Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Review of A Home in Drayton Valley


Written by: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Published by: Bethany House

I’m not a big fan of historical fiction, but I have found that Kim Vogel Sawyer does a good job with it, so I was excited to read and review this book.

Set in the late 1800’s, A Home in Drayton Valley tells the story of Tarsie Raines, a young woman who travels with her friend and her family from New York to Kansas. When her friend dies along the way, Tarsie makes a promise to her that she will care for her family… and she finds it hard to keep that promise.



Who the book is for:

Fans of historical fiction.

What I liked:

The story was interesting.

Parts were touching.

Good messages.

What I didn’t like:

Parts of the story moved a bit slow, but not many.

My conclusion:

Overall, this was a good read.

I give A Home in Drayton Valley 4 out of 5 stars.

*I will probably be passing this on to my historical fiction loving sister.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Review of Ryan's Crossing


Written by: Carrie Daws
Published by: Ambassador International

I was excited to receive this book to review, as it was from a publisher that I had considered getting published with…

Ryan’s Crossing is the story of a young man, Ryan, who heads to a small town to reunite with his sister who had run away. In the town, Ryan falls in love with the new family his sister is marrying into.



Who the book is for:

Contemporary fiction lovers.

What I liked:

The basic idea of the story was good…

What I didn’t like:

…but I didn’t feel like it was the emotional read that it should have been.

Some of the grammar was a bit off.

My conclusion:

I wanted to like this book. I wanted to support a small author. But, while it wasn’t the worst book that I have ever read, I am not a fan.

I give Ryan’s Crossing 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Ambassador International. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Review of Taming the Wind


Written by: Tracie Peterson
Published by: Bethany House

I read the first two books in this series, and that is why I chose to read book three, Taming the Wind.

Set in the 1800’s, this is the story of Carissa Lowe, a widow with a two year old daughter. After being hurt by her ex-husband, Carissa must learn to love again.



Who the book is for:

Historical fiction lovers.

What I liked:

The story was interesting.

The characters are fun, and I feel like I have come to know them after reading the first two books in the series.

Has a good message.

What I didn’t like:

This was a good book, and I don’t really have anything that I didn’t like about it.

My conclusion:

I enjoyed reading this book, despite the fact that I am not always a fan of historical fiction.

I give Taming the Wind 5 out of 5 stars.

*I will not be keeping this book, as I will be passing it on to my sister who loves historical fiction more than I do.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Review of A Kingsbury Collection


Written by: Karen Kingsbury
Published by: Multnomah

I read these three Karen Kingsbury books years ago, and thought it was pretty cool to see them together in a three in one.

In Where Yesterday Lives, five siblings struggle to get along and get over their past, as they deal with their dad’s death and funeral.

In When Joy Came to Stay, an unlikely woman faces depression, while her husband struggles to understand.

In On Every Side, a newswoman must take a stand against someone whom she wouldn’t have expected to be her enemy.



Who the book is for:

Karen Kingsbury lovers! Contemporary fiction readers.

What I liked:

These are good stories, with heart.

It’s fun to impress people by reading such a big book.

What I didn’t like:

The actual reading of such a big book is a bit hard to do. It is so bulky to hold.

The font is smaller than used in most books, so a bit hard to read.

My conclusion:

While good reads, I would prefer the individual copies of these books.

I give A Kingsbury Collection 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Review of Season of Blessing


Written by: Beverly LaHaye and Terri Blackstock
Published by: Zondervan

I loved the first three books in this series, and was excited to reread this one, as well…

Season of Blessing focuses on Sylvia, a fifty (or sixty) something woman who has breast cancer. The book also includes Sylvia’s three neighbors and their families, but mainly focuses on Sylvia.



Who the book is for:

Contemporary fiction lovers.

What I liked:

Parts of the story were good, but…

What I didn’t like:

…this book focused so much on the cancer that Sylvia had, that it wasn’t that enjoyable to read. I wish that it would have focused on the other characters more.

My conclusion:

This isn’t my favorite book, as I said… I actually didn’t really enjoy it, surprisingly.

I give Season of Blessing 3 out of 5 stars.

*Despite the fact that I own the other three books in the series, I will not be keeping this one.

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. All the opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Review of The Sanctuary


Written by: Ted Dekker
Published by: Faith Words

I received an advance reader copy of this book to review.

The Sanctuary is the story of a couple who loves each other so much, but is separate as the man is in prison paying for crimes that the girl committed. The prison where the man is staying is a really twisted, sick, place, and the girl must rescue him from there.



Who the book is for:

Suspense/thriller lovers - those who can tolerate a bit of more gruesome content.

What I liked:

The story kept me interested, and the ending surprised me.

My eyes were opened to our flawed prison systems. It really made me think of how we could better deal with criminals.

Exciting.

What I didn’t like:

As for being a Christian book… maybe I am dense, but I didn’t really get what kind of message was supposed to be learned from this.

My conclusion:

Hmm… I find it hard to summarize how I feel about this book.

I give The Sanctuary 3 out of 5 stars.

*I will be passing this on to my mom and possibly my bil, cause it’s their kind of read more than mine.

