>

Currently Reading

Where the Crawdads Sing

Categories

Archives

Raising Successful Teens: How to Help Your Child Honor God and Live Wisely – Jeffrey Dean

Jeffrey Dean has a new book!  Raising Successful Teens provides biblically based insights and practical advice for parents of teens.  This book specifically focuses on the challenges of growing up in a world driven by the internet and social media and how parents can provide direction and support.  This one is a winner!

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

Raising Successful Teens Book Cover Raising Successful Teens
Jeffrey Dean
Multnomah Books
September 3, 2019
224

Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History – Don Brown

Aaron and Alexander details the rivalry and ultimate duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.  I particularly appreciated the author’s presentation of the many similarities these two men shared.   Shared in picture book format with conversational text and engaging illustrations, this book could be used with a wide variety of age groups.

Aaron and Alexander Book Cover Aaron and Alexander
Don Brown
Juvenile Nonfiction
Macmillan
October 13, 2015
32

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies – Cokie Roberts

After traveling to Washington D.C. this past summer and learning a great deal about the founding of our country, this book was a wonderful read to learn more about the mothers, wives, and daughters of our founding fathers and their many contributions.   Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies is a bit more dense than most picture books.  It provides detailed non-fiction information for older elementary students.

Founding Mothers Book Cover Founding Mothers
Cokie Roberts
Juvenile Nonfiction
HarperCollins
January 28, 2014
40

May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord’s Prayer – Justin McRoberts

Looking for a way to become more comfortable praying?  Using images and text, May It Be So provides a forty day prayer and study guide through the Lord’s Prayer.  Although this book could be read very quickly, the full benefit of the text is found in approaching it with a reflective manner for the full forty days.

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

May It Be So Book Cover May It Be So
Justin McRoberts, Scott Erickson,
Waterbrook Press
September 24, 2019
128

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray

Today our daughter is serving as a special guest blogger!

I really enjoy reading, and one of my favorite books is The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray.  Filled with fun plot twists, this book keeps you at the edge of your seat.  I love the fact that this book celebrates the power of a girl’s imagination!

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray Book Cover The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray
B. A. Williamson
Juvenile Fiction
Jolly Fish Press
2018
336

The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture – Dee Brestin

The Jesus Who Surprises is a terrific Bible Study Guidebook.  Brestin provides an in-depth study of the Messiah and His rescue plan through exploration of the Old Testament and the foreshadowing it provides of the events of the New Testament including the second coming.  This text would be an outstanding resource for a small group Bible Study.

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

The Jesus Who Surprises Book Cover The Jesus Who Surprises
Dee Brestin
Religion
Multnomah Books
2019
256

Love Changes Everything: Finding What’s Real in a World Full of Fake – Micah Berteau

In our broken world, love is a word that is casually used to describe a wide range of feelings.  Micah Berteau explores a completely different type of transformational love.  Using the Old Testament story of Hosea and Gomer, Berteau shares the extravagant love that God has for each and every one of us.  An easy, encouraging read, Loves Changes Everything also provides plenty of substance to think about and reflect upon for the reader.

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

Love Changes Everything Book Cover Love Changes Everything
Micah Berteau
Religion
Revell
September 3, 2019
208

George Washington’s Teeth – Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora

Although his false teeth were not actually wooden, George Washington did ultimately loose all of his original teeth and had to wear false teeth during the later part of his life.  George Washington’s Teeth which is written in verse shares details about Washington’s dental woes and what was done to remedy them.  The final pages of the book provide an outstanding timeline as well as images of Washington’s last set of dentures.

George Washington's Teeth Book Cover George Washington's Teeth
Deborah Chandra, Madeleine Comora,
Juvenile Nonfiction
Square Fish
December 26, 2007
40

September 11th

The Mission-Centered Life: Following Jesus into the Broken Places – Bethany Ferguson

The Mission-Centered Life explores living in a mission minded manner no matter where you live or what season of life you may be in at this time.  The study guide is divided into lessons and each includes biblical text, an article, an essay, and discussion questions.  Ferguson’s unique experience as a missionary is Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya provides for a highly interesting read as she shares many stories from her experiences as an overseas missionary.

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

The Mission-Centered Life: Following Jesus into the Broken Places Book Cover The Mission-Centered Life: Following Jesus into the Broken Places
Ferguson, Bethany
New Growth Press
128