Wednesday, March 26, 2014

101 Color and Sing Bible Stories

Nicely bound in a puffy hardcover, you will find full color interactive pages! Not only will your child be able to read the bible story, they will get to sing and color along. Included in the book are two DVDs, both with a song that corresponds to each page, and printable coloring pages. What a great way to implant the stories into their memory! And you will have fun singing and coloring along with them! It think this book is very well done. Such. What a fun way to teach your children the bible. This would be great to use at home, and also in a classroom setting, as everyone could join in the coloring and singing. Great bible to add to our bedtime routine, or playtime . I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

101 bible stories - from creation to revelation

Nestled in between a sturdy hard covered book, you will find soft glossy pages that are very nicely illustrated. Instead of finding toddler like images, you will see artistic paintings in muted colors. It's a very nice touch, as it keeps a childs story bible library diverse. Each page has a full color picture and one story. This is great for kids of all ages and attentions spans. I really like this story book. Currently my oldest child is a toddler and I think this is perfect for his attention span. He will get to hear the Word, while by asking questions about the pictures meanings. I also think this would be great for older children learning to read on their own. And for teaching purposes. As a visceral reader, I especially enjoyed the feel of the pages. This is very nicely done. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review

Monday, March 3, 2014

Where courage calls

Deciding she has a greater calling, Beth thatcher decides to leave her sheltered life of wealth and culture to teach school in a small coal mining community out west. She was however, not prepared for the desolation she would face upon arrival. Fighting the urge to run back the same way she just same, she overcomes and settles into the quaint life she will call her own for the next year. Hardships arise at every turn. But she is determined to find a way to bring hope into this grieving town of widows and immigrants. Even at the cost of her health, she pushes on and opens doors this town was hesitant to open. And makes friends in the unlikeliest of places. For a girl who thought she'd never last a year in such an isolate place, she finds herself scrambling to get accomplished everything she has on her heart before her time is up. Sewing her heart into all she puts her hands too, Beth is finding purpose in all God has laid put for her to do... And she may even find love! I enjoyed this light hearted book. I used to sit around and read Oke to my great grandmother, as a Child. So I have very fond memories of her books. This is the first I have read as an adult, and I wasn't disappointed. I definitely felt the urge to keep reading on to see what would happen left off at the end feeling hopeful . I do hope there will be a sequel to this book. As I'm very interested to hear more of the story. I received this book in exchange for an honest review

Wings of glass

Penny lives in a small town, with a small population. So it's almost natural that she would take the first guy who showed an interest in her. Especially when it's Trent Taylor, older, handsome and most of all,interested in Penny. But the honeymoon phase doesn't last long. The handsome face can't hide his abusive side. And penny can't hide from him. Things get rough, but Penny stays true. Until an accident changes everything. With Trent not working, Penny takes a job. And despite her hesitancy, befriends the ladies she works with. It's not hArd for them to see what's happening behind her closed doors. And they begin to get involved. As Penny fights what she knows in her heart is right, the ladies fight harder to help keep her alive. Can Penny stand up for herself, separate her emotions from the damaging Trent, long enough to finally make things right? And will she have the support she needs if she makes it free? I liked this book. This is the first I had read from this author. I really enjoyed the story line, and was continually looking to see what would happen next. I think she did a great job and would recommend this to a variety of people. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

The rhyme bible

Full colored illustrations come to life in this book of fun rhymes. Stories are paraphrased in a short and memorable ryhme that all kids will be able to remember. The simple verbiage is a draw to all ages. I think this book is cute. It's very simply done. There were a few ryhmes that I don't feel flowed very well. But then I'm an adult. Most kids are less critical and would enjoy stories told in an easy way to be rememebered .. It's also a great discussion book. Since it is a very paraphrased version of the story, your kids can ask you to expound on the actual story. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.