Candle Bible Handbook from Kregel

Candle Bible Handbook

from Kregel

candle BIble handbook

Travel through Bible history with this comprehensible exploration of the Bible, following the key narratives from Genesis to Revelation. Perfect as a child’s first Bible reference, he will travel through Bible lands and times and discover how the people lived: the foods they ate, the homes they occupied, the clothes they wore, and the work they performed. There are sections of study questions throughout to further learning, as well as glossaries and FAQs to help understanding.



This is a really neat Bible handbook from Kregel Publishers. The Candle Bible Handbook is for 8 to 12 year olds and would be an awesome addition to their library, because it can be a wonderful study tool for your child to use while reading the Bible or reading Bible stories. There are many things to help with Bible study including study questions, tips to watch for when reading, an outline an description of the book, along with a little box with important information. And you will also find a section with Big ideas in the Bible, Bible Promises, Fifty very important passages in the Bible and Who’s Who in the Bible. And of course this is just a touch of what you will find in this neat handbook.

I really like this book that will be an additional study tool when studying the Bible. I found it interesting myself as I read through it and went over the different things added to help study. If you have kids in this age group, or I think even teenagers would like this, I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of The Candle Bible Handbook. You will find it very informative and interesting.

I rec’d a copy of this book from Kregel to read and review. The opinions in this review are mine only. I was not required or expected to write a positive review.



Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand!

Huckleberry Hill

by Jennifer Beckstrand!

Book One in The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill!



With their thirteen children grown, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next adventure. That means trying their hands at matchmaking–because what could be more fun than igniting love when it’s right–and undoing mismatches when they’re wrong. Now Huckleberry Hill just might turn out to be the most romantic spot in Wisconsin. . .

Lia Shetler is resigned to being a spinster. She’s too tall and sturdy to ever be marriageable–so says her overbearing dat. Instead, she’s helping her pretty, spoiled sister Rachel secure the perfect husband–the Helmuth’s grandson, Moses Zimmerman. But the more Lia sees of Moses’s gently teasing ways and quiet understanding, the more she wishes he could be hers alone.

Moses knew his grandparents couldn’t resist trying to find him a wife. But he never expected it would be the graceful, sensible Lia–a woman who is tall enough to look him in the eye and honest enough to make him question a promise holding him to his past. Now both will need the kind of miracles only faith and courage can bring to finally reach for a lifetime of happiness.




Lia Shelter thinks she is helping to secure a husband for her sister, but the more she spends time with Moses Zimmerman, the more attracted they are to each other. And Moses’ grandparents are on their matchmaking trend to find a wife for him! But which sister will it be, Rachel or Lia?

I just love Moses’ grandparents Anna and Felty Helmuth and their matchmaking! They are so adorable, with Anna trying her new recipes and Felty singing and checking out license plates to find all of the states! These two elderly people make their home a pleasant and comfortable place for their family to visit. Lia was a sweet young lady and Anna seemed to see her for who she was. Lia’s parents are jerks, or so I think they are because they think the sun rises and sets in their daughter Rachel, and for Lia, she is treated like a maid, and treated like she is worthless! I got so irritated at them!! But that aside, I loved the calm and warming home of the Helmuth’s and the things they did to encourage Moses and Lia! Reading this made me miss my own grandparents and all of the sweet memories of staying at their home. Author Jennifer Beckstrand is an amazing writer and I love reading her stories. I can’t wait to read more of this precious couple and the other grandchildren that are in line for their sweet matchmaking. I highly recommend the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Series and this first book, Huckleberry Hill!

I received this book from the author, Jennifer Beckstrand to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.




<img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-29″ title=”jennifer 4″ alt=”” src=”×300.jpg” width=”187″ height=”250″ />I grew up with a steady diet of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. After all that literary immersion, I naturally decided to get a degree in mathematics, which came in handy when one of my six children needed help with homework. After my fourth daughter was born, I started writing. By juggling diaper changes, soccer games, music lessons, laundry, and two more children, I finished my first manuscript—a Western—in just under fourteen years.

I have always been fascinated by the Amish way of life and now write Inspirational Amish Romance. I am drawn to the strong faith of the Plain people and admire the importance they put on enduring family ties. I have visited and studied Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where I met with a bishop and a minister as well as several Amish mamms, dats, and children. It has always impressed me at what salt-of-the-earth people they are. My interactions with these kind people have been some of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have a dear Amish friend with whom I correspond in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She helps me keep my facts straight and gives me inspiration for my stories.

My goal is to write uplifting, inspiring stories with happy endings and hopeful messages. If my books make readers want to give themselves a big hug or jump up and down for joy, I’ve done my job. I am a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers and am represented by Mary Sue Seymour of The Seymour Agency.

A group of children headed home after school.

There are three Amish romances in the Forever After in Apple Lake Series (Summerside/Guideposts). Kate’s Song, Rebecca’s Rose, and Miriam’s Quilt are all now available. Kate’s Song was the #1 Romantic Religious Fiction download in the Free Kindle Store in August of 2012, and Rebecca’s Rose and Miriam’s Quilt both spent time in the top 50 Religious Fiction books on

I have six Amish Roamish buggy<img class=”alignleft wp-image-1131″ alt=”amish buggy” src=”” width=”234″ height=”175″ />mances in the works with Kensington Books. The first book, Huckleberry Hill, is now available in stores and online. Huckleberry Hill is set in Wisconsin Amish country.

The series, The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, is about an elderly Amish couple who try to find suitable mates for their grandchildren. What could be more fun than throwing two young people together to see if sparks ignite? No one would ever suspect two octogenarian Amish folks of mischief.

Romantic Times gave Huckleberry Hill 4 1/2 stars, calling it “A sweet romance with a lot of heart that offers a new, refreshing take on the…matchmaking trope. The storyline is feasible, the characters are well written, with both their strengths and weaknesses on display. Readers will treasure this series and put the first outing on their keeper shelf.”

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