Review: Handy Household Hints from Heloise

Handy Household Hints from Heloise



Product Description


Do EVERYTHING Around the House
• Better
• Smarter
• Faster

Heloise is America’s most recognized name for household advice, and she shares her innovative solutions for your most pressing dilemmas. Whether you need shortcuts for everyday tasks, delicious ideas for quick meals, or ingenious tricks for the spills, accidents, and clogs in your day, just turn to Handy Household Hints from Heloise.

You’ll learn how to:
• Clean a keyboard with a used dryer sheet.
• Remove hot pepper seeds with a grapefruit spoon.
• Lift scuff marks with plain, white paper.
• Corral electrical cords with a ponytail holder.

Discover Heloise’s most creative ideas and tips for cleaning up, entertaining with ease, making repairs, getting organized, taking care of yourself, coping with nuisances, and keeping house. Filled with up-to-the-minute hints, you’ll turn to this handbook whenever you’ve burnt the rice, stained your shirt, or splattered paint on your hands.


Handy Household Hints from Heloise

About the Author


Heloise is one of the most recognized lifestyle managers in the world. Her column appears 7 days a week in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and foreign countries, and she is a frequent guest on national television and radio, where she shares her insight for saving time, saving work, and saving money.


Book Review

You'll find hundreds of clever cleaning tips inside that can help you solve life's little messes!  If you're wondering what to do with margarine tubs, metal mint tins, and peanut butter jars look no further. Heloise shares creative ideas for using plastic lids that can separate nonstick pans. Plus, I've read many times throughout the pages that one can roll kitchen and bath towels to save on storage room. There's an informative section on making the most of your closet space and I believe the author's all-time favorite cleaners are vinegar and baking soda for almost everything! Great helpful, practical tips to discover and experiment with.

4/5 stars!


Lady D


 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Kids' Visual Study Bible: Book Review

kid's visual study guide




Book Description
The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible, for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the relevant verse. Intriguing facts; colorful, engaging maps; photographs; and illustrations make this a Bible they’ll want to explore.

Kids' Visual Study Bible
Features:
Over 700 four-color photographs, illustrations, infographics, and maps throughout
Full-color design
Book introductions, including important facts and an image to orient the reader
One-column format with side bar study notes for ease of reading
Presentation page
The complete text of the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible
Beautiful cover featuring gloss
Review

So the kid's NIV Visual Study Bible is like a textbook for the older child who is a serious student of the word in a Christian school. You will find the Old and New Testament contents of the Bible, along with an infographic index and maps in the back. The colorful illustrations are wonderful, too. I especially like the questions asked on the front page of each book of the Bible. For example, Who Wrote This Book? Why Was This Book Written? What Do We Learn About God In This book? Who Are The Key People In This Book? Where Did This Happen? What Are Some Of The Stories In This Book? Love using the ribbon marker and this fresh approach to studying God's word. It's a beautiful bible and perfect for gift-giving, as well as at home and church libraries. The downside for me, the font is too small and the book is too heavy to hold. Overall, a great learning experience in exploring people, places, and history of Bible times.

4/5 stars.

Kids' Visual Study Bible

Received a copy of the book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Review: Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul





About The Book

Whether you're a veteran grandma or a Nana-to-be, this collection of stories will warm your heart and make you laugh about the universal experiences of being a grandmother.

Chicken Soup For The Grandma's Soul

Contents


  1. The Birth Of A Grandma
  2. Generations Of Love
  3. Blessings
  4. Adventures With Grandma
  5. Through The Eyes Of The Child
  6. Grandma's Lessons 
  7. Gifts from Grandma
  8. Legacies And Heirlooms 

Review

One of my favorite cartoon quotes is, "Grandma, you play like you want to have kids of your own someday." This is a great gifting-book for new grandmas and experienced ones. The collection of heart-warming stories honors and celebrates the ageless love of grandmothers. You'll laugh aloud because many of the stories are so delightful to read and you'll be able to relate to them. I especially like The Wooden Spoon story. Being a grandmother of 5, I found the book charming and inspirational.

