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NKJV Study Bible for Kids, Book Review

NKJV Study Bible for Kids The Premier NKJV Study Bible for Kids This is the premier New King James Version study Bible for children. It is targeted for kids 8 to 12, and it’s in full color! Not only is this Bible for study of biblical facts and themes, it also includes articles that are topical and applicable to your child’s daily life. This Bible has been created and designed especially for you with vibrant full color on every page! Now studying the Bible can be easy and fun. There are many themed articles placed within the Bible text to help make it easier for your child to read, understand, and learn about God’s Word. This study Bible just for kids in the trustworthy NKJV translation is packed full of more than 800 study notes to help kids understand and engage with Scripture. The Bible features book introductions, personality profiles, word definitions, maps, charts, a Bible dictionary, a concordance, and a topical index to help kids learn more about God’s Word. It also includes engaging …

The Cottage Kitchen, Book Review

The Cottage Kitchen by Marte Marie Forsberg Share in a gorgeous, thoughtful life in the charming English countryside with The Cottage Kitchen, a cookbook of recipes and stories by Norwegian-born photographer and tastemaker Marie Forsberg. MARTE MARIE FORSBERG is a professional food and lifestyle photographer, as well as the creator of the blog My Cottage Kitchen. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world, and she regularly runs cooking and photography My Thoughts: You probably already know this but I absolutely love cookbooks. So when I looked at The Cottage Kitchen I knew I had to get it (in exchange for a review from the publisher) and share about it with you guys! The book is solid (a hardcover with almost 300 pages) and has absolutely gorgeous photography. There are stories throughout that are wonderful to read and all the recipes are great. This is for sure a book that would make a great gift as well as being a great addition to your own kitchen.  

Home All Along, Book Review

Home All Along, by Beth Wiseman An Amish Secrets Novel Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for. Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices. Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to …

Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy, Book Review

Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy by Becky Baudouin  When Becky Baudouin’s mother spoke those words to her, they weren’t said lightly. Her mother had an inoperable tumor–and after months of treatment, there was no hope for a longer life. There was, however, assurance of life everlasting. Learned in the dark hours of pain and the bright moments of love, the honest insights on fear, loss, and grief that Becky shares in this book are applicable to everyone’s story–including yours. If you’re losing a loved one or facing death, you won’t be alone on your journey: Becky walks with you every step of the way. There are even questions for reflection to guide you to comfort, whether you’re reading on your own or with others sharing the struggle. In times when hope seems lost, Becky’s story reveals that God is the only source for a spirit’s true healing. For anyone living with the tension of wanting to hold on yet needing to let go, Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy demonstrates a powerful and profound love. About …

The Keto Reset Diet, Book Review

The Keto Reset Diet, by Mark Sisson Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever Mounting scientific research is confirming that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time—and that it might be the healthiest and most effective weight loss strategy ever. Going “keto” by eating high fat, low-to-moderate protein and low-carb foods enables you to break free from the disastrous effects of carbohydrate dependency by resetting your metabolism and promoting metabolic flexibility—where your body learns to burns fat instead of sugar for energy, even when you go off plan. Unlike many other ketogenic programs that require challenging restrictions and deprivation or offer misinformation, Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of the #1 paleo blog MarksDailyApple.com, presents a unique two-step, scientifically validated approach for going keto the right way.  He first reveals the real secret to rapid and sustained weight loss, which is in becoming “fat-adapted” before entering full nutritional ketosis. This process allows your body to learn to burn fat more …

Redeeming the Feminine Soul, Book Review

Redeeming the Feminine Soul by Julie Roys Popular national radio host Julie Roys rejects both fundamentalist caricature and feminist distortion to reveal God’s amazingly relevant and compelling vision for women, showing them how to redeem their feminine souls and become all God designed them to be. Christian women today feel torn between the demands of motherhood, career, and ministry—and by a church that gives them conflicting ideas of what it means to be a woman. In Redeeming the Feminine Soul: God’s Surprising Vision for Womanhood, popular national radio host Julie Roys reveals the stunning truth that no one else is talking about: women are destroying themselves. Internalizing society’s devaluation of the feminine, some women are killing their own natural impulses to pursue a feminist ideal that bears no relation to God’s good design. Other women struggle to conform to a fundamentalist, feminine caricature, which requires denying their full humanity and gifting. Defying both feminists and fundamentalists, Julie Roys reveals God’s true, affirming, and compelling vision for women, showing them how to reclaim what is uniquely …

