Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Just Can't Take it Anymore Review and Giveaway!

There's a little book that's been sitting on top of a pile of cookbooks in my kitchen (the safest place to protect it from the little hands who I know would love to flip through the pages and look at all the pictures!) waiting to be reviewed.  I received it, along with a copy to giveaway here, a couple of months ago, and have "meant" to read it and review it and host the giveaway pretty much every week since it arrived in the mail.

Somehow though, after officially being put on bed rest at 7:30 last night by my doctor, I can't help but think that I was meant to read this little book now and not a moment sooner.

Anthony DeStefano has written a couple of my favorite books.  Sadie pretty much had This Little Prayer of Mine memorized at the age of two.  So I'm always thrilled to see he's releasing a new book (and even more excited when I get a chance to review them here!).

His Latest, I Just Can't Take it Anymore! tells you on the cover that it's "Encouragement When Life Gets You Down."  It's a sweet gift book that's perfect for anyone who's going through a difficult time because it helps shift the perspective from our own suffering (and sometimes questioning of why God is allowing something to happen) and leads us to away from the mentality that God should be insulating us from all suffering if we do the right thing.

He reminds us in simple understandable language both of the beauty in this world and how God often uses our suffering to remind us to depend on him and to form us into the person that we know deep down that we need to become.  The book goes on to point out that Jesus suffered and turned that suffering into the most wonderful gift imaginable and that if we hold on and take our hardships one moment at a time, we may find that God is turning our pain into something wonderful too.  (book photo from

Along with the message, this little book is packed full of cute pictures of kids that are bound to bring a smile to any face!

And now you have the chance to win your very own copy of I Just Can't Take it Anymore!

This giveaway begins now and will run through Monday morning!  Use the Gadget below to enter!

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  1. That sounds like a cute and encouraging book. I can think of several people I would like to give a book like that too.

    So many saints would pray for suffering. It is so important that suffering isn't there just to torture us. :-)

  2. Isn't it great how things come our way when we need them? Prayers for you and baby.

  3. I would love to read this book because sometimes I feel like the little girl on the cover!

  4. This sounds like what I need. It has been a REALLY bad year.


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