Thursday, June 14, 2018

The KJV Minister's Bible

The KJV (King James Version) Minister's Bible by Thomas Nelson publishing is a beautiful Bible. It's features include the complete biblical text in the timeless King James Version, in the exclusive KJV Comfort Print. It also has an extensive gathering of pastoral resources, perfectly located within a lay-flat binding to make sure it is easy to use one-handed! It also has three ribbon book markers to make it easy to turn to different passages and has a 9-point print size, all encompassed in a brown Leathersoft cover.

This Bible is just beautiful and so soft! Those were my first impressions of it! And then once I looked through the Pastoral Resources, I loved it even more! Pre-marital counceling sessions, weddings, dedications, funerals and more. A great start and resources for a new pastor and handy, on-the-go, at your fingertips assets to help navigate important life events.

I know there are many schools of thought regarding Bible versions. In our household, we rather the King James Version because of it's heritage and stand still. I find it poetic and direct, without modern interruptions. And the Minister's Bible is no exception to that.

I would gladly recommend this Bible to any Minister, Reverend, Pastor and Priest. It is well structured and would make a lovely gift. I plan on gifting my copy to my husband, as he begins his studies in ministry.

I receive my copy from Booklook Bloggers, for free in exchange for my honest review, and this is it!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Night Night Farm by Amy Parker

Night night, Farm by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn is an adorable board book for children. It's features many animals on a farm getting ready for bed and all cozying up in the barn to go to sleep. It is also a touch-and-feel book. It reads very easily and captures your little one's attention.

My almost 2 year olds favorite part is petting the horses and the kittens. She loved how glittery the moon and stars are. And the highlight of each page is that each animal says night night in their own animal sound language. So she had lots of fun with the animal sounds and the touch and feel.

This book is published by the Tommy Nelson Company, part of the Thomas Nelson publishing, which is Christian publishing. I was slightly disappointed that there was not so much reflection of this until the last page. They could have easily incorporated prayers or devotionals before bedtime within the story or even more mention of God throughout. The only mention is on the last page, and it states that God created all those animals and that He created us too, night night God. But otherwise, it's a nice little story book. I would definitely recommend it to other little ones as a bedtime book. I'm sure they would take much pleasure in the touch and feel like my little one did.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. And here's my review!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron is a split-time novel, following three different couples at three different times but in the same location. A beautiful castle in the Loire Valley in France. Whether it be lady and Julian or Quinn and Ellie or the Duke of Vivay and Aveline, all three couples have amazing adventures.

This novel is enchanting and enticing once the story really picks up. For me, that wasn't until halfway through. I had a hard time adapting to the jump between the time frames especially since sometimes specific time frame characters jump back and forth between their own time frame. I may not have always been paying close attention to the dates, which is what brought on the confusion. It's not until past the halfway mark, that you get to see the connection between the three different couples. The story is well orchestrated and very well written, it's enticing and a definite page-turner by the end. It touches on three different time frames, the French Revolution, the Second World War and current day.

I was very excited to learn that this is the first book of a series. I have grown attached to the characters and can't wait to see what will happen next for Ellie and Quinn. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys history based romance and adventure novels.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bearded Gospel Men by Jared Brock and Aaron Alford

Bearded Gospel Men by Jared Brock and Aaron Alford is a witty and knowledge filled book. Each chapter is devoted to a Bearded Gospel Man. A man, with a beard and a life devoted to God. 31 stories, each with one of these men at the epicenter of it. Each one accorded a verse, a quote to contemplate and a prayer, as well as questions to get your mind going! These chapters are adorned with meme-style beard posters, which really embellish it. The layout of this book would make a great 1-month devotional.

I love manly bearded men, especially Gospel men... especially, my husband. I am sure he will get a kick out of this book, as much as I did! It is funny and real and inspiring. I love the design of it, the "wooden pages" and beard quotes. The authors, Jared Brock and Aaron Alford, did a wonderful job showcasing these Bearded Gospel Men.

I would definitely recommend this book to other bearded Gospel men as well as future bearded Gospel men :) This next generation of guys need the inspiration and push to be men. And this book will greatly help with that. Perfect for graduations and 16th birthdays!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Really Woolly's Christmas Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Really Woolly's Christmas Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a small board book with a lot of Christmas! With Donna Chapman's delightful Woolly illustrations, this book is simply charming. Filled with blessings and verses and lovely rhymes, it is sure to add to the magic of Christmas.

I loved that the first pages are about Jesus, the announcemelnt to Mary, the travels to Bethlehem, His birth and the Shepherds. Each have their own poem, verse and prayer. Then come all the blessings. Short stories and rhymes about all that makes Christmas so special. From winter and it's snowflakes and blessings of giving and songs and friends, all that reminds of Jesus's ultimate gift of love, put together for our little ones to enjoy!

My 3 kiddos enjoy short little board books, or rather, I enjoy them! They make the perfect "anytime is story time" books, they are great for "past you bedtime" stories, or even great gifts for little toddlers on your shopping list! And since it's a board book, no torn pages, and they can handle a little chewing! This Really Woolly's book is no excepting to those qualities. Especially if you have a thing for that adorable little sheep and it's buddies!

I liked this little book and would recommend it. It does a good job talking about Christmas and the Reason for this joyful season!

I agreed to review this book from Book Look Bloggers, in exchange for a copy of this book. My review is my honest opinion and is not biased.