"Some great moments occur from time to time in life. When you do all you can to enable others to have great moments, you'll be blessed with some matchless moments yourself." -- E. H. Kinney
 "Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night." -- Thomas Fuller 

5/5 stars. Recommend Chicken Soup For The Grandma's Soul.

Happy Reading!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Review


A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: LadyD Books


About The Book

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul.
Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you.
A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Book Contents


  1. On Love
  2. On Parenting
  3. On Death and Dying
  4. A Matter Of Attitude
  5. On Learning and Teaching
  6. Live Your Dream
  7. Overcoming Obstacle
  8. Eclectic Wisdom

My Review

One of my favorite quotes in the book by Oscar Wilde is, "I have many flowers." he said, "but the children are the most beautiful flowers of all." Pastor John R. Ramsey shares a touching short story you will not forget. Then there's Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck that will sure to make you cry! Les Brown wrote an amazing story on "What Goes around Comes around" that I thoroughly enjoyed knowing about. You'll laugh aloud after reading Jack Canfield's short snippet on "Discouraged?" One of my all time favorites is reflecting on the writing of Art Linkletter, encouraging so many by sharing his personal story, "If I Could Do It, You Can Too!"

5/5 stars! Recommend!

A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Happy Reading!

Lady D


 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul




The Original #1 New York Times Bestseller, more than 8 million copies sold! Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long-time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you. Each carefully selected story in this classic volume provides models for what is possible in life and illuminates the path we all walk. Whenever you wish to gain perspective, inspire a friend, or teach a child, you'll find just the right story in the heartwarming treasury that is Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Contents


  1. On Love
  2. Learning To Love Yourself
  3. On Parenting
  4. On Learning
  5. Live Your Dream
  6. Overcoming Obstacles
  7. Eclectic Wisdom

Review

You will find many stories with heart-warming messages and some lighthearted ones as well. I believe the main focus that makes this a national bestseller is the universal cry of pursuing effective meaning in life and gathering better self-esteem so that one can help others. I think you will undoubtedly find a favorite short story here that you can personally relate to. I like Kahil Gibran's quote, 'For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow.' There's an encouraging snippet about Abraham Lincoln, 'Lincoln was a champion and he never gave up.' I especially love Bobby Gee's story on A Legacy Of Love. Guaranteed, you will burst into tears. It will grab your heart and imprint a lasting memory regarding sowing seeds of love into another.

5/5 stars! Recommend!

I recently finished reading another book in the series and posted my review, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul. These paperback books usually cost around $12.00 I've seen them at Costco for around $8.00 and I'm sure you can find used ones online for a good deal. I received the series as a gift from my mother-in-law. I do enjoy them!

Happy Reading!

Lady D



 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: Review

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: LadyD Books



About The Book

This shining collection brings you inspiration and comfort in special chapters on marriage, motherhood, aging, bridging the generations, attitude, self-esteem and higher wisdom. Stories honor the strength and reveal the beauty of the feminine spirit. Included are incredible stories from Oprah Winfrey, Leo Buscaglia, Linda Ellerbee, Robert Fulghum, Kathie Lee Gifford and many others.

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul


Book Contents


  1. On Love
  2. On Attitude and Self-Esteem
  3. Overcoming Obstacles
  4. On Marriage
  5. On Motherhood
  6. Special Moments
  7. Live your Dream
  8. On Aging
  9. Higher Wisdom
  10. Across The Generations

My Review

You'll find excerpts from Leo Buscaglia, Oprah Winfrey, Kathie Lee Gifford, Maya Angelou, and Dolly Parton to name a few. For example, Leo talks about his mother being the heart of the home and cooking her Italian Minestrone Soup. So very touching. Oprah encourages and exhorts us to 'be the kind of woman who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward the challenge. Kathie Lee's story of Stacey Nasalroad will move you to tears, while Dolly's memory of singing on the Opry will cause your own self to believe in your dreams! This is a beautiful, inspiring book so excellent for gift giving.

