Book Giveaway ~ Nick Harrison’s Power in the Promises

Written by on January 28, 2014

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Do you wish your self-talk were more in sync with God’s Word? Could you use refreshing Biblical insights on topics like resilience in your spiritual journey? How does affirming and praying God’s promises transform you? Nick Harrison’s new release, Power in the Promises: Praying God’s Word to Change Your Life, shows how to grow in these and more.

Here’s your chance to win a free copy of the book. Nick Harrison will send the winner a signed copy. Read on for details on entering!

I’m eating the truths up with a spoon—I love Power in the Promises! All cheesosity aside (why do I always get red squiggles on perfectly useful words like that?), Nick’s voice is refreshing and absolutely top-shelf. It’ll eventually land on my shelf beside Oswald Chambers, but tonight I’m going to sit in front of a fire in the fireplace and soak in the book. My kind of soak.


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“Power in the Promises is designed to help you keep your eyes open and find the right promises to step on as you journey from earth to heaven. My goal is to encourage you to trust God for great things in your life. If you’re walking through a dense jungle right now, I want you to keep trudging straight ahead with the promises of God as your machete. The jungle will end. Stay the course. Hang tough with God. Use the promises and come out on the other side of this experience with more confidence in God than you have now. Whatever you do, don’t get discouraged. Don’t throw in the towel. You will get through this.” (p. 20)

I love Nick’s down-to-earth style of writing. It’s easy to read and validates our struggles. It challenges us in a friendly way. Topics highlighted in the book include common challenges—from adversity, anger, and anxiety, to laying down worries and picking up God’s zeal. The Lord’s voice rings through the pages of the book—deep, rich, and full.

Another excerpt:

Disappointment Means God Will Open another Door, Not This One

The Truth according to God’s Word—“…though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” (Hab 3:17-18, NIV)

The Truth—Disappointment is a human reaction when God zigs and we zag. But through the eyes of faith, we see that his direction was right and ours was wrong. We may very well discover that we zagged because we were wrongly motivated or we looked to fallible people to do certain things and they let us down . . .

Tell Yourself the Truth—“This disappointment hurts. I feel let down when I expect one thing and another happens. But I will lay aside my own feelings and watch for God’s results to come from this present letdown. I will continue to pray and expect God to redeem this disappointing turn of events. By faith, it will turn out for the best. This disappointment will be God’s appointment.”

Pray the Promise – “Lord, this disappointment is hard to bear. You know what I expected, and now you see how it turned out otherwise. I had prayed about this, Lord, and was not expecting this outcome. Help me to see by faith that this sharp right turn will somehow lead me to the right place—although a place I was not expecting to go. If you are there waiting, it will all be good.”

Friend, enter to win Power in the Promises by answering the following question:

Which God-given promise carries you in this season?
Share it as a comment below by midnight, February 4, 2014 and be entered in the drawing for a free copy of Power in the Promises.

Nick Harrison is a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers. He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife, Beverly. They are the parents of three adult children and the grandparents of four. Nick’s previous books include Magnificent Prayer and His Victorious Indwelling. Visit Nick’s website and blog at

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  1. Kristy Lindvall   On   January 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    The promise that carries me in this season is Daniel 9:22-23, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.” This encourages me that I will have endless conversation possibilities with the Holy Spirit and motivates me to keep my ears open and my antenna up to receive.

  2. Susan   On   January 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17 This is the word I am praying over my family (and yours) this season. He is faithful.

  3. Lauretta   On   January 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42:6-7

  4. Bonnie   On   February 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    God Has A Plan for Your Life

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
    hope and a future.”

  5. Christine Taylor   On   February 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I am praying into my promises for my children and myself: My sheep know My voice and Isaiah 43: 1-7: but especially: Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
    I will bring your children from the east
    and gather you from the west.
    6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
    and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
    Bring my sons from afar
    and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
    7 everyone who is called by my name,
    whom I created for my glory,
    whom I formed and made.”

    I pray this daily and walk forward under the promise that He is a covenant maker and a covenant keeper- no matter what it looks like in the natural. I both proclaim this to the Heavenlies and declare it to the enemy when he tries to tell me otherwise.

  6. Nancey   On   February 2, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Jeremiah 29:11 has been my favorite verse in times of worry or doubt. I held strong to that promise when I first developed health problems. Even if I was loosing my mobility and independence, God had plans for me. This verse says He wouldn’t harm me but would prosper me. As long as I kept my eyes and heart on Him, I had a future. It may not be the one I planned on but it is one of many blessings.

  7. Kelly   On   February 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Come unto me all you who labor and I will give you rest.

    Its a wonderful promise for with all the events of life – it has been a life long promise that has recently put itself in the forefront again!

    • Lynn Hare   On   February 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Thank you everyone for the submissions! I love that God loves, carries us, deposits favor on us, prospers us, calls us by name, and brings us rest. Who else delivers on such promises?

    • Lynn Hare   On   February 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Kelly, good news: you’ve won the book! Congratulations. I love that verse about rest. Learning how to practice my rest every day.

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