Song of the Stars- a book review

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On one quiet night, creation whispered a secret.  Grass and bees, robins and trees all spread the word.  Sheep told their young while angels sang the song to the shepherds.  Hushed news of a miracle echoed to the ends of the earth.  The moment had come.  The long-awaited child has arrived!  Creation cried out in celebration, but only a few people heard.  Only a few joined nature’s chorus, a song in praise of the newborn King.

Song of Stars is a beautiful rendition of the greatest story ever told; The birth of Jesus Christ!  Excitement builds as the animals and the earth eagerly awaits the coming of the messiah as a baby.  The beautiful illustrations and adorning words allow the reader to feel the exuberance of the coming of our Savior.

This is the perfect book for this Christmas season and reminds our littlest humans what the true meaning of Christmas is.

 

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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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The One-Experience Jesus: A Book Review

theoneWe are living in a world increasingly geared toward visual learners. With the explosion of sites like Instagram and Pinterest, it is evident that the way we consume content is changing before our eyes. Developed for the avid consumer of visual content, The One uses The Voice Bible translation alongside powerful, full-color images to maximize the long-term impact for the reader, creating a dynamic way to engage with and experience the scriptures.

The One takes you on an exciting journey to uncover who Jesus really is. Understand the true nature of Jesus, His character, why He came, what He accomplished, and what it means to your day-to-day life. Discover your true value in Him, and experience a transformed life based on a genuine daily relationship with a Savior who brings hope and purpose to all who seek Him.

Features include:

  • Articles and interviews with world-renowned preachers
  • Real life stories on the transforming power of Jesus
  • Resources for personal reflection and growth
  • In-depth group study discussion questions

Jesus- the mystery revealed.   Discover Jesus and his promises through this new book by a team of inspiring authors;  Carlos Darby, Judah Smith, Charlotte Gambill Carl Lentz, and Gary Clarke. This book is not only filled with beautiful photography, but beautiful scripture that reminds us of God’s love, grace, and his promise.  Reconnect with Christ who through perfect sacrifice became our redeeming king.  Learn the good news and hold fast as Jesus will return, and anyone whom believes in him shall have eternal life.  The One: Experience Jesus is a great read that will inspire your mind, body, heart, and soul to reconnect with the Great I Am.  I recommend this promising book to anyone that is feeling overwhelmed, lost, alone, or depressed so that their passion for Christ will be reignited and they become a soul on fire and have a purpose.  Purchase your copy here on Amazon!

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

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!

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

Share the promise of Easter through storytime

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with this adorable book by Kathleen Long Bostrom.   Easter Stories and Prayers, a Special Easter edition is four books in one!  Through story you and your child will celebrate the real meaning of Easter with this special collection.    Easter Stories and Prayers is a children’s book included within the “Little Blessings” series of books. This particular book in the series focuses on the cross and what it means, who Jesus was and why he came to earth as one of us, what is prayer and how to pray, and where and what is heaven. By including all of these subjects in one book it provides a well-rounded view of Jesus and what the Easter event means.

Majority of the pages are written in a rhyming and lyrical style that will engage your child and will develop their reading and cognitive skills.  The words are simple to read and understand for early and young readers. Sections include beautiful illustrations by Elna Kucharik that resemble Precious Moments and questions for children to contemplate during the reading.

Easter Stories and Prayers is a beautiful collection of stories that explain why the cross, who is Jesus, what is prayer, and what about heaven.   I recommend Easter Stories and Prayers to all young readers and parents of future young readers.

I have received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.

Sideways Cross Necklace: Christian Symbolism or just another fashion trend with an endless meaning?

A few years ago I purchased a sideways cross necklace. My sister asked me one day what it meant. She said the sideways cross didn’t sit with her the right way. That was the first time I thought that it could have an alternate meaning. I started to research online, I mean I don’t want to wear something that goes against my faith. I found as there is no definite meaning behind the necklace, other than being a fashion statement.  I decided to take my research to the Bible.  The Good Book has never failed me before and is filled with answers to every question I can think of.  As I scanned through some of my favorite verses in the Bible I came across John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  God loved us..you and me so much that he sacrificed his son Jesus.  Jesus was sent to earth, born of a virgin, and marked with a promise for us.  What is this promise, you ask?  That Jesus would die and be  crucified on the cross to save you and me from our sins and to give us eternal life. In John 19:30, ” When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”  Jesus’ last words while on the cross were, “It is finished!”  These words translate to the Greek word ‘tetelestai’ which means “paid in full.”  Understanding what Jesus meant when he declared, “it is finished,” is very important.  What is finished?  Jesus completed the works of his father, God Almighty, which ended at the cross.  The eternal debt of sin was paid in full by the precious blood of Jesus Christ.  The cross is a symbolism of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection of the body of Jesus Christ.  But why wear a cross turned on it’s side?  Because as Christians we are to take up the cross and share the gospel of Christ.  For Jesus commanded us to be cross bearers.   He said, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?” Luke 9:24-25.

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I wear my sideways cross necklace not because it is a fashion trend worn by Selena Gomez or Miley Cyrus.  I wear it because it symbolizes hope and sacrificial love of my God Almighty.  It reflects God’s promise to me and for me.  It is also a reminder of the works that I should be doing for Jesus while I am living in my temporary home.  I shall take up my cross and follow Jesus.

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The Legend of the Candy Cane- a book review

The candy cane is more than just a sweet, minty treat we enjoy at Christmas.  There is great symbolism that reminds us of God’s sacrificial love.  The story of the candy cane is retold by Lori Walburg in her latest board book entitled, “The Legend of the Candy Cane.”   It all begins in a candy shop in a small town.  When Lucy extends a helping hand to the new stranger in town, she discovers the hidden truth of her favorite Christmas candy.  Make this a traditional reading  and share the secret and miracle of Christmas this holiday season and for many Christmases to come!

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Share the Legend of the Candy Cane this Christmas.  Print out this tag and attach to candy canes with a red and white ribbon.  Pass them out to everyone you meet.

This is a perfect activity to do in Sunday School or at home with your children.

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I found the tag on one of my google searches.  I do not know where it originated from.

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