Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Advent Devotional for Essential Oil Lovers!

"A Must Read! In The Essence of Joy, Lynn Watson intertwines Scripture with the uses of oils and spices mentioned in the Bible. I was left with a feeling of wonder, a new way of looking at God's word. The book is educational, entertaining, and uplifting. There's history, fun-facts, even recipes. The author brings devotionals to a new level, giving biblical insight to the problems modern women encounter today. The Essence of Joy is perfect for both bible study groups and those who are just starting out on their spiritual journey." ---Jeri McBryde, Eight-Time Contributing Author to Chicken Soup for the Soul

Welcome to The Essence of Joy by Lynn Watson Book & Notepad Giveaway!

Today's post is part of an amazing Blog Tour to celebrate and promote Lynn Watson's latest devotional, The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus' Nativity. As a lover of essential oils, I was immediately keen to be part of this - and you are going to love it.

Did you know...?

  • Many holiday scents like cinnamon, citrus, and cinnamon are found in the Bible?
  • That there is a rich heart connection attached to many of the plant essences found in Scripture?
  • That Myrrh is such an important essence we can follow its trail from Genesis to Revelation with many significant stops along the way?

This is what I really loved about Lynn's book - seeing how oils were used by the people of God throughout His Word. From Genesis, to the Temple, to the Cross - essential oils have always been part of the daily life of people, from ordinary moments to the extraordinary. 

I also loved how in each chapter, Lynn corresponded an oil with a characteristic of the Christian's life, that is, our relationship with God. For example, Lynn coupled the strength of the cederwood tree with Jesus' strength and shelter for us. She also coupled mint with giving, palm with celebration, rose with love, - and many more.

Beautiful Lives of Women

The depth of Lynn's devotional comes with intertwining the lives of women in the Bible and the experiences of God they had. Whether it is experiencing God's love, or His security, or His strength - Lynn works each of these characteristics in with the scent of the chapter and the characteristic that is coupled with it.

In a Stable a Baby Lay...

As an advent devotional, all the stories and information and inspiration through the essential oils, it all comes down to the birth, life, and death of Jesus Christ. And, of course, His resurrection. The focus of all of Lynn's work is in Jesus. Her heart for Christ and loving His people shines through.


Lynn is going to give away a paperback copy of The Essence of Joy as well as a set of notecards. To be in to win, please leave a comment below, come back Monday for me to let you know the winner. Good luck!

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