Catch Us If You CAN Spring Scavenger Hunt: Stop #23

WELCOME to the Catch Us If You CAN Spring Scavenger Hunt! STOP #23.

Enjoy meeting Christian Author Network (CAN) members as you chase down clues for the chance to win our grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus 30 free books, one from each participating CAN author! Second- and third-place prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N, or CBD gift certificate!

Here are the CAN Hunt’s official guidelines.

• Catch us on this hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 03/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 03/27/14. No need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week! If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in here
• Enjoy 29 stops, each featuring a different CAN author!
• Gather the clues from each post, beginning at STOP #1 and ending at STOP #29. At STOP #30, follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all 30 stops, within 2 days of e-mail notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to e-mail or submit the clue unless you are notified by 03/29/14.

Sorry, due to international regulations and postage costs, prizes will be awarded to US residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read rules presented with each giveaway.

Cheri Cowell

My guest at this stop is author, speaker, and “sidewalk theologian” Cheri Cowell. Cheri’s books include Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of Your Life, the Bible study Parables and Word Pictures from the New Testament, and her latest, Living the Story. A graduate of Asbury Theolgical Seminary, Cheri helps others apply biblical principles to everyday life. Besides writing books, Cheri has been published in many magazines and compilations, and in 2009 she was one of six journalists chosen for a 10-day press tour of the Holy Land.

Cheri, what’s a sidewalk theologian?

I have a degree from Asbury Seminary, but I most enjoy the faith-talk that happens on the sidewalks of life. So … I’m a sidewalk theologian.


Tell us about your latest book, Living the Story: Reaching Outside the Church Walls.

The book, both fiction and nonfiction, is about the cultural and relational differences that make traditional faith sharing ineffective with this current generation, and a solution as ancient as the Scriptures yet fresh as today’s news. In Living the Story, you will meet eight people just like those all of us long to reach with the life-giving message of Christ. You will hear the Story retold as it relates directly to the needs of these eight and, likewise, to those in your life, and you’ll meet six people who speak a new language—the language of story.

This isn’t your first book. Tell us about your others.

My first book is titled Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of Your Life and relates how I followed all the popular “God’s will ways” right into a messy situation. My Bible study is Parables and Word Pictures, a 13-week workbook-style study. You can check them all out on my website,

You visited the Holy Land in 2009. What was that experience like?

It sounds cliche to say it was life changing, but everyone who goes to the Holy Land has a personal encounter there with God. I’ve written about a few of those events at my blog. One of them happened at the Church of St. Peter’s. When I walked outside the chapel on the Sea of Galilee I could almost smell fish frying … you’ll have to read my blog for the whole story!

Cheri would love to friend you on Facebook at or follow on her on Twitter at

Thank you, Cheri (and readers and hunters)!

CAN hunter, write down this STOP #23 clue: work. Got it? Great!

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the fabulous prizes for the winners of the hunt, you also could win a copy of the deluxe edition of my book The Sweetest Story Bible, with a copy of the book plus all the stories narrated by Roma Downey on two audio CDs! To enter my giveaway, just sign up for my newsletter using the box above my photo on this page OR “Like” my Facebook page, Diane Stortz Books.

And check out Cheri’s giveaway! Make a comment and leave your e-mail AT THE NEXT STOP, and Cheri will enter your name into a drawing for an e-book of Living the Story.

Now, proceed to STOP #24,

– Diane

26 Responses to “Catch Us If You CAN Spring Scavenger Hunt: Stop #23”

  1. Reply Jackie McNutt

    I am so grateful to learn of your site. I love Christian books for children!
    Thank you
    I also signed up for the newsletter
    Thank You

  2. Reply Barbara Thompson

    I signed up for your newsletter and liked your Facebook page. I think it’s great the ministry you have and share. Thank you for participating.
    Barbara Thompson

  3. Reply Emma

    “Liked ” your Facebook page, Diane Stortz Books.
    I also signed up for the newsletter.

  4. Reply Laura Pol

    It sounds like you have some very powerful books Cheri that are eye-opening! Thanks for giving readers the chance to win your latest novel!
    sylvesternator (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. Reply Jennifer

    Hi Cheri, I noticed you graduated from Asbury. My family and I go to church in Nicholasville, Ky not to far from Wilmore, Ky. Keep on writing!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

  6. Reply Britney Adams

    Hi, Diane! I am enjoying this fun scavenger hunt! Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner! I have subscribed to your newsletter and liked your FB page.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  7. Reply kam110476

    Hi Diane! I liked your fb fan page and signed up for your newsletter! I’m so excited to hear about your books! My 2 nieces and 2 nephews are all avid readers and book lovers!

    kam110476 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Reply Susan P

    I have liked your fb page. I totally agree with Cheri – visiting Israel and the holy land IS life changing.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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