Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 12/17/2}

Nov 7, 2022 | 1 comment

Book Details:

Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger

Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 5-8), 40 pages
Genre Picture Book/Early Reader
Publisher Elk Lake Publishing
Release date:   November 3, 2021
Format available for review:  print-softback (USA & Canada), PDF
Tour datesNov 7 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: G. My book is rated G because it has a Biblical world view. 

Book Description:

Have you ever had great big tingly goosebumps? Or tossed and turned too long on a sleepless night? Have you ever seen tall shadows dance in your doorway? Or found a RELAX-let-go peace deep inside? In Night of Mysterious Blessings, you’ll share in the adventures of a boy and his beloved dog. Enter this curious, oh-so-mysterious night, and be amazed at what you see in the morning’s light. Best of all, uncover the priceless key to worrying less and smiling more.

​So many books stress God is always with us. How fantastic for a book to proclaim the Scriptural truth that God is also within. It’s a lifelong gift for children to discover God makes his home inside them while their hearts are open to receive the mystery.

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Review By LAWonder10:

Night of Mysterious Blessings is a great bedtime story for children, yet it is also a great story at any time – day or night.

This is a comforting story for any believer of any religion to give to a child. Even if one is not a believer in a supreme power, it is a comforting story to ease a child’s nighttime fears.

I felt the rhythm of the rhyme was slightly off but only a couple of times. Otherwise, the writing was done very well and the message was perfect.

The watercolor illustrations by Courtney Smith were not my favorite type but they were done very well and the images were filled with a lot f expression. I did like the way the nighttime darkness faded into the brightness of daytime. It offered a good effect.

At the end of the book, there are discussion questions and a couple of craft ideas to enhance the main idea of the story.

I love the positive nature of the story.

I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.

*This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review

Guest Post:

Let Inspiration Rain

I take to the keyboard, rattling away, thinking I might be saying something important, worthwhile, or clever. For an hour or two, I work. Then I return after lunch to read words I would burn if I had a fireplace. Thank God for the key that’s marked delete. This scenario happens just often enough that when my ideas are significant or I earn a reader’s thoughtful smile, I know I’ve had help.

For centuries writers have spoken about their “muse”; Most creative people acknowledge that ideas sometimes seem to flow from a source beyond themselves. I like to think my muse is the Spirit, who, for some reason, graces me when I write. The more I humbly acknowledge my dependence on Divine inspiration, the more ideas flow.

I realize God can find a slew of writers to convey His message. Why He inspires me remains a mystery since others are more worthy. Perhaps it’s for the sake of my beloved audience. I know I’m more inspired and creative when, in my imagination, I converse with someone I care about who might benefit from my words. I’m looking into that person’s eyes and am fully present to them. What do they need to hear? What can I clarify?

I need my audience as much as they need me, and I believe if God stirs me to write, the ideas aren’t something I should keep to myself, even if sharing the message makes me feel vulnerable. The words I use to convey the point may differ, depending on the audience, but my writing always shares a part of myself.

So whether you need to create a novel, a painting, or a happy family, I hope you will stay in touch with your Muse, who often speaks from your heart. We can’t catch, command, or tame inspiration. For me, it’s more a matter of surrendering results and trusting the Spirit. I hope to get out of the way when I write, especially with my first draft.

I’m not claiming dictation. I wish! I once quipped on social media: “After the millionth rewrite, I humbly, devotedly ask my Muse: “Why didn’t you say that the first time?”. Writing is still work. Joyful work, but still work. I need to discipline myself to sit down, to keep trying to improve my skills, and to rewrite and rewrite as often as needed. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Writing keeps me humble, energized, and in love with life and God.

Dear followers of Lu Ann’s totally Rockin’ Reviews, I hope something I’ve shared will help you create a masterpiece. You are God’s masterpiece, and He wants you to own and share your gifts.

Meet the Author:

As a teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, Sally Metzger has helped young people discover God’s boundless love for them for over 20 years. She developed and taught a course in faith formation for university students, religion teachers, youth ministers, and parents, and she is the author of two children’s books, Night of Mysterious Blessings and Jesus, Were You Little?

​Sally has a Master of Theological Studies degree, focusing on pastoral care, and is active in chaplain ministry. Her message: It’s Raining Grace! And through God’s power, we can find and joyfully fulfill our purpose in life. Sally is married to her high school sweetheart, cherishes her children and grandchildren, and enjoys outdoor adventures and travel.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ BlogTwitter ~ Facebook ~ InstagramGoodreads 

The Tour Schedule :

Nov 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 9 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Nov 10 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 10 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Nov 15 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Nov 16 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 18 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review /giveaway
Nov 22 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / author interview
Nov 28 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 30 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Dec 5 – FUONLYKNEW – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 7 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 8 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 12 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review
Dec 13 – My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 15 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
Dec 16 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

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1 Comment
  1. Sally Metzger

    Lu Ann, I’m glad you appreciated the message of Night of Mysterious Blessings and felt it would comfort readers. The thought of soothing little one’s fears is gratifying. Thanks for your great review! Sally

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