DiAnn Mills | Read! Add Power to Your Life + Giveaway!
September 7, 2021
People who read add power to their lives. I’ve read since I was old enough to put letters into words. Soon I discovered the library was my source of adventure and a means of exploring new people and worlds. The desire to write suspense developed with series featuring Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden, Donna Parker, Cherry Ames, and many more. Nonfiction books that explored other countries, cultures, and biographies inspired me to dream about what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Books added power to my life and they can for you too.
With all the techy ways to entertain ourselves, why do leaders and successful people spend hours reading or listening to fiction, nonfiction, articles, and blog posts?
The more we learn about people and the world, the wiser we become. When we study topics and become proficient in understanding concepts, we can speak with authority.
“Knowledge is power.” Many historians believe Sir Francis Bacon coined this phrase in 1597. Thomas Jefferson was known to use the phrase in his writings.
How Does Reading Add Power to Our Lives?
Improves Communication Skills
Adding words to our vocabulary and learning their meanings helps us take command of language. Carrying on an insightful conversation with others becomes stimulating. When we contribute to discussions, we’re filled with more self-confidence.
“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” --Jim Rohn
Stretches Our Imagination
Reading takes us on a journey to worlds we’ve never visited before. We can envision ourselves in a unique setting, time, era, another culture, or imagining new foods. The adventure reduces stress and helps us relax.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” --Albert Einstein
Helps Us Discover Where We Fit
Many times we feel as though we’re standing outside of life looking in. Reading instills a passion for learning, which in turn develops our interests and helps us explore where we belong in the world.
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has purpose; there are no mistakes, no coincidences; all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” --Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Reading develops leadership skills by challenging the person to investigate new ideas, conduct research, and adopt new technologies. Those who read in a variety of genres open their minds to new concepts and possibilities. Solving problems and developing new and better methods to live life to the fullest becomes a passion and a necessity.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” --Walt Disney
COMMENT TO WIN: Do you add power to your life by reading? Comment below and be entered in a random giveaway for your choice of a $25 gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Christian Book Distributors.
Bestselling and award-winning author DiAnn Mills delivers a heart-stopping story of dark secrets, desperate enemies, and dangerous lies.
Fifteen years ago, Shelby Pearce confessed to murdering her brother-in-law and was sent to prison. Now she’s out on parole and looking for a fresh start in the small town of Valleysburg, Texas. But starting over won’t be easy for an ex-con.
FBI Special Agent Denton McClure was a rookie fresh out of Quantico when he was first assigned the Pearce case. He’s always believed Shelby embezzled five hundred thousand dollars from her brother-in-law’s account. So he’s going undercover to befriend Shelby, track down the missing money, and finally crack this case.
But as Denton gets closer to Shelby, he begins to have a trace of doubt about her guilt. Someone has Shelby in their crosshairs. It’s up to Denton to stop them before they silence Shelby—and the truth—forever.
Christian | Suspense [Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., On Sale: September 7, 2021, Trade Size / e-Book, ISBN: 9781496451859 / eISBN: 9781496451873]
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels to thrill readers. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests. Firewall, the first book in her FBI: Houston series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian fiction books of 2014. Her upcoming novel, Trace of Doubt, releases from Tyndale House Publishers in September 2021. Connect with DiAnn at diannmills.com
21 comments posted.
Re: DiAnn Mills | Read! Add Power to Your Life + Giveaway!
Trace Of Doubt sounds like it will be another enjoyable addition to your body of
It sounds like our childhoods paralleled each other as far as reading
preferences went. I read all the series you mentioned and graduated to adult
mystery and suspense. I really enjoyed the espionage books by Helen MacInnis.
On Saturdays, I would walk into town to the library and stay all day reading
books on science, lost civilizations, countries, and cultures. I didn't realize until
recently that other than a few Golden Books we really didn't have any books in
our house except for an encyclopedia set which I read. I have over
compensated for that today and have way too many books in my house. I have
learned much about mankind through reading that was never touched upon or
skimmed over in class. I will say some of the classes I took in college ( for
example Cultural Geography) were the result of early reading interests. For my
reading today, I appreciate the research authors doo to make their books as
authentic as possible. I have learned much from the fiction I have read,
especially historical fiction, thanks to the diligence of so many good authors.
Thank you for the giveaway.
(Patricia Barraclough 2:20am September 7)
Sounds like a very good book,,cant wait to read it
(Vickie Couturier 7:04am September 7)
Your novel sounds amazing! I am looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the
opportunity to enter a contest. Have a wonderful day and take care!
(Tracey Boehm 7:20am September 7)
Love the combination of romance and suspense.
(Linda Gawthrop 9:46am September 7)
Thank you all for your comments! It's an honor to be a part of Fresh Fiction.
(DiAnn Mills 10:42am September 7)
Sounds like another great book. I absolutely add power to my life by
reading. Thanks for the chance to win.
(Nancy Reynolds 1:30pm September 7)
Yes, I definitely add power to my life by reading! Reading is inspiring, thought
provoking, fulfilling, etc..... Can't wait to read Trace of Douby!
(Tracy Urschler 4:16pm September 7)
I absolutely add power to my life by reading. Every book is an opportunity
to travel to a new destination, learn interesting facts, increase my
vocabulary, discover new authors and keep my brain active!
(Maryann Skaritka 4:29pm September 7)
I would say it does! :)
(Colleen Conklin 6:28pm September 7)
I definitely add power to my life by reading. I can travel the world and never
(Kara Marks 7:06pm September 7)
Probably, I certainly add knowledge from reading, and
Knowledge is Power.
(Diane Sallans 7:31pm September 7)
This sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing!
(Andrea Drake 10:55pm September 7)
I have been an avid reader since a child - reading has always informed and entertained my life.
(Linda Gawthrop 8:03am September 8)
Yes, I add power to my life by reading.
(Caryl Kane 6:12pm September 8)
I sure do! .. . .and thanks for the chance to win...
(Martin Bodnar 10:16pm September 8)
I add power and enjoyment to my life with reading. As a
lifelong learner, books are my currency.
(Alyson Widen 11:40pm September 8)
Reading has always been part of my everyday life since I was a
(Patricia Wong 1:51am September 9)
can't wait to read this!
(Janel Lafferty 8:47am September 9)
I definitely do!
(B.J. Bernal 4:14am September 10)
Yes, I do. This strory sounds really interesting. Thanks for
(Tina Rucci 1:50pm September 10)
While reading itself is one of the activities I enjoy, I also find that it gives me a greater ability to enjoy my other interests- and to share important or just plain cool aspects about them with other people. For instance, I once enthusiastically talked a family friend's ear off at a restaurant about different types of cats, and a few minutes later, the stranger at the next table thanked me, said she'd found it a fascinating conversation! Though not as fascinating as the book in this blog post sounds- looking forward to it :) !
(Madie Busse 1:18am September 11)
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