Friday, July 31, 2015

RAINDROPS FROM HEAVEN - Twila Belk - One Free Book

Welcome, Twila. Why did you write the featured book?
It’s a God thing. I was talking to the publisher about another issue, and during our conversation I mentioned the significance of rain to me and how God speaks to me through the rain. From that conversation Raindrops from Heaven was born.

Here’s a bit of backstory: Years ago, while in the midst of bleak circumstances, I stared out the window and noticed the parched landscape due to a long-lasting drought. In my spirit I sensed God telling me, “Twila, the rain is coming. The rain is coming, and it’s for you. Revel in the rain. Splash in the puddles. Delight in the deluge.” God gives me that message often. It’s one He wants to soak deep within my soul.  

I’ve come to realize that rain has many meanings in the spiritual sense. It’s something I can’t really explain, but it’s something my spirit understands. Rain has become symbolic to me of God’s goodness and greatness. He speaks to me through the rain and reassures me of His love. I’m reminded of His power, presence, and purpose.

This verse ties into the book really well: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth” (Hosea 6:3).

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
My hope is that the book will help readers get their thoughts on God. I’ve learned that whatever we focus on becomes magnified. If we spend too much time thinking about our circumstances, they become overwhelming to us and take over our lives. But if we turn our thoughts to God, He becomes magnified to us and we realize that He’s big enough for whatever we need. All that to say, I want the reader takeaway to be trust in a loving God who is powerful, purposeful, and present.

Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
Raindrops from Heaven is my heart in written form.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
My website is I’m also on Facebook at Twila Belk or on my author/speaker page, Twila Belk—The Gotta Tell Somebody Gal. You can find me on Pinterest as well. 

Thank you, Twila, for sharing this new book with us. I'm eager to receive my copy of the book, so I can dive into it. (Pun intended.)

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Raindrops from Heaven -
Raindrops From Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God's Power, Presence, and Purpose - Amazon
Raindrops From Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God's Power, Presence, and Purpose - Kindle

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rubynreba said...

Raindrops From Heaven is a beautiful title for a book. I like your comment that Raindrops From Heaven is your heart in written form.
Beth from IA

Twila Belk said...

I appreciate your comments, Beth. Both the book and the title are gifts from God. I see you're from Iowa. I am, too! :-)

Brenda Arrington said...

I love the title of the book. Must read the whole book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Twila Belk said...

Thanks for commenting, Brenda! My favorite thing to do is brag on God, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to write a 366-day devotional that allows me to shine the light on Him every day of the year.

Melanie Backus said...

What a wonderful title! Thank you for sharing this book with us.

Melanie Backus, TX

Twila Belk said...

Thanks, Melanie! I hope your life is drenched in "raindrops from heaven."

Melissa M. said...

This sounds like a helpful book--thanks for sharing!
-Melissa M. in TN

Twila Belk said...

Thanks for commenting, Melissa! My hope is that the book will help people get their eyes on God.

Library Lady said...

"Raindrops from Heaven" would be a wonderful addition to our Church Library.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

Edward Arrington said...

This sounds like a good book for my wife since it's from a woman's perspective. I would love to win it for her.
Edward A in VA

Connie said...

I love the title and the concept. Thanks for this giveaway.
Connie from KY

Twila Belk said...

Thanks for reading the interview and taking time to comment, Janet, Edward, and Connie. I'm really pleased with how the publisher packaged the book. It's beautiful inside and out, has a nice ribbon marker, and feels good in your hands. It makes a great gift for anyone. :-)

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your great giveaway!!
Conway, SC.

Twila Belk said...

Sharon, thanks for stopping by Lena's blog and entering her great giveaway. What a blessing to have Raindrops from Heaven featured here!

Deanne said...

What an interesting way this story came about !
I love the cover and title of Raindrops from Heaven and it would be a blessing to win it !

Deanne from Pennsylvania

Twila Belk said...

Yes, Deanne, it was a total God thing the way it came about. What a privilege to write a 366-day devotional about something so close to my heart. Thanks for your comments.

Anonymous said...

Glad to eet you Twila. I loved your telling us about your book. A beautiful title. Reminds me of as a child I loved to play out in the light rain. God sure must have sent the rain for us to enjoy as we ran around enjoying it. I like the way you came to writing the book. I would love to win it. Thanks lena for having Twila here. Maxie ( TX> ) > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Anonymous said...

Twila, you are new to me, but glad to meet you. I love the title of your book. reminds me of how I loved playing in the rain snt to us by GOD. Would love to win your book. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Twila Belk said...

Maxie, I'm glad to "meet" you here, too. Yes, there's something about the rain, isn't there? So many memories and so many reminders about God. :-) Thanks for leaving a comment.