Tuesday, February 27, 2018

REVIEW: Stronger than the Struggle: Uncomplicating Your Spiritual Battle Kindle Edition by Havilah Cunnington

Book Description

Stronger than the Struggle: Uncomplicating Your Spiritual Battle Kindle Edition

"Why do I still struggle if I'm faithfully following God?"
We all face challenges. On any given day, the problems of real life can take our breaths away. Our marriages, finances, relationships, and health are regular struggles, and that's just the beginning. Doesn't the Bible say the war has already been won? So why do we still battle?
In a down-to-earth, let’s-get-real approach, popular Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington cuts through the confusion and shows us how to 
  • Discern whether we’re dealing with battles within ourselves, resistance from God, or genuine fights with the Devil.
  • Throw off misconceptions about spiritual warfare, and understand what Jesus really said about our spiritual authority and the certainty we have in him.
  • Ask the right questions and build a realistic battle plan to win one day at a time.
With humor and honesty, Cunnington lays out practical tools to thrive in the face of hardship, enabling us to walk forward in the confidence that, because of Jesus, we really are stronger than the struggle.

 I got the book thinking it was going to be about dealing with anxiety and emotions, but it turned out to be focused around the topic of spiritual warfare, but that's ok because I have been struggling the past 7 months and really needed this book! Have you ever had a book you just could not put down because it was that good? Well this book had me hooked once I started reading it. I truly loved the tools Havilah shared through this book, her stories she told were so filled with truth, and honesty. This book was so insightful, showing even Christians have times of struggle but it's ok because God is always here to wash away our struggles . This gem was very well written, and honestly a days read for me because the book has 225 pages. I would highly recommend this book, so please check it out and see for yourself how great this book is. 
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

REVIEW: Praying the scriptures for your adult children

As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long?
Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.
Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can’t.
With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices.
Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God’s promises as you release your children to God’s shepherding care.

My Review:
Jodie Berndt has crafted 20 specialized prayers that reflect the heart of a parent for their adult child in situations where extra grace, blessing, and mercy are needed. Prayers of general blessing are included, as well as prayers for your adult child’s relationships, health, safety, well-being, and prayers for your adult child’s victory over temptation.Even though I am not a parent of a grown child, I found this book full of great inspiring information. I like how it explains how a parent can only do so much, for example a parent can not help if the child looses it's way once they become an adult. I am not saying you give up on your child, instead pray the prayers in this book to help them find their ways back to Christ, or to just help them stay the direction of Christ. Personally my favorite was reading true , real stories along with scriptures to help finances, relationships, and much more. I would recommend this to anyone with grown adult children , as a matter of fact I have gifted this book to a dear friend of mine . 

I have received this material FREE n exchange for my honest opinions. 

REVIEW: The Prayer Bible ICB

Help your children develop a heart for prayer with the new Prayer Bible for Children. This colorful Bible in the ICB version, the simple translation children can read and understand, highlights the most famous and beloved prayers featured in the Bible throughout the text. To put prayer life into practice, the Bible comes with a free prayer journal and a handy pocket on the back flap to carry it!
Prayer can be challenging and fearful for children to grasp sometimes, and the new ICB Prayer Bible will help show children that God loves to hear from His children and loves answering prayers.
With 160 pages about prayer and special features that show how God answers prayers throughout the Bible, you and your family will love to study this special Bible together!Featured throughout the text are the most famous and beloved prayers featured in the Bible. From Abraham’s prayers to the Lord . . . to Jesus praying before his crucifixion . . . to the way Paul prayed for the churches he planted, this Bible will teach young readers about a God who loves to hear from His children and loves answering prayers.
Special features include 160 full page prayer articles throughout the Bible. These special pages help children learn how to pray, to not fear prayer, and to see within the Word how and when God’s people prayed. The 64 colorful decorative pages will feature kid-friendly scripture prayers, topical poem prayers and fun questions and answers kids have about prayer.
To put prayer life into practice, the Bible comes with a free prayer journal and a handy pocket on the back flap with to carry the prayer journal.

My Review:
I have reviewed a lot of Bible , what makes this bible different than the others? This bible is perfect for children down to the prayers in the bible, the prayer journal that comes with this bible, and the ease of reading and understanding what they are reading. I have a 9 year old who I have given a ton of bibles to but when I received this one she wanted it and gave me back a few of her other bibles and said here I don't like them mommy. My daughter has been taking this to church with her every time and really enjoy's this bible~! Take a look below and just looking at these photo's I think you can see why younger children  might like this bible compared to most bibles out there. 


 I received this material free in exchange for my honest opinion .