5/5 stars. Recommend.

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

Lady D


 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: Review

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: LadyD Books




About The Book

We can all remember a time when we were young and under-the-weather, and Mom soothed and nurtured us back to health with her magical chicken soup elixir. Now we can revisit those cherished moments with a delightful batch of stories for and about mothers. Celebrity contributions include Barbara Bush, Reba McEntire, Erma Bombeck and Montel Williams.

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Book Content

  1. On Love
  2. A Mother's Guiding Hand
  3. A Mother's Courage
  4. On Motherhood
  5. Becoming A Mother
  6. Special Moments
  7. Miracles
  8. Letting Go
  9. A Grandmother's Love
  10. Thank you, Mom



   About The Author
Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Family Circus Illustration


Book Review
Inside the 300+ pages are heart-warming stories about the precious relationship between a mother and child. So many wonderful motherly shared memories will encourage you to keep-a-going if you are a new mother. Being a mother and grandmother, as you read through the powerful stories I think you will find great inspiration for mentoring a mother who is overwhelmed and struggling with her new responsibilities. One of my favorite comic illustrations from the book reads: "Remember! Hugs and kisses come before 'What did you bring us, Grandma?" I especially love Reba's story about her mother and grandmother's encouragement. I think you will, too. I like this one. Good for gift-giving.

5/5 stars.

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

8 Tips Anyone Can Do (Clean)

LadyD Books: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


"KonMarimethod is the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. Get the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. You will not be disappointed but extremely motivated!




So, I watched the video on YouTube about the KonMari Method and have gleaned a few points I'd like to share with you. 



  1. Tidy in one shot, as quickly and completely as possible.
  2. Sort by category, not by location.
  3. Selection criteria: DOES IT SPARK JOY? (Make sure you touch it. Does it give you inspiration? How does it make my body feel?
  4. Order of tidying: Clothes / Books / Documents / Miscellaneous Items / Momentos
  5. Prioritize your own items first.
  6. Am I happy with that amount of stuff?
  7. Examine your life and how you want to live. How do I want to spend the rest of my life?
  8. Find inspiration with the items you keep.
Another great TedTalk video that I watched, Is Your Stuff Stopping You? really motivated me to get organized! Thanks, Elizabeth Dulemba! Here are a few vital points covered in the 17 min. clip:

  • Stuff makes us feel safe.
  • Stuff gives us the illusion of permanence.
  • The marketing machine tells us we should.
  • Be a conscious keeper.
  • Get rid of it.
  • The stuff we keep affects how we live our lives.
Further Reading (Children's Books)



Happy Reading!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Review: Jesus Loves Me! A Sing-Along Book


Jesus Loves Me! A Sing-Along Book: LadyD Books


Book Description

Read or sing along with your little one’s favorite song! Jesus Loves Me pairs sweet, snuggly illustrations with the text of the familiar children’s song. This newest board book in the beloved Sing-Along series also features a padded cover perfect for little hands and is sure to delight children and parents alike.


Book illustration from Jesus Loves Me!Jesus loves me!
This I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Book illustration: Jesus Loves Me!
Little ones to Him belong;
they are weak,
but He is strong.

Book Illustrations: Jesus Loves Me!

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.







My Thoughts



This charming padded board book is just the right size for little ones to hold, ages 4-8. The illustrations of beautiful countryside with picnic tables all around and a warm campfire site will sure to draw you in. Plus, children will engage with so many adorable animals like a fox, bear, raccoon, owl, and so much more. The lyrics to a very popular song, along with happy animals playing musical instruments such as the guitar, horn, maracas, drum, and more are sure to invite kids to sing along in the celebration. I think the author has introduced the children to a peaceful assurance that they are safe and truly loved by Jesus always simply because by faith the Bible tells us so. I especially love the melody line to the song on the end cover. My grandkids love this one!

4/5 stars!

 
Jesus Loves Me! A Sing-Along Book

I received this book for my honest opinion from BookLook Bloggers.