I received this book free to review from Faith Words. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, November 26, 2012

My Review of Red Letter Revolution


Written by: Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I was so excited when I first heard of this book… living out the life that Jesus demonstrated and preached has been something that I have always felt was the highest calling of Christians. Despite the fact that this book was written by two people who I knew tended to be a bit more “liberal” than I am, I still expected it to be a great read.



Who the book is for:

I can’t recommend this book.

What I liked:

The idea behind this book is great - living out Jesus’ messages found in the red letters of the Bible.

I really liked the chapter on giving, and the messages about how we should be helping people learn to care for themselves, instead of just doing everything for the poor and needy.

I appreciated the chapter on being pro-life.

The chapter on women was good, as it spoke of how men and women are equals…

What I didn’t like:

…but the same chapter says how Barbie dolls and toy guns are evil… really? What does that have to do with women, and just… really?

There is so much that I disagree on in this book including their view of homosexuality, war, welfare, etc..

There is one way to God, one way for faith, and it’s through Jesus… something that these authors don’t really affirm, as they share about how people of other faiths could as Christian as us…

I wish that they would have included more Bible verses to support their claims of what they feel Jesus would want us to do on each issue.

My conclusion:

I was very disappointed with this book.

I give Red Letter Revolution 1 out of 5 stars.

*I will not be keeping my copy of this book.

I received this book free to review from Booksneeze. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Review of The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek


Written by: Jane Myers Perrine
Published by: Faith Words

I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read and review.

This is the story of a single minister and his congregations efforts to get him married.

The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2   -     
        By: Jane Myers Perrine

Who the book is for:

Romance lovers, contemporary fiction fans.

What I liked:

It was a fun part of the story, how the minister had two homeless children living with him.

What I didn’t like:

I didn’t feel any emotional connection to the story.

The chapters were way to long for my tastes.

A bit liberal for me… like the preacher thinks about getting the girl in his bed - a preacher thinking about that before even asking her to marry him.

My conclusion:

I don’t know… something about this book just didn’t click for me.

I give The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek 3 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Faith Words. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Review of Would You... Read Me to Sleep


Written by: George E. Edenfield
Illustrated by: Alyson A. Harris
Published by: Golden Garden Publishing Inc.

I received a copy of Would You… Read Me to Sleep to review, and I was anxious to check it out.



The story:

This book poetically tells the story of a man and his little girl, while sharing the message of salvation.

The illustrations:

Are well done paintings, and I especially love the cover art.

How strong is the book?

This is a hardcover book with a jacket cover. The quality of this book is very good.

Who the book is for:

I’m not sure if this supposed to be a gift book for adults, or a story book for kids… I would say that it is applicable to all ages, but young kids may grow bored with the length of it.

What I liked:

The pictures.

The message.

What I didn’t like:

The wording of the message is a bit abstract.

Talks about death and Heaven more specifically than we know…

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a pretty good book.

I give Would You… Read Me to Sleep 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookCrash. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Review of You Can't Make Me


Written by: Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Published by: Waterbrook Press

As I’ve said before, I am not a parent, yet I read parenting books. Weird, I know.

You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded) shares how to best deal with strong willed children.



Who the book is for:

Parents, specifically, especially of strong willed children.

What I liked:

I really appreciate the fact that the author talks about the good in strong willed children, as well as the bad.

The author identifies herself as a strong willed person, so she understands what she is talking about.

Good, sound advice.

No endorsement of spanking or other physical discipline, which would turn me off from any parenting book.

What I didn’t like:

This is a good book, overall.

My conclusion:

If I ever am lucky enough to be a parent, and more specifically a parent of a strong willed child, I feel that this book will be helpful.

I give You Can’t Make Me 5 out of 5 stars.

*I will be holding onto this book, to use it when dealing with all the strong willed people in my life.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Review of Until We All Come Home


Written by: Kim De Blecourt with Ginger Kolbaba
Published by: Faith Words

I received an advance reader copy of this book to review.

Until We All Come Home is the story of Kim De Blecourt and her family’s struggle to adopt a child from Ukraine. Thanks to government interference, it took her months of struggles and scary situations, before she was able to take her son home to America.



Who the book is for:

Anyone who has adopted a child should find this book extra interesting, but it is a good read for all.

What I liked:

Kim shares her heart. She shares the good and the bad.

Exciting story that keeps you interested.

What I didn’t like:

There isn’t really anything that I didn’t like.

My conclusion:

I appreciated Until We All Come Home.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*I will be keeping my copy of this book.

I received this book free to review from Faith Words. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Different post for me...

So, I pretty much only post reviews... and I don't believe I have ever gotten into politics on here... but my younger sibs and I threw together this video for the election, so I thought I would share:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

***Giveaway and review of Father of Lights


From Wanderlust Productions

Father of Lights is about a documentary about a man who set out to film God in action. By accompanied missionaries to visit a witch doctor, to visit a popular nightclub, and more, Darren Wilson was able to capture God’s love for humanity.



Who it is for:

Any Christians.

Quality of the movie:

This is a professionally done film.

