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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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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.

Delayed Justice by Cara Putman (Blog Tour)

 

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About the Book

Book Title: Delayed Justice

Author: Cara Putman

Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense

Release date: October 15, 2018

She had long given up the desire to be loved. Now she only needed to be heard. index

Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jamie, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart.

Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child.

This thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life.

 

Click here to purchase your copy!

My Review

This is book 3 in the Hidden Justice series by Cara Putman. Just like before, this book did not disappoint! I have absolutely loved this series! I’ll be honest, I tend to shy away from books with sensitive topics like this in them. I’m afraid I’ll get too many details, and have horrible nightmares! However, the way Putman handles this topic is superb. She has a way of making you fall in love with a character, and empathize with them. Because what Jaime experienced is reprehensible, you quickly find yourself rooting for her to see justice served on her uncle. I really loved how she shows the healing power of God, and how He can truly give freedom to those who have experienced these traumas. There’s drama, suspense, and a little romance all in this book. While I can’t say from experience, in my opinion, I believe she did a wonderful job portraying what must go through the minds of those who have experienced sexual abuse. She shows the struggle to let true love in, mentions the therapy Jaime needed to be strong enough to confront her past, the struggle to trust any man, etc. It will capture your interest from the beginning, and you’ll be rooting for Jaime the entire way through. I know I was! I truly loved this book, and can’t wait to read even more of Putman’s books! I highly recommend this entire series!

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

About the Author

Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara has wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, was history. There she met a fellow Indiana writer Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, Cara shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara’s been writing award-winning books. She is currently working on book 30 and 31.

Cara Putman is an active member of ACFW, and currently serves on its Executive Board. She has also been the Indiana ACFW chapter president and served as the Area Coordinator for Indiana.

Cara is also an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women’s ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband and her kids that is. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School, and Krannert School of Management. You can learn more about Cara at www.caraputman.com

 

Guest Post from Cara

Delayed Justice was a hard story to write.

I’d known from Beyond Justice that Jaime had a hard story, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. She tried to hide from her past. She tried hard, but in the end it slowly spilled out. A young girl wounded deeply by someone who should protect her. And now as a professional young woman, Jaime is still fighting the shadows.

She believes she’s okay, or as okay as she’ll ever be.

Instead, she has to learn that there’s so much more waiting for her. Freedom from the chains of a past she didn’t choose. A love that will never end. And a God who has always loved her even when she questions His existence because of her past.

I think we’ve all lived that. There’s a place in our hearts that seems beyond His reach. For some of us, it’s a barrier to knowing Him. To others of us, it makes us question what we thought we knew about God. And for others of us, it presses us deeply into Him. Jaime’s book, Delayed Justice, explores this space. The space where some days we scream at the heavens Where are you, God? And the days we just curl into ourselves because life is too hard.

And in that space of shadow and light, God ultimately shines brightest. This is a truth that is slowly revealed through friends and The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, September 29

Fiction Aficionado, September 29

The Avid Reader, September 29

The Power of Words, September 29

The Christian Fiction Girl, September 29

The Lit Addict, September 30

BBHfiction, September 30

Painting with Words, September 30

Real World Bible Study, September 30

Janices book reviews, September 30

cherylbbookblog, October 1

Where Faith and Books Meet, October 1

Back Porch Reads, October 1

Cafinated Reads, October 1

Faithfully Bookish, October 1

Because I said so – adventures in Parenting, October 2

Lighthouse Academy, October 2

Livin Lit, October 2

Inklings and notions, October 2

Bigreadersite, October 2

All-of-a-kind Mom, October 3

Reading Is My SuperPower, October 3

The Becca Files, October 3

Blogging With Carol, October 3

Lights in a Dark World, October 3

Genesis 5020, October 4

Cathe Swanson, October 4

Spoken from the Heart, October 4

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, October 4

100 Pages per Hour, October 5

Multifarious, October 5

Book by Book, October 5

Splashes of Joy, October 5

Rockin’ My Mom Jeans, October 6

Mary Hake, October 6

Godly Book Reviews, October 6

Two Points of Interest, October 6

C Jane Read, October 7

Daysong Reflections , October 7

Bibliophile Reviews, October 7

Buy, Borrow, Skip, October 7

The Mimosa Blossom, October 8

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 8

Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses, October 8

Maureen’s Musings, October 8

Just the Write Escape, October 9

Simple Harvest Reads, October 9 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)

Remebrancy, October 9

Carpe Diem, October 9

Quiet Quilter, October 10

Margaret Kazmierczak, October 10

At the Fence, October 10

By The Book, October 10

God is Love, October 11

A Baker’s Perspective, October 11

proud to be an autism mom, October 11

Texas Book-aholic, October 11

Henry Happens, October 12

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, October 12

Have A Wonderful Day, October 12

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 12

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Cara is giving away a grand prize package that includes a Courage Dear Heart bracelet, a The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe print, a copy of Delayed Justice, and a box of Turkish Delight!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d5c4/delayed-justice-celebration-tour-giveaway

Candy Apple Blessings by Maddie Frost–Book Review

This cute book is perfect for little kids! It explores the many different things you can do during the fall, from jumping in piles of leaves, picking pumpkins, eating candy apples, and many more, Your kids will love the cute little animal characters, and the bright colors! It’s written in rhyme so it’s perfect for keeping the kids’ attention!

My kids loved this book as I read it! I thought the illustrations were cute and perfect for kids. Being a board book, this is the perfect book for younger kids, but even my 6-year-old liked 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.

He is Enough by Asheritah Ciuciu–Book Review

This Bible Study will walk you through Colossians and show you how Christ is Enough, in fact he is more than enough. The world will tell you that you need more money, more things, more, more, more to be happy, to be complete, to be satisfied.

 “If you’re tired of seeking satisfaction that’s “just around the corner,” come and encounter the God who is here and who is ENOUGH. “

                                                                                              – from the back cover

I enjoyed this study and I definitely learned a lot from it. I enjoyed the way it helped me dive deeper and research things on my own. For example, there were times the study would have you look up what the original Greek words meant or look something up in a Bible dictionary. (Don’t worry, you can do this online if you don’t have one on hand) I will admit at some points I felt like it was a little too deep for me, or i just couldn’t figure out what the answer to the question asked based on the passage I was looking at. Overall, I enjoyed the study and would probably still recommend it, but I did find it a bit deep in spots.

**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.