Thursday, April 09, 2009

How Can I Run a Tight Ship When I Surrounded by Loose Canons

About the Book:

(Homeland, CA) - For all the Christian women in the world who dread reading Proverbs 31 and wonder who on earth could ever live up to that woman - this book is for you. Between dirty diapers, complaining children, housework, husbands and a multitude of other attention-grabbing detours women face, award-winning author and speaker, Kathi Macias finds a way to encourage and biblically instruct women of all ages and phases. Women everywhere are the glue that holds their families together. Keeping everything under control challenges even the most organized household CEO. Kathi uses humor, God's Word, as well as practical insight and instruction to lovingly encourage women to grow in this progression of grace.

Readers will find How Can I Run a Tight Ship When I'm Surrounded by Loose Cannons?: Proverbs 31 Discoveries for Yielding to the Master of the Seas, filled with scriptural explanations and journaling pages to process and write their personal feelings and prayers. With sections of the book focused on each step of the learning process to guide our ships to safe harbor, readers will be happily surprised to find the funny without the fluff. Kathi's words are the "spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down." Her vulnerable approach facilitates the teachings of Proverbs 31, making it easier for women to swallow. The truth of the scriptures is very much alive and well throughout the pages, yet the ease and charm of the author's words entice readers to press forward and embrace the plan for God's woman today.

About the Author:

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored 26 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women's clubs and retreats, and writers' conferences. She recently won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Kathi "Easy Writer" Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend free time riding their Harley.

How Can I Run a Tight Ship When I'm Surrounded by Loose Cannons by Kathi Macias is an engaging and humorous look at one woman's lifetime quest to become the Proverbs 31 woman. I've always been a little haunted by Proverbs 31, and I think that many Christian women are. What woman can make all of the family's clothing and bed coverings, plus cook wonderful meals, makes more cloth for profit to buy fruitful land, plus cares for the needy, is thrifty, is never idle and full of wisdom? It's a terribly intimidating list of qualifications! Macias, as a new believer, makes it her life's goal to become that woman, so she sets out to find a role model meeting all of those qualities. What follows is her quest of more than thirty years that stretches not only her faith but her capabilities and introduces her to some surprising people who teach her about faith. As Macias moves from a infant to toddler of faith, she, just like everyone else, takes several faceplants, which makes her someone readers can relate to and laugh with. It's a fun book with a terrific message of faith and hope, especially for those who seem to lack the Proverbs 31 gene!

The author is throwing a contest to celebrate this book. Whatever blog receives the most comments about this post will receive several books to give away. So, if you leave me a comment, and Christy's Book Blog gets the most comments, I'll receive a huge stack of books to give away here. You win, and I win! So leave me a comment today!

The contest for Experiencing the Treasure ends today at 10 pm, so drop me an email to get in!


Kathi Macias said...

Thanks, Christy, for the great review of my book. Blessings to all you Proverbs 31 women out there!!!

Cheryl said...

I just finished reading this book. I love Kathi's work. Everyone woman should read this one.