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Inspiring Voices Book Publishing Contest

A Search for Purple Cows: A Remarkable Story of Courage, Faith and Hope, by Susan Call, is the gripping story of a woman who overcomes an abusive marriage through faith and the encouragement of Christian radio. This well-written memoir, told at a compelling pace with clear, concise prose, resonates with Guideposts’ own mission because it explores strong themes of faith, forgiveness and redemption. Its compelling title offers a reminder of hope in the midst of untenable situations. Hear Susan tell the story of how her book came to be and the experiences she had entering and winning the Inspiring Voices Book Publishing Contest. – See more at: http://www.inspiringvoices.com/Resources/InspiringAuthors/SusanCall.aspx#sthash.qpfDSvS7.dpuf

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A Search for Purple Cows by Susan Call
Guideposts Books / October 1, 2013
 

A Search for Purple Cows

RELEASED TODAY!!

One Woman’s journey from Abuse to Answered Prayers

Susan CallIn her debut memoir A Search for Purple Cows (Guideposts Books, October 1, 2013) inspirational author and speaker Susan Call records her excruciating experience as a victim of spousal abuse. Despite continual threats that she would never be allowed to escape alive, Call was eventually able to break away from the abusive marriage and has since established a new life for herself and her children.  Remarkably, she has even managed to maintain a peaceful and workable relationship with her ex-husband. Clearly having made what she feels was the right choice in her own life, she now willingly shares her experience in hope of letting others know that, with God¹s help and by being willing to change focus, breaking free of a limited life is truly possible.

 
³Overcoming any obstacle requires that we figure out where to put our focus,² Call said. ³In life, so many people focus on their pain, their problems and their hurts. On a really difficult day in my family¹s life, we had somebody say to us, just trying to cheer us up, ŒBe sure to look for purple cows.¹ A purple cow is something that no one has ever seen or experienced and that¹s exactly how life works. If you look beyond what you believe is possible, that is when you can really embrace life.
 
³Regardless of what may be keeping us imprisoned,² Call assures, ³we have a loving God who longs to set us free. He¹s just waiting for us to turn our eyes and minds to Him.²
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A Search for Purple Cows by Susan Call
Guideposts Books / October 1, 2013
 

Looking Beyond the Darkness for Hope

Author shares her journey from emotional abuse to answered prayers

Susan CallDespite feelings of uneasiness quickly dismissed as bridal jitters, the young bride pledged her life and love to her betrothed in a fairy tale wedding held in the autumn of 1991. As she stepped from the church into the bright sunshine of her new life, she had no idea she was walking straight into an abusive nightmare that would soon take control of her life. 
 
In her debut memoir A Search for Purple Cows (Guideposts Books, October 1, 2013) inspirational author and speaker Susan Call recounts her excruciating experience as a victim of spousal abuse. The title taken from a remark made by one of her helpers as she and her children made their escape, the book is a well-crafted account of how the author became entrapped in a life-threatening marriage and the escalating process through which her husband¹s abuse intensified over the years. With unrestricted candor, she shares the story of her troubled marriage and its demise.
 
Awarded the grand prize in the 2012 Inspiring Voices Book Publishing Contest, A Search for Purple Cows is far from being a bitter tale of woeful abuse and betrayal. It is a story of faith, surrender and total forgiveness. Call offers readers a firsthand accounting of God¹s remarkable ability to make all things work for good for those who trust him.
 
³We were absolutely blown away by Susan Call¹s courageous story ­ it was so personal and powerful, and an incredible inspiration for women everywhere,² said Guideposts Books editorial director, David Morris. ³We are honored to have the opportunity to help bring Call¹s heartfelt memoir to the world.²
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A Search for Purple Cows by Susan Call
Guideposts Books / October 1, 2013
 

Field Sessions Results

Award-Winning Photographer Jeremy Cowart describes his journey Field Sessions

It was an experience of new beginnings, creativity, and the playfulness of a child with ART!

…new style of teaching, new style of personal work and maybe a new beginning, who knows.

I’ve never had more fun shooting and creating. I felt like I was a 5-year old playing in a big box of crayons all day. It was extremely creatively fulfilling.

Huge thanks to All Sons and Daughters for being my first subjects for this series and a huge thanks to the attendees yesterday.

-Jeremy

It’s not too late to sign up for the next 2 rounds of the Field Sessions! You can do so here.

 What’s Your Mark? Every Moment Counts

www.jeremycowart.com/

Jeremy Cowart

Zondervan

/// Hi God \

Pray about family

finances

friends

…whatever is on your mind.

It begins with a simple, “Hi God.”

family

“Prayer is conversation. Prayer is talking to God; you say what’s on your mind….You get a sense that God is saying Hi back to you.”

-Rick Hamlin, Guideposts editor and author

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.

Don Jacobson’s story on Writers Connection

Don is the May Author featured on Writers Connection this month!

I started When God Makes Lemonade because I know from personal experience just how tough life can be. A lot of people are struggling with lost jobs, lost homes, broken relationships, illnesses and fading dreams. They need encouragement. We all do.

-Don Jacobson

When God Makes Lemonade

Don Jacobson

Thomas Nelson

http://www.godmakeslemonade.com/home

/// Alleluia \

“When you can’t say a prayer, you can always sing it.”

-Rick Hamlin, Guideposts editor and author

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.