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.