Friday, August 31, 2018

This Book Would be a Beautiful Gift - My Review of God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakable Hope for Kids

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Max Lucado, adapted by Tama Fortner
Illustrated by: Alessia Trunfio

I have enjoyed many books from Max Lucado so I was curious to read and review this book that is made especially for children.

God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakable Hope for Kids shares many messages from the Bible, promises that God has made. It helps children - and families - grow in their faith.

God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakable Hope for Kids   -     By: Max Lucado

The illustrations:

I like the pictures in this book. They are a good mix of realistic and cute.

Who This Book is For:

I think that this would be a great gift for families. I plan to give this gift to my brother who has children ranging from babies to elementary school age.

What I liked:

I like the overall look and feel of this book. It is a quality book and would make a great gift because of that.

I like that this book has a built-in ribbon bookmark.

I like that each chapter of the book has a number of Bible verses on the topic discussed.

I like that there is a mix of devotional-like content and Bible stories in this book.

What I didn’t like:

There is not really anything that I don't like about this book. If I had to complain about something, I would say that maybe the chapters are a little long.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a great book for families.


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.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Not Like What I've Read from Elizabeth Camden Before - My Review of A Daring Venture

Published by: Bethany House
By: Elizabeth Camden

I have loved some of Elizabeth Camden's books. When it comes to historical fiction, I feel like she writes some of the best books out there. I was super excited to have the chance to read and review A Daring Venture.

This book tells the story of a woman who is working to change the way that water is purified. It also tells the story of a man who is fighting against what this woman is doing. It tells the story of the two of them clashing and all that comes after that.


What I liked:

It was interesting to read about the start of chlorine being added to water.

I liked the male character in this book...

What I didn’t like:

... but I didn't like the female character at all.

This book didn't really have any exciting parts like I expect from Elizabeth Camden and it was not that interesting. It was slow moving and kind of boring.

The morals in this book were kind of weird - one of the main characters was doing some pretty sneaky things.

My conclusion:

Overall, I was disappointed with this book.

I give A Daring Venture 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.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

End Times Debate Starter - My Review of I Am: The Names of God for Little Ones

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Diane Stortz
Illustrated by: Diane Le Feyer

I am always excited to check out different children's books and I was happy to read and review I Am: The Names of God for Little Ones.

I Am: The Names of God for Little Ones  -     By: Diane Stortz    Illustrated By: Diane Le Feyer

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are colorful and nice.

Who This Book is For:

This would be a good book for parents of preschoolers and young school-aged kids to read together and discuss.

What I liked:

I love the glitter on the cover of this book.

I like the pictures in the book.

I like the overall idea of this book but...

What I didn’t like:

I don't really get why this is a board book. It would make more sense as a hardcover book for families to read together. It's not really for babies or toddlers.

I know that everyone has their own beliefs about what is going to happen at the end of time but I did not like the fact that this book shared one type of belief regarding that as fact. I do not fully understand Revelation or what is to come in the future but I would not feel comfortable reading this book to children and sharing it's talk of Jesus coming back to reign on earth.

My conclusion:

Overall, I cannot recommend this book.

I give I Am: The Names of God for Little Ones 2 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.