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Monday, September 10, 2018

Living Forward, Looking Backward by Nate Nasralla - Book Blast - FREE Preview - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Nate Nasralla and his new book, “Living Forward, Looking Backward”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Nate and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Living Forward, Looking Backward
by Nate Nasralla


GENRE: Memoir



If we’re honest, we'll admit our days are filled with normal routines, like eating cereal and sitting in traffic. We often wonder, “is this it?”

But do we really have to quit our jobs and travel the world to find a fulfilling, purposeful life? Is it possible to find significance in our daily routines, right here and now?

After experiencing a rapid series of major life changes within a single year, Nate stumbled upon a reality that’s shared by us all: there's profound meaning in our ordinary, everyday moments, but we can't see it.

Through painfully-honest storytelling and candid conversation, Nate shares how years of mistakes and missteps uncovered a simple framework that reveals the greater purpose behind our everyday lives, and why the answers to life's deep questions are often backward from what we expect.



As I faded between my thoughts and Michael’s words, I noticed something different about him. You know how there are those scenes in movies where someone is talking, and you see their mouth moving, but you don’t hear the words? Only the thoughts in the protagonist’s head?

This was like that. “Why does he look so calm?” I asked myself. There was a peace about him I hadn’t seen before. He looked rested, he spoke vibrantly, and he had a certain tranquility about him. Maybe he only looked extra peaceful in contrast to my own worn-down spirit that day. I couldn’t help feeling, however, that between the two of us, Michael was the one who was truly living.

All of our society’s values and ideals screamed, “that can’t be!” How was it that in a time when Michael was broke, working at McDonald’s, and living with his parents, he seemed less anxious than I was? I was the one leading a growing company with plenty of access to cash and investors; I drove a car and he walked; I picked up our dinner tab; I was going to sleep in a nice downtown loft while he was headed to sleep in his childhood bedroom.  By all measures, I was the one who should have felt inner peace. At the same time, as I watched him, I knew those things didn’t matter. The storm stirring inside me, juxtaposed against Michael’s calm, said so.



Not sure you’re ready to commit to purchasing this book just yet??!!

Nate allows his readers a chance to download a FREE preview!!

Drop him your email, and you can decide if you're interested in reading the rest of the book after seeing the:

Intro to Living Forward, Looking Backward;
Full list of chapters & lessons revealed;
First 3 complete chapters in the book.

Visit his website and fill out the corresponding boxes (Name and Email) to receive your FREE preview:




Nate is an author & entrepreneur who helps us find more meaning in the ordinary, everyday moments of our lives.

Nate and his wife, Erin, were raised in Chicago and now hail from Denver. After moving cities and cycling through a rapid series of major life changes, Nate launched his publishing company, Live Forward, to help others find more meaning in their everyday lives.

Building on his experience as the co-founder of a successful, venture-backed startup company, and as a frequent speaker and trainer on storytelling for nonprofit leaders, Nate's recent book, Living Forward, Looking Backward, helps others understand the greater purpose behind their own life stories.  

Through Nate's memories, stories, and candor, we learn how the principle of paradox and the story of the Gospel shows up in each of our lives, often in ways we don't expect, and ways that feel even a little backward to us.



Nate, his beautiful wife, Erin, and their super cute furbaby, Belle.






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Nate will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. Nate ~ It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing, Ally! Glad you found the picture of our new addition, Belle, too!

    For all of the readers seeing this post/comment, I'd love to hear from you, what gets you out of bed on a Monday morning? How about this morning, in particular? What gives you a sense of purpose?


  3. Congratulations on your new book release. This is the only title listed on your Amazon page. Is this your debut release? If so, a memoir is the ideal place to start.

    1. Hey Bea, thanks so much, and you got it - this is my debut!

    2. Well then, a huge congrats on your debut release! (smiley face)

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    1. Hey Rita, I'd love to hear what you think if you get the chance to read!

  5. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks for commenting, Victoria - would love to get your feedback if you're able to read it!

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    1. Great to hear, Danielle. Hope you get the chance to pick up a copy on Amazon, or stop by my blog for more: livefwd.org/blog