Love Her Well by Kari Kampakis

Book Description

Moms are eager for tips and wisdom to help them build strong relationships with their daughters, and Kari Kampakis’s Love Her Well gives them ten practical ways to do so, not by changing their daughters but by changing their own thoughts, actions, and mind-set.

For many women, having a baby girl is a dream come true. Yet as girls grow up, the narrative of innocence and joy changes to gloom and doom as moms are told, “Just wait until she’s a teenager!” and handed a disheartening script that treats a teenage girl’s final years at home as solely a season to survive.

Author and blogger Kari Kampakis suggests it’s time to change the narrative and mind-set that lead moms to parent teen girls with a spirit of defeat, not strength. By improving the foundation, habits, and dynamics of the relationship, mothers can connect with their teen daughters and earn a voice in their lives that allows moms to offer guidance, love, wisdom, and emotional support.

As a mom of four daughters (three of whom are teenagers), Kari has learned the hard way that as girls grow up, mothers must grow up too. In Love Her Well, Kari shares ten ways that moms can better connect with their daughters in a challenging season, including:

  • choosing their words and timing carefully,
  • listening and empathizing with her teen’s world,
  • seeing the good and loving her for who she is,
  • taking care of themselves and having a support system, and more.

This book isn’t a guide to help mothers “fix” their daughters or make them behave. Rather, it’s about a mom’s journey, doing the heart work and legwork necessary to love a teenager while still being a strong, steady parent. Kari explores how every relationship consists of two imperfect sinners, and teenagers gain more respect for their parents when they admit (and learn from) their mistakes, apologize, listen, give grace, and try to understand their teens’ point of view. Yes, teenagers need rules and consequences, but without a connected relationship, parents may never gain a significant voice in their lives or be a safe place they long to return to.

By admitting her personal failures and prideful mistakes that have hurt her relationships with her teenage daughters, Kari gives mothers hope and reminds them all things are possible through God. By leaning on him, mothers gain the wisdom, guidance, protection, and clarity they need to grow strong relationships with their daughters at every age, especially during the critical teen years.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Love Her Well by Kari Kampakis is a wonderful book that helps moms through the difficult teen years of their daughter’s life.
This book has 10 chapters. 10 ways to find joy and connection with your teenage daughter. In each of these chapters you will find other list, like:
1.In chapter 2) Fourteen Realities Impacting Todays Teen Girls
2. In chapter 4) Twenty Ways To Grow A Relationship With Your Teen Daughter
3. In chapter 7) Fifteen Ways To Be Your Daughter’s Emotional Coach

And there are more, this should be enough to get a feel of what this book teaches. There are Reflection Questions to help remember and discuss things you have read. There is no way I can lost every topic in this book. This author though of everything. A few things that I highlighted are social media, self confidence, emotional self control, letting your daughter have feelings, knowing your daughters interests and passions, and so so many more.

If you have a teenage daughter in your life, or any age daughter really, this book can help you in so many ways. I wish there had been a book like this for boys when my son was growing up. I believe this book can help both daughter and mom adjust to the new life. And I will throw this in, I think dads that are raising their daughter can benefit from this as much as a mom can. All in all, I love this book. As I read it, there was a peace knowing that you can find the help you need with your child at this age. I just may keep the peace at times there could be real problems. Keep this book as a reference to go to as much as needed.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis is an author, blogger, and national speaker from Birmingham, Alabama. Her books for teen girls, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?, have been used widely across the country by teen youth groups and church groups to empower girls through faith.

Kari’s work has been featured on the TODAY Show, TODAY Parents,Yahoo! News, EWTN, Proverbs 31, Ann Voskamp’s blog, The Huffington Post, and other national outlets. She and her husband, Harry, have four daughters and a dog named Lola. Learn more by visiting http://www.kari kampakis.com or finding Kari on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

There is a giveaway that you can enter to win a copy of this book at the link below.

https://www.blessedfreebies.com/love-her-well.html

GoodNight My Darling Dear by Amy Kavelaris

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ABOUT THE BOOK

​Popular artist Amy Kavelaris brings a whimsical bedtime blessing that celebrates the wonder of childhood, dreams of who your little one will someday become, and marvels at all that God has in store. Amy’s prints are sold through a variety of top retailers, and she has been featured in major national women’s and home décor magazines.

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Hold your little one close as you celebrate your love for one another. This exquisitely illustrated book honors the wonder of childhood, dreams of who your little one will someday become, and marvels at all that God has in store. Amy Kavelaris’s signature flower-crown art and poetic writing invite you and your child to enjoy peaceful moments before bed with delightful parent-and-child animal pairs.

Good Night, My Darling Dear makes an excellent baby shower gift or display book in a new nursery. Its keepsake quality also makes it a wonderful way to celebrate an adoption or birth announcement with a friend or grandparents.

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This whimsical and heartwarming picture book calls you to enjoy the beauty of God’s artistry across the skies and in the child resting in your arms.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This book is precious! The art work is absolutely stunning, and even though a small child can not read the words, they can sure look at the beautiful illustrations and make up their own stories. I always encourage young children to do this. What a beautiful message this story is, and it is perfect for a bedtime story.

This is the most beautiful children’s book I’ve seen. I love everything about it. Author Amy Kavelaris does an incredible job with both this story as well as the illustrations. This would make a such a sweet baby shower gift. Or a gift for any occasion for a little one. This is definitely a book to keep out in the open for everyone to see!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Amy Kavs (Kavelaris) Art can be found in Target, Anthropologie, Better Homes & Gardens, among others & is hanging in homes & sold on products around the globe. She has been captivated by the study of light and the way little ones interact with nature since she was old enough to hold a pencil. This fascination with every day beauty, is apparent in her breadth of paintings, blooming in a dreamlike-whimsy.

Amy grew up in nature & on the lakes, the source of much of her inspiration for her work. She graduated with a degree in Media Studies: Radio, TV, & Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison & studied Fine Art in Florence, Italy.

She lives in the Midwest, renovating their 100 year old home & cottage, with her therapist husband and their 3 small girls.

