Get to Know the God Who Loves and Laughs, Says Author
New devotional takes unorthodox approach to encourage readers
LONGWOOD, FLâ€" Using humor, life experiences, and God’s personal â€?"one-liners” spoken into her own life, author Linda Rose Etter encourages others to spend time with God, learn how to hear His voice, and to laugh along the journey of life in her new book, Listen to HIS Heartbeat: Drawing From HIS Presence ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-61379-268-1; $25.99, hardcover, 978-1-61379-269-8).
â€?"Many times in my life as a teacher, athlete, coach, friend, or with family I saw the benefits of humor to lighten a mood or bring happiness to someone going through a difficult situation,” says Etter. â€?"The Lord has brought so much joy to me through His ‘one-liners’ and sharing with me the answers and encouragement I needed. One day I walked into a hospital room and the lady said to me, ‘I prayed that you would come and see me because I knew if you did, you would make me laugh.’ Those words have stayed with me, and I want to share Jesus and His love with others.”
Listen to HIS Heartbeat is dedicated to teaching the message that God created people to fellowship with Him moment by moment. Etter uses powerful examples of God teaching her His Word and conversations they shared. Chapter titles such as â€?"God’s One-Liners,” â€?"You Can’t Pull a Goat,” and â€?"God Uses Sump Pumps and Burning Bushes” will pique the reader’s curiosity. The result is a book that not only entertains but teaches as well. â€?"Many devotionals are too serious and don’t show that God has a good sense of humor and wants our fellowship,” says Etter. â€?"Or they are funny but don’t include very much of what the Bible says, and so they aren’t much of a teaching tool. I include a lot of Scripture and teach what the Bible says with a nice mix of humor.”
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Listen to HIS Heartbeat through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and in e-book formats.