Getaway with God by Letitia Suk | Blog Tour and Travel Bag Giveaway

Do you need a day away from busyness and stress to transform your life? Schedule a day and learn how to make the most of your time of refreshment with Letitia Suk’s new book, Getaway with God. You’ll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you’ll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to kick-start your getaway with God.

Get ready for your own getaway with God by entering to win a travel bag set from Letitia.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Getaway with God
  • A Vera Bradley XL Duffel Travel Bag
  • A Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio

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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 16. The winner will be announced December 19 on the Litfuse blog.

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{More about Getaway with God}

Getaway with God (Kregel, November 2016)

What if a simple day away could transform your life?

Does spending time with God sound like just one more thing to check off an ever-increasing to-do list? How are you supposed to fit in anything that threatens to be more time-consuming? Too often there’s simply no room to experience the intimacy, grace, and peace that God offers us.

Getaway with God does more than invite you to step away from life’s pressures to take a personal retreat. It shows you exactly why you must–for your sake and for your family’s.

With grace and warmth, Letitia Suk provides step-by-step guidance and the necessary tools to enable any woman on any budget to plan time away, whether it’s a quick, half-day break or a weeklong time of restoration. You’ll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you’ll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to kick-start your getaway with God.

No matter what your season in life, the time for retreat is now!

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Letitia Suk

{More About Letitia Suk}

Letitia invites women to chase the Intentional life. She writes and speaks of God’s renewal and restoration and offers platters of hope to women in each season of life. Tish is also a personal retreat guide and life coach in the Chicago area and moonlights as a hospital chaplain. You might run into her walking by Lake Michigan, browsing resale shops, or making up a new tradition. She blogs at hopeforthebest.org and is also the author of “Rhythms of Renewal.”

Find out more about Letitia at http://www.letitiasuk.com.

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Letitia Suk invites readers to take a “Getaway with God”

How a simple day away can recharge your soul and transform your life

11/29/2016 || Seattle: Our spiritual lives can often resemble our cell phones at the end of the day. The battery is run down and in need of a charge. Sometimes we are down to 2% before we even realize it. It’s important we reconnect to our power source. Even a single day set aside to recharge fully with God can do wonders for the soul. In Getaway with God: The Everywoman’s Guide to Personal Retreat (Kregel Publications/ November 27, 2016/ISBN 978-0825444159/$14.99), Letitia Suk offers women a step-by-step, no-excuses guide to getting back in sync with God.

Many women are desperate for more time with God, but with the demands of modern life, simply getting up earlier in the day to fit in a longer devotion is no longer a viable — or fulfilling — option. Every now and then, concentrated time alone with the Father is just what the soul needs to reconnect with Him and refresh for the journey ahead. Getaway with God provides step-by-step guidance and the necessary tools to enable any woman to plan time away — whether a work day, a weekend, or even a full week — on any budget.

“Time after time, year after year, I come away filled with a renewed sense of purpose, clarity of vision, trust in God’s ability to untie all the knots of my life and an overwhelming sense of being loved after my getaways,” Suk shares. “Many of us are familiar with the relationship boost a getaway with our spouse or family can provide, and a getaway with God has the same results for our souls.”

While the idea of pulling away for a night or two might sound enticing, the practicalities of such a venture are enough to stop most women before they even begin. Suk addresses many of the common questions that arise, such as:

—Where should I go?
—How long should I stay?
—Will it cost a lot of money?
—Should I fast?
—What would I do? Pray the whole time?
—Do I need a structured plan?

With a warm and inviting voice, Suk walks readers through exploring the type of retreat they need most (restorative, listening or goal-setting) and then provides all the details needed to plan and implement it, including templates offering ideas of what to do each hour.

The second half of Getaway with God focuses on designing a five-day life-review retreat, including guided questions and ways to bring the retreat home. The longer retreats are a way to reflect on the past, present and future, especially after significant life transitions such finishing school, job changes or children leaving home for college. The practical appendices provide optional retreat exercises, tips on how to change your picture of prayer and how to find retreat centers nationwide, as well as a checklist for what to bring.

Suk’s soothing and mentoring style will assure readers that sometimes the best thing they can do is retreat, and no matter their season of life, the time for retreat is now.

Learn more about Getaway with God and Letitia Suk at www.letitiasuk.com, on Facebook (Letitia.Suk.Author) and via Twitter (@LetitiaSuk).

Advance Praise

“As women, we can get so caught up in taking care of others and in our to-do lists that we lose track of nurturing the most important relationship of all — the one with God. This book is a gentle, beautiful invitation to say yes to the Lord’s invitation to come with him to a quiet place. Letitia provides step-by-step instructions to those who desire them, but also encourages women to find their own retreat path. She shares her own journey with humility and grace. It’s a book any woman at any stage of life or spirituality will learn from and savor.”

~ Melanie Rigney, author of Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith

Getaway with God taps our deep longing for space of our own. In a world with lots of noise and little quiet, the personal retreat becomes a countercultural — and life-giving — choice. Let Letitia Suk walk you through your doubts, fears, questions, and reticence.”

~ Jane Rubietta, international speaker, author of 19 books, including Worry Less So You Can Live More

About the Author

Letitia Suk is an author and life coach who is passionate about helping women create a purposeful life and experience the fullness God offers. She writes about intentionality in the day-to-day — family life, spirituality, holidays and friendships.

Suk received her Personal Life Coach certification from the Coach Training Alliance in 2003. She has served as a hospital chaplain for nearly a decade and is a sought-after speaker for women’s events and retreats. Suk has had more than 100 articles appear in various print publications and is the author of Rhythms of Renewal and Getaway with God: The Everywoman’s Guide to Personal Retreat.

Suk lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Tom. They have four grown children and three grandchildren.

To keep up with Letitia Suk, visit www.letitiasuk.com. You can also follow her on Facebook (Letitia.Suk.Author) and Twitter (@LetitiaSuk).

Suggested interview questions

—You introduce Getaway with God with a great analogy. How are our spiritual lives similar to a cell phone at the end of the day?

—What was it about the group retreats you had been on that led you to decide to take your first personal retreat more than 35 years ago?

—At first you had your own questions about what a personal retreat would entail. From your own experience, what exactly is a personal retreat?

—Why does everyone need to take the time to go on a retreat alone?

—Tell us a little bit about your new book. Is Getaway with God a precise, step-by-step guide for personal retreats?

—When people hear the word “retreat,” they often think of mountain cabins, church groups and long drives to get there. Is it possible to take a personal retreat without going far or spending a lot of money?

—What other reasons do women give not to take time away? What advice do you give for eliminating excuses?

—In Getaway with God, you offer a “menu” of retreat types. We are some of the options you discuss?

—How structured does your time away need to be?

—Share with us the rhythm of the Sabbath and how we can observe it, even in today’s fast-paced life?

—The Bible promises when we walk in obedience to God, the enemy will try to thwart us. How can we combat the discouragement such attacks can bring?

—The second part of Getaway with God outlines a five-day life-review retreat. How often do you recommend taking one of these long, intensive retreats?

—Once someone has taken a personal retreat, how can he or she hold onto the refreshment upon return to the hectic noise of day-to-day life?

To request a review copy of Getaway with God, to schedule an interview with Letitia Suk or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Reviews

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  • Lisa Howard Colpo says:

    I would love to win the giveaway such a great gift need book to read and spend time with God more your book would just do that . Thank you for this opportunity .