Chasing Famous by Lisa Lloyd | Blog Tour and Spotlight on God Giveaway

Did you know you’re constantly, often unconsciously, auditioning for a part? Learn how to master these issues and turn the spotlight on God with the help of Lisa Lloyd’s new book, Chasing Famous. Chasing Famous is a redemptive book that teaches us how to take the focus off ourselves and shift it back on to the glory of God. Written by a professional actress who readily admits that she is the most self-centered person she knows, Chasing Famous provides practical and sometimes humorous examples of scriptural truth that will help you master the natural self-centered tendencies of life.

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{More about Chasing Famous}

Chasing Famous (New Hope, April 2017)

Have you ever considered your life as an audition?

Regardless of who or where we are, we are constantly, often unconsciously, auditioning for a part. Loving wife. Amazing employee. Crafting queen. Socialite. All we really want is to be loved, affirmed, and accepted. What if we could learn to live the life we have always been auditioning for without all the stress?

Chasing Famous is a redemptive book that teaches us how to take the focus off ourselves and shift it back on to the glory of God. Written by a professional actress who readily admits that she is the most self-centered person she knows, Chasing Famous provides practical and sometimes humorous examples of scriptural truth that will help you master the natural self-centered tendencies of life. Once you’ve mastered these issues, and you can, your story will turn the spotlight on God where, you’ll soon discover, what it means to truly live.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Lisa Lloyd

{More About Lisa Lloyd}

Lisa is a speaker, emcee, actor, and writer. Since receiving her bachelor of fine arts in theater from Southern Methodist University, Lisa has been featured in many major performance mediums. Her television credits include What Would You Do?, Prison Break, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful. You may see her on television commercials, highway billboards, or TV screens at the local airport. She has performed with many theaters, including the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Montana Shakespeare, the Dallas Theater Center, and Casa Mañana Theater. She is a highly sought-after speaker at women s retreats, conferences, and events across the country. She and her husband Markus live in McKinney, Texas, and have two boys.

Find out more about Lisa at http://www.lisalloyd.org.
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Putting God back in the spotlight

Lisa Lloyd helps readers live the life they’ve always auditioned for

3/27/2017 || Seattle: Life can be compared to a series of auditions. Regardless of who we are, we are constantly auditioning for a part: to be the most loving spouse, attentive parent or amazing employee. It is human nature to want to be loved, affirmed and accepted. Whether it is conscious or not, all these desires focus inwardly. In Chasing Famous: Living the Life You’ve Always Auditioned For (New Hope Press/April 3, 2017/ISBN: 978-1-62591-517-7/$14.99), Lisa Lloyd helps readers shift the focus outwardly and back on God and His glory.

Lloyd, a professional actress who readily admits she is the most self-centered person she knows, provides practical and often-humorous examples of scriptural truth that will help readers discover the role God created for them. It’s a role they don’t have to audition for because it’s one in which they have already been cast.

“In an audition, I’m hoping to be enough — pretty, quirky, talented, funny and fashionable, enough — to be the one chosen,” Lloyd shares. “In life, I’m constantly walking around hoping the people making the decisions will like me, choose me, approve me, select me. I want to be enough for them. However it’s only when we realize we’ve already been selected by God that we find peace. Then we can live a life of security, knowing our job is not to be selected but to point people still seeking approval to the One who gives it unconditionally.”

Chasing Famous challenges readers to take an honest look at where they’re seeking fulfillment, examine their own self-seeking propensities and wrestle with the messy questions of Why am I here? What does God really want from me? Is there more to life than this? Once these issues have been mastered, readers will discover how turning the spotlight on God frees them to live their lives as God intended.

Written with the theme of the audition carried throughout, Chasing Famous uses terms from “the business” to relate to everyday circumstances. The unique structure adds richness and depth to Lloyd’s own testimony as she reveals why every person was created to make God famous. “The Bible is clear,” Lloyd offers. “God wants to use the story of our lives to radiate His fame. He doesn’t point His finger at our mistakes and screw-ups. Rather He points us to the stage so we can share with the world how truly glorious He is.”

Lloyd encourages readers to abandon the pain of comparison to leave their own unique stamp on the world and break free from the guilt and shame of the past to embrace God’s unconditional love. Ultimately she hopes to empower readers to step bravely into the role God has for them: to stand center stage and proclaim His renown to all who will listen. 

View the book trailer for Chasing Famous and learn more about Lisa Lloyd at chasingfamousbook.com, on Facebook (LisaJLloyd), and via Twitter (@LisaJLloyd).

Advance Praise

“After a speaking event, I asked two young girls what they dreamed of doing one day. They both said they dreamed of ‘being famous.’ My heart sank. This desire for fame is an ageless epidemic perpetuated by a deep desire to be valued, needed, important. Lisa speaks right to the heart of this epidemic in a creative and engaging way through both personal reflection and God’s Word. I am so thankful God made it clear to Lisa that this is her purpose . . . to use the story God has written in her life to bring Him fame.”

