5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories- a book review

Reading to my children has become a cherished pastime each and every night.  As a family we take turns reading together and acting out the scenes in the book.  It has become my favorite part of our bedtime ritual.  Our ritual begins in prayer, followed with a bible story; then we read a few books selected by my kids, lastly, one of my children will lead us in a bedtime family prayer.  _240_360_Book.1928.coverThe 5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories, as retold by Charlotte Thoroeby is a book that gets selected every night by my son.  He loves to read about Jesus and your child will too!  In this book your child will enjoy reading 26 short stories from the Creation to Jesus’ Birth and many more!  Pages are full of brightly colored illustrations and large format; making this book easy and enjoyable to read by kids of all ages.  I love that the short stories are set up as mini devotions (a great introduction for your littlest human) with a question, a small prayer, and even a scripture verse.  You will also find additives in the back of the book including: The Lord’s Prayer, The Ten Commandments, Psalm 23, a listing of all the books in the Bible, and words to Anna B Warner’s Jesus Loves Me.  This is a great way to share the stories of Jesus with your little one and is guaranteed to be a family favorite that can be read at anytime of day!

 

 

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Bring Your Bible to School Day- October 8th! reblogged from Focus on the Family

Reblogged from Focus on the Family.  Not my original work.  Sharing Bring Your Bible to School Day.

The Bible Should Be Celebrated—Not Banned!
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Students Shouldn’t Have to Hide Their Faith

A teacher “humiliates a fifth grader for reading the Bible during free reading time.”

“A student is fighting for students’ rights after a public high school banned them from praying, singing Christian songs, and discussing religious topics during their free time.”

“One couple says their daughter was banned from reading the Bible at school. … The alleged Bible ban isn’t sitting too well with parents.”

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Do you know students with a heart for God’s Word? Then they’ll love Bring Your Bible to School Day, a free-speech event for students on Oct. 8sponsored by Focus on the Family.
Download your free, get-started guide today!
That’s just a small sampling from television reports we’ve seen within the last year about students being censored or punished for their faith. Do you agree with us that students shouldn’t be forced to hide their Biblical beliefs when they walk in the school door?

The fact is, they do have the religious-freedom right to bring their Bible to school and read it during free time.

But the good news is, you can be a part of empowering and encouraging Christian students:

Let them know about Bring Your Bible to School Day™ on Oct. 8!

Last year, an estimated 8,000 students participated in every state in the nation. This year at least three times that many are expected to participate!

Will you be a part of making this a nationwide movement?

On this special day, students—from kindergarten to college—will celebrate religious freedom and share God’s hope with their friends. Help spread the word by taking three easy steps:

  1. Sign up; then share this link with other students and their families:FocusOnTheFamily.com/BringYourBible. Let them know that we’ve created Elementary, Teen and Pastor/Parent Editions of the downloadable guides.
  2. Share sample announcements with church leaders so they can let the youth in their congregation know about it.
  3. Join the conversation! Like us on Facebook® and follow us on Twitter®; VisitBringYourBible.org.

Thank you for your heart for empowering Christian youth across the nation and for working with us to protect religious freedoms for future generations.

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I Can Learn the Bible and so can you!

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Check out this new devotional just for kids!  I Can Learn the Bible by Holly Hawkins  is a 52 week devotional for kids ages 4-8 that helps children grow in their personal relationship with Christ through scripture reading, memory verses, and prayer.  Each week your child will learn a new Bible verse and where to find it in the Bible.  Your child will also learn how to incorporate scripture into their daily lives.  I really enjoy reading this devotional with my children each week and learning together just how God works through us.

Each new day and each new verse will reinforce to young readers that “God’s Word is FOR ME and TO ME, it is IN ME and working THROUGH ME, and just like His love, it goes on and on forever!

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Pink Plush Tween Bible

This is such a beautiful Bible designed for your tween girl.  The cover of the Bible is very eye catching in bright fuchsia pink and super soft to the touch.  This is such a fun design with features that include the words of Christ in red, an easy-to-read font size, and a hard cover under the main flap.  This Bible is written in the New International Version in God’s word, including the Old and New Testaments.  There are no devotional pages included and very few footnotes.  This is a great Bible for your tween daughter to read on a daily basis and to use during Bible Studies.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.

Leopard Plush Tween Bible- a book review

This is such a beautiful Bible designed for your tween girl.  The cover of the Bible is very appealing in pink sparkly leopard and super soft to the touch.  This is such a fun design with features that include the words of Christ in red, an easy-to-read font size, and a hard cover under the main flap.  This Bible is written in the New International Version in God’s word, including the Old and New Testaments.  There are no devotional pages included and very few footnotes.  This is a great Bible for your tween daughter to read on a daily basis and to use during Bible Studies.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.

Bibles and Guns

If you are a fan of Duck Dynasty you  have a pretty good idea where the Robertson family stand when it comes to America, Freedom, Family, Guns, and God.  The Robertson family have taken the media spotlight and have also been smack dab in the middle of controversy.  Even still, they stand firm in their Christian values and share their love and faith in God.  Their love and dedication to the Word is compelling.  In the new release The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible, Phil and Al Robertson share testimony, stories, and a reading plan that will help you in your personal walk with Jesus.  This beautiful Bible is available in the New King James Version and focuses on the family’s five core values: faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness, and freedom.  Their teachings are very straight forward and written so that readers of all ages may understand and learn.  This Bible has the power to transform any heart that is willing to open themselves to the power of the Word.  This is a recommended read and a great gift for any man in your life.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.

Get to Know Mary, a book review

 

Most of us are familiar with Mary, the mother of baby Jesus, but we do not know how she lived or why she became the chosen one.  In “Get to Know Mary” we follow Mary’s life journey. We learn about who she was and follow major events in her life;  such as her engagement/marriage to Joseph, the birth of her first born son, her trip to Nazareth, and the home in which she made for her family.  “Get to Know Mary” is a fourth in the Get to know Children series written by Nancy I. Sanders.  This biography includes bright images and fun to know facts that will entertain your child’s mind.  There is also a timeline included in the back of the book.  This series makes for a great resource when learning about the great people of the Bible.  Very easy read and great for all ages.

 

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.

Get to know King David

Get to know King David is a third in the Get to know Children series written by Nancy I. Sanders.  King David lived a life as a shepherd and a king, read about who he was and his stories in this biography.  Like the other books in this series you will find  bright colored images, maps, and fun facts about King David and the time that he lived in.   Your child will get a glimpse into David’s life and see how an imperfect man was used by God to do great things.

This is a great series and a must have in the home library.   My 5 year old son enjoys listening to the stories enclosed in the books and my 10 year old daughter enjoys reading the stories herself.  Perfect learning tools for children of all ages.  Can not wait to read the last of the series!

 

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.

Get to know Jesus…a book review

Nancy I Sanders has launched her Get to Know Series in which children are given a closer look into the lives of people from Bible times. I love this series because it gives our children a way to connect and learn about well known people of the bible as people and not a character in a story. Get to know Jesus is a great book for children ages 6-10. This book introduces Jesus and his amazing works that are found in the new testament. Learn about the life of Jesus from birth to the Crucifixion. This is an easy read that captures the mind of children using color images, maps, scripture, and fun facts. Flipping through the book you will find the Did you Know sections that explain Jesus’ family tree, the different Herods of the Bible, burial traditions, and the seven Jewish feasts and a hero section that introduces the 12 disciples, John the Baptist, Moses, and other Heroes of the Bible. This is a great resource for Sunday School and home Bible studies.

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