Thursday, September 10, 2015

In Paths of Righteousness Book Review & GIVEAWAY!

 
In Paths of Righteousness by: Keri Aeschliman
 
From the back of the book...
 
“It scares me to think what Pa will do when he finds out . . . but we can’t keep it a secret forever.” David Riley is a typical farm boy of the late 1800s, growing up in a Midwest community where religion was a tradition that none dared to challenge. He and his friend Jill set out to explore the “Old Man’s Path,” to uncover the mystery of an old wives’ tale, and it turns into more of an adventure than they bargained for. When they discover long-held secrets in the town of Detweiler, David is determined to find the truth—regardless of the cost.

As he faces opposition in his quest, David also finds a battle waging within. He and his friends struggle to be kind to Henry, a cruel bully, and his mother, a widow bitter toward God. But as David’s hatred for Henry grows, so does the darkness in his own heart. With an emptiness that threatens to consume him, David despairs of ever pleasing God. Prospects of finding peace appear lost until he meets a strange old recluse who offers him both friendship and hope.

David discovers something in common with the mysterious stranger—but what binds them together threatens to tear his family and community apart. Will he have the courage and determination to stand for what is right? Facing rejection in the greatest decision of his life, David must choose which path to follow: a religious tradition to live by or a faith to die for.
 
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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
This is seriously one of the best books I've ever read. It has been a huge inspiration in my faith,
and it helped to teach me to trust in the Lord, no matter what. I would 100% recommend this book (stay tuned 'till the end of this post for some awesomeness ;) ). The main character, David grows up in a town called Detweiler, and the people there believe in one thing and one thing only; you have to do good things to get to heaven. David struggles with this, and fears he is not good enough, as
he is having a hard time being kind to a cruel bully and his mother, a widow bitter toward God. No one can even answer his questions, not even Brother Andrew! He feels an emptiness in his heart, fearing he will never be good enough.
 
He meets a mysterious stranger that God puts in his path that teaches him: there is hope. He begins to listen to the strangers teachings, but what brings them together threaten to tear his family and community apart. He has to make the decision: to follow the religious tradition that everyone in his community follows, or follow the truth that there is no one righteous, not even one, that could tear his family and community apart
 
 
And now for the awesome stuff...
thanks to Keri, I'm giving away an autographed copy of In Paths Of Righteousness!
 
 






 
Rules:
 
I can only afford to ship to the U.S....sorry! :(
Only one entry per person.
Winners will be chosen at random.
Giveaway starts Thursday, September 10, 2015 and ends on Friday, September 18, 2015.
Only one winner will be chosen.
 
 Here's how to enter:
 
Comment below your (1) first name and the first letter of your last name, (2) your email (if you don't feel comfortable with sharing this publicly, you can enter by emailing me at girlsofstrongfaith@gmail.com, and (3) answering the question, What is your favorite part about fall?
 
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Have fun entering, and good luck!
 
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Check out Keri's...
 
 
*Two copies of this book were provided to me free of charge by Keri Aeschliman, one in exchange for an honest review, and one to giveaway. Thanks Keri!
 

24 comments:

  1. Awesome! I've seen this book before... :D My favorite thing about EARLY fall is the leaves, cider, hot cocoa, sweaters and just the warm feeling of it. :)

    ~Sarah Margaret

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    1. Hey, Sarah! Can you please comment your email address, just in case you win. ;)
      Thanks!
      Abigail Grace

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    2. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. :P Could I just give it to you if I win?....Or you could contact me through Google Hangouts. :D Thanks!

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  2. Wow, I'm intrigued by the book's plot! I wish I could enter, but since I can't, I will be able to post about it in an upcoming post, which, if I remember correctly, should be up on Saturday. ;)

    xoxo Morning

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  3. That's so great, Abi! Sounds like an awesome read! So proud of you!!!! Love you to infinity and beyond and more than all the awkward penguin memes in the world!

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    1. Thanks, Aunt Jessie! Really? Awkward Penguin memes ARE pretty awesome...;) love you!!
      Abi

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  4. I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it. What a fun giveaway.
    My favorite this about fall . . . the colors, the crispness in the air, the crunch of leaves and nuts under my feet, wearing sweaters again, drinking hot apple cider, curling up with a good book . . . I could go on, but I won't. :)
    readanotherpage (at) gmail (dot) com
    ~Rebekah M.

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    1. Good luck! Fall is such a wonderful month! ;)
      Abigail Grace

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  5. Ah!!! I've entered so many giveaways trying to win this book! Yes, I'm so entering!!!

    Maddy C
    maddycrone@gmail.com
    my favorite thing about I fall is the colors. There so gorgeous!

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    1. Good luck!! Even if you don't win, I recommend buying a copy, because it is sooo worth it! ;) I love fall colors too!
      Abigail Grace

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  6. Amanda T
    (Amandatero[at]gmail[dot]com)

    My favorite thing about fall is the weather--a lovely reprise from summer's heat!

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    1. Good luck!! I love cooler weather too!!!! ;)

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  7. Oooh sounds like a great book! I'll enter ;)

    Noor A
    rnoor2004@gmail.com
    My favorite thing about fall is all the great food: the cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin stuff! I also love getting to curl up with a cup of pumpkin hot chocolate and a book :D

    ~Noor

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  8. No way! This nook sounds amazing. I'll enter!
    Sophia M (sophiahere16@gmail.com)
    My fave thing about fall is wearing hoodies! I just looooove them!

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    1. It was SOOOO amazing! I love wearing hoodies too! So cozy. ;)

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  9. This book sounds really interesting! My name is Julia L. (This is my dad's account :) )
    My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful weather. I love being outside and it's really nice when the weather is perfect :)
    I love the fact that we can go camping again and have fires. I love the coziness of the season and the memories of falls and winters past.
    I'll give you my e-mail address by e-mail :)

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  11. Hi Abigail! Lovely photos, seems like a wonderful book! I know that you've enrolled into my Blogger Choice Awards and just wanted to say that you only have 3 more days left to nominate people for categories, all the information about that is on my blog in previous posts, thanks!

    Rukiya XX

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