Book Blast: A Life of Gratitude: 21 Days to Overcoming Self-Pity and Negativity by Shelley Hitz & $25 Amazon Giveaway

I know I am always working on how to be more grateful. Are you?

Love how there is a set time – 21 days – to work on ourselves. There is accountability available too! I know I could always use that.

 A Life of Gratitude: 21 Days to Overcoming Self-Pity and Negativity

By Shelley Hitz

About the Book:

During a season of transition in my life, I found myself overwhelmed with negative emotions like self-pity and a complaining spirit. It was as if a dark cloud had descended over me. I prayed and asked God for wisdom on how to overcome these negative emotions. As I did, I sensed Him leading me to do a 21 day gratitude challenge.

Over the course of the 21 days, God began to change me as I spent intentional time being grateful for all I had been given. I did this through writing in my journal each day and also sending a hand-written thank you note to someone different each day. This also led me to writing out 21 prayers of gratitude and compiling 21 stories of gratitude.

I want to share what I learned with you in the pages of this book which includes:

21 Days of Gratitude Challenge

21 Prayers of Gratitude

21 Stories of Gratitude

What to Expect On Each Day:

Read my personal stories, struggles and reflections.

Read one scripture and one quote about gratitude.

Apply one personal application step from the challenge.

Read one prayer of gratitude

Read one story of gratitude

Get Accountability and Encouragement

Along with the 21 day challenge, I also started a private Facebook group to provide accountability and encouragement for myself but also for others who decide to join me in the challenge. You will get access to this group as well. It has been amazing to see God at work in each of our lives.

Will you join me on this journey to gratitude?


shelley-lynne-headshot-webShelley Hitz is an award-winning and international best-selling author. Her openness and vulnerability as she shares her own story of hope and healing through her books will inspire and encourage you.

Shelley has been ministering alongside her husband, CJ, since 1998. They currently travel and speak to teens and adults around the country. Shelley’s main passion is to share God’s truth and the freedom in Christ she has found with others. She does this through her books, websites and speaking engagements.

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  1. Trisha W. says

    I’ve been reading a book on visual-spatial, gifted learners.

  2. The only thing I have had time to read lately is my Bible, hopefully on day I can finish reading The Dreamhouse Kings series.

  3. I just finished “Raising Free Thinkers” and will finally pick up “Gone Girl” from the library tomorrow! I’ve been waiting for it forever.

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  4. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    I just started a new true crime book but for the life of me cannot think of the name right now!

  5. Erica Barnes says

    I’m reading a lot of science fiction, I’m getting ready to start reading ‘Micro’ by Michael Crichton.

  6. Lauren Rochon says

    I’ve been reading some fantasy books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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