Friday, November 26, 2021

The Wonder of Creation - Louie Giglio



The Wonder of Creation by Louie Giglio with Tama Fortner is a fascinating book of devotions about God and science that is sure to delight elementary-aged children. The engaging illustrations by Nicola Anderson and striking photography in this fun and informative book highlight each of the 100 devotions. The book features a scientific fact or an easy activity for exploring faith, a short Bible verse, and a closing prayer.

Readers of the book will explore
• Animals--from honeyguide birds to flying snakes to white rhinos
• Space--from black holes to volcanic moons to gamma-ray bursts
• People--from optical illusions to brain freezes to our immune systems
• Earth--from rainbow rivers to blue lava to flowing
glaciers
• And much, much more!

I enjoyed reading through The Wonder of Creation. It was informative, and focused on the incredible world that God created for us to enjoy. The devotions fit with the scientific facts perfectly, and the short prayer is an extra connection to God to tie it all together. Younger readers will need more help, but the parental involvement actually makes Devotion Time even more special and memorable. I highly recommend it for a child, but even moreso as a book for a family to read together. Get a copy now: BUY the BOOK

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Disclosure: Many thanks to HarperCollins Christian Publishing for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.

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Indescribable Kids

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Download the free Parent Discussion Guide HERE

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Tomlin/UNITED Tour

 

Great News for 2022! Chris Tomlin and Hillsong UNITED are going on a 33 city tour!

Can you imagine what an awesome event this is going to be? Chris Tomlin and Hillsong UNITED are creators of some of the most incredible praise and worship music I listen to. I have tried to narrow down favorites, but it's impossible.

I have heard Chris in smaller concert venues and loved every song. "I Will Rise" is outstanding for the peace it brings to the believer. But, the music of "Indescribable" brings me sheer joy. Hillsong UNITED has "I Will Never Be the Same Again" and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" along with dozens of others I love. 


Tickets are ON SALE NOW!! Check out the list of cities included on this marvelous tour and buy yours today. This is truly a concert you don't want to miss! VIP Tour Experiences are available. 




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Disclosure: Many thanks to Premier Productions for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own.  I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.

Friday, November 19, 2021

God With Us - Jeremy Pierre

 

God With Us: A Journey Home is a beautiful book that encourages children to have hope for our eternal home in Heaven. Author Jeremy Pierre and illustrator Cassandra Clark believe the earlier children understand that this world is not our home, the more they realize that Heaven is our eventual destination. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Law Says What? - Maclen Stanley

 

When I was offered the opportunity to read The Law Says What?: Stuff You Didn’t Know About the Law (but Really Should!) by Maclen Stanley, I was intrigued. I have always loved trivia and had an interest in Law for a while when I was younger. I wasn't sure which direction or style this book would be, but decided to check it out.

It's not trivia (nor trivial), but is a thoroughly fascinating book to read. Am I now qualified to practice law or give legal advice? Absolutely not!! But I do have a better understanding of the legalities of the way some issues are settled. I had a few "A-ha" moments as some aspects were clarified into something that now makes more sense to me. Yes, I also left some chapters thinking, "That is wrong and something needs to be done!" I love books (and movies) that make me think, and "The Law Says What?" gave me that.

Some parts of the book are light-hearted and fun to read, but there are also very serious sections. The mixture of entertainment and information is very well done. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in current events, politics, the Constitution, the law, and more. I definitely recommend reading it for yourself.  


Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. I received no financial compensation nor was I required to give a good review. All opinions are my own.


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I loved this description on the Amazon page: The Law Says What? offers a crash course on some of the most bizarre, infuriating, and vitally important legal topics of today. Using real-world cases as a guide, you’ll explore laws that affect your everyday life and analyze the rationales behind the ones that might make your head spin. Your mind will be blown and you’ll even find yourself laughing as you learn about the weird quirks of criminal law, civil law, contract law, property law, tort law, international law, and courtroom procedure.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Profit Wise - Jeff Morrill



Jeff Morrill is the co-founder of Planet Subaru and other businesses that have generated over $100,000,000 annually. In Profit Wise, Morrill shares his techniques and principles used to be successful as an entrepreneur. His achievements in building profitable and ethical companies have been featured in a variety of national media including USA Today, Automotive News, and Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Boston Globe, but this is his first book about is foundational focus on doing the right thing.

Easy to read, and only 111 pages, Profit Wise is packed with info on the ethical practice of running a business. The 10 Chapters give interesting insights into what works to retain good employees and satisfied customers. There is more emphasis on principles and procedures than what will be most profitable. Doing the right thing outweighs putting profit first. Happy employees and clients usually adds to a long-term relationship, a good reputation and financial success.

Morrill also adds questions to ask yourself as well as online resource links. Hiring, Marketing, Negotiating, Leading, and Managing are a few of the topics covered. Some things seem like basic common sense and integrity, but I have run into a few businesses who do not operate on the best standards. This book is wonderful for new business leaders or a good refresher for more established companies.

He also reminds the reader that your business should not be your sole focus. Family, your health, stewardship, giving back to the community, etc. also play a tremendous role in your success. Even the royalties from this book are being donated to charity. I believe this is an excellent resource for anyone running a business, but some of the advice is relatable on a personal level.

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I received a copy of the book from the author for review purposes. However, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation

 

Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation by Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright is about building a family legacy of authentic faith!

The daughter and the granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham share stories of how the baton of belief has been passed down from previous generations and how they continue to pass it to the next generations. They also explore characters and stories of biblical characters found in Genesis 5. Not only do we see how faith was passed down to others in Biblical history, but we have actual stories from the lives of a family known worldwide for sharing their faith, but this time within a more intimate setting of their home life.

 

Basically, the book tells stories of how members of the Graham family,
including spouse's families, learned how to trust and follow Jesus demonstrate the importance of remembering that loved ones are watching and listening. Some of the moments shared revealed how childhood memories make a greater impact than realized at the time.


Divided into 4 parts: Our Witness, Our Worship, Our Walk, and Our Work... An introduction shares about passing the Baton of Truth. A question is often included at the end of each chapter with Scripture and a Be a Jesus Follower statement. The book isn't exactly what I expected, but in many ways, it was what I need. My cousins and I treasure memories of our grandparents and parents, but don't pass enough of those memories down. Most of all, though, I need to focus on the legacy I am leaving my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A legacy of faith is vital.

Thank you to Net Galley and Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for providing a copy of this book in advance to read. I was not required to give a positive review, but asked for an honest one. All thoughts and opinions are my own.