Monday, February 18, 2013

David Sticker Book


Written by: Karen Williamson
Illustrated by: Amanda Enright
Published by: Candle Books

I love any children’s books, so I was very happy to receive this book to review.



The story:

Tells pretty much the complete story of David, based on the Bible. (Well, not the Bathsheba part…)

The illustrations:

The pictures are really cute and colorful and fun! I love them.

How strong is the book?

This is a reasonably sturdy paperback book.

Who the book is for:

Toddlers and Preschoolers, in my opinion.

What I liked:

The book has stickers for children to stick onto the pages, which makes it extra fun for them.

The illustrations are great.

True to the Bible, and tells where to find the story in the Bible.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing.

My conclusion:

I really liked this book.

I give David Sticker Book 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from the Kregel Blog Tour Service. 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, February 14, 2013

*Giveaway and Review of Etched... Upon My Heart


Written by: Jill Kelly
Published by: Faith Words

For some reason when I read about this book, I thought it was going to be a memoir on parenting. I was wrong, but I still ended up enjoying it.

In Etched… Upon My Heart, Jill Kelly shares about various trials that she has gone through, and what she has learned about faithfulness, forgiveness, love, and more.



Who the book is for:

Any Christian.

What I liked:

Jill shared real life stories to get her messages across.

Interesting read.

Inspiring messages.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing that I didn’t like.

My conclusion:

I found Etched… Upon My Heart a good read.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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I received this book free to review from Fly By Promotions. 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, February 11, 2013

My Review of God Gave Us Easter


Written by: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Published by: Laura J. Bryant

I am always excited to read (and review) any children’s book, so I was happy to receive God Gave Us Easter from Blogging for Books.



The story:

The little polar bear talks to his dad about Easter. The dad explains how Easter is about Jesus’ love.

The illustrations:

Are cute and gentle, with pale colors and fun animals.

How strong is the book?

This is a hardcover book and appears to be reasonably sturdy and strong.

Who the book is for:

Hmm… the back of this book lists it as being for ages 3 to 8. I would think those closer to the top of that age group would be the ones who would understand it best, but I also think that my two year old nephew would listen to it and enjoy the pictures.

What I liked:

The message is good.

Explains Easter in a unique way.

Cute pictures.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing in particular, yet for some reason it just didn’t seem “perfect”.

My conclusion:

I thought this was a good book explaining Easter and salvation for children.

I give God Gave Us Easter 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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My Review of I Still Believe


Written by: Jeremy Camp with David Thomas
Published by: Tyndale

I’m not a big Jeremy Camp fan, but I enjoy reading memoirs and autobiographies.

Jeremy lost his first wife at a very young age, and very shortly after their marriage. Through I Still Believe - the song and the book - he shares how he has kept his faith, despite that loss.



Who the book is for:

Jeremy Camp fans, memoir lovers, those who have lost a loved one.

What I liked:

Jeremy is open and honest when sharing about his grief and his anger at God.

In the center of the book Jeremy shares photos of him and his family - his parents and siblings, first wife, second wife, and children - which is fun to see from a celebrity.

What I didn’t like:

There isn’t really anything that I disliked.

My conclusion:

This is a good read, especially for those who have gone through something similar to what Jeremy has.

I give I Still Believe 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, February 1, 2013

My Review of Just Like Jesus


Written by: Max Lucado
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I have always enjoyed reading Max Lucado’s writing. He has written many good books, and he always writes in a way that is fun and easy to read.

I was excited to read Just Like Jesus because that is my goal… to grow to be just like my Hero. This book includes chapters on such subjects as forgiveness, compassion, and worship.



Who the book is for:

Anyone who longs to be like Jesus.

What I liked:

The message overall was good, leading the reader to follow in Jesus’ footsteps.

Each chapter started with a Bible verse or two.

What I didn’t like:

For me, this book was not one of my favorites from Max. I found it a bit boring and hard to read, and very basic.

My conclusion:

Definitely a disappointment for me, but still, possibly, worth reading.

I give Just Like Jesus 3 out of 5 stars.

*I think I will be passing this book on.

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.