Friday, November 25, 2011

Hear My Heart Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

Book Review:

The first time I heard the song, "Hear My Heart", was last year, I believe, during one of the most difficult times of my life. The song expressed my feelings like I never could and was a great comfort to me. So, when I heard that Sheri Easter was writing a book by the same name I knew I wanted to read it.

In her book she shares a collections of her writings and gives a glimpse into her life, relating how God gave joy, comfort and sustaining grace as she experienced the loss of her father, her battle with breast cancer, and her mother's prolonged illness.  Her upbeat personality, wonderful sense of humor and caring spirit shine throughout the book. What impressed me the most was how she expressed joy and gratitude even in the midst of the heartaches and difficulties that she faced. I was inspired by Sheri's writings to find joy in God, and to trust that He can "Hear My Heart" even when I can't find words.

From the book description:
"There could be no better title for a book by Sheri Easter than Hear My Heart.  For more than twenty years Bill and I have had the privilege of watching this lady's heart guide her through both the painful and joyful places that inevitably come with life, parenthood, traveling, aging parents and physical battles. She has allowed Christ to do in her life what He longs to do in all our lives. She has allowed Him to define and refine her heart at every turn. We are so pleased that the world now has a chance to hear from her beautiful heart." Gloria Gaither

Hear My Heart is a collection of writings from singer-songwriter, Sheri Easter. Sometimes in life words seem superficial, shallow and empty. We struggle to put our feelings into words that convey an honest representation of the heart. By embracing the quiet moments, we hear what our heart cries in the darkness of a loved one's death, a battle with breast cancer or caring for an aging parent suffering from Parkinson's disease. We hear the shouts of triumph of wedding bells, anniversaries, and the celebrations of life. We hear the heart. 

Sheri is a wife and mother of three children. She is a two-time Grammy nominated gospel artist, winner of six Dove Awards, and breast cancer survivor. She and her husband, Jeff, both come from acclaimed musical families and have traveled and sang over 26 years now as a couple. Sheri has a Masters in Business Leadership and resides in her hometown of Lincolnton, Georgia. 

The Giveaway:

The Easters have graciously given us a copy of Hear My Heart to give away to one of our readers! To enter, just leave one comment under this post for EACH thing you do from the list below:

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This giveaway ends Tuesday, November 29th, at 9:00 EST. 

A very special "Thank You" to the Easters for my copy of the book and for the giveaway copy! To read our disclosure, click here. --Jessica


  1. I would enjoy a copy of the book. I read your blog often :) (I subscribed) Chris

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  5. ...And finally figured out how to "Follow" this cool blog! =)

  6. Hey. So the book looks cool, but the website has been even cooler. My girl and I read each time a new one is posted. Thanks. :) CS.

  7. Love to have this book!!!


  8. Thank you all for entering! The winner will be announced soon!