What I liked:

My favorite quote from the movie was “These were his kids too, they just didn't know it yet.” (talking about some of the young people at the club that they visited)

I really liked how this movie focused on God’s love.

What I didn’t like:

I didn’t necessarily agree with, or believe, everything that went on/was said.

My Conclusion:

This was a pretty good movie, full of God’s love.

I give Father of Lights 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this dvd free to review from Fly By Promotions. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this dvd. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Review of Snuggles' Japanese Alps Adventure


By Photographer Tim Ostermeyer
Published by: Fun Adventure Wildlife Books

I loved the monkey picture on the cover of this book, and that is why I chose to check it out.



The story:

Is weird and random, as if it was written to go along with the picture - which I assume it was.

The illustrations:

The pictures are great! So cute and fun and high quality.

How strong is the book?

This is a hardcover book that appears to be quite strong. The pages are glossy and thick.

Who the book is for:

I’m not really sure, because the facts and things are written for older kids, but it appears to be a little kid book.

What I liked:

The pictures are great!

What I didn’t like:

It’s so random and hard to read.

My conclusion:

This is a strange book, perhaps the strangest that I have read.

I give Snuggles 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookCrash. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

My Review of A Perfect Word for Every Occasion


Written by: Liz Duckworth
Published by: Bethany House

I chose to read A Perfect Word for Every Occasion because it sounded like it would be interesting and helpful, and I was right.



Who the book is for:
Anyone and everyone!

What I liked:

Really does give you the perfect words for any occasion you may face - birthdays, weddings, deaths, etc..

I love that the end of each chapter has a bunch of Bible verses listed, that are related to the topic discussed - I especially love that the whole verses are included, not just the references.

I love all the quotes that are included in each chapter.

What I didn’t like:

A small thing, but I found it a bit weird that there was a grammatical error on the very first page of a book on writing.

My conclusion:

This is a great book, and every household should own a copy.

I give A Perfect Word for Every Occasion 5 out of 5 stars.

*I will be keeping this book!

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My review of To Love and Cherish


Written by: Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
Published by: Bethany House

I have read some good books by Tracie Peterson, in the past, and that’s why I chose to read To Love and Cherish, despite the fact that it didn’t seem to have much of a story.

Melinda Colson has been waiting a long time for her boyfriend to propose, but he doesn’t want to get married until he is certain that he can support a family. The story is set in the late 1800’s, in Bridal Veil Island, Georgia.



Who the book is for:

Those who like historical fiction. Those who like so-so love stories.

What I liked:

The last couple of chapters were interesting, even a bit exciting, and fun to read.

What I didn’t like:

The first several chapters (like the majority of the book) were boring and didn’t have much of a story.

My conclusion:

This wasn’t the worst book that I have ever read, but it certainly wasn’t the best, either.

I give To Love and Cherish 3 out of 5 stars.

*I will be passing on this one.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, October 19, 2012

My Review of Miracles


Written by: Tim Stafford
Published by: Bethany House

So, I recently read a book on healings and miracles, etc., and I had a hard time knowing what to think of that book. When I was given the chance to read Miracles, I was excited to have another look at the subject.



Who the book is for:

Any Christians.

What I liked:

The author shares real life stories.

This book just openly talks about miracles, about how they don’t always happen, and why they sometimes do, etc..

The author reminded me of myself, in that, he is still learning what to believe about miracles, as well.

In one of the last chapters, there are twenty basic truths that we know about miracles.

What I didn’t like:

I would have liked a bit more scripture references/support.

My conclusion:

This was a great book for me to read right now.

I give Miracles 4 out of 5 stars.

*I don’t think I would ever get around to reading this book a second time, so I will not be keeping my copy.


I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Review of Call of a Coward


Written by: Marcia Moston
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I’ve said it many times, but I love autobiographies and memoirs, etc..

Call of a Coward is the tale of a middle class wife, who finds herself, reluctantly, following her husband’s lead to Guatemala and falling in love with missions.



Who the book is for:

Christian teens and adults, in all walks of life.

What I liked:

I loved the personal stories that the author shared.

Encourages the reader to think of taking part in missions.

The chapters were a good length.

Overall just easy and enjoyable to read.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing.

My conclusion:

This is a good book, and I recommend it.

I give Call of a Coward 4 out of 5 stars.

*I am not sure whether I will be keeping my copy, or passing it on, at the moment.

I received this book free to review from Booksneeze. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Review of Times and Seasons


Written by: Beverly LaHaye and Terri Blackstock
Published by: Zondervan

I am loving this series, and this is my favorite book in the series so far!

Times and Seasons shares the story of four neighbors, each faced with their own problems. This book focuses, primarily, on Cathy. She is a single mother of three teenagers, and she is engaged. When her youngest son gets arrested for selling drugs, Cathy is in shock. She puts off her wedding, much to the dismay of her fiancé.



Who the book is for:

Lovers of contemporary fiction, specifically women.

What I liked:

The characters feel like friends, especially by the time you are in the third book in the series.

The story is interesting and unique.

Heartwarming and funny.

What I didn’t like:

I just wish this book were longer, or that there were more books out there that are just like it.

My conclusion:

This is a great read!

