Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Book Review: The 10 Minute Bible Journey

The 10 Minute Bible JourneyThe 10 Minute Bible Journey by Dale Mason

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is an excellent resource! It covers 52 events throughout the Bible. Each story has the approximate date of the event, primary passages, a key verse, a prayer, an illustration and a short story-line about the event. These various features make it easy to adapt to your families needs. The illustrations in the book are beautifully done!

Something my kids loved about this book: Dinosaurs going into the ark. Dinosaurs are often overlooked so this was a nice addition for us. My kids thought this was great!

This would be great for Bible study group, personal or family devotions.

*This is a review copy from the publisher, New Leaf Publishing. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.*

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book Review: Quick Answers to Tough Questions

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Quick Answers to Tough Questions, by Bryan Osborne and Bodie Hodge covers some great foundational questions such as: How old is the earth?, Were dinosaurs on the ark?, and Where did Cain get his wife?


Many of the questions in this book are coming to the minds of our children. And we want to give them good answers. This book is excellent for addressing these burning questions. Each of the 33 questions has an answer that is based on a Biblical worldview.


The back of the book contains an index of additional information on the topics in this book that can also be found in The New Answers Book series and the How Do we Know the Bible is True series.


The visual appeal of this book is outstanding. This would be a great resource for your family library. The author recommends this for people ages 10-100.

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*This is a review copy from the publisher, New Leaf Publishing. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.*


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Book Review: Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth



Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth by Rebecca VanDoodewaard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About: 
Women are an essential element in church history. Just as Deborah, Esther, and the New Testament Marys helped shape Bible history, so the women of the Reformed church have helped to make its history great.In Reformation Women, Rebecca Vandoodewaard introduces readers to twelve sixteenth-century women who are not as well known today as contemporaries like Katie Luther and Lady Jane Grey. Providing an example to Christians today of strong service to Christ and His church, these influential, godly women were devoted to Reformation truth, in many cases provided support for their husbands, practiced hospitality, and stewarded their intellectual abilities. Their strength and bravery will inspire you, and your understanding of church history will become richer as you learn how God used them to further the Reformation through their work and influence.

My review: 
Reformation Women is about 12 women who may not be very familiar to most people. But they all played an important roll in the Reformation. Rebecca VanDoodewaard has highlighted these women lives well focusing on these women not only as Christians but also as they served as: wife, mother, queen, author, hostess, leader and teacher. Each used their gift to teach us about being a servant. They were faithful, even when it was hard.

This book would make a nice read for any adult and would be a nice addition to any homeschool family library.

*This is an ARC from the publisher through Cross Focused Reviews. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.*

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Book Review: Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships

Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting RelationshipsMessy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships by Christine Hoover

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About:Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. She shows women - what's holding them back from developing satisfying friendships- how to make and deepen friendships - how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts- how to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends- and how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendship With stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.

My review:
In regards to friendships, we all want to have friends and we all need to be a better a friend. This book covers that very thing. The author talks about the fears or insecurities we have about friendships. She shows us how to be a better friend (offline & online) She also points out why having christian friendships are so important. The chapters are short and there are discussion questions for each chapter that would be helpful for personal growth as well as a partner situation.

This is geared for women, but the basic lessons in friendship can be applied to everyone.

*This is an ARC from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.*

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 2017 New Releases, Christian Fiction








The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett
Jane of Austen by Hillary Manton Lodge
The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere
So Pure a Heart by Amber Lynn Perry
With You Always by Jody Hedlund
High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin
Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar
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