Wednesday, January 15, 2020

"There is Hope" by Carla Huelsmann Book Tour and Give Away

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Book: There is Hope
Author: Carla Huelsmann
Genre: Journal, devotional, memoir
Release Date: August, 2018
Front cover There Is Hope52 life lessons for those struggling with major illness will inspire hope and encourage those suffering to take back control of their lives.
Carla Huelsmann dealt with the daily impact of seizures since age two. Her life-long battle with epilepsy impacted all parts of her life, family, career, self-confidence, and independence until corrective brain surgery ended the seizures. Free from the debilitating seizures and their accompanying residues of doubt and fear, Carla Huelsmann lives independently and shares her story to help others along their own journeys.
Part journal, part devotional, and part memoir, this is a book of hope, faith, and inspiration. The book addresses the fears, challenges, and questions about the future those going through a major illness, debilitating injury, or life crisis may have. Designed as a traveling companion for those facing challenging circumstances, each one-page entry is accompanied by blank space for the reader to journal his or her own thoughts and prayers.
My goal is to give hope, help, healing, and resources. I want to walk alongside others and assure them they are not alone; there is hope. -Carla Huelsmann
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"There is Hope" by Carla Huelsmann is a book of one page devotional followed by blank space for the reader's own journey.  The book is more of a memoir of the author's battle with epilepsy and seizures. There are 52 devotions. 

I know the devotions are for major illness, debilitating injury, or life crises but I think some of them are for really good for those days when just life brings you negative thoughts.  Devotions 47 and 48 is about doubt and obsessing  and I think we all have doubt at time so I'm going to include some of the quotes from these devotions. "Don't over analyze or underestimate your abilities before trying. Doubt is something unsettled and uncertain in one's mind or thoughts." We need to be determined as the author was and " be determined not to let another day go by with negative thoughts holding us back from achieving our dreams." another quote " The times I found myself looking entirely in wrong places have only caused me to be more anxious, fearful, and uncertain.... Strength comes by knowing that God will never leave me nor forsake me and that His unconditional love will guide me through.....I know that God is in control over all these I have been enduring."

One more quote from this book, it is my favorite one in this book, "I have control over my destiny and I am worth every bit of effort to make it happen. God has a purpose and plan for me and you. He says so in His word.

I really feel this book could be helpful to everyone. The scriptures at the end of the devotions, ( though they are more testimony than devotion) are ones we all need to remember just to live life fully.

The pages that are included for the reader's journey has a question at the top of the page. I like the fact that there is a question because it helps you know when to begin. 

I received a complimentary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own. 
About the Author
carla HuelsmannCarla Huelsmann earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois University, subsequently taught grades five through eight, and now works for the US Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis, MO. The alumnus of a fiction-writing course at Southern Illinois University, and the CLASS Seminar with Marita and Florence Littauer, she is also the author of articles on her experiences, and is available to speak.

More from Carla

I want to inspire and equip others struggling with epilepsy or other major illnesses to take back control of their lives.  Eighteen years after corrective surgery, I live a seizure-free life that I feel in control of. And, I want to share my story and lessons learned with others facing serious challenges. My goal is to give hope, help and healing and resources of helpful information in one book. I want to walk alongside them and assure them that they are not alone and there is hope!
I’ve dealt with seizures, epilepsy and their daily impact since the age of two. It has impacted my family, career, self-confidence, independence and much more. Through it all, family, friends and faith have provided bedrock sources of strength. In addition, timely interventions by doctors, new contacts, new techniques and self-discipline came at opportune times through perseverance.  
Now free from the tunnel of doubt, fear and debilitating seizures, I’ve gathered up my collection of personal journals and thoughts in order to help others along their journey. “There Is Hope: Bloom Where You are Planted” is a devotional for someone going through major illness, major injury, or life crisis.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, January 13
janicesbookreviews, January 14
Older & Smarter?, January 16
Through the Fire Blogs, January 21 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, January 21
CarpeDiem, January 23
Splashes of Joy, January 24
By The Book, January 25 (Author Interview)
God is Love, January 26


To celebrate her tour Carla is giving away the grand prize of an autographed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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