Monday, June 29, 2015
Happy Monday Blog – Welcome!!
I’m missed you guys! I was on the road all last week and had a book signing in Charlotte, NC at Park Roads Books store on Saturday. Those folks were just the best and we all had a great time. I’ve shared thoughts and photos of the event on both my Face Book pages: Margaret McBride and That Melvin Bray, also, on Twitter.
It seems like every book signing I do, no matter where, I am so totally blessed to get to experience some of the nicest, sweetest and kindest folks alive!! It was no different in Charlotte and at this event, we served an assortment of huge (no, really) cookies and we were set up at the front of the store along with a huge bouquet of colorful balloons swaying back and forth above in the AC air current. When you entered, you just couldn’t go past that cookie table without picking up a cookie!! The whole store was fragrant with the yummy smell of freshly baked cookies—Awesome!!
We sold a few books, made lots of new friends, got an invitation to come back (that’s always a good thing, seriously), but most of all, there was no doubt that there was also a special loving energy floating in the air, along with the balloons and the cookie aroma, from front to back of the bookstore. I call that “God’s Love”…what else could it be? I was happy in my heart and was well aware that it was because of Him—He may not have been there in “person”, but He sure was there in His holy spirit.
My book, That Melvin Bray, is all about Him. If you’ve read it, you know that, and if you haven’t, I hope you will read it and feel His wonderful love and power as you turn the pages. He loves us all so much that it’s just hard to believe sometimes.
Now when I say, “let’s talk about my book”, I’ll use the review below, to help describe my “spiritual thriller” for you…
Writer’s Digest Annual Author Book Reviews: 2014
“Author Margaret McBride treads some familiar ground with her Christian inspirational ‘That Melvin Bray’. There is a lot going on in this book; a lot that the Christian fiction reader will find of value here. Regular readers of Christian fiction will find a like-minded soul here, telling a story of faith and one’s ability to rise us up from less than ideal beginnings in a world where the dysfunctional family seems to be the new normal. This is a timely message and one that could be of significant service to many people.”
Here’s another quote about reading, with which I believe we’ll all agree:
“When reading, we don’t fall in love with the characters’ appearance. We fall in love with their words, their thoughts, and their hearts. We fall in love with their souls.”
I’d like to think this quote is also a good description of my book—as it is about many precious souls!!
In closing today, I’ll begin my next conversation: Person: Do you know any good books?
Me: Are you ready for this conversation?
God is Good! God is Great!!
I love you,
This week, let’s all forgive those who have hurt us and forgive ourselves so we can walk in victory… and “don’t forget for a moment that GOD is bigger and more powerful than the enemy.”—1 John 4:4