Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"Altars of the Heart" by April L. Minger

Altars of the Heart:
Discovering Your Path to Deeper Worship
by April L. Minger

Altars of the Heart is currently on tour with Write Now Literary Book Tours. The tour stops here today for a guest post by the author. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Do events from your past continue to play over and over in your mind? Do you feel like your relationship with God is not where it should be? Are you looking for a deeper worship experience?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then I have some good news for you. The answer may seem far away, but it's actually much closer than you think.
Altars of the Heart will take you on a journey to rediscover who you are and give you authentic tools to help you connect back to walking hand-in-hand with God through deeper worship.
The knowledge and insight that you will gain from reading this book will take you to a life of newfound liberation from insecurities, fear, doubt, shame, and un-forgiveness.
You will be encouraged to do an internal "heart" examination, to re-evaluate how you interact with others, make choices and worship the Lord.
The Word of God specifically states in the book of Hosea 4:6, that "my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge." I issue a challenge to you to open this book, and allow your life to experience freedom from bondage and finally discover your path to deeper worship.
Open this book, and let’s have a heart to heart conversation!

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Featured Review
Altars of the Heart is a heaven sent message directly from God’s throne for every person. It’s a life changing book that will penetrate every aspect of a person’s life, leading them on a journey to reclaim victory. I truly believe this book has been released right at the opportune moment in time.
Many people need a reconstruction of their heart to experience the best that God has for them. This is a book that not only addresses, confronts, and teaches others to tackle personal deliverance, but also shows you how to walk toward purpose to fulfill your destiny that is hiding beneath the layers of your wounds.
I thank God for the release of this book in such a time as this. I encourage any and all who would be willing to release every place of their heart to God, to read this book. May He open their eyes to see the beauty of who He is, and the wonder of who they are in Him.

Guest Post by April L. Minger
Beware the Procrastination Demons
Procrastination is the enemy to any author. In the case of procrastination it’s better to go on the offensive rather than the defensive. Why? Because procrastination is tricky and you will already be a victim before you even know it’s in the room.
In order for us not to fall victim to the procrastination demons we must have a plan of attack. This plan includes having a schedule; a set time and place to work on our writing, this is how you go on the offense. We should just expect that procrastination is going to try and creep in, so we need to be proactive and make a firm schedule and then hold ourselves accountable to it.
Procrastination not only slows down our work, but it can actually cause our efforts to suffer because we don’t give ourselves adequate time to complete research or properly review our writing. I think it also goes without saying that procrastination is the enemy of deadlines. For some authors deadlines are already cause for stress, but when you add procrastination, it can become increasingly stressful and frustrating for even the veteran author.
Remember if we participate in procrastination we run the risk of not reaching our desired destination; the goal is to get to our writing into the hands of readers. We should hold ourselves accountable to a schedule and set daily, weekly, and monthly goals with regard to the writing, publishing, and promoting process.
Procrastination will be an enemy that we have to fight off at every stage of being an author, it does not matter if you’re a first time author or if you have been writing and publishing for years. Procrastination may even show up disguised as something else: like tiredness, fun time out with friends, or a good show on television, but do not be fooled, it’s just those procrastination demons trying once again to creep into your schedule.
We have to stay accountable and not allow ourselves to get in the habit of making excuses to do it later; later is the vehicle that procrastination travels in. Accountability puts the brakes on procrastination while at the same time fueling and giving momentum to our goals as an author.   

About the Author
April Minger was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. After graduating from high school, April joined the United States Air Force. April works in the Insurance and Health Care fields, and also has a Master’s degree in Business, graduating with honors, and is a member of the Alpha Beta Kappa Chapter of The National Honor Society. She currently resides in Fort Drum, New York, where her husband serves on active duty as a member of the United States Army. April and her husband of eighteen years have two children.