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Off the Hook by

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Book Description:

SO YOU THINK YOU’VE FORGIVEN? THINK AGAIN. Is there something you’ve inadvertently picked up along the way that’s sucking the life out of you? Stealing your peace? Has you stuck? Stuck happens. Much as we think we’ve moved on, hard things have a way of taking root in the heartscape of our lives. Off the Hook shares real life stories of real people who had no idea they were still captive to past hurts—until they walked through deep forgiveness!

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This way of forgiveness offers healing and freedom you never thought possible. It’s about the power of truly letting go—taking old pain patterns and people off your hook, for your sake, not theirs. No longer hemmed in by the burden of deep hurt, loss and offense, you are free at last to soar above it. Discover what no one has told you about the forgiveness power tool—what it is, what it is not, and how to do it. Rewrite the ending to your true story by retrieving the wellbeing and destiny God has for you.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

As I read the book description to this book, I wondered how many people had past hurts and issues happened to them that still lingers deep in their heart. As I read the book, I realized that so many more than I could have imagined was in this category, myself included. There are so many real life stories in this book, and these stories made me want to keep reading to find out what the next persons story is. But most if all, this book was an eye opener for me in some areas of my life. About some things and people I though I had forgiven but I haven’t.

This book is a keeper for me. I want to go through it much slower than I did for this review. I think Off the Hook would be great for a Bible study group or a Sunday school class. But mostly, Off the Hook is a book that every Christian should read. There is so much chunked inside the pages of this book. You will be glad you checked this one out.

I would like to thank the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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See Book Trailer HERE

Off The Hook Webpage:  https://hiddenmannaministry.com/off-the-hook/

Hidden Manna Ministry on FB here https://www.facebook.com/Hidden-Manna-Ministry-194535157251238/

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About the Authors

As founders, forerunners and entrepreneurs in Hidden Manna Ministry,Dana Tibbitts and Patti Goldberg have pioneered with others a teamministry of prophetic prayer, healing and equipping in the five-fold gifts.This team represents multiple churches and diverse global missions from Southern California to Mexico, Uganda, Nepal and Brazil. Theirgroundbreaking work, Prayer Boot Camp: Preparation for the Battle ofYour Life, has been transformational for those longing for deeperrelationship with God and one another.

Off The Hook Webpage:  https://hiddenmannaministry.com/off-the-hook/

Hidden Manna Ministry on FB here https://www.facebook.com/Hidden-Manna-Ministry-194535157251238/

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Operation Blessing Recipes from Around the World plus Gift and GIVEAWAY

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This cookbook is created by Operation Blessings. CookBookOperation Blessing (OB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.

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With the support of our generous partners, Operation Blessing provides strategic relief on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, health and medical care, hunger relief, and clean water.

Along with our faithful supporters, we put a special emphasis on not only providing physical relief to those in immediate need, but also equipping them with new knowledge to create sustainable solutions to combat poverty. Operation Blessing and our partners are devoted to being God’s hands and feet in the world. We’re committed to listening to the needs of each community we serve, instead of telling them what we think they need, addressing the core issues behind poverty, rather than only treating the symptoms.

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You can continue reading about this ministry, and find lots more info on their website, https://www.ob.org/

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS COOKBOOK

As I was reading about the ministry of Operation Blessing from the materials I have and their website, I was in awe of how much, and how many people they are able to help. The reason for this cookbook is to raise money to carry on their mission. This recipe has tasty recipes that you and your family will be able to enjoy for many meals. I only tries a couple of them, but I plan to try more in the near future. We don’t eat a lot of international foods, but I found I can substitute ingredients to give it a flavor we can and will eat.

If you want to help this ministry by giving a donation, or purchasing this cookbook for a donation, you can do so at their we site here: https://www.ob.org/about/  remember to give as generous as you can afford. These precious souls whom Jesus gave His life for are worth everything we give.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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Check this cookbook out and get your own copy. It is easy, just click on the link below.

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Want your own copy of this wonderful cookbook? You can get your own copy by giving a donation of any size here!  https://www.ob.org/give/recipebook/?cpid=afc_ob&mot=046739&utm_source=frontgate-046739&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=cookbook_blog

The cookbook is offered as a gift for any dollar amount donation. It has a soft cover with a total of 34 international recipes ranging from breakfast, side & main dishes, breads & desserts and drinks. The recipes originated from 15 countries namely Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Kenya, Israel, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, China, and United States.

Another way to find out more from this ministry is by reading their Operations Blessing Magazine. You can find the January 2020 issue here https://www.ob.org/blessings-magazine/january-2020/

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Back Issues of the magazine can be found on their website. By searching the site, you can find these magazines plus lots of pictures and all about this ministry.***

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Free Gift this ministry is offering you! Operation Blessing Recipe Cards

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We are pleased to offer four (4) recipe cards inspired by international recipes from Operation Blessing’s latest cookbook, “Recipes From Around the World.” Anyone can sign up to receive this free gift after which, requests will be processed and delivered straight to their mailbox.

Get offer here:  https://www.ob.org/mc/recipecards/?cpid=afc_ob&mot=046650&utm_source=frontgate-046650&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=recipecards_blog

 

You can also win a copy of this little cookbook. See info below if you want to sign up to win.

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PLUS NOTE: You may enter to win a copy of this cookbook for yourself by signing up here: https://www.blessedfreebies.com/recipes-from-around-the-world.html

 

Faith Forward Family Devotions by Patrick and Ruth Schwenk plus Giveaway

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Raise faith-filled kids who know, love, and live for God. Patrick and Ruth Schwenk have written 100 devotions for families to do together, at your own pace. Each devotion includes:

  • A Bible passage—from Genesis to Revelation

  • Teaching applicable for kids of any age

  • A key idea to learn and remember about God

  • Questions designed to spark family discussion

  • Guided prayer for the entire family

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE 

I love this Devotional because it has interactions between children and their parents. I love the discussion time and that is gives questions to discuss after the devotions are read. There is also help for prayer time. It gives a sample prayer to pray together, or you can just pray the prayer they have here. I would add that anyone can pray that wishes to as well.

