Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Great Author - My Review of Win or Lose I Choose You!

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Lysa Terkeurst
Illustrated by: Jana Christy

My nieces and oldest nephew loved a book that I had that was written by Lysa Terkeurst, so I was happy to have the chance to check out another and to - eventually - share it with them. I haven't read Win or Lose I Love You! to the kiddos yet, but I have a feeling they are going to enjoy it.



The story:

This book tells about a little girl and boy who help a group of animals through a variety of games in order to pick a leader of the forest.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book could be cuter, but I like the detail that they hold.

How strong is the book?

This is a relatively sturdy hardcover book.

Who the book is for:

This book is good for toddlers through young school aged children.

What I liked:

The message is one that children are loved no matter what.

The story is written in an interesting way.

What I didn’t like:

Young children might become a little bored with parts of the book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was a pretty good book.

I give Win or Lose I Love You! 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. 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 24, 2015

An Interesting Read About an Interesting Life - My Review of Street God

Published by: Tyndale Momentum
By: Dimas Salaberrios with Dr. Angela Hunt

I am interested in reading interesting stories of individuals who have lived lives that are much different from my own, and I was excited to have the chance to read and review Street God.


The story:

This book tells the story of a man who lived life as a drug dealer only to turn things around and start living a bold life for God.

Who the book is for:

This book is good for any adults who are interested in reading about someone who was dramatically changed by Jesus.

What I liked:

This book shares an interesting and exciting story in a way that really drew me in and kept my attention.

This is a powerful story.

What I didn’t like:

I don't necessarily agree with Dimas 100% on every one of his beliefs, but I can still appreciate this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this was a pretty good read.

I give Street God 4 out of 5 stars. 

I received this book free to review from 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.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

There are Better Christmas Books for Kids - My Review of Goodnight, Manger

Published by: ZonderKidz
By: Laura Sassi
Illustrated by: Jane Chapman

I enjoy checking out children's books of all types, and I was happy to have a chance to read and review this Christmas one.

Goodnight, Manger tells the story of all of the ruckus that comes about in the stable as Baby Jesus is trying to sleep.



The story:

This book shares - in rhyming text - how Baby Jesus can't sleep because there is too much going on around him.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are full of color and cute.

How strong is the book?

This is a hardcover book and seems relatively sturdy.

Who the book is for:

This book is written in a way that would appeal to babies, toddlers, and young children.

What I liked:

I like the rhyming text.

I like the colorful pictures.

What I didn’t like:

I felt like this book was a bit off in regard to its focus. This book says about "the baby" again and again, but I don't feel like it gave Baby Jesus proper respect or attention.

There isn't really a point to this book.

My conclusion:

I wasn't a fan of this book.

I give Goodnight, Manger 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. 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.

Okay Racing Movie - My Review of Adrenaline

From: Word Entertainment

I recently was given the chance to watch and review Adrenaline, and I chose to watch this movie with my siblings.

This movie tells the story of a man who gets in a crash while street racing and nearly loses his life. This man struggles to find his way in the midst of his injuries.



Who the movie is for:

There is a bit of intense stuff, such as an accident scene, so I wouldn't recommend this to young children. Preteens, teens, and adults should be okay with it, and race fans will enjoy it especially much.

What I liked:

The characters and story are interesting.

There is a bit of a positive message about pushing forward and keeping on.

What I didn’t like:

This movie felt like it could have a lot more of a story than it did, and more of a message, too.

My conclusion:

Overall, this was an okay movie.

I give Adrenaline 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this dvd free to review from Edify Media. 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.

A Cookbook for Non-Meat Eaters - My Review of Food52 Vegan

Published by: Ten Speed Press
Written by: Gena Hamshaw with Foreword by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

I enjoy looking through cookbooks, and as a vegetarian I was excited to look through Food52 Vegan. I eat some dairy and eggs, but not a whole lot, and I was excited to check out a book that contained a lot of recipes that I could eat.




Who the book is for:

Those of us who are living a life that is close to vegan, and those who are truly vegan.


What I liked:

I like the face that the recipes in this book use real ingredients that we have around - at least somewhat.


I like the fact that there are pictures in this book.

I think a lot of the recipes sound really tasty.

What I didn’t like:

One thing that I didn't like is the fact that a lot of the recipes in the book don't really contain protein. You need protein, even as a vegan.

My conclusion:


Overall, I thought this book was pretty good.


I give Food52 Vegan 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.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Not My Kind of Story, Too Corny - My Review of Counting on a Cowboy

Published by: Thomas Nelson
Written by: Debra Clopton

I enjoy reading a variety of fiction, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Counting on a Cowboy.

This book tells the story of a woman who is haunted by her past. This woman moves to a new area to start a new life, and then runs into a single man and the baby that he just found out was his own. This is a small-town kind of story, with a cowboy and ranch kind of setting that so many love.



Who the book is for:

Those who don't mind a book that is a bit corny and overly done will like this book.

What I liked:

The characters are people that are easy to like.

The story is a interesting.

What I didn’t like:

I thought that the story was very corny - from the town twins with very similar names to the classic picnic basket auction.

I thought this book was a little boring and hard to get through.

My conclusion:

Overall, this book wasn't something I really enjoyed.

I give Counting on a Cowboy 3 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.