Look closer...closer...is that really you? Bet you never knew you looked that good. But what's even better is how God looks when you get that close. So why not take advantage of the many opportunities. After all, it's just a matter of opening your eyes and seeing God in your circumstances. In the funny stuff. Even in the not-so-funny stuff. With her wacky humor and outrageous stories, Chondra helps you see how God is always beckoning you a little closer - eye to eye, heart to heart. So brace yourself for more laughs than you ever thought could be packed into one book. And get ready to see yourself in God's eyeballs. He's closer than you think!
What would it be like to get so close to God that we could see ourselves in his eyeballs? Not because we want to look at ourselves, but because we want to be that close to him--to the mysterious, wonderful, invisible God who reveals himself even in temptations, trials, and dangers. Can you see God when your husband gets a speeding ticket? What about when your daughter wrecks her grandfathers truck? Is he watching while you drive down the road in a Chevette held together by wire coat hangers? With her usual sense of southern humor, Chonda Pierce invites us to open our eyes and our sense of humor as she teaches us how to catch God at work, especially in the most unlikely places. Like the time she got her ears pierced--contrary to the advice of her mother. She walked out of the jewelry store, saw two nuns, took them as a sign from God, and never wore pierced earrings again. Chonda the comedian has touched thousands of women around the country, from stage or on video. "To see or hear her is to love her," is the unanimous response. But in her writing, Chonda brings a whole new depth of insight into her humor--humor that enables readers to dispel all gloom and experience the joy of the closeness of God in their everyday lives.
Chonda Pierce is a speaker, comedian, author, singer, preachers daughter, wife, and mother of two. She is author of Its Always Darkest Before the Fun Comes Up and I Can See Myself in His Eyeballs, and she has performed on more than a dozen recordings. Chonda lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her husband and two children. Visit her website at www.chonda.org.
Is it possible to see ourselves, our hardships and our heartaches in the light
of God's sovereign love? Author and comedienne Pierce (It's Always Darkest
Before the Fun Comes Up and Chonda Pierce on Her Soapbox) finds novel ways to
ask these questions as she shares the humorous foibles of life. Although
Pierce's extensive travel schedule flavors her comedic repertoire with the
exotic and the sensational, it's her hometown, small-church spin on life's
happenings that brings home the spiritual relevancy. Among Pierce's 29 short
drawn-from-life stories, the best pieces both for comedic value and their
spiritual lessons are those involving her mother. At one of Pierce's speaking
engagements in Buffalo, N.Y., "Momma" livened up the crowd by innocently
complimenting the audience on their gorgeous city. But, Momma continued,
Buffalo natives had become so used to weather extremes that they had long ago
lost all dread of hell. Pierce lives and breathes to see everyday experiences
through the perspective God intends. Using her finely tuned sense of humor, she
exercises perceptive discretion as she describes the spiritual struggles faced
by young and old. Pierce's tales of woe always end with a joyful exclamation of
God's triumphant provision, transcendent of time and circumstance. Her many
fans will enjoy this quirky balance of faith and fun. (Apr.) Copyright 2001
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