Wednesday, April 20, 2011

He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion by Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles

Here's something a bit out of the ordinary for me- a devotional review!  Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles are collaborators in this devotional for (primarily) married couples, although I think that the journal style entries could be enjoyed by just about anyone in or out of a relationship.  Eddie Jones shares about his life as a husband (truthful, but humorous) and Cindy Sproles gives her point of view as a wife and mother- not holding back her feelings of joy, desire, and sometimes frustration and disappointment.

It was refreshing to read about real people in real relationships forging ahead to get to the greater good.  To finish the race, in a time in history where the lines that define marriage, family, love and faith can get blurry and confusing.  They choose to stay in the race in order to receive the prize, a marriage and family that stands the test of time.  Giving up, they seem to say, doesn't make the hard times go away... So keep at it, the sun will come out eventually, but most of all, know that you are not alone.
THAT is a good message.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
He Said, She Said
Lighthouse Publishing (February 14, 2011)

Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles


Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles are the cofounders of Christian Devotions Ministries. Their He Said, She Said devotions are syndicated in a number of newspapers across the eastern seaboard and they host the weekly He Said, She Said Radio, Friday nights at 6:00 p.m. est. on Blog Talk Radio. Eddie and Cindy are popular speakers and teachers at Writers Conferences across the country.

Eddie is the author of five non-fiction books and his newest fiction release, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, a middle grade book. While Cindy is the author of one non-fiction and two compilations.

Together they teach writing with Eddie and Cindy have been writing the He Said, She Said devotions since 2008, taking one scripture weekly and looking at it from two perspectives--His and Hers, with the idea that learning more about scripture from two perspectives helps one to delve deeper in God's word and know Him better.


He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion, or How Newlyweds, Couples and Singles Can Draw Closer to God and Their Mate Through Daily Devotions

Do you sense something vital missing from you relationship with your spouse, children and God? Are you easily distracted by the busyness of life and left feeling drained, bored, and discouraged? Do you sense you were meant to enjoy the richness of life, but spend your days feasting on crumbs? This heart-warming collection of stories (54 in all) will inspire you to reach for the true source of joy: a life lived for and through God.

These deeply personal (and sometimes humorous) devotions offer biblical insights and spiritual truths from the unique perspective of one man and one woman. Learn to cultivate a life of passion. Perfect for your quiet time, these moments of meditative reflection illustrate the importance of allowing God to work within you and speak through you. No matter if you are newlyweds or newly retired, this book of devotions will help you put the spark back into your love life and explore the precious relationships God desires for you. He Said, She Said touches the heart, tickles the funny bone and brings you to your knees in worship.

If you would like to read an excerpt from He Said, She Said, go HERE.

Watch the book video:

Cindy and Eddie are not only good friends of mine, but a regular source of my spiritual renewal. It's a great idea, the he-said/she-said concept and I always enjoy their devotionals. Both are not only grounded spiritually, and super nice people but they both keep me laughing. It's that humor and heart that makes the spiritual more relatable in the most practical sense.

~Gina Holmes, author of Crossing Oceans~

I've know Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles for a few years. Each has a way of tickling my funny bone, so I wondered what a devotional book by them would be. I can heartily recommend it. The humor is there, but it's coupled with deep truths that go straight to the heart of the problem. You'll find a path that winds closer to God through He Said, She Said.

~Ane Mulligan, Editor of Novel Journey~


Jennifer Shirk said...

How nice!! I see so many family devotions, it's nice to have a couples devotional to go to!

Robyn Campbell said...

Cheryl, this devotional is a very clever idea.

The title too. I guess I can get this at Family Christian Bookstore, or LifeWay?

Going to buy a copy for my sister too.

The he said, she said viewpoints will make for an interesting, very different read. Thank you Cheryl, for introducing me to so many great books. Happy Easter, girlfriend. :-)

Karen Lange said...

I've seen this and wondered how it was. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Jennifer. I really like the idea of a "Christian Devotions Ministry" which is what this is a part of. I think this is also pertinant to writers, bloggers, etc.- those of us who may want to take this approach to a writing ministry!

Robyn! You can check them out at www.christiandevotions ! Thanks so much for your thoughts!!!

Hi Karen!! Always so good to have you stop by! Happy Easter Blessings to you!