Friday, June 21, 2013

Cassie and Caleb Discover God's Wonderful Design by Susan and Richie Hunt


This book is from the Plants and Pillars Series with a goal to teach children biblical truth in a fun way. Based on Psalm 144:12 this series strives to produce children into Godly men and women. Geared toward children ages 5-8 this hardback book is divided into short chapters which include a bible verse, beautiful illustration, story, and discussion section.

Cassie and Caleb Discover God's Wonderful Design teaches boys and girl that we were created in the image of God, that we all have the same sin and same service to our God. What is refreshing about this book is that it incorporates the role of a man and a women. Although both were created in his image; God made each distinctively different and with a different job to do.

It is never too early to teach your children what the Bible says about men and women's roles. This messed up world has confused families long enough about God's original design. I love that this book emphasizes neither gender is better(created equal remember?), but that he designed each for a different purpose and job. This book also touches on a Godly marriage and a wife and husbands part in it.

Not only did this book make it fun and interesting to discuss these truths with my children; it reminded me of a thing or two. This book would be great for a classroom, Sunday school, library, gift or family. 

*This book was sent to me by Moody Publishing in exchange for my honest review. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Christian Alphabet Book by Tracy Sands


I found this book a very useful tool during our Homeschooling Bible Hour. Each letter and what Biblical truth it represents is presented; as well as a symbol to remember it by. Each 2 pages give an explanation of the Biblical truth, Bible verse, prayer, seek and find section and symbol picture.
Younger kids will love the seek and find where a group of objects are given that they must seek out and find in the symbol picture. I feel this kept the attention of my youngest as well as gave him a fun way to recognize the symbol. He also liked "Love" the Dove which represents the Holy Spirit and guides you through the book.
Included in the explanation is also an application that the child can relate to in their own life. Their is a handy guide for the parent at the back of the book that has an explanation of each symbol represented. So much can be gained by this book: learning the alphabet, explanation of a biblical truth and its application, bible memory, prayer time and more. More could be gained from this book if you take your time to go through it. It is not a quick picture book. It has a lot of Biblical information that could spark a lot of questions and conversations with your kids.
The only negative for me has to be the artwork. Don't misunderstand me the actual art is wonderful...Personally I felt the artwork a little to Catholic looking for my taste(you know Baptists..were funny like that). But this does not deter me from using it and teaching my children the lessons this book emanates.
I would highly recommend this resource for homes, schools, church libraries, homeschools, teachers and anyone who wants a great Bible tool for kids.
Check out the website here

*I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Joyful Marriage Fortress by Terry Scerine

There are so many things I appreciate about this book. For starters, it doesn't just tell you what God expects out of your marriage; but it also tells you how to obey what he requires. I am so tired of books that only tell you what is wrong and they don't give you a biblical explanation on how to solve the problem. So it was so refreshing to get that in A Joyful Marriage Fortress. Another plus, was that all the scripture references were in KJV( which I might add is very unusual, thus hard to find).
Chapter titles include: Gods plan, Marriage Counseling, The enemy,  extreme measures, the evidence of joy and more. This is a short read and would be great for a bible study, individual study or a great gift for newly married couple(although this is also great for established marriages)

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from Christian Review of Books.