Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cozy's Complete Guide to Girl's Hair by Cozy Friedman

My daughter and I had great fun with this book. All about cute cuts and haristyles for girls that you can do right in your own home. Topics included information about hair and where it comes from, types, tools, accessories, products and hair emergencies.
Hairstyle pages included pictures, step by step instructions, list of supplies needed and type of hair style worked well with. We tried several of the hairstyles on my daughters hair and found the instructions very easy to follow. Some of our favorites were knotted pigtails, wispy loop and fish tail.
Although we haven't tried it yet, we plan to utilize the section on cutting hair as well. We have had so many bad experiences at the salon; that we have decided to do it ourselves. And this book gives me the tips and steps I need to get the job done.
Overall a great resource for those with girls who are looking for simple, sweet, and creative ways to doll up that hair.
This book retails for $15.95

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Current Giveaway

To win an Advance Reading Copy of Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud, featured in a review on Books Tell Stories, please leave a comment on post.
Only one entry per person. For US residents only, 18 years and older.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham

What a wonderful resource and keepsake from a man of God who has done so much to spread the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Quotes are divided in over 100 different topics. Each topic section begins with an appropriate Bible verse (various versions). Quotes span from more than 7 decades of Billy Graham's ministry and are compiled from his published and his personal works.
This book is a wonderful and unique record of Billy Graham. Some quotes were very familiar and others where not. I love how the book was arranged by topic and one can easily access Billy Grahams thoughts on a specific topic without having to file through alot of other unrelated quotes. Great for those in a pastoral position, church leadership, evangelism, or for personal study.
*This book was given to me by Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, July 4, 2011

What are you waiting for? Everything! Author Dannah Gresh is very straight forward about sex in her book "What are you waiting for? The one thing no one ever tells you about sex". This is definitely not a book for a delicate, light conversation on the topic. In fact, Gresh speaks very candidly about sex and what the Bible has to say about it. Topics include homosexuality, pornography, intimacy, romance, premarital sex and more.
I feel she definitely did her research; she includes Bible verses, scientific facts, research and studies, and real life experiences on this typically taboo subject. Whether you have had pure or impure relationships you can benefit from the biblically sound advice of this book.
On a negative note, I felt Gresh could have been a little more discreet with some her comments. I think her goal was to add some humor to the context, but I felt it inappropriate and unneeded. I definitely would not recommend this for high school grades; unless the reader has already experienced an unbiblically pure past.