I’ve been waiting a long time, but it’s finally official! Drum roll please…
My newest book, Embraced by Holiness: The Path to God’s Daily Presence, has been released!! And you could win the book giveaway!!
Could this Bible study be for you?
Do you long for deeper intimacy with your heavenly Father? According to Scripture, a close connection exists between living a holy life and experiencing God’s presence. Sin strains our relationship with God and creates distance, but holiness breaks down barriers and moves us ever closer. Embraced by Holiness: The Path to God’s Daily Presence, the new 6-week study by Kathy Howard, practically explores why believers should pursue holiness and how living a holy life will draw us into the circle of our holy God’s loving embrace. (Buy now on Amazon.)
Why did Kathy write a study about holiness?
Two years ago, when “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the bookstores and the NY Times Bestsellers list, the novel caught the attention of American women – including many Christian women. They gobbled up the erotica with a shrug and justifications like these: It’s only fantasy. I’m not participating; I’m just reading fiction. Christian women in my church and your church bought into the lie that it’s no big deal, that holiness doesn’t really matter in the lives of believers. But it does matter. The response to this book is just one sad reminder that American Christians need to realign ourselves with God’s truth rather than the culture around us. My prayer is that Embraced by Holiness will remind believers that God’s call to holiness is for both our good and His glory.
Enter to win a copy of Embraced by Holiness!
I want to give away 3 copies of my new book. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment in the comment section below. The contest opens Monday, June 2nd at 6am and closes Monday, June 16th at 10am. You can enter up to 3 times by doing any of the following:
- Tell me why you’d like to win a copy in the comment section below.
- Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, then tell me you shared it in the comment section (this will need to be a separate comment from the one above to enter a second time).
- Email this post to your Women’s Ministry Leader, Bible study leader, or pastor to tell them about this Bible study (again, this will need to be a separate comment from either of the previous two in order to enter your name again).
Why would you like to win a copy of “Embraced by Holiness?”
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I would love to win this book. It sounds like it would be great and since I am unemployed, after being laid off in February, I would love to win.
Angie, thanks for coming by and for entering!
Shared on FB. Second entry, Please
You’re entered again!
I need to win this book to continue my quest to return to my Father’s will. I have strayed so far and am so miserable and lonely without His presence in my life.
Margo, thank you for your transparency with us today. You can draw close to God again as you pursue holiness! He is a God of restoration, forgiveness, and love!
I would love to win this book as I have never read any by you 🙂 Love to read a new Bible Study! Thanks for the opportunity. Have tweeted & shared on FB.
Hi Joanne! Thanks for entering and thanks for sharing. Will you comment again that you shared? The contest plugin works off the comments, so to make sure you’re entered twice, you’ll have to comment twice! Confusing, I know!
Hi Kathy! Loved hearing you a couple years ago at Highland Lakes Women’s Retreat! I sense God may be calling me to a ministry for young women. I would love to see what God has revealed to you in this new book! Sounds like something we all need today and maybe a good one for our next church ladies Bible study 🙂
Hi Sharon! The retreat at Highland Lakes was a blessing for me. Great group of ladies! May God guide you as you follow Him into ministry.
Hi Kathy! Your sentence “Christian women in my church and your church bought into the lie that it’s no big deal, that holiness doesn’t really matter in the lives of believers” really resonates!
Can’t wait to read your book, and I would love to win a copy!
Hi Susan! Unfortunately, that statement is far too often true. But we can turn that around! Thanks for entering.
sharing on Facebook!
Thanks Susan, you’re entered again!
Kathy, I would like to win a copy of Embraced by Holiness because this is such an important topic, and I would love to read what you have to say about it. Congratulations on your new book, Kathy! How exciting! ~Joyce
Thank you Joyce! You’re entered!
Kathy I have shared this post on Twitter and pinned it on Pinterest. Hope it helps get the word out. ~Joyce
You’re entered again!
