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This week, I’m featuring Susan Heim, a parenting author and Chicken Soup for the Soul editor!
I started working as an editor for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series in 2000 when I was hired by the company that was then publishing the books. After having twin boys in December 2003, I decided to stay home (I also have two older sons) and work as a freelance editor and writer. When Chicken Soup for the Soul moved to a new publisher, I approached them about continuing to work on the series. Fortunately, they were agreeable, and even offered me co-authorship on my first book with them, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More. To this day, I continue to edit and co-author books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I’ve also written or co-written four other parenting books. I love being able to work from home because it gives me a flexible schedule. I can be with my children after school and schedule my work time for when they’re in class and after they go to bed. Best of all, I love both of my jobs — being a mother and inspiring people with the books that I create.
Up for review, Susan sent me a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times! I’m a huge fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, so I was really excited to review this. This book focuses on 101 daily devotions to inspire and support you in your time of need. You’ll find a lot of comfort in this book that will help cheer you up and change your mood during your toughest times.
At one point or another, everyone goes through losses, illnesses, financial problems, family issues, grief, and more. Getting through these tough times can almost be impossible, however with a little support and inspiration you can get through anything. That’s why I enjoyed reading this book. Some of my favorite stories taught me that it is important to count your blessings and reach out to others. If you spend all your time focusing on what you don’t have, what you should have done, and why “everything bad always happens to you”, then you’re just submerging yourself with bad energy which will always come back around to bite you. Instead, focus on what you do have and how blessed you are in every situation. You’ll find yourself surrounded by good energy, good people, and good situations. If you reach out to others during your tough times, you’ll be surrounded by love and strength, which can help get you through anything.
I love that every story is personal and relates to some situations I’ve encountered in my own life. The book is complete with scriptures, prayers, and an all-around good vibe. After reading this book, I have more confidence that things will always get better with the right attitude, and that’s what I really needed to learn. Chicken Soup for the Soul books always teach me great lessons, and I hope that each of you consider reading this one to help you through your tough times!
You can purchase Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times here.
Retails for $9.95
One lucky reader is going to win a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times
Prize: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times
Official Rules: This giveaway will begin on October 23rd and will close on November 5th. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Entries will be collected using the Rafflecopter application above. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. The winner will chosen using Random.org and will be verified, emailed, and announced shortly after the giveaway ends. If the winner does not respond and claim their prize after 48 hours, I will re-draw a new winner. The sponsor will not ship to PO Boxes.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s), free of charge, to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This is my complete and honest opinion and may differ from yours. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Susan Heim is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.