I give Times and Seasons 5 out of 5 stars.

*I will definitely be keeping this book!

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

*Giveaway* My Review of This is Your Kingdom Now Album


I am excited to share a review of a music album today, as well as my first ever giveaway!

Through Fly By Promotions, I received a free download of the Vineyard Worship album, This is Your Kingdom Now - Featuring Casey Corum and Friends. They are also offering a physical copy of the album to one of my readers!



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What did I like about the music:

These songs are full of worship.

The songs aren't as slow as some worship music.

What I didn't like:

I wish I would have recognized some of the songs.

I'm not a big fan of the singer's voice.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

My Review of The Orphan King


Written by: Sigmund Brouwer
Published by: WaterBrook Press

I read a few different Sigmund Brouwer books in the past and always enjoyed them, and that is why I chose to read The Orphan King despite the fact that I don’t usually read fantasy type books.

The Orphan King is the story of Thomas, a young man who was raised by abusive monks in a monastery. With the help of a random group of companions, Thomas sets out to rescue and rule a unjust land.



Who the book is for:

I just realized right now, by looking at the back of the book, that this is a young adult book… I think it is appropriate for adults, as well.

What I liked:

The characters in this book are interesting.

The interactions between the characters are fun to read about.

What I didn’t like:

Some of this book is kind of hard to follow. As you can tell from my little summary of the book above, I still don’t really know what the story was all about.

My conclusion:

I found this book somewhat interesting, despite the fact that it isn’t a genre I usually read.

I give The Orphan King 3 out of 5 stars.

*I will not be adding this book to my bookshelf.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, September 28, 2012

My Review of Reunion


Written by: Lauraine Snelling
Published by: Faith Words

I really liked Lauraine Snelling’s books as a kid, and so I was excited to read a grown up one now.

Reunion is the story of two families. One of them finds out that their perfect daughter is expecting a baby, just days before her high school graduation. The other family finds out that the family history they had known isn’t true.



Who the book is for:

Contemporary fiction readers, especially women.

What I liked:

I thought the idea of the story was good…

What I didn’t like:

…but I found it written in a way that was boring.

(Spoiler) I thought it was a bit unrealistic that the girl in the book chose to give her baby to her brother and sister-in-law to raise.

My conclusion:

This book was not what I was expecting, and was a big disappointment to me.

I give Reunion 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Faith Words. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Review of Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens


Published by: Zondervan

I enjoy checking out new Bibles, and so I was happy to look at, and review, this one.



Who the book is for:

Teens - says so right on the cover.

What I liked:

Font size is large enough to read without straining your eyes.

New International Version, which is fairly easy for teens to understand, yet true to God’s word.

Includes a concordance.

Includes little extra thoughts that will help the reader think deeper about what they are reading.

What I didn’t like:

I, personally, don’t like the look of this Bible.

My conclusion:

This is a good Bible for teens.

I give Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from The B & B Media Group. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

My Review of Roma Downey's Little Angels Bible Storybook


Written by: Roma Downey with Carolyn Larsen
Published by: Tyndale

I was so happy to receive this book to review, as I love any children’s books, and especially love children’s Bibles.



The story:

This is a Bible storybook, and includes somewhere around 100 stories, from Genesis to Revelation.

The illustrations:

Are cute and bright and colorful!

How strong is the book?

This is a very sturdy book. The pages are quality made.

Who the book is for:

Toddlers through preschoolers, though both may need an adults help understanding parts.

What I liked:

The pictures are so colorful and cute!

I love the padded cover, and the glossy pages.

The story are written in a way that is simple, yet true to God’s word.

I really like that each story has the Bible reference to where it is found.

I love that this book is kind of like a devotional, in that it has a Bible verse, prayers, activity, etc., with each story.

Has a table of contents, so you can easily find the story you want to read.

What I didn’t like:

One small thing, I think the picture of the author on the cover is a bit weird.

My conclusion:

This is a great Bible storybook, and I am anxious to share it with my nephews and nieces!

I give Roma Downey’s Little Angels Bible Storybook 5 out of 5 stars!


I received this book free to review from Tyndale. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, September 21, 2012

My Review of My First Handy Bible


I was excited to receive My First Handy Bible to review. I am always interested in children’s Bible books, especially now that my oldest nephew has come to love reading Bible stories.



The story:

This is a Bible story book, sharing “classic” Bible stories, from creation to the birth of Jesus, etc..

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are very different for a children’s book. Not the highest quality, and not the cutest.

How strong is the book?

This is a pretty sturdy little book, and seems like it will hold up quite well.

Who the book is for:

Babies and toddlers, through preschoolers, even.

What I liked:

The padded cover, plastic handle, and overall way that the book is made.

Includes quite a few Bible stories.

I like that each story includes the reference to where it is found in the Bible.

What I didn’t like:

There are a few mistakes, such as David taking “well” care of sheep, instead of “good”.

One story tells of how people wanted Jesus to be their king, but he only wanted to be their friend - I don’t see how this is biblically based.

Overall, this book is pretty poorly written.

My conclusion:

I really wanted to like this book, but I found that I didn’t.

