Monday, October 20, 2014

CD Review: His Kids United, Volume 1, Christmas


This Cd, is a sweet and upbeat Christmas cd done by children for children. Children do draw other children in and evidence of this is when I was previewing it my five year old boy came running in to see what was happening. He stayed for the entire cd and found great enjoyment in it. I think that is exactly what the creators were trying to accomplish and they did.

From an adult view point, I actually did find this easy to listen to. It was upbeat, carried a variety of pleasing melodies, traditional Christmas songs, and a fun listen. I think it is a good cd for your Christmas collection if you have kids.

Another neat thing I found was that proceeds from this volume  "benefit the Dallas Neighborhood Art & Music School—also known as NAMS School of Music—where all of the tracks are recorded and produced with NAMS students performing on the series." 

I received a copy of these MP3 files from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get a copy of this CD from Amazon here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Legend of St. Nicholas by Mackall


This was a sweet children's book about the spirit of giving during the season of Christmas. It focuses on the life of a little boy who is struggling with being generous. This boy hears the story of the real St. Nicholas and how he was a very generous man. Also, the best part of this book is that it also focused on Jesus, the real reason for Christmas.

This book was sweet and had a good message. My five year old loved it and also it is very well illustrated. The pictures in this book were very interesting and well done. Over all this is a great Christmas book but really because the focus is Jesus it is a book good for anytime.

I received a copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get a copy of this book from Amazon here.

Jonathan Edwards (CBFYR) by Carr


This little gem of a book is by far the best biography I have ever read for young readers. Because Jonathan Edwards is such an important figure of Christian history and because this book was so well done, I believe every Christian should have a copy.

What sets this book apart from other Christian biographies for young readers is several factors. First, it is written in a very easy to follow language. It is also interesting and good for holding attention of young readers. Next, the pictures are amazing and life like. Pictures capture the attention of the reader all through out this book. It is the most beautifully done book I have seen.

If you want to inspire a love for Christian biographies in your children then get this book. Also, if you know an adult who does not know Christian history, this information is just enough for them as well. All around this book is a win-win to whoever puts their hands on it.

I received this book from the publisher at no charge for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get a copy from Amazon here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Review: Beside Bethesda by Joni Eareckson Tada


This was a great devotional book that was packed with great biblical encouragement. I hated it was only 31 days worth but other than that I loved this book.

The author really gets what it is like to suffer and turn that suffering into more glory for God. These devotions will encourage and uplift your heart to Him.

The devotions are very easy to read and short in length. This would be good for anyone at any stage of life, especially those who find themselves with little time to spare.

I received a copy of this book a no charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get a copy of this title from Amazon here.

Book Review: Can I Really Trust the Bible? by Cooper


This book was a short, thorough look at the topic of the Bible's reliability. This short book, addresses a lot of good information in such a short length. It was also an easy read. It is an overall good book to hand to a seeker or skeptic. I did try to use it with my children who are in middle school and I did find it a little harder for them to understand. Otherwise, it is a good read for anyone wanting to know more about this topic.

I am not sure what else to say except if you want to read about this topic from a reliable source then get this title.

You can get a copy from Amazon here.

I received a copy of this book at no cost from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Help Families in India While Helping Us This Christmas

I love these products from Trades of Hope that are fair trade and help create a sustainable income for families around the world. This particular product is beautiful and it is made by people to spare them from the sweatshops that many, in desperation, fall into. It also is a way to promote the family being kept together.

Not only do these people get a fair and sustainable income, but I also get some commission from products as a Compassion Entrepreneur for Trades of Hope. All income I receive will go back toward our mission fund.

I liked this product as a potential Christmas present. If you have any questions please ask me or you can order it online here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Review: Good God, Lousy World & Me by Burkhalter


This was an interesting conversion story. It is always interesting to hear other people's stories of how they came to know the Lord. God does use all things in our life to move us closer to Him and this book is just a testament to that.

The author is involved in work with IJM so  that was interesting to read as well. I love how God moved in her heart through this organization as well. If you like reading conversion stories this is one of those.

With all that said, this book was not my favorite. Maybe because of the language used here and there which caught me off guard. Also some of the theology was weak. However, everyone has their own standards regarding this kind of thing so it was not a huge deal but noteworthy enough to add.

If you want to get a copy of this book from Amazon go here.

I received a copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.
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