Everything by Mary DeMuth: Interview plus Giveaway

Welcome to Author Mary DeMuth

I’m chef wanna-be, a sometimes tri-athlete (note emphasis on sometimes), and a passionate follower of Jesus. I’m in love with my husband and kids and am zealous about writing and speaking. (I promised my family I wouldn’t talk about my nose ring.) But they’re pretty crazy too, as you can see below!
My deepest dream is to see stories—mine and others—change lives as they’ve changed mine.

Although I write both non-fiction and fiction, I’m especially fond of the latter because of the power of story. Stories saved me. From the parables of Jesus, to novels like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Book of the Dun Cow, stories swept me away into a world of hope and possibilities.

Links:
http://www.marydemuth.com
http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryDeMuth
https://twitter.com/MaryDeMuth

Interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would go to the past back to 2-3 years old so I could uncover a maddening, hidden memory.

What is one book everyone should read?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, although I think most kids read it in high school. Such a beautiful, timeless story.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Word Girl.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate cookie by Ben and Jerry’s.

One food you would never eat?
Splenda. I’m allergic.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It uncovers the age-old question, why can’t I change or grow?

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Set word count goals and meet them. Writing is a muscle that needs to be exercised. Write miles and miles of unpublished words.

Favorite Candy?
Oh dark chocolate, how you mock me with your yummy goodness. A temptress you are.

How do you react to a bad review?
I eat dark chocolate.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
I’d be the one on my website…free, flying, uncaged.

PC or Mac?
Mac

Favorite quote from a movie?
“We lived our lives in fear.” Strictly Ballroom, an indie classic from Australia

Everything

“I don’t write this book as a condemnation or as a sermon. The last thing I want to do is provide a ‘how to be the best Christian in ten easy steps’ guide. I pen these words as a fellow struggler who is learning that what we think about God matters, how we allow Him to reign in our hearts matters, and how we obey Him in the moment matters. It all matters. Everything.”

Author and speaker Mary DeMuth has been abused, foreclosed, abandoned, and betrayed. She has been pressed and drained till it was too much . . .

But it was just enough to bring her to a place of surrender, piece by precious piece. In that surrender, she found the freedom of giving everything to God. And through Scripture, community, and the work of the Holy Spirit, she gives it all over again, every day.

In this gentle and challenging book, DeMuth describes the process and the nuances that shape us to be more like Christ. Her words are clear, vulnerable, and thought provoking, and every chapter is infused with Scripture.

Most of all, DeMuth provides personal and practical evidence that there is no greater pursuit than Christ. We must surrender everything, but it does not compare to the Everything He is, the Everything He gives.

Giveaway Details
1 copy of Everything
Open to US & Canada
Ends 11/12/12

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