Friday, June 26, 2015

"Moment By Moment" Book Review

Journaling is back in style these days.  Have you noticed?  There are journaling Bibles that you can decorate with beautiful pictures and lettering.  (If you don't know what I'm talking about, get on Instagram or Pinterest and search "journaling Bible."  You'll see some AMAZING stuff!!!)  Women are also using stickers, washi tape, and decorative lettering to get creative in their day planners.  Coloring is even becoming popular with adults!  All of these pastimes are not only a way to get creative, but they are stress-relievers too!  So when I saw "Moment by Moment: A Devotional Journal for Girls" I was intrigued!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Unoffendable" Book Review

While looking for a new book to review from BookLook Bloggers, I passed "Unoffendable" by several times.  Maybe I found the title offensive?  Haha!  Finally, I decided to give it a try.  And what I found was an honest, thought-provoking, convicting book!  - And a great read!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Parenting with Scripture" Book Review

I'm always looking for ways to help me parent better.  After all, parenting is HARD!  And who wouldn't want to be the best parent they can be?  So I'm always on the lookout for helpful parenting books.  Sometimes, however, parenting books give a lot of "fluff" and no "substance."  They don't give concrete advice for handling situations.  "Parenting with Scripture" is a different kind of parenting book!

"My Sing-Along Bible" Book And CD Review

I love a good Bible story book for my kids!  We have several.  My requirements are:
1.) It must be biblical.
2.) It must be engaging.
3.) It must be visually captivating.
Although the "My Sing-Along Bible" seemed to be poorly named - it isn't a full Bible and it really isn't a full of Bible "stories" - its still a great book and I was very pleased with it!

"HCSB Illustrated Study Bible for Kids" Book Review

One of the best things you can do for your kids is to get them into God's Word early.  Bible story books and other resources are FABULOUS helps in this area!  But once they are old enough to read, a child's study Bible is a great way to get them excited about studying God's Word for themselves!  And the HCSB Illustrated Study Bible is a great option!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Long Story Short" Book Review

I'm always looking for new ways to teach my kids the Bible.  We read Bible story books, devotionals, and of course the Bible itself.  One of the Bible story books that we love is The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski.  Its colorful, fun, and very well written.  So when I heard about Mr. Machowski's devotionals for children, I just had to check them out!

"Fit To Burst" Book Review

A couple of years ago I reviewed a book called "Loving the Little Years" by Rachel Jankovic.  This book really spoke to me because I am in that season of life: the "little years."  I have three kids younger than five years old.  My days are filled with spilled juice, crumbled cookies, puzzle pieces scattered all over the floor, diaper changes, and runny nose.  Its exhausting and amazing all at once and Rachel seems to really "get that."  So I was eager to review another book by her.  Thant's when I found "Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood."

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

"Brave Girls Bible Stories" Book Review

As a blogger/book reviewer, I'm blessed to be able to review a lot of children's bible story books.  I love that - and so do my kids!  Its a lot of fun to get to read a story in different words and see different illustrations.  But most Bible story books have the same stories: Adam & Eve, Noah, Moses, Ruth, the Disciples, Paul, etc.  Those stories are fantastic - and need to be told - but there are others that deserve our attention. Enter Brave Girls Bible Stories.  Its the perfect Bible story book for little girls!!!

"Believe Storybook" Review

As a book reviewer, I have a lot of control over what I review.  For that reason, most of my book reviews are fairly positive.  After all, who's gonna pick a book they KNOW they're gonna hate?  Occasionally a book that I'm really excited about with disappoint.  (Sadly, my previous book review was one of those.)  But occasionally I will pick a book that I'm "not quite sure about" and it will be a FABULOUS SURPRISE.  The "Believe Storybook," by Randy Frazee is just such a book!!!

"A Fellowship of Differents" Book Review

I have to say, I was really excited about reviewing this book.  This is something God has been pressing on my heart lately - is my view of church biblical or simply traditional?  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with tradition.  But if tradition trumps the Bible, then we're in trouble.  So I was excited to review "A Fellowship of Differents" by Scot McKnight.  However, this book wasn't what I expected.