Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My name is Erin:One girl's journey to discover who she is by Erin Davis

This book  part of the My name is Erin series is written by a teenager for your preteen or teenage girl. It is a small 76 page, easy to read book that includes pages to answer questions or write down thoughts.
This particular book answers the question why God made girls girls and boys boys, find out how to be a godly girl and what God's plan for women are.
I found this particulary interesting and necessary in a world where girls are saturated with feminism and equal roles. Although this has been a topic I have discussed with my own preteen daughter; this book just backed up everything I have been trying to tell her, and I think hearing it herself from another teen girl greatly impacted her.
Nothing is more disappointing for me , as a stay at home mother, to here girls all around me(church included), question why they are expected to be different from boys, why do we have to be discreet, chaste and so on.
If you have a preteen or teen daughter or know of one who may be asking questions of why God made them different; pick up this book and give it to them. Would make a wonderful individual gift or would be great to include in a bible study with teen girls.

*This book was sent to be by Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The New Answers Book 4 by Ken Ham

Ken Ham never seems to disappoint me with his writing. My daughter(12 at the time) and I had the opportunity to read The Answers Book 1 a few years ago for her homeschool science and we loved it. Yet again Ken Ham has written a well constructed resource to answer questions on Creation/Evolution and the Bible.
This great book has 33 chapters with answers to over 30 different questions. If you have unanswered questions about creation/evolution, or if you have someone who is asking you the questions; this book through the use of the Bible can help you find those answers.
Full of scripture, scientific facts, charts, graphs, and pictures; what a great tool for any Christian to have. Learn why you believe what you do and be able to defend your faith.
This book has been a great addition to our homeschool science high school  curriculum. It has opened up many topics and questions within our family and helped me, as a parent, explain to my children our beliefs back up with the bible and science. I found chapter 6: Was Charles Darwin a Christian? to be the most interesting. I learned a lot I didn't know and realized some of the things I believed to be true weren't.
If you are a pastor, church worker, parent, teacher, student, or counselor; I would strongly encourage you to read this book and others in the series.     
*This book was sent to me my Master Books: A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.