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Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow – And How Your Kids Can Too – Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach

This book tackles the myth that all teens rebel.  The author uses her own experiences coupled with  psychological research and in depth interviews to present her case.  Ultimately, eight commonalities are found in homes where teens don’t rebel against their parents or their faith.  These are explained and discussed within the text.  This book was an interesting read and ultimately an encouraging read as a parent of a soon to be teenager.

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.

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win – Rachel Ignotofsky

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win


If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a sports-loving tween/teen girl, this book would be a great pick!  Using the same format as Ignotofsky’s previous best-seller Women in Science, this volume recognizes the athletic achievements of women in sports.  Enjoyable and educational…This one is a winner!

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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World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life – Marvin Olasky

World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life


This collection of articles is written from a Christian viewpoint and covers a wide range of topics.  Although one can read it cover to cover, it is really more of a reference resource.  Whether you agree with Olasky’s views or not, his writings really encourage one to think.

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.

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Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results at Home – The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen (Editor)

Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results At Home


If you are interested in learning how to make delicious home-made bread, this is the book for you.  I have loved going thru and trying the recipes in this book.  Everything I have made has been wonderful.  I particularly liked the explanations included with each recipe that explain why the recipe works to give you the result you want.  I also really appreciated the detailed information about ingredients and supplies.  This would make a great gift for your favorite baker!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Blogging Vacation

Our family is looking forward to enjoying Thanksgiving week together.  My next new post will be on Monday, November 27th.

Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts for Any Season – Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts for Any Season


Ordinary Graces is a lovely devotional that is uplifting and inspiring. The book is divided into four sections: grace, strength, gratitude, and life. Each entry includes a Bible verse and a short story or reflection based upon one specific word from the verse. This devotional would be a wonderful gift for a friend.

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.

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Way Back Wednesday ~ Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving (Traditions of Faith) – Virginia Kroll

Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving (Traditions of Faith)


This post originally appeared November 2013.

Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving is a sweet book that describes life as an early settler.  The story itself features a little girl named Grace who struggles to remember her spelling word for school – bounty.  The reader is soon introduced to the world of hardship as well as blessings that colonists encountered.  Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving features beautiful illustrations and is a wonderful Thanksgiving book.

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Hug Me, Please! – Przemyslaw Wechterowicz

Hug Me, Please!


I have to admit that the title of the book coupled with the image on the cover caught my attention when I was at the library.  It just looked like it would be a delight, and it is!  This sweet tale features a Daddy Bear and his son who share the joy and warmth of hugs with a wide variety of forest friends.  The illustrations in this book are particularly well done and really enhance the text. 
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Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women – Lindsay A. Franklin

Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women


Adored is a lovely devotional.  Each daily passage begins with scripture and then includes a few paragraphs which cover applying that verse within your life.  There are also a few lines provided for notes at the end of each section.  If you have a tween or teen girl on your Christmas list, this devotional would make a perfect gift.

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

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