101 Cups of Water by C. D. Baker – Review and Giveaway

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

101 Cups of Water by C. D. Baker
Waterbrook Press (January 2008)
ISBN 9781400073993
Hardback $13.99
Genre: Devotional/Inspirational

This book is a wonderful collection of personal “essays” on our relationship with the Lord. Each entry is the equivalent of about half of an 8½ by 11 page so can be read in less than a minute yet is packed with biblical truth about who we are in Christ, God’s character and how that all interweaves in our relationships with Him and others. Each entry is also accompanied by a black and white photo on the facing page that makes this book something to peruse for “art’s” sake as well.

The pictures all go along with the water theme yet each one has a very different feel to it than the others. Interweaving the pictures and the prose makes a collection that is pleasing to the eye and the ear while also being a quick pick-me-up after a difficult day or a wake-up call when the reader has strayed into any number of brambles and lies.

This is one book I plan to keep handy especially for those times I fall into feeling inadequate, unloved, and like everything is blowing up in my face. Any one of these short inspirational pieces will speak to all these situations and more as well as remind me to refocus on Truth and Christ. The truth is, and Mr. Baker comes back to this repeatedly in the book, when I am experiencing these types of feelings my focus is likely on one thing, ME! exactly where it shouldn’t be.

IN CONCLUSION: I have two copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment on this post including a website or email I can use to contact you if your name is drawn.

NOTES FOR DRAWING: US Mailing addresses only. Use a camouflaged method of typing your email (such as forest_rose[at]yahoo[dot]com) to avoid the spambots. Last but not least – Only comments with a timestamp of 11:59PM Thurs Jan 31st or earlier will be eligible.
And there’s another chance to win at my friend Deena’s Blog if you leave a comment on her post before Friday January 25.


  1. This book sounds uplifting, visually and mentally. I love the color blue and being from the caribbean, I love all bodies of water, having grown up with it all around me. I cant think of anything more soothing than the sound of water flowing, falling in the back ground as you read God’s word. Please enter me in this drawing. TK, vcw1476 at gmail dot com

  2. NeedANap and TK,
    Thanks for stopping by you are both entered in the drawing.

    I also love the sound of water and this book was like a refreshing stream that I can turn to at any time to quench my thirst for the Lord and His Love.


  3. Hi, I have heard many good things about this book. I love the historical romance books! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks,Cindi

  4. Missy, Bebe and Cindi,
    Thank you all for stopping by. You are on the list for the drawing.


  5. angelaandconnor & marlayne,

    Thanks for stopping by you are both on the list for the drawing.


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