Monday, March 13, 2017
When God made you by Matthew Paul Turner is a beautiful children’s book and is beautifully illustrated by David Catrow. I absolutely love the message in this book. It is a message that God made you special. It displays our differences and how God created each person and it was His pleasure to make us just the way He wants us.
The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous with beautiful, bright colors throughout. I see lots of opportunities to discuss the pages and what is going on. There is a lot of potential with this book and I am so glad to have it in my collection. It will be one that I keep and hopefully one day read to grandchildren. I just can’t say enough good about this book.
If you are looking for a good book to teach children about God and his love for us and how he made us special this one is perfect! This would be a good book to boost confidence and to let a child know just how wonderful they are in God’s eyes. I highly recommend this book!!!!!
I received this book from bloggingforbooks.com at no charge in exchange for an honest review.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig read by Stephen Fry is a different story about “a few things you should know about Santa Claus”
To be honest I really tried to get into this story and I will try it again but I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was because I received it right after the Christmas season and I was really over all of the holiday season. The story was a little dark for me and a little sad. Maybe I needed to put a little more effort into listening to it and I will go back at a later date and try it again maybe I will have a different perspective on it.
It is not something I would recommend to others although reading other reviews it seems many have had differing opinions and really loved it. I can say the narrator has a nice voice and was easy to listen to. I received this audio book at no charge from bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review.
The NIV Holy Bible for girls Journal Edition Bible is an adorable bible that would be a wonderful way to get young girl into studying and journaling God’s Word. This Bible would make a really nice gift bible for the young girl in your life. I would say probably anywhere between the ages of 12 up to college age.
The edition I am reviewing has a hard cover done in a beautiful pastel aqua color with foil accents. The pages are thicker than a typical bible so that you can journal in it but I do believe certain markers and media will bleed through. You can see through the pages so pencils or pastels would probably work best on the pages.
The bible begins with an explanation page on how to use the bible. It has a nice ribbon marker and an elastic closer to hold the bible closed. The font is quite small and very close together but should be fine for very young eyes. There are some footnotes and references included throughout but I wouldn’t say it is a full study bible.
I would recommend this as a gift bible or a bible for a girl who wants to journal or just someone who wants to take notes while studying God’s Word. It is lovely. I received this bible at no charge from handlebar publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Friday, January 13, 2017
A Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day a devotional by Joni Eareckson Tada and Larry Libby is a daily devotional for every day of the year.
Joni is a quadriplegic who deals with daily pain. She has “learned to glorify God in the toughest of situations” This devotional is designed to help you find your eternal purpose; a way to show his glory through yourself every day.
Every passage has a scripture for you to look up and then a short devotion followed by a prayer. The devotions help you to see no matter what your situation is God is there and he will help you through it. You can glorify him even in your storms.
Since the scriptures are written out you can use any version of the bible you like to follow along. But if you are looking for a devotion that has the scripture right in front of you then this one may not be for you.
I think if you need an uplifting devotional to help you weather the storms in your life and still glorify God this is a good one to use. With a new year just beginning I would recommend this one . I received this book at no charge from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Everything Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Inspiration and Reflection is done by various artists. “”Open this coloring book and be reminded of splendor everywhere. Beauty abounds in the extraordinary and the ordinary… and even in the mundane.” This coloring book allows you to reflect using spiritual Christian quotes. This book is very similar to Whatever Lovely.
It is beautifully done single pages but the back side includes scriptures, songs, or poem to go along with the picture on the other side. It also includes the illustrator. The paper is very thick almost a cardstock thickness. The illustrations are perfect for those who don’t like tedious or small spaces to color in. The lines are bold. Some of the pages are more detailed than others but pretty simple. Pencils work well and if you don’t mind bleed through with markers they will work well also. Markers will not harm any other picture if you place a sheet between pages but it will mar the scripture or verses on the reverse side. Water based markers probably won’t bleed through but I haven’t tried.
This coloring book is perfect for those whose vision may be a little poor and perfect for reflection. A great way to color, relax and reflect on God. It is Christian based so keep that in mind if that isn’t something you enjoy. Myself I absolutely love it!!! Whatever Lovely has been a strong go to for me in the past and I’m sure this one will be too. I believe both of these books are probably the best quality books I have as far as coloring books go.
I received this book from bloggingforbooks.com at no charge in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase your copy here