Friday, October 31, 2014

"Having A Mary Heart In A Martha World" Book Review

I just finished "Having A Mary Heart In A Martha World" by Joanna Weaver.  While I had picked this book because I thought I'd benefit from it, I had no idea just how much I'd gain from it.  This book was wonderful!

Things I loved about this book:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

"New Morning Mercies" Ebook Review

I love devotionals.  Sometimes I read a ton in one day.  There are times when I delve into a deep, complicated study.  But, there are times when I just don't have that kind of time.  Let's face it.  I'm the mother of two (soon to be three) small children and sometimes its all I can do to keep my head above water!  Haha!  "New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional" by Paul David Tripp is a great devotional for when you are short on time but still want to read something powerful each day.

"Unwrapping the Greatest Gift" Book Review

I LOVE Advent books!  Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love anything that brings Jesus to the minds of myself and my family.  That's why I was THRILLED to get the opportunity to review "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas," by Ann Voscamp.

"The Littlest Christmas Kitten" Book Review

I'm always looking for new Christmas books to read to my kids.  I usually get several each year.  And, while I enjoy cute little stories about reindeer and snowmen, what I love most are stories that refer to Jesus' birth. However, it can get monotonous to read 20 versions of "The First Christmas."  "The Littlest Christmas Kitten" is a quick, cute story that solves that problem.

"Messy Beautiful Love" Book Review

A few months ago I read "The Good Wife's Guide," by Darlene Schact and really enjoyed it.  So when I saw that she had written a new book called "Messy Beautiful Love," I jumped at the chance to review it!

NKJV Adventure Bible Review

I was SO EXCITED to receive this Bible for review!  (Its going to be a Christmas gift for my little ones and I can't wait to give it to them!)  So here's what I love about the NKJV Adventure Bible:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"The Name Quest" Book Review

I love reading books on the names of God.  Its very interesting to learn about the historical and biblical significance of certain names. For that reason, I was pretty sure I'd enjoy this book.  But I have to say, John Avery has a unique take on the study, which makes his book even MORE interesting!

"Beside Bethesda: 31 Days Toward Deeper Healing" Book Review

If you are going through a difficult time - or even if you just need a little reminder to keep your eye on what matters - this is a great book for you!  "Beside Bethesda: 31 Days Toward Deeper Healing" is a wonderful, quick Bible study by Joni Eareckson Tada.  If you don't know who Joni is, you should really look her up.  Joni was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident when she was a teenager.  Her daily struggles, along with her strong faith, make her the perfect woman to write this book!

"God Gave Us Angels" Book Review

I am VERY picky about the religious books that I buy for my children.  I want them to be biblically accurate.  For that reason, we don't have any books that are about angels.  Most children's books describe angels as pretty little women with halos.  Many books also tell us that loved ones become angels when they die.  All of these characterizations are unbiblical.  But when I saw this book by Lisa Tawn Bergren, I thought I'd give it a try.  We bought her book, "God Gave Us You," for our first child and we love it.

NIV "Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders: Book Review

If you've been keeping up with my book reviews, you've noticed I love to review study Bibles!  Most of the ones I've reviewed so far have been in Kindle format.  This has its advantages and disadvantages.  One HUGE advantage is that you can have 10 or 20 huge study Bibles all in one place and they don't take up tons of bookshelf space.  If you are like me and live in a smaller house, this is wonderful.  But sometimes its just great to have that Bible in your hands.  I received a paperback version of the NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders and I'm so glad I did.  This way it was really easy to see how its laid out.