Answering the Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil, Book Review

When it comes to the big questions about suffering and evil–Did God create evil? How could a good God allow evil? How could a loving God allow people to suffer?–Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz don’t pretend to have all the answers. But they do know how to wrestle with uncertainty and doubt. They welcome questions, and in these pages they ask some of the most important ones you have about suffering and evil. With candor, insight, and a disarming touch of humor, they provide some answers to these critical questions, while leaving enough space–and grace–for you to keep wrestling, asking, and seeking Truth. There is no shame in asking–after all, even some of the greatest men and women in the Bible had doubts. Don’t let your questions go unanswered. What you find might just change your life. My Thoughts: When I requested this book for review I wasn’t really sure what it was going to be about, but I did have a whole bunch of hope for it. I love how the questions are broken …

Queso! Book Review

Queso by Lisa Fain (The Homesick Texan) Queso (aka chile con queso) is a spicy, cheesy, comforting cult favorite that has long been a delicious addition to any party, barbecue, or family gathering. This appealing and accessible book features a mix of down-home standards and contemporary updates, from historical, regional, and Mexican quesos to vegan and dessert quesos, including Chile Verde Con Queso, Squash Blossom Queso Fundido, Fajita Queso, Cactus and Corn Queso Poblano, Frito Salad with Queso Dressing, Pulled Pork Queso Blanco, and Sausage Queso Biscuits. Whether you’re relaxing with friends, having a few people over to watch the football game, or entertaining a hungry crowd, queso is the perfect party food for good times. My Thoughts: Queso is one of those things that most people love, even if it’s absolutely plain. However with some upcoming events I really wanted to up my game and when I saw this book was available I immediately wanted to get it to review! It is a smaller book (especially for a cookbook) but has a hardcover and …

If We Make it Home, Book Review

If We Make it Home by Christina Suzann Nelson When four college friends graduated from the University of Northwest Oregon, their lives stretched before them, full of promise and vows to stay connected. But life has a way of derailing well-laid plans. Now they haven’t spoken in twenty-five years. But against all odds, three of them have found themselves back in the same place–at their alma mater, wondering how they got there. When they discover their fourth friend, Hope, has died, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky decide to embark on a wilderness adventure to honor her memory–and for secret reasons of their own. Jenna wants to show her husband that she’s more than a helpless, overweight, middle-aged empty nester. Ireland wants to get back to the nature she loves and hide from the charges being pressed against her. And Vicky wants to show she cares for something besides her ministry–and put off the disaster waiting at home for as long as possible. They never bargained for the dangers they face in an unforgiving wilderness. Now they’ll …

The Martyr’s Oath, Book Review

The Martyr’s Oath by Johnnie Moore Be Inspired by Amazing Eyewitness Stories of Hope and Courage from the Persecuted Church We are witnessing an astonishing escalation in Christian persecution like we have rarely seen since the first century. Some estimate that every five minutes, a Christian is martyred for his or her faith. Countries like Egypt have experienced more Christian persecution in the last five years than in the previous six hundred years combined. And who could have missed the atrocities of ISIS in Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the continued persecution of Christians in North Korea? Johnnie Moore, like many American Christians, didn’t fully appreciate the extent of what was going on—until he witnessed the graduation of theology students in India. Unlike graduation ceremonies in America—where feel-good speeches made by visiting celebrities are common—this one featured a remarkable oath. It wasn’t an oath to excel or succeed. It was an oath to be willing to die, if necessary, for the cause of Christ. This was no empty promise. This was a choice, choosing …