Friday, August 15, 2014

A Christ Centered Wedding by Catherine Parks and Linda Strode (Book Spotlight and GIVEAWAY!!!!!)

(Non-fiction book covers aren't typically the prettiest things in the world, but isn't that a gorgeous cover?!)

Book Description:

Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage ceremony.

While paying attention to the good fun that follows that special proposal (the dress, the flowers, the cake, the gatherings, etc.), A Christ-Centered Wedding first serves as a guide to believers who want their wedding to portray the relationship of Christ with the church and to reflect the gospel to all in attendance.

From the start, this thoughtful book looks to the Creator of weddings for guidance in planning by emphasizing the sacrificial love of the Savior more than the modern world’s idealistic view of romantic love. There are chapters filled with practical information about everything from pre-marital counseling and choosing a wedding location to other resources like a planning checklist and timeline, music suggestions, guidance on potential issues of conflict, a listing of traditional financial responsibilities, sample vows, and other great ideas from couples who have successfully put together a Christ-centered wedding.

Purchase Link:

A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day

The Authors:

The Giveaway:

I know this book has a pretty specific audience, so I encourage you to enter for you or anyone you know that might benefit from it(even libraries!). Of course, I encourage that for all the giveaways I host! :) There are always weddings happening, so I imagine this would make a wonderful gift for a newly engaged couple.

To enter:

Just leave me a comment, with a spam free way to contact you. (I had one giveaway that I searched and searched for a way to contact any of the entrants and had no luck. I still have the book. :( So, make sure I can contact you if you win!

Extra entries:

Advertise this giveaway in any way(Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog, anything), and let me know you did. (1 entry per advertisement method)

-Must be 13 years or older to enter.
-Open to US and Canada.
-Ends August 24th, 2014

Good luck!


  1. I'm married so this is not an entry but good luck gals. This sounds gooood.

  2. I would love to win this book, it sounds wonderful!!
    ischu9 at aol dot com.
    Becky I.

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  4. This would make a great wedding gift as Christ is a partner in a married life and should be!!!
    Lisa Foster