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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Beautiful Word

The Beautiful Word Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering adult coloring book by Coloring Faith is a very nice book. It is full of inspirational quote, scripture, and pages to teach you hand lettering.
The pages are double sided. One side is normally some type of picture such as mandalas, wallpaper (covering the entire page) flowers, birds, etc.  Most pages are full page images with a lot of opportunities to color. The facing page has quotes or scriptures
The paper is a smooth, thick paper and should take most media well. The pages are also perforated if you prefer to remove to color or frame.  The images are mostly drawn with thick, dark lines which may be a turn off for some people.   The lettering pages are similar to grayscale.
If you are looking for an inspirational/Christian coloring book this one is really nice and enjoyable to color. I received this book at no charge from booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review.
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kids' NIV Visual Study Bible

Kid’s Visual Study Bible, NIV, is absolutely one of the best study bibles for kids that I have seen. Although I prefer the KJV because that is what we use in our church I still love this bible. I wouldn’t say it was geared toward young kids but more toward young teens. Even I feel like as an adult I can learn from it.
The bible is full of information: timelines, genealogy trees, maps, lessons, contrast comparisons,  etc. I don’t even know where to begin to tell all that is included. I can say I will definitely be using this bible to help my youngest study when he is older.
There isn’t a concordance or dictionary included but I would say it would make it much too thick to include such, but there is and infographic index that is a good substitute and a map index.  The biggest downfall in my opinion is the weight of this bible I guess because it is a hard covered bible. At the same time the cover is much sturdier and probably will hold up better in younger hands. The print is kind of small which should be okay for younger eyes.
I would love this same bible in the King James Version but I will use this one anyway.  I highly recommend this bible to anyone who wants to study the Word.  I received this book at no charge from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Apache Wars

Monday, June 5, 2017

Quilts, Barns and Buggies

Quilts, Barnes & Buggies: Amish Quilts and Proverbs illustrated by Julianne St. Clair is a beautiful adult coloring book. It is full of pictures of country type scenes, quilt patterns, animals, insects, barns, houses, plants.
The book is printed on every page. There are bible verses or inspirational quotes on every other page.  The paper it is printed on is very nice. They are pretty thick with a very smooth tooth.  The images are very intricate and detailed. There are a few easier pages but for the most part I would say this book has very small details and may prove a little tedious for some people. I personally love the intricate details and the challenge. I would think this book would work best with colored pencils and maybe gel pens but I haven’t tried them and they may smear easily since the pages are really smooth. 
If you love inspirational coloring books you will love this one. If you love quilts and barns with a few country scenes you will love this one.  I know it is among my favorites at this time. I received this book at no charge from booklookbloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Friendship Blessings Collection

The Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection is a 5 book in 1 collection. It includes Perfect Fishing Spot, Reap the Harvest, Faithful Friends, Kindness Counts, and God Made You Special. I absolutely love Berenstain Bear books and this one is no exception.  This is a wonderful collection to teach children the beauty of friendship. 
Each story has a different lesson on how to be a good friend, how to include others and make new friends, how special others are even in their differences.  The differences make us all special.  There are 3 Activity and question pages to help teach children to retain what they have learned and have special discussions as a family.
I loved each story but God Made You Special was my favorite. It celebrates the differences in each of us. And teaches that God made each one of us the way He wants us to be. I treasure all of the Berenstain Bear books and this one is among my favorites.
I received this book from booklookbloggers at no charge in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

You Carried Me

When God Made You

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

Jesus Calling Coloring Book

A Boy Called Christmas

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.

NIV Holy Bible for girl: Journal Edition

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.