Guiltless Living Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  April 7, 2014
Guiltless Living: Confessions of a Serial Sinner Captured by the Grace of God Book Cover Guiltless Living: Confessions of a Serial Sinner Captured by the Grace of God
Ginger Hubbard
Shepherd Press
February 28, 2014
Paperback
120

Through captivating stories, edgy humor, and shocking confessions, Ginger Hubbard drops the act and gets real in this brutally honest look at the seldom admitted, rarely talked about sins of the heart. Removing her “good Christian” mask, Ginger opens the dark chapters of her heart in order to share about the glorious grace of God toward repentant sinners. Get ready to laugh. Get ready to cry. Get ready for a deeper, more authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. This is what real Christianity is all about.

Includes a Seven-Week Bible Study ideal for small groups.

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Guiltless Living: Confessions of a Serial Sinner Captured by the Grace of God by Ginger Hubbard (Shepherd Press, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“In the book, Guiltless Living, the author shows us through different experiences the way that we should act regarding our Christian walk and basically how God would want us to respond to life’s difficulties. We are called to help our fellow neighbors even if that means our comfort takes a back seat to the situation. The first chapter in the book describes a situation where the author definitely felt that she was placed out in the middle of nowhere and she shares her struggles with that. She was funny, but ever so steady to point out to me where God needed to be inserted into the situation and taught her how it should of been handled… I loved this book.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson (asimplelifereally.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I definitely am glad I had the chance to read this. Guiltless Living is possible through Jesus shed blood that covers it all! Ginger Hubbard portrays this in a fabulous way!”
Reviewer: Heidi Smith (iaminthefishbowl.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“The author’s storytelling skills make this book fun to read. Her teaching ability creates a painless path for readers to apply the truth of God’s Word to our lives. Her wit and wisdom makes these truths simple for us to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, and highly recommend this for both personal Bible study or a women’s Bible study group.”
Reviewer: Beverly Terry (beverlylynnt.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Frankly I found this author to be quite encouraging. Loved her deep love for the truth of the Word and how she brings it so alive. Always enjoy discovering new authors, and this one is a keeper!”
Reviewer: Ann Beaulieu (annlbeaulieu.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Ginger Hubbard really makes you dig deep and think about yourself as you read this book. Every personal illustration she gives makes you squirm and think “is this me”?”… This is a very good book, I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: MayAnn Bell (proverb31titus2godlybookreviews.blogspot.ca)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will make for lively discussion in a women’s bible study or women’s small group. Ginger has a fantastic sense of humor that women of all ages will “get!” With the Bible Study questions at the back of the book I can easily see an enjoyable 7-week study coming from this.”
Reviewer: Catherine Daugherty (praycookblog.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

Guiltless Living is an encouraging note to help the exasperated mom move on with her Christian life… This is an easy book to read (at only 100 or so pages) and would be the great backbone of a small group setting.”
Reviewer: Dianna Gardenhour (savingsinseconds.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

Guiltless Living by Ginger Hubbard is probably one of the best devotional books I have ever read.”
Reviewer: Michelle Green (myythmaker.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“It definitely gave me something to think about. The end of the book includes a Bible Study Guide for each chapter. I found this book to be worth the read without the preachy sermon. I recommend this book to all who wish a better understanding of what everyday sinning entails.”
Reviewer: Edythe Hamilton (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall I did like this book. The author is sure to let you know that you are not alone in acting in these ways and helps us see we are in this together as children of God who Christ saved despite our behavior. It is encouraging and helpful.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley (refreshmysoulblog.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would highly recommend this book. We all need reminders that we are not the only ones who struggle with sin.”
Reviewer: Wesley Rexrode (wesleyrexrode.wordpress.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Each chapter starts with our author’s own struggle and experience with each sin in a very humorous way. She exposes the sin in a very real way but also exposes how Jesus dealt with our hearts in response. The question becomes what is our response to who Jesus is and how we live in light of the Gospel.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book would be a great gift for anyone teetering on the edge of giving up on church and their church life. No one is perfect starting out on this journey called life it is something we progress towards. Get ready to cry and laugh and rejoice that it’s not too late and help is on the way.”
Reviewer: Rosemary Swinehart (rmsdrummer.wordpress.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be a quick and easy read with a style both engaging and provoking. The book does include a study guide making this an excellent resource for individual and group Bible Study.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola (daysnthoughts.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I chose to rate this book “5 stars” because I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and some of her stories made me laugh while I was reading it. I encourage you to check out this book and highly recommend it to all Christians.”
Reviewer: Charolette Ragsdale (charoletteragsdale.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

