Tuesday, March 8

Runaway Goodness: New, Free Books Delivered to Your Inbox!

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I signed up and received my first free book yesterday.  They don't spam you, but they're simply a newsletter that scours the legitimate book sites like Amazon and CBD to bring you the best free e-books. Love them!

Friday, January 1

The New Free Fiction Paperbacks of 2016!

http://www.tyndalerewards.com/signup/?pc=32
 Tyndale has added numerous new books to their free rewards program! If you signed up in the past and used up all your points but haven't checked them out lately--there are a lot of new, nice and short surveys to rack up your points and spend them in  minutes!  If you haven't signed up yet, you're in for a treat with my favorite rewards program and the reason I never have to spend money on books.  Remember, S/H is also free and they never ask for credit card information--can't beat that!

Saturday, August 29

Free Crime Thriller Alert: Misery Loves Company


Don’t tell me it’s terrifying. Terrify me.
Filled with grief, Jules Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world.

But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer . . . and recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her.

And that’s the last thing she remembers—until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She’s been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband’s death . . . her career . . . and her faith.


Get it free at Tyndale Rewards
If you signed up in the past and used up all your points, sign in again--there are a lot of new surveys to rack up your points again!

Wednesday, June 17

Take the Plunge! Adventures In Odyssey Summer Challenge #Freebies

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Summer . . . a time that kids pine for during the school year and parents may anticipate with something akin to dread. Fearing refrains of “I’m bored” or hours spent on the couch playing video games can make moms and dads nervous about the long, hot months stretching before their family. Focus on the Family’s Odyssey Adventure Club offers an answer, encouraging parents and kids to embrace faith and fun with the Take the Plunge Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse magazine’s Summer Challenge.

Take the Plunge

The Take the Plunge challenge features:
  • Master Mind Monday — commit God’s Word to memory
  • Ways to Play Wednesday — spend active time with your family
  • Faith Sharing Friday — share God’s love with others
The Take the Plunge challenge helps families memorize at least five verses, engage in five activities together and share their faith with five people before the school doors swing open again. Those who sign up will receive an 11-week plan with suggested verses to memorize, activity ideas (such as visiting a war memorial) and ways to witness (such as passing out popsicles at the park with an invitation to your church), making this challenge the perfect tool for parents who want summer to be a time of spiritual and social stimulation for their kids.

"Research tells us that the more senses we involve when teaching children a principle, the more likely it is to stick,” Plugged In editor and Adventures in Odyssey podcast host Bob Smithouser says. “Bible memorization by itself is great, but it becomes even more powerful when put into action. Know it. Share it. Live it.”

FREEBIES!

Families who sign up to take part in the challenge at www.whitsend.org/summer will have access to weekly verses to memorize, ideas for family fun and suggestions for service projects that allow a family to share their faith. Additionally, anyone who signs up to participate in the Take the Plunge challenge will receive a free scene from the latest Adventures in Odyssey album, as well as a free story from the book Strange Journey Back.

Tuesday, June 9

New Tyndale Freebie from Susan May Warren

My favorite contemporary Christian writer has a free book available from Tyndale Rewards!


I love books that speak to my heart and every single time I have read one of Susan May Warren's, it both inspires and encourages me.  In some way, God speaks to me and I find myself taking notes in my journal about things He's telling me that I don't want to forget.  I haven't read this one yet but I look forward to it!

About the Book

To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses her kids’ sporting events, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.

No one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O’Reilly, a troubled young woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated through the Witness Security Program to the sleepy town of Deep Haven, Deidre got a new identity and a fresh start, which began when she fell in love with local real estate agent Nathan Decker. Twenty years later, Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her. When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified against is out on bail and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the grace to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?

Monday, June 1

The Choosing #Free #LimitedSupply #HungerGamesStyle

 

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I am so excited about this week's Tyndale freebie.  They're only giving out a limited supply, and I just spent my last points so I'm hoping to save up enough to get it before it's gone!

