Choose Love + Giveaway!

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I was thrilled when I was contacted to review Stormie Omartian’s new book Choose Love because she was one of the first Christian writers I ever read.

The title also caught my attention. As a Christian living in this 2014 world, I often think about love (or lack thereof).

To me, love is the most important “thing” to have, experience and give.

Choose Love is broken down into three choices:

1. Choose to Receive God’s Love for You:

Stormie writes, “Many people don’t really know God, so they don’t know His love. They know what good, bad, or erroneous things people have told them about God, but they don’t know Him. And I am talking about some of the many who believe in Him as well as those who doubt Him. Understanding God’s love for us is a never-ending quest that will not be full realized until we are with Him in heaven.”

2. Choose to Express Your Love for God:

“You express your love for God when you trust Him in all things. Thinking you don’t need Him except in an emergency or crisis does not please Him. You show love for God when you recognize your own weakness and dependence upon Him. It tells God that you don’t want to even try to make it through a day without Him.”

3. Choose to Love Others in a Way That Pleases God

“There is a price to pay for lovelessness, but the good news is that we don’t have to live this way. God can free us from all of that and keep our hearts filled with His love. But there is a choice we make. We choose to let our heart overflow with God’s love, we choose to express our love for Him, and in the process our heart of love overflows to others. This is seen in the way we talk to and act toward people, and it pleases them as well as God.”

In the King James Version of The Bible, the word “love” (not including its variations) is mentioned 314 times.

And one of the most famous, well-known verses is this:

John 3:16

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (NLT)

That’s love. And we, as disciples of the Lord, should learn to choose love over hate more often.


Would you like to win a copy of Choose Love? I have been given 3 copies for a giveaway. Just leave a comment below! A winner will be chosen at random. Sadly, this giveaway is for US residents only. Sorry international Divas!

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you!


(Parts of this article have been excerpted from Choose Love by Stormie Omartian. Used with permission).

FTC: I received Choose Love for review. All opinions are my own.

photo credit: Shereen M via photopin cc


  • Samantha Ford-Godette

    Book sounds awesome. God is love and he shows us agape love. Wouldn’t it be great if we all loved like that? I also love the three categories it is broken down into. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Joan M

    GOD is love???we know that but do we ” get it”?
    I have read and continue to re read Stormie’s books, Praying for your Husband, Praying for your Children and Praying for your Adult Children. Each one continues to minister to me!
    I have shared her books with others and I would share this book, if I won. Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Christie

    Choose Love sounds like a great book! I really liked some of the quotes from the book that were shared in this post. I’d love to have a copy! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  • Em

    Wow, this book sounds pretty pertinent to my current situations. Could definitely benefit from winning a copy. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to everyone else as well 🙂

  • Billy-Amy Jarvis

    Choose Love sounds like a great title for a book. In this crazy world, sometimes I need to be reminded oof God’s amazing love. Its a book I can’t wait to read.

  • Buffy Marie

    I don’t come from a loving family, one of my biggest struggles is knowing that God loves me. I turned to him 3 yrs ago, I have been reading the word just as long. When I read, I see what he hates. I identify with the sin and look at what we should get rid of but don’t know how, If Jesus is real and he died for me, then why isn’t my life better? I have a couple of Stormie’s books, and I like how real she is. I have so many questions.

  • Amber

    I really like your blog and the context you’ve used to share Christ’s message. I am set to launch a women’s new women’s social enterprise. HEAVENSENT is a new and innovative Christian inspired subscription shirt service that focuses on women.

    We feature a different women’s shelter each month in order to bring awareness to underserved women and children across the country. $3 per bag is donated to the featured women’s shelter of the month. December 2014, Month 1 we are featuring Rescue the Children | Fresno, CA.

    I would love to collaborate with you and do a giveaway for our first month (December) and have the winner receive the bag before Christmas. I was not able to send an email, as it bounced back. If you have an alternative email, I can send you photos, draft website and more information.