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Today is release day for my book!!!!  And I am throwing a party tonight and you are all invited. NOT TO Worry – you can attend, it’s online – Facebook to be exact.  Here’s the link- plan to join us live in your time zone, or if you can’t join us live I am leaving the constest open until noon PST Wednesday to give you all a chance to enter to win.

Today, I am privileged to join my friend Mary Geisen over at #TellHisStory Link-up.  I invite you to start reading here and then  hop over to Mary’s place.  She is giving a copy of my newly released book away!  So be sure to leave a comment and link up your own post and join her party! 

Interviews: Also, if you want to get to know me a little more, check out a few of my interviews where I get authentically transparent about the writing process, what my days are like and just plain life.  

Meghan is also giving away a copy of my book this week, so make sure to hop on over to her place and enter yourself to win.  You can find that interview here: 7 Insights on Writing a Book With Speaker/Author Debbie Kitterman  

Bloggers Voice Network: An Interview with Debbie Kitterman

Then here are three other locations where I am featured  as well.

Join me at both Dr Michelle Bengtson’s blog and Joanne Viola’s this week :

Are you Willing to #BeTheGift ? Dr. Michelle Bengtson  is also giving away a copy of my book this week, so make sure to hop on over to her place and enter yourself to win. 

The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Quest post on Joanne Viola’s blog

Confessions of a Hair Dresser Guest Post on Susan Mead’s #DanceWithJesus Linkup

 Here are a few book reviews that have been posted so you can check out what others have to say too! 

Book Review: The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: by Susan Shipe

The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement Review:  Pam Ecrement


Coffee Shop Conversations

By: Debbie Kitterman


I have a confession.


I’m a people watcher.


Yes, it’s true. I love to just sit in a coffee shop or restaurant and observe people.  It’s fun, it’s intriguing and eye-opening.


Not too long ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop visiting with my friend. We were discussing ministry when a young woman in her twenties approached us.  She had stopped by to say hi and get a hug from my friend.  I recognized her from a few months before when she had stopped by our table, but I didn’t know her name.


I watched as they chit-chatted with one another and when she was about to leave, I stopped her and said, “Something about you has changed since I saw you last.  I know you got your hair cut, but it’s more like there is a lightness and a joy in you that wasn’t there the last time we saw you.”


She laughed, tilted her head and said, “what?”


I went on to explain that the last time she had stopped by our table just a few months before, she was carrying a burden and felt weighed down by life. However, today there was something different about her… something had changed.  She had decided to stop running and let God in.


Wide eyed she looked at me and said, “How did you know that?  I just told God the other day that I was tired of doing it my way and being rebellious. That I was giving up and would let Him have the reigns of my life.” She went on to tell me that she didn’t like to relinquish control to anyone, let alone God.”


I listened as she went on to describe some rather rebellious behavior for a believer which she had just participated in a few nights before.  She said it was that night, she decided she was tired of doing it her way, that she might as well try it God’s way.  But she confessed she wasn’t very good at trusting God and she was a little worried about this new found trust.


I shared a few more things with her that encouraged her in the direction she was already stepping out in.  She said goodbye to my friend and then went on her way, with a bounce in her step.


As soon as she was gone, my friend leaned in across the table and …….

Click on Over to #TellHisStory 

This is why I wrote the book, The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement.  I want people to recognize that God is real, and He wants authentic relationship with us, which involves a two-way conversation. I believe as Christ followers we need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  We need to follow His example and speak words of hope, life, and encouragement to others.  Jesus clearly modeled and said in Scripture that He only did what the Father showed Him to do and He only said what the Father told Him to say (see – John 5:19;8:28;10:27; 12:49-50).


God is speaking all the time, we just need to learn to tune into His voice.  He wants to raise up an army of believers who will release hope, strength, comfort, encouragement and speak life into others. Will you link arms with others and join His army of prophetic encouragers today?



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About The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for Others


“The gift of prophetic encouragement is a necessary gift, one that the Church is in great need of during these last days.”—from the foreword by Wayne Cordeiro, president, New Hope Christian College; author, The Divine Mentor


The book clears away the confusion about the prophetic gift today, pastor and ministry leader Debbie Kitterman reveals the good news about the gift of prophecy in this practical, powerful book: We are all prophetic because we all have direct access to God. Prophecy is an ordinary part of the Christian life. In fact, it is God’s way for us to encourage and strengthen the Body of Christ.


So, open your ears to hear God and break out of your comfort zone to deliver His messages to those who need them most. Act now—His words can’t wait!



Prophetic Encouragement is Full of powerful testimonies and practical application, this book will help you break out of your comfort zone and embrace a lifestyle of encouraging others–just as Jesus did. You will learn how to deepen your relationship with God, open a direct line of communication with him, and share his words with others.


The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement  is completely unique in challenging believers to be the gift of encouragement others need today.  This book is written to give an interactive experience. Here are the book’s features:

  • Teaching on the gift of prophetic encouragement
  • Activation Prayers and Activation Exercises to take you deeper.
  • Testimonies that will build your faith and increase your boldness.
  • A profound foreword by Wayne Corderio
  • Chapter questions for personal study or discussion



Debbie Kitterman is a natural born encourager who is on fire for God. She is passionate about equipping individuals, so they can go deeper in the relationship with God, reach their God-potential and claim their Kingdom inheritance. Debbie is a wife, mother, author, pastor, speaker and the founder of “Dare 2 Hear,” a ministry that trains individuals to hear the voice of God. She travels to churches internationally and is the founder and teacher of d2htraining.com, an online course designed to equip the believer in releasing God’s heart. Her writing and teachings inspire faith and build bridges for people to believe and expect the impossible. She is also an ordained Foursquare pastor, currently serving with her husband, John, as senior pastor of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Learn more at: www.debbiekitterman.com


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