I give My First Handy Bible 2 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from The B & B Media Group. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Review of Nothing to Hide


Written by: J. Mark Bertrand
Published by: Bethany House

I like a good mystery book every now and then, especially when they have characters that interest me.

Nothing to Hide is a book about a detective and a homicide case he is trying to solve, not going to share much more than that, as I don’t want to share any spoilers.



Who the book is for:

Unlike a lot of fiction books I read, I think this book would interest men as much as women.

What I liked:

I liked all the characters featured in this book.

Parts were a bit touching.

Parts were exciting.

Kept me guessing until the very end.

What I didn’t like:

At times I had a hard time following what was going on, and remembering who each of the “bad guys” was.

There is nothing really “Christian” about this book.

My conclusion:

This was a decent read, but not the best book that I have ever read.

I give Nothing to Hide 3 out of 5 stars.

I won’t be keeping this book.***

*** From now on, if I remember, when I write reviews, I will share if they are a book that I will be adding to my select collection, or giving away, selling, etc..

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Review of Cruel Harvest


Written by: Fran Elizabeth Grubb with Bryan Reardon
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I really like to read autobiographies, memoirs, etc, of pretty much anyone, and that is why I choose to read this book.

Cruel Harvest is a memoir by a woman who suffered a harsh childhood, but came to forgive and find peace in her adult life.



Who the book is for:

Those who feel they are the only ones who have suffered in life, those who enjoy memoirs.

What I liked:

This book definitely captured (and kept) my attention. I read it all in the course of two sittings.

Shares that there can be hope, freedom, and joy, in the future of those who have suffered or are suffering.

The author shares all, which can be good…

What I didn’t like:

The author shares all, which can be bad - it does make the book a dark, and sometimes a bit gruesome, read.

I wish that the author would have shared more about how she came to forgive and move on from her past, as well as more about her adult life.

My conclusion:

This was unlike any book that I have read, and I feel that I am still processing it.

I give Cruel Harvest 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookSneeze. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


My Review of Almost Amish


Written by: Kathryn Cushman
Published by: Bethany House

Almost Amish is a fiction story of a family who decides to live a simple summer in order to be featured on a reality tv show. The book shares the ups and downs of the simple life, as well as the ups and downs of being television stars. The family grows closer to each other along the way.

Who the book is for:

Those who are fans of reality television will like this little behind the scenes look at it, even if it is just fiction.

What I liked:

I like that this book was about family. So many books are simply romance books about couples, but this book was about mothers and their children, etc..

What I didn’t like:

This book was rather boring, overall, and I really had to push myself to even finish it.

I felt like I should have known more of the characters back stories.

My conclusion:

I wasn’t a big fan of this book, and I don’t really recommend it.

I give Almost Amish 3 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Review of Showers in Season


Written by: Beverly LaHaye and Terri Blackstock
Published by: Zondervan

I read this series years ago, and really enjoyed it, so I am on my way through the series for the second time.

Showers in Season is the story of four women and the various struggles they face, from unexpected pregnancy to teen trouble, etc..

Showers in Season

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy contemporary fiction, especially women.

What I liked:

I especially enjoy reading about Cathy and her teenage children and her relationship with her boyfriend.

The women in the books become your friends as you read.

Interesting and entertaining.

The characters face, and deal with, real struggles… and grow through them.

Humorous and touching.

What I didn’t like:

Parts of this book were a bit boring, and I kind of skimmed through them.

My conclusion:

This is a good book from a really good series.

I give Showers in Season 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

My review of Be the Mom


Written by: Tracey Lanter Eyster
Published by: Tyndale

I am always interested in reading books on parenting despite the fact that I am not a parent, weird, I know.

Be the Mom is about avoiding “mom traps” that keep you from being the best mom you can be.



Who the book is for:

Moms, obviously, but I enjoyed reading it as well.

What I liked:

Wow. I really liked this book.

1. I was inspired by it. Tracey covered so many issues that I have seen come up in the lives of moms that I know, and she shares how she overcame them.

2. The way the book was written was interesting and easy to read.

3. The end of each chapter has a quiz that helps to see if the issue addressed is a problem in your life.

4. The cover is really eye catching.

5. Tracey includes some humor and just writes in a conversational way that makes it feel like she is your friend.

What I didn’t like:

I really don’t have any complaints.

My conclusion:

I really enjoyed and appreciated this book.

I give Be the Mom 5 out of 5 stars, and I will definitely be saving it to read again if I ever become a mom.

I received this book free to review from the Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Review of Relentless Pursuit



Written by: Ken Gire
Published by: Bethany House

Relentless Pursuit is a book about God’s pursuit of outsiders.

Relentless Pursuit, Ken Gire, 978-0-7642-0883-6


Who the book is for:

Everyone.

What I liked:

I loved the references to The Runaway Bunny and how the author compared that book to God’s pursuit of us. I really like that book, but had always only thought it was a good example of (human) parental love, and never thought of how it applied in that way.

This book was interesting and easy to read.

I enjoyed the stories of various people who were pursued by God.

The message of this book is powerful.

What I didn’t like:

I pretty much liked everything about this book.

