Thursday, May 3, 2012

Welcome Jeanette Levellie, Humorous Devotional Author (Giveaway!!)

Two Scoops of Grace With Chuckles On Top
What do drive-by diaper stores and God have in common? When is blabbing an acceptable habit? Why should you beware of moths and sligs? In her entertaining, uplifting style, award-winning author and humorist Jeanette Levellie weaves 72 amusing stories with affirming Biblical truths. These soul-nourishing examples of God’s favor and grace will help you:
•Laugh when you find cow patties in your field instead of daisies
•Discover the bottomless heart of God
•Grow in your acceptance of yourself and others

Welcome a vacation from stress as you discover the sweetness of Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top.

You can buy the book here.


A spunky pastor’s wife of thirty-plus years, Jeanette Levellie authors a bi-weekly humor/inspirational column, God is Bigger, a popular feature in the Paris Beacon News since 2001. She has published stories in Guideposts anthologies, stories in Love is a Verb Devotional with Gary Chapman, articles in Christian and secular magazines, greeting card verses, and poems for calendars. She is also a prolific speaker for both Christian and secular groups, and loves to make people laugh while sharing her love for God and life.

Jeanette is the mother of two grown children, three grandchildren, and servant to four cats. She lives in Paris (not the French one), IL. with her husband, Kevin. Her hobbies include dining out, talking baby talk to her cats, avoiding housework, reading, and watching old classic movies.

Visit Jeanette on her blog, On Wings of Mirth and Worth, at www.jeanettelevellie.com.

My Review

I've been reading Jeanette's blog posts for years now. I've always loved her honesty but also her encouraging heart. While I don't normally read devotionals, when I opened her book, here's what I found: A Bull and a Realization.
This first chapter devotion was so funny and yet so true. I could completely relate in more ways than one. I also think the 20 yr old Jeanette was probably a very fun person (kind of like the Jeanette I know now.) Anyway, while devotionals aren't normally my thing, funny stories that point to spiritual truths are. I love the conversational, easy style of Jeanette's devotionals as well as the depth to them.
Need a devotional for 2012? This one seems perfect. :-)

Jeanette’s Giveaways

You can win one of ten free downloads of my debut humor devotional, Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top for your eReader. Here are the very simple rules:

For each share of this post link on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, you will receive one entry.

For each like on Jeanette’s Author Page or my Two Scoops Book Page on Facebook, or follow on my Twitter page or this blog, you will receive one entry. If you already like and/or follow me, mention that and I will count it.

Please send me ONE comment at the end of this post to tell me how many times you shared, liked, or followed, so I can give you the correct amount of entries. I reserve the right to verify all information given me, and disqualify anyone from the drawing who falsifies information. (Do not leave comments here to be entered, you MUST go to Jeanette’s blog post for the giveaway.)

Contest starts today and ends midnight, May 10, 2012. Jeanette will announce the winners in a blog post Sunday, May 13, 2012.

….and a $100 Gift Card Drawing~~~WOWZA!!!

After you have read/reviewed Two Scoops, check out my blog at www.jeanettelevellie.com for a contest to win a $100 gift card by answering ten easy questions about the book! After I receive your entry, your name will go into the hat for a $100 gift card to one of the following places (your choice): Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A, Wal-Mart, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, or Ruby Tuesday. This giveaway will run until August 10, 2012 so there is PLENTY of time for you to enter!

The author sent me the above book for review purposes. She will allow me to keep the book. I have no other connection to and have received no other compensation from Jeanette Levellie. The entire blog tour can be found here.

12 comments:

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks, Jessica, for your kind words. Your review means the world to me, since you don't normally read non fiction. I keep telling people it's an easy read--my nine-year-old granddaughter read it in one day! But I also endeavored to add some spiritual vitamins to the fun, so if your heart is sagging, you can find a scoop of hope in God's grace.

Love you, sweetie,
Jen

Julie Dao said...

I love that cover! How cute is that!? Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway - that is a fantastic prize.

Jessica Nelson said...

Hi Jeanette,
Yep, very easy, fun and solid nuggets of truth to them. :-)

Hello Miss Julie! It is cute, isn't it?

Janet, said...

Sounds like a great book and I love the title and book cover. Very imaginative!Good luck to Jeanette.

Karen Lange said...

Gotta love Jen! Her book is wonderful. Sending a big congrats her way!

Melissa Tagg said...

Fun! Sounds like a book I need to check out. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess,

I loved Jen's book and so did my Mom. She has a unique voice and style.

It's an ideal gift for Mother's Day or a birthday.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Nancy said...

I like Jeanette's hobbies. I share many of them myself. Already a fan of the book. Good review, Jessica.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. I'm so happy you like the book, or are going to buy it, or enter the contest to win it!

Jessie, I am looking forward to your next book, darlin'!

Melanie N. Brasher said...

I love Jeanette's blog, so I'm sure her book is awesome! :)

Cheryl Linn Martin said...

Cute, cute book cover!

I'm playing "blog catch-up" today! Hope all is well with you!

Aloha, Jessica! --Cheryl

Jennifer Shirk said...

I just bought Jeanette's book. Cant' wait to read it!