I would love to win this book! YES, so many of our ladies at my church bought into the lie of Fifty shades of gray and YES, holiness matters! It matters to God and it matters to me! My desire to be a Holy Woman of the King!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Hi Cindy, I love your enthusiasm for God and His holiness! You’re entered in the giveaway!
Awe…this one is easy…I am the Women’s Ministry Leader at my church and oh yes would I love to win a copy of your book! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
You’re entered again! May God guide and encourage you as you minister to the women of your church!
Sharing this on FB! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
You’re entered all three times! Thanks for sharing!
This is so great! Congratulations!!! I would love to win this study because that is my hearts desire. To grow in intimacy with God and to come alone side others to grow closer to him as well.
Hi Kim, thanks for sharing your heart’s desire with us! You’re entered!
I also shared on FAcebook and Pinterest!
Thanks for sharing! You’re now entered twice!
I already e-mailed it to our Women’s ministry co leaders 🙂
Kim, thanks so much for passing this along! You’re entered all 3 times!
Would love to win a copy. Have never read any of your books but want to start.
Hi Sharry! Thanks for coming by. You’re entered!
This was just recommended to me by a friend from church. It looks like a study we’d like to do with our women’s group.
Hi Jennifer! Exciting to know you heard about “Embraced” from a friend! You’re entered!
Shared on fb Thanks again for writing books that help us further or walk with God
Thanks for sharing Sharry! You’re entered again!
I shared it on Pinterest.
Thanks for sharing on Pinterest. You’re entered a second time!
I emailed it to my co-leader for our women’s ministry at church. I didn’t think emailing it to myself would count. 😉
Ha, ha!! Thanks for sending it on to your co-leader! You’re entered three times now.
I would love to win a copy because THIS is the study I would like to do with our ladies in the Fall. I am the women’s ministry director at our church so I guess that let’s me out of the extra chance 😉
Hi Julie! So glad to have you stop by. You’re entered once. If you share this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest you can be entered again. Just comment again to let me know if you do!
Shared on Facebook.
Thank you Judie for sharing! You’re entered!
I would love to win because we all need more holiness in the midst of an unholy culture. Would love to study with this resource.
Judie, you’re entered twice!
Emailed to women’s ministry leader.
Judie, thank you for passing this along to your women’s ministry leader. You’re entered three times!
My church does not have a bible study group, except for Sunday School. I have been attending bibles studies at a different church, but they have discontinued theirs. I miss studying together and the fellowship of ladies. Your book sounds like a wonderful opportunity to fill this void in my life at this time.
Hi Linda! It’s good to hear that you love to study God’s Word. You’re entered in the giveaway!
Dear Kathy, I would LOVE to win a copy of your Bible study!! I am just finishing a study by Sarah Young. I NEED to stay focused on reading/studying the Bible daily…a lot is happening in my life right now. God is my rock. He sustains me…I walk by FAITH, not by sight.
Hi Kelly, thanks for coming by. Thanks also for your transparency! You’re entered in the giveaway!
<3 <3 I shared on Facebook !! <3 <3
Kelly, you’re entered twice!
Kathy, I would love a copy to learn more about what the Lord has to say about holiness.
Hi Brenda! You’re entered!
I have shared your announcement on fb.
Thanks for sharing Brenda! You’re entered a second time!
I have also shared with our women’s ministry leader via email and fb.
Thanks for passing it along, our entered 3 times!
Looking for a summer Bible Study I could do with neighborhood moms this summer.
Hi Tami! Thanks for coming by. You are entered in the giveaway! Hope this study works for you and your neighbors!
shared on facebook
Thanks for sharing Teresa! You are entered!
I would love to win a copy as at one time I was caught in the erotica trap, but with God’s help I broke free
Teresa, thank you for your openness with us. I am afraid many Christian women are now where you once were. You are entered a second time.
I shared this in an email to my pastor
Thanks for sending this on! You are entered in the giveaway 3 times!
I have shared this on Facebook-Twitter and Pinterest and would love to win the book
Hi Sandy, thanks for coming by and for sharing the book! You are entered in the Giveaway!