Now a bit about the book itself. The blue color is beautiful, with the nighttime scene on the cover. It all make you feel like its night, and time to read about God’s word together. You will also find Bible passages for each devotion.  And the pages are thick, shiny and durable. And it even has a front page you can gift it to someone. This beautiful Devotional book would be an amazing gift to a family. This is one I highly recommend!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Grow closer to your kids as they grow closer to God in Faith Forward Family Devotional.

 

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PATRICK & RUTH SCHWENK

Patrick and Ruth Schwenk are the coauthors of For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House and the creators of TheBetterLifeMinistry.org, which is home to TheBetterMom.com, ForTheFamily.org, and RootlikeFaith.com. Patrick and Ruth have been married for more than twenty years, have four children, and have been in full-time ministry for more than fifteen years. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Tony Evan’s Study Bible

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About this Bible

Tony Evans is one of today’s most influential church leaders and has faithfully studied and preached the gospel for over 50 years. He serves as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX and founder of The Urban Alternative, a ministry which promotes a kingdom agenda philosophy to equip people to live all of life underneath the comprehensive rule of God.

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The Tony Evans Study Bible includes extensive study notes and other ancillary resources to assist in both men’s and women’s Bible study that are carefully crafted and curated by Dr. Tony Evans as General Editor and adapted from his sermons, teachings, and writings. These features are strategically placed alongside the biblical text to explain God’s Word in a fresh way. Applying these truths will empower readers to have transformed lives and transfer the values of the kingdom of God to others.

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Features include:

  • Elegant design
  • Study notes crafted from Tony Evans sermons and writings
  • 40 inspirational articles
  • 50 “Lessons on Kingdom Living”
  • Plethora of “Questions & Answers”
  • Numerous “Hope Words”
  • Over 150 videos of sermons
  • Devotionals, and teaching from Dr. Evans, page-edge cross-reference system
  • Black-letter text
  • Presentation page and introductory front matter
  • Special back matter section with key definitions
  • Theological and doctrinal charts, and other study helps
  • Concordance
  • Bible reading plan
  • Full-color maps

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The Tony Evans Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). CSB Bibles by Holman stays as literal as possible to the Holy Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others. Whether you are looking for CSB study Bibles, an easy-to-understand Christian Bible, a mens or womens study Bible, the CSB is a translation that focuses on the accuracy and readability of God’s Word.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

Wow! What a really nice Bible this is. My copy is the black and brown LeatherTouch imitation. It’s a handsome looking Bible that I think would be awesome for any man. It just has that male touch and feel. But, anyone can use this Bible. This Tony Evan’s study Bible is the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). And just a little bit about the CSB Bibles by Holman, these Bibles stay as literal as possible to the Holy Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Other things about this Bible that stand out to me is the study notes from Tony Evan himself, from his many sermons and teachings. The many articles and lessons. The questions and answers offered, and the videos it gives access to. The first page to each book has an intro, and the format is very attractive.

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And to give you a little info about the videos that are offered, here is what you will find.

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“Brief videos on various topics can be found throughout the text, which you can access on your mobile device using the provided QR code. Some are devotional; others are segments from Tony Evans’ sermons. Each video is designed to enhance your study experience by helping you dive deeper on a topic or providing you with encouragement in your study.”

This will be an awesome study Bible for the favorite person on your Christmas list. Or maybe you are in need if a new Bible, this would be a really nice pick for you. And if you already have a Bible, this would be a great addition to your study tools. Especially ially with the CSB translation so you can compare to your other Bibles. Any way you go, this Bible will be a good fit for you.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

GIVEAWAY 

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For a chance to win a copy if this Bible, click on the link below. Ends 12/11

https://www.blessedfreebies.com/tony-evans-bible-giveaway.html

Check out these videos of Tony Evan’s talking about this new Bible

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Here is the purchase link with full description of the Bible.  It’s on sale right now!

https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/csb-tony-evans-study-bible-black-brown-leathertouch-P005817842

 

Take the Day Off by Robert Morris

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Book Description:

This review is to promote the FaithWords Book Club.  You got a copy of the book they are using this month, Take the Day Off.  Certainly talk up the book but really promote joining the free book review group on FB.

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ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB

The FaithWords Book Club is a private Facebook group that is only available to join upon request. We select a new book to discuss each season and we have had authors like Joyce Meyer, Victoria Osteen, T.D. Jakes, and more stop by to answer questions or say hello. We do exclusive giveaways in the group, share unseen videos from our authors, and let bloggers, influencers, and readers connect with one another, our authors, and our FaithWords publishing group.

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For October and November we will be studying Take the Day Off by Pastor Robert Morris with special “guest visits” from other FaithWords authors as well!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Rest your mind, body, and spirit and focus on God’s principles for rest with this helpful guide from bestselling author Robert Morris.

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A constant stream of busyness can slowly wear away at us over time: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Yet believers often forget that taking a day of rest is one of the Ten Commandments! When we don’t give our minds and emotions a break, our will to make good choices can often become compromised. Resting is also important to those around you. If you have a weary soul, you can’t pour yourself into others at home, work, or wherever you are. It’s vital-you must take the day off.

In Take the Day Off, Pastor Morris explains why rest is central to your wellbeing, how to do it, and how helpful it can be. You will be inspired to experience true rest and make it a priority in the rhythm of your weekly schedule. Don’t wait and delay God’s blessings in your life. Start implementing the principle of rest in your life and you will see eternal benefits.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is a very interesting book. Robert Morris knows from experience how it is to be tired, stress out, and really just completely out of it because of the demands of life. Our society has completely forgotten what it means to ‘remember the sabbath’ because now days, everything goes on Sunday as if it is any other day. We forget to rest.

As I read through this book, so much of it hit right at me, because I’m with everyone else, I don’t give God the one day he requires from us. I appreciate that Robert Morris is so honest as he tells of his own struggles with these issues. And gives us as Christian’s what we should do in order to have that day of rest we all need to experience. I’m old enough that I remember when stores were closed on Sunday, and we would spend the afternoon after church with family and friends. People would actually visit each other on Sunday afternoons. I miss that time, and though it will never be like that again, we can choose to make the sabbath our day of rest.

This is a book that every Christian should read! I want to read it slow, a few pages a day, to fully get the meaning of this book. If you haven’t read Take the Day Off, I strongly encourage you to check out this book. And what a wonderful book to give friends and family for Christmas!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

What others are saying about it:

“I strongly encourage every believer to read and reread this book. I pray it becomes a staple in every Christian home, where we function at our highest level, and can in turn raise a generation to do the same.”

– Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Author of The Way of Life and Raising Giant-Killers

“I discovered a deep revelation of the importance of Sabbath from Pastor Robert’s teaching years ago. Applying these principles of rest to my life has greatly impacted me and my family and has allowed us to run the marathon of life well. I encourage you to read and apply the wisdom of this book to your life!”

– Kari Jobe Carnes, Worship Leader, Songwriter

“A must-read if you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling for a light at the end of the tunnel.”

– Danny Gokey, Grammy-nominated recording artist

“As I work with CEOs and other high performers, overload is one of their biggest issues. The boundaries of time and space have disappeared…You are never safe until you remember that God has commanded us to protect some time to rest. Neuroscience and other fields have proven it to be true, and Robert gives us some practical ways to do it.”

– Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist and co-author of Boundaries

 

 

How Great Is Our God Devotions by Louis Giglio

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ABOUT THIS DEVOTIONAL 

Show the children in your life the awe-inspiring connection between the natural world and the God who created it. 

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The bestselling children’s devotional Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science resonated with more than 200,000 kids, parents, and teachers. Now Louie Giglio offers 100 more devotions about God and science that will expand the curiosity of your 6- to 10-year-olds. Including amazing scientific facts, beautiful photography, fun illustrations, and simple activities, How Great Is Our God covers topics like

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  • Space and time
  • Earth and weather
  • The human body
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • And more!
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With this science devotional, which is based on Giglio’s well-known “How Great Is Our God” and “Indescribable” messages, children will embark on a journey to discover more about God and His incredible creation. From the pink lake in Senegal to the earth’s trip around the sun to the water-holding frog that can live up to five years without a drink, the wonders of the universe will deepen your kids’ appreciation for God’s wild imagination.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS DEVOTIONAL 

We here the phrase How Great Is Our God all of the time, we sing the song, we talk about it, and now we have a devotional that kids can read about the greatness of our God. This Devotional has 200 indescribable devotions that go through the Bible with amazing stories of God. The devotions are on a child’s level, they are short, there are pictures on the pages that go with what the kids are reading. Another thing with each devotion is a section that says HOW GREAT. I think this section is great for the kids because it is a scientific fact about something that goes along with the devotions. Like one of the devotions talk about Butterflies and the scientific facts are about Butterflies. Which I found amazing because it’s something I’d never heard! So you can see adults can benefit from this great book as well.

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This is a really great book of devotions. The book itself is beautiful with its blue cover and the globe with all of the kids at different places in the world. And as you can see in the pictures that the inside is just as attractive, with pictures of kids and they are pictures that will capture any kids attention. If you are looking for a new devotions for the kids in your life, this would make an amazing Christmas gift or stocking stuffer! Though it says it’s for ages 6-10, I know younger kids that would love these devotions read to them. As you can tell, I love this Devotional book, and I sure hope you love it as much as I do.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Learn more about this Devotional HERE

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR 

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Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Original Visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world, and continues to see 18-25 year olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God’s glory. Most recently, Passion hosted 40,000 college students and their leaders in four venues linked together across three cities at Passion 2019.

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords, Passion Publishing and the Passion Global Institute.

Louie is the national-bestselling author of Not Forsaken, Goliath Must Fall, Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, and I Am Not But I Know I Am.

Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Holly Lane Jewelry Beautiful Christian Jewelry

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Company Description:

Our line of sterling silver Christian jewelry is intentionally designed to create opportunities to share Christ with others, and to be worn as a personal reflection of faith. Each piece is designed in central Virginia by jewelry artist Tiffany Scott who has based her designs on verses from the Bible in order to bring comfort to the wearer and be a representation of God’s promises. These unique designs are meant to catch the attention of others and spark conversation about the verses they are based on.

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Product Line Description:

Each piece of verse-based Holly Lane jewelry comes with a Story Card that features the verse reference on the front, and an explanation of the design’s significance on the back. Tiffany’s love for semiprecious gemstones shows through in her use of many different gems throughout the line. The Holly Lane line is designed so that the customer can put together their own personal combination of pendants, chains and bead drops based on the promises they are holding on to and how God is currently speaking to them in their lives.

I thought you may enjoy knowing how Holly Lane jewelry is made. This video give this information. HERE

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A Special Note:

Each Holly Lane shipment is packaged with great care to provide an unboxing experience that will convey to the customer just how special they are. We hope that the bloggers reviewing our line will enjoy this experience as well and consider including the unboxing as part of their review.  We hope it will make them feel special.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS HOLLY LANE NECKLACE 

I was so honored to be able to review this beautiful necklace from Holly Lane Christian Jewelry. It’s so wonderful to have a line of jewelry designed and inspired by a verse in the Bible. Each peace is made of high quality  silver, designed by the founder and owner of the company, Tiffany Scott. The jewelry is handcrafted in the Holly Lane by Tiffany and her production associates.

The necklace I was given to review was inspired by the scripture verse, I John 4:19 We love because He first loved us. I love this verse, and I love that I have a necklace to remind me of God’s love. In order to give you a more accurate description of this necklace, here is how the website describes it:  Two hearts connected by the cross; a beautiful symbol of the bond we have with others because of God’s love for us. Inspired by 1 John 4:19, “We love because He first loved us.” Paired with a delicate strand of genuine garnets and asymmetrical freshwater pearl beading.

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  • Necklace adjustable from 17″ to 19″
  • Need a little extra length? Take a look at our Extender Chains!
  • .925 sterling silver
  • Made in the USA

I can’t say enough about this jewelry. It’s beauty is breathtaking,  and the knowing the verse the piece of jewelry comes from will constantly remind you of God’s love.

This necklace was given to me by the company, Holly Lane Christian Jewelry. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

 

AND THE PERSON behind all of this Jewelry is Tiffany Scott! You can read all of the Holly Lane Story HERE on her website. There is a lot of info in the Holly Lane website so very sure and search around.

