Guest Post & Giveaway – Raging Storm by Vannetta Chapman

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Let’s give a warm welcome to Vannetta Chapman today! Vannetta is here to share some quotes with us that go along nicely with her newest release…AND…she is graciously giving away one copy of Raging Storm to one commenter.

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Thanks so much for having me on your blog. Readers often ask me what inspires me to write the characters and stories that I write. The answer is a lot of things–sermons, music, news stories, people I know. But once I have a story in mind, I will notice quotes from things I’m reading that seem to apply, that move the story in the direction I want it to go, that speak to my heart.

“Pray for the remnant that still survives.” This is a verse from 2 Kings, Chapter 19, verse 4. In this part of the Bible, the kings are warned by the prophets, both about Jerusalem’s destruction as well as its deliverance. King Hezekiah understands what lies ahead, and he utters these words, “Pray for the remnant that still survives.” As I was envisioning a world vastly changed, I have complete faith that there will always be a remnant of Christ, those who hold to the faith and share the Gospel of Christ.

“That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen.” This is a quote from C.S. Lewis in The Case for Christianity. I find it beautiful and chilling. Lewis seems to be saying that a time will come when we will find our self on one side or the other. And so, we should choose now, and choose wisely.

“We are living on the brink of the apocalypse, but the world is asleep.” This quote is by bestselling author Joel Rosenberg. There are times when I feel like we are hyper-aware of the world around us, that we allow events beyond our control to rob us of our sleep and our joy. But I also feel that we take many things for granted. We rise and work and play and sleep, and rarely take the time to prepare for the future, or to connect with one another while we can. In that sense, Raging Storm is a call to action.

“In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again.” ~Zig Ziglar. I saw this quote on social media, and it resonated in my heart so much that I printed it out and kept it posted beside my computer as I wrote all 3 books of this series. I know personally that life can change in a breath–for better and sometimes for worse. We have all been guilty of taking today and even tomorrow for granted. My hope is that when readers finish with these books, they’ll have a deeper appreciation of the time they have, of the people around them, and of the grace that God offers to us all.

Thanks again for sharing with us, Vannetta!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

raging-stormIn the Darkness,
Anarchy Awakens

When a massive solar flare wiped out all modern technology across the globe, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have found refuge, but Shelby knows she can’t simply remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk her life traveling to Austin to make sure he gets it.

Shelby’s best friend and high school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won’t even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they manage to get to the capital—only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy.

Shelby and Max’s search for medical supplies will lead them into terrifying territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.

In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America.

You can read my review of Raging Storm here.

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This giveaway is for one copy (print or ebook) of Raging Storm by Vannetta Chapman and is limited to US addresses only.

To enter:

Leave a comment below, including your email address, to be entered to win.

Extra entries can be earned by sharing about this giveaway on social media and following my blog. Don’t forget to let me know where you have shared or if you are a follower.

Contest begins on 2/23/17 and ends on 2/28/17. Winner will be announced on this blog on 3/1/17 and will also receive an email.

Do you have a favorite Bible verse or quote?

 

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About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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21 Responses to Guest Post & Giveaway – Raging Storm by Vannetta Chapman

  1. Gail Hollingsworth says:

    I love the verse in Proverbs that says, “Man plans his way but the Lord orders his steps.” How very true that is.
    I follow your blog.
    tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. fishingjan says:

    My favorite verse is I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I found out that life can change in the blink of an eye when my husband had a heart attack and died despite my performing CPR in July
    fishingjan(at)ao(dot).com

  3. Deana says:

    My favorite verse is “If God is for you, who can be against you? Roman’s 8:31
    jhdwayne@peoplepc.com

  4. Joan Arning says:

    I love books about an EMT!

  5. Christine K. says:

    I have read her Amish books and would love to see what this genre is like. I do not have a favorite Bible verse because there are many wonderful things in it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  6. Martha Peace says:

    I love to read,thanks for a chance to win

  7. One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 40:31. He is my strength.

  8. Maryann says:

    My favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13. I hung on tight to this bible verse all through my cancer journey. It always brings me encouragement, peace and comfort.
    I follow your blog by e mail Brittany.

  9. Loraine N. says:

    My favorite quote is the one that I put on my website: Success is a journey, not a destination. It encourages me every time I read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I follow your blog and shared your giveaway on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

  10. Donna B says:

    My favorite scriptures are Acts 2:38 & 39. Thanks for the giveaway. I don’t know exactly what would happen if this really did happen. I think it would be a big disaster because we are so dependent on electricity and modern conveniences. I am following your newsletter.

  11. Terrill R. says:

    My favorite Bible verse is Ecclesiastes 3:1 – For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Although most scripture is peace-giving, this verse especially fills me with peace.

  12. carylkane says:

    One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 28:7 (AMP)

    The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield;
    My heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped;
    Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
    And with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him.

  13. carylkane says:

    Shared giveaway on Google+ and Facebook.

  14. sarahsmithstorm says:

    Great review! I’m glad I found your blog. I’ll have to stop by more often. My favorite verse comes from Psalm 91:4. It says we will find refuge under his feathers. I love finding refuge in our God no matter the storm!

  15. Karen says:

    Your book sounds very interesting! One of my favorite passages is James 3. As a homeschooling mom/teacher, James speaks to taking great care with our words and needing God’s wisdom–both of which are on my heart daily.

  16. katie07edgar says:

    I just read a book tha to expained the shortest Bible verse, “Jesus wept” and now it is currently my favorite. The characters in the book talked about how such a short verse conveys SO much on how Jesus grieved for his friend rather than just saving him beforehand and how Jesus was truly human and grieved as we do. The explanation in the book was beautiful. Thanks for this chance, this book looks great! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com and I am a follower.

  17. Joan Arning says:

    “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength”

  18. Christine Kilner says:

    I read several of the books you recommend and follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Christine Kilner says:

      This is just to let you know that I follow your blog. I entered earlier but I think I used my other e-mail address. Please disregard this post.

  19. Virginia Jones says:

    For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

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