Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Bible Explorer's Guide Review!

I love getting the opportunity to read and review children's books, and this one looked especially exciting! "The Bible Explorer's Guide: 1,000 Amazing Facts and Photos" is a new book published by Zondervan!

It features full color photos, illustrations, and maps, and showcases people, places objects and buildings in Bible times. With over 1,000 interesting facts, it's sure to keep your little one captivated! It is recommended for ages 8 and up or grades 3rd through 6th.

This book is jam packed with tons of fun information on the Bible! It would work wonderful as an addition to a children's Bible study or homeschool supplement! It would even be excellent as a resource to gather research from for school projects. I would definitely recommend!

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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hello Stars by Alena and Wynter Pitts

I love finding wholesome yet adorable books for my daughters to read and that's exactly what I found here with "Hello Stars"written by mother and daughter duo, Alena and Wynter Pitts!

Lena is just your average 10 year old who suddenly gets the opportunity of a lifetime! When her favorite Christian artist runs a contest for a chance to meet her, Lena jumps at the chance and sends in a video entry. Only after she won did she realize that by winning, she would also be starring in a major motion picture! Lena will have to move to Los Angeles for the summer and work everyday. Being a big movie star is hard work. Lena doesn't know if she can do it.

There are so many positive elements in this story that I'm not sure where to begin! Lena's parents are strong, godly role models who pray with their four daughters every day. Her father reads scripture with the family everyday before the girls go to school. Nearly all of the chapters end with Lena writing a note in her journal addressed to the stars, or to God. I was a little confused by the star part until later in the book when it made more sense.

Another reason I loved this book was because of the strong moral values throughout the story. Lena's parents were encouraging throughout Lena's journey to stardom, yet mindful of her responsibilities, making sure Lena took this job seriously. 

This book is aimed at girls between the ages of 8-12 years. My oldest is 10 and has already devoured it since I gave it to her! We are very much looking forward to the second book set to release in September 2017!

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

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I Am No One by Patrick Flanery

"I Am No One" is the newest thriller from award winning author, Patrick Flannery.

Jeremy O'Keefe has returned to his life in New York after spending the last ten years in England as a Professor. A bit lonely at times, he's still getting used to life back home when strange things begin to happen. It appears someone is watching him after he receives strange packages in the mail. Not only that, but he believes someone is following him, and his elderly mother is being harassed on Jeremy's behalf.

Perhaps most troubling to Jeremy, is that if someone really is following him, why do they want him to know about it? Has he unknowingly committed a crime? Is he imagining things or is he truly in danger?

This was a book I had a very difficult time getting into. The story seemed a bit too wordy at times and it just didn't keep my interest like most thrillers I have read. Also, the big reveal at the end was a bit disappointing. I probably would not recommend.

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

Monday, May 1, 2017

Stop, Drop, and Roll by Angela M. Reynolds

This week I had the privilege of reading "Stop, Drop, and Roll: The Essential Oil Guide for Roller-Bottle Blends" by Angela M. Reynolds! This book is especially great for people who are new to essential oils!

In this book, Angela will address many of the questions you might have about Essential oils. She explains what carrier oils are, the different grades of essential oils, how to properly use oils, and how to make your own blends! She lists what supplies you'll need for each project, and great ideas on how to share the oils with others.

This is the kind of book every new essential oil user should have in their hands! A lot of times, we know the oils are good for us, but we just don't know how to use them properly. This book will help with that! It has a ton of valuable information packed inside the short 35 pages.

I rate this book as 5 stars!

The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

This Bible is seriously the most beautiful book I've had the privilege to review! "The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV: Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope and Transformation" features colorful pages and short devotions! Even the headings on the pages are written in a beautifully lovely font!

This Bible has a nice fabric hardcover, and is one of the larger Bibles I have used, although this is partly because it is a large print Bible. I love this about the Bible! Even though I have relatively good eyesight, the larger print is definitely easier to read. It also features a bookmark to keep track of readings, and a place in the first few pages to keep track of special events.

The beginning of each chapter gives information on the title, author, date, background, themes, and outline. Devotions are interspersed throughout the chapters. Also included throughout the chapters are maps, diagrams, timelines, prayers, character sketches, and so much more!

I love love love this Bible! I love things that are beautiful and pleasing to the eye and this definitely hits the mark! I have no complaints whatsoever with this Bible. I rate it as 5 stars.

I received this Bible for free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.