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Only You Can Be You by Sally & Nathan Clarkson

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ABOUT THIS BOOK 

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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pagesg
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 22, 2019)
  • My Rating: 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Only You Can Be You Book description:

Some kids like to dance and laugh out loud, and some sit quietly and make up stories in their heads—but we’re all different, and that’s okay because the maker of everything made us this way!

In their first picture book, bestselling author Sally Clarkson and her son Nathan encourage children on the journey to discovering their strengths. Mother and son duo draw on themes from their first book, Different, the emotive story of Nathan’s experiences growing up with mental illness and learning disabilities and Sally’s journey to loving him unconditionally. With the powerful truth that what makes you different makes you great, Only You Can Be You will help children embrace their differences and celebrate the differences in others.

The irresistible rhymes paired with Tim Warnes’s whimsical illustrations encourage your children with the reassurance they’re looking for in their own uniqueness. Whether they are quiet or artistic, funny or boisterous, your children will love this heartwarming read that assures them that they’re wonderful exactly as they are.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

WOW! I love, love this sweet childrens book! And I love the theme, and the journey authors  Sally and her son Nathan Clarkson takes readers on explanning how God makes us all different. And He makes us all great.

I love reviewing awesome children’s books like this because of the importance of teaching our children about God. This book goes a step farther by teaching our children that it’s ok to be different. Our God makes everyone special and unique. And we are perfectly made because it is God who made us. And He makes NO mistakes.

And I can’t leave out the awesome illustrations by Tim Warnes. Each page is filled with unique pictures that are fun, enlightening, enjoyable, and are created just right to catch the eye of every child that sees the book. This is sure one that your child or children will be snatching from the store shelves. I very highly recommend this adorable hard cover book.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’ Cr Rds 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nathan Clarkson is an actor, bestselling author, filmmaker, and poet who has a passion for telling stories that make a difference. Nathan has been seen in many popular TV shows and films and has recently released his first book Different, a memoir written with his mother, Sally Clarkson, about  the his struggle and triumph in the midst of mental illness and learning disabilities. Nathan lives in New York and Los Angeles and can often be found in his hometown of Colorado Springs. You can follow Nathan on Facebook or connect with him at nathanclarkson.m

Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including Own Your LifeThe Lifegiving Home with her daughter Sarah, Desperate with Sarah Mae, and Different with her son Nathan. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through Whole Heart Ministries (www.wholeheart.org) and Mom Heart conferences (www.momheart.org). Sally also encourages many through her blogs, podcasts, and websites. You can find her at www.sallyclarkson.com and on her popular podcast, At Home with Sally, which has over 5 million downloads and can be found on iTunes and Stitcher.l

Purchase Link https://www.amazon.com/Only-You-Can-Be-Different/dp/1400211433

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Night Night Devotions by Amy Parker

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About this Devotional

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2019-10-15
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Series: Night Night
  • Publication Date: 2019-10-15

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Book Description:

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Bedtime is the perfect opportunity to snuggle your little ones close and remind them of God’s presence and love. In this book of 100 devotions for kids ages 3–7, bestselling author Amy Parker and illustrator Virginia Allyn invite you to begin a tradition of prayer and devotions with your children to carry them through the years to come.

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Each of the devotions in Night Night Devotions begins with a Bible verse and includes Night Night questions to encourage interaction with your children. If you want to use the book as a companion to Night Night Bible Stories, the devotions have corresponding titles that accompany each Bible story—with much more in between! Each devotion ends with a rhyming Night Night Prayer that emphasizes God’s love and care, such as . . .

Dear God, I love You more than

There are fishes in the sea,

But there’s no way that I could love You

More than You love me!

Night night, God.

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With cheerful, colorful artwork and sweet Night Night rhymes, this devotional is sure to become your family’s new bedtime favorite.

Purchase Link https://www.amazon.com/Night-Devotions-90-Bedtime/dp/1400208904

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

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I love Bibles and Devotions for children, I think it is so important to have the books and Bibles and Devotions that kids will want to read. And this little Devotional is precious. The devotions are two pages, but with a large font and a picture, so you can see it’s not long at all. Each starts with a verse, the devotions that go with the verse, then there is a prayer to pray with your little one. After that, one or two questions about the devotions has been included so you can interact with your child more. The stories are from both the Old and New Testaments. There are 90 devotions in all.

I love everything about this book of devotions. The pinks and purples are so pretty, the pictures are childlike, and the characters are as cute as can be. Any little girl age 2 to 7 will be grabbing this one from the shelves. And really, I think you can read this to even younger children. And your 8 year old may like to read the devotions for herself. I highly recommend Night Night Devotions to anyone that has a young girl in their lives. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Amy Parker

Biography

Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 1 million copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer, Night Night, Farm, and Night Night, Train.

 

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Illustrator Virginia Allyn

Biography

Virginia Allyn has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books. She lives above a chocolate shop in a beautiful New Hampshire village. She enjoys collecting children’s books, hiking, and eating all her vegetables (except peas).

Night, Night Devotions

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Bedtime is the perfect opportunity to snuggle your little ones close and remind them of God’s presence and love. In this book of 100 devotions for kids ages 3–7, bestselling author Amy Parker and illustrator Virginia Allyn invite you to begin a tradition of prayer and devotions with your children to carry them through the years to come.

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Each of the devotions in Night Night Devotions begins with a Bible verse and includes Night Night questions to encourage interaction with your children. If you want to use the book as a companion to Night Night Bible Stories, the devotions have corresponding titles that accompany each Bible story—with much more in between! Each devotion ends with a rhyming Night Night Prayer that emphasizes God’s love and care, such as . . .

Dear God, I love You more than

There are fishes in the sea,

But there’s no way that I could love You

More than You love me!

Night night, God.

With cheerful, colorful artwork and sweet Night Night rhymes, this devotional is sure to become your family’s new bedtime favorite.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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I Am Brave, A Devotional for Girls 8 to 12 years old

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ABOUT THIS BOOK 

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It’s a tough time to be a tween. Body image struggles, peer pressure, social media, and confusion about what truth is and why it matters can make growing up harder than ever. How do you stand firm in what you believe? What does it mean to be brave in your faith? What does it look like to love others? Finding answers to the most challenging questions can help tween girls thrive as they grow into brave young women of God.

