles, God-sightings, or some other name, people love to hear of such occurrences. Why? They increase our faith by providing evidence of the miraculous in our everyday lives and heighten awareness of God’s desire to minister personally to us and through us. Unique connecting verses, defining thought, key words, and personal challenges will help the readers go beyond the “good for her” feeling and bring each story’s teaching to life in their own daily walk. Discover how you can put hands and feet to your faith and Be The Miracle for someone else!
[Be the Miracle (ISBN 978-1-948888-00-4 (POD), 978-1-948888-01-1 (trade).
Paperback, 324 pages. $12.99, Christian Living; from Elk Lake Publishing, Inc, is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book (first edition only).
About the Author: email email@example.com
Writing, speaking or as one of God’s delivery girls, Delores’s life of activating faith often humorously reveals a dynamic hope and confidence found in the heritage of our personal God. Delores has published hundreds of stories, devotionals and articles as columnist, writer and teacher, and supports Fullness of Life Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ—providing treatment funding for children with life-threatening illness.
represented by Agent Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency—firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Publisher:
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. is a traditional Christian publishing company based in Plymouth, MA. Elk Lake publishes a variety of fiction of all genres as well as nonfiction with a twist. For more information, visit ElkLakePublishingInc.com
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True stories of the author’s experiencing opportunities to be a blessing to others or to be blessed by others. Each of the thirty-one chapters end with “Life-Changing Lesson,” “Life-Changing Verse,” “Life-Changing Challenge,” which encourages you to Pray, Prepare, and Take Action. It also provides several blank lined pages for a journal. This book is formatted to be used by small groups as a Bible study or a personal devotional. The only drawback, it did not have a table of contents which I typed up myself. I have recommended this book to several women’s Bible Study Groups and to all my friends.
The stories encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and to write about how I shared or could share in the future my talents, skills, finances, possessions, knowledge or purchased an item to pass along to bless someone. I realized I needed to act upon the stirrings of the Holy Spirit. Some chapters comforted me. Some convicted me to forgive and led me through the process. Each scripture application drew me into a deeper hunger for the Word of God.
In particular the chapter on how to pray and deal with a difficult person focusing on finding grace to celebrate their life. I thought of mom. It inspired me to write a whole chapter in my manuscript about her. After writing ten pages, I realized I was celebrating her life, letting go of the past, and forgiving her. Tears rolled down my cheeks and my chest quaked with sorrow as I wrote about her passing away. Now I truly miss her. Never once did I bring up our difficulties. After reading another chapter I found myself writing a nine page chapter into my manuscript about my ex-husband and how dearly I loved him and celebrated his life with grace. Each chapter had this impact upon me.
Personally, I had a 209 page memoir manuscript that I submitted to a Publisher and it was accepted. Before I signed the proposal I came upon Be The Miracle and started reading it. Right away I was hooked. By inspiration of its stories as I was reading it I would often stop and type into to my manuscript what I learned and the memories of my life experiences that came to mind, as well as, include the scripture references. Due to the opportunity to journal at the end of every chapter of Be The Miracle my manuscript is now 244 pages. And I’m still writing. I called the Publisher and turned down the proposal because I realized I was not yet finished. I will read it again.
Wow what a blessing to receive this from you, Ruth! I really appreciate your kind words and your recognizing God at work in my life and yours.
How sweet that my experiences have helped you recognize, celebrate and finish your story as well. All God’s best to you. Delores