Saturday, April 30, 2011

When God created my toes by Dandi Daley Mackall

This darling picture book is a young girl's look at how God the Creator and We the created might have reacted when God made us. The rhyming text and the realistically funny illustrations make this book fun to read and leaves the mind open to the imagination of what it might have been like when God created us.

I especially liked all the possibilities the main character related to the reader and it made me think of all the questions little children have about life; especially about themselves and their relationship to God. The little girl reminded me of many questions my own kids have asked me about how they were made.

Very cute book with beautiful illustrations, a wonderful tool to get your child to imagine and think what it might have been like when they were created. What a marvelous way to introduce your child to God who perfectly made us unique.

This book was given to me by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Daddy Dates by Greg Wright

Daddy Dates is a great book for fathers and daughters. The content is very practical and the chapters are short enough that the reader is not bogged down with too much information. I like the fact that the writer kept it real by giving examples of when the date did not go well. He even mentioned that there will be times when things won't go as planned, but to not stop. I especially liked the chapters that explained situations during various parts of a daughters life; like toddlers, tweens, college...etc. One helpful part of the book is the quiz at the end and the top 15 Daddy Dates. This book would be helpful to any dad who has a daughter; no matter her age.

This book was sent to be by Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud

You might have more in common with the Amish than you realize? Cindy Woodsmall, author of Amish fiction and old Amish order Miriam Flaud share their experiences as mothers, wives, friends and children of God in this book. The title says it all. Plain everyday circumstances experienced by Amish and Englisher alike; you will laugh, cry and shake your head in acknowledgement to the stories shared. I learned alot about the Amish world that I never knew or expected. I realized how much women have in common experiences whether they are Amish or not; and how much these stories spoke out to my life experiences and were an encouragement to my faith. Definitely one to read and don't forget to try some of the many Amish recipes included in this book. Here is an excerpt from the book: This book was given to me by waterbrook multnomah publishing in exchange for my honest review.