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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Raising Boys by Design

Raising Boys by Design

Raising Boys by Design by Gregory L. Jantz and Michael Gurian is an amazing book.  I am having such a tough time getting through it, not because it isn't a good read, but because it is packed with so much good stuff.

As a mom of 3 girls and 1 boy - I see the difference between boys and girls every day.  This book helps me to realize I am not alone in the unique craziness of my boy.  Not only is it helping me understand my son, but also my husband.  Realizing that they are not like us girls, is key to helping both little boys and men be who God created them to be.

Any one who has boys, anyone who is married, anyone who wants to teach a parenting class - this book is for you!  Seriously, I highly highly recommend this book.  It is an easy read, not to heady and an application at the end of each chapter.  You won't be disappointed.  Pick it up!

Here is a sneak peak of the first chapter:
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

101 Color and Sing Bible Stories

101 Color & Sing Bible Stories, hardcover padded101 Color and Sing Bible Stories by Stephen Elkins is a great resource for parents and Sunday School Teachers.  It has great stories from the whole Bible.  Plus there are two CD's containing songs and a coloring page that goes along with that story.

If you don't have a lot of time or have little children then this is a great book for you.  I actually use it as a supplement and not as the main lesson, because I like to have a little more of the Bible Story in my lesson.  But if you have children under 2 this would be great, as it is basically an intro to the Bible.  It also would work as a devotional for little ones too.  A Bible Story, Coloring Page, and a song.  What a perfect small time with God.

If you are looking for something simple, yet packed with a lot of good stuff - this is the Book for you. The stories are simple, one paragraph, the coloring pages are nice and not cheesy and the songs are easy to learn and sing along with. I believe, you won't be disappointed. 

Thank you Tyndale House Publishing for letting me review this.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bible Stories For His Beautiful Princess

Bible Stories for His Beautiful Princess  -     By: Sheri Rose Shepherd
Bible Stories For His Beautiful Princess by Sheri Rose Shepherd is a wonderful sweet book for the young girl in your life.  I have purchased other devotionals for my older daughters but hadn't found one I liked for my 5 year old.  She isn't a reader yet, so I wanted something with pictures and simple devotions.  I didn't want something that was "dumbed" down but a book that would help her develop the habit of reading her Bible, thinking about it and praying.  Bible Stories for His Beautiful Princess does just this.

Bible Stories for His Beautiful Princess has 37 great "stories", which is more than a lot of Bible story books do.  Each story has a key verse (either from that passage or one that pertains to it), the story, a Princess Prayer and Princess Jewel (a key take away point from that story).  It is simple, beautiful and such a great tool to help your young girl grow in God.

If you are looking for a wonderful devotional to get your 3 to 7 year old.  This is the one.  This would make a great gift for your daughter, granddaughter, niece or little friend. 

Plus there is a drawing for a huge pack of princess items - enter here

Thank you Tyndale Publishing for letting me review this book.