The Littlest Christmas Kitten- a book review

This is such an adorable book and a neat way to retell the majestic story of Jesus’ birth.  In the Littlest Christmas Kitten, a mother cat searches for her lost kitten in the stable just before Mary and Joseph arrive.  Yes!  The story is told in the mother cat’s point of view and we discover what it was like for the animals to witness the birth of the promised child.  As mother cat is frantically looking for her lost kitten, Mary and Joseph walk into the stable, and she quickly hides in a nearby manger.   There she finds her lost kitten and rests til the manger is needed for sweet baby Jesus.  The hay that is a bed for a kitten is also soft enough for the newborn king.  Sounds come to life in the stable as the animals rejoice and the angels sing.  The words and images entangle together and will grab hold of the reader’s emotions bringing life to the story as it is read.  A feline secret is shared at the end of the tale and will bring light of wonder to the littlest reader.  The Littlest Christmas Kitten will delight readers of all ages!

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

The forbidden fruit…

Sex and the Single Christian Girl by Bethany House Publishing author Marian Jordan Ellis is a must read for my fellow single sisters in Christ.  There are a number of lies that women end up believing when it comes to the forbidden fruit.  Sex is a special gift that is shared between a man and a woman when they are married.  I sense that you are now nodding in agreement and yet you feel some grief and sadness because perhaps you didn’t remain pure.  Perhaps you also think that it doesn’t matter now because your gift has been used and it is impossible for you to be pure once again, so who cares if you have sex outside of marriage now?!  This is one of the lies that Satan leads us to believe.   Before reading Ellis’ book I felt the same way.  I was full of shame with myself and thought that I was used up and not worth waiting for.  What does it matter???  IT DOES!!!!  God’s love is so great for us and he can make your life pure once again.  All we have to do is ask for forgiveness and follow God’s laws that he has set for us.  Sex and the Single Christian Girl reveals Satan’s lies and the depth of God’s love for us.  God’s laws are set to protect us not to keep us from enjoying ourselves.  Sex is a beautiful gift to share with your husband.  When we do not save this gift for marriage we find ourselves hurt and empty.  When we wait as God instructs us to we are united to our better half and bonded for life.  This same bond that is created outside of marriage causes a whirlwind of emotion and hurt when the relationship ends.   As I read this book, I was able to see every relationship that I have had thus far.  Up until now I thought to get a man to like me I had to behave or dress in a certain way. I gave into temptation and yes I will add even though I am a Christian the men I was dating were not.  Reading this book was truly an eye opener.  I am so thankful for God’s love and that he has purified my heart and my body once more.  I have made a promise to wait, to save myself for my future husband.  I may be a mother of two beautiful blessings, but what I do now as a single Christian girl does matter.   I will never forget one Sunday morning as I walked out of church.  Walking in front of me was a senior couple, they were holding hands.  I thought to myself, “that is so nice, I want that!”  I heard God whisper to me, “Not now my child, you have much growing to do.  In time you will have all that your heart desires.”  I know that God is right and I trust in his love and his law.  If you are a single Christian girl and you find it hard to make it in this “rom-com world” I highly recommend you read this book!  I now walk in confidence, knowing that I am worth waiting for and I stand firm in my values and beliefs.

I received my copy of Sex and the Single Christian Girl  as a complimentary gift from Bethany House.

 

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Are you more like Jesus than you think?

Find out just how much you are like Jesus in this new book, “Prototype,” by Jonathan Martin.  I was given a complimentary copy of “Prototype” by Tyndale publishing.  The author is a pastor and speaks directly to our hearts, opening our eyes to the busy world around us that stray us from walking a straight line.  While reading my heart heard messages like, “you are my beloved, I am proud of you, you are special.” and “stop connecting with Facebook, and connect with the people in your life now.”  In each chapter we discover more of God’s love for us and just how much we are like Jesus in that we too are God’s beloved.  There are many ways in which we are not like Jesus, but the love God has for Jesus is the same love he has for us.  I am God’s beloved and he has been with me through every walk of my life whether good or bad.  He has never left me alone.  I am reminded of God’s great love for me.

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