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A Year With God Book Review plus Giveaway

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I love to just sit and read my Bible, but I also enjoy guided devotionals.  I recently received A Year with God for review, from Thomas Nelson Publishers, and I love it.

A Year With GodAbout A Year with God (courtesy of Thomas Nelson Publishers)

Discover How the Words God Spoke Apply to Our Lives Today

“The best way to get to know people is to spend time listening to them. The same is true for your relationship with God. The best way to get to know Him is to pay attention to what He said throughout the Bible.” —R. P. Nettelhorst

(Nashville, TN) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear God speak? Adam knew the sound. Moses and Abraham talked with God. But the concept is so strange to us. We hear people talk all the time. There are probably people talking around you as you read this. Are their words helpful to you? Can their words change your life?

A Year with God (Thomas Nelson, 978-0-8499-4698-1, $15.99, November 2010) is a 365-day study on the words God spoke to His people in the Old Testament and how those words reveal His nature. “In reading what God actually said, we can discover what really matters to God,” Nettlehorst says. Each day’s reading focuses on scriptures where God is specifically quoted—in conversation with someone, revealed in a dream, or presented by an angelic proclamation. From topics like hope, faith, and joy to fear, doubt, and sadness, A Year with God takes the very words of God and applies them to life’s daily challenges.

R. P. Nettelhorst is the author of many books, academic articles, and columns across the U.S. and abroad. He is founder and Academic VP of Quartz Hill School of Theology in Quartz Hill, California, where he is Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages. He is married and has three daughters. Hometown: Lancaster,  California.

A Year with God is a 365-day devotional featuring the actual spoken words of God as presented in the Bible.  Each day includes a passage of Scripture as well as a short story or devotional.  This is going to sound silly, but one of the things that I really like about A Year with God is that the days are numbered, rather than dated.  Meaning, you can start it the day you get it, rather than having to wait for January 1st.  I KNOW that you can do that with any devotional, but I just hate not being on the “date” that I am supposed to be on, or starting in the middle of a book because I received it in September rather than in January.

A Year with God includes devotions on the following topics:

  • Hope and Fear
  • Love and Hate
  • Perseverance and Quitting
  • Faith and Doubt
  • Loyalty and Betrayal
  • Companionship and Isolation
  • Mercy and Judgment
  • Forgiveness and Anger
  • Joy and Sadness
  • Peace and Conflict

A Year with God

I also like the unique titling of each devotion, as it makes it easier to find a devotion for a day when you NEED something specific, or to pick an interesting read.  For instance, Day 45 is titled “God Doesn’t Think Like We Do.”  How true is that.  The passage included is Isaiah 55:3, 6-9.  The devotion included is one that I know I will come back to time and again.

A Year with God would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for one you love.

Buy it… A Year with God is available at many local Christian bookstores,, Barnes&, and on

Win it… Thomas Nelson Publishers would like to offer A Year with God to two lucky Lady V dZine readers.

Mandatory entry… Simply visit Thomas Nelson Publishers and comment back with one other title you would love to add to your home library.

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The fine print…

Contest open to US addresses..  Contest ends at 11:59 a.m. CST on 11/21/2010.  Winner will be selected randomly.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address.  If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected.  Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.

The fine folks at Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with the aforementioned complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience.  Your experience may differ.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. There are 2 books I’m interested in @ Thomas Nelson:
    Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas, and
    Heaven is for Real

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  17. I would like to add the book Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

  18. I like you on facebook. My user name is Cheri Higgins

  19. I like Thomas Nelson on facebook and use the name cheri higgins

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  21. amandasue says:

    Confessions of a Good Christian Girl By Tammy Maltby and Anne Christian Buchanan sounds like a good book. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

  22. T Nelson’s Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids by Sarah Young also caught my eye for a good read!

  23. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)

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  30. Linda Kish says:

    I’d like to have Same Kind of Different as Me

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  31. Sheena Gossett says:

    This looks like such a good book. Would love to read it as well as Immanuel’s Veins. Oh, heck, the truth is there are too many to really pick just one that I want to read.

    chamsmama at gmail dot com

  32. I would love to read Heaven is for Real!
    Thanks for the chance
    TonyaMCrain [at]

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  39. Charlotte Kay says:

    I would love to add this book to my library:

    The American Patriot’s Almanac

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    I am a GFC follower

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    I am now a fan of yours on FB
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    I follow Lady V dZine on Twitter AND tweeted about the giveaway @CHAKASA58

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    I like Thomas Nelson on Facebook Charlotte Bushong Saltzman

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    I follow Thomas Nelson on Twitter @CHAKASA58

  46. Charlotte Kay says:

    I entered the Inspired Style Book Review and Giveaway

  47. would like to read Heaven is for real, thanks for the opp

  48. Shannon Baas says:

    Heaven is for real.

  49. EMMA L HORTON says:

    Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

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  51. Lori Hart says:

    I would like to read The Story of the Bible
    by Larry Stone

  52. Lori Hart says:

    Follow on GFC


  53. I also entered in the Favorite Wigs giveaway

  54. I would like to add the Butterfly Effect to my library.

  55. Would love to have Love and Respect for a Lifetime.

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  59. I follow Thomas Nelson on facebook (emillie rose)

  60. I would liked Called to Lead for my son.

  61. START would be a great first Bible.

  62. I would love to add God Came Near Deluxe Edition by Max Lucado.

  63. Ed Nemmers says:

    Johnnie Gabriel’s “Second Helpings”!

  64. Rebecca Hackett says:

    I’d like to read The Faith of Ronald Reagan. This country really needs him now.

  65. I would like to add second helpings to my collection.


  66. i would like to read Heaven is Real

  67. I follow via GFC

  68. i’m a FB fan- name Dana Vaughn

  69. email subscriber now.

  70. i like THomas Nelson on FB- name Dana Vaughn

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  76. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would like to add Love and Respect for a Lifetime by Emerson Eggerichs to my collection.

  77. A Land of Canaan Series: Seek Me with All Your Heart

  78. I’m a GFC Follower (Gianna).

  79. susan smoaks says:

    i would also like to read

    What in the World is Going On?
    Trade Paper
    by Dr. David Jeremiah

  80. Called To Lead by Johm MacArthur appears to be a life-enriching novel. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win.

  81. I’d love to add Second Helpings by Johnnie Gabriel to my collection.

  82. Brittany Jerding says:

    I would love to read the Immanuel’s Veins book. Sounds interesting. Thanks!

  83. Wanna read: Heaven is for real.