Should you read this book? If you think you are a pretty good person, yes, study it to have your conscience reactivated. If you are overwhelmed in your struggle with sin, read it to be reminded of God’s grace and goodness.
Reviewer: Annie Kate Aarnoutse (anniekateshomeschoolreviews.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

I thought it good that this woman doesn’t laugh off ”normal” sins such as road rage, proud thoughts, etc. Instead she actually makes herself out to be the worst of sinners in each of those moments. Which is how each of us should view ourselves. Every time we sin, it is an enormous trespass against God’s law. This book has a good perspective on the depth of even the ‘little’ sins, balanced biblically with God’s grace and forgiveness to His children.
Reviewer: Marjolaine Belley (bellabiblio.blogspot.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

I would certainly recommend this book to those struggling under the weight of sin.  I think it would be especially helpful for women as they can likely relate to many of the personal examples that Hubbard provides.  I will likely add it to the book rack at our church.
Reviewer: Adam Blosser (onetruejoy.blogspot.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

“I was touched by Hubbard’s willingness to share personal stories that illustrate timeless Biblical truths, despite the fact that they revealed her own sinful behavior. Guiltless Living is a beautiful reminder that it is only through the cross that we can experience hope, because Christ has already paid our debts, and wrapped us in His Grace.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain (thenerdybookworm.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

Guiltless Living is witty, fast paced, personally straightforward and practical.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eichen (thehallowedpath.wordpress.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

This is a book that I devoured in one sitting (120 pages) but will find myself turning to again and again especially in the areas that are more of a struggle for me.
Reviewer: Marci Ferrell (thankful-homemaker.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

The honesty and humor of this book kept me engaged from beginning to end. An added bonus is that at the end of the book, each chapter has questions to be used in Bible studies.
Reviewer: Cheryl Frerichs
Rating: 5 Stars

I highly recommend Guiltless Living.  We all need to learn how we are sinners saved by grace.
Reviewer: Rani Grant (christsbridge.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I can’t wait to read another book by Hubbard.  She is a funny writer, and I enjoyed this book very much!  If you are looking for a funny, engaging read, this is the book for you.”
Reviewer: Jill Ivy (lucky4jill.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

I think this book may be helpful to many Christian women… I would like to go back and glean more truth as I know I need to grow in all of these areas.
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson (princapecos.blogspot.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

“I’m glad I ignored all of my preconceived ideas. I found some great nuggets of truth hidden behind the cover. While written from a woman’s perspective, there is much that anyone reader – male or female, teen or adult, single or married – can glean from these pages.”
Reviewer: Asa Veek (worldofasa.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is written with humor and candor and because of that you may be more open to see which areas may relate to your life and struggles, where repentance may be needed, where some work may need to be done. You can take a look at yourself without feeling judged by the author who is very honest about her own struggles.”
Reviewer: Mary Vidinich (whenqueen.blogspot.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

Ginger Hubbard uses humor and complete openness to reach her readers… I definitely recommend this book and like I said, would love to read more of her books in the future.
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert (thetalbertreport.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I enjoyed this book and think that it has some great applications to daily living in Christ.”
Reviewer: Sara Shoop (shoopettesbookreviews.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Guiltless Living: Confessions of a Serial Sinner Captured by the Grace of God by Ginger Hubbard is available at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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