Sunday, January 14, 2018

100 Days to Brave REVIEW

100 Days to BraveDevotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self

By Annie F. Downs
Published by Zondervan

5 stars out of 5 stars 

Book Description

You were always meant to be brave.
Whether you’re making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward.
Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn’t easy or simple. But it was good.
With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will help you embrace the path and the plan God has for you.
Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.
My Review:
Annie F. Downs did such an amazing job with 100 days to Brave, I first heard of Annie when I did her first Bible Study and she did an amazing job on that one as well.  This book " 100 days to brave" consist of a few pages , first is a scripture followed by a few words from Annie that goes along with the Scripture. At the end of the day there is a "BE BRAVE"  area , in this little area you will find something like this, " In your journal,or here in the margins, list some ways your life is unique. What do you love? How do you like to spend your time? What ways do you see your life as different from anyone else's ? See each day you get to journal  along with the book so you can see how far you have come in the end , and if your like me something to pass along to your children when they get older.  I have reviewed many Devotions, with that being said I truly love Annie F. Downs 100 days to brave. I would recommend this to anyone really, and this book would make a great gift as well.  Right now I am on day 14, I decided to start this journey on the first day of 2018. I know I have only been doing this devotion 14 days but I have flipped through the book and I do have to say this is a fantastic devotion that I love to journal to, and Hope to gift this book to someone God put's in my heart after my 100 days to brave. I am glad I got the pleasure to review this gem, Annie F. Downs is one of my all time favorites, and I feel you will love her as much or more than I do after you complete your 100 days to brave. 
Thank you booklook bloggers for allowing me to review this little gem!
I received this material free in exchange for my honest opinion .

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Review: NIV Color Code Bible

Book Description

See God’s plan and key teachings of the Bible through this remarkable deluxe leathersoft version of the NIV Color Code Bible. More than 1,600 verses are highlighted in colors throughout the text, drawing children’s attention to God’s Word. The NIV Color Code Bible for kids will teach your children key biblical truths on important themes and make learning the God’s Word fascinating and fun.

My Review: 
Color Code Bible I have to admit this is my all time favorite bible to have ever reviewed alone owned! Both my daughters 9 and 12 want a Color Coded Bible now after I showed them this bible. What makes this bible different you are probably asking, well let me SHOW you instead of telling you. Before I show you all sorts of pictures let me help you understand  how to best use the color code system when your at church. At the bottom of the pages  there are words like GOD ANIMAL and so on in different colors , you will also notice verses highlighted in those colors. Red for Jesus , brown for Animal, and so on. IF you want to know more about the highlighted word you can find them explained in great detail in the front part of this bible. Want to do a read the bible in a year kind of thing, look no further ... the front of the bible gives you scriptures to read 365 days, 90 days, and so on. Hold the phone!!! there is more... Want to read it in order, chronological order you can just look at the beginning area of this bible. Want to learn about Moses or about the prophets you can read in the beginning area of the bible. This is not your typical bible , this is the ONE bible you NEED in your life. Please check out the pictures below and also if you like this bible and want it in your life here are my top two places to look :    http://www.thomasnelson.com/bibles 
This is my second Color Code Bible to review, the first one was a hard back, this is a LEATHER soft back. I gave my daughters each one for Christmas and they LOVE IT!  

I received this material FREE of charge in exchange I offer my honest opinion of this material and post my reviews on high volume sites.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Review: 31 Proverbs To Light Your Path

31 Proverbs to Light Your Path Kindle Edition

Take Heart, Beloved.
His Light Is Shining, 
And Your Path Is Clear.

Wherever you are on your journey, here is the wisdom you need for the road ahead. Maybe you’re stuck and want to move forward. Or you feel anxious and long to know what’s next. Or you’re ready for an uplifting reminder that God holds your future in His loving hands.
Chosen by hundreds of women as their favorite verses in Proverbs, these thirty-one nuggets of truth reveal how faithfully God honors His promise, “I will instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11).
Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs examines each word with care and adds a sprinkling of humor through her honest stories and personal examples. For each verse you’ll find a unique “One Minute, One Step” challenge—a do-it-now task that requires one minute or less. You’ll soon discover how practical and meaningful the book of Proverbs is as you apply its ancient wisdom to your thoroughly modern life.
With a study guide included, 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a beautiful gift book brimming with encouragement!

My Review:
Where to begin ,This beautiful book has 203 pages but only 176 pages are that of 31 Proverbs . But after those Study Guide goes to page 194. Heart felt thanks , Notes, Additional Bible Versions, and to finish it off About the Author. Proverbs 31 is full of Wisdom and will empower you to live in the light of the wisdom of God. This book has inspired me to read the book 31 Proverbs from start to finish and soak it in like it was my first time reading it.  Each chapter  is filled with  rich scripture, personal stories from Liz, Devotions and my favorite part is the ONE MINUTE ,ONE STEP. What is a one minute one step I bet your asking, I will post a picture of one , but what it is for example one is "Become a secret keeper" and here it will tell you some amazing advice.Poems are amazing in my opinion so the poems in this book melt my heart. " Bless you, Lord, for sparing my life. Please forgive my foolish pride, my stubborn attitude, and my unwillingness to admit I need help. I am grateful for your kindness and even more thankful for your boundless patience. " Another favorite of mine is another One Minute One Step .... " Put aside your pride and ask for what you need". To many times pride takes  our everyday lives  and makes it a mess, so I will end here with you all need to read this amazing book. I am ever so thankful to have gotten this book to review. 
I have received this material free in exchange for my honest opinion of the material received. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: Picturing Heaven

Picturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages Paperback – September 5, 2017

by Randy Alcorn (Author),‎ Lizzie Preston (Illustrator)
Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it―a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work.