Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: The Awesome Coloring Book of Bible Comics by:Sandy Silverthorne

 The Awesome Coloring Book of Bible Comics
About the Book:
Bring the Bible's Most Exciting Stories to Life!

What could be better than a comic book filled with awesome Bible stories? How about a Bible comic book that you help create by adding color and captions? Sounds fun, right?

Follow the action-packed lives of God's greatest heroes and bring your crayons, colored pencils, or markers to the party when you add your own colorful touches to these amazing illustrations. Not only that, you'll be able to fill in your own quote bubbles and make these comics your very own!

Learn all about how
Noah escapes becoming fish food
God gets Pharaoh's attention with a righteous display of power
a young man leaves his family and finds big-time trouble
David goes head-to-head with a big bully and wins
Jesus is sentenced to death—but brings the world new life
As you read and color your way through these and several other stories, you'll discover that God has incredible adventures waiting for you in your own life when you choose to follow Him!

My Review:
 My 12 year old loves to draw and really any type of artwork he is usually the first one to step up to the plate and do it. He is very imaginative and creative. He is musically inclined, as well but that will be for another post. When I saw that I would get the chance to review this, I immediately thought of him. This is a book that is right up his alley.

 This is a tad different than your usual coloring book. It is set up comic book style and has some activity involved. There are 10 stories involved in this comic and there are several pages devoted to each. And along with each one there is a lot of fill in the blanks. So its an active Bible comic book. It has 80 pages in all. A great way to get some Jesus into my son and he gets to do his artwork. Nothing but a win-win for both.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Day Dreams & Movie Screens by:Alena Pitts

 Day Dreams and Movie Screens (Lena in the Spotlight #2)
About the Book:
Eleven-year-old Lena Daniels’ summer of Hollywood starlets and movie filming alongside her favorite singer, Mallory Winston, is over. School will be back in full swing, and it seems as though life might just pick up where it left off—with volleyball games, homework, and her best friends.

But just as she begins to wonder if her summer was all just a dream, her world is turned upside down . . . again! The movie [movie title to be added] premiers, the previews seem to be splattered on every television and radio channel, and everyone knows her name. Her classmates, strangers, and even her friends are starting to treat her differently, and everywhere she turns she’s being asked for an autograph, a picture, or a hug.

Lena is just figuring out how to manage her new fame at home when she finds out she's hitting the road on a two-week bus tour to further promote the film. Traveling across the country with the cast—with the surprise addition of her whole family joining them—Lena experiences adventures and challenges she never expected, while learning to step outside of her comfort zone and follow the path God has for her life. She learns that saying yes to God may not always be easy, but will take her further than she ever imagined!

 This Faithgirlz series entitled Lena in the Spotlight, written by Alena Pitts, star of The War Room and tween blogger of For Girls Like You, and co-written with her mother, editor and author, Wynter Pitts, is a reflection of Alena’s own life experiences as she reaches for the stars and keeps her faith in balance.

My Review:
 God knows how to take care of us and he does it very well. Even when we think he may have made a terrible mistake, especially when things don't go as we had hoped or planned. Lena is learning this firsthand. She is exhausted and fearful but knows God doesn't make mistakes especially when things seem harder than they should be. 

 The Faithgirlz series is a great series for tweens and young teens. It helps girls see their worth in God's eyes. It keeps their focus where it needs to be with inspiring stories and encouraging and uplifting words.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review: Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions by:Daniel G. Amen

 Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions: Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness
About the Book:
Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions; Don’t Let the Ants Steal Your Happiness, written by board certified child psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, playfully encourages children to correct their negative thinking patterns in order to live happier and healthier lives. Comical illustrations bring the story alive as our main character, Captain Snout, reveals the super power questions that can rid us of our automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and lead to accurate and truthful thinking.

This picture book, based on a popular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy technique, will help readers do just that.

My Review:
 The Pennypepper children decide that they want a puppy but in order for them to get a puppy they need to raise or earn money to get one. So they decide to have a car wash. Each child sets out to do a job to help get this bright idea underway. Soon the customers trail off and they bright idea starts to grow dim. The children start thinking negatively and pretty soon they are ready to throw in the towel.

 It's not long before someone comes along to help, Captain Snout. Captain Snout points out to the children that the bad thoughts aren't really helping their situation. That all of their negative thoughts could actually make things worse. He describes the negative thoughts and feelings as ANTs. He then proceeds to show them how to look on the brighter side of things and how to overcome negative thoughts and feelings that we sometimes face.

