Monday, March 16, 2015

Book Review: Snuggle Time Devotions That End With a Hug

Snuggle Time Devotions That End With a Hug by Stephen Elkins is a great way to introduce the Word of God to little ones.

This book presents the Bible with 52 devotionals for parents to share with their child along with 52 different games/activities that corresponds with the Bible lesson.  Such as cutting out a heart with red construction paper and write Jesus in it to illustrate the fact that we need to have Jesus in our hearts.  My favorite "activity" encourages children to pray three times a day like Daniel did as well as looking out the window and thanking God for what you see.

I have other Stephen Elkins books and I have enjoyed the way he conveys the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to children.  My daughter enjoys books that build her up in Christ and his book definitely fits the bill.

Each page contains such beautiful artwork that is so delightful and attractive. The illustrations of the children's faces are depicted in such a lovable way.  The different animals look so soft and cuddly.

If you are interested in a devotional for your young children I would recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House. - See more at: Tyndale Blogger

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Review: My Keepsake Bible


My Keepsake Bible by Sally Ann Wright compiles Bible stories and prayers along with room to record milestones in your child's life.  

This is a sturdy padded hardcover book.  It measures about 8x6 inches which is an ideal size to read together cuddled up at bedtime.

The illustrations are vivid and attention grabbing.  The familiar stories like Jonah and the Great Fish,  Daniel and the Lions Den are included.  As well as stories that do not often appear in children's Bible story books such as the story of Gideon and the Lord providing for the Prophet Elijah.  I enjoyed reading the prayers that are based on actual Bible verses.  I found that detail to be particularly edifying as I consider it to be necessary to pray according to the Truth in the Word of God.

What makes this Bible storybook a keepsake is that there is room to record your child's milestones as well as document your family tree.  Doesn't that make it extra special?  There is a dedicatory page and a table of contents which I thought was really helpful

My 5 year old daughter loves Bible story books.  She enjoyed the stories of Samuel and David and Goliath as well as the prayers.  I would recommend My Keepsake Bible, as it would be a great addition to  any library and a great gift for a loved one.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. - See more at: http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/5_nav/guidelines.php#sthash.y47bxsU3.dpuf



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Book Review: I Can Learn the Bible

I Can Learn the Bible by Holly Hawkins Shivers is a weekly Scripture memorization devotional.  She adapts, O.S. Hawkins' (her father) The Joshua Code, to serve as a guide in assisting parents in helping their children develop a passion for the word of God.

It is so very important for children to be equipped with the Word of God in which they can stand firm against the attacks of Satan and the offers of this world. I believe this is an important tool to assist and equip young minds with the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

This is a sturdy hardcover book measuring approximately 8x6.  It fits very comfortably in my 5 year old hands.  The writing and the language used is appropriate for the targeted readers in the age range of 4 through 8 year old.  The illustrations, while not overly cartoonish, are delightful and engaging.

I did not deem it necessary to write about superheroes as the author did in week 18.  Although, I do understand how she might want to relate to children and their parents on a broader level….it should be kept biblical and leave the fantasy out of Christian literature.  

In spite of the aforementioned, I would recommend this book to parents looking for supplemental material for Bible memorization for their children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. 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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Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Review: KJV Note-Taker's Bible


My daughter has a note-taking Bible and I was interested in having my own copy.  I was delighted when this Bible was made available for review.

The King James Version Note-Taker's Bible features include words of Christ in red and a double-column format.  It also stated that it provided "generous, wide margins for note takers". However, I would have to disagree with that statement.  The margin is just a little over an inch wide on the left/right side and bottom of the page.  Hardly adequate space to record notes especially if you are prone to write big.

What I did find to my liking was that the typeface was a bit larger than what you would normally find in a two column Bible.  It was comfortable and easy to read.

Included is a concordance for reference which I always find helpful for a Bible to contain.

The King James Version which is the most accurate translation of God's Word was as always a blessing to read.  

Although I don't think I will be taking any notes in this particular Bible (for lack of adequate journaling space) it is a lovely hardcover edition of God's Word that will be a blessing to read and own.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. 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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