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Blogging Vacation

Professional Development Day for teachers means our little lady has a day off from school today.  We are looking forward to a day filled with fun adventures!  My next new post will by Wednesday, January 18th.

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe – Mike Massimino

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe


Spaceman is a great read.  Massimino is a delightful storyteller and his story is a fascinating one.  His details about what it is like to be in space were amazing, and I was equally fascinated by his detailed explanation of the selection process to be an astronaut.  The road to become an astronaut took a number of twists and turns for Massimino.  His story is a testament to the powers of drive and determination. 

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

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Whatever is Lovely: A 90-Day Devotional Journal (Faithgirlz) – Allia Zobel Nolan

Whatever is Lovely: A 90-Day Devotional Journal (Faithgirlz)


Faithgirlz materials are very popular with our daughter.  This devotional is no exception.  It is written for tween girls and uses Philippians 4:8 as a foundation for discussion of a wide range of topics important to tween young ladies.  Each devotional begins with a scripture passage and a brief reading that relates to the scripture and then includes a “food for thought” tidbit as well as “second thoughts” suggestions for applying the ideas covered in the passage.  Also included is a “divine thoughts” section which provides a prayer and finally, a “your thoughts” section where one can share her own insights.  This one is a winner!

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

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Release date December 6, 2016.

Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day – Joni Eareckson Tada

A Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day


I have long been a fan of Joni Eareckson Tada’s books.  Her writing is consistently inspiring and encouraging.  Her new daily devotional is outstanding.  Each daily reading includes a scriptural passage and then a brief reading that relates to the scripture and closes with a prayer.  I look forward to using A Spectacle of Glory as my daily devotional throughout 2017!

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

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Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year…Looking forward to a terrific 2017!  My next new post will appear on January 4th.

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!  I hope you find some new books under your Christmas tree this year!

Blogging Vacation

I am taking a break and enjoying the holidays with my family.  My next new review will be posted on January 4th.

Raising an Original: Parenting Each Child According to their Unique God-Given Temperament – Julie Lyles Carr

Raising an Original: Parenting Each Child According to their Unique God-Given Temperament


Raising an Original is a Christian parenting book that focuses on recognizing and embracing your child’s unique personality as you parent.  Written by a mother of eight, this text provides terrific parenting tips, valuable insights, and encouragement. Raising an Original is a winner!

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

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Wayback Wednesday – Christmas Favorite

A Magical Christmas


A Magical Christmas is a lovely story written in rhyme.  Little Mouse wants to know what exactly is the magic of Christmas.  In order to find the answer he goes and asks each member of his family, but each family member has a different answer.  Finally on Christmas Day Mommy Mouse shares with Little Mouse that all the answers were correct because…”The magic is love, Little Mouse.”

The illustrations in this book are particularly noteworthy.  They are simply beautiful.  Each page includes sections that are gently enhanced with glitter which truly bring the illustrations to life.

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Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community – Amelia Rhodes

Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community


Pray A-to-Z is a terrific resource to help direct one’s prayers.  It includes over 100 different topics and provides a scripture reference and ideas about what to pray for in relationship to a wide variety of issues and concerns.  This little prayer book is a wonderful guide for those who want to pray for their communities in a deeper and more focused manner.

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: $7.97 USD In Stock