One Word for Today

What a wonderful devotional book. This book gives one word as the heading, then there is a verse to think upon. The short reading is easy to fit into any busy day and it filled my heart with God’s love. 

Along with each of these there is a question, a prayer and a step for action.

I could see this as an individual, family or small group devotion. It could open the door for sharing thoughts.

I loved this devotional and would recommend it to everyone.I received this book from Chosen in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, 

Prepare Him Room by Susie Larson

This book is an Advent Devotional which spoke to my heart. While I was reading this book I felt the Spirit of God in my heart moving me. 

I look forward to sharing this book with my family this Advent,

I was given this book by Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Crowned with Glory

Crowned with Glory is a beautiful book in both its message and its illustrations. All children would be filled with delight at the rhyming words and the beautiful, colorful drawings.

Azira’s story from childhood through adulthood opens up opportunities for parents and children to discuss God’s plans for each of them, including those who may feel different from others. It is not made just for girls, little boys need these same words of affirmation. They also need to know that as adults these words have meaning to us since we were created by God and we are part of His plan also.

I received this book from WaterBrook Kids in exchange for my honest review. All opinions included are my own. 

Deep-Fried Revenge

This book is a part of a series however, having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the first page this cozy mystery pulled me in and kept me captivated until the end. It involves a restaurant family which allows for so many ideas Ms Cahoon weaves her magic into this setting so well.

I was given this book by NetGalley and Kensington Press in exchange for my honest review all opinions are my own.

The Lost Page

This is a very good book. It includes biblical references along with people from today’s time. There were times when I was a little afraid to go on but knew I just had to.  Anyone who loves to read fictional Christian history will love this.

I was given this book by NetGalley and Black Rose Writing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

The Gratitude Car

This is a wonderful tool to use to help a child learn what gratitude is, in a fun way. the boy in the story wanted an elephant but got a goldfish instead. This lead to feelings of hurt but his family encouraged him to make a gratitude car. Then each member of the family filled it with things they were grateful for. Even his grandparents and baby brother put ideas in. Seeing how gratitude worked in his family’s life, the boy found his own source of gratitude.

I love this book and feel that every parent or grandparent could be helped by the ideas in it. 

The illustrations are attention getting and filled with imagination. 

I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest revie.

All opinions are my own.

The Inventions of God (and Eva)

Inventions of God (and Eva) is a great story. It tells about how God loves to invent and so does Eva.

Eva’s inventions may not be quite equal to God’s but God loves his inventions and so does Eva. Eva isn’t afraid to try to improve her inventions again and again. She does not give up even if they are perfect.

I love the lessons to be learned in this book. Lessons of not being afraid to try again if something isn’t perfect the first time. God is always near his inventions.

I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook and Multnomah in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

The Rocky Road to Ruin

I loved this book by Meri Allen. I do enjoy cozy mysteries and this is up there with one of my favorites.When you pick up this book to read a bowl of ice cream should be close at hand to help fit the atmosphere..
As for the mystery, there were enough surprising happenings to keep me enthralled. I was on my toes through the entire book. This is a fun series. I cannot wait to read the next book.
I was given this book by NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest review. All opinoins are my own. 

Slaying the Giant of Fear and Releasing the Roar of Breakthrough

This is a book that is filled with doable challenges to place our faith in God and allow Him to help us with our fears. This well-written book shows us how to allow Him to give us power step-by-step.

I recommend this book highly to everyone.

I was given this book by Chosen in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Sweet Jesus, Is It June Yet?: 10 Ways the Gospels Can Help You Combat Teacher Burnout and Rediscover Your Passion for Teaching

 I found this to be a nice reminder to any and all teachers who get burned out, discouraged, or just not sure what to do next.

I taught in a Christian school and this book was written from a Catholic teacher’s perspective but really none of that matters. As teachers we can all learn lessons from the gospel to help us overcome hurdles.

I felt that all of the author’s thoughts were relatable and give encouragement. I would highly recommend this to teachers, no matter what the time of year.

I was given this book by NetGalley and Ave Maria Press. All opinions are my own.