Friday, March 14, 2008

Funny Video and Great Prize Package for Vonda Skelton

I am pleased to introduct you to author Vonda Skelton today! Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win Vonda's new book, Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe along with a huge prize package (pictured to the upper left and details listed at the end of this post). Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe is now available at bookstores nationwide, at online bookstores, and on her website where you are welcome to read the first chapter for free.

Please take a moment to enjoy this fun look at "Solomon's Beloved" as presented by Vonda. It starts out a little slow, but stick with it and you will soon be laughing! If you can't view it here, watch it on uTube at Solomon’s Beloved at Of Solomon's Beloved Vonda writes, "She’s so much fun! (And people think we Christians can’t have fun! A lot they know!)"

(If you are reading this via email and can't view the video, be sure to drop by the Inner Beauty Blog to see this funny, can't miss skit for yourself!)

Seeing through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe

We have been seduced by half-truths and whole lies since time began. Remember the garden? In Seeing Through the Lies, author and speaker Vonda Skelton humorously addresses the disappointments women experience as they search for truth while believing a lie. Each chapter opens with amusing anecdotes from real life and ends with answers and guidance straight from God s Word. Exploring topics such as pride, fear, motherhood, and the busyness of life, this book offers practical steps for peeling away the layers of deceit and finding the joy of living in real truth. Through honesty and humility, Vonda takes women on a hilarious journey through all things female and brings them to a soul-searching point of decision. Readers will identify with both the positive and negative examples of women in the Bible, and will be encouraged by Scripture, as well as quotes from notable men and women. Each chapter ends with five steps for exposing the lie and embracing the truth of God s Word.

Are you striving to be a woman of excellence, but feel you're landing somewhere between mediocre and unfit?
Do you want to be your husband's lover, but feel more like his mother?
Are you convinced that busyness is next to godliness?
Are you trying so hard to be everything to everybody that you feel like you're nobody to anybody?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone--you've simply fallen victim to the lies of Satan! But you don't have to be seduced by his masquerade any longer. Join the fun as we take a hilarious journey through all things female on our search for real truth in a counterfeit world.

From spider veins and webs of deceit to cartoon characters and feminist funnies, Seeing through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe will help you recognize the lies and take joy in the light of His Truth.The suggested Bible readings, small group discussion questions, and meditations on the very words of Jesus will help you discover not only the lies that bind you, but the keys that set you free.

Listen, girlfriend, it doesn't matter who you are or where you've been or what you've done, God is ready to give you a fresh start on a new life--one that can only come through the acceptance of His unchanging truth.

Vonda Skelton is an entertaining speaker with a heart for women and their families. Her first women's book, Seeing through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe, "takes a hilarious look at all things female as we search for truth in a counterfeit world." Her first two books are part of the Bitsy Mystery Series for children 8-14 years old. The third book in the series, Bitsy and the Mystery at Hilton Head Island, will be released in the spring of 2008.

An RN and freelance writer, Vonda's articles frequently appear in magazines such as HomeLife, Christian Single, Focus on the Family publications, and New Man Magazine. An award-winning playwright and lyricist, her scripts have been performed in churches around the country. She is a frequent instructor at writer's conferences and enjoys mentoring and encouraging new writers.

As one who tries--and often fails--to be like Christ, Vonda is thankful God continues to take her messes and use them for His glory!

Vonda is on a "blog tour" this month. She has asked each blog tour host (that would be me in this case) to collect all the names from the comments left on their sites (that would be this for Vonda's blog tour, and draw one finalist. Vonda will put all the blog tour hosts' names in a hat and draw a finalist as well. Then all of the finalists from the various blog tours and from the blog tour hosts go in the hat one final time and the winner will receive this great gift selected just for you by Vonda. This is a GREAT prize! The drawing will be held April 2, 2008. The winner will receive:

Designer Gift Box (looks like a piece of luggage with the words "Faith, Family, Friends" on the exterior).

One copy each of three books by the author: Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe, Bitsy and the Mystery at Amelia Island, Bitsy and the Mystery at Tybee Island.
A stretchy bracelet with Sterling Silver Beads, Gold Swarovski Pearls, Turquoise and Blue Zircon Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver Masquerade Mask Charm.
Bookmark custom-made with Sterling Silver Beads, Gold Swarovski Pearls, Turquoise, Blue Zircon and Clear Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver Masquerade Mask Charm on a 4.75 inch Silver Plated Bookmark.
Gold Tri-fold picture frame.

Pewter-colored oval picture frame.

Jeweled decorated cross.

Peanut caramel clusters.

Caramel Truffles.

Mini-Yankee Candle.

Three-pack sample tea bags.

Sample Columbian Supremo Coffee.

Oh My! Itty Bitty Chai Packet.

So please let me a comment today to enter this great drawing!!!


McKenzie said...

The video was very funny. I love getting these emails. They help to brighten my day. I am going to ask my mom if I can get this book for us. We both read Beauty Secrets from the Bible together and loved it. This would be a wonderful book to add. Thanks

Vonda said...

Hi Jennifer. Thank you for having me here and for sharing my books and video with your readers. ;-)

And hello, McKenzie! Thanks for stopping by. If you'd like to read the first chapter of Seeing Through the Lies, just go to my website and click on the link. I hope you enjoy it!

Blessings, friends...

CherokeeTeaRose said...

The video was lots of fun! It is good to know that God likes us to laugh and that God is fun! Please enter me to win the basket! I would love reading some of her books and the basket looks yummy!
God Bless!

CherokeeTeaRose said...

P.S. I am Joyce on ShoutLife. You may contacrt me there.

Vonda said...

Hi Joyce! I'm so glad you liked the video. She's so much fun! She's actually a little vignette from one of my speaking programs. And I must say, she's a hit wherever she goes!


ChristyJan said...

Congrats on the release of your new book, Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe ~ it sounds wonderful.

And ... oh my gosh! What a wonderful prize you are giving away in your blog drawing!

Takiela, the redeemed sinner...not the drink. said...

I signed up to be on your email list.
BTW I love your blog!
Email me and maybe we can discuss the possibility of you writing articles for my 1 of my 3 other sites or my newsletter. It would be free advertisement if nothing else. Pray about it.
Many Blessings,

Vonda said...

Hi Christyjan and Takiela,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It was so much fun putting the prize package together. There's going to be one happy woman out there somewhere! Might as well be someone here, right? ;-)

I forgot to mention that I will visit by speaker phone with any group who uses Seeing Through the Lies as a group study book. Just contact me through my website.

Hope you all have a great week!


pamela said...

Jennifer ~~This is a beautiful website! I have enjoyed the interview of Vonda's new book-and the contest opportunity!! :)

Vonda said...

Hi Pamela! Thank you for your kind words. I can't believe the month is over half over. Almost time to draw the name out of the hat! ;-)
Hope you have a great week!

pamela said...

The first chapter that Vonda has on her website is sooo good! You just have to take advantage of the opportunity to read it!

Vonda said...

Pam--Thank you for reminding me that I forgot to tell our friends about the first chapter! Just go to my website and scroll down on the right to the book cover. There's a link to the chapter. I hope you all enjoy it!
Hope you have an awesome week as we celebrate our Savior!

Cherie J said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I am enjoying this blog tour.

Vonda said...

Hi Cherie! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog tour--I am, too! ;-)