The Pop Culture Parent: Helping Kids Engage Their World for Christ – Ted Turnau, E. Stephen Burnett, and Jared Moore

The Pop Culture Parent is a a great parenting resource.  It encourages engagement with pop culture rather avoidance and explores fulfilling our role in the Great Commission by serving as an ambassador of Christ in our current culture.  The authors did a great job exploring parenting through this lens throughout childhood including the teen year.  This one is a winner!

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 Pop Culture Parent Book Cover The Pop Culture Parent
Ted Turnau, Turnau III Theodore a, E. Stephen Burnett, Jared Moore,
Child rearing

ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal – ESV Bibles by Crossway

lThe ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal  is as beautiful as it is useful.  Each volume includes the entire text of that book of the Bible.  The two page spreads include one page of text and one page for taking notes.  Additionally, there are beautiful illustrations throughout.  ESV Study Journals may be purchased for individual books of the Bible or as sets which include the entire Old Testament, New Testament, or the entire Bible.






ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: New Testament Set Book Cover ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: New Testament Set
Crossway Books
October 31, 2018

Straw – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Straw is the final book in a series by Rosenthal which also includes Spoon and Chopsticks.  Delightful illustrations coupled with a heartfelt story about the importance of taking time to enjoy the moment make this book a winner.  It is a great option for a fun read aloud!

Straw Book Cover Straw
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Juvenile Fiction
February 4, 2020

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love – Eric Metaxas

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love is a beautifully written and illustrated bedtime story.  The gentle, reassuring text reminds one of a lullaby.  This book would be a lovely gift for new parents.

It's Time to Sleep, My Love Book Cover It's Time to Sleep, My Love
Nancy Tillman, Eric Metaxas,
Juvenile Fiction
Feiwel & Friends
September 30, 2008

DoubtLess – Because Faith is Hard – Shelby Abbott

DoubtLess does a phenomenal job of addressing the issue of doubt when it comes to faith.  It specifically hones in on the difference between doubt and unbelief.  Written to target college student and other young adults, this text is encouraging and empowering.

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.

DoubtLess Book Cover DoubtLess
Shelby Abbott
New Growth Press
August 17, 2020

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (The Questioneers) – Andrea Beaty

As a follow up to her fantastic STEAM based picture books, Andrea Beaty has created a series of chapter books that feature familiar characters like Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Iggy Peck as “the questioners”.  Utilizing questioning methods that scientists use to further their understanding and solve problems, “the questioners” are a terrific blend of science and fun.

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Book Cover Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
Andrea Beaty
Amulet Books

"When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?"--

Way Back Wednesday ~ Iggy Peck, Architect – Andrea Beaty

This review was originally posted on February 1, 2010.

Creativity and self expression are celebrated in Iggy Peck, Architect.  Iggy Peck is a little boy who loves to build.  Part of the charm of his creations lies in the nontraditional building supplies he often utilizes.  When he reaches the second grade trouble strikes.  His spirit appears as though it will be broken as a result of his teacher who does not see a place for building in second grade.

A class trip quickly changes the view of his teacher Miss Lila Greer.  After the unexpected collapse of a bridge Iggy Peck is able to rally his classmates and build another which allows the class and Miss Greer to cross back over the stream and get back to school.  After the rescue, the importance of encouraging Iggy as well as the other students in class is recognized and Iggy become a weekly guest speaker who extols the merits of building.

Engaging pictures and clever use of rhyme makes this one a favorite!

Iggy Peck, Architect Book Cover Iggy Peck, Architect
Andrea Beaty
Juvenile Fiction
Abrams Books for Young Readers

Outside in – Deborah Underwood

Outside in is a very special book that reminds readers that very little separates us from the outside.  It is a fantastic celebration of the beauty and wonder of the outdoors.  Magnificent illustrations enhance the beautiful, rhythmic text.  This one is a new favorite!

Outside In Book Cover Outside In
Deborah Underwood
HMH Books For Young Readers