Monday, June 14, 2010


Here's a little about the book I'm giving away. I have a review posted at

if you want to check out what I thought about the book.
About the Book:
In this modern-day twist on C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed, you’ll read an account of a young woman who walked through the valley of the shadow of death and found through the anguishing process that He alone is enough.

After battling cystic fibrosis for nineteen years, Amber’s lungs were scarred and damaged beyond repair, leaving her in dire need of a double lung transplant.

In Breathtaking, author Amber Nicole Metz takes the reader on her exhilarating journey through a series of gut-wrenchingly honest e-mails she wrote to hundreds across the nation during her illness. Amber’s steadfast faith in the sovereignty of God, even amidst adversity, will challenge you to breathe deeply and embrace life for His glory.

I wondered how Amber was doing after reading the book, so I got her email address and she wrote me this sweet note. Here are a few things she is up to right now.
"I've been married 7 months ago yesterday to my best friend, John, life has certainly changed quite a bit and does not afford me the opportunity to speak and travel as much as in the past. Due to this, I am unable to promote the book on my own as widely as before, but I am thankful for my marriage and the new opportunities I have to glorify Christ. My husband and I are currently settling into our marriage, and me into my position as a stay-at-home publicist and marketing assistant for WinePress. We are also praying about what the Lord would have for us ministry-wise, and plan on in the future not only writing but speaking together, as well.

I am now 24 yrs. old and doing extremely well physically-speaking. I will celebrate my 5 year double lung transplant anniversary on September 25th of this year. It’s crazy that 5 years have already passed! I feel so blessed! I didn’t even know my husband until over 2 years after my transplant, and had no idea that the Lord would allow me to experience so many blessings in these last 5 years."
If you want to win this book you need to be my follower and leave a comment with your email address in it. If you don't want to leave your email address on my blog send it to me at wandaelaine at gmail dot com.
Giveaway ends June 30, 2010
This is a very uplifting, encouraging,true life book that I received from WinePress Publishers.


Carmen said...

I have a friend who's daughter-in-law went through this, but her marriage failed. Am wondering if this would be an encouragement for her. Please enter me.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Prolucker said...

Nice review! I love stories like this, so very inspiring! --Lex

Mozi Esme said...


This looks like an inspiring story. I'd love to read it!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings:

Caroline said...

I have a young friend w/this disease. I'd love to win the book. thanks for the opportunity.

apple blossom said...

i'm a follower thanks. Would love to win
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Unknown said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. You did a great job on the review! I,too, would love to win this book.

Esther Miriam Lopez said...

I a, already a follower. Please enter me.

I love to read real life stories.

I just read Harmony Dust's Scars and Stiletto's- a great testimony of the Almighty God we serve and I hope I get to read this too :))


grannyvon said...

I would love to win this book I love to read but am constantly looking for something. Thanks

Joanne Schum said...


We may of chatted at Facebook. I had my double lung transplant almost 13 years ago!!

And I am hoping you will submit your story for the 2nd edition of Taking Flight: Inspirational Stories of Lung Transplantation

In the stories, if someone has written a book, you able to share the title of your book.. an easy, free way to advertise your book. The 1st edition sold 12,000 so far... still selling many.

Here is the site at FB you can read about submitting your story. Join the group and go to DISCUSSIONS to read the steps. The first deadline is August 1.!/group.php?gid=245756329913

Lung Transplantation: Taking Flight with New Life

Joanne Schum said...

I forgot...
I would adore to win your book. I collect lung transplant and transplant books, along with donor family stories.


Debbie F said...

Looks like a great read. Count me in! Thanks

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Unknown said...

Please enter me. I follow with google reader.

ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful testimony!! I'd love to read Amber's story.

I'm a follower.


apple blossom said...

sounds interesting.
ABreading4ufn [at] gmail [dot] com

Edna said...

I would like to win this book, it sounds great
I saw this on Carmen's blog

I am a follower


Melissa M. said...

Sounds good!
I just became a follower.

karenk said...

would enjoy reading this book...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Nancye said...

This sounds like a very inspirational book. I also live with a disability that has drastically changed my life, so I can relate somewhat. I would very much like to win this book.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Ooops! I forgot to include that I am a follower.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


And I am a follower!

Unknown said...

Would like to be entered for this book. Already a follower. Thank you.


Carmen sent me!

Trinity Rose said...