Monday, August 11, 2008

Beyond Me

I'm pleased to welcome friend and prolific author Kathi Macias as our special guest judge this week.

Kathi Macias, popular speaker and prolific author, is an Angel-award winning writer who has published twenty-one books and hundreds of articles. Whether keyboarding her latest book, keynoting a conference, or riding on the back of her husband's Harley, Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias is a lady on a mission to communicate God’s vision. Her insightful words—filled with passion, humor and soul nourishment—can be found weekly in both English and Spanish in the devotional section of, and her newest book, BEYOND ME: Living a You-First Life in a Me-First World, is available online and in bookstores everywhere. To book Kathi for your next event, email For more information, visit

From the Back Cover:

See Past Yourself. Come face-to-face with the cause of Christ.

Just as you peer into a mirror and see your reflection, author Kathi Macias in Beyond Me invites you to delve into Scripture and come face-to-face with the power of God's word as He reveals to you the image of a true disciple. If you are dissatisfied with your present spiritual condition, Beyond Me will help you understand the calling, the costs, and the benefits of true discipleship. As you read the powerful stories and embrace the practical insights on how to model a life focused on God and others, you will begin to reflect the image of a true disciple - one who seeks an intimate relationship with the Lord and His people, and one who serves Him and others with your whole heart. Those around you will see the reflection of Christ.

What others are saying:

Kathi Macias’s Beyond Me gently reaches out to readers and says, ‘There is more for you in the Christian life.’ No matter where we are on the spiritual pathway, she warmly encourages us to keep moving forward. Her section on the parable of the Prodigal Son, for example, contains some of the most insightful writing I’ve read in a long time.

“With any book by Kathi Macias, I read along, nod, and agree with what she writes. Without warning, she hits me with an insight or an observation. I pause, I smile and say, ‘I hadn't thought of that before.’ I don't have that kind of reaction from many books, and Macias's little nuggets make the book worth reading.”
—Cecil Murphey, co-author of 90 Minutes in Heaven and more than 100 other books.

Now for the contest.

In 250 words or less, tell us "What Makes a 'Beyond-Me' Christian?"
Submit your entries to me at tracyruckman[at]gmail[dot]com by Friday, midnight, for your chance to win an autographed copy of Kathi's book.

And feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

1 comment:

Tamela said...

What an exciting contest! I hope you get lots of inspiring entries. I'd give entering a hand myself, except I already have a copy of this wonderful book!