Happy Reading!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Book Review: Bronze and Sunflower

Bronze and Sunflower: Book Review





I was so excited to learn that I had won Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan from LibraryThing!

About The Book

Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. Until Sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasn’t spoken a word since he was traumatized by a terrible fire. Bronze and Sunflower become inseparable, understanding each other as only the closest friends can. Translated from Mandarin, the story meanders gracefully through the challenges that face the family, creating a timeless story of the trials of poverty and the power of love and loyalty to overcome hardship.

Bronze and Sunflower

Book Review

Throughout the 400 pages, words paint pictures of little wooden boats, beautiful sunflower fields, paper lanterns, and so much more. You will meet Bronze, an only child who is mute, along with his mother and father and grandmother. Next, you will be introduced to good little Sunflower who has lost her father in a storm and soon is adopted by Bronze's family who is so poor but extremely kind. This lovely story is sure to warm your heart as you see a special close-knit family endure hardships with locust invasions, sacrifice, and hard work with making woven-reed shoes to sell. I especially like how Sunflower teaches her brother the beautiful world of characters and how Bronze makes a wonderful ice necklace for Sunflower. Discover how life in China can be delicate, fragile and fascinating! I love the book very much. Made me cry... Worth reading!

This is the best Chinese Middle-Grade novel!

5/5 stars! Highly recommend!

Bronze and Sunflower

About The Author

Lady D


 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Top Ten Mrs. Fields Cookies

Mrs. Fields Cookie Book: LadyD Books Review


I am delighted to share with my readers a wonderful cookie book with 100 recipes collected by Debbi Fields. My 4 grandsons think the cookies we've made so far are amazing!! My sweet granddaughter says that this is the best cookie book ever!! I think this year I pass the cookie cookbook along to my daughter for her and my granddaughter to enjoy. In addition, a couple of handmade aprons will make a nice gift!


Book Review

This paperback book is perfect for those who bake only occasionally and for those who bake all the time. Debbi Fields shares her passion for delicious tasting cookie recipes that don't take lots of prep time. As you probably know, Debbi's passion turned into an international business and her stores are everywhere. Now you can enjoy 100 recipes from Fancy Cookies, Drop Cookies Filled Cookies, Bar Cookies, and Special Treats. Every recipe has a color photo and the directions are easy to follow. My family loves the cookies!

5/5 stars!

Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

My family created this list of their favorite yummy cookies from this great paperback book in our home library.

Top Ten Favorite Cookies


  1.  Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
  3. Oatmeal Raisin Chews
  4. Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
  5. Pecan Supremes
  6. Cashew and Coconut Cookies
  7. Russian Tea Cakes
  8. Gingerbread Men
  9. Christmas Sugar Cookies
  10. Gingersnaps


Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

Gingersnaps

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
ur mixture
In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt, ground ginger, crystallized ginger, allspice, and pepper. Mix well with a wire whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter with an electric mixer set at medium speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add egg and molasses, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour - the dough will be less sticky and easier to handle.

Form dough into balls 1 inch in diameter. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 24-25 minutes. Use a spatula to immediately transfer cookies to a cool, flat surface.

Mrs. Fields Cookie Book


Happy Reading!

-- Lady D

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart


Book Description

In this heart-warming picture book designed for girls, author Glenys Nellist tells the inspiring stories of incredible women in the Bible. With beautiful illustrations by Rachel Clowes and sweet lift-the-flap envelopes, each story delivers a special message for children to open as they read their own personal love letters from God. Full of warmth and love, this picture book will fill girls’ hearts with the wonder of the Lord. The stories of Eve, Miriam, Esther, Mary, and much more will delight children and remind them of the bond they can share with God, just like the women of the Bible.

story layout: LadyD Books

Book Review

One of my favorite quotes from this beautiful picture book is, "God clapped his hands in delight as Eve opened her eyes for the very first time." Inside you will discover 14 inspiring stories about these amazing women of God, such as 'The Trusting Girl,' 'The Brave Girl,' and 'The Hopeful Girl.' Ages 4-8 will be delighted to engage in a fun hands-on activity of lifting the flap to read a personal warm and loving message from God. The charming illustrations are filled with wonder, beauty, and peace. The entire book is bathed in sweetness for your little girl. I highly recommend this charming book for all home and Sunday School libraries.  Guaranteed to touch your heart and be encouraged in His love.

