Thursday, March 29, 2012

meet Teena Stewart

Welcome to the Book Loft, Teena. It's great to have you back.
What motivated you to write this book?
I have always been fascinated with stories of lost treasure. I am also an artist and for years have worked with recycled and discarded objects. The idea for the book developed over time as I read various treasure stories, including the ones in the Bible dealing with lost treasure, and as an artist began working with broken and discarded items making them into something valuable and beautiful. It is very much what God does with us…seeking out the lost, broken and discarded and making it into something truly valuable.

Tell us a little more about your book.
I weave treasure stories I have collected throughout the book. The first part of the book covers the concept of mutual searching and finding between us searching for the greatest treasure--a deep relationship with our Heavenly Father--and His quest to enter into a close relationship with us. The next part of the book looks at God as the Master Jeweler who takes us, his rough gemstones and polishes us and refines us.

You have a section in your book dedicated to gemstones.
Yes. As I considered how we are each unique with our own unique skills and personality traits, I began to see how we are like certain gemstones and every gemstone has its own flaws and inclusions. One section of the book talks about certain gemstones, gives a bit of their history. Readers can have fun identifying the ones they are most like based on their personality, etc. I also created a Treasure Seeker jewelry line and have designed necklaces and earrings based on these particular gemstones. Those who purchase my book can also order these handmade—for a discount when they purchase my book.

What do you hope women will learn from this book?
Most of all how important it is to stay in a deep relationship with our Heavenly Father. When we yield to him He will refine and develop us into the gemstone we are meant to be. I also want them to learn they are valued and that they can help others find value and worth as well.

What is the exact book title and where can people purchase it?
It is called The Treasure Seeker: Finding Love and Value in the Arms of Your Loving Heavenly Father. It is published through Wine Press and you can order it through my website at www.teenastewart.com, through Wine Press, amazon.com and at most book stores.



You can purchase The Treasure Seeker at Amazon.

Teena is giving away a copy of The Treasure Seeker. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

8 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

cjajsmommy said...

This might be a great book for our ladies' meeting. Would love the chance to preview it. djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

Joanne Sher said...

Please enter me for this one! :)
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I would like to enter this contest.
Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

Lane Hill House said...

I would like to read this book. Interested in Emerald!
lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Jo said...

I love the cover of this book and would love to read the book. Thank you for the opportunity of being entered.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Joy Hannabass said...

Would love to read this wonderful book. Thanks for offering it for free.
Blessings Joy
ibjoy1953[at]yahoo.com

Merry said...

It is awesome to know God is still at work on me to fashion me into a jewel of His choosing. I would love to win this!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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