Tuesday, 21 June 2011

CFBA Blog Tour of Winning Him Without Words by Lynn Donovan & Dineen Miller

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Winning Him Without Words
Regal (February 15, 2011)
Lynn Donovan & Dineen Miller


Lynn Donovan

Verse: John 15:5 Apart from Me you can do nothing.

Tagline: Challenging Women to Live in Truth

A passionate writer and speaker, Lynn is a woman who presents a compelling message to encourage women to thrive in their marriage. She speaks at events nationwide where she challenges the myths women believe about love, pointing them to life-changing freedom through a relationship with Jesus. She reveals the zany yet meaningful stories of marriage challenges, truths, and triumphs in her life and invites women to share her view from her front row seat to an amazing journey; life lived for Christ.

Married since 1992 to her best friend and biggest enthusiast, Mike, she lives in Temecula, California. They have a son and a daughter and a wacky dog named Peanut. She loves to laugh, enjoys a strong cup of coffee and Fantasy Football and not necessarily in that order.

She lives each day in awe of the grace of God in her ordinary life.

Dineen Miller

Verse: Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Tagline: Igniting the Soul

Dineen readily admits that one of the greatest lessons she’s learning about life is that there’s purpose in our trials. And it’s all about trusting God and putting our hope in Him. Her favorite stories will always be of the miracles God has wrought in the lives of her family.

Through this lens she also believes her years as a youth counselor, a Stephen Minister, a women’s ministry leader, and a small group leader have prepared her for God’s calling on her life—to write for and speak to those in mismatched marriages like hers.

In addition to writing for Spiritually Unequal Marriage, Dineen writes for Laced with Grace and various other fiction online magazines and newsletters. She’s also won several prestigious awards for her fiction, and her devotional writing has been featured in Our Journey and Christian Women Online Magazine.

Married for 23 years to a guy who keeps her young, she lives in the Bay Area with her husband, two precious daughters, and their dog Shasta, who no doubt is an angel in disguise.


Week after week, they sit in church . . . alone. They are the spiritually mismatched, those who are committed to a spouse who does not share their faith. Feeling abandoned by their spouse and forgotten by their church, they live out their faith in survival mode, guarding the spiritual flame yet never feeling free to share it. But God wants them to thrive—not just survive.

Winning Him Without Words presents 10 Christ centered keys to thriving in a spiritual mismatch. Readers are encouraged to commit to Christian community, to release their spouse to God’s capable hands, to find peace in their relationships with Christ and with their spouse, to continue their pursuit of a growing faith and to love their spouse with fresh enthusiasm. God wants every marriage to exude peace and love, and Winning Him Without Words empowers readers to create that environment in their homes and thrive as God works.

Watch their book video:

If you would like to read a sample chapter of Winning Him Without Words, go HERE.

Rel here:~ I gave this book to a friend of mine who now finds herself in a spiritually unequal marriage following her commitment to Christ. She has kindly reviewed this book for me ~ thanks, Jodie :)

Jodie's take:~

The title of the book had me hooked. I have been trying to live 1 Peter 3:1 for quite some time and I was eager to hear how others read this scripture.

Lynn and Dineen spoke words of confirmation to me. Their book clearly explains how we (unequally yoked) wives are to live a life for Christ as a witness to our husbands and children.

Yes, I have done all the dumb things expressed in the beginning chapters and unfortunately accomplished the same results. I now can attest to the “changing me, changing my husband” philosophy. It works. I can remember when God told me that He would change my husband but I had to change myself first (ouch).

Winning Him Without Words truthfully describes the frustrations encountered in an unequally yoked marriage as well as offering advise that is doable...difficult, but doable. Like admitting that I am not God and it is His job to bring my husband to Him (really! He can do that?). Daily offering control of my husband’s conversion over to Him (I can feel the anxiety build). Not believing that the grass is greener on the other side (although it looks very lush).

Yep, the change starts with me. How else is my husband to see the unconditional love of Christ if he cannot experience it firsthand? So, with my full armour on, I stand ready in my shoes of peace for God to lead the way.


Dineen A. Miller said...

Rel, thank you so much for sharing our book and for sharing it with your friend.

Jodi, I just LOVED reading your words! That last paragraph is POWERFUL! You are so right...how else will they see? Thank you so much for reading our book and reviewing. I consider it an honor. Hugs to you!

Nicole said...

Courageous words and efforts, Jodie. Great review.

I'm sure Dineen and Lynn have written a book for the ages. So necessary for so many.

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