5/5 stars!


I was given the opportunity to review this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Awhile back I had reviewed Love Letters from God and was so blessed by it.

Now, I am so grateful to have read another beautiful book from the author, Glenys Nellist. Bravo!

I sincerely hope you will check this one out, especially for your daughters and granddaughters!

Happy Reading!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Jay-Jay and His Island Adventure


Jay-Jay and His Island Adventures

Dear Readers,

What a delightful children's book! Such a cute story about a bus who bumped his bottom!! :-)

About The Book


Jay-Jay is no ordinary bus. 
His journey is full of play. 
He is a Playbus, he brings fun and adventure to the children wherever they are.
A safe place to play where children can use their imagination and explore.
Once a real bus his story has been told in many schools.
"We wish he was still here," the children say. "We would love to go inside!" 
Well, you can and he is, even if only in fictional form, his story goes on.
The real Playbus proved so popular that the idea was copied by many other play projects.
Always bright and colorful, they stood out from the rest and knowing they were different, the children and other users would come along to look inside and explore to find out what was on offer.
The real Jay-Jay was much loved and fondly remembered.
His fictional story continues.


Illustrations from Jay-Jay And His Island Adventure



Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure


Illustration from Jay-Jay And His Island Adventure

Book Review


Jay-Jay is a special playbus who happily greets the children everywhere and all the children excitedly run to him! While inside, children feel warm and cozy, enjoying playtime with special books and wonderful toys. This time, the fun adventure begins with a new destination, an island to discover pirate fun! First, Jay-Jay must get aboard the ferry boat. I love the beautiful illustrations and the word crafting describing how the double decker boat feels about the bumpy ride! Once Jay-Jay reaches the island, the real fun begins as the new children come aboard to find a magical pirate island. 
The author has written another great story of treasures and happy memories! 

5/5 stars! Highly recommend! My 4 grandsons love this book!

Author of Jay-Jay and His Island Adventure
Author Sue Wickstead


Biography


Have you ever been on a Playbus?
Not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey, exciting though this is, but a bus stuffed full of toys and imagination! When my two children were young they attended a playgroup on such a bus and as a volunteer, I became involved with the committee running the project. The bus really got into my blood and became very much a work of the heart. I ended up painting the bus, as well as working in the groups and raising the profile of the project and its work. As part of the committee and later as play-worker, I was involved in raising necessary funds to replace the old bus with a newer project. It really was a fun journey to be involved in.
curious and asked lots of questions about the playbus. This led to me telling a story which I eventually wrote down. Jay-Jay is the fictional story to go with the actual project.
I have other book ideas in a draft or indeed still in the telling but for now, I can turn my attention to the next part of my bus journey!




The Real-Life Jay-Jay

JJK 261 was once an ordinary, AEC Regent, a bus traveling around Eastbourne. The Girl Guides Association bought the bus in 1977 with money from the Queen's Silver Jubilee Community awards fund. The bus was taken to Gatwick Airport where Engineering Apprentices converted the bus for play.

For many years it worked in the local town and was much loved by those who knew it. The Playbus was initially called "Supersonic Bus" and many people came from all over the country to find out about the project which led to many other projects being set up.

The bus did indeed receive an award from the Queen, www.suewickstead.co.uk

Get the book!
Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure

If you're interested in more of Sue Wickstead's writing, here's another children's book we enjoyed, called Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus. Learn how Jay-Jay was rescued from a scrap yard and magically transformed into a playbus.

The Real-Life Jay-Jay

JJK 261 was once an ordinary, AEC Regent, a bus traveling around Eastbourne. The Girl Guides Association bought the bus in 1977 with money from the Queen's Silver Jubilee Community awards fund. The bus was taken to Gatwick Airport where Engineering Apprentices converted the bus for play.

