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by Cindy Tuttle
12/03/10
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Tammy’s Book Parlor Review

Book Description: Face it; life is full of stress. Whether we must deal with daily mild irritations like spilled milk or traffic jams, or extreme problems like the death of a family member, divorce or job loss, each of these events-as well as those that fall in between these opposite ends of the scale-cause anxiety, worry, or even ill physical health. Finding the Light of Jesus provides reflections and revelations which allow us to step back from our problems, reflect on what is most important in the present moment, and rely on spiritual healing-the Light-to experience inner peace and calm in the midst of trouble.

My Review: This an excellent book for someone who is going through a hard time or it would make a great get well card for someone recovering from a serious illness.
Cindy has an encouraging word even a chapter for those who may need to "see" Jesus through words.
The chapter entitled 'Prayers and Reflections' spoke to me. The chapter begins with a short overview of what is in this particular chapter, then there are four subtitles listed:
1. Seven Days of Praying with Jesus When We Are Lonely
2. Jesus Hears Our Cry
3. Conversations With Jesus
4. Morning Prayers
Loneliness is the first subtitle. Cindy brings the message of comfort through written prayers. There is a prayer for Seven days. After each prayer is a time of Reflection...a time to thank the Lord for what He has brought and supplied into your life.
Sometimes loneliness is simply being away from loved ones for a season. Such as, a military person serving overseas or a young adult off to college. Whatever the reason or the season Cindy brings hope from the Word of God.
She also brings challenges to those who are angry. Conversations With Jesus is about you conversing with your Lord and Savior. How can we let go off things that offend us or that we hold on to unless we tell Jesus?
Then the chapter goes right into JOY....so much to be thankful for and to be joyful for when Jesus heals our wounded heart! JOY as the children's song goes is Jesus, Others and You!
The book is chock full of prayers, poems and words of encouragement. There are times to Reflect and a few activities for one to do, to not only help others, but to help oneself. Helping others somehow brings joy and contentment to the bearer of the giving!
This book is an encouragement, a healing balm and brings an Attitude of Gratitude after reading the thought provoking statements, poems and verses that Cindy writes about.
Do you have a person in your life who longs to find the Light of Jesus? Or do you need that Light also? Then you need to read this 4 star read! I believe that the words will not only encourage your heart but that you will Find the Light of Jesus and be encourages in His Words!
*I reviewed this book for GlassRoads/Hamby Media*

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About the Author: For more than twenty-five years, Cindy Tuttle has worked with adults having severe mental illness. She served on the Mental Health Advisory Board in the 1980's and has twice been named as Advocate of the Year in Mental Health for Sacramento County.
Cindy has been involved in many ministries in her church and has completed four years of lay ministry courses. She facilitates spiritual retreats in dance, art and sharing.
Cindy has been interviewed several times on television and hosted a cable television show. Her articles have also been featured in a local newspaper. She has one poem published on Eternal Inc. and will have a poem published in Leaves magazine soon, which has a circulation on 50,000. Cindy has two Christian novels she is working on, two children middle readers Christian manuscripts that are completed, two non-fiction Christian manuscripts titled Finding Wisdom and Living With Hope and Courage. Cindy also has over 2,000 Christian poems that are available for publishing.

Cindy will soon appear in an HBO cable television documentary on mental health.
Cindy has a degree in Human Services and is a Certified Activities Coordinator. She has completed four years of lay ministry courses.

Cindy Tuttle
Joyful Christian Author
Latest Release: Finding the Light of Jesus
www.cindytuttletheauthor.com



Heart to Heart Review

In today's world we are constantly battling against the effects of stress and work overload in our personal and professional lives. Often times finding that balance between family and work can be difficult to see at times.

In the newest book by Cindy Tuttle, Finding the Light of Jesus, she takes the reader through how to get past the day to day stresses that overwhelm us to the point of exhaustion and depression. In each chapter Cindy opens with a prayer outlining a particular situation we may find ourselves faced with. She discussed the details of what we may be experiencing and what our thoughts may sound like. She then takes the reader through an activity to cause some reflection on their own lives to see how they can implement some positive change. Finally in closing the chapters, she ends it with a wonderful prayer.

Some of the chapters deal with the business of life and stress; believing the false myths of our culture that would have us believe that we need to strive for more; examining our day to see how negative thinking can impact the beginnings of our day; asking ourselves, "What do you desire?"; and finally how do you feel about your life.

The book also contains a section on various prayers and daily reflections that deal with stress, forgiveness, fear, being overwhelmed, jealously, misunderstandings, and anger. There is even a 30-day prayer plan to help put your life back on its spiritual track.

I received this book compliments of Hamby Media for my honest review and can definitely see where this resource could be valuable to so many readers. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy of the book, simply click on the title below:
Finding the Light of Jesus


Thanks to Hamby Media, they are offering a copy of the book to one lucky reader of this blog. Here are your guidelines for the giveaway:

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4. Leave me a comment and let me know why you'd love to win a copy. The giveaway will end on December 8th. I will notify the winner via email after that date.
Posted by Heart2Heart at 12:01 AM
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Ponderings by Andrea Review




Life in these United States has been more stressful than normal over the last few years, primarily due to hard economic conditions. In her latest book, `Finding the Light of Jesus,' Cindy Tuttle tries to provide a remedy to withstand difficult times.

Here is the synopsis of this book:

Experience inner peace...in the midst of trouble. Face it; life is full of stress. Whether we deal with daily mild irritations like spilled milk, traffic jams, or extreme problems like the death of a loved one, divorce, or job loss, each of these events - as well as those that fall in between these opposite ends of the scale - cause anxiety, worry, and even ill physical health.
Finding the Light of Jesus provides reflections and revelations which allow us to step back from our problems, reflect on what is most important in the present moment, and rely on spiritual healing - the Light - to experience inner peace and calm in the midst of trouble.

