Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New from Max Lucado | ‘Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe’ and iPadGiveaway

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)
What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would he answer?
Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea’s door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They’ve come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life’s biggest questions.
When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.


More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

MY THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS OF THIS BOOK:  When I first signed up for this book tour, I must say that I was a little apprehensive about a writer and teacher like Max Lucado coming along and writing a novel.

I was presently surprised when I first started reading it that it immediately drew me in and held my attention from the beginning to the end.   Who knew you could put a modern day twist on the tale of It's A Wonderful Life.  We can all relate to the sensationalism of Sports heros, love for coffee, a new love for cupcakes with a twist.  There you have a basis for a seemingly old story with a new modern day twist to it.


I like how Max draws you into the different lives of people in the coffee shop.  Chelsea Chambers comes home to run the shop after the passing of her mom and her separation from her High School Sweetheart and NFL superstar husband.  After a slow start, a stranger comes to the Cafe' seeking work and then when the God Blog shows up on a mysterious router business starts to boom.


How would you react if God actually had a blog?  If you were given the opportunity to ask a question, what would you ask God.   How would He answer you?  Would be how you wanted or what He wanted for you?  Will Chelsea make peace with her past and move forward toward reconciling with her husband and estranged father?   What happens to the Cafe' and will Chelsea finally ask a question and receive an answer on the God Blog?



Please join me and find out the answers to these questions in this delightful read of Miracle At The Higher Grounds Cafe'.

In Max Lucado's new fiction release, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, he asks, If you could ask God anything, what would you ask—and how would he answer? When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.

Join Max in celebrating the release of his new fiction book by entering his iPad giveaway and RSVPing to his Coffee with Max webcast!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A copy of Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 23rd. Winner will be announced March 24th on the Litfuse blog. Then tune in later on the 24th for his Coffee with Max webcast. RSVP here!