Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Review: The One Year My Princess Devotions

The One Year My Princess Devotions by Karen Whiting contains 365 daily devotionals for girls ranging in ages 3 - 5.  Each day is laid out on a page which contain teachings that can be read in a small amount of time.

Each devotion includes Royal Words (scripture verse), Princess Thoughts (short teaching), A Prayer for the King (daily prayer), and Princess in Action (way to implement the teaching).  There is a useful Scripture index at the end of the book which can be referenced when going over the devotions.

Topics of the devotions range from wisdom to studying God’s word to obedience to God.

The Princess in Action section presents various suggestions to reinforce the devotion with various activities.  One suggestion that stood out to me was,

Take a breath mint.  It's sweet and makes your breath smell good.  Nice words are like breath mints.  Pass out pleasant words.  some pleasant words are compliments, like "You look pretty." Some words encourage a person.  You can cheer on a friend or brother or sister when you say, "You can do it!"

The beautiful hard cover book with lovely and captivating illustrations are delightful for young girls.  I've had a joyous time doing this devotional with my 4 year-old daughter.  She is quite fond of her book and enjoys the daily time we spend in it.

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network 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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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review: Thirty Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas


Author Pam Forster’s book "Thirty Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas" is an uplifting and impassioned Bible study of third chapter of the book of Colossians. She has written this book specifically to encourage busy mothers to purposely set aside five minutes each day to study the  of Colossians.

The author suggests the study should only take about five to ten minutes a day.  Personally, it took me longer than five minutes a day to study the verses and to complete the corresponding assignments.  I did not want to speed through and just get it done. 

The author provided useful online resources to deepen the study of the Scriptures such as Biblestudytools.com.  She also includes materials to use during Bible study time, ideas for marking your Bible, and the comments that stood out the most to me was how to make time when you have small children.  She writes helpful tips on getting alone time with the Lord and His Word.  Having a 4 year old, I found her suggestions to be realistic and extremely insightful.

Being my first time studying the book of Colossians I found it to be an immense blessing and was left with a new perspective regarding this specific book.


Disclosure of Material: I received this book free 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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