Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kingdom Family Devotional

Kingdom Family Devotional: 52 Weeks of Growing Together
Kingdom Family Devotional by Tony Evans is a wonderful devotional for the family just as it says.

This great book is divided into 5 days of 52 weeks.  Each week is a new topic, like; love, respect, purity, worship, sin etc.  This book is definitely geared to the family. There is scripture to read and memorize and fun application points.  I love that it is not dated, so for a busy family like mine, we can come back to it even if we've missed some days in between. 

If you are searching for a devotional for your family, I would recommend this one.  Even 1 day a week spending time together as a family in God's word is beneficial.  My kids love it and keep on asking for more.  What a win!

Thank you to Tyndale House Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Long Days of Small Things

Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline
Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNiel is a wonderful book.  It is refreshing and reviving for a weary mom's soul. 

Are you a mom, who feels alone, under-valued, exhausted and weary?  Then this book is for you.  Catherine brings you through 9 chapters, of stories, encouragement, scripture and small but reviving practices.  These chapters help you to realize you are not alone and that the love and life of being a mom is really a "God" thing and that you are not alone. 

Read this all the way through, with whatever time you have, or read it little by little as a devotional and encouragement.  Either way you will walk away, knowing that as a mom you are serving our King and doing one of the most valuable tasks on the planet and in His Kingdom.

I highly recommend this book.

Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

365 Pocket Morning Prayers

365 Pocket Morning Prayers: Strength and Joy to Begin Each Day  -     By: David R. Veerman, The Barton-Veerman Co.

This attractive little book is a great devotional.  You can use it as a day by day devotional or if you have something you want to pray through or about, you can turn to that instead.  Sometimes devotionals can feel overwhelming, but this was is not.

Each page has 1 or 2 days on it, with prayer and scripture that is written out for you.  Instead of going month by month, it just goes day by day.  For example Day 1, 2 etc.  That way if you start in the middle of the year, you don't feel like you are behind.  Each day is a new day.  If you miss a day, that is ok too.  I love this because sometimes devotionals can bring guilt because you feel like you are falling behind.  The format of this book, helps you not to feel this. The back has a topical index, so if you are going through something you can just turn to that page and pray and read scripture for that subject. 

This is great for yourself or as a gift.  Especially for someone who doesn't know where to start.

Thank you Tyndale House for letting me review 365 Pocket Morning Prayers.

Gratitude - A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal  -

Gratitude- A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal is a neat little journal that you can color, journal and pray with.  So many people are creative and love the new trend of "Adult Coloring".  This small journal is perfect for those who like to do this. The attractive cover draws you in and the creative pages keep you engaged.

If you like to doodle while you are doing your devotions this is a beautifully made book for you.  The little inspirational quotes, verses, beautiful pictures and prayers will help you connect with our God on all levels.  I would recommend this as a small gift, for someone creative in your life. 

Thank you to Tyndale House for providing me with this sample.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Girls Slimline Bible NLT

NLT Tween Slimline Bible, Fur, Neon/Blue  -

I was super excited to see that I could review this Bible.  My love for books extends to my love for the Bible.  With 4 kids, I want each of them to love reading, especially the Bible, as much as I do.  When I saw this Bible up for review, I knew it would be perfect for my 12 year old and I was right!

First, it was all packaged in a box and with plastic over it. I didn't want to even open it up, but I knew I had to, in order to review it.  The cover is bright and attractive for a young girl.  Proving that having and reading the Bible doesn't have to be boring.  I love the bold colors and the sparkles.  On the back there is a cross with the saying "Bold Faith", perfect!

The print is very small, which may be the only downside, but in order for it to all fit in such a small package, it works.  There is a concordance/dictionary, maps and a 365 day reading plan.  This Bible is a great resource. 

Although, The New Living Translation (NLT) is not my translation of choice I know this will be great for my young daughter to read as well as to share with her friends.  I know when they see it in her backpack at school, it will make such a statement that they will want to see what it is.

If you are looking for a great gift for a young teen girl, here it is!

Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for this complimentary copy of this book.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Snuggle Time Devotions that End with a Hug

Snuggle Time Devotions that End with a Hug is a sweet little book.  It has 52 devotions that go through the Old Testament and New Testament.  Each devotion has a verse, a short rhyming story, a takeaway or lesson, an activity, and a hug time. 

This is a great little devotional for little ones 3 and under.  If your little one doesn't have a long attention span but you long to teach them how spending a set aside time with God is important, this book is a great tool.  It is a beautiful book for yourself or to give as a gift. Plenty of colorful pictures, that are bright and cheery and just for children. 

If you are looking for a special gift for that little person in your life - this is a great One!

Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for this complimentary copy of this book.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Life

"The Life" is a small Bible type book.  Bible type as in it is excerpts/passages from the Gospels, Acts, James and 1 John.  It is to help a person get acquainted with God's story through the life of Jesus. 

If you have a teen or a friend who is just getting to know Jesus or has an interest, this is the "Bible" for them.  It is not overwhelming and is small enough to give and not feel like you are overpowering them with a 1000 page book. 

"The Life"  is presented in magazine form.  It has great illustrations, not cheesy ones, that will capture the attention of anyone.  It is like reading articles and not chapter after chapter.  For those of us who have a hard time when there is no references, this is not the case.  "The Life" has chapters and verses, so if you want to have them look at a certain passage, it is easy for you to reference and for them to find it. 

Some of the passages have challenging statements like, "Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God's Son does not have life. The choice is yours."  "The Life" is a great addition to your resources when encountering people who need Jesus. 

All the excerpts are from the New Living Translation.  So it is very reader and new believer friendly.  I highly recommend it.

Thank you Tyndale Publishing for letting me review this item.