For many years it worked in the local town and was much loved by those who knew it. The Playbus was initially called "Supersonic Bus" and many people came from all over the country to find out about the project which led to many other projects being set up.

The bus did indeed receive an award from the Queen, www.suewickstead.co.uk

Happy Reading!






“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Hope For Each Day: Book Review




Hope For Each Day: LadyD-Books Review

Book Description

“Every day I turn to the Bible to give me strength and wisdom for the day and hope for the future.” —Billy Graham
Let Billy Graham, one of the world’s most beloved pastors, daily guide your child in understanding the truth of Scripture and trusting God’s great love.
Hope for Each Day: 365 Devotions for Kids presents the same messages of the bestselling devotional for adults in terms children can understand. Each day’s devotion corresponds with the theme and Scripture of the adult devotional, making it easy for families to share devotional time together.
Bring Billy Graham’s cherished wisdom and message of hope home for the child you love.
Hope For Each Day

Book Review


What a wonderful devotional for older children, ages 6-10! I'm going to give a copy to my 9-year-old grandson for his birthday. It's so well organized with daily scripture reading and engaging questions for young believers. I love the bold turquoise lettering of the title for each day, the beautiful cover art, and the bright yellow bookmark.  I especially enjoy reading the questions asked for personal application, like "How do we do this?" Then, answering with "By following Jesus every day of our lives! The end notes consist of 30 Days With Jesus and 90 days Through The Bible. Plus, you will find a two-sided page for your journaling. The hardcover devotional is great for home and Sunday School library. On my grandson's special day, he will be reading 'Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." (Col. 3:15) 

5/5 stars. Highly recommend.


Hope for Each Day

I received a complimentary copy from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Happy reading!





“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Your Magnificent Chooser: Review



Book Description


We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their “magnificent chooser” that God gave them to make right choices daily. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Illustrations: Your Magnificent Chooser


Book Review


It is a beautiful journey for individuals and also for families to discover their unique dance in making choices. Once a mother says goodbye to his or her kindergartner at the bus stop, she has released her precious child to the world of choices at their school, along with their peers. There are tons of books written about the human will but what I applaud enthusiastically is John Ortberg's biblical approach to the age old battle of 'self on the throne' and the beauty of knowing God's ultimate will for us. What's so spectacular about this well-written children's story is a clear foundation in naming self, Chooser. The author successfully weaves our ability to make choices every day and farther down the road when we're a bit grown up, hopefully, we will want to choose God's very best for our lives.

Children will see whether they're shy or an extrovert, they can choose their favorite clothes to wear or when they're tired and want to go to bed. The beauty of making simple choices, like reading a book can develop into a lifelong passion in reading books. You see, your choices get better and stronger. 

I love the book. It's the right size, the right amount of pages and the illustrations are bright and refreshing. For those who find difficulty in making choices, and perhaps make some wrong choices, the heart of the story encourages you to begin anew! I highly recommend the book for home and Sunday School library. It's brilliant for little minds! You see, doing things God's way and making wise choices is the best decision and He promises He'll come and help us, too.

5/5 stars! Love the book. Highly recommend!

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.


About The Author




John Ortberg: Your Magnificent Chooser


Biography

John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of All The Places To Go; Soul Keeping; Who Is This Man?; The Me I Want to Be; Know Doubt; When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; The Life You've Always Wanted; Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them; If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; Love Beyond Reason; and (with Kevin Harney) the multimedia curriculum Old Testament Challenge. Now that their children are grown, he and his wife, Nancy enjoy surfing the Pacific to care for their souls.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale Kids (March 7, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496417429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496417428




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 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

When God Made You: Review






About When God Made You


YOU, you… God thinks about you.
God was thinking of you long before your debut.
From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.
Written in playful, charming rhyme and brought to life with vivid, fantastical illustrations, young readers will be encouraged and excited to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin create for themselves.
‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!

Listen to the children on YouTube... When God Made You.


