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Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen–Book Review

 

Spring is a time where things come back to life, and new life is just beginning. This rhyming devotional for children shows the Really Woolly characters learning not only about spring, but about the Easter story. Your kids will love it!

 

I love getting new devotionals for my kids. I love to teach my kids about God and His love for us. These rhyming devotionals are especially nice for smaller children. The illustrations in this book were beautiful and perfectly suited for your kids. Each devotional starts with a Bible verse, then is written in a cute rhyming fashion. At the end is a prayer starter for you and your kids as you pray together. I am going to give mine to my kids on Easter, but I know they’re going to love it! Be sure to grab your copy today (available February 21)!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Look Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thought and opinions are my own.

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Pleasing God rather than others

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Today I just wanted to share with you something I learned in my devotions. I’m currently reading Daughters of Grace by Kristin Shmucker of the Daily Grace Co. I’m loving it, as I am learning about women in the Bible who were just like us, they had their faults, yet God used them in many different ways.

Today I learned about some women I don’t believe I’ve ever heard about (or if I have it’s been a while). We find a group of women in Exodus 1, the Hebrew Midwives. These women were told by Pharaoh to kill any baby boys born to the Jewish women. Instead of listening to Pharaoh, these women obeyed God and chose to save all the baby boys. God rewarded these women for their trust in Him and gave them families of their own. Because of their bravery they helped save the nation. I want to be a woman who would rather please God than others.

This really spoke to me, especially since it’s not a story you hear often. It challenged me, because sometimes I worry too much about pleasing others and wanting others to like me. I should be more concerned about pleasing God, He’s who really matters! I know I’m probably not the only one out there as a Christian woman, who finds herself longing to please others, or just wanting to be liked by everyone. I hope this story touches you as much as it touched me. Go read it for yourself.

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Moments with the Savior Devotional by Ken Gire–Book Review

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There are sixty-six devotionals in this book that take you on a journey through the different events and day-to-day life of Jesus Christ. First Gire lays out the Scripture, then he lays out a meditation on that Scripture, and finally he ends each one with a prayer. It is designed to help you develop a more intimate relationship with your Savior.

 

I had read one of Ken Gire’s books before, and loved it, which is why I wanted to read this one. Gire has a way of describing events in the life of Christ that will make you feel like you are right there with Him and His disciples watching it all unfold. I just love it! I mean you read the Bible, and you may understand it, but there’s still that distance. It’s really wonderful to be able to get into the story and see it through the eyes of thoses involved. My favorite by far was the birth of Christ. You read about the birth of Christ in the Bible and you may think (as a woman), “Man I can’t imagine giving birth in a stable.” Well Gire describes it very well. Mary laboring on a donkey while Joseph is trying to find somewhere for them to stay and for her to give birth. Him trying to figure out what to use as a crib, and bedding. Mary having contractions, and finally giving birth. I won’t spoil it all for you, but it was amazing, it really gave me a brand new perspective. Highly, highly recommend this devotional!

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

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5 Minutes with Jesus–Book Review

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5 Minutes with Jesus is a 50 day devotional perfect for moms who don’t have a lot of time. Each devotional story is accompanied with several Scriptures  to meditate on throughout the day.

I have enjoyed this devotional. I feel like each story is relatable and goes perfectly with the accompanying Scriptures. They teach Spritiual truths in a concise way. I will say I feel like sometimes I need more than 5 minutes with God so I’ll read this and then read more on my own. However, we all know as moms sometimes all you have is 5 minutes, and this is perfect for those times!

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Portraits of Devotions by Beth Moore–Book Review

20150806_175015This 366 day devotional book comes from Moore’s Personal Reflection Series on David, Jesus, John, and Paul. It’s designed to draw the Christian closer to God by studying a different aspect of these lives of devotion to God.

I have been reading this devotional for about a month now, and I can say I love it. I can’t wait to continue through it for the rest of the year. It is laid out like many devotionals I’ve read, but I love the lessons learned each day through a peak into the lives of these great Christian men. I have learned a lot of new things through my study so far, and look forward to what else I’ll learn in the days and weeks ahead. The book itself is beautiful, the cover is imitation leather, and is complete with a built in bookmark. If you are looking for a great devotional to give someone, this would make a great gift.

**I received this devotional free from the publisher (B&H Publishing Group) for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus by Charles Dyer–Book Review

wpid-20150409_095029.jpgThis unique devotional brings well known Bible stories to life. Each day of this 30 day devotional has a story that everybody knows, but has a real photograph of what the area that the story took place in looks like. Also there are lessons at the end of each day of what we as believers can learn from the Bible story studied that day.

I really enjoyed this devotional. I felt like the photographs really brought the Bible story more to life. I felt like they helped me understand better. For example it’s one thing to simply read and study the story of Jesus casting the demons out of a man and into a herd of swine, but it’s a completely different experience when you can see the hill where they believe the swine ran down into the sea. Since I personally probably will never be able to visit Israel, this was the next best thing. I can visualize what the places look like as I’m reading my Bible. I also enjoyed the lessons we can draw from each parable, miracle, and story from Jesus’ life and ministry.

**I received this book from Moody Publishers for free for review. All thought and opinions are my own.