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Who Do You Say that I AM? by Becky Harling–Book Review

This Bible Study focuses on the I AM statements of Jesus Christ. It’s an 8-week study focusing on deepening your faith in Jesus. I love the way the publisher summarizes it on the back cover of how the study will help readers to:

  • Realize the truth of who Jesus really is
  • Grow in their ability to trust God and rely on Him fully
  • Find the calm and peace promised in Scripture despite life circumstances

I learned so much through this study! I know there were some things God was obviously speaking to me about because several times what I’d been learning through this study was reiterated somewhere else, in my Mom’s Connect Group, in church, etc. I loved the questions to help you dig deeper into the Scriptures and each I AM statement. I tend to learn best through studies like this that have workbooks to guide me. I highly recommend this study to any woman who wants to dig deeper into who Jesus really is to them.

**I received this book free from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Heaven Shining Through by Joe Siccardi–Book Review

 

Book Description

Samantha is dreading her return home. Throughout her life, she had a rocky relationship with her mother – and now her mother is all she has left.

Through a nostalgic look back, Samantha recognizes the presence of God in an ordinary life. She learns more about herself as a wife and mother who has had her share of sorrow and blessings.

As her faith increases, she is able to see her mother through new eyes, leading to reconciliation … and is reminded of that every time she sees Heaven Shining Through.

My Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this short novella. I loved the characters; they were well developed and had their own faults. As you go back with Samantha as she looks back over her life, you see her mature spiritually. She had a rough relationship with her mother, but eventually as an adult, she finally can see that her mother does love her despite the way she chose to show it as a child. I was kind of sad to see the story end so soon, I feel like I could have kept reading Samantha’s story for way longer. Overall, I loved the story and the characters, and I definitely recommend this novella!

DISCLAIMER–there are very few instances in this book with mild language, like I could count it on one hand the instances, but I want to be completely open with you in case that is a factor for anybody wanting to check the book out 🙂  

**I received this book free from the author for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Joe SiccardiJoe Siccardi has been an editorial writer, editor and publisher for 52 years and posts a blog at https://wisdomfromafather.com/. As he states, “I’m the ordinary Joe walking along this journey called life and sharing it with you!” He is the proud father of five children, 18 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. He currently lives in Dover-Foxcroft, after life experiences in Paterson, Totowa, Ogdensburg and Newton, NJ; Belvidere, IL;  Toledo, OH;  Washington, DC; Laurel, MD; and Seneca Falls and Willard (Romulus), NY.

God Bless You and Good Night by Hannah Hall–Book Review

Book Description

God Bless You and Good Night is now available as a touch-and-feel book! This beloved bedtime classic has touched more than 315,000 families, and this touch-and-feel edition offers even more fun as little ones prepare for bed.

Bedtime can be a precious time of connection for you and your little one. Enjoy those snuggly moments together as you read this classic bedtime book while exploring all the fun touch-and-feel elements, from the polar bear’s soft fur to the elephant’s leathery skin to the silky grass of the African grasslands.

In God Bless You and Good Night Touch and Feel, sleepy little ones are reminded of God’s blessings and how much they are loved. The delightful rhyming story takes readers through several scenes of snuggly animals who are getting ready for bed from putting on pj’s, brushing teeth, and saying good-night prayers. Now with added touch-and-feel elements, children can engage with the story even more. God Bless You and Good Night Touch and Feel will be a favorite part of the bedtime ritual for parents and children.

Whether for a baby shower or birthday, or as a heart-melting way to surprise the grandparents-to-be, God Bless You and Good Night Touch and Feel is the perfect touch for any celebration.

My Review

I simply loved this board book! It will be perfect for my baby for Christmas! I know he’ll love to feel the different touch and feel parts of the book, especially as he grows older! The illustrations were beautiful and perfect for children, and the rhyme will keep your younger kids engaged. Plus, I love books specifically for bedtime, and so do my kids. This would be perfect for Christmas for the little ones in your life! We have one or two of the other God Bless books, and I love each one I’ve read, they won’t disappoint!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Who Sang the First Song? by Ellie Holcomb–Book Review

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Get yours today! Perfect for Christmas!

Kids discover who sang the first song. This book guides them through who sang the first song, was it the sun? or maybe it was the whales? or the waves? by the end children will discover that while those are good guesses, it was God who sang the first song! His creation is to make a joyful noise to Him!

Again I got this book for a Christmas present, but I know my kids are going to love it! The illustrations were absolutely beautiful! I loved the message of the book, and I loved the different places the kids can interact, like when the lion says ROAR! or the thunder goes BOOM! This book is perfect for little kids! I can’t wait to read it to them! Highly recommend this one! Go grab yours today!

