Thank you for stopping by my blog. Lately I have been reviewing books and haven't had as much time to scrap. Hopefully soon I'll get back to scrapping and creating some new files. Thank you for your patience.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Thomas Nelson KJV Study Bible

 
 
 Thomas Nelson King James Study Bible: Full Color Edition is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I have the large Print version which is much easier to read. There are full color illustrations throughout the entire bible. I believe this is my new favorite bible in my collection
It is a little larger than most bibles because of the larger print and the many illustrations included. The Thomas Nelson study bibles are among my favorite study bibles. They are extremely easy to follow and use and this one is no exception. This one is bound to lay flat when open. I love this feature, no worries of the pages flipping or closing. Christ’s words are in red.
I just can’t say enough about this bible. It is one of the most complete study bibles I have come across. It has several index sections in the back including an index to Christ and the gospels, and index to Paul’s letters, there is a concordance. There is just so much meat to this bible.
If you are looking for a wonderful study bible I HIGHLY RECOMMEND  this one!!!!
I received this bible at no charge from booklookbloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.
 

Hello Stars

Colored pencil Painting Portraits

A beautiful art instruction book, Colored Pencil Painting Portraits by Alyona Nickelsen is for those who want to learn to use colored pencils as their media. The book is full of information and probably geared toward a more experienced artist. I’m not sure it would be for a beginner in the art world. It would be a beautiful addition to a collection for instruction.
The book begins by explaining different media to use with colored pencils and also gives comparisons of various pencils. It does seem to lean toward Prismacolor Premier pencils, which at this time are my personal favorite. It then goes into blending and mixing colors. You will need a working knowledge of drawing in order to gain from this book unless maybe you just want to up your skill level in the all popular adult coloring book world. It gives step by step examples on achieving specific effects.
The book is full of beautiful works by different artists. It is so hard to tell pencil from actual photography in some examples. The pages are printed on a very nice quality paper . The cover damages very easily though. Mine already has the coating peeling off and I am very careful with books.  Overall, this is a beautifully done book and it will remain in my collection. I would recommend this for an intermediate or advanced artist. But a beginner could very well benefit from it also but it wouldn’t be my go to book for a beginner.
I received this book at no charge from bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase a copy for yourself here
 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NIV Beautiful Word large print bible

The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible with large print is wonderful. It is a journaling and coloring bible combined. The slightly larger print is easy to read especially for aging eyes like mine. There are hundreds of pages that have line are and coloring pictures. The paper is slightly thicker than a regular bible to make it easier to color with less bleed through. There is plenty of room for your own personal journaling to use your own creativity. 
I have the cloth covered hard back version. It is gorgeous but it is very heavy to carry. The font is 10 point so I’m not sure I would consider it large print but it is larger than most normal bibles. There are no reference notes or study notes built in. It is a very basic bible other than the addition of coloring and journaling pages. The pages are still pretty thin so I would think the best media for this bible is going to be pencil and I’m pretty sure if you have a heavy hand you will be able to see through to the next page. ‘
If you like coloring bible this one is a nice one. There are a few full pages to color but the majority of it is margin sized coloring and mostly text art.  I wouldn’t say this is my favorite coloring bible that I have but it is a very nice addition to my collection and would make a nice gift.
I received this book at no charge from booklookbloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.

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