Thursday, April 27, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway - Chasing Famous: Living the Life You've Always Auditioned For by Lisa Lloyd

Book Synopsis
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.

My Review 
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.

The author writes in the preface:  "Chasing Famous is about you and for you as you seek to find out why God has you here in the first place.  Maybe like me, despite all you have going for you, you still ask these questions, 'Why am I here?  What does God want me to do with my life?  Am I missing something?'" (p. 9).

Chasing Famous is divided into three parts:  Your Story for the Splendor of God, Your Gifts for the Glory of God, and Your Every Day for the Eminence of God.  Each section is made up of short chapters.  The chapters begin with an acting term, like Cast List or The Aside or Love Scene.  There are stories and lessons related to that theme, along with some inspiring quotes and Bible verses.  The chapters end with Questions to Consider.

I found the Questions to Consider thought provoking. They included questions like:  "Close your eyes.  Imagine not doing the work that you currently do for the applause of others but instead working for God alone.  Would the pressure change?  Would your work change?" (p. 30). 

Chasing Famous is well written.  Lisa Lloyd does a good job of balancing personal stories, using some humor as well as serious life stories, and talking about Christian principles.   There are also some stories in this book that would be particularly applicable to young women, like Lisa's story about going to college and dating.  I really like the Questions to Consider.  Although this is a motivating personal read, I also think this would be a good book for a Sunday School class or women's fellowship group. 



Author Bio
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 MaƱana 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.

Giveaway
Discover what life really means when the focus is on God and enter to win Lisa's Spotlight on God Prize Pack!



One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on April 28. The winner will be announced May 1 on the Litfuse blog.




I received a copy of this book from Litfuse.