If you're new to Tyndale Rewards, or have points in your account, you can get it totally free--they even pay the shipping and handling!  They only ask for your address.  Let me know if you snag a copy!

More about the book:
Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.

But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within.

Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her.


Friday, May 22

Odyssey Adventure Club Only $1!

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means school will be out for the summer! Parents, does that fill you with dread, knowing all you'll hear for the next few months is, "I'm bored!"? Keep reading because we have a deal for you-one that will only cost you a buck and that will keep your kids safe online while allowing them to have fun and to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Buck Oliver is back in the latest Adventures in Odyssey album, and to celebrate, you can try the Odyssey Adventure Club for just a buck for your first month. Sign up before May 31st using the promo code BUCK! *This deal only applies to first-time accounts and is good the first month only.

Members receive:
-24/7 streaming access to more than 750 Adventures in Odyssey episodes (a $1500 retail value).
-A new, members-only Adventures in Odyssey episode every month.
-A subscription to Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine.
-A web quest of video stories and online activities reflecting the biblical theme of that month's episode.
-On-the-go access with the OAClub mobile iOS app.
-Growing access to Odyssey books, a daily devotion, access to select Radio Theatre dramas and more.

Additionally, a portion of each Odyssey Adventure Club membership benefits Focus on the Family partner organizations, such as Carry the Cure and Mission Aviation Fellowship, providing parents with an opportunity to teach children about the value of serving others. The Odyssey Adventure Club hopes to spend another 25 years hand-in-hand with parents seeking to teach biblical truth to their children while inspiring the theater of their imagination.

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Your favorite Adventures in Odyssey characters are also Taking the Plunge in Album 59 and now you can, too! This summer, dive into your faith and grow closer to God by joining the Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine Taking The Plunge Summer Challenge. It includes these simple things:
  • Learn 5 memory verses
  • Get active with 5 family activities together
  • Share God's love and your faith in 5 different ways
When you commit to the Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine Taking The Plunge Summer Challenge, you'll receive:
  • A promo code for an exclusive Odyssey Adventure Club first month offer (for new members only)
  • Adventures in Odyssey special studio message
  • "Strange Journey Back" book excerpt
  • "Jones and Parker Mysteries" book excerpt
To learn more about the Odyssey Adventure Club, visit www.oaclub.org, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Friday, April 24

Stylish New Leather Bible Giveaway: Winner's Choice! NLT, One Year Bible, Teen, or Large Print

My last bible giveaway was such a success that I'm excited to do another giveaway--the winner will pick any of the following bibles from Tyndale Publishing!   


#1 The 1 Year Bible: 

The bible is beautiful in 2 different colors: each has a two-toned cover and silver-edged pages.  It's not an ordinary bible--it's written in the New Living Translation (which flows as well as any novel and helps me really get into it) and isn't in order. Instead, there's a daily reading that is so interesting and will get you through the entire bible in one year with only reading 3-4 pages a day.  I have it and I love it so much!  It would also make an amazing Mother's Day gift.

Each daily reading in the One Year Bible has an Old Testament selection, a New Testament selection, a Psalm, and a Proverb.  At first, the bible surprised me b/c I've never seen one set up this way but now that I've tried it, I'm so excited about it!

#2
The Camo Bible. Perfect for teens or preteens! Fashionable camo design makes it fun to carry your Bible wherever you go. Tough canvas cover and zipper closure protect the pages. Features include NLT text, thin, compact size, attractive zipper closure, presentation page, fashionable camouflage design, durable canvas binding.

#3
Slimline Reference Bible NLT, Large Print
This compact slimline Bible, now available with full center-column references, features a portable size in a stylish TuTone design for today’s on-the-go lifestyle. Classic reference features include a dictionary/concordance, full-color maps, a ribbon marker, and gilded edges.  The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.”



Comment below with your e-mail addy to win by April 29th.  I'll choose a winner the next morning.  Good luck!

