Thursday, March 5, 2020

" Welcome to the Shivoo" by Laura Bartnick Book Tour and GiveAway

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About the Book

Book:  Welcome to the Shivoo
Author: Laura Bartnick
Genre:  Inspiration/Christian Living/Education
Release Date: January 1, 2020
In the beginning, God created. Should this matter?
Do you find incredible value in your creativity, that is, a reason for being and doing that you could never imagine giving up? Okay then. This book will inspire you to join a spiritual party like no other.
Perhaps you’ve heard that the impulse to create is a reflection of the Creator’s image in you and His will for you. Your impulse to create is paramount! The chapters in this book will provide you pages of new perspectives for evaluating your craft. It will help you communicate what you experience with others. It will transform your creative future. Motivation. Spiritual Gifts. God’s own blessing.

Click here to get your copy.

" Welcome to the Shivoo"  by Laura Bartnick is not what I was expecting when I read the title. I thought it was going to be a comedy. Well, I was wrong. It is a book about creating.
So, once I figure that out, I was wondering what is a Shivoo, and I am happy to say that I wasn't kept wondering for long, because the author explains what it is within the first couple of pages. No, I am not going to tell you, you got to read and find the answer, like I did.

This book is to help you be more creative with your spiritual gifts and be more in turn with the one true Creator.

This book is filled with lots of Biblical scriptures and quotes from  others.

If you are looking to add creativity to your art, writing a book or etc, then this is the book for you.  This is not a book that someone would just read for entertainment but for instruction purposes.

I really encourage all of us to follow the advice on page 131, "Be intentional. Choose mentors and entertainment wisely. Fear God in all you read, watch, write and paint. " So I believe there is something we all can learn and apply from this book even if we aren't trying to be creative, because we are to mimick the Creator.

I was give a complementary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author
Laura BartnickBartnick has been a youth counselor with Youth for Christ, and a worship musician for many years. She is the managing partner of Capture Books, a small but mighty boutique Christian publishing group. She loves creativity and words. She loves to explore the deeper meaning of the things we casually say to one another, the things we write down.  She earned a double degree in Bible and Composition from Montana Bible College and Colorado Christian University and is a truth-seeker and recipient of God’s love.

More from Laura

This beloved book explains why it matters that “In the beginning, God created.”
A reader coined this title, “The Creator’s Manifesto.”
When you need to find the place of belonging as a creative, look no further than the heart of God. He’s the One Who formed you to be creative in talent, and adventurous in the wild unknown.
Welcome to the Shivoo! This party belongs to Someone bigger than you. Because you are created in God’s image and given specific creative gifts and a life of purpose, you are very special to Him.
Many creatives feel that there is a monkey on their backs, and sometimes that nagging feeling includes the doubt that maybe the terrible distraction is God Himself not wanting them to succeed as a writer or artist. Nothing is further from the truth.
This book is a party and a prayer for the creatives in town.
In Welcome to the Shivoo! creativity begins with the priorities of the greatest Creator, and in that sense of wonder, it moves us into a place of gratitude and thanksgiving.  Creativity always begins with a sense of wonder and awe, even a sense of meekness, “Can I do this?  I have to try…”  In Welcome to the Shivoo!, I try to show that God is the center of a creative’s world, and because of His love and goodness, we have a home and a place to belong. Creativity erupts from that place.
From there, the book shows how there is a Biblical theology for being creative and a means to thrive in creativity. It challenges Christians to be authentic, to focus, to communicate, and to transform.  It explains how there is a kingdom language we are charged to learn, as believers, and to use not in a sloppy way, but responsibly. And, it sends us off with an exuberant blessing to go create something and enjoy the process!

Blog Stops

Simple Harvest Reads, March 8 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, March 12
Emily Yager, March 14
Artistic Nobody, March 15 (Author Interview)
Moments, March 17


To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift certificate!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


James Robert said...

Thank you for sharing this book, it sounds like a very great read and I'm glad I got to hear about it.

Melissa W said...

My first thought when I read this title was "What is Shivoo??" Guess I'll have to read it to find out!

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a fascinating read.

Julie Waldron said...

This sounds like an interesting book, thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Thank you for this fun, cute review of a super important treatment on the subject of God's creative world! This is a book that feeds me regularly.