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Listen Up: Ten-Minute Family Devotions on the Parables – Marty Machowski

Listen Up: Ten-Minute Family Devotions on the Parables


Listen Up is a great devotional book for families.  It focuses on the parables and includes 13 weeks of study.  Each five day lesson includes one parable and a myriad of different activities which make the text come to life.  There are discussion questions, crafts, games and even songs.  This is book is a terrific Bible study resource for families.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

New From: $12.59 USD In Stock
Release date April 16, 2018.

Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country – Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy

Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country


Unified is an interesting, easy to read book that provides the alternating perspectives of Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy on a host of issues.  This book is not a policy related text, it is about their lives prior to politics, the development of their friendship, and their collective hope for our country’s future.  Positive and refreshing, this one is worth reading.

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

New From: $13.49 USD In Stock
Release date April 3, 2018.

Here Am I, Lord…Send Somebody Else: How God Uses Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things – Jill Briscoe

Here Am I, Lord…Send Somebody Else: How God Uses Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things


Jill Briscoe’s latest book tackles the limits we put on our ourselves through our doubts.  Using the stories of Moses and other Old Testament characters, she highlights how to overcome fear and doubt in order to use your gifts to truly honor God.  Set up with discussion questions within each chapter, this would make a great book for a small group study.

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

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The Gatekeepers – Chris Whipple

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency


The Gatekeepers is an entertaining and interesting book that provides amazing insights into the role of White House Chief of Staff as well as the role of President of the United States.  Through extensive interviews with eighteen chiefs of staff and two former presidents, Whipple has created an insightful and absorbing book that clearly displays the power and influence of the role of White House Chief of Staff.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

New From: $10.95 USD In Stock

Nerdy Birdy Tweets – Aaron Reynolds

Nerdy Birdy is back with a great new story.  He has been introduced to social media and becomes a bit “over-connected”.  He has to learn the hard way that real friends you can talk to and share adventures with are the most precious friends.  This book has a very powerful message and could be used to start a conversation about responsible social media usage with young children as well as adults.

Nerdy Birdy Tweets Book Cover Nerdy Birdy Tweets
Aaron Reynolds
Juvenile Fiction
August 1, 2017
40

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors – Drew Daywalt

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors provides a humorous look at the origins of the Rock Paper Scissors game.  The illustrations in this book are tremendous and truly enhance the text.  This book is perfect for a fun read-aloud.

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Book Cover The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Drew Daywalt
Juvenile Fiction
Balzer + Bray
April 4, 2017
48

Under the Umbrella – Catherine Buquet

When a terribly grumpy man is making his way down the street during a rain storm, his umbrella gets a way from him and lands at the feet of a young man admiring freshly baked treats in a bakery window.  Soon the grumpy man’s mood is transformed, and he is sharing a delicious treat with the young man and is no longer soured by the stormy day.  Under the Umbrella is a delightful book with amazing illustrations which was originally published in French.

Under the Umbrella Book Cover Under the Umbrella
Catherine Buquet
Juvenile Fiction
March 1, 2017
32

Happy Easter!

Hope the Easter Bunny put some new books in your Easter Basket!

Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child’s Potential, Purpose, and Passion – Hettie Brittz

Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child’s Potential, Purpose, and Passion


Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child’s Potential, Purpose, and Passion is a Christian parenting book.  The author uses gardening as a framework for understanding how we as parents can help our children grow.  Although I didn’t find a lot of the information to be particularly revolutionary, I did enjoy this book and felt there were many good reminders within the text.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

New From: $10.97 USD In Stock

The Flowering Cross – Beth Ryan

The Flowering Cross


Reading this book has become a special Easter tradition for our family.

The Flowering Cross was a very quick favorite for our daughter.  It is a touching Easter story which focuses on the transformational power of God’s love.

Katie is a six year old little girl who truly loves God.  She displays her unconditional love and kindness to her neighbor Jack who is known throughout the neighborhood for being “mean”.  Soon her kindness not only brings out kindness and gentleness in Jack but also a willingness to accept God’s love.

The illustrations in this book are amazing.  They bring the story to life with the use of vivid color and detail.  They truly enhance the story for the reader.

Bible verses as well as faith imprints which include discussion starters are found throughout the book and provide a terrific addition to the story.  Additionally, directions on how to create a flowering cross are also included at the end of the story.  This was particularly appreciated by this reader since our daughter has become keenly interested in the idea of our family making a flowering cross!

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

New From: $45.00 USD In Stock