 A great book that reinforces positive thinking and positive behavior.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review & Giveaway: The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Tricks and Treats Sponsored by:NCircle Entertainment

 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Tricks and Treats
 **Disclosure** This product was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the sponsor. All opinions are my own.

About the DVD:
A new spooky adventure this DVD brings, with the Cat, Nick and Sally, Fish and the Things. Meet the eeriest critters you've ever seen, arrived just in time for Halloween. There will be lots of tricks and of course, lots of treats, to share with the animal friends you will meet! There's coconut crab, spider monkeys and bats, and plenty more fun with the Cat in the Hat.

My Review:
 It is never too late to learn more about all those little creatures that are related to Halloween and in  The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Tricks and Treats, we are the ones in for a treat. Learning should be fun and NCircle Entertainment knows that better than anyone. They take educational subjects and turn them into fun for our children. The Cat in the Hat is only one of many memorable characters that is sure to delight your child and to help him or her learn something new.

 The Cat in the Hat introduces us to some creatures we already now about, maybe but we learn something new about them. Only one episode is technically Halloween related but the animals could be viewed as related to the famous day. The movie retails for $6.99. You can learn more about it here.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: May the Faith Be With You Bedtime Prayers by:Susan Collins Thoms

 May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers
About the Book:
A Mighty God

No comet moves as fast as God,

No star can blaze as bright.

No planet in the universe

Can match his awesome might.

God is the source of everything,

Creator of us all.

He made and blessed this whole wide world,

All creatures great and small.

May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers is filled with colorful, space-themed art and fifteen simple prayers for children to read with their parents at bedtime or anytime. This padded cover board book even glows in the dark!

My Review:
 May the Faith Be With You Bedtime Prayers, is a great book for a little one just starting to read or that perfect read aloud for parents reading to young children. This is a board book suitable for ages 4-8. Each prayer listed in the book is based on scripture. There are 15 prayers included in the book. Each one is real simple and is NOT long and drawn out.

 The illustrations in this tiny little book are fantastic and full color. It takes you on a ride through all things space and space related. The best part of the book is that it glows in the dark. A really great bedtime book!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review: May the Faith Be With You Holy Bible, NIRV by:Zonderkidz

 NIrV May the Faith Be with You Holy Bible
About the Book:
Life in the Spirit isn’t about cushioned pews and easy living—it’s about adventure, risk, daring, and the pursuit of wisdom. It’s about letting the awesome power of God work through you to do things you never thought possible.

In this brand-new full-text Bible, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master himself—Jesus Christ.

Features include:

24 full-color pages of content on the marvel of God’s creation and the meaning of faith

Vibrant outer space imagery

Compelling, metallic-embellished cover

The complete text of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible

My Review:
 A great Bible for ages 6-10 years. The features in this Bible are as follows:

  • Master Moments: Head here to learn about amazing people and events in the Bible.

  • Ways of Wisdom: If you have big Bible questions, this is the place to go for answers.

  • Use the Force: Ready to use your powers for good? These pages help you to apply what you've learned in the Bible to your life.
Master Moments gives you key points in any lesson or Bible study. Ways of Wisdom gives you major points to ponder or things to consider. And finally Use the Force beckons you to learn what you know and use it to better yourself and others. This will be a fantastic starter Bible for your child. It teaches a lot of the basics before a good study Bible would be needed. Age appropriate and the perfect gift this holiday season.

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review: God Loves Me: My First Bible by:Zonderkidz

 God Loves Me, My First Bible
About the Book:
The children came to Jesus

Who hugged them in his arms.

He blessed them, and he said a prayer

To keep them from all harm.

It’s never too early for little ones and toddlers to learn that—“God loves me!”

The God Loves Me, My First Bible contains simple, rhyming verses about Bible characters and important lessons about God’s love for his children. Parents and children will enjoy reading each story that emphasizes the overriding theme of the Bible: God loves his world, his people, and me!

My Review:
 A sweet, adorable board book that is just perfect for those little hands that love Jesus. Jesus shared his love with all, big or small. Children were drawn to Him and He was to them. Just imagining all those sweet kiddos gathered around Him makes my heart smile.

 This Bible is perfect for little ones. There are 16 very short paraphrased Bible stories included. Nothing to hot and heavy for children. Just simple written stories. Perfect for ages 4-8. Great for read alouds or to fill up those Christmas stockings. Each page and story expresses God's love for every person mentioned. So this is a great beginning Bible for little ones.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.