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Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus – Ehman and Schwenk

Settle My Soul is a lovely devotional filled with encouragement.  It includes one hundred short devotionals that include a verse from scripture, a devotional reading, a short prayer, and a journaling prompt with room within the book for your response to the prompt.  This devotional would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinion.

Settle My Soul Book Cover Settle My Soul
Karen Ehman, Ruth Schwenk,
Religion
Pressing Pause
March 26, 2019
256

She Dreams: Live the Life You Were Create For – Tiffany Bluhm

She Dreams is an encouraging book for Christian women that explores pursuing your dreams.  Written in a conversational manner, Bluhm utilizes the story of Moses as well her own to encourage the reader to pursue the dreams that God has sewn within your heart.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Abingdon Press, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinion.

She Dreams Book Cover She Dreams
Tiffany Bluhm
Religion
She Dreams
February 5, 2019
224

Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation – Susie Davis

Dear Daughters is a lovely book that explores the importance of women helping other women to grow spiritually.  As we continue to grow throughout the seasons of our lives having friendships with women who are a bit further down the path to provide support and guidance is invaluable.  Dear Daughters presents the case for receiving support as well as being the support for someone else.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Abingdon Press, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinion.

Dear Daughters Book Cover Dear Daughters
Susie Davis
Religion
April 16, 2019
208

The Book of Comforts: Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times – Faires, Faires, Wernet, and Wilder

The Book of Comforts is a very special book.  Whether you use it for short daily readings or simply read it, the power of God’s promises are beautifully shared.  This book would make a wonderful gift for a family member or friend who is dealing with difficulties.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinion.

The Book of Comforts Book Cover The Book of Comforts
Kaitlin Wernet, Rebecca Faires, Cymone Wilder, Caleb Faires,
Religion
March 26, 2019
224

Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story – Jean Reidy

Pup 681 is a fictional version of the story of Luna the sea otter.  Luna was an orphan that was originally rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium staff when she was less than a week old.  She received round the clock care and is now a healthy and happy sea otter.  She currently lives at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and has become quite a cyber celebrity with many online videos that highlight her cuteness.

Pup 681 Book Cover Pup 681
Jean Reidy
Juvenile Fiction
Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
February 26, 2019
40

More for Mom: Living Your Whole and Holy Life

More for Mom: Living Your Whole and Holy Life is an uplifting and encouraging read.  Kristin Funston does an exceptional job of discussing motherhood thru the lens of scripture.  This is a great book for a new mom, but it  is also a valuable resource for more experienced moms.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Abingdon Press, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinion.

More for Mom Book Cover More for Mom
Kristin Funston
April 2, 2019
224

There’s Nothing to Do! – Dev Petty

Frog is back, and this time he is frustrated because there is nothing to do.  After much searching and frustration, he gets a bit of insight from a frog friend who encourages him to enjoy the world around him.  Ultimately, Frog finds joy and peace as he takes in the wonder of nature.

There's Nothing to Do! Book Cover There's Nothing to Do!
Dev Petty
JUVENILE FICTION
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
2017
32

I Don’t Want to Go to Sleep – Dev Petty

A recent trip to the library allowed for the discovery of a few new Dev Petty books.

I Don’t Want to Go to Sleep features our froggy friend from I Don’t Want to be a Frog puzzling over how frogs get to spend the winter.  Initially, our frog friend wants to spend the winter having fun in the snow and drinking hot cocoa and then snuggling up by the fire in a blanket.  The other animals gently explain that frogs hibernate like bears but do so in the mud rather than a cave.  The frog comes to understand the importance of hibernating and brings his friends along to join him.

I Don't Want to Go to Sleep Book Cover I Don't Want to Go to Sleep
Dev Petty
Juvenile Fiction
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
2018
32