Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Engraved on the heart by Tara Johnson

What a beautiful book for any historical lovers who enjoy anything to do with the Civil War era. I loved how this book seems like your typical historical fiction and yet it dives into deeper issues as the book progresses, I thought it was interesting to read about the main characters battles with epileptic seizures and how that was viewed  by society then. Despite being a Southern belle Keziah proves she is so much more than her family's expectation to marry well. When she is reintroduced to her childhood friend, Micah, her life sets on a path quite unlike she ever expected.
Filled with lush details and an engaging story this book is a must read! I know I look forward to reading more books by this author in the future.
I received a copy from Tyndale in exchange for my honest opinion.

100 Bible Stories for Children

This book is an absolutely wonderful introduction to the Bible for young ones, highlighting 100 of the most famous stories from the Bible that have gorgeous illustrations to enthrall and engage little ones. I know my 3 year old really enjoyed the stories and the illustrations, she was particularly thrilled to see so many stories about Jesus life in here as those are her absolute favorite. I am always eager to get copies of Bible stories and see how the pass muster with my little one and this one certainly did! She goes for it all the time and I feel it is a good way for her to familiarize herself with the scriptures at a young age.
This is a stunning book that would make a great gift or would be great to have on hand at home to engage your little ones in the word of God.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Ready or not by Drew Moser and Jess Fankhauser

First off I wish this book was around when I was a little younger, filled with practical insight and sage wisdom this book is an essential for helping navigate ones 20's which are full of so many decisions that deeply affect the rest of your life. This book addresses so many of those decisions and helps give one a good foundation for the rest of your life.
I loved how this book carefully wove scriptures, real life stories and great insight into all of its pages. This book would make an exceptional gift for college graduation or just because as I really think many young people would benefit from it.
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Life Giving Parent by Clay and Sally Clarkson

I think most Christian parents have heard of Sally Clarkson and her books as they come highly recommend and are filled with wonderful, Christ centered Biblical insight.  So when I got the chance to grab their newest book I was eager and it did not disappoint!
Filled with sage advice this book really helps breathe life into ones mission as a parent reminding one how sacred and important being a parent truly is. I love how this book was not just geared towards Mother's like so many books out there but is for both parent's. I also appreciate how this book is not a one size fits all for children but readily acknowledges that each child is different as well the authors understand!
This book is a great resource that you will find yourself coming back to time and again especially as you go through different seasons of parenting.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Vegan Comfort classics by Lauren Toyota

If anything can convince me that vegan food is delicious it is this book. I like meat a lot and feel like a lot of vegan recipes are poor substitutes but  this book sets out to prove that vegan recipes can be as good and sometimes I dare say can be better than their non-vegan counterparts,
Filled with amazing photography and delicious and healthy recipes this book is amazing.
I received copies of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A pocketful of Hope for Mothers by Robin Jones Gunn

What a perfect book for a Mother's soul! This book is such a beautiful, colorful and encouraging book filled with perfect little snippets that a Mom can quickly read to encourage and inspire. I know I found this book to be so encouraging and uplifting, filled with insightful quotes and wonderful tidbits that stay with you long after you put it down.
It is so easy to get overwhelmed and trodden down with being a Mom and this book is there to help uplift and encourage and it really does that in such a simple and beautiful way.
The illustrations are cheerful and uplifting and the words are profound, this book would make a beautiful gift to encourage and uplift one of the Mother's in your life.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

God made the world by Sarah Jean Collins

What an utterly delightful book for your young ones to learn about how God created the world done in such a beautiful way that is sure to engage and delight the very young! My almost 3 year old daughter really loved the book and all of the color and artwork, it is just bright enough to enchant children without being over the top.
I loved the simple and yet profound text that explained the story of creation so well, giving vivid detail without being overwhelming.
Charming artwork and a perfect design this book is a must have for anyone's collection.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.