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NEW BOOK TEACHES THAT GRATITUDE IS A POWERFUL EMOTION THAT CAN TRANSFORM YOUR MIND AND ATTITUDE

Seeks to promote the expression of thanksgiving towards others and God

2017-03-16

MAITLAND, FL— John M. Lidonnice’s new book, ThanksLiving ($16.99, paperback, 9781498492751; $8.99; eBook, 9781498492768) shows readers that God’s will for us includes the pursuit of a life of gratefulness, which is preceded by one accepting the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ’s death at Calvary. By leveraging the spiritual growth tool of the built-in gratitude journal, the reader will embark on a journey of thanksgiving that will become a part of everyday living and will glorify God in the process. ThanksLiving strongly emphasizes the importance of living the grateful life by providing dozens of quotes, Bible verses and devotionals, personal reflections and stories; and a 365-day gratitude journal to assist the reader in developing an attitude of gratitude and transforming the way he or she lives and thinks.

 

Lidonnice writes, “We live in a discontent, self-absorbed, entitlement-driven society. These qualities are not part of God’s plan for anyone’s life. God desires that we accept His free gift of salvation, then live humble, content, thankful lives, focused on serving and loving Him and others. ThanksLiving, with its inclusion of a year-long gratitude journal, essentially allows the reader to become a co-author of the book. Along with the special devotional section, the reader is provided with unique, spiritual growth tools to develop a grateful heart to the point of being thankful for all things: good or bad; big or small.”

 

The main credential that John M. Lidonnice brings to the writing of this book is the 19+ years of disciplined, daily gratitude journaling experience. After practicing this habit over 7,000 times, he has come to realize that communicating the emotion of gratitude to God leads to the destination of a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him, resulting in a tradition that he is intensely committed to for the rest of his life. Additionally, his research on the topic has concluded that blessing, prayer and humility play key roles in the journey of gratitude journaling as well as in one’s spiritual growth.

 

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order ThanksLiving through Ingram Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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