~ Jenn Sprinkle, cofounder of The Well Studio

“The overwhelming need for validation drives the performer in every single one of us! ‘See me, love me, affirm me,’ is our constant cry on social media, at church on Sundays, even as we send our Christmas cards out each sacred December. Whether you’re a stage actress or a stay-at-home-mom, Lisa Lloyd carries us all along on her journey in the spotlight so that we might learn to purposefully live our lives turning that same beam of light on Jesus. After all, He is the Light of the World . . . and all the world’s His stage! Packed full of Scripture truth and resonating examples of biblical characters who lived their unique stories for such a time as this, Chasing Famous inspires each reader to offer up their own personal narrative for God’s ultimate glory! Inspiring, challenging, and such an important read for each of us living in this digital age that lauds applause on Christian fame.”

~ Wendy Speake, actress, speaker, and author of Life Creative and Triggers

About the Author

Lisa Lloyd is a charismatic speaker and writer, dedicated to helping women break free of the lies that convince us we don’t have a purpose, when in fact God has created us to herald His fame. She reminds women of who we are in Christ, and no matter what the world tells us, God wants to use our past mistakes, our current talents, and our future choices for His glory. Each year, Lloyd is the keynote at women’s conferences and mom’s groups across the country, being uniquely vulnerable in her communication, vision casting through stories, and bringing her listeners continuously back to the truths of Scripture.

Lloyd graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in theater. She met her husband, Markus, when they were performing on stage together at Dallas Theater Center in the musical, Guys and Dolls. A few of her acting credits include What Would You Do?, Prison Break, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful. She has performed for many theaters. You might see her on current commercials or on billboards in the Dallas area.  

The Lloyds live in McKinney, TX, and have two sons. 

Keep up with Lisa Lloyd’s speaking schedule, read her blog, and more by visiting www.lisalloyd.org, following her on Facebook (LisaJLloyd), or via Twitter (@LisaJLloyd).

Suggested interview questions

—The phrase “chasing famous” brings to mind some vivid images. How does your book spin the idea of fame?

—As an actress, the pressure to seek fame and fortune must be heavy. Share with us how you came to seek to put God in the spotlight and eventually write your book, Chasing Famous.

—How are our lives similar to one audition after another?

—Striving to be the best at something, whether it be a loving spouse, supermom, or excellent employee, is nothing new, but how has social media made us even more competitive?

—You write, “God delights in using our shortcomings, and even our former disdain for His name, to His glory.” Can you give us an example of how He’s used your experiences for His glory?

—Has playing so many characters and personalities made it difficult for you to find your own identity and purpose in Christ? What do you do when you discover your focus has shifted back to self?

—Why do you think we often trade the applause of the One who’s given us everything for the applause of those who simply want something from us?

—How does making glorifying God our main objective change the way we approach our daily lives?

—You experienced a dramatic redemption with Christ. What would you say to the person who is too entrenched in pain, frustration, anger or guilt to see the reality of Christ and the true freedom He offers?

—You write about the great freedom to be found in sharing our past struggles and being authentic about what God has rescued us from. How does being vulnerable about our past failures free us to shift the spotlight more effectively to God? Is there ever a time not to share or not to reveal every detail?

—How do we do the hard things God asks of us when it goes against what we want for ourselves?

—Living a life dedicated to making God bigger in the eyes of those around us is seldom easy. What tips can you offer for keeping our spiritual energy and focus strong?

—How can believers discover the unique gifts God has given them and then learn the most effective ways to use those gifts?

—You devote a chapter to comparing ourselves to others and being dissatisfied with our talents. How do we combat the poison of comparison and learn to embrace our unique, God-given skills and talents?

To request a review copy of Chasing Famous, to schedule an interview with Lisa Lloyd, or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Reviews

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    This was another good book that addressed something most women struggle with, not ever feeling like enough and how that is such an elusive mirage. This book is a good reminder to take the focus off of ourselves and put it back on the Lord, that is the only way we are going to find contentment and peace. This book was well written and engaging to read and it was an excellent reminder of where my focus needs to be.

    Written by The Perfect beginning on May 3, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    This book is excellent! I enjoyed Lisa’s style and the book’s subject. I highly recommend it!

    Written by Inklings and Notions on May 2, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Loyd has written an amazing transparent book that is honest & encouraging. I absolutely love the different topics that are used on how we can become stronger & make GOD famous. I strongly encourage others to read this book.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on April 30, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I have really enjoyed reading through this book. It was very interesting to read how Lisa has compared using our lives for God to being famous. I liked how she showed the parallels of these two things and how she showed that our ultimate goal is to serve Christ and be famous for him.

