Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Quiet Place: A Giveaway!


In keeping with the quiet theme here for this year, it was very timely when I was contacted by Moody Publishers to do a review for this book. I'd love to put in a quick word of thanks here to Moody ~ I so appreciate knowing that I can consistently trust books that I pick up published by Moody. Obviously, I cannot speak for every single book as I have not read each one - but I have yet to come across one that has raised a concern for me and that is so refreshing and cause for great appreciation and thankfulness.

The Quiet Place Daily, Daily Devotional Readings by Nancy Leigh Demos is just what that title says. 365 daily readings with Scripture, devotional thoughts and questions for further reflection are included.

I started reading my copy yesterday, but Moody was gracious enough to include two copies so I could give one away here as well. I've been itching to start this book earlier, and let myself read only the intro to whet my appetite!

I am eagerly looking forward to enjoying this book each day and infusing this quiet time each day with God and His Word.

To enter the drawing for a copy of this book, leave a comment sharing what comes to mind when you think of quiet. Entries will be accepted today only until 10pm EST.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from Moody Publishers to review here. All opinions shared are completely my own. Giveaway copy is also compliments of Moody.

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I think of quiet, I think of time to restore my soul from the sometimes sweet chaos of everyday life. Quiet has an almost healing effect on me. Thanks for a chance to win this. I love Nancy Leigh Demos. Happy New Year- Dawn

Becky said...

Quiet=outdoors at night after it snows, when the snow literally buffers the sounds of life that constantly assault you.

A World of Loveliness said...

When I think of "quiet", I think of time between just me and the Lord, be it in my favorite chair, on my elliptical or in the woods. :)

Jennifer said...

The mountains. Being able to hear the wind and enjoy it.

Breahn Royal said...

Quiet, to me, means shutting the door literally and mentally on the world. The world is loud, and sometimes not friendly. Quiet means no voices but my Lord's.

Julie said...

This time of year is quiet for me - after the holiday hubbub, I LOVE the quiet, order and renewal of the winter season.

Holly said...

Quiet to me is when my heart is in sync with the Lord's Will. It's like an overwhelming peace that quiets the rest of the world. No matter my surroundings or setting. Truly a wonderful feeling and I'm always in constant prayer to be in that place. Would love the chance to win this devotional!

Anonymous said...

Quiet...while it's snowing...traffic stops, and life is brought to quiet...for a while. Peaceful! Thanks for the opportunity, Monica!

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

angie said...

Quiet does not necessarily mean absence of noise for me. However it does exclude manufactured noise, such as from the tv, electronic device, lawn mower, etc. When we are creating noise as a family or enjoying nature's song, it is the best kind of quiet. What a timely and suitable giveaway! Moody must also appreciate your emphasis on quiet.

Ginger said...

When I think of quiet, I think of home, my refuge.

Leanne said...

I would absolutely LOVE this book! I may just buy it anyway!! happy new year, Monica!!

lisatolson said...

I immediately thought of "peace" which is my word for this year. I love that yours is "quiet" as I think these go well together! I'm looking forward to following along with your quiet journey this year!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather said...

Ijust bought this for a woman I know at Christmas and hope to win as it looked like such a wonderful devotional by Nancy Leigh DeMoss ( I love her program and messages at Revive Our Hearts) When I think of quiet, I think of my time alone with the Lord and those quiet moments are the times where I can listen to what He is speaking to my heart.
Heather

Lisa said...

Quiet to me means feeling peaceful even if I am in the midst of a lot of noise. My favorite quiet time is before everyone else in the house wakes up, and there truly is silence in my world!

This devotional book looks fabulous!

Lisa said...

The morning hours before my children wake up (Bible, prayer, coffee, blogging, workout, whatever I can fit in!). I am making a conscious effort to enjoy their noise, but still, I treasure my morning quiet!

Jen said...

When I think of Quiet I think of early mornings with my God!

Wendi said...

When I think quiet I think of silence. A rare treat for sure! A chance for me to reflect, think and actually hear my thoughts.

Kate said...

As a mom to three, quiet means either very early or late at night. I can't wait until the weather warms back up, I like to sneak out on the deck before my littles wake up.

Peggy said...

Quiet to me is early morning before anyone else is up. Talking with the Lord about my day,listening to the rooster crowing and the quiet sounds of the homestead. Quiet time is time for giving thanks and counting my blessings.

Jen said...

To me, "quiet" is peaceful. Darkness, candlelight, and alone time.

Jessie said...

I think of solitude - of being alone, which doesn't happen often in this stage of life.

Jennifer said...

Quiet to me is not just shutting out the outside noises but also the ones on the inside. Shutting out everything and allowing God to speak to me.

Anonymous said...

Quiet to me is a walk in the woods with God enjoying nature in its fullness. Thank you for the giveaway.
Terri S
Madison WI

RMFrancis said...

Love your blog...it is so relaxing. Quiet brings images of peacefullness and joy. Also the ability to be in the presence of the Lord!

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

I think of peace of mind and heart. Not having racing thoughts and being able to just be.

Chris Worthy said...

Oh my - quiet is sitting on the sand, eyes closed, with only the sound of the ocean. I don't get to do that nearly enough.

Sheila said...

Those moments when I get a chance to sit and read - alone.

Amanda said...

Quiet is when my husband and 3yr old are sleeping and I'm reading or on the computer...or free to do anything i want :)

Nancy said...

Quiet to me is my morning cup of coffee,listening to God's word through the Daily Audio Bible, while listening, I draw and doodle whatever it is that God inspires.

Valerie said...

