Thursday, March 17, 2011

Guest Blogger Lisa Harris on Finding Strength in Weakness

This month Blissful Writing Thoughts is proud to welcome multi-published fiction author and guest blogger Lisa Harris. She is also graciously offering a giveaway of her book, so stay tuned to find out how to enter!


In some ways, my heroine in my latest books, Blood Covenant, is a lot like me. In the beginning, Paige feels too small to do what God is calling her to do, which I can certainly relate to at times.

Paul, though, says that it is through our weaknesses that we are made strong because of Christ’s power. I don’t know about you, but those words are pretty incredible to me. And there’s more. At the greatest moment of weakness, according to the world’s point of view, Christ’s death on the cross brought victory, allowing God to enter into a relationship with us through that sacrifice. He loves us that much.

So while you might feel inadequate to follow God’s writing call, never forget that the God who created the universe loves us and wants to be our strength. He can use our stories to help heal the empty and brokenhearted, and those searching for freedom and hope.

To find out more about Blood Covenant and my other books, please visit my website

Paige Ryan and Nick Gilbert are trapped in an overpopulated African refugee camp where an outbreak of measles erupts and renegade soldiers block their only way out. Desperate for vaccines, they must put their own lives in the hands of God as they fight for the safety of the refugees under their protection. Order

Lisa has graciously offered a book giveaway! To be entered, please leave a comment along with your e-mail address.

(For US residents only. Odds at winning depends on number of entries received. Void where prohibited)


Terri said...

I so want a copy of this book! angelmom1165(at)yahoo(dot)com

JoyAveryMelville said...

I'll have to get this book!
I also saw your cover, Lauralee and am going to have to dig deep and get that one too. Oh, my. I have to find the time to read besides the reading I'm doing for influencing, reviewing and blog interviews and oh, my - again - I have to keep writing? So many ideas, so many books, so many great authors to follow; So little time!
Joyfully appreciative for your invitation to read todays' post.

Lauralee Bliss said...

Thanks so much for visiting! :)

Christina said...

Wow, I really needed this word of encouragement today! And the book sounds awesome!!!

christinainspirationals [at] gmail dot com

Rose McCauley said...

Thanks, Lauralee and Lisa, two great gals! One of my fave verses is "The joy of the Lord is my strength." How true! If I win, you can contact me at crmcc at setel dot com thanks!

Lisa Harris said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies! I agree. I could use a couple more hours in my day as well so I could read more. :-)

Happy reading!

Lorna Faith said...

Sounds like an awesome book Lisa:)
Love to read it!


Patty Wysong said...

Wow, this sounds good! As an MK from Ecuador I'd LOVE to read this!

patterly at gmail dotcom

Cara Lynn James said...

I'd also love to read this book. I love stories set in foreign countries, especially ones with adventure.

caralynnjames at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book. It sounds great. I'll visit your website also.
Thanks for the contest.

Tracy Wainwright said...

The book looks great! Intriguing and inspiring. I'd love a copy.

barbarahartzler said...

Thanks for a great post. I've been struggling lately with reworking my novel and trying to find the right voice. In the midst of the criticism that was necessary, I felt very weak. But God is turning my weakness into strength. And your post is a great reminder of that. Thanks!

P.S. I'll have to check out your book. My brother and sister-in-law are missionaries in Africa. I'm sure it would shed some light on what it's like there.