Just recently at my first women’s retreat, I was able to be still and hear Him. For so long I have wanted that. I’m spiritually immature and yearning for a deeper and more intimate relationship with Christ. Having this book would equip me with the guidelines of knowing how to do that. I often times open my bible wanting to really immerse myself in His living word, but unsure where to start most of the time. Thank you in advance for listening.
Jodi, it’s so exciting to hear your passion for God and your desire to grow! You are entered in the giveaway!
Just shared this on facebook. Inviting others to check it out.
Thanks for sharing this, you’re entered twice!
Woohoo! I want to win b/c it looks like another awesome book by Kathy Howard! 🙂
Just shared on facebook, too. And retweeted. And forwarded the email to two friends. 🙂 Holiness matters!! Love you, friend!
Hey friend! Thanks for sharing, you are entered! You qualify to be entered again but you’ll have to do that in a separate comment. That’s how the plugin works!
I would like to possibly use your new study for our fall Bible study.
Tina, that would be great! Please let me know if you have any questions. You are entered in the giveaway! You can check out the first chapter free, right here:http://issuu.com/newhopedigital/docs/embraced_by_holiness_excerpt?e=6362996/7859229
I have shared this on face book
Thanks for sharing Tina! You’re entered a second time!
I am the women’s ministry leader so I sent it to my Pastor’s wife.
Thanks for passing it along, you’ve got your three entries!
God spoke to me that “i should be holy” and a second time he said “jesus has called you to a holy life” . So i went surfing on the internet for books on holiness. I even went through sample books on kindle. But no where i found bible study on holiness. So this prize is definitely mine……. God willing….
Hi Jennifer, thanks for coming by. So glad you stumbled across “Embraced by Holiness.” I am so excited that God has brought this study to fruition. It is definitely a timely and much needed topic! You are entered in the giveaway!
LOVE this study, Kathy:) My review is coming soon!
Hi Lindsey! Thank you for all your help. I loved your blog today!
Would love to win a copy of your book. My husband is Dean of the College at Southwestern. I am always looking for good material that I can use to disciple/mentor girls God puts in my life. This is the perfect length and a topic much needed today. Can’t wait to do this study. 🙂
Hi Terri, thanks for coming by! And thank you for your mentoring ministry. May God use you to impact the lives of many young women for His glory!
I desire to KNOW in greater depths of GOD’S HOLINESS! I am Hungering, I am Thrsting to KNOW More of HIM! And Just HOW HOLY HE is! Blessings!
Lynn, love your declaration! Me too! You’re entered in the drawing!
I would love to win a copy of Embraced by Holiness because I desire to be more like Christ. His command “be ye holy for I am holy” is something I have to work on everyday.
Hi Karen! You are so right, holiness is a daily pursuit! You are entered in the drawing!
Shared on facebook and Pinterest.
Thanks for sharing, you’re entered a second time!
Shared with Bible Study co-leader.
Thanks for passing it along, you’re entered a total of 3 times!
Kathy, I would love to win this book, because after struggling with physical trauma and illness for over 7 years, there are times that it’s tough to stay close to God and in His will. I want my life to be in the center of His will ALWAYS, and I think the principles taught in this book could help me do that. I have a deep desire to be holy and closer to Him. Being on disability, I can’t afford to buy your book so winning it would be great!
Hi Lynn! Thanks for coming by. So sorry to hear about your illness. May God give you strength and comfort. You are entered in the drawing.
shared on facebook for second entry,please. Thanks!
You are entered a second time. Thanks for sharing!
I would love to win this book because I have so recognized the need the need for holiness in my life the past few years. I have been a Christian for a long time, but I feel as though I missed many blessings and many callings because I was still living for myself. God says “be holy as I am holy.” I’ve read Day One and it was really great!
Also, I personally know Kathy, and she is an incredible author, leader, speaker and she inspires me to live as a woman of God should.
Hi Dove, so glad you came by! Thank you for your transparency. You are entered in the drawing!