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Monday, February 17, 2014

The Prayer


The Prayer, a Love Story

by Jacqueline von Zwehl

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Do you Believe in Miracles?

 

Do you Believe in Eternal Love?

 

Do you Believe in Answered Prayers?

 

YOU WILL

 

The Prayer, A Love Story is the inspirational true story of one woman who discovers the secret to living a life filled with miracles, unconditional love and answered prayers.

 

The journey begins with a divine promise, continues with unforeseen life challenges, and eventually leads to Jerusalem. Inside the Old City, a prayer will unlock the key to a life of miracles. This journey is proof heaven is real and its gifts are available to you now. Whether you have stopped believing in God or not, God believes in you.

 

The journey holds a promise for everyone. No matter how much darkness exists in your life, it cannot diminish the flicker of even the tiniest light. That light will lead you to your destiny and it will change your life forever.
 
 
Excerpt:
Wedding Day
 
I often wonder about the idea of a miracle. Is it something you feel? Can you see it? Or is it some- thing you just know? Miracle is a very big word, perhaps best saved for big events like the birth of a baby or the first man walking on the moon.
 
As I ponder this thought, I’m surrounded by lovely, fresh-cut flowers. Isn’t the blossoming of these flowers a miracle? A tiny little seed in the ground, nurtured with rich soil, water, and light, grows to reveal its unique beauty. When we look at the seed, we can’t see the miracle. It’s only later, after its potential has been manifested, we realize what that seed carried all along. Isn’t that how we all are? On the journey of our destiny in this life, all of us start as seeds. Some of us are still in  the  ground, waiting  to  grow. Some  of us have sprouted a few leaves, and some of us have fully blossomed. Is the miracle the blossoming of the flower, or is the miracle knowing with certainty that everything is already in the seed? Yes, for me it always comes down to certainty. When all I can see is a seed in the ground, the miracle is certainty in my knowl- edge of what the seed is destined to become.
 
These were the thoughts I recorded in my journal on the morning of our wedding. I have heard that most brides wake up jittery and full of excitement, perhaps thinking about their hair and make-up, the excitement of the day ahead, and how the weather will hold up. I woke up and started writing.
 
‘What is a miracle? Today I will get married. I will marry the man who makes my heart sing and who was sent as the answer to my prayer. A man who calls me his miracle. Today is our seed, the first day of our journey as husband and wife.We don’t know how our seed will grow. We don’t know how many leaves will bloom or what its flower will look like. We don’t know what storms we’ll face. We do know with certainty that this seed is our destiny. It is our miracle.’
 
We were all ready. The driver took my hand and escorted me to my seat in the limo.
 
 


 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Jacqueline von Zwehl, is a faith based relationship expert. She holds a BFA from New York University and a MBA from Pennsylvania State University. Jacqueline travels the country as a motivational speaker encouraging singles on the path to finding their soul mates. She has appeared on Nite Line, The Harvest Show, EWTN, TCT TV, Victory TV, CatholicTV, Telecare, Changing Lives, CatholicLife, That's the Spirit, The Church, The Cardinal and You, NPR, and more. Jacqueline lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her husband Christopher, their two daughters and dog. The Prayer, A Love Story is her debut book. Jacqueline von Zwehl, is a faith based relationship expert. She holds a BFA from New York University and a MBA from Pennsylvania State University. Jacqueline travels the country as a motivational speaker encouraging singles on the path to finding their soul mates. She has appeared on Nite Line, The Harvest Show, EWTN, TCT TV, Victory TV, CatholicTV, Telecare, Changing Lives, CatholicLife, That's the Spirit, The Church, The Cardinal and You, NPR, and more. Jacqueline lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her husband Christopher, their two daughters and dog. The Prayer, A Love Story is her debut book.

 

Read Jacqueline's Blog at www.jackievonzwehl.com

 

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 Amazon Paperback

 

http://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Love-Story-Jacqueline-Zwehl/dp/1939819008/ref=la_B00DY9W62Y_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383163807&sr=1-1

 
Amazon Kindle

 
 
 
Readers Jacqueline is giving away one $50 gift certificate from either Amazon/B&N to one lucky person. Two other luck people will win a $25 gift certificate. Here's the rafflecopter link for you to use.
 
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e43471

You can find her schedule at http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/12/virtual-book-tour-prayer-by-jacqueline.html

9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Elise-Maria Barton said...

This sounds like a beautiful read. Thanks for sharing.
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Rita said...

Sounds like a good book.

Wendles said...

Sounds like quite an uplifting lift - the journeys of life, the self discoveries to be made, regardless of beliefs. A book of hope, lovely x Thanks for posting :-)

Kimberly Mayberry said...

Wow! What an inspirational story! I love the cover, it is so beautiful!
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patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about your book. Thanks for sharing it.

Jacqueline Von Zwehl said...

Thanks for hosting and for all the great comments. Look forward to hearing your feedback on the book.

bn100 said...

Nice wedding day excerpt

Mary Preston said...

It is a lovely excerpt.