    Written by Reader’s Cozy Corner on April 29, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Lisa’s storytelling style is engaging. I thought it was quite clever and fitting that as a seasoned actress, she chose to use terms from her industry as the titles for each chapter

    Written by God is Love on April 28, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    This book would be great for college aged women and up who are trying to discern their path and calling. That said, it was just as relevant for me as a stay at home mom who sometimes feels like part of my calling (besides the mom piece!) is buried beneath dishes and laundry somewhere. I can assure you that you’ll walk away feeling refreshed and with a little more confidence to lean into what you feel

    Written by Little Writer Momma on April 28, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I loved Lloyd’s honesty and how she articulated her stories and how they apply to life. Not only did she use her own stories, she filtered Bible stories throughout that help us see ourselves the way God sees us.

    Written by I am believing God on April 28, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    We lose focus on who we really should be trying to please when we are constantly rushing around and working to make everyone around us either like us or “applaud us” when we do the things in our daily lives. How crazy is it that we find ourselves “auditioning” for those around us when we should only seek His applause? We may not want to admit how often this can happen to us, but honestly, I can tell you that I definitely felt conviction on this one. That is truly what is important and I am grateful for this reminder to keep seeking to make God famous through my life and even through my blog. This book really did give just that push I needed to get back to what matters most. I highly encourage you to pick up a copy soon!

    Written by My Table of Three on April 28, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I feel Chasing Famous is unique, in that it is written by an actor who sees things from a different perspective than most of us, who are the audience. Lloyd uses this unique perspective to teach we are to live for Christ Jesus and not for the gain of men (people.)

    Written by A Well-Watered Garden on April 27, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Chasing Famous: Living the Life You’ve Always Auditioned For is an inspiring book about focusing on God and His glory instead of just ourselves. The author, Lisa Lloyd, is an actress, and she uses acting terms and analogies in the book.

    Written by View from the Birdhouse on April 27, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    The author has written a book that is honest, transparent and encouraging. I loved the different topics she uses and how we can become stronger by making God famous.

    Written by Texas Book-aholic on April 26, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    This is a wonderful book! It inspires, refreshes and brings a whole new feeling into what we do in our lives. All the things we do matter – the little and the large – and as we do them, we need to do them for the glory of God and not focus on ourselves. I love this book (and intend to read it again!) and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by More of Him on April 24, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Have you thought about what it means to make God famous? What has God called you to in your life?

    If you are not sure or are wrestling with what this looks like I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy of Lisa Lloyd’s Chasing Famous. It is a book you can read on your own or in a group study.

    Written by Finding Joy in Everyday on April 24, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Chasing Famous is Lisa sharing her heart of getting back on track with chasing God and living life with God as the focus instead of herself.  Every day we are each trying to improve ourselves for a certain role, be the model wife, be the mom who has the perfect home and the perfect kids, be the woman who can juggle all the hats she has to wear.  However, it is not the life that God intended for each of us to live.

    Written by Moments on April 23, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I was very interested in reading this book as a woman who has struggled with self-esteem and purpose in life. The subtitle of this book is ”Living the Life You’ve Always Auditioned For” and is sure to capture the curiosity of most people. The author is Lisa Lloyd, an actress who can speak from experience. I love the point she makes through all the chapters of the book: turn the spotlight on GOD! And then you will discover what it means to truly live.

    Written by Books, Beautiful Books on April 22, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Ever want to be famous? Okay, maybe not like a celebrity, but within your own world? I recently read a book that gave me a great perspective on my gifts and glorifying God in everyday life. It really resonated with me as she shared her own story along the way.

    Written by This Mom’s Delight on April 21, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I was hesitant at first because how can my life as wife/mom/homemaker compare to this actress? But Lisa Lloyd removes all pretense immediately offering honest, heartfelt, and revealing guidance to live life in the Light of who God created each of us to be.

    Written by Natalie Walters on April 20, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I loved Chasing Famous and feel so blessed by the faith-filled messages Lisa conveys throughout the book. It’s not about us, it’s all about Him and what He does through us to bring about His glory. Keeping the Lord as center stage keeps us centered on Him and the works He is fulfilling in us.

    Written by Lean into the Lord on April 19, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    If you’re struggling with the need to constantly “audition” for others, you’ll find comfort and encouragement in Lisa’s personal experience and the Scripture she weaves throughout this book. You’ll be challenged to live boldly for the fame of the One who has called you by name. You’ll learn that you can stop auditioning every day for the approval of others and rest in the approval of your Heavenly Father.

    Written by Marissa Henley on April 19, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    A great book for those days that need a little more sunshine!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on April 18, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    CHASING FAMOUS is not simply a book about how Lisa makes God famous in her life (but her personal story is touching and you don’t want to miss it!). Lisa shows us how to “lengthen, elevate, and radiate” the fame of God’s Name in our personal stories, our talents, and in our everyday activities. When we are transparent and vulnerable, we let the world see the real us and how God is working in our lives–which encourages them to do the same. And He is glorified!

