“Seek” Giveaway with Donna Jones

Hi gang–

I fly out this week to Charlotte, NC for our Proverbs 31 She Speaks writers and speakers conference so I’ve asked my friend Donna to join us with a peek at her new book and a giveaway!

Donna Jones is a nationally sought after speaker, pastor’s wife, ministry leader and author who speaks, leads, and writes with a deep desire to move every woman one step closer to Christ. “I am passionate about encouraging and equipping women to know, love and obey Christ in their real, everyday lives. I want to know, love and obey God this way myself.”

Donna brings over 20 years of ministry experience in both church and para-church ministries, and insight from teaching the Bible weekly at her home church, in addition to speaking for over 30 conferences, retreats and events each year.

She joined such notable speakers as Kay Arthur and Stormie O’Martian on Zondervan’s best-selling “Surrendering to Christ” small group DVD series and has been a guest on television shows such as Good Day Dallas and At Home Live!, as well as numerous radios shows, including HomeWord and the USA radio network.  Donna has also been interviewed in Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Parents magazines.

She is the author of two books; Taming Your Family Zoo: 6 Weeks to Raising a Well-Mannered Child, and is particularly excited about her latest book, SEEK: A Woman’s Guide to Meeting God, which was just released on July 15th. You can connect with Donna at www.seekmeetinggod.com, where you’ll find free helpful ministry tools and answers to your toughest questions or at www.donnajones.org.

Donna has served in ministry alongside her husband, JP, in churches of all sizes.  Together they planted their home church, Crossline Community, seven years ago with eight couples.  Crossline is now home to over 2500 members, including 1200 people who’ve made first time decisions for Christ.

A southern California girl, she is wife to JP, and mom to Taylor, Kylie and Ashton.  She loves a clean house, a good cup of coffee and really cute shoes.  In a perfect world she would keep her garage clean enough to park in.


The Christian market overflows with books and Bible Studies for well-seasoned believers, but what about the woman who longs to know God but has never opened a Bible in her life?  Or what about the new believer, or the gal who simply wants to understand the basics of her faith?

Where do these woman start? 

SEEK was written specifically for the woman who doesn’t know Jacob from Job, and explains Biblical essentials such as “Who is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit?”, “What does it mean to be a Christian?” and “Questions about the Bible” in language every woman will relate to and understand.

SEEK bridges the gap between what women don’t know about God and what they wish they did.

SEEK was written for one primary reason: Every woman should have the chance to meet God if she wants to.

 Okay– now for the giveaway:

Donna is giving away three prize packages. Each contains a copy of Seek, a journal and a $5 Starbucks gift card.

To be entered, leave a comment about when you first began to seek God. Or, if that isn’t something you have done yet, what are your thoughts about seeking God?

Winner announced Monday.


  1. I started seeking God when i was 19. Within the last few years i must say i’ve gotten a deeper revelation of His word.

  2. I was blessed to grow up going to church. I was highly involved in youth group activities and church choir, however I did not truly start to study the Bible until I got to college, that is when I truly began seeking a personal relationship with the Lord. My Resident Assistant had a vibrant faith and she held my hand, so to speak, and helped answer my questions and grow in my prayer life as I began to come to know Jesus personally.

  3. I began to seek out God, when he sought me out when I was 12. I was extremely sad and crying one night and he clearly told me not to cry that my heavenly father loved me and would be there for me whenever I needed him. I will never forget that night!

  4. I’ve always believed in God, knew that Jesus sacrificed for me and went to church on occasion. In college, I tried to get more involved but I guess my heart just wasn’t really in it. About the time I met my now husband is when I really started to begin to seek Him out. When I became a Mom, I wanted to be the best mom I could and knew that through Jesus I could. I’d love to become even closer to Him. I’m putting this book on my wish list right now. Thank you for the chance to win.

  5. I started to really seek God after my 15-year-old son died. I had been saved for 12 years already but was skating along, not in the word, getting but not giving out to others. I was still full of fears and anxiety but when he died (he lead a 17 year old to the Lord the day he died in a drowning accident), God met me in a sovereign way and He captured my heart. My life changed. I began to seek after Him with my whole heart. He still meets me every day and I love Him more and more. Blessings on your ministry here!!

  6. I think it was when I was in about fifth grade that I really began seeking. Several life circumstances led me to thinking more about the eternal. And praise God for how He was drawing me to Him!

  7. I have always believed I was a Christian. However as an adult, I have done a very poor job of living a Christian life…meaning I have not been looking to god for guidance, making him the center of my life, and seeking him in all that I do. My goal is to actively seek Him, and in turn to live an intentional Christ-centered life as I grow in my marriage and hopefully start a family of my own!

  8. God has blessed me to be born in a Christian home. Though my dad didn’t come to know the Lord till I was in high school, my mom, grandma and aunt were my spiritual mentors. My sisters and I grew up seeking God everyday in our family devotional and personal prayers. However, I was 12 yrs.old when I attended a summer camp where God’s message opened my spiritual eyes on making the Gospel story mine. From then on, my life has never been the same. I had my ups and downs and still facing challenges/trials but knowing that I’m in my Father’s hand and that He wants what is best for me… that just makes me desire to seek Him more and more each day.

  9. I have been a Christian for about 21 yrs, I did not start actively seeking and nourishing a relationship with my Savior until about 8-9 yrs ago….Now I cherish the time I spend with Him.

  10. I began to seek God as a child, but I am working as an adult to seek him daily and not as a convenience.

  11. Very blessed to be brought up in a godly home with a praying grandma who was peace in the midst of eventual marital tumult. However, I started really seeking God when I was five months pregnant with twin girls. Doubly blessed at the good news…doubly devastated when I lost the twins. My greatest question was what kind of a God would allow such agony? Just as He promises, I found God when I sought Him. Through such loss, I experienced the gain that can be found in Christ alone. So very thankful!

  12. I started “seeking” God when my daughter was born. I wanted her to know Him and I needed to know Him. I have been playing “hide & seek” for the last 19 years. Some days are better than others for me, but I know God is always there.

  13. I first began seeking God as a shy, anxious high school student. But its been a journey to bring Him closer and truly live with him as Lord of my life.

  14. I began to seek God in my teens, did some drifting and came back as an adult. It is my daily prayer to seek Him with my whole heart everyday.

  15. I became a Christian at 14. But I didn’t really get serious about studying and learning all I could until my hubby started seminary (I was 28 then). There’s something about being in Bible college with all these other deep followers of Christ that scares you into learning about Jesus.
    It may sound shallow…but that’s how I got serious!

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