Interview and Giveaway with Marriott Cole!

I am honored to have Marriott Cole as my guest. She will be giving away a copy of her new book Grace, Miracles and Chocolate to one lucky winner! I haven’t yet read this book, but it sounds like a must-have for your Christmas reading list. Following is the blurb:

Marriott Cole knows that sometimes it is difficult to trust God, especially during the most challenging moments. In her memoir, Grace, Miracles, and Chocolate, Cole chronicles a life with more than  its share of difficulties while demonstrating how she overcame tragedy through the miracle of prayer, laughter, and the grace of God’s love.

cover gmc-page-001Cole shares poignant anecdotes with accompanying Scripture, tracing her life journey beginning with the details of her first conversation with her birth mother. Despite the horrifying details of her conception, Cole describes how she was eventually led to forgiveness and to accept a second family into her heart. As she retraces her complex life and reveals her unique problem solving strategies, Cole details how she learned to rely on not only her faith, but also her inner strength as she bravely faced widowhood and the terrifying thought of raising seven children on her own,.

Grace, Miracles and Chocolate challenges spiritual seekers everywhere to either develop or rekindle a relationship with Jesus Christ and to always remember that He is with us–no matter what comes our way in life.

“This is an amazing story of God’s faithfulness, love and incredible miracles in the life of His faithful child. …Marriott is a real woman with real heartaches and triumphs. Her life story will touch many, many hearts…” Amy McGuire, author of The Heart’s Discovery

And now, let’s learn a bit about Marriott…

Hello Marriott! Thank you for being my guest. Please share with my readers the inspiration behind your book:  So many people told me that I “ought to write a book” so I wrote Chapter 1 and had it published about twenty-eight years ago; Chapter 31 was written and published twenty years ago; the rest of the book are true miracles and humorous events that have happened in between and since then, along with the tragic death of my son. I wanted other people to realize that when they face tragedies, they can get through them with God’s help and the comfort afforded us through our faith in eternal life through Jesus.

nancy's portrait 007That’s one of the things I admire most about you Marriott – your strong faith in our Lord. You are such an inspiration and testimony of God’s faithfulness.  Speaking of the Lord, do you have a favorite book of the Bible? Proverbs is my favorite book. When it is the first of the month, I read Proverbs 1, the second day, Proverbs 2, and so on. I feel that I have become a wiser Christian and  have more of an ability to do the right thing based on the wisdom I have garnered from Proverbs, which was mostly written by the wisest man in the world, King Solomon, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

I love the idea of reading Proverbs throughout the month! It truly is a great book and so full of wisdom. Do you have a favorite Scripture verse? John 1:1 because it is through this verse I learned that Jesus is God in the flesh; He sacrificed Himself so that we  wouldn’t have to suffer eternal death for our sins. He took our punishment, as horrible as it was, upon Himself! I love Him so much because of it!

I agree and share your great love for our Savior.  I’m going to switch topics now and ask one of my favorite questions: What charity you would found if you were suddenly given one million dollars?

My heart’s passion is for evangelism in hard-to-reach countries. Since indiginous missionaries already know the native language, they can readily deliver the gospel to those who haven’t heard as long as they are able to have their daily needs met, which are minimal compared to the needs of foreign missionaries. Since Christian Aid Mission does just that, I would write them a million dollar check instead of reinventing the wheel!

I love your answer! So many have not yet heard of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. And lastly, Marriott, where readers can find you on the web?

My blog is www.marriottcole.com. You can also read a preview of Grace, Miracles, and Chocolate here and here  and wherever books are sold.

Than you for being my guest, Marriott. It was an honor to have you here!

And now, readers, here’s your chance to win   all you have to do is leave an encouraging comment for Marriott. A winner will be chosen at random. Sorry this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you are a subscriber to this blog, you will receive two entries.  The contest ends on January 10, 2013.

**Stay tuned for the announcement of several winners of some past giveaways after Christmas. Until then, have a blessed and wonderful Christmas season!

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23 thoughts on “Interview and Giveaway with Marriott Cole!

  1. Pingback: Interview and Giveaway with Marriott Cole! | ChristianBookBarn.com

  2. I’d really love to read this. I also lost a son and it takes a lot of faith to get through. I’d really enjoy this book of encouragement. God is always with us no matter what happens.

  3. Wow! to start! loved reading about you and your book! I hope I’m getting a tablet for Christmas and if I do this is the first book I will look for. If not I’ll go to the store! have a very MERRY CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTMAS!!!!
    Glenda Kremer

  4. Penny and Marriott, I enjoyed the interview. Marriott, I am so sorry that you lost your son. Your book sounds like it could be very encouraging in difficult times. Thank for the opportunity to win.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. This book sounds amazing! I love reading stories that have a true meaning! I am sorry to hear about your son and pray that God continues to keep you strong!

    • Thanks so much for your encouraging words; my other children and I miss my son Stephen very frequently. But God is faithful, and because of Him and His sacrifice for us, we have hope for the future. That makes all the difference in the world. Blessings to you, Marriott Cole

  6. This sounds like a book that would be very encouraging, we all need encouragement, even if we don’t suffer major tragedies. Thank you for sharing your life and how God has been there with his miracles for you, overcoming the challenges life has given you. We can all learn from the testimonies of others.

  7. I was talking with a group of ladies, one had read the book and was now sharing it with her costumers at her beauty salon. She said she couldn’t put the book down! I haven’t read it yet, but I would love to.

  8. Wow! I am very blessed that Grace, Miracles, and Chocolate is making the rounds; hopefully readers are finding it encouraging and inspiring in their walk with the Lord! You made my day! In Him, Marriott Cole

    • Thank you Joeym11. Even though the contest is over, you can still choose to buy a paperback or e-book version of Grace, Miracles, and Chocolate at bookstore.inspiringvoices.com/Products/SKU-000526398/Grace-Miracles-and-Chocolate.aspx or wherever books are sold. I am so glad that God strengthened you in your rough times. Love in Jesus, Marriott Cole

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