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!

 

 

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus- A Book Review

As a Christian mother it is important to me that I raise my children to walk in the ways of the Lord.90  I pray daily for God to guide them and lead them to be more like him.  Devotionals are a great resource and tool enabling your child to mature spiritually and deepens his/her personal relationship with Christ.  A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus by Christian author, Randy Frazee offers 90 colorful devotions; sharing the message: Jesus will transform you from the inside out and will mold you to be more like him, if you put your faith and trust in him.  It will help readers develop a personal vision for spiritual growth and a simple plan for getting started on the journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus Christ.

This hardcover book  includes 3 different sections: think, act, and be;  where you will find individual topics, a bible verse, discussion, and daily prayer. This is a great devotional to get your child into the word, reflecting on their thoughts and actions and act a a guide that will lead them to be more like Him- Jesus Christ. Written for children ages 6-10.

 

 

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

Storybook Pumpkins

Check out the storybook pumpkins my amazing kiddos created this year!  This is such a super fun idea and best of all very lil to no mess!  We use fake pumpkins that can be purchased at your local craft store so we can keep them for decoration the following year.

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Maleficent Pumpkin:

Natural colored pumpkin

Paint: green, purple, black, red, pink, and yellow

Black pipe cleaners for horns

E6000 for gluing horns to pumpkin

Black felt for collar

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Bad Kitty Pumpkin:

Black pumpkin

Yellow wiggly eyes

Black pipe cleaner for tail

E6000 for gluing tail and felt pieces to pumpkin

Felt: pink, black, and red for facial features

Black sharpie for mouth lines

I would love to see your Storybook Pumpkin creation, please share below or post on social media using #spookilypumpkin and #thecutecountrychick

Happy Halloween ya’ll!

Thank You, Lord, for Everything- a book review

thankyoueverythingThis book is absolutely adorable and fun to read with even the littlest of ears.  Using upbeat rhymes and cheerful illustrations your child will be reminded just how precious it is to count our blessings and Give thanks to the Lord for EVERYTHING!

A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God’s great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons’ engaging text and Tim Warnes’ playful illustrations remind readers how much they have to be thankful for.
Love surrounds you, beauty, too. Notice how God blesses you! Clap your hands, shout and sing: Thank you, Lord, for everything.
The sweet and gentle rhyme makes this a perfect bedtime, quiet time, and anytime in between book.  Your child will be engaged as he excitedly shouts out,”Thank you, Lord, for Everything!”  After reading the story you can continue the fun by making a list of blessings with your child and saying a prayer of thanks unto the Lord together.
Purchase your copy of Thank you, Lord, for Everything by P.J. Lyons here!
Thank you to ZonderVan and Book Look Bloggers for the complimentary book copy and the opportunity to share my personal thoughts about this children’s book.

God Bless Our Fall- A book review

blessourfallThis adorable board book is written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow.  Hall uses rhythmic play on words to remind little readers to give thanks to the Lord for all he blesses us with.

The trees are dressed in gold and red. Their colors seem to call, “God decorates what he creates!” We say,  God bless our fall!”  (Hall, 2015)

The adorable characters that are brought to life through Whitlow’s delicate art work share how the season changes from summer to fall.  From the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air, pumpkins, cozy fires, and hayrides we are introduced to the new season.  In my family Autumn is full of traditions and family togetherness and like the fox family (in the book) we enjoy cuddling up and staying cozy close.

Purchase your copy HERE and enjoy reading this with your child over and over again.

Thank you to Tommy Nelson and Book Look Bloggers for the complimentary book copy and the opportunity to share my personal thoughts about this children’s book.

Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door- A book review

This is such an adorable story, and even more so when read aloud with a cute country accent.  The story line is  cute and funny.  I chuckled through the whole story.  The illustrations are lively and my son was excited to see Conrad dressed a lot like Woody from Toy Story.  Imogene is the cowgirl next door and she knows all the rules for being a cowboy.  Conrad is not to fond of her and Uncle Clint gives him some sound advice, “be nice to your enemies it messes with their heads.” Ain’t this the truth?!  And with this I am reminded of the words of Luke 6:31, ” treat others the way you want to be treated.”  This story is very encouraging and teaches children how rewarding it is to be kind to others, even when it isn’t easy.  If all else fails refer to the Mega Ultimate Extreme First Aid Kit.

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

Let There Be Light

ImageGod’s World is good!  In this beautifully illustrated children’s book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu we are reminded of just how good God’s creation truly is.  This book takes us back to Genesis and walks us through the six 24 hour days that God took to create this magnificent world we call home.  The illustrations are bright and colorful.  My children enjoyed the magical way the images stood out to them as they turned every page.  I especially liked how the artist incorporated our Lord Jesus Christ in every page illustrating that God is omnipresent. This book is a great reminder of just how much God loves his creation and that everything he created is good and is right.  I liked that while I was reading, “Let There Be Light,” my children were interacting with me and were so familiar with the story.  I would read, “On the first day God created…”and my children would say “LIGHT!” This children’s book is the retelling of a true story straight from Genesis in the greatest book ever written, the word of God–the BIBLE!   Follow this link to watch an interview with the Archbishop about his book, “Let There Be Light.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr0y1dQhVoM