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I Am Brave invites girls ages 8–12 to join the Brave Girls—Hope, Glory, Faith, Gracie, and Honor—as they grow closer to God every day. The latest book in the popular Brave Girls series, I Am Brave includes journaling prompts, devotions, and lots of great questions to help girls learn more about who God is and who they are.

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The Brave Girls are ordinary girls who are stronger and more courageous because of God’s love and guidance. I Am Brave will help your own young reader speak up for truth, stand up for faith and live out the real meaning of godly bravery.  Purchase Link https://www.amazon.com/Am-Brave-Devotions-Questions-Quizzes/dp/1400211921

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I love this devotions for girls! First of all the book cover its self is adorable. And the inside pages are just as adorable. The color, font, pictures, everything in this Devotional is top notch!

Your young girls will meet the Brave Girls, Hope, Glory, Faith, Gracie and Honor. They will learn with these girls how to grow in their faith as they follow through this book, reading the devotions and doing the activities. And there are plenty of activities all throughout the devotions.  I highly recommend this Devotional to anyone who has young girls 8 to 12 years old.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Olga and Aleksey Ivanov are renowned children’s book illustrators and classically trained commercial artists from Russia. This talented husband-and-wife team immigrated to the United States in 2002 and have been in high demand ever since. In all, the two have illustrated over 80 children’s books, three of which have sold more than 100,000 copies.

They work and live together with their son Ivan and fluffy Samoyed dog Misha in their artist studio in the foothills just outside of Denver, Colorado. Olga and Aleksey (better known in the publishing business and art world as “O&A Ivanovs”) are very much a team. They met in art school in Moscow and have collaborated ever since. When they are not illustrating, they can be found hiking in the back country of the Colorado Rockies, taking in the inspiration that this amazing tableau has offered artists from around the world for centuries.

52 Uncommon Family Adventures: by Gary Chapman

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Simple and Creative Ideas for Making Lifelong Memories by Randy Southern | Introduction by Gary Chapman

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ABOUT THE BOOK 

Connect with your family without breaking the bank.

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When you dreamed of having a family you pictured outings, adventures, laughing around the kitchen table. But then the kids actually came and most of the time you’re too busy trying to keep up to figure out how to create a magical, screen-free environment where everyone feels loved, is having fun, and can connect. That’s why 52 Uncommon Family Adventures was written, it helps you do just that, without all the hassle and stress.

Whether it’s a family pillow fight, a lip-sync competition, or Toilet Paper Olympics, give your family the gift of lifelong memories while having fun, connecting spiritually, and speaking each other’s love languages. Enjoy all the benefits of the quality time you dreamed of without all the pressure of advanced planning.

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Put down the phones, turn off the TV, and start making some memories together today.

Purchase Link:  Pick up your life-saving copy of fun at:  https://amzn.to/2SyNfgM

And if you want to know more about this fun and exciting book, check it out at this link here:

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Authors Randy Southern and Gary Chapman has written a book that is awesome for all families to have. As I read the activites in this book I was wishing I’d had this book when my son was growing up. If you are on a tight budget of if you just want ideas on how to spend good quality time with your child, this is an amazing book to have. From Making Thank You Cards, to Fostering a Pet, to Finding Cities to Explore, and adding to this, 49 more great and exciting things to do, you will be instilling in you children fun and entertaining things that they can carry on to their own children.

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And that’s not all! All of the activities have all or most of the following: Get ready time, Adventure Time, Devotions and Language of the Day. This little book is fully planned out. Not only just spending time on activities, this book gives you the opportunity to talk to your children, to discuss things that are so important to them. As you can tell, I love this book, and I hope you will too. So as you think about activities for your family, I highly encourage you to check out this book. With 52 Adventures, you have an entire year of family fun.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado

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Book Summary

Twenty-five years and 1.7 million copies after it first touched children’s lives, Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado now includes Eve Tharlet’s breathtaking artwork to remind a whole new generation that they are loved no matter what.

About the Book

This book assures children of God’s love through all their experiences—including during hard times such as being afraid of the dark or being bullied—and gives assurance that the parent was there when they were first born and will be with them even in heaven.

From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes Just in Case You Ever Wonder, the classic children’s book that has made its way into hearts and story times around the world. This award-winning book about the love between a parent and child

  • has sold 1.7 million copies, touching lives for more than 25 years;
  • now includes new, breathtaking art from Eve Tharlet;
  • is perfect for children ages 3–7; and
  • reminds children of Jesus’ unconditional love.

Whether you have treasured this classic book for years or are reading it for the first time with your little ones, this timeless reminder of the love between a parent and a child—and ultimately, between God the Father and us—will come to hold a special place in your heart and home. Children long to hear they’re special and loved. Just in Case You Ever Wonder assures them that as they grow and change, in both good and bad times, you—and their heavenly Father—will always be on their side . . . just in case they ever wonder.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I bought this wonderful book when it was first published years ago, and it is an honor to be able to review Just In Case You Ever Wonder now in this new updated edition. The same wonderful story is that God made us as we are, He loves us, and we are important to Him. It also teaches how wanted and how important they are to their parents. And what small child isn’t afraid of the dark? I love that author Max Lucado teaches children that God is there for them through difficult times. Whether it be afraid of the dark, that unfriendly person at school, or in any situation, God will always love them in any situation they deal with.

And I love the new illustrations in this updated edition of this precious little book as well. They are so beautiful, and after hearing the story, I love that small children can tell the story just by the illustrations. The book is hardcover with a dust jacket, which I will keep nice and clean, but if the dust jacket does get roughed up, the hardcover is the same beautiful picture. All in all, you can tell I love this book. Parents need books to teach their children about God’s love and what better choice can you have thanWhat small child isn’t afraid of the dark? And what better choice can you have than Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucdo. I strongly encourage you to check out this amazing little book.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as teaching minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print.

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BibleForce Devotional

BibleForce Devotional

The First Heros Devotional 

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BibleForce Devotional: The First Heroes Devotional will help you and your children discover the message of the Bible and the heroes within its pages, as well as engage with devotions from a modern-day perspective kids can relate to.

