Guest Post + #Giveaway: Vannetta Chapman

13 Feb

Hi, friends!  I’m thrilled to welcome Vannetta Chapman back to the blog!  Today, she is sharing a few quotes that relate to her latest release, Raging Storm.


About the book:

In the Darkness,
 Anarchy Awakens

When a massive solar flare wiped out all modern technology across the globe, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have found refuge, but Shelby knows she can’t simply remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk her life traveling to Austin to make sure he gets it.

Shelby’s best friend and high school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won’t even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they manage to get to the capital—only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy.

Shelby and Max’s search for medical supplies will lead them into terrifying territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.

In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America.



Thanks so much for having me on your blog. Readers often ask me what inspires me to write the characters and stories that I write. The answer is a lot of things–sermons, music, news stories, people I know. But once I have a story in mind, I will notice quotes from things I’m reading that seem to apply, that move the story in the direction I want it to go, that speak to my heart.

“Pray for the remnant that still survives.” This is a verse from 2 Kings, Chapter 19, verse 4. In this part of the Bible, the kings are warned by the prophets, both about Jerusalem’s destruction as well as its deliverance. King Hezekiah understands what lies ahead, and he utters these words, “Pray for the remnant that still survives.” As I was envisioning a world vastly changed, I have complete faith that there will always be a remnant of Christ, those who hold to the faith and share the Gospel of Christ.

“That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen.” This is a quote from C.S. Lewis in The Case for Christianity. I find it beautiful and chilling. Lewis seems to be saying that a time will come when we will find our self on one side or the other. And so, we should choose now, and choose wisely.

“We are living on the brink of the apocalypse, but the world is asleep.” This quote is by bestselling author Joel Rosenberg. There are times when I feel like we are hyper-aware of the world around us, that we allow events beyond our control to rob us of our sleep and our joy. But I also feel that we take many things for granted. We rise and work and play and sleep, and rarely take the time to prepare for the future, or to connect with one another while we can. In that sense, Raging Storm is a call to action.

“In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again.” ~Zig Ziglar. I saw this quote on social media, and it resonated in my heart so much that I printed it out and kept it posted beside my computer as I wrote all 3 books of this series. I know personally that life can change in a breath–for better and sometimes for worse. We have all been guilty of taking today and even tomorrow for granted. My hope is that when readers finish with these books, they’ll have a deeper appreciation of the time they have, of the people around them, and of the grace that God offers to us all. 

Thank you so much for sharing these quotes, Vannetta, and for graciously offering a copy of Raging Storm to one of my readers!  


About the author:


Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. 

Purchase a copy of Raging Storm:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook

Author links:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram




One lucky reader will win a print copy of Raging Storm!

To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment below, and be sure to include your email address. The giveaway ends Monday, February 20 at midnight CST. The winner will be drawn and announced on February 21.

To earn additional entries:
Follow this blog and/or share the giveaway. Be sure to let me know what you’ve done to earn additional entries!

What is a quote that speaks to YOUR heart?

39 Responses to “Guest Post + #Giveaway: Vannetta Chapman”

  1. robeader February 13, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    My favorite is, “For God so loved the World, He gave His only begotten Son, for whosoever believes in Him shall have everlasting life. John 3:16 This was a Bible verse I was taught at a very early age and it has held a special place in my heart. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • B. Adams February 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

      Such tremendous love He gives! Thanks for sharing, Robin!

  2. kim February 13, 2017 at 10:36 am #

    Can’t think of one at the moment. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

    • B. Adams February 14, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

  3. Jackie Smith February 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    I am so anxious to read this book! I follow this blog via E mail. My favorite quotes change but right now it is the scripture Psalm 30:5 “His wrath, you see, is fleeting, but His grace lasts a lifetime. The deepest pains may linger through the night, But joy greets the soul with the smile of morning.” (The Voice).
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams February 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful verse, Jackie! I appreciate you following my blog!