Friday, April 17

Look to the East: A Historical Romance #FREE from Tyndale House

I loved this series!  Maureen Lang is one of my favorite historical fiction writers.  I'm excited to let you know you can get your own copy of  Look to the East free from Tyndale Rewards to get you started on The Great War Series.  Each book stands on its own, but if you want to read them all, you can find the other 2 on Amazon.


About the Book
At the dawn of the First World War, the French provincial village of Briecourt is isolated from the battles, but the century-old feud between the Toussaints and the de Colvilles still rages in the streets. When the German army sweeps in to occupy the town, families on both sides of the feud must work together to protect stragglers caught behind enemy lines. Julitte Toussaint may have been adopted from a faraway island, but she feels the scorn of the de Colvilles as much as anyone born a Toussaint. So when she falls in love with one of the stragglers—a wealthy and handsome Belgian entrepreneur—she knows she’s playing with fire. Charles Lassone hides in the cellar of the Briecourt church, safe from the Germans for the moment. But if he’s discovered, it will bring danger to the entire village and could cost Charles his life.

Get it free from Tyndale Rewards by clicking here!


Thursday, April 16

Gorgeous Leather Bible #Giveaway #NewLivingTranslation


My last bible giveaway was such a success that I'm excited I get to give away another one very similar to the last one!   The bible is beautiful with a dark brown, two-toned cover and silver-edged pages.  It's not an ordinary bible--it's written in the New Living Translation (which flows as well as any novel and helps me really get into it) and isn't in order. Instead, there's a daily reading that is so interesting and will get you through the entire bible in one year with only reading 3-4 pages a day.  I have it in the other color and I love it so much!  It would also make an amazing Mother's Day gift.

Each daily reading in the One Year Bible has an Old Testament selection, a New Testament selection, a Psalm, and a Proverb.  At first, the bible surprised me b/c I've never seen one set up this way but now that I've tried it, I'm so excited about it!

Comment below with your e-mail addy to win by April 24th.  I'll choose a winner the next morning.  Good luck!

Sunday, April 12

London Confidential Teen Fiction #Giveaway


London Confidential is a new series for young girls. In the series, British fashion, friendships, and guys collide as an all-American teen girl learns to love life and live out her faith. The series follows Savvy’s entertaining attempts to fit in during her first year at a new school in a new country.  I skimmed these books on-line and instantly knew that I would've loved this series while I was in high school.  One of my blog readers will receive the first book in the series.

More about the book...
Flirting With Disaster
In a shocking turn of events, all writers for the Wexburg Academy Times will cast their votes for next year’s editor—and it looks like Savvy’s vote will be the tie breaker! She must choose between a nasty-girl-turned-nice, with a sudden interest in letting Savvy get what she wants, and the prickly Hazelle, who promises nothing at all. Savvy then finds herself wrapped up in a new, seemingly innocent but potentially dangerous activity. It’s all at risk in this book: her position on the paper, the boy she likes, the ministry she wants to go well. At a critical moment, Savvy must figure out how to rely on God rather than luck and to overcome temptation before it is too late.

GIVEAWAY
Enter below by 4/20 at 11pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning!



Friday, April 3

Beautiful Pink Leather Daily Bible #FreeFromTyndaleRewards

I love this bible so much and I'm excited that I have the opportunity to give one of you your own!  The bible is beautiful with a dark gray and pink cover and silver-edged pages.  It's not an ordinary bible--it's written in the New Living Translation (which flows as well as any novel and helps me really get into it) and isn't in order. Instead, there's a daily reading that is so interesting and will get you through the entire bible in one year with only reading 3-4 pages a day. 

Each daily reading in the One Year Bible has an Old Testament selection, a New Testament selection, a Psalm, and a Proverb.  At first, the bible surprised me b/c I've never seen one set up this way but now that I've tried it, I'm so excited about it!