Book Description:

BibleForce Devotional includes 100 devotions based on the heroes of the Bible with the popular comic-style action art, facts about each hero, Scriptures, and action items that help kids connect God’s Word to their lives today. As kids read about the heroes of the Bible, they’ll see ways they can be heroes for God as well.

BibleForce Devotional offers a fresh, bright graphic-novel style that will interest boys and girls alike and will be the perfect way to engage young readers who want an active, exciting devotional. It’s a great book to read together and is simple enough for young readers to read on their own. Kids won’t be able to put down this book! Jump into the story of God’s Word, and become an amazing hero for God today with BibleForce Devotional!

Purchase Link:  Pick up your life-saving copy of fun at:  https://www.amazon.com/BibleForce-Devotional-First-Heroes/dp/1400212634

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS DEVOTIONAL 

I haven’t  see a copy of the BibleForce Heros Bible, but this Devotional is a lot like it. There are 100 or more devotions, each taking a two page spread. The interesting and very cool graphics go along with the devotions. There are “Fun Facts” “Be a Hero” and “Hero Training” with each devotion, along with the graphics. And I love that the graphics are comic book like. They appeal to the older elementary and middle school kids, which this Devotional seems to be the right fit for.

There are so many Devotionals for kids out there, and I encourage you to give this a try. This one would be a very good one to read to your child, no matter the age, so you can discuss the devotions together.  There are a lot if possibilities with this Devotional.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

About the Author

Tama Fortner is a freelance writer whose credits include God Is Always Good and 100 Things God Loves About You. She has collaborated on such bestselling titles as IndescribableJesus Calling for Kids, and Grace for the Moment for Kids. She lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two kids, and an incredibly lazy dog who doubles as a footwarmer.

 

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Covenant Kids Bk 1-The Law by Andrew Youngblood

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About this Book

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Naomi lives in a place where it has recently become illegal to study or even talk about the faith outside of church on Sunday. But one law can’t stop Naomi. She forms a study group with three other teenagers to learn more about the Bible. As they learn the stories of the Old Testament, they realize God’s plan to bring everyone into a loving relationship with him through his Covenant. But not everyone likes this “Good News”, and Naomi, Pavel, José, and Rose soon find themselves in the middle of a dangerous plot to enforce the new law against religion at any cost.

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Perfect for young readers ages seven to thirteen, Covenant Kids–Book One: The Law is both an adventure-filled graphic novel and a thoughtful guide through the Bible’s main stories. The first in a series of twelve, this book covers the biblical stories from Creation through Abraham. Author Andrew Youngblood has a degree in theology and experience both teaching Scripture and running schools. Designed to show how exciting and beautiful the Old Testament is, Covenant Kids reveals what the Bible is really about–God’s great love for each of us.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This is an amazing way to teach kids the Old Testament! As I think about how much kids love comic books, how awesome is it to have Old Testament stories and characters come to life. And in a comic book setting with the graphics just like the graphics in a comic book, only they are Bible base graphics.

If you have a child that maybe doesn’t want to carry a Bible around, I’m thinking he will love to carry this Covenant Kids book around with him/her everywhere. Andrew Youngblood did an awesome job with creating this book, and Alex Campbell does a fantastic job with creating the graphics. I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and invest in your children or any child you think would love Covenant Kids!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Andrew Youngblood has always been passionate about Scripture. He loved reading the stories in the Old Testament as a child. The first thing he bought with his own money was a Bible. When he went to college, he was excited to learn how all the stories fit together. He took several classes, but they were all boring and confusing. He searched for several years until he was finally able to understand how the Bible worked as one story. Once he understood, he was so excited to tell others that he became a teacher!
Andrew has been teaching Scripture to students of all ages for over twenty years. It was the inspiration of his own children that recently led him to write a graphic novel. This is ironic considering how awful he is at drawing. His kids say that even his stick figures are bad! Thankfully, Alex Campbell and the fantastic team at Sky Blue Ink are amazing artists and have turned Andrew’s Bible adventure story into a beautiful work of art!

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3 Bks Welby O’Brien-Formerly a Wife, Love Our Vets, Goodbye For Now + GIVEAWAY

Enjoy my Spotlight on three helpful books

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Formerly a Wife

Help and hope for men and women recovering from the devastation of divorce

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By Welby O’Brien

Shattered, wounded, and wondering how to survive, divorced women and men can find help and hope. A divorce survivor herself, Welby O’Brien meets hurting people right where they are and helps them take the next step toward healing. Amazingly practical, these words of wisdom are rich with scriptural support and encouragement.

Featured on the 700 ClubRecommended resource by:DivorceCareAmerican Association of Christian CounselorsStephen MinistriesChurch Librarian AssociationHas touched thousands of lives

 

LOVE OUR VETS

LOVE OUR VETS: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD gives help and hope for loved ones of all who struggle with PTSD.

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Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD

by Welby O’Brien

Chances are that if your loved one has seen war or been exposed to severe trauma, he or she has PTSD at some level, and you who love them will also be deeply and profoundly affected.

The rampant number of veterans and everyday citizens struggling with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is shocking, affecting millions, and continues to rise at alarming rates. You may not have PTSD, but if you are living with someone who does, you are suffering from it as well.

 

Goodbye For Now

All-in-one practical guide for impending loss, or grief following the loss of a loved one

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Practical Help and Personal Hope for Those Who Grieve

What makes Goodbye for Now unique is its extremely practical emphasis. In addition, it’s a gold mine of help all in one book, providing structure, guidance, and comfort amid the overwhelming chaos of grief.

This book is a long-awaited, desperately needed resource. It has value for everyone…from millenials to generation x-ers to baby boomers and on up, all who could lose a loved one, and all who want to be prepared for their own “goodbye.”

Not only is this book tremendously valuable for those who have just lost a loved one, it is even more effective when people can have it IN ADVANCE.

A must-have for all, regardless of where one is on their spiritual journey.

Be prepared…for YOU and for your FAMILY.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Welby O’Brien is one of a kind.

She may be a nationally sought after conference speaker and guest lecturer for groups and leadership training. And an expert on practical advice, including divorce, grief and PTSD. But what sets her apart is that she has lived it herself, researched it, and shares it all with hungry hearts. Impassioned with encouragement, Welby has been touching many with help and hope.

