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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Let's Read Like Southerners!

God, Me, And Sweet Iced Tea

About the Book: In the South, nothing is more refreshing than a glass of sweet iced tea. Nothing, that is, except experiencing God in those small, everyday moments.

God, Me, And Sweet Iced Tea is a deeply personal collection of spiritual treasures designed to help readers experience new mercies each morning. Seasoning with insight and grace, this tender devotional points to the divine presence of God in everyday moments. Whether purchased as a personal resource or given as a heartfelt gift, God, Me And Sweet Iced Tea will help readers develop a daily habit of turning to God in those quiet moments of reflection.

About the Author: Rose Chandler Johnson, a Southern girl from a tiny Georgia town, is the author of the devotional blog, Write Moments with God. A devoted Christian and mother of six, she has been a teacher of English and French over the last 20 years. She looks forward to continuing her writing ministry in the years ahead.

Personally from Eva Marie: I met Rose Chandler Johnson at a writers conference about a year ago. I gave a keynote speech and happened to mention something about my hometown in the process. The mention had not been planned ... it was one of those "God Things" we like to talk about.

As soon as I was done with my talk, a woman about four-foot-nothing came sashaying down the aisle toward me, shouting, "Eva Marie! Eva Marie!" She sounded like an old neighbor calling over the fence. I thought to RUN ... but I stood firmly planted ... and was so glad I did. Turned out, she and I grew up not 15 minutes from each other nearly our whole lives. But it took a writers retreat outside of Chicago, Illinois to bring us together.

Throughout the rest of the conference, if you saw one of us, you saw the other. Or near about. She shared with me the hopes of seeing this book in print ... and lo and behold. Here it is.

I encourage you to draw near to God (always) with a little help from this book. Grab those ice tea moments along the way ... you won't be sorry.

A Little Something Extra:

19 Southern Sweet Tea Recipes: Southern Living  

7 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet! I just love this story...about us. It touches my heart...you had touched mine with your keynote, and you too sounded like someone I should know. You talked just like home folks. So glad we met. Thanks so much for the Sweet Tea Recipes too.

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  2. Rose Chandler Johnson, we meet again. :-) Your title just stays in my mind: God, Me, & Sweet Iced Tea. Once I get budget our finances, your book is at the top of the list. You just bumped down Michael Hyatt, Terri Blackstock, and *ahem* Eva Marie. :-D
    Nice blog. Really enjoyed it. And those "God Things" happen a lot.

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  3. Rose, I'm so thrilled for you over your devo! I was there when you and Eva Marie met at WTP. God has a sweet way of bonding two souls. There is something special about hometown roots.

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  4. Yes, He does! God is so good to us. My friends have all been so wonderful and have blessed me and God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea. That conference was great and we made so many new friends.

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  5. Eva Marie ... Rose Chandler Johnson's "God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea" means a lot to me and to many others I hope. Thank you for sharing your review of the book as well as your story of meeting Rose. I could visualize the scene as I read your story! It brought a smile to my face!

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  6. I've had my eye on Rose Chandler Johnson's book!! She sent me a letter and I've got to write back! I'm sure this would make a wonderful gift for anyone's birthday or Christmas! Blessings!

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  7. Hi Susan! So glad to connect. Befriend me on FB and we will chat. I think you would enjoy God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea. Keep in touch and God bless you.

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