Sign up for Tyndale Rewards to get it free!

Wednesday, April 1

The Early Readers Bible #Giveaway


Complete with maps, charts, and study helps, this easy-to-read Bible will captivate kids ages 7 to 10!

The new Early Reader’s Bible is God’s Word for kids. With 192 pages of maps, charts, articles, and study helps, combined with large print easy-to-read Bible type, this is the perfect first study Bible for kids ages 7 to 10. Using the New King James Version® the Early Reader’s Bible will help children begin the life-long practice of reading, memorizing, and studying God’s Word. Study helps include:

  • Insights into God’s Word
  • God’s Word is Good to Learn
  • God’s Word is Good to Read
  • God’s Word is Good to Keep
  • God’s Word is Good to Pray
  • God’s Word is Good to Discover
  • Book Introductions, Illustrated Word List, Bible Timeline
What encourages your little ones to read?
Giveaway
One of my readers will win their own copy of The Early Readers Bible.  Enter below by April 8th at 11 pm anyone's time.  Check out our other book giveaways, too--we've got a lot of them this week!     

http://www.tyndalerewards.com/signup/?pc=2v1v-27qt-7lck-gzzr


Special thanks to the wonderful people at Tommy Mommies for this review and giveaway opportunity!

Tuesday, March 31

"Mommy Loves You So Much" Padded Boardbook #Giveaway




The perfect book for Mommy to read with her little ones to remind them how much they’re loved!

More than anything, parents want to convey to their children how much they are loved. Mommy Loves You So Much is a sweet padded board book that features adorable animal mommies who find all kinds of ways to show their children how much they love them.

The art features little animals and their mommies getting ready for school, reading, saying prayers, eating meals, getting hugs and kisses before bed, and more. Little ones will feel safe and cozy as Mom shows them how much they are loved, no matter what. 


What is your favorite way to tell your kids you love them?
Giveaway
One of my readers will win their own copy of Mommy Loves You So Much.  Enter below by April 8th at 11 pm anyone's time.  Check out our other book giveaways, too--we've got a lot of them this week!    


Special thanks to the wonderful people at Tommy Mommies for this review and giveaway opportunity!

Saturday, March 14

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend: A Picture Book #Giveaway



This hilarious rhyming story, complete with charming art, offers comfort to children who often feel left out or are in need of a good friend.

My little guy sometimes feels left out with 3 big sisters at home.  I do my best to invite his friends over but he doesn't have the same kind of always-here playmate his sisters do. Sometimes, all these girls drive him a little crazy!  This book seemed perfect and we actually recently got him a dog, too--very timely! 

At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they don’t fit in or are left out—just like Henry Hodges and my little guy. Henry is a lonely little boy on a lonely little street who longs for a friend. One day, his mother and father take him to a pet rescue shelter and his lonely world is changed! Told in a playful rhyme with adorable illustrations, this book will be a favorite among children and parents who love dogs and, ultimately, will comfort and encourage children who struggle with feeling accepted and finding friends.
Kids will want to read this whimsical and imaginative story again and again!

Share a little story about a special friend in your life or your child's life to win!  Ends 3/23
 
Special thanks to the wonderful people at Tommy Mommies for providing me with this book for review and giveaway!

Friday, March 6

Brave Girls Pre-Teen 2-book Devo #Giveaway



Having struggled against demanding perfection of myself, and wanting others to see me as "perfect" no matter the cost in the not-distant-enough past, I love the theme of these devotional books!  If there's a book out there that will help my daughters to realize God doesn't demand perfection of them, the book "Better Than Perfect" is it!  "Faithful Friends" is likewise a wonderful book.  Each is filled with 90 devotions that take up only a page.  Short and sweet.  Now more about each of these books: 