Welby O’Brien holds a Master’s Degree in counseling from Portland State University and a teaching degree from Biola University. Drawing from her own personal experiences she has authored Goodbye for Now (grief preparation/support), and Formerly A Wife (divorce recovery) , and LOVE OUR VETS: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD.  She is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America, as well as Shepherding Women in Pain.  Actively involved in leadership and teaching for over 30 years, Welby has also been a welcomed guest on radio and television, as well as featured in video productions.

Welby initiated and facilitates the national support network called Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support, LLC, and has been reaching thousands with her timely book LOVE OUR VETS: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD . She was also honored as Woman of the Month by Oregon Women’s Report.

She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon.

Join the Love Our Vets PTSD Family Support page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LoveOurVetsPtsdFamilySupport

 

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Britfield by C.R. Stewart

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Tom has spent most of his life locked behind the cruel walls of walls of Weatherly Orphanage, but when he learns that his parents might still be alive, Tom knows he must do what he can to find them. He can’t leave Weatherly without his best friend Sarah, so armed with a single clue to his past, the word Britfield, the two make a daring escape by commandeering a hot air balloon. Now they’re on the run from a famous Scotland Yard detective and what looks like half the police officers in England. Tom and Sarah’s journey takes them from Oxford University to Windsor Castle, through London, and finally to Canterbury. Along the way, they discover that Tom may be the true heir to the British throne, but even with the help of two brilliant professors, it looks like Tom and Sarah will be captured and sent back to the orphanage before they have a chance to solve Tom’s Royal mystery.images.jpeg.jpg

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I usually don’t read a lot of YA books, but this one sounded interesting and since I love beautiful and interesting book covers, this one drew me in. The first few chapters are not so appealing, as they talk about the orphanage Tom has lived in n most of his life. But when he finds out his parents may be alive, the exciting journey begins. And all Tom can remember is Britfield. But back at the orphanage, things are in an uproar and they must find the two runaways asap.

This is a story you will not soon forget. I enjoyed the trip around England with these two characters, with a few twists and turns along the way. And sometimes it was a bit more scary than fun, but that’s the beauty of a well written book because it make you want to keep reading. I grew to love Tom and Sarah, and was wanting to do whatever I could to help them, but it being a book, I couldn’t, sigh. A lot of other characters popped up in this book, with all of Tom and Sarah’s travels, they met a lot of people. And some were likeable, some we not! But they all fit so well as they told this story, each character was needed to finish this story.

If you have tweens and teens, this is a book I highly recommend. Some have even suggested reading this to your younger children, which is a fantastic idea!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Born in Newport Beach, California, C.R. Stewart is a prolific writer with twenty years of experience writing fiction, nonfiction, and movie screenplays. In addition, he is a highly respected producer, international consultant, and prominent speaker. He received a Bachelor of Arts in British Literature and European History from Brown University; did post-graduate work at Harvard University; earned an MBA from Boston College; and is pursuing a Master of Science in Advanced Management and a PhD in Strategy at Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. Now based in San Diego, he is a strong supporter of education and the arts. C.R. enjoys writing, world travel, reading, riding, swimming, sailing, and tennis. Concerning his first novel for middle grade readers, he said, “I came up with the idea for Britfield and the Lost Crown while sitting in a boring meeting, doodling a picture of a hot air balloon!”

GIVEAWAY, follow this link

https://www.blessedfreebies.com/britfield-giveaway.html

For more information on Britfield and beautiful pictures visit the website below.

website:  www.britfield.com

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Britfield by C.R. Stewart

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Tom has spent most of his life locked behind the cruel walls of Weatherly Orphanage, but when he learns that his parents might still be alive, Tom knows he must do what he can to find them. He can’t leave Weatherly without his best friend Sarah, so armed with a single clue to his past, the word Britfield, the two make a daring escape by commandeering a hot air balloon. Now they’re on the run from a famous Scotland Yard detective and what looks like half the police officers in England. Tom and Sarah’s journey takes them from Oxford University to Windsor Castle, through London, and finally to Canterbury. Along the way, they discover that Tom may be the true heir to the British throne, but even with the help of two brilliant professors, it looks like Tom and Sarah will be captured and sent back to the orphanage before they

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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#BritfieldandTheLostCrown

I usually don’t read a lot of YA books, but this one sounded interesting and since I love beautiful and interesting book covers, this one drew me in. The first few chapters are not so appealing, as they talk about the orphanage Tom has lived in n most of his life. But when he finds out his parents may be alive, the exciting journey begins. And all Tom can remember is Britfield. But back at the orphanage, things are in an uproar and they must find the two runaways asap.

This is a story you will not soon forget. I enjoyed the trip around England with these two characters, with a few twists and turns along the way. And sometimes it was a bit more scary than fun, but that’s the beauty of a well written book because it make you want to keep reading. I grew to love Tom and Sarah, and was wanting to do whatever I could to help them, but it being a book, I couldn’t, sigh. A lot of other characters popped up in this book, with all of Tom and Sarah’s travels, they met a lot of people. And some were likeable, some we not! But they all fit so well as they told this story, each character was needed to finish this story.

If you have tweens and teens, this is a book I highly recommend. Some have even suggested reading this to your younger children, which is a fantastic idea!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

For more information on Britfield, check out this website http://www.britfield.com/

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Born in Newport Beach, California, C.R. Stewart is a prolific writer with twenty years of experience writing fiction, nonfiction, and movie screenplays. In addition, he is a highly respected producer, international consultant, and prominent speaker. He received a Bachelor of Arts in British Literature and European History from Brown University; did post-graduate work at Harvard University; earned an MBA from Boston College; and is pursuing a Master of Science in Advanced Management and a PhD in Strategy at Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. Now based in San Diego, he is a strong supporter of education and the arts. C.R. enjoys writing, world travel, reading, riding, swimming, sailing, and tennis. Concerning his first novel for middle grade readers, he said, “I came up with the idea for Britfield and the Lost Crown while sitting in a boring meeting, doodling a picture of a hot air balloon!”

GIVEAWAY, follow this link

https://www.blessedfreebies.com/britfield-giveaway.html

 

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