Sunday, October 23, 2016

Doodletopia Fairies by Christopher Hart

"Doodletopia: Fairies" is the newest drawing book by Christopher Hart. Readers will learn how to draw Fairy heads and faces, Fairy bodies, Magical clothing and accessories, Fairy wings and flying poses, Fairy dwellings, as well as some miscellaneous items here and there.

The fairies you will learn to draw are actually pretty adorable! You will learn to draw fairies from all different angles and sides, and how to draw different shaped faces. Despite the fact that the fairies are all drawn in black and white, it is actually a pretty colorful book. It features 159 pages of many different types of fairies.

My only complaint is that it does not give step-by-step directions. So someone with little or no drawing experience may have a hard time following along with it. It might also be difficult for a child/tween to be able to follow along. Other than that, I thought it was a very fun book put together very nicely. I rate this book as 4 stars.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Shaken by Tim Tebow

It's not a matter of IF storms will come throughout your life. It's a matter of WHEN. When do they come, what kind of person are you? Are you secure in trusting God and knowing He is faithful? When you're Shaken to the very core, will you still praise God or let yourself sink?

Tim Tebow shares many examples throughout his life of times when he had to place his trust in God and have faith in God's plan for his life. Like the times he has unexpectedly gotten let go from a football team, or not getting an opportunity he was expecting. Life is full of ups and downs, but throughout it all, (for the most part) Tim has kept his eyes on Jesus. Tebow challenges readers to look beyond themselves and their own trials, and try to leave a legacy that will reach beyond themselves and ultimately show Jesus' love to others!

Although, I have always thought highly of Tim Tebow, football is not something I have ever really been interested in. So to be honest, I really didn't know all that much about him. I learned quite a bit about his upbringing, his life and his values through this book. I learned what an incredibly caring person he is, and how much work he puts into telling other people about Jesus.

Despite the fact that Tebow repeatedly tells readers that he is just an ordinary guy and not doing anything spectacular, I found him to be an immensely inspiring human being. Tim shares a little bit about how involved he is in the WI5H foundation, and how he takes time to reach out to those less fortunate. He also grew up as a child of missionaries, and learned early on how to put other people first. He has gone to prisons multiple times to share the gospel with inmates and people who might not have heard about Jesus otherwise.

I can't recommend this book enough. I would highly recommend it to parents, teachers, teenagers, sports fanatics, and even people who hate sports! I can guarantee you will feel inspired after reading "Shaken".

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.