Better than perfect: that’s what every girl is in God’s eyes.
A young girl’s doubt in her own self-worth starts from an early age. Am I pretty enough? Am I smart enough? Will I fit in? Do people like me? Am I worthy enough? These aren’t questions asked by teens, but from precious girls in grade school! Brave Girls Faith and Honor will help girls navigate these questions and learn just how wonderful they are!
This book will help young girls find their place in the world and learn that the beauty of their imperfections is what makes them unique, loved, precious, and “better than perfect” in God’s eyes.
Each devotion includes:
  • A relevant opening scripture from the Bible
  • A thought-provoking devotion to build a young girl’s spirit
  • An engaging closing prayer to help the reader navigate her day!
Faithful Friends, forever true . . . hearts together, me and you!
From the time they are babies, some little girls reach out to those around them, smiling, laughing, playing, and making friends. Others might find it a little tough. This new Brave Girls book will reinforce a young girl's desire to have friends, to BE a friend, and to help her share her faith with friends of all ages. Just as God is our “Forever Friend,” faithful and true, the Brave Girls take readers through these pages, encouraging her to be best friend she can be!
Each devotion includes:
A relevant opening scripture from the Bible
  • A thought-provoking devotion to encourage a faithful and friendly heart
  • An engaging closing prayer to help the reader become the ambassador of friendship God wants her to be!
My Brave Girl

Who is your favorite bible girl?  Or what is your daughters favorite thing to do with her best friend?
Giveaway ends 3/16. 

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Tommy Mommy for providing me with this opportunity!

Wednesday, December 10

The Bracelet: Mysterious, Romantic Historical Fiction from Dorothy Love

A beautiful girl.
A mysterious bracelet.
A deadly message.

Inspired by actual events in one of Savannah’s most prominent 19th century families, THE BRACELET combines romance, rich historical detail and breathtaking suspense as one young woman embarks upon a dangerous quest to free herself from her family’s tragic past. It hooked me from start to finish--a fabulous story!  The mystery kept me guessing, I genuinely liked the heroine Celia, and the ending was not at all predictable.  I absolutely cannot wait for the next book by Miss Love!

More about the Book:
Lose yourself in the timeless beauty and charm of Old Savannah in this story of mystery, dangerous family secrets, and heartwarming romance. Celia Browning is counting the days until her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay returns to Savannah after two years in Jamaica looking after his family’s shipping interests. She’s certain he will propose marriage, thus joining two of the city’s most prominent families. But just as Sutton returns, an unsavory newspaper reporter arrives in town, determined to revive interest in the secret tragedies that occurred in the Browning mansion on Madison Square when Celia was a child. A series of mysterious notes arrives at the house, followed by an anonymous gift—a bracelet imbued with a sinister message. Is it merely a coincidence, or is someone out to harm her? As war clouds gather over Savannah and her beloved father’s health worsens, Celia determines to uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Zondervan for providing me with this book to review.

Monday, November 24

"The Shadow of Your Smile" One of my Favorite Books in a Long Time! #Free

Susan May Warren is my favorite contemporary fiction writer.  I usually go for the historical fiction, but Miss Warren always weaves sweet stories with wonderful characters who seem so very real.  Last month, I requested The Shadow of Your Smile free from Tyndale Rewards.  It was so good! One of the very best books I have read in a long time, and they still have more free copies!  Go get yours!! 

Here's a story synopsis:

A beautiful blanket of snow may cover the quaint town of Deep Haven each winter, but it can’t quite hide the wreckage of Noelle and Eli Hueston’s marriage. After twenty-five years, they’re contemplating divorce . . . just as soon as their youngest son graduates from high school. But then an accident erases part of Noelle’s memory. Though her other injuries are minor, she doesn’t remember Eli, their children, or the tragedy that has ripped their family apart. What’s more, Noelle is shocked that her life has turned out nothing like she dreamed it would. As she tries to regain her memory and slowly steps into her role as a wife and mother, Eli helps her readjust to daily life with sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-heartwarming results. But can she fall in love again with a man she can’t remember? Will their secrets destroy them . . . or has erasing the past given them a chance for a future? 

