Bear Wants More – Karma Wilson

Upon waking from hibernation, bear is VERY hungry.  He finds some food on his own and then enlists the help of his friends to find more and more.  He finally heads home but can no longer fit thru his door due to the volume he has eaten.  Ultimately, bear and his friends have to have their party outside, and he continues to eat until he ends up with a tummy ache and falls asleep.  It is then that all of his friends realize that now they want more!

Bringing Up Girls – Dr. James Dobson

Bringing Up Girls is a guide book that provides information and insights about parenting girls using Dobson’s signature conversational style.  He begins with exploring the physiological and psychological differences between boy and girls, and he then explores cultural influences, and the impact and influence of a daughter’s relationship with her mother and her father.  Ultimately, this book did not provide a great deal of “new” information for me, but I do think the book is a good parenting resource.  The detailed discussion of the impact of a father’s relationship with his daughter was of particular note.

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

Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard

We have a little science enthusiast at our home.  She truly loves learning about the world around her.  This book captured her interest immediately, and we have read it again and again!  Secrets of the Garden details a family who decides to plant a vegetable garden in their backyard.  The daughter (Alice) delights in not only watching as the plants grow but seeing all of the other life within the garden that makes up numerous food chains and ultimately a food web.

Passages: How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You

Brian Hardin, the founder of the Daily Audio Bible,  presents a very well written volume which provides the reader direction and insight in how to read the Bible in a year.  Hardin focuses on how to read the Bible not simply as a task to check off a list of important jobs to complete but as a way of truly knowing God more intimately and ultimately impacting our lives.  The tone of the book is extremely conversational, and Brian does an excellent job sharing insights and personal stories throughout the book.  Passages:  Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You is well written and very inspirational.

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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How Reading the Bible in a Year will Change Everything For You

Many Christians feel guilty when they think of reading the Bible. Though they want to love reading Scripture, they rarely have time for more than a few verses on the run. But the Bible is not meant to be a burden. It is the story of God’s passionate love for His children. It is also not a book of mystical incantations. It is a best friend offering counsel and companionship. And it is not a distant relic, but something very near. Near enough, in fact, to be every reader’s story.

So how do Christians delight in this story rather than see it as a source of failure?
The founder of the immensely popular Daily Audio Bible, Brian Hardin shows readers how reading through the Bible in a year will change their life and the lives of others. Passages shows readers how to read the Bible and offers practical ideas for immersing themselves in God’s life-giving words. Here readers will discover that reading the Bible can be a breathtaking adventure.

More about the Daily Audio Bible

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Vision Statement:Our ultimate goal is to provide the spoken Word of God to as many people as will listen in every region of the world that God will allow using whatever means God will allow for as long as God will allow. To be people of the Scriptures, fervent in prayer and having a daily and intimate walk with God. To build stable and Christ honoring community as we take our place in the global advancement of the Kingdom of God.

Mission Statement: The Daily Audio Bible is committed to guiding Christian’s worldwide into an intimate and daily friendship with the Bible. This is accomplished by providing the spoken Word of God freely in multiple languages and by the creation and establishment of communities that have no geographical limitations. Our efforts are devoted to exposing the rich texture and heritage of the Bible’s life changing power by educating the Believer on how to engage in and interact with the ancient Scriptures in a future world.

More about Brian Hardin
Brian Hardin is a speaker, photographer, record producer and an ordained minister. In 2006, he created the Daily Audio Bible, an online podcast that now delivers 1.5 million downloads a month. He has produced over 150 albums and works with artists and the arts extensively. He is married to Christian musician Jill Parr.

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The Loud Book – Deborah Underwood

The illustrations in The Loud Book really steal the show.  They are amazing and ultimately tell the story of all things loud.  This book is very clever and features things that we all consider loud and might even be a bit of a concern to young children like fireworks to sounds that are not really loud at all but can seem like it at a specific time and place like opening a candy wrapper during a movie.

Big Bear Hug – Nicholas Oldland

Big Bear has a happy heart and fills his day hugging all the different living creatures he encounters in the forest.  Some of the animals are rather taken by surprise by Big Bear’s hugs, but that doesn’t stop Big Bear.  He also hugs other living things in the forest like trees.   Before long Big Bear’s nature is challenged when a gentleman visits the forest in order to chop down a tree.  Initially, Big Bear thinks about eating the man, but he quickly realizes that simply is not who he is no matter how angry he may become about something and decides to hug him.  The gentleman is taken by surprise and quickly leaves the forest where Big Bear is left with the tree which he cannot resist hugging.