Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Looking for Bloggers for #ChoosingHim Book Launch Team!

Calling for Christian bloggers on faith and marriage! I'd LOVE for you to be part of my blogger launch team for my book Choosing Him All Over Again: A Story of Romance and Redemption!☺ Join our team of sixty Christian bloggers and counting!

 Do as little or as much as you want. NO BLOG IS too small. Christ came to redeem individuals! One blog post in January during launch would be great.  We provide high quality graphics and text for your blog or your social media. We'll send you the PDF and you can begin reading. Just email us "I'd like to be on Juana's blogger launch team!" to juana(at)juanamikels(dot)com or my assistant, Amy, talbott.1corin13(at)gmail(dot)com.

I was thrilled that Elisabeth Elliot wrote the foreword. It was her idea that I write the book (even coming up with the title!) after I appeared as a guest on her radio program over ten years ago!  

If you enjoy blogging on faith and marriage, you can even download the FREE Choosing Him Companion Study Guide by Juana Mikels and Pamela Bunn and lead an online 15 chapter study next year! The sky is the limit! We'll send the book, you can start reading!

"I wish all those whose marriages are in trouble could know Juana s story." -ELISABETH ELLIOT, author of Through Gates of Splendor and Quest for Love
(from the foreword to Choosing Him)

"Choosing Him is a transparent testimony of the power of God to change lives and marriages. Juana so beautifully weaves her story of brokenness as she unravels the mystery of God s way in marriage. God used Juana s search to find herself to find Him! And now, she is sharing all the wisdom she learned on her journey with us! I believe marriages will be saved and changed for God s glory with the message of this book." -COURTNEY JOSEPH, Author of the book Women Living Well and blogger at WomenLivingWell

"God writes the best love stories and Juana s is one of the best! When Juana was trying to write her love story, she failed miserably. But when she turned it over to God, He did the impossible."   -SHEILA WRAY GREGOIRE Inspirational Speaker, blogger

"Juana is a lovely and godly woman who speaks from her heart, personally and honestly to her audience. She glorifies God with her honesty and candidness, and draws her listeners in with Truth and Grace from the Spirit who lives in her. I highly recommend her to you!"   -VALERIE ELLIOT SHEPARD Author of Pilipinto s Happiness, daughter of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot

"Juana Mikels leads us through an incredible message of hope. There is no marriage that s beyond the scope of God s redeeming power. With a blend of wisdom and warmth, Choosing Him All Over Again reminds us that marriage is worth fighting for." -DARLENE SCHACHT, Author of Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages

"Juana writes from her heart as she exposes her journey of marriage brokenness and reconciliation, giving readers hope for their future and the motivation to embrace true intimacy with God. This story is captivating because Juana details her thoughts and emotions which led her to walk away from her marriage for a time thoughts and emotions that many wives encounter daily. Her honesty and transparency is a rare treasure, allowing others the chance to relate and not feel so alone in marital struggles. Juana's words are full of life-giving encouragement, just the kind inspiration couples desperately need today." -JENNIFER SMITH, Author of The Unveiled Wife and Wife After God

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Lastly, from the cover:

She has everything that is supposed to make a young woman happy: handsome husband, dream job, new home, great vacations, fun friends, and plenty of money.
But she isn't happy.

Leaving husband, house, and friends behind, Juana begins her search for peace and happiness in earnest. Mistakenly, she thinks all she needs is "Mr. Right," but instead, Juana finds Jesus and the peace she has always longed for.

As she grows in her faith and her desire to please God, God rekindles in her heart a longing to be reconciled to her husband. However, the tables are now turned her husband doesn t want Juana back.

Juana learns how to let go and trust God, to let Him go to work and do what seems like the impossible . . . but will her marriage be restored?

I also include all I learned from the best mentors a woman could ask for like Elisabeth Elliot and others. Thank you dear bloggers! Would LOVE to have YOU on the team! We'll get you the PDF so you can begin reading at your own pace;-)

The book is available now for pre-orders on Amazon
 or can be ordered from a bookstore near you.
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I'd love to connect with you on your favorite spot:

You may follow my blog here or on Bloglovin'. 

Walk by faith, 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Book News! My First Book is On the Way & Wednesday's Prayer Girls & LinkUp Party!

I have some exciting news! My first book, Choosing Him All Over Again: A Story of Romance and Redemption, is being released in January, 2015! {confetti confetti!} It is the story of how our marriage was saved from near divorce, along with practical teaching on faith and marriage. The back cover of the book says:
She has everything that is supposed to make a young woman happy: handsome husband, dream job, new home, great vacations, fun friends, and plenty of money. But she isn't happy.

I hope you like the cover my publisher, Ambassador International, has created. I just love it! There is also a free downloadable Choosing Him Companion Study Guide, written by Pamela Bunn and me, that corresponds with the first fifteen chapters of the book, and the link for the free guide is in the book.

I also included in the back of the book and in the appendices:
  • Nine areas to focus on during separation and reconciliation
  • Eleven checkpoints to refresh your marriage
  • Prayers you can pray for your husband
  • A word to Christian wives married to unbelieving husbands, or to believing husbands not acting as a Christian should

Guess what? You don't have to wait to get the book! The book sells for $14.99 and here are the ways to get the book:

  • Email my publisher at sales@emeraldhouse.com and tell them you want the book, Choosing Him All Over Again, by Juana Mikels.
  • Order from Amazon.com and have it delivered to your door (I will give you link in a couple weeks as soon as it is live!)
  • Order from your local bookstore (The book will be in their systems before Thanksgiving, probably mid-November).
  • Live near me? Come to one of my book signings that I will be posting soon here, and on my social media (see my social media buttons below).  Psst... if you live near me, a sweet neighbor is hosting one on December 1 if you live in my neck of the woods! (email me at juana(at)juanamikels(dot)com and I can make sure you get an invitation. I also have something else locally in the works that I will tell you about soon!
If you're a blogger, let me know if you would like to do a post on the book. I'd love you to, and can get you the photo, and my publicist at Ambassador may be able to send you the book (or the PDF)! You may contact me at juana(at)juanamikels(dot)com  or media(at)emeraldhouse.com.  

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It's time for 
Wednesday's Prayer Girls & Link-Up Party!
Each Wednesday I like to offer to pray for your non-confidential prayer request or praise in the comment section below. Please enter a prayer if you would like me to pray for you (and pray for one another!) and I will be reading your prayer and lifting up your request as I read it, or if you just have a comment (click the word "COMMENT" located below my signature below, under the colorful social media sharing squares:-)

If you're a Christian blogger, we all would love to see what you've been writing! Enter your blog link below to join the party! 
For readers, enjoy the blog party below! 
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I'd love to connect with you on your favorite spot:

You may follow my blog here or on Bloglovin'. 

It is my delight to pray for you! 
Remember, God desires us not only to be a believers, but to be wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ! May we listen to Him daily through His word, and obey Him!

Walk by faith,