You can read the first chapter here or you can get it free by heading to Tyndale Rewards and heading to the "Earn Points" tab and then the "Browse" tab--click on Fiction and you'll see it there.  Let me know if you read it and like it!

Sunday, November 23

Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longing of a Woman's Heart #Giveaway


 Once upon a time (back in high school) I got really hooked on my step mom's historical fiction romances.  These were not, by any means, Christian romances.  No way, josé.  They were the kind of books Russia's Vladimir Putin seems to wish to be on the cover of.  They were pretty erotic, and they created in me a desire to always want the kind of fire and excitement that comes along with lust.  Even after becoming a Christian, I struggled with that for a long time.  And no one ever preached about that--about women struggling with lust--until very recently.  There are a couple of authors who have decided to open their lives and write pages and pages of honesty and life-changing hope, and to speak truth where the Christian world has been so silent for so long. 

Pulling Back the Shades is one of those books.  It's very well-written, and it's a quick read.  Honest, thought-provoking, and the perfect book for anyone who has ever struggled with impure thoughts or discontent in her sex-life or marriage.
 
Christian women don't have to choose between being sexual and spiritual. They have legitimate longings so many Christians have been afraid to talk about, and books like Fifty Shades of Grey exploit. Whether you are single or married, sexually dead or just looking to revive your sex life, Pulling Back the Shades will address your desire to be both sexual AND spiritual. With solid Biblical teaching and transparent stories, trusted authors Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery offer an unflinching look at the most personal questions women ask.

The book offers practical advice for women to address five core longings:
  • to be cherished by a man
  • to be protected by a strong man
  • to rescue a man
  • to be sexually alive
  • to escape reality
God designed women with these longings and has a plan to satisfy them. It's time for women to identify their intimate longings and God-honoring ways to fulfill them.

I love the way these women write because they are so real and honest: honest about their own failings and temptations, and they're not writing of something they know nothing about.  They write with a heart for their reader, whether you're into this "Fifty Shades of Gray" thing or not.  One of them has read "Fifty Shades", one of them hasn't.

If you are into "Fifty Shades", if you're just wondering what all this sexual fantasy is about, if you've struggled with inappropriate fantasy in the past, or if you long for more fulfilling sex in your marriage, please read "Pulling Back the Shades"! It's something I believe God put on these women's hearts in His always-perfect timing.  

Giveaway
One of my readers will win her own copy of Pulling Back the Shades.  Enter below by Dec 2nd at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning via Random.org. 


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This book was provided to me by the awesome people at Family Christian in exchange for a thoughtful and honest review!

 

Action Bible Giveaway! Genesis, Comic Book Style

My little guy loves this comic book style bible--The Action Bible: The Battle Begins, The Story of Creation!  It's very cool.  The pictures are awesome--very vivid artwork, quite realistic, and the story is great.... of course!  This is a really ingenious way to get kids who aren't into reading into the bible, and I like it because as you can see, my little guy loves comics!  And so do so many other kiddos.  Superheroes are awesome, and Jesus is the most amazing superhero of all--He rose from the dead, He walked through walls, He teleported, He's eternal--He's amazing!  He should definitely have His own comic book series!  You can get this book and the others at Family Christian Stores all around the country, or on-line. 



Even as God walked through the beauty of His new creation, and breathed life into Adam, His masterpiece ... a warrior-angel gives into his pride—and commits the ultimate betrayal. Witness Adam and Eve falling into Lucifer's trap, as the battle for eternity begins in this brilliantly presented retelling of Creation, the Fall, and God's promise of redemption.


Giveaway
One of my readers will win a $10 gift certificate to spend on The Identical Soundtrack CD or anything else of your choice at Family Christian Stores.  Enter below by Dec 9th at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning via Random.org. 


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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Family Christian Stores for providing this prize for the giveaway.
 

Little Princess Hardcover Girls Bible #Giveaway: Love this one!


