Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Look & Find: New Testament Stories" Book Review

My little ones love to "read."  Well, they love to be read to.  And they love to pretend they are reading.  (They aren't old enough to read yet.)  But I love to get them books about the Bible.  And they love books about the Bible!  After all, kids love amazing stories, and the Bible is FULL of amazing stories! I was thrilled to add the Look & Find Bible: New Testament Stories to our collection!

Holman Rainbow Study Bible Review

I love reviewing study Bibles. I love learning about biblical history, cultural customs that affect passage, the meaning of certain Greek or Hebrew words. Its my personal opinion that you can't have too many study Bibles because they all bring a unique perspective to the study of Scripture.  For that reason, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review the KJV Rainbow Study Bible.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"Brave Girls: Faithful Friends" Review

"Brave Girls: Faithful Friends" is a wonderful, 90-day devotional for little girls.  If you're the mom of a young girl, this book is definitely worth a look!

Each day's devotion is just 1 or 2 pages long - which is great for young girls.  It's divided into 8 sections:

"Milk Bar Life" Cookbook Review

I actually passed on reviewing this book for a few weeks.  I review a lot of cookbooks and so I was a little "cookbooked out."  Then I saw David Chang (chef and founder of Momofuku) on the Tonight Show and he talked about Christina Tosi (the author of Momofuku Milk Mar and Milk Bar Life) and her absolute brilliance.  After that, I decided to give this cookbook a look-see.  And let me just tell you, I was SO WRONG to pass on this one for so long!!!  I haven't loved a cookbook as much as this one in a long time!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Architec Housewares Review

I've done a review of Architec Housewares on my blog before and, I have to say, I love their beautiful products!!!!  I'm a huge fan of fun, colorful, well-made kitchen products, and Architec Housewares definitely fits the bill!  The wonderful folks at Architec were kind enough to send me several more items for review!!!

Aurora World Inc. Celestia Unicorn Review

I recently had my third precious baby, and that means its time to think about the first birthday!  Yep.  I'm that mom that starts thinking about that first birthday when my baby is only a few months old!  Haha!  But, in my defense, I shop for presents all year long, so I'm constantly thinking of holidays and birthdays.  I always want to get my little ones something fun and memorable for their first birthday.  Well, I think I've found that great first birthday gift - Celestia the Unicorn from Aurora World Inc.!

"The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country" Book Review

My little ones LOVE the Berenstain Bears - and so do I - so I'm always thrilled to review any of their books!  With summer coming and the Fourth of July coming in a few months, God Bless Our Country is a great little books!

"Cookie Love" Book Review

OK.  I'm gonna confess.  Cookies are my weakness.  I love them.  Adore them.  Eat too many of them.  Haha!  So I was excited to review "Cookie Love," by Mindy Segal. I mean, seriously, what could be better than a book full of cookies!?!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Great Bible Studies For Kids

You may have seen my recent post on Great Bible Story Books For Kids.  I love books!  I love children's books!  And I love books about the Bible! So I thought I'd share with you some great Bible studies and resources for kids. (These are in no particular order.)

1.) Step Into the Bible: 100 Family Devotions to Help Grow Your Child's Faith by Ruth Graham (Zonderkidz Publishers)

There are so many things I love about this book!  For starters, it was written by Ruth Graham, the daughter of Billy Graham.  I can only imagine the wonderful family devotions and Bible studies that she had as a kid!  This book is based on the book First Steps for Little Feet Along Gospel Paths, by Charles Foster (first published in the 1800's). Miss Graham fist updated Mr. Foster's book in the 1990's.  This edition (2007) is an update of her update.  Haha!
This book literally takes you THROUGH the Bible.  I love that!  Miss Graham starts with creation and moves through the Bible step by step.  Most of the "steps " are Bible stories, like the story of Ruth or the story of Zacchaeus, but some "steps" are simply Bible passages.  For example, Step 10 is a quoting of the "Priestly Blessing" in Numbers 6:22-27.

"Henry Hodges Needs A Friend" Book Review

"Henry Hodges Needs A Friend" is an adorable, heart-warming story of loneliness, friendship, and God's sovereignty.

Loneliness and God's will are two subjects that are hard to discuss with kids.  If your little one is lonely or having trouble making friends, its hard to tell them, "Things will get better" and "God is in control."  With adorable illustrations (by Colleen Madden) and a cute rhyme scheme, Andy Andrews let's you little one know that, not only will things get better, but God really is in control and that He knows exactly what we need when we need it!