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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Review: MOSES LEADS THE PEOPLE

About the Book:
Moses asked God, “Are you sure I am the right man?”

The Israelites are in slavery in Egypt, and God wants Moses to help set them free. But Moses is afraid no one will listen to him. And the Pharaoh is stubborn! He doesn’t want to let God’s people go. Even when God sends many plagues to Egypt, the Pharaoh still says no.

Then God sends the tenth plague. Will Pharaoh finally let God’s people go?

This level 2 I Can Read! book is designed for newly independent readers and is based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!

My Review:
My daughter and I love to read Bible stories together; she is particularly fond of the story of Jonah and this story, the story of Moses. Together, we have read Moses Leads the People several times and on her own time, my daughter has picked up her copy. Each time, I can tell that she is truly enjoying the pictures and figuring out the words for herself. 

I was excited to find I Can Read books that were Bible stories. My daughter has read other books from this series but I felt that the Bible stories were more edifying for her since she'd work on her reading skills while going over Bible stories. I found the level of this book to be very age appropriate. One thing I didn't like was the fact that the illustrations were dark. All throughout the book, dark colors were incorporated and I felt that for a children's book, lighter, brighter colors should have been used. 

I received a copy of Moses Leads the People from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. 
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Book Review: Jonah and the Great Big Fish

Jonah and the Great Fish by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrations by Margaret Spengler is a charming rhyming re-telling of the story of the Prophet Jonah.  This book is aimed accurately at children 4-8 year olds considering that most pages contains about one to two sentences.  The illustrations have soft blurred edges but none the less are colorful and vivid enough to capture the attention of the young reader.  I also did appreciate that the book is about 9 x 9 inches.  A nice and comfortable size for little hands to grasp.

The Biblical story of Jonah is one of my daughter's absolute favorites.  She thoroughly enjoys reading how Jonah disobeyed the Lord and the consequences his disobedience caused.  When we received this book she was excited to say the least.  She eagerly listened and asked questions.

Children's books re-telling Bible stories often omit much pertinent information therefore it is the parents responsibility to Biblically and accurately fill in the gaps.  We did enjoy this book and recommend it to any growing child's library.

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers 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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