My conclusion:

I really enjoyed this book and was also inspired by it.

I give Relentless Pursuit 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Review of Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens



Written by: Connie Rae
Published by: Bethany House

I chose to read this Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens for two reasons:
1. Something about the cover just appealed to me.
2. I am working on two different novels, and they both have teenagers in them, and I thought I might be able to gain something from this book to apply to my stories.

Who the book is for:

Parents, obviously.

What I liked:

I like the cover, it looks really nice.

What I didn’t like:

The book is quite boring, not very well written, and a little hard to follow.

I’ve heard Proverbs 23:13-14 explained many ways, but never the way it was explained in this book… and I think I believe the other explanations more.

My conclusion:

I did not care for this book at all. There are much better parenting books out there.

I give Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


My review of Seasons Under Heaven


Written by: Beverly LaHaye and Terri Blackstock
Published by: Zondervan

I read this book years ago, and enjoyed it, and so I choose to read it again now to review it.

Seasons Under Heaven is about a small neighborhood and the four women who live there with their families. Over the course of the book each woman faces her own struggles - empty nest syndrome, the illness of a child, etc. - and joins with the other women to help them face the struggles in their lives.

Who the book is for:

All women, especially those who enjoy contemporary fiction.

What I liked:

Each of the women featured in this book has an interesting story to go with them.

I love that this book features a variety of families.

It’s so fun to get to know and “become friends” with each of the families in this book.

What I didn’t like:

I really liked this book, and I must say there isn’t really anything that I don’t like in it.

My conclusion:

I now remember why I liked this book in the first place, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series again, as well.

I give Seasons Under Heaven 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My review of Touching the Sky


Written by: Tracie Peterson
Published by: Bethany House

Touching the Sky is the story of Laura and Carissa Marquardt, young women in post Civil War times. Laura is hesitant as Carissa gets engaged to a man she hasn’t known for very long. When things become dangerous, Laura struggles with who she can share her fears with. Along the way Laura also meets someone and falls in love.

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy historical, fiction, particularly women.

What I liked:

The last half of the book.

The story got quite exciting in some parts.

There is a good cast of characters who are enjoyable to read about.

What I didn’t like:

The first half or so of the book is quite boring, and I had to push myself to get through it.

My conclusion:

This is a pretty good book, and I ended up enjoying it.

I give Touching the Sky 4 out of 5 stars.

*This is book two in the Land of the Lone Star series.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, August 3, 2012

My review of The 3-Minute Difference


Written by: Wayne E. Nance with William Hendricks and J. Keet Lewis
Published by: Mission Books

I am always looking for a book that will change my life, and that is why I picked up The 3-Minute Difference.

This book shares how to better understand your personality, and how to use that understanding to make changes in your life.

Who the book is for:

Anyone who feels the need to make changes in their life in any way.

What I liked:

This book is written in a way that is interesting and easy to read.

Helps you make changes in your life.


What I didn’t like:

I think I had a little too high of hopes for the book, and was disappointed that it didn’t magically change my life.

My conclusion:

As self help books go, this was a pretty good one.

I give The 3-Minute Difference 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from The B & B Media Group, Inc.. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Review of Finding Our Way Home


Written by: Charlene Ann Baumbich
Published by: WaterBrook Press

Finding Our Way Home is the story of two women, Sasha and Evelyn. An injured ballerina and the young woman who comes to her aid. Over the course of the book the two women help each other tackle many things, including challenges in love.

Who the book is for:

Women. Those who enjoy dance or ballet.

What I liked:

The story was a pretty good one and had good depth.

What I didn’t like:

The majority of the story was written in a narrative way, without much dialogue, which I found quite boring.

Parts of the book talk about a snow globe and it’s actions in a sort of “new age” way, which I found a bit weird.

My conclusion:

This was a unique book, from the way it was written to the story it told. I just wish it had included more dialogue.

I give Finding Our Way Home 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Review of Healing:Unplugged


Written by: Bill Johnson and Randy Clark
Published by: Chosen

I have to admit, I picked up Healing: Unplugged thinking it was about two counselors or something. When it said “healers” I thought it meant like mental, spiritual, healers. I didn’t know that this book was about actual physical healers. I also have to admit that I didn’t even know that there were healings, such as the ones described in this book, going on today.

I have never really heard anyone talk of healing of this degree happening, through Jesus, nowadays. I have to wonder why we aren’t hearing about it, if it is happening. I have to admit that I pretty much believe that this book is for real, and the authors are telling the truth, but I struggle because things like this aren’t practiced or preached in the church that I attend.

Who the book is for:

Everyone. I think that you should read this book, whether you believe in healings or not. Whether your church preaches the message this book shares, or not. Read this book and join me in struggling to find out what is real and the truth.

What I liked:

The authors shared lots of stories from their lives and experiences that kept me interested.

My eyes were opened to something completely new to me.

What I didn’t like:

Sometimes the book was a bit hard to read through/a bit boring.

My conclusion:

This book has got me thinking, which is a good thing.

I give Healing: Unplugged 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Review of My Stubborn Heart


Written by: Becky Wade
Published by: Bethany House

I was first attracted to My Stubborn Heart because of the colorful and attractive cover.