**I received this book free for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Seek and Circle Bible Battles–Book Review

 

Book Description

(From the back cover)

Maybe you’ve heard about the battle of Jericho and David’s battle against Goliath, but what about the day the sun stood still? Inside this book, explore six of the major battles from the Bible, filled with dozens of items for you to seek and circle! Every battle scene also has something to tell us about God’s plan for His people through His Son, Jesus.

For an added challenge, look for the six pieces of the armor of God as you explore each battle.

Use a wipe-on, wipe-off marker to seek-and-circle over and over again!

My Review

I got this book for my oldest daughter for Christmas. I’m so excited to give it to her. My kids love these search and find books, and I love that this one will teach her about major battles in the Bible. I especially love that
this is a wipe clean book that she can do over and over again. These are my favorite type of activity books. I know my daughter is going to love it too. The illustrations are wonderful! I’d say this book would be perfect for older kids around 6ish just because it’s a little harder of a look and find book. Your kids are going to love it!

 

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Cow Said Neigh (Picture Book) by Rory Feek–Book Review

Book Description

From New York Times bestseller Rory Feek, one half of the singing duo Joey+Rory, comes The Cow Said Neigh!, a fun and humorous tale of farm animals who wish they were like the other animals . . . which leads to a farm-full of confusion! This delightful book will be a family favorite for years to come.

The Cow Said Neigh! is the story of some peculiar farm animals who wish they were like other animals on the farm. The cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, the dog wants to be inside like the cat. Soon the entire farm is in chaos!

With silly farm animal sounds, clever rhymes, and adorable art, The Cow Said Neigh! will have kids of all ages laughing out loud as they celebrate the unique strengths in each of us.

This delightful picture book is sure to be read time and time again.

My Review

I got this book for my youngest daughter for Christmas, and I can’t wait to read it to her! This was such a cute book to read, and I know all my children are going to love it! It’s full of silliness when the animals decide they want to be like the other animals and start saying the sound of the other animal, like the cow saying neigh! When the farmer wakes up, he’s very confused too when he walks into the barn full of animals saying the wrong thing. The illustrations were beautiful! I highly recommend this book, and I know your kids are going to love it!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Soldier On by Vanessa Rasanen–Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY

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About the Book

(Taken from the back cover copy)

He’s fighting for his country. She’s praying for his safety. When tragedy strikes, can their marriage and faith survive?

Charlie and Meg Winters are no strangers to the military life and the challenges it brings. But when an IED rips through his convoy killing his friends, the loss proves almost too much to bear.

Meg finds her trust in Christ wavering, and secrets she’s been keeping for years drive a wedge between her and her husband.

What if everything Meg believes is a lie?

What if Charlie finds out what she’s done?

Can Meg and Charlie save their marriage or will the horrors of war and the ghosts of their past tear them apart and forever shipwreck her faith?

Soldier On is a gripping contemporary women’s fiction novel. If you like inspirational stories of faith tested under pressure, then you’ll love Vanessa Rasanen’s true-to-life novel.

You can grab your copy at the links below!

AMAZON – https://amzn.to/2qxTsw8
NOOK – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/soldier-on-vanessa-rasanen/1129617353
ITUNES – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/soldier-on/id1437109314?mt=11
KOBO – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/soldier-on-3

My Review

Update: I just want to update, and let you all know, all the cursing was taken out of the final copy, so I edited my review to reflect that. 

I really enjoyed the storyline of this book. It kept me enthralled as I went from chapter to chapter wanting to know what happens next. I loved seeing the story unfold from both sides. Seeing the struggles of not only a military wife at home alone, but also of the military man away from his wife trying to juggle focusing on the mission and being a good husband to his wife. It also shows Meg’s struggle in her faith in God. Is He real? Does He still care? Why does she feel abandoned by God? And it shows her journey back to her faith. Overall I liked the book. The characters were also very easy to relate to, they were well developed and each had their own flaws. I was very thankful to be able to be a part of this book launch blog tour, and I highly recommend this book!

**I received this book free from the author in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tour Stops

October 30 – Mary J Moerbe

October 31 – Grit & Grace

November 1 – Cammo Style Love

November 2 – Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife
November 2 – Faithfully Bookish (First Line Friday)

November 3 – The Naptime Author (Interview)

November 5 – Christian Shelf Esteem (Guest POst)

November 6 – Pure Joy Creative

November 7 – Lights in a Dark World

Giveaway!!!

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There will be 2 prize packs given away at the end of the tour (ends November 9, 2018) Each include:

1 “rest” mug from MudLove
2 wood coasters from Rush Creek Rustics
2oz Rainy Day soy candles from Mitten Candle Co.
Rise and Chai tea from The Tea Spot
Campfire Roast coffee from Snowy Elk Coffee Company