Wonders of His Love: Finding Jesus in Isaiah, Family Advent Devotional – Champ Thorton

Wonders of His Love is a great four week family devotional to prepare hearts and minds for Christmas.  Each week features an image of Jesus from the book of Isaiah – Jesus the Light; Jesus the Branch; Jesus the Shepherd; Jesus the Savior; and on Christmas Day, Jesus the Bread.  The book is filled with great stories, discussion questions, crafts, recipes, games, and even some family service project sessions.  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.





Wonders of His Love Book Cover Wonders of His Love
Champ Thornton
October 18, 2021

Turkey Trouble – Wendi Silvano

In an attempt to make sure he is not the main course for Thanksgiving, turkey undertakes a hilarious series of disguise attempts.  He ultimately finds the perfect disguise and has the best Thanksgiving ever.  This fun picture book is a delight and would be a terrific read-aloud option.

Turkey Trouble Book Cover Turkey Trouble
Wendi J. Silvano
Juvenile Fiction
Two Lions

Almost Gone: Twenty-Five Days and One Chance to Save Our Daughter – John Baldwin and Mackenzie Baldwin

This book provides the shocking true story of a teen from suburban North Texas who became so involved in a secret online relationship with a young man from Kosovo that she distanced herself from her family and friends, denounced her Christian faith, converted to Islam, and became “engaged” with plans to leave her family and fly to Kosovo to be with him.  Ultimately, the FBI was instrumental in thwarting the plan and opening Mackenzie’s eyes to the realities of the relationship.  This story is shared by both father and daughter with alternating narration which enhances the text.

Almost Gone Book Cover Almost Gone
John Baldwin, Mackenzie Baldwin,
Biography & Autobiography
Simon and Schuster
November 14, 2017

Song of Middle C – Alison McGee

Song of Middle C tells the tale of a first piano recital.  After a great deal of practice, it is finally time to show off all that has been learned.  The challenge of live performance quickly becomes apparent for the young musician, but her improvisation and grit save the day.

Song of Middle C Book Cover Song of Middle C
Alison McGhee, Scott Menchin,
Juvenile Fiction
Candlewick Press

Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation – Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wrightt

Jesus Followers is a lovely book.  It provides an intimate look into multiple generations of Billy Graham’s family through powerful storytelling as well as photographs.  Ultimately, the focus of the book is the importance of actively sharing and passing on one’s faith in Jesus Christ to the next generation.

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

Jesus Followers Book Cover Jesus Followers
Anne Graham Lotz, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright,
Family & Relationships