Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Review: NKJV Adventure Bible

The New King James Version Adventure Bible is an amazing Children's Bible that is presented with beautiful color illustrations in a hard bound cover. It has a jungle theme which is appealing to both boys and girls. This Bible is geared towards 8-12 year olds. It has an abundance of features which include:

  • Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days 
  • People in Bible Times—Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible 
  • Let’s Live It!—Hands-on activities help kids apply biblical truths to their life 
  • Did You Know?—Interesting facts help kids understand God's Word 
  • Words to Treasure—Great verses to memorize 
  • Book introductions, a concordance, and 8 pages of full-color maps 

Before each book of the Bible, questions are presented to give the reader an idea of what they will encounter as they read the text such as: 

                      Who wrote this book?
                      Why was this book written?
                      What happens in this book?
                      What do we learn about God in this book? 

Answers to the questions are provided and serve as a great platform for further discussion and explanation by the parent. 

My daughter enjoyed flipping through the Bible and seeing the full color maps. We enjoyed reading the Book of Esther, and the NKJV translation is clear enough for her to understand and comprehend the Biblical principals of the story. 

This Bible provides many great extras such as information of "famous" children of the Bible, songs and even activities that can be shared with the whole family. I highly recommend this Bible for any child for the clarity of the NKJV translation and the many in depth and comprehensive features this Bible has to offer. 

BookLook Bloggers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this Bible. Click for details.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Review: Keepers of the Covenant

Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin is the second novel in The Restoration Chronicle series.  This novel depicts biblical events that are mentioned in the Books of Esther, Ezra and Nehemiah

The author carefully and thoughtfully intertwined fact and fiction that allowed the reader to be enthralled and captivated by the story she was telling. 

I have read Return to Me (which is the first book in the series) and was excited to read this second installment and knew it would not disappoint.

This novel depicts the life of Ezra, the Scribe who is chosen to lead his people.  After victories and hardship, loss and new found love, Ezra has been called upon God to reveal the truth of His Word to His people and lead the Judean exiles living in babylon to their home in Jerusalem.  

As you read of Ezra and his many experiences you will also be engaged by the story of Reuben, who is a young man of 14, who considers himself capable of withstanding the duties and responsibilities of a man.  The story of Amina, which really tugged at my heart strings.  She is a young Babylonian girl who is considered a good for nothing cripple by the man who should have cared and loved her the most, her father.

This book has many exciting and unexpected twists which made this novel and exciting page turner. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Biblical and Historical fiction.  I hopefully await a third installment of The Restoration Chronicles series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free  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 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Book Review: Tell Me About Prayer

Tell Me About Prayer by Stephen Elkins is the latest in the Train 'Em Up Series.  This affordable series ($4.29 at Amazon) which includes delightful stickers and a full length 14 track CD are a great tool to assist parents in reiterating the Biblical values that the book conveys.

This softcover book explores questions like:

Have You Ever Wondered What Prayer Is?
Do You Expect That God Will Answer Your Prayers?
Do You Want To Talk with Him?

The book is easy to read and understand as it states.  At the end of each explanation of what prayer is there is a Bible verse to reinforce the statement.  I have to mention that the illustrations are so sweet.  There are pictures of darling children praying at bedtime and at dinner time.

The illustrations are exactly what I have come to expect from Stephen Elkins as I have other children's books by him.  It was a great idea to include in depth questions at the end of the book to reinforce the concept of prayer to your child.  

I recommend this book to any parent who is interested in sharing the truths of prayer to their children. If your looking for a gift to a child this would be great investment with the colorful stickers and CD it includes.

My daughter enjoyed having this book read to her and the questions that followed were edifying!

I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House. 

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Book Review: Thirty Days in 1 Corinthians 13

This is my third devotional from Pam Forster.

I have read with my youngest daughter "Honor Your Father and Mother".  I also studied along with her devotional for the Book of Colossians 3.  I enjoy her style of writing and her heart for encouraging busy moms to set aside personal time spent with the Lord.

"Bible Study for Busy Mamas: Thirty Days in 1 Corinthians 13" by Pam Forster begins with giving moms some helpful suggestions for getting through this Bible study.  I think it great that she also includes a section with every day "For Your Children" to motivate moms to include their children with the Bible studying.  It's never to early to start getting your children involved in studying the Word.

She also provides websites such as BlueLetterBible.org to assist with recording definitions that can challenge the reader to a more profound meaning of several words.
She encourages highlighting, circling words that stand out to us, to make lists, etc. to motivate us to interact with the Word.

You can find Pam Forster's blog as well as purchase this Bile study along with her other materials and resources to dig deeper into God's Word at www.doorposts.com.

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookCrash.com 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.”


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