I love this bible!  It's absolutely gorgeous and my little princesses love it.  It's written in the New King James Version and is the first truly themed princess bible inside and out for girls ages 6 to 10!

Princesses everywhere will enjoy having their first full Bible from Sheila Walsh’s popular God’s Little Princess brand, which has sold over 1.3 million copies. The accurate and reliable New King James Version text is highlighted with 288 pages of articles that help a princess grow into the young woman God created her to be! Featured Articles included in God's Little Princess Bible from Genesis to Revelation are: Bible Basics (Bible Jewels), Regal Relationships, Royal Heroes, Kingdom Living, Kingdom Highlights, Going Deeper, A Princess Heart Study, and a 13 week Bible study that features key topics of the Bible and what they mean for your little girl's “Princess Life.”

My daughters were 8 when they started reading the actual bible.  Have you ever invited your kids to read from a full-length Bible and not a storybook Bible?

 
Giveaway ends 12/9/14. 

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Tommy Mommy for providing me with this opportunity!

 

Saturday, November 22

"It Will Be Okay" Children's Picture Book #Giveaway

In the end, it will be okay because God is always with us.



Truth be told, I need these kinds of reminders, too!  Life has thrown some crazy challenges my way of late.  And, whether we like it or not, growing up brings change for our kids. For many children, this conjures fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How can kids learn that even when they face new and unfamiliar situations, they don’t have to be afraid? Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand new circumstances—and they don’t like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances, God is always with them. The whimsical art by Natalia Moore will put a smile on kids’ faces and put their minds at ease. Just as Little Seed and Little Fox learn to trust that the Farmer is good and kind, children will also learn to trust God. A charming and heartwarming story!

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Tommy Mommies for providing us with this opportunity!

Wednesday, November 5

The Legend of Saint Nicholas: A Picture Book with Gorgeous Artwork and a Wonderful Story about the Real St. Nick!



The Legend of St. Nicholas is filled with beautiful artwork and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy. I've taught my children who Santa Claus really was since they were tiny.  Whether your kiddos believe in Santa or not, this is a wonderful, magical story about the real Nicholas who spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ.

I love this book!  It's by one of our favorite authors, Dandi Daley Mackall (check out her books on Amazon! She has so many great reads for kiddos from birth to middle school ages).  But back to the book at hand!  The Legend of St. Nicholas make a wonderful pre-Christmas or even Christmas gift.  It would also be the perfect addition to a church preschool.  I'll be donating ours to that cause.  This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St. Nicholas and offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves. The final pages in the book include fun Father Christmas traditions in other lands.

Special thanks to the wonderful people at BookLook for providing us with this book to review!

Tuesday, November 4

Revolutionary War, Adventures in Odyssey Style!



Just like the other Imagination Station books, Surprise at Yorktown is filled with history and a great storyline, not to mention adventure and surprise! This is the 3rd in a sub-series revolving around the Revolutionary War. We read this book as part of a homeschool unit study on the American Revolution. Like the other Imagination Station books, this had all of my kids (ages 6, 9, and 10) on the edge of their seats--I read this series aloud to my 6 year old while my 9 and 10 year olds read them silently (mainly b/c they can't wait to see what happens next!) My oldest daughter devoured this book in one day and she can't wait to read the next one!  Every time one of these books come in the mail, it's cause for celebration at our house!

More about this book:
Travel two centuries back in time to the final battle of the American Revolution at Yorktown, Virginia. Cousins Patrick and Beth sneak through trenches and race across battlefields to warn General George Washington about a dangerous spy. The spy is stealing his secret plans and giving them to the British. Cannons roar and the ground shakes as the struggle reaches a climax. Washington’s ragtag soldiers are up against the most powerful army in the world. Will Patrick and Beth witness the American Revolution come to an end? Or will they be caught in a dangerous trap they can’t escape?

Special thanks to the people at Tyndale for providing us with this book to review!