Thank you for this opportunity to be entered into your giveaway, Monica!

We recently traveled to Colorado with our 3 little ones to show them the mountains. For the first time, in a long time, I truly felt quiet...settled...peaceful. Somehow, the Rocky Mountains in Winter is able to do that!

Blessings,
Valerie

Chelle said...

When I think of Quiet. I think of going off my your self and praying and listening for God's still small voice. Maybe by a pond or lake.

Brenda said...

Quiet to me:
"Be still and know that I am God."

Peggy said...

Quiet.... a time when my soul is at peace, feeling the Lord's presence especially during times of great stress/distress. it is during the quiet that my soul can heal and i can feel the comfort of the Lord...

Gottjoy! said...

"Be still, and know that I am God." :)

hope said...

Quiet to me is any time you can sneak away just for a few moments of reflection - whether it be early morning on the front porch or just sitting in the house without the noise of electronic devices.

Rachel said...

When I think of quiet, I think of being at peace, guarding my heart & keeping my mouth or typed words from sharing what is going on with me too openly and/or too frequently.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my goodness! I would love to win this! I used to work with Nancy at Life Action Ministries in the early 80's.

Quiet to me is when I can sit and reflect with out a lot of outside noises. Noises of too many thoughts of what to do, literal noise and noise that Satan likes to put in my head to keep me from focusing on what is really important.

Michele said...

Quiet is when everyone is in bed but me. It's so worth it for me to rise earlier than everyone else so that I can seek the Lord while the house is quiet.

Jen N said...

Quiet: this morning the young ones still asleep, coffee, Bible...quiet.

this book looks wonderful-
thank you!
artandjen at juno dot com

Anonymous said...

Quiet for me is when I am at peace. I can be in the quiet but still not peaceful...when I am at peace - that is what I strive for! Happy New Year! Jenny Goldsby

Anonymous said...

When I thick of Quiet it's about getting alone with my thoughts. Thanking the Lord for way more blessings than I can count.
kaflannery@juno.com

gypsyelves said...

A snowy evening, settled into my favorite chair by the fireplace, reading. Peacefulness!

Jessica said...

When I think of quiet, I think of peace. Candles lit, babies snuggling and God's presence near.

Amy said...

Quiet makes me think of focus, not distracted or pulled in many directions. A time to reflect...thanks for the opportunity! (amyjhaynes@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Quiet is during a gentle snow fall. The world seems to quiet down in awe of it. Thanks for a chance to win...
Anne [ lapps 4 him@ epix. net ]

Anonymous said...

The first thing that came to mind is coffee and a book!

Erin
erinb1 at aol dot com

Karate Mom said...

Quiet is sitting in front of my fireplace as I read my Bible. I don't think I've seen this book, but I'm sure I would like it and love to win it; Nancy Leigh Demos is such an inspiration to me. THANKS for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

The absence of anxiety. Other things to, like , early mornings and walks! Thanks Monica. tammyp

Jenny's Heart said...

Quiet= peaceful

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

I simply think, "Peace". :) Because a quieted soul does not depend on what rages outside of it; peace is a Person, not a place.

Thank you for this offering, Monica- I would love to own this! It's going onto my wishlist just in case...

~e

Amazing Grace said...

Quiet to me is to close my eyes take a deep breath for a few mintues without thinking about all of the things I have to do in the bussyness of life.

*carrie* said...

I noticed you reading this book and forgot to ask you about it. (I didn't want to interrupt your QUIET by asking you at the time!)

Quiet for me equals early mornings when no one else is awake yet.

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Quiet = bedtime when our littles are sleeping and my husband and I are alone together, not talking, just being.

Thanks for the chance!

Christy Stanton said...

Quite is early in the morning spending time with my Heavenly Father. It is going for a walk on a nice day. Quite is peace that only He can give.

Amy said...

Quiet is my heart when I remember He is God.

Sharon Taylor said...

Quiet-sitting on our back porch, in our rocking chairs with my husband watching sunsets, birds eating from the feeder, squirrels searching for acorns and a deer or two eating at the edge of the woods.

Anonymous said...

Quiet to me is being settled in your soul.Resting in Him.
Looks like a wonderful book.
monk5 at charter dot net
Monica

Jackie said...

Quiet: Time just for the Lord and me. It can be devotions, reading a wonderful Christian fiction, Bible study, counting my blessings and thanking Him while walking, there are so many opportunities throughout the day, and each are treasures. Jackie

Kelly said...

Having two very little darlings at home with me, quiet is a rarity. Like you, my soul yearns for quiet, and I seek it out throughout my day. During this season, I have been learning that quiet can occur by stopping wherever I am, take a handful of deep prayer breaths, and even in the midst of chatter or tears I find "quiet" within my spirit.

Heather said...

I think of a quiet heart. Not absence of noise, but quietness of spirit.

Laura M said...

Quiet is something I want and need more of in my life this year! I find myself constantly busy or making lists or thinking of what to do next. Quiet is setting myself in front of the Lord without distractions and allowing myself to listen to Him speaking to my heart. This book looks fabulous and I think I will buy it if I don't win!

Sraweltz said...

Quiet is the moment right after you put your kids to bed. I normally turn off the television, and I listen to the rustling of book pages as they turn in her room. It is so peaceful and reassuring. It is the time of day when I get to reflect on the blessings that God has given to me, and to my family.

Sonia said...

when I read your question, I thought of sitting next to Lord by the crystal clear waters, feeling at peace.

Kathy said...

Quiet means rest to me!

Betsy said...

Quiet makes me think of inner peace.