Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Lucky Few by Heather Avis

Imagine struggling with infertility for years, watching friends and family grow their families, while your own belly is empty. Motherhood was the one thing Heather Avis really wanted in life. Finally, when the doctors confirmed what she'd been dreading, Heather and her husband, Josh took the leap and decided on adoption!

They had so many hopes and dreams for their future child, and of course wanted him or her to be healthy. So when they got the phone call that there was a child with down syndrome in need of a home, they were hesitant to say yes. It was then that Josh and Heather brought it to God, and asked Him what His will was. What if the harder road is the one that will lead to God's blessing? What if God wants us to do the hard things so we can grow closer to Him?

I cannot say enough amazing things about this book! It really is a life changer, especially if God has given you a desire to adopt. Although none of my kids have down syndrome or any other severe developmental delays, I found that I could relate to Heather on many different levels! I know the agony of sitting in waiting rooms and not so patiently waiting for doctor's calls for a diagnosis for my child.

I would definitely recommend this book to all mommas! I think Heather and I could be good friends!

I received this book for free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God (but were too afraid to ask) by Eric Metaxas

I have always heard great things about Eric Metaxas' books so I was eager add this one to my "To be read" pile!

This book is basically a book of questions and answers. It features questions on the existence of God, Science versus God, God's views on morality and purity, women and God's plan for women, and so much more! Most of the answers are formed as somewhat of a corny joke. It was really interesting and good, but you would have to appreciate that type of humor to enjoy the book.

The questions are also somewhat basic in nature, meaning that they're great for brand new Christians or perhaps even teenagers or young adults. It features 240 pages with extensive questions on all different subjects about God.

I found this book to be very interesting and could see it potentially benefiting a wide range of readers. I plan to pass along my copy to someone who has a lot of questions about God and Christianity. I rate this book as 5 stars.

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

Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker

This week I was able to read and review this adorable book called "Thank You, God, for Grandma" by Amy Parker and illustrated by Rosalinda Kightley!

At 20 pages long, with a few sentences on each page, it's the perfect size book for 2-5 year olds! Even my 8 month old enjoyed looking at all of the colorful pictures!

The book goes through many of the different things that Grandma's typically do with their grandchildren: Baking, singing, dressing up, and many other fun activities! The beginning and ending of the book reiterates how we should be thankful to God for our Grandparents. The pages are fairly sturdy, with rhyming text on each page.

Upon receiving this book in the mail, my children promptly brought the book to their grandma to show her! They were so excited to read through it and they love looking at all of the pictures. It truly is an adorable book. I would definitely recommend it to parents of toddlers and preschoolers!

I received this book for free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.