WELCOME to Stop #14 in the Christian Authors Network Scavenger Hunt! We hope you enjoy meeting twenty-five authors as you chase down clues for the chance to win our grand prize: one book from each one of us, for a total of twenty-five books!
For details about how to enter the drawing, visit this page. It’s also the starting point for the blog hop, so if you’ve missed any stops before mine, you can get started in order from that page.
*The scavenger hunt is going on from now until midnight on July 23, 2016.
Without further ado, let's talk to Cheri Cowell!
Cheri, you won an award this year, tell us about it.
I was honored to win the Selah Award in the gift book devotional category for my book, 365 Devotions for Peace published by Zondervan. I'm also thrilled that it is not only available at your local Christian bookstores but also in those book racks next to the flowers at truck stops and grocery stores. I pray it helps many who are searching for peace in this troubled world.
On your website you are called a "sidewalk theologian," what does that mean?
I love taking the complicated questions of faith and breaking them down, making them simple, like talking with a friend while standing together on the sidewalk of life. I have a seminary degree, but have found joy in communicating truths simply.
That's great! Is that what your new Bible study does?
Yes. One Story, One Mission, One God is a 12-week overview of the entire Bible, and it is written for those who may have gotten the stories of the Bible in bits and pieces but don't know how it all fits together. I want people to know the Bible isn't two stories–an Old one and a New one–but it is one story with one mission from beginning to end, about the One True God. If you leave a comment on my blog where I interview my scavenger hunt author, you will be entered to win a drawing for a signed copy.
You've written other books, tell us about those.
My first book was Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of your Life, about knowing God's will. I've also written Parables and Word Pictures, a Bible study in the popular Following God series, and Living the Story: Reaching Outside the Church Walls, about how to share the gospel in a new way to reach a new generation.
Tell us a little about you and how people can learn more.
My wonderful husband of 31 years, Randy, and I live in Orlando Florida. I love National Parks, scrapbooking, and flowers. I love to connect with readers through my website, blog, quarterly newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. www.CheriCowell.com
Thank you Cheri!
OK hunters, the phrase from this stop is: We operate
When you're ready to enter the contest for the grand prize (after collecting phrases from all stops), click here to send in your entry:http://christianauthorsnetwork.com/newreleases/
As an extra thank you for being here, I'm giving away one copy of one of my Civil War novels, winner's choice! (For an overview of each of the four novels, visit my fiction page here.) For a print copy, the drawing is open to U.S. residents only. If you're an international reader and you win, I'm happy to send you an e-book format! To enter this individual drawing for one of my novels, simply leave a comment telling me which novel you'd like to win and why.
By the way, if you haven't already, be sure to sign up for my e-newsletter here, which will keep you updated with my new releases. (I have three books coming out between September 2016 and March 2017!) Just for signing up, you'll also receive for FREE The Christian Historical Fiction Travel Guide! It's a seven-page document full of my favorite books and the related sites you can visit! With plenty of input from other avid readers, the books on this list span four centuries of American history and reach from sea to shining sea. Enjoy!