  4. conniepsaunders February 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    I love the NIV translation of Jeremiah 29:11.
    “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.” I also love this quote from an unknown source that I read many years ago and it has always stayed with me. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in winter.”
    I am very much looking forward to reading Vannetta’s book.

    I follow you by email.

    I shared on Twitter and Google +


    • B. Adams February 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

      Love these quotes you’ve shared, Connie! Thanks so much for following my blog and sharing the giveaway!

  5. Melanie Backus February 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    The Bible is full of wonderful quotes. Here is one that I choose to share,”The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness;but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” II Peter 3:9

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams February 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

      The Bible is my favorite book of quotes! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this powerful verse, Melanie!

  6. DK Stevens February 14, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    For God so loved ME!! is my favorite too..
    dkstevensne AToutlook dot *COM)

    • B. Adams February 14, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

      Yes! Thanks for sharing, Deanna!

  7. Loraine N. February 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    One of my favorite quotes is the one I have on my website: “Success is a journey, not a destination.” I don’t know who said it, but it inspires me.

    Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂 This series sounds interesting. I’ve shared your giveaway on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 8:54 am #

      So true! Thanks so much, Loraine, for sharing the giveaway!

  8. Phyllis Kemp February 14, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    John 1:1

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 8:55 am #

      That’s a great verse! Thanks for sharing, Phyllis!

  9. Donna B February 15, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you is what I was taught. I follow by e-mail. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 8:59 am #

      Wonderful words to live by! Thanks for sharing and following my blog, Donna!

  10. Maryann February 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    Not a quote but a bible verse that speaks to my heart is Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Would love to read this book. I follow your blog by e mail.

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 9:00 am #

      An inspiring verse, indeed! Thank you, Maryann, for sharing and following my blog!

  11. Janet Estridge February 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    My favorite quote is and I paraphrase :
    “You can’t out give God”.

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 9:03 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Janet!

  12. Holly Magnuson February 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph. 2:10

    I love Vannetta’s books!

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 9:05 am #

      Yes! Thank you for sharing this inspiring verse, Holly!

  13. Trixi O. February 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    There’s many scriptures that come to mind! It just depends on the circumstance or situation as to which one will touch my heart at that time. But the one that I take a lot of comfort from is Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)~”For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” I know I am God’s & I know He will take care of me ALWAYS!! 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of “Raging Storm”! I have Deep Shadows and really want to add this one to my collection 🙂

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com
    I also follow your blog, and have shared this via Twitter and Facebook 🙂

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 9:09 am #

      Such a comforting verse, indeed! Thanks so much for following my blog and sharing the giveaway, Trixi!

  14. Deana February 16, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    My favorite is “If God is for you, Thrn who can be against you. ” Romans8:31

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 9:10 am #

      Another great verse for strength and comfort! Thank you for sharing, Deana!

  15. beemama5 February 17, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    There are many Bible verses that strike home, but the slogan that keeps me going is: God don’t make junk.

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 9:11 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Shirley!

  16. carylkane February 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    So many wonderful scriptures that come to mind. One of my favorites is He is perfecting ALL that which concerns me.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 9:14 am #

      The book of Psalm is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing, Caryl!

  17. carylkane February 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Hey Britney, I shared your giveaway on Facebook and Google+. I tagged you on both shares. 😀

    • carylkane February 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

      I forgot to mention that I follow your blog with psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

      • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

        Thank you for sharing the giveaway and following my blog, Caryl!

  18. Lari Procunier February 20, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi, One of the verses that speaks to me is: Psalms 23: The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall not Want. Lari,

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

      I love the 23rd Psalm! Thank you for sharing, Lari!

  19. Amanda Geaney February 20, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    The first book in the series really leaves you hanging! I’m looking forward to reading how the characters progress and how society continues to responds to the prolonged power outage.

    geaneymail at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams February 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

      It is such a compelling series! Thanks for visiting, Amanda!

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