Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Essence of Joy by Lynn U. Watson

Posted March 9, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway / 28 Comments

about the book

It’s Christmas in March!

The scents of Christmas invite our imaginations into the holiday season. What emotions flood your heart when the holiday aromas waft your way? Did you know:

• Many favorite holiday scents like cinnamon, citrus, and cinnamon are found in the Bible?
• There is a rich heart connection attached to many of the plant essences found in Scripture?
• Myrrh is such an important essence, we can follow its trail from Genesis to Revelation with many significant stops along the way?
• Women of the Bible have personal encounters with God bringing aromas of His love and joy into their lives?
• Palm branches are an important part of Biblical celebrations beginning in Genesis and ending in the ultimate beach party around the Crystal Sea? (Christmas at the beach, anyone?)

In The Essence of Joy you’ll meet women of the Bible and contemporary women like you and me who will encourage you to discover the refreshing essence of a life lived in the presence of Jesus. Let JOY fill your heart with the aromas of His nativity.

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about the author

Lynn Watson combines many years’ experience in women’s ministry, love of essential oils, and her passion for God’s word to bring her readers freshly inspired encouragement for their walk with Jesus. Her devotional, The Essence of Courage, was recognized as a ‘must read’ by regional publishing industry leaders. Married since 1973, Lynn and Steve have filled their Bartlett, Tennessee home with handmade treasures and lots of love for family, especially their five beautiful (of course) grandchildren. Aromas of freshly baked bread often fill Lynn’s kitchen. Jasmine, her tuxedo kitty, enjoys sleeping in Lynn’s lap while she writes.

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To celebrate her tour, Lynn is giving away a grand prize of a “Choose Joy” hand made necklace, a “Cups of Joy” (adult coloring book) + set of 24 prismacolor colored pencils, a “Choose Joy Today” stamped silver-plated teaspoon,
flower Seeds, raspberry tea (it’s in the Cinnamah-Brosia story in the “Mint/Giving” section), a “Choose Joy” tote bag, and a signed copy of “The Essence of Joy”!!

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This giveaway is hosted by Celebrate Lit, not RimSP
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What about you? What’s your favorite scent of Christmas?

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28 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Essence of Joy by Lynn U. Watson

  1. Kay Garrett

    My favorite scents of Christmas has to be cinnamon, spiced cider heating and cookies baking in the oven.

    Thanks for the spotlight on “The Essence of Joy” by Lynn U. Watson and for being part of the book tour.

    • Cinnamon is a big one in both of the devotional books! I love it, too, and God included it in the recipes for both the anointing oil and the holy incense. He must love it, too! The aroma of cookies baking is pretty exciting. Thank you for commenting, Kay.

  2. Jan Hall

    There are so many wonderful scents of Christmas. Baking, fudge, the tree, and more.
    What a great reminder that I need to choose joy each day. What I look for I will find.

  3. Audrey Stewart

    I am so excited to read this book. I loved the Essence of Courage. This is on must read list.

    • Hi Audrey, I love to hear when someone has loved one of the books and is especially excited for the next one. Thank you for that blessing! And thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  4. Dianne Casey

    Pine is my favorite scent for Christmas. I always burn pine candles in the Fall and Winter.

    • Pine and other evergreen aromas transport me back in time to choosing our Christmas tree with the family. Sadly, we’ve moved on to the artificial kind. Thank you, Dianne, for commenting.

  5. Vivian Furbay

    Nice prize package! The scent I remember from Christmas as a kid was my Mom’s pumpkin and mincemeat pies.

  6. Elicia P

    Hmm, a scent I remember is cinnamon the one you smell when walking into JoAnn’s. I actually dislike it with a passion.

    • Elicia, scents are sure like that. Some leave us wishing we could just plug our noses right up and not have to smell it ever again. I hope you have some favorite ones, too. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Natalya, looks like these are favs for many of us. So many great choices. I’ve loved reading what everyone posted. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

    • Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your fav holiday scent. Orange is wonderful. Many of us remember getting them in the toe of our stockings on Christmas morning.

  7. Penny Mooney

    Lynn, I am so glad to meet you. I love essential oils too. So many of them remind me of scriptures I’ve read. Thank you for writing about them and the grace that they can give each of us.

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