Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fulfilled: A book giveaway and review

It's easy in the summer to lose our edge. We get out of routine, relax from our harried schedules, and often lose our regular fellowship.
Amidst the changes comes a sense of disconnect. A restlessness and dissatisfaction with what we have.
Something is missing, but what?

I recently had the pleasure of reading "Fulfilled" by Danise Jurado. Utilizing personal stories and lots of scripture, she walked me through several chapters that touched me to my very core.
In her chapter on forgiveness, she says "Sometimes the pain others have caused us can leave us wondering if we can ever forgive them for what they have done."
In her chapter on restoration, she says "God was teaching me lessons I would treasure forever. I probably didn't appreciate them as much back then as I do now because they often came through correction."
(After reading those first two chapters, I had an opportunity to bring something to my husband and restore trust in our relationship. Not easy, but I was so thankful to have read these two chapters before that opportunity arose)

In each chapter, she takes something she's walked through and shows how God has a rich reward for us within that truth.
Another of my favorite quotes from her book was this one:

Perhaps the most helpful chapter for me was her chapter on courage, where she not only discusses the importance of the armor of God, but breaks it down into an easy application. I can see the need for each part and easily apply truth and righteousness and salvation into my prayers and into my daily devotion.

Truly, this book helps you as she comes alongside you, sharing her moments of strength and weakness and allowing God to receive the glory. Those moments where she was afraid to trust are not omitted, but highlighted as she relates our human need for fulfillment to the Almighty God and His unending supply of Himself for all that we need.

The best thing about her book is that each chapter can be read and read again. In her pages there is a depth and richness that is full of wisdom and life. Truly, the Holy Spirit will reach you through her book.

I am giving away a copy of her book, and she's also offering a social media contest. Here is a photograph with all the details.

If you'd like to win a copy of the book, leave a comment below. I will randomly draw from all comments on Monday, August 24th and announce the winner here.



  1. Sounds like an interesting read. I've heard good things about "Fulfilled".

    I was doing a bit worse than normal today, and watched something that left me 'fulfilled' - in a different way. I saw the complete director's cut - 5 hours - of Wolfgang Peterson's "Das Boot".

    It's the story of one patrol of a german U-boat in WW2; granted, it's a film about our then-enemies, who fought for a philosophy that was nothing if not vile.

    However...the real story is about men, mainly quite young, in a situation that's beyond the understanding of most of us, facing the possibility of the most agonizing kinds of death. There is decency there, and pettiness, and irritability, and grace.

    There is everything that makes up life.

    And on seeing it to the harrowing conclusion, I was left with one overwhelming feeling -

    I want to be kind, now, and tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.

    1. Andrew! You are the winner!!
      Out of all the comments, I randomly drew your name. Please send me an email with your mailing address and I will send you your copy of "Fulfilled". Congratulations!
      (if you can't find an email address through blogger, then you can reach me at )