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!”

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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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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!”

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Night Night Bible Stories by Amy Parker + Giveaway!

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Before you say good night, snuggle your kids cozy close and enjoy favorite Bible stories for bedtime. Amy Parker and Virginia Allyn, the author-illustrator pair you know and love from the bestselling books Night Night, Farm and Night Night, Train, have teamed up again for their first bedtime Bible storybook.

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Night Night Bible Stories includes 30 stories from the Old and New Testaments told in narration. Each Bible story features rhyming takeaways to remind little ones of God’s love and care along with a sweet bedtime prayer. Stories include:

  • When the World Was Made
  • The World’s Bravest Queen
  • An Angel Visits Mary
  • Jesus Lives
  • Go Tell the World!

Bedtime is the perfect time to share with your children timeless messages of faith from the Bible. For old and new fans of Amy Parker Night Night books, Night Night Bible Stories is sure help your little ones fall asleep feeling safe and loved.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I’m always looking for cute Bible Stories for little ones and this is just the cutest. The pictures really do not give this justice. But they give you just a little idea of what this precious little Bible story book is like. It has 30 Bible stories for bedtime that will work wonderful for you and your little one. There are many stories from the Old and New Testament alike. I did include a picture of the back of the book so you can read a little more about this little Bible story book.

And the pictures are just adorable! I love that they are so child like, and will capture the attention of little ones. I have been trying to imagine little boys and girls seeing this book on a shelf in a store and begging for it be a use it’s just that cute. And I can’t forget the animals. They are just as adorable and inviting. The stories are short and sweet, just long enough to keep your childs attention for a few minutes. There is just so much to love about Night Night Bible story book. You have to see it fir yourself. I highly recommend Night Night Bible Stories for your chikdren.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I was not required or expected 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 55.

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Chonda Pierce: Unashamed At select Cinemas May 7 & 9 plus GIVEAWAY!

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Hey folks, check out Chonda Pierce’s infi and movie trailer for her new Movie. In theaters May 7 a d May 9. Scroll down for the giveaway link.

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This Mother’s Day week, May 7 & 9 at 7:00pm., you and your friends can enjoy a night of laughter and truth as only top selling female comedian, Chonda Pierce, can deliver.  Chonda will make you laugh and think as she boldly proclaims the truth of the Gospel to a hurting world.  Chonda takes a journey into the hearts of the faithful as she engages some of the boldest believers in America. Mike Huckabee, Danny Gokey, the Benham Brothers and others tell their stories of speaking truth to our culture…no matter the consequences. Don’t forget to bring your moms, grandmas and every mother in your church for a night to remember!

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Only Chonda can communicate deep and meaningful truth and make you laugh at the same time.  Chonda is unchained, unrestrained and UNASHAMED!

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Tiny Truths Bible

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With whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible presents all your favorite stories and diversely represented characters from the Old and New Testaments. It starts at the very beginning with the magnificence of creation and includes Moses parting the Red Sea, Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish, and ultimately the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the rescuing King.

Uniquely presented in a way that connects each individual story to the next, this book introduces children to the most important ideas and characters of the Bible while also making clear how everything fits together to tell one big story––the story of God’s love for his children.

Kids will want to return to these joyful, memorable stories again and again, building their understanding of God’s Word. And the practical lessons, reminders, and truths found throughout the stories make this an invaluable resource for parents and teachers.

The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible will help your children discover:

Who God is––the one who made everything and everyone
Who we are––his children, whom he loves unconditionally
What we were made for––to love God and everyone else

Introduce your children to the incredible story of God’s enormous love for them with The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible! This book’s bright and engaging cover has a unique feel and pops off the page with debossing.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE 

This isn’t a really cute little Bible for kids. It mad up if a number of Stories in the Bible that give children a good overview of what the Bible is about! And they didn’t leave out the Gospel story, the Death Burriel and Resurrection of our Savior! Yayaya!  So many Bible story books leave this story out. I guess because of them talking about Jesus’ death.

Another thing I like is the beautiful pictures throughout the tiny Bible! Pictures that any child will love looking at over and over, and they are also good questions starters. I love when kids start asking questions from the pictures they see. The cover is even more beautiful with the embossing, that gives the pictures dimension and makes the cover pop out at you!

If you find yourself in need of a Bible for your tiny one, this would be an awesome choice! I highly recommend this adorable Bible!

A copy of this book was provided by Front Gate Tours and the author for me to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

For Where is God? Is He real? Plus Giveaway!

Where is God? Is He real?

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Product details

  • Age Range: 3 – 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 2
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 22, 2019)

Look closely and you can see God’s touch all over creation. Like the sun, God is warm. Like the stars, God is dazzling. Like the wind, God is all around, everywhere. God, I Know You’re There, by bestselling author Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrator Lucy Fleming, reminds children of the nearness and goodness of God. Children will discover that God never leaves their side, even if they can’t see or feel Him.

Each page will help children understand the many things in the world we can’t see, touch, or hear are just as real as God is. And even if God feels distant, He is real and He is near.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This! Is an amazing little board book for your very young child. The story of God’s creation is everywhere in this book. The pictures are adorable! And you have fun reading this book to your child, you will also be able to explain the many things on this earth that we can’t see, or touch, but it’s still there, just like God is here with each of us, even though we can’t see or touch him. I included pictures in this review to show you a few of the pages, and there are many more like this in this sweet board book, made with excellent care so your little one will have many years of enjoyment.

A copy of this book was provided by Front Gate Tours and the author for me to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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Jesus is Calling The Story of Christmas by Sarah Young

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Info about the book:

Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas uniquely teaches the Christmas story to your children by starting at creation and sharing that Jesus has always been present and that God has always had a plan for Christmas. Bible verses and Jesus Calling devotions are on every spread of this beautifully illustrated book with foil and glitter on the cover.

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Teach your children the story of Christmas . . . starting from creation! In Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas, children will discover that God always had a plan for Christmas.

Christ was chosen before the world was made.

—1 Peter 1:20

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The Christmas story began long, long ago. Before the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have God’s Son. Before the shepherds saw the angels and before the wise men saw the star.

Even before the sun and the moon shone for the first time, before the first cows ever moooed and the first monkeys ever climbed! Before Adam and Even took their first walk in the Garden of Eden, God had a plan for Christmas.

From the beginning of time, God had a plan to save his children. That plan was Jesus!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

What a beautiful Christmas story book for kids. And adults too, I love reading this story. I do think it may be a little more info for smaller children, not four year olds, but even with smaller children, you can leave out what you think it to much for your smaller child. I like that it has the prophecies are in the book because it gives kids an idea of what happens surrounding the birth of Jesus.

The hard cover copy is so beautiful! I would purchase this  book for the cover alone! The pictures inside are just as beautiful and children will love looking at the child like pictures while you are reading the story.

Overall, this is a sweet book to add to your child’s library, a book I strongly encourage you to check out. And one amazing thing about Christmas stories, you can read them anytime, because there’s never a wrong time to read the story of Jesus’ birth to children.

I received this book from Front Gate Blogger Network 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.

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Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas is a beautifully embellished jacketed hardcover with foil and glitter. Curl up with your little ones around the Christmas tree with Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas.

 

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