Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Blessed Woman by Debbie Morris

This book was great!  From page 1 to the end - I felt like I was growing closer to God with each page.  In fact I used it as part of my devotional each day.  When I finished the book, I was wishing there was more to read.  I love it when I get sad that a book is ending. 

Debbie Morris, the executive pastor of women's ministry at Gateway Church in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, writes this book with such insight into the Word of God and such wonderful application.  It is fun to hear her stories and feel like you are not alone.

She takes us through the lives of some well known women of the Bible, like: Eve, Mary, Esther and through some not so known women, like:  Jael and Zipporah.  She gives fresh new insight, without straying from the true Word of God.  After you read about each woman, you feel like you know them better, understand yourself better, and know the heart and nature of God better, too.

This book would make a great book club reading or women's Bible Study.  Each chapter had a Study Guide that is great!  It is meant to be studied one chapter at a time, with questions that recap, engage, talk, pray, explore, and a list of key messages. 

Pick this up, read it, study it, you won't be disappointed.
 "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

Here is a sneak peak:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hunt For the Devil's Dragon - Focus on the Family presents The Imagination Station

The Imagination Station - Hunt for the Devil's Dragon was a fun kids book.   Cousins Beth and Patrick encounter an adventure of a lifetime as they travel back in time to 13th century Libya.  Beth is having a problem at school and Mr. Whittaker in wonderful Adventures in Odyssey fashion has an amazing and creative way to help her learn how to handle this problem and how to trust in God.

I remember hearing about Adventures in Odyssey on the radio, growing up.  Now my kids and I have borrowed the CD's from the Library and are enjoying them so much.  It is a great and creative way to learn practical and biblical lessons.  I was excited to see they have books as well. 

This book is an easier read, yet it may be a little bit scary for a younger child.  I would recommend you read it first and then see if your child would be ok with it.  Because it deals with dragons and death - you may need to talk about it with them.  Other than that it is a great book and I would highly recommend the series.

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