Monday, August 15, 2016

Bible Review: Hidden In My Heart - Scripture Memory Bible

"I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I may not sin against You," Psalm 119:11 is the verse that this New Living Translation Bible is based upon.  Hidden In My Heart Bible is a new Bible presented by Tyndale Publishers.  This Bible encourages young readers to memorize Scripture which allows them to store in their hearts the priceless treasure of God's Word.  It has been such a blessing in my life to be able to pray Scripture and to declare the truth of God's Word over and over.

This Bible contains so many wonderful resources to get the reader immediately immersed into the word of God.  Some of the extras are:

* Code for 100 FREE downloadable songs which have been set to music by children’s author and song writer Stephen Elkins. The 100 songs include a variety of genres and are available in the New Living Translation, New International Version, and King James Version

* It gives three translations of the 100 core verses in the NLT, NIV and KJV! (I love this feature as you can reference the three versions at once)

* Practical Notes help the reader to apply the Biblical situations to everyday life situations

* 100 Hide it Helpers that provides ways to help with memorizing and apply God's Word

* Core 100 Digging Deeper gives additional insights to the memorization passages of Scripture 

This is Bible has been so well thought out!  This Bible is a soft cover edition that comes in a book sleeve to give it a bit more protection as you take it along with you.  I love how it includes so many additional resources that gives the reader the opportunity to dig deeper into Scripture.

This would make a great first Bible for anyone at any age.  It promotes and presents a clear outline for hiding God's Word in our hearts so that we may not sin against God.

I received this book free from the Tyndale House Publishers. 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255


Friday, July 29, 2016

Book Review (Two in One): How Do I Love Thee? & Sweet Child of Mine

How Do I Love Thee? is a devotional journal for wives by Jennifer Flanders.  The purpose of this devotional journal is to jot down, color, or even paste special mementos as a tender reminder of the marriage and husband the Lord has blessed you with.

This journal is 218 pages and a great size to be able to record meaningful memories.  On just about every page there is a Scripture included which is fantastic to be able to relate the specific writing prompt to.  The illustrations are Victorian in style and are ready to color in for yourself.

There is an introduction from the author to get the user on her way to record special memories and there are sixteen different writing prompts that include:

                            God's Plan For Marriage
                            Life Before Marriage
                            Working Together
                            Cultivating Oneness
                            Growing Together

There are so many extras included in this journal such as a list of qualities of a virtuous women with an accompanying word search puzzle, a specific prayer just for your husband, and a spot to jot down your blessings.

This journal would be a great gift to a bride-to-be or a new bride.  I think, once filled out, it would also be a beautiful personalized journal to hand down to your own children.

I also received for review, Sweet Child of Mine.  This is a devotional journal for mothers.  This journal is in the same style as How Do I Love Thee?.  Right along with the Victorian styled illustrations with plenty to color in (especially with adult coloring books being in high demand now), a Scripture with motherhood and children in mind, and easy writing prompts makes for a great keepsake.

I love that there are specific prayers to pray over your children.  I think that is a great resource especially for new mothers.

There are twelve sections to record priceless memories such as:

                              Labor and Delivery
                              Child Training
                              Hopes and Prayers
                              Learning and Growing
                              Precious Memories

Going to a baby shower soon?  Know a soon-to-be mommy?  This would make such a sweet gift so both mom and dad can record those special moments that will last for years to come.

About the Author:

Jennifer Flanders is a wife, homeschool momma to twelve children and an author.  She shares her passion to see marriages imitate the sacrificial love Jesus Christ has for His Church on her blogs and  She has great resources on her blog for cultivating and disciplining yourself for prayer for your marriage and your children.

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Book Review: NKJV Teen Study Bible

The New King James Version Teen Study Bible is an amazing resource for teenagers who desire to draw nearer to the Lord through the Scriptures.

This Teen Study Bible is chock full of information that will provide  to the reader.

A notable feature would be the Q&A sections found throughout.  It asks questions to test your knowledge of the Bible.

For example:
Q: Why do people think Isaiah 14:13-17 is about Satan? Bonus: What was Satan's sin?
A: He's called Lucifer "morning star" and he fell from Heaven (14:13). Bonus: He wanted to be greater than God.
Other great features include:
Panorama: To help keep the big picture of each book of the Bible in view
Bible Promises: This feature highlights some of the promises of God for our lives
Book Introductions: Provides an overview for each of the 66 books of the Bible and outlines key events that happened
Dear Jordan: Answers questions on how the Word of God is relevant for today

My only negative comment on this Bible is that it includes the Apostle's Creed, which is a statement derived from the Catholic Church and is not found in the Scriptures.  There is a section throughout the Bible that is called "We Believe".  It provides a breakdown of the Apostle's Creed and their belief of it. I prefer to not have this information included in the Word of God.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Book Review: Paul Meets Jesus

ZonderKidz, I Can Read, series of books in conjunction with the best selling Adventure Bible has published the story Paul Meets Jesus.

In this paperback, of about 32 pages, gives us the narrative of the Apostle Paul.  From his persecution of the Church, his miraculous encounter with Jesus Himself and his travels this book gives a child a good indicative of who Paul was and his calling of taking God's Word to the nations.  Children will get to know the Apostle Paul through this short story

The illustrations are true to the Adventure Bible series.  The colors are brilliant and very captivating.  My 6 year old daughter's attention is immediately drawn to the colorful images and she even mentioned the name tag Paul was wearing on page 20.  She loved the look of Paul's grin.

Books in this series will help guide your children's spiritual development by exposing them to stories of Biblical relevance.  It is so important that our children are not caught up in fairy-tale type stories but rather are exposed to true accounts of brave men and women who left it all behind and denied themselves to follow Jesus.

In this age, when it is so common to see parents handing their children tablets and other electronic devices to distract their children, I definitely encourage parents to invest in these types of readers.  It is worth every penny and you would be sowing in your children's hearts love for God's Word!

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