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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pearl Girls


I'm absolutely delighted to get to tell ya'll about the book called Pearl Girls. When I first was given the opportunity to look at this book, I wondered what kind of book it was. Was it like a devotional? Would I like it? Well - it isn't a devotional but let me tell you that it really could be!!! These stories are all pearls! I have loved reading the experiences of these women and how God has taught them things in their lives. These stories will make you want to pay attention to what God is teaching you so that you can share your pearl story, too! Thank you Litfuse for providing the books for me to review and giveaway!

Here are the details ---

About the book:

With His love and grace, God covered the unexpected pain in my life of becoming an adult orphan and transformed this pain into a pearl. We are all Pearl Girls. Each of us has been touched by God's gift of love and grace, and it's a gift that I want to share with others. That's why I am launching Pearl Girls.

Actually, my very first gift from my parents was a pearl. The gift of my name. Margaret means "precious pearl." So perhaps this is what I was always supposed to do. My heart's prayer is that Pearl Girls will be a blessing to others - to the women who contribute their literary talent to the Pearl Girls projects; to the readers who are inspired and comforted by the life experiences shared through these projects and to the women and children who will benefit from the proceeds given by Pearl Girls to various charities. This is a win-win for everyone, and each of us has a special part in making the Pearl Girls projects "blessed sellers."

After the first Pearl Girls tea in Atlanta, I went to my brother, Claude's home to help sort through our parents' boxes in his basement. It was an emotional experience and tedious process to discover what was in each box, to decide what to do with each item and to discard those belongings which we needed to let go. After several long hours of sorting, I received an incredible hug from heaven - a confirmation that Pearl Girls is something that is meant to be. I discovered a three strand necklace of painted pearls belonging to my grandmother from the early 1900s! Isn't that amazing?

Read an Excerpt here! http://www.mpnewsroom.com/images/excerpt/PearlGirls.pdf

It’s about Connecting Hearts and Souls to Impact the World.

As you know Margaret doesn’t keep a penny of any proceeds. When getting the word out about Pearl Girls, please let people know that 100% of the royalties go directly to two charities:

WINGS (women in need growing stronger). The proceeds will help fund a Safe House in the Chicago suburbs. It costs $50 a night to provide safe shelter for a woman and her children. During this economy, WINGS is receiving even more phone calls for a safe place to stay. Already, the Pearl Girls have provided 60 nights with the advance royalties. www.wingsprogram.com

Hands of Hope. The proceeds will help build wells in Uganda for school children. Can you imagine a child at school without a water fountain in the hallway where he or she can grab a quick sip of water in between classes on a hot day? These children have to drink from puddles and other water sources which carry diseases and parasites. It costs $12,000 to build a well in Uganda. Already, the Pearl Girls have provided funds to build ¼ of a well. www.handsofhopeonline.orgFirst and foremost Margaret would like you to highlight above all else that 100% of the book’s royalties go to Charity.


Link to buy the book online: http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Girls-Encountering-Experiencing-Grace/dp/0802458629/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253048057&sr=8-1




Check out this video!




Pearl Girls from Michael J Garvey on Vimeo.



And Guess what else! I have an extra copy! If you want a copy of this fantastic book, leave me a comment on this post. I will draw a winner on Tuesday morning. Sorry that this is such a short giveaway but we are headed out of town for Thanksgiving on Tuesday and I wanna get the book out to the winner asap!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


In HIM -

4 comments:

Pamela said...

This book sounds so great. I never realized until about four years ago how many hurting people and how many people are really going through trials and are facing "giants" in their life. Then my niece was seriously injured, my father-in-law had a brain tumor which resulted in death, my bother got protate cancer and died, another brother is in kidney failure and will one day have to have transplant, my son almost died and now has uncontrolled epilepsy, and the list goes on. But oh how the fire makes us strong. One day it is my hope to help those facing epilepsy. It is my hope to help those families who are "living" in the hospital ICU rooms and waiting rooms. Don't know where this journey is taking us. All the details are in God's hands...where they belong. There are people out there that don't know Jesus and there are those Christians that are hurting. We can all help each other.

Wow, I didn't mean to make such a long comment. Thanks for sharing this book with us.

Have a wonderful day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Mindy,
This sounds like a wonderful book. I also love how she is donating all proceeds to charity. What a gift. Thank you for sharing all of these great books with us. I enjoy "peeking" at them when you post and then going to get them. I'm never at a loss for something good to read!

Kristin said...

This does sound like an awesome book. I love to hear stories about what God has done in people's lives!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! This post could not be written any better! Going through this
post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this.
I most certainly will forward this information to him. Fairly certain he'll have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!
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