Here is the biography of this author:

For more than twenty-five years, Cindy Tuttle ([...]) has worked with adults having severe mental illness. She has served on the mental Health Advisory Board and have twice been named as Advocate of the Year in Mental Health for Sacramento County. She has published many poems and articles and appears each month on Big Blend radio.

In the Introduction, Ms. Tuttle explains the layout of her book:

At the beginning of each chapter, I provide a prayer, which helps you center with a prayerful mindset and open heart, before delving into the chapter itself. Then, I will present some thoughts on our culture and help you realize that Jesus - not the world - is our source of love and life. Next, the chapter will include an activity which complements the proceeding thoughts. These will include suggestions on how you can put into practice the focus of the chapter. I will end each chapter with a prayer or poem. This will again remind us that Jesus is the center of our being. At the end of the book, I offer reflective questions and prayers which you will find helpful in searching your heart. The prayers will focus on various emotions we feel and how Jesus is with us. You will find blank pages in the back of this book for personal reflections and notes.

She goes on to share why she wrote this book, and her credentials:

I am writing this book as your fellow traveler on this journey called life. I am not a theologian; however, through much training and counseling, I have learned much about myself and others. I have received spiritual direction for a number of years, and have completed four years of lay ministry courses. I am fortunate to have been involved in many service ministries, including the facilitation of spiritual retreats, where I have had the pleasure of learning from the wonderful people who have attended. I currently work with adults who have severe mental illnesses, and I have been doing this for over twenty-five years.
I offer this book to you in the spirit of much love. I know life is stressful, and this is my way of offering support and shining on you the wonderful Light of Jesus. As the Bible says in John 14:6, He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Each one who reads this book will be in my prayers. My prayer is that you will experience the holy wonderful light within yourself; the Eternal Light of Jesus!

Cindy's chapters are inspiring and encouraging. Here is a section from her chapter entitled `How Does Jesus See Me?:'

Jesus sees our heart. He knows our weaknesses and when we mess up, but He also knows how our soul yearns to be united to Him. That's why we can always come to Him for forgiveness. He is waiting for us to come to Him and share in His marvelous light. He weeps for us when we are in pain. He experiences joy when we feel His presence and when we care for others. He knows when we want to follow Him and are not sure how. He is the loving shepherd waiting for His sheep.
With this love, which He freely gives, we quickly realize it is too strong and wonderful to "hide under a bushel." This light is so powerful, that it has to be shared. It isn't shared because we feel it's something we should do or are told we must do. It's shared because we have this strong desire to share it. Does this mean that every day we are eager to care for others? To be realistic, there may be many times when we feel tired or any number of reasons that might make it difficult. But once we've experienced this deep and passionate love of Jesus, we have the strength and perseverance to keep going and carry our cross. There is no turning back once we know how much we are loved and how we need to give that light to others. (pp. 50-51)

The back of the book includes a section of Prayers and Reflections, including Thirty Days with Jesus. This section of the book definitely points the readers to Jesus. I love the Reflection on Day 1:

As you go through your day, look at the beauty that surrounds you, and how Jesus is present. Reflect on your relationship with Jesus and how Jesus sees you as His beloved child. What does that mean to you? Is what way is Jesus calling you into a deeper relationship? Sometimes, it is difficult to notice the blessings we have, especially if we are going through hard times. Think of something for which you are grateful. (p. 114)

Although I don't consider myself to be a child of Jesus, but a child of His Father, God, I will extend Cindy some grace for that!

I love the prayer on Day 8:

Today is a day like no other day,
and we will never have it again
It is an opportunity to see others as
living painting of God
To see nature as small images of God
To realize we have another day of life
Another day of learning how to become
a more caring and insightful person
Today we will focus on this day alone
Not what happened yesterday
Or what may happen tomorrow
Let us celebrate this day,
because it is a day like no other day (p. 120)

Cindy writes in a loving and conversational style; it is clear from her writing that she is a kind and lovely woman. I gleaned a lot of good and insightful information from her book, and I thank her for sharing what she has learned with us.

This book was published by Crosslink Publishing and provided for review and giveaway purposes by Hamby Media.

Reviewed by Andrea Schultz - Ponderings by Andrea - [...]





Pirate2240's Review
"Kat"



In today's world we are constantly battling against the effects of stress and work overload in our personal and professional lives. Often times finding that balance between family and work can be difficult to see at times.

In the newest book by Cindy Tuttle, Finding the Light of Jesus, she takes the reader through how to get past the day to day stresses that overwhelm us to the point of exhaustion and depression. In each chapter Cindy opens with a prayer outlining a particular situation we may find ourselves faced with. She discussed the details of what we may be experiencing and what our thoughts may sound like. She then takes the reader through an activity to cause some reflection on their own lives to see how they can implement some positive change. Finally in closing the chapters, she ends it with a wonderful prayer.

Some of the chapters deal with the business of life and stress; believing the false myths of our culture that would have us believe that we need to strive for more; examining our day to see how negative thinking can impact the beginnings of our day; asking ourselves, "What do you desire?"; and finally how do you feel about your life.

The book also contains a section on various prayers and daily reflections that deal with stress, forgiveness, fear, being overwhelmed, jealously, misunderstandings, and anger. There is even a 30-day prayer plan to help put your life back on its spiritual track.

I received this book compliments of Hamby Media for my honest review and can definitely see where this resource could be valuable to so many readers. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.



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