    Written by Sweeter Than Honey on April 16, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I loved this book! I can’t say enough good things about this book! I highly recommend grabbing a copy! Are we trying to make ourselves famous or are we looking to make God our number one priority? Are we being obedient to him or to what we want? This book will grab you right away and you’ll be highlighting all over the pages!

    Written by Running Through the Storms on April 16, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Lisa had me hooked from the first page: “But the Bible is clear – God wants to use the story of our lives to radiate His fame. We exist for Him. We’ve been rescued for Him.

    Written by snidbits on April 15, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I loved this book. It was easy to read and very easy to relate to. I loved Lisa’s honesty, the personal experiences shared in this book, and how well she relates everything to scripture. I highly recommend this book.

    Written by The Talbert Report on April 15, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I think this book would really appeal to anyone interested in acting. The bottom line of this book is that Lisa’s goal in life is to make God famous, and she’s passing along that challenge to the reader as well.

    Written by The Help Meet Wife on April 15, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    In Lisa Lloyd’s new book, Chasing Famous she asks us all to take a look at how we are living our lives and answer the question who are we trying to make famous? Are we living for God and serving Him or are we focusing on ourselves and our desires? Chasing Famous challenges us to take a deep look inside ourselves and decide if we are the person we were born to be.

    Written by Smart Mom Smart Ideas on April 14, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    This book shows so many ways to live life without stress and to quit being the center of an audition. You will find spiritual quotes and life lessons to be learned. It will make you think and discover what it means to find god and truly live.

    Written by Everyday Shortcuts on April 13, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    This book helps to remind readers that we were all created with and for a purpose. We are all meant to do something and be something. And I think that there are a great deal of people out there who could use this type of encouragement, especially when they might be feeling useless or are lacking direction. It is a reminder that we need that we need to fully trust in God’s plan for us in order to find our real purpose in life.

    Written by Mrsreadsbooks on April 13, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Chasing Famous by Lisa Lloyd is engaging and honest (I so appreciate her willingness to be vulnerable), and it gives us the freedom to abandon our own pursuits at fame and to channel that energy into making God famous instead. This is definitely a book I’m going to reread and incorporate into my daily walk to fully savor.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on April 13, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    In Chasing Famous, Lisa does a good job of giving a call to action, while encouraging and empathizing with the obstacles you might face when pursuing your passion.

    Written by She Is on April 12, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    With this book you get what you read in way that soaks into your mind to make a deeper feeling. The author places the right amount of thoughts so that you as the readers can take and prolong your thinking on the subjects throughout the day. It is a good read for spiritual uplifting with a message laced in to get you back on the ground.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on April 12, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Through personal introspection and deeply moving stories, Lisa shares openly about the inner battles and the true costs that come from believing your value lies in the opinion of man. By shifting focus to using any platform we have to make the name of God famous, we open ourselves up to more abundant life, more meaningful relationships and the peace that transcends all understanding.

    Written by http://www.goddots.com on April 12, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Lloyd shares how she found the meaning of true success in her relationship with God. It is a good book for young women who think their acceptance comes from their appearance. It would make a good study for a teen reading group as there are discussion questions after each chapter.

    Written by Book Reviews From an Avid Reader on April 11, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Theologically sound and convicting in every page, Chasing Famous challenges the reader to pursue God’s glory in all things. Whatever stage of life you find yourself in, this book is relevant. Whether a missionary on the field, an actor, or an influential business person, you are uniquely positioned to give God glory where you are, whatever the situation.

    Written by Meagan Davenport on April 11, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    This is a beautiful book well written story. A really well good message this book gives us to help us during our lives as well. We all need to remember that this is all for him. In all we do.

    A challenge inspirational read this was. I am glad that this book is out there to help us

    Written by Books,Dreams,Life on April 11, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    I adored this book. I found myself feeling the gamut of emotions. From awe to conviction. From inspired to deeply moved. It’s been a few days since I completed this book in it’s entirety but one sentence continues to haunt me…in a good way. In chapter 12, the author says, “May we not miss the opportunity to be used by God where we are because we are so consumed with a desire to be used by God where we’re not.” May I truly be excited about the opportunities right in front of me. And may they all be for His glory.

    Written by Patty Parker on April 10, 2017

  • ‘CHASING FAMOUS’ BY LISA LLOYD

    Chasing Famous: Living the Life You’ve Always Auditioned For focuses on exploring the roles we play in our own lives. Biblical insights and thought questions help make this book a great text for study and reflection. Although an easy read, I found this book to be challenging as well as inspirational.

    Written by Once Upon a Storyville on April 10, 2017