Friday, November 28, 2014

Cute Toddler Bible for Girls - My Review of The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Diane Stortz
Illustrated by: Sheila Bailey

I enjoy looking at new children’s Bibles, and reading them, too. My nieces and nephews have so many Bibles, but it seems that they always appreciate having new ones. I was happy to receive a chance to read and review The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers, and I’m excited to share it with one of my nieces.


The story:

This book contains eight Bible stories, some of which are less common in children’s in most children’s Bibles – such as the story of Esther.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are okay. Not as cute as some others out there.

How strong is the book?

This is a sturdy, padded covered, board book.

Who the book is for:

This book is for toddlers, but I think babies and preschoolers would like it, too.

What I liked:

The stories are written in a simple and enjoyable way.

The padded cover is nice.

Includes less common stories.

What I didn’t like:

There’s not anything specific that I didn’t like in this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a cute book.

I give The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from BookLook. 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.

*Giveaway and Review of What's in the Bible DVD Volume 10

Are you looking for a show to watch with your kids that will help all of you learn more about the Bible? If so, you may be interested in this DVD that I received to watch and review, and I have a copy available for you, too.



What's in the Bible Volume 10 explores the background of the Bible in a fun way, and it actually helped me to learn some things that I hadn't known previously. It is a great way for school aged children to learn more about God's Word.



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 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Monday, November 24, 2014

Simple Devotional for Women - My Review of 365 Moments of Peace for a Woman's Heart

Published by: Bethany House

When I received the chance to read and review this devotional, I was excited for the opportunity to check it out. 365 Moments ofPeace for a Woman’s Heart is a book of short devotions that help a woman grow closer to God.


Who the book is for:

Women. Any women.

What I liked:

The devotions are short and easy to read, so you can definitely take the time to read one each day.

Each devotion includes two Bible verses that are printed right in the book.

The book has a ribbon bookmark attached to it, which is really handy.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like about this book. The book is nothing extraordinary, but it is a good devotional.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a decent devotional.



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.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Not What the Title Implies - My Review of In This House We Will Giggle

Written by: Courtney DeFeo
Published by: WaterBrook Press

I was really excited to read and review In This House WeWill Giggle, as I thought that it would make a great gift for my older siblings who are parents. There are times when all parents need to lighten up and have fun, and I thought that was what this book was going to be about. But… I was disappointed.


Who the book is for:

This book was written for parents.

What I liked:

Shares stories from real life.

Has some good points.

I like the little ideas of fun things for families to do that are mixed throughout the book – that’s what I thought all of the book was going to be like.

I liked the part of the book on respect, where the author mentions that parents need to respect their children, too. But…

What I didn’t like:

…some of it was just weird. Boys need to stay standing until their moms are seated? Who does stuff like that these days, and what’s the point? That is not something that God ever instructed.

I didn’t like the idea in the patience chapter that was about setting your kids up for failure by putting a temptation such as cookies in front of children and then expecting them not to ask for them.

The whole book is very focused on perfection, not at all what I expected based on the title.

My conclusion:

Overall, this book wasn’t what I expected.

I give In This House We Will Giggle 2 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, November 18, 2014

*Giveaway and Review - Small Talk

Written by: Amy Julia Becker          
Published by: Zondervan

I enjoy reading about parenting and children, so I was excited for the opportunity to read and review Small Talk – and to have the chance to offer the book to one of you, as well.


What I liked:

The author is very real in sharing stories from her life, lessons that she has learned through her children.

Gets you thinking.

What I didn’t like:

I don’t agree with the author 100% on all of her spiritual beliefs…

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a pretty good book.

I give Small Talk 4 out of 5 stars.



*Enter for your own copy via the form below!


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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.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Novel with Characters that I Liked - My Review of Love Without End

Written by: Robin Lee Hatcher
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I enjoy reading any novels I can get my hands on, and I thought that this book sounded especially interesting.

Love Without End tells the story of a widow and her daughter, an elderly woman, and a divorced father of two. The interactions between the variety of characters are fun to read.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy contemporary fiction, especially women. Horse and ranch lovers will find this book extra enjoyable.

What I liked:

The characters are very likeable.

The second half of the book kept my attention.

Has its heartwarming moments and also a bit of humor.

At first I wasn’t happy to have the story from the past mixed in with the “real” story, and I was confused when the book started with the past… but, I ended up really enjoying those pieces in the book, even longing for more of them.

What I didn’t like:

It took a while for me to really get into the book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a good read.

I give Love Without End 4 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from BookLook. 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.