This is the story of Kate Donovan, a 30 something girl, who travels with her grandmother to help her restore an old home. The man that they have hired to help with the house ends up being a retired sports star, with a haunting past and anger at God, who ends up attracting Kate’s attention. Will Kate follow God or her own feelings?

Who the book is for:

Women! Those who enjoy contemporary fiction. Those who enjoy romances.

What I liked:

The story was great! I enjoyed it and it kept me interested.

Emotional and touching.

Parts were a bit funny.

What I didn’t like:

Some of this book was a bit immature and unnecessary, such as talk of a bathroom stinking after use and bra size.

Talk of “making out”, admiring a man’s bare chest, lots of heavy kissing… things you wouldn’t normally find in a Christian book, I felt were unnecessary as well.

My conclusion:

I really liked this book, but it wasn’t without it’s flaws.

I give My Stubborn Heart 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Review of Redemption


Written by: Bryan Clay with Joel Kilpatrick
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I must admit something, I had never heard of Bryan Clay before I discovered this book. I decided to read Redemption because I enjoy reading autobiographies, and it sounded like it had an interesting story.

Bryan Clay had a hard childhood, complete with anger problems of his own. This man, a decathlete, went on to compete in the Olympics, and even, win gold.

Who the book is for:

Sports fans, those who enjoy autobiographies, adults and teens.

What I liked:

Bryan’s story is interesting, and written in a way that kept me pretty well interested throughout the book.

Bryan isn’t ashamed to share about his faith and what it means to him.

What I didn’t like:

One small thing, I wish that there were descriptions by the pictures that are in the book.


My conclusion:

This is a good read, and I recommend it if you enjoy autobiographies like I do.

I give Redemption 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookSneeze. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Review of The Fiddler


Written by: Beverly Lewis
Published by: Bethany House

Beverly Lewis is a (the most?) popular author of Amish fiction, and so I chose to read this book to see what I thought of her writing.

The Fiddler is the story of young woman who is torn between her dreams and living out her father’s dreams for her. This woman finds direction and love through an Amish community.

Who the book is for:

Those who especially love violins, fiddles, and the Amish.

What I liked:

I find it hard to say this, considering this was written by a well known and popular author, but there wasn’t much that I liked about this book.

I guess I can say that it could have been worse. There were parts that I enjoyed.

What I didn’t like:

The book was quite boring and I had to push myself to read the whole thing.

I disagree with how Beverly Lewis makes the Amish out to be right in their beliefs.

The story was quite far-fetched.

My conclusion:

I was really disappointed with this book, considering it is from Beverly Lewis. I am afraid that I cannot recommend it.

I give The Fiddler 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Friday, June 22, 2012

My Review of The Creation


Written by: Janice D. Green
Published by: Honeycomb Adventures Press

Always a lover of children’s books, I was happy to receive The Creation for review.

The story:

This book shares the story of creation.


The illustrations:

Are pictures a quilt that someone (I’m assuming the author) made, at first I didn’t like them, but they kind of grew on me. They are colorful and simple.


How strong is the book?

This is a hardcover book, and appears to be quite sturdy.

Who the book is for:

This is hard for me to figure out, as it isn’t overly simplified, and there are a lot of words on each page, yet it’s a children’s book… I would say that this book would be appropriate for kindergartners.

What I liked:

This book stays very true to what the Bible actually says.

Includes a note to parents about teaching children about creation.

Has pictures to keep kids interested.


What I didn’t like:

Each page has questions on it, and some of them are kind of weird, unrelated.

My conclusion:

This is actually a pretty cool Bible book.

I give The Creation 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bookcrash.com. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

My Review of My Hair and God's Mercies... New Every Morning


Written by: Yvette Maher with Amy Tracy
Published by: Tyndale House

I chose to read My Hair and God’s Mercies… New Every Morning because it sounded like it would be interesting, and I was not disappointed.

This is the, true, story of Yvette Maher, a woman who has learned a lot about the grace and mercy of God over the course of her lifetime.

Who the book is for:

Anyone who wants to learn more about grace, those who enjoy autobiographies and memoirs, women, especially.

What I liked:

Very open and honest and not afraid of telling of her past and the mistakes that were made by her and by her family.

Easy and enjoyable to read.

What I didn’t like:

This is, perhaps, a weird thing to comment on, but I found it annoying how the book had these little “quotes” like, that repeated what the book said. Like it would take one sentence from a page and insert it in bigger font than the rest… hard to explain, but just a little annoyance, and almost the only thing I didn’t like about this book.

I disagree with Yvette in her view on birth control, as I am 100% against the use of it at any time - I know, there may not be a single soul who agrees with me on that issue, but I am tired of everyone promoting it.

My conclusion:

This book is a great read, and I recommend it.

I give My Hair and God’s Mercies… New Every Morning 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Review of Wildflowers from Winter


Written by: Katie Ganshert
Published by: WaterBrook Press

I chose to read Wildflowers from Winter because of my love of contemporary fiction, and because I received an Advance Reader Copy of it through Blogging for Books.

This is the story of Bethany Quinn, an architect, who is forced to face the past that she has worked hard to put behind her. She hasn’t had contact with her best friend in years, considering she was a part of her past, but now must help that friend through the death of her husband, and her pregnancy of his child.

Who the book is for:

Lovers of contemporary fiction, particularly women.

What I liked:

Some of the story was emotional, and a bit was funny.

Kept me moderately interested.

What I didn’t like:

A tad bit boring.

My conclusion:

This was an somewhat interesting, but a bit boring, read.

I give Wildflowers from Winter 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Review of By Faith, Not By Sight


Written by: Scott Macintyre
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I enjoy reading autobiographies, as is evidenced by my many reviews of them. I chose to read By Faith, Not By Sight for that reason alone, not having any idea who Scott Macintyre was.

This is the story of Scott Macintyre, a man who was born blind and who has since overcome many trials in order live a “good life”.

Who the book is for:

Lovers of autobiographies, such as myself. Those who are blind or know someone who is - I am considering recommending this book to my teenage cousin who, like Scott, was born blind and enjoys music (if I can find the book in Braille or an audio disc or something.)

What I liked:

I appreciated some of the insight into what it’s like to live life as a blind person. I had always imagined it to be hard, but had never thought of the little things, like not being able to run or ride a bike, without having someone there to make sure you are safe.

All the little stories of Scott’s past kept me interested.

What I didn’t like:

I enjoyed the whole book.

My conclusion:

This was an enjoyable and inspiring read.

I give By Faith Not By Sight 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Thomas Nelson. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Monday, May 28, 2012

My Review of Chasing the Sun


Written by: Tracie Peterson
Published by: Bethany House

I am a bigger fan of contemporary fiction than I am of historical fiction, but I was excited to read Chasing the Sun since Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite historical fiction authors. Yet, I hadn’t read her books in years, before picking up this one.

Chasing the Sun is the story of Hannah Dandridge, a woman who is raising her two half siblings, alone, during the civil war.

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy good fiction, whether you be more of a historical fiction fan or not.

What I liked:

I thought it was interesting to read a book set in Civil War times, I hadn’t read many like that before.

I liked how the book seems to imply that both the south and the north had bad in them, and they both had some good men fighting for them, as well.

The story was interesting, and had many twists and turns that kept me interested.

What I didn’t like:

Not really anything I didn’t like in this book!

My conclusion:

This is a good, historical fiction, book, and I recommend it.

I give Chasing the Sun 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I've been on a very slow diet for many months now...

and today...

I reached my goal!


I have lost 30 pounds over the course of somewhere around 8 months.

I think it's time for me to buy myself some new clothes! :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sleep...

There's just something so rewarding about putting a child down for a nap, or to bed for the night.

Whether you rock a baby to sleep, lay next to a toddler, or read stories until a preschooler falls asleep... it makes you feel good.

I love the feeling. I love watching their little eyes fall shut.

There's just something special about sleep. :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Review of I Couldn't Love You More


Written by: Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt
Illustrated by: Polona Lovsin
Published by: Tyndale House Publishers

I Couldn’t Love You More is written by the lead singer of a Christian band called Sanctus Real, and I was interested to see how good it would be.

This book is based on the lyrics of a song, and you can tell. It reads basically the same as plain old song lyrics would read.

The story:

This book shares the love a parent has for their child, and how God loves that child even more than they do.

The illustrations:

Are cute and colorful, featuring various animals.

How strong is the book?

This is a jacketed hard cover book and appears to be reasonably strong. My jacket already has some wear and tear, and I haven’t even shared it with a child yet, so I think I will be removing it - but the cover features the same photo, so that should be fine..

Who the book is for:

Prenatal through maybe seven?

What I liked:

The pictures are colorful and fun.

I like that this shares about the love a parent has for a child.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Whole Hearts Foundation.

What I didn’t like:

I don’t like the way this book is written, it’s just not fun to read or enjoyable to listen to.

My conclusion:

There are so many great children’s’ books on love out there. I can think of at least three off the top of my head that I enjoyed much more than this one.

I give I Couldn’t Love You More 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

My Review of God I Need to Talk to You About...


Written by: Dan Carr, Susan K. Leigh
Published by: Concordia Publishing House

This is the most different little set of books that I have ever read.

I received three little books in the mail to review:
God I Need to Talk to You about My Bad Temper
God I Need to Talk to You about Video Games
God I Need to Talk to You about Homework

The story:

Each book is a simple prayer from a child to God about their problem, and the solution that they’ve found.

The illustrations:

Are simple sketches, kind of cute, kind of messy

How strong is the book?

These are small paperback books, not super sturdy, but strong enough to last.

Who the book is for:

I have no idea what age range these are supposed to be for, and having a hard time making one up.

What I liked:

These books deal with some of the issues kids face, such as struggling with homework, tempers, and too much video games.

What I didn’t like:

These books don’t really say a whole lot, they are simply a child’s prayer to God about a subject.

My conclusion:

These books are nothing special, and I don’t really recommend them.

I give the God, I Need to Talk to You books 2 out of 5 stars.



I received this book free to review from Concordia Publishing House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.