Illustrations: When God Made You

Review


Matthew Paul Turner has successfully written an encouraging love letter to children everywhere explaining their purpose in beautiful rhyme and simple prose. Children everywhere will embrace their own uniqueness, creativeness, and special talents. On the wonderful journey of self-discovery, while learning who they are and building upon why am I here questions, excitedly the children will discover and share with one another the Biblical truths that bring them joy. The illustrations enhance the story line perfectly. Beautiful colorful detailed pages will encourage kids to dream, and to celebrate being YOU! The story is so life affirming! Children of all ages will choose to celebrate life and see that their gifts and talents can help someone else! I especially like, "So be you - fully you - a show-stopping revue. Live your life in full color, every tint, every hue!" What a marvelous foundation for parents and grandparents to share with their children that a loving God delights in the creation of every child! My favorite line in the book, "'Cause when God made you, this much is true, the world got to meet who God already knew."

5/5 stars! Loved the book. Highly recommend for home and Sunday school library.
Every child needs this book!!

I received the book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

The book will be released, February 28 and you can order it here,

When God Made You

Illustration: When God Made You




About The Author

MATTHEW PAUL TURNER is the author of sixteen books. He lives with his wife Jessica (TheMomCreative.com, The Fringe Hours) and their three children in Nashville, TN. 

He explains why he wrote the book here on YouTube. When God Made You.

DAVID CATROW is an editorial cartoonist whose vibrant illustrations have appeared in more than seventy children’s books, including several New York Times bestsellers, such as I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More and I Like Myself. He makes his home in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.


Book Illustrations: When God Made You

When God Made You: Book Illustrations

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Book Review: Good Good Father for Little Ones




Inspired by the #1 hit song “Good Good Father,” as heard on Chris Tomlin’s new album.
“Oh, I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like . . . but I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night . . . and you tell me that you’re pleased . . . and that I’m never alone. You’re a good good Father.”
Experience the truth of God’s love for His children in refreshing, heartwarming ways through the children’s board book Good Good Father for Little Ones, illustrated with stunning art by Lorna Hussey and penned by Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett.
With sweet, rhyming text, Good Good Father for Little Ones explores many of the attributes that make God such a good, good Father: like a warrior, He protects you; like a teacher, He helps you learn and grow; like a doctor, He makes you feel better; like a farmer, He provides the food you need; like a musician, He brings you joy. Most of all, a good, good Father loves you!
Based on the children’s picture book Good Good Father, this precious rhyming adaptation will leave little ones with a greater assurance that God truly is a good, good Father and they are loved by Him.

Back of Book: Good Good Father for Little Ones


Board Book

Book Review


As a grandmother of 5, I especially wanted the little ones to understand the character of God with a simple story line, word pictures they would remember, and a connection with warm illustrations. I found this charming book to do just that and more! The good news of God's love for His children has a fresh approach in comparing a Father as a lion (like a kind and fair king) who is sometimes like a warrior protecting you; like a teacher (friend), who helps you learn and grow; like a doctor (healer), who makes you feel better; like a farmer, who provides the food you need; like a musician, who brings you joy. I especially like this part being a piano teacher and playing the keyboard on worship teams for over 30 years. I love to worship and Chris Tomlin is the best! Most of all, a good, good Father (like a daddy) loves you! This story answers in a wonderful way many questions little ones have regarding what a good, good father is like. The board book has great cover art and within the 24 durable pages is a precious story that will warm hearts of all ages!

5/5 stars! Love the book! Highly recommend it!


About the Author


With 10 albums, 13 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include “How Great Is Our God,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “Our God,” and most recently, “Good Good Father,” to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20–30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship. More than anything, Chris loves being a husband to Lauren and a daddy to Ashlyn and Madison
Pat Barrett is a husband, father, songwriter, and worship leader based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the worship pastor of Grace-Midtown Church and cowriter of the #1 song “Good Good Father.” Pat also travels with Housefires, a worship expression based out of the Atlanta area.


I highly recommend this one for Sunday school and home libraries. Excellent for gift-giving, too.

Happy Reading!







 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis