Giveaway! Win A Bible Journaling Kit

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Journaling in a Bible–what a great idea!  Imagine letting the words of God inspire your creative spirit as you read scripture, or listen to a sermon.  Ever since I first heard about Journaling Bibles, I have been fascinated by the idea of them.  Now I have my very first Bible Journaling Kit.  I have had lots of fun looking it over, as well as, being inspired by it.

When the Ellie Claire Bible Journaling Kit arrived, I was excited to see what it contained.  There was a selection of four pages of phrase stickers that said things such as “Fear Not” and “Oh, how He loves you and me.”  Also included were four sheets of alphabet stickers in both upper and lower case.  I really liked the three sheets of colored tabs that allow you to easily mark specific Bible selections for quick reference.

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Additionally, there is a set of eight colored pencils.  What really sets these pencils apart from the ordinary ones are that these work like a mechanical pencil.   Except unlike the thin lead that easily breaks in mechanical pencils, the lead in these pencils is thick, and ready to stand up to even heavy-handed use.  Plus, you will never have to look for a pencil sharpener with these, just a twist of the pencil, and you are ready to use them.  There is also a nice, fine-point black archival journaling pen.  Both the pen and the pencils feel really good in your hand when using them.

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Just in case you have trouble drawing lines, a sturdy ruled page protector is ready to guide you in making a straight line every time.  It can easily be tucked into many Bibles, while everything else nicely fits into the pouch that comes with the kit.  I liked the Bible verse on the front, as well as, the adjustable strap on the back of the pouch.

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You don’t have to have an actual Journaling Bible to use a kit like this.  It all depends on how much space you would want to take up embellishing your scripture pages. The sky is the limit on what, and how, you journal.  It can be your thoughts, dreams or prayers.  Or you can draw pictures or color certain sections, it is all up to you. Journaling really makes the Bible uniquely yours, and can express how you feel God is speaking to you.  I really enjoy engaging the more creative side of myself by journaling along with my normal Bible reading.

I am happy to say I have a Bible Journaling Kit to giveaway on my blog. Fill in your email address in the Rafflecopter below.  I will only use this information to contact you if you win, and will not pass it on.  The best of luck to you.  You must be a resident in the continental USA and 18 or older.  No purchase necessary!*

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This link also offers free downloads of several coloring pages.

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“If You Were Me and Lived In….Colonial America” by Carole P. Roman

book-cover-if-you-were-me-and-live-in-colonial-america-2Wow, Pilgrim, What a Life! 

What would it have been like if your family was so unhappy in 1620 England, they moved to the  Dutch Netherlands, and then on to Colonial America?  If you were a child at that time, what experiences might you have had?  In this book, those questions, and more are answered, as seen through the eyes of young boy.

Ms. Roman does an excellent job condensing the religious reasons the Pilgrims were unhappy in England.  She brings those many facts, along with why they wanted to move to the New World, to a level a child can grasp.

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During that time, the reader will learn that popular names for a boy were Comfort and Abraham.  Mercy and Patience were often chosen for girls.  A good point is made about what those names tell about society during those years.

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colonial-america-pilgrim-children-playingLife in Colonial America had lots of hardships, including the frigid colonial-america-lobster-pilgrim-boycold the settlers experienced in the elements when they arrived, and had no shelter.  The people that landed in Plymouth faced one tragedy after another, but the discussion of that hard time was kept to an age appropriate level.  The lobster story is sure to bring a smile to every one’s face!  It was also fun to learn the games children of this time period played.

Native Americans made a big contribution to keeping the Pilgrims alive, and taught them much needed skills to live in a land very different from the one left behind.  Thankful colonists had a three day feast in the fall of 1621 to celebrate surviving and harvesting crops.  They also included invitations for the local native people to join them.  Readers will learn this celebration was the origin of Thanksgiving.

colonial-america-thanksgiving-feast   Reading this book is a good way to learn the many reasons why the Pilgrims made their journey, along with what daily life was like, and the sacrifices that were made to live in the new land.  I think it is good to understand what went into making the land that today is called the United States.  It should also make young readers aware of how fortunate they are to be living in modern times.

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The author did an amazing job wrangling so much information into a child-friendly volume that is written in a narrative way.  Which, I believe, makes it easier for children to read and understand.  Lots of illustrations are found throughout the book.  A glossary, along with a short summary of the period’s influential people is included in the back.  This five-star book would be perfect for ages seven to fourteen, or anyone wanting an overview of Colonial America.

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The author has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of If Your Were Me and Lived In….Colonial America, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Giveaway! “Christmas Love Letters from God Bible Stories” by Glenys Nellist

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Just in time for Christmas!

book-cover-christmas-love-letters-from-godThis adorable children’s book contains the Biblical version of the Christmas story written in a captivating way.  Since this volume is geared toward ages four to eight, the story is told in simple language that a child will understand.  There is an abundance of beautiful illustrations done in brilliant colors that will appeal to little ones.  This over-sized volume has high quality paper that is ready to stand up to many years of “love” and happy reading.

Little ones will find plenty of interaction between the covers of this hard backed book. That christmas-love-letters-angel-picture-copyis because this is a lift-the-flap book.  Scattered throughout the story are flaps, which when lifted, will reveal a letter from God underneath.   Each letter summarizes the story in a very down to earth way.  The letters can also be personalized by writing the child’s name on the blank at the top of each one.

The author presents the story with everyday examples that children will relate to.  Ms. Nellist uses the twinkling stars in the night sky as a reminder of the real light of the world.  She christmas-love-letter-mary-joseph-jesus-in-stable-copy-2compares the happy feeling that comes from hearing Christmas carols to the joy Mary felt inside herself when hearing about Jesus.  By doing that, this narrative becomes very real to both the child, as well as, the one doing the reading. 

I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful and delightful this book would be, it was a real pleasure to view.  From the first look at the cover, to the surprise of finding flaps that reveal letters underneath, reading this book is a memorable adventure.  The simple, but complete, retelling of the Christmas story, along with the enchanting  illustrations, will make all hearts ready for this special time of the year.  I would highly recommend Christmas Love Letters for every child as a five-plus star book that will become a staple for years to come. 

christmas-love-letter-mary-joseph-jesus-in-stable-copy-3The author, Glenys Nellist, is offering a FREE DIY Nativity Cut Out Scene, from Christmas Love Letters from God, when you subscribe to her email list! Simply visiglenysnellist.com and fill in the form to the right. 

 Win a free copy!

christmas-love-letters-giveaway-2I am happy to say I have a copy of Christmas Love Letters to giveaway. Fill in your email address in the Rafflecopter below.  I will only use this information to contact you if you win, and will not pass it on.  The best of luck to you.  You must be a resident in the continental US or Canada.  No purchase necessary!*

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“If You Were Me and Lived In The American West” by Carole P. Roman

book-cover-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-the-american-westTrails West!

What was it like to cross the 1843 American prairie in a covered wagon, and start a new life in The West?  Be prepared to be transported back in time to witness what an Ohio family of four, consisting of a mom, dad, a daughter and son, encountered–both the good and the bad.  The story is recounted through the eyes of the son, a twelve year old boy, and is written in a very easy to read manor.  In fact, the book almost reads like a travel log instead of a dusty, boring history book.

For instance, the reader will learn the travelers had to make sure they brought enough food with them to cover a trip from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon.  It was at least a five month trip, and there would be no where to buy supplies after they left Missouri.  Oxen were used to pull the wagon because they were cheaper to purchase than horses.  Plus, carrying feed for horses would take up valuable wagon space and cost money.  The oxen could eat grass.

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The boy talks of the excitement of running alongside the fur trapper who was the trail guide for the group.  He also liked playing with the many other children at night after the wagons made camp, along with the vast number of twinkling stars that shown down on him every night.  Once they arrived in Oregon, his parents got 640 acres of land free from the government if they would farm it.

But he also remembers that many people died along the way.  The end of the trip, was the columbia-river-free-useworst because of the scary crossing of the Columbia River.  Getting their farm brought hardships, too, including the need for him to permanently leave school to take over his injured father’s workload.

This is a great book to give young people an overview of wagon train and pioneer history.  It doesn’t seem like an educational book, but more of a narrative.  But lots of learning goes on in this fifty-eight page volume that is geared to seven to fourteen year olds.  I was surprised to discover things I didn’t know as well, and had fun reading it!  There are lots of colorful illustrations along with an extensive glossary, and a list of famous people of the West in the back. I highly recommend this kid-friendly 5-star book to youngsters, or anyone who works with them.

The author has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of If Your Were Me and Lived In….The American West, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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“A Night of Great Joy” by Mary Engelbreit

book-cover-a-night-of-great-joy-2Merry Christmas!

This beautifully illustrated, hard-backed book tells the story of a children’s Christmas pageant.  In the true whimsical style of the author, many of the scenes have something that has gone wrong–two of the children are fighting over one lamb, a child is laughing on stage, and one of the characters is about to fall asleep during their “act.”

Every one of thirty-two pages in this sturdy, over-sized book contain brightly colored illustrations in the artist’s trademark style.  The story itself is based on the Biblical story of Jesus’ birth.  The cover is a feast for the eyes since it has the beautiful colors from inside the volume along with one of the artist’s illustration.  But it also has glitter and book-a-night-of-great-joy-the-animalssome wonderful pops of shiny red paper.  It is sure to catch the attention of little eyes when they are selecting a book.

A Night of Great Joy, of course, was made for children, ages 4 to 8 in particular, and they will adore this book!   But fans of Mary Engelbreit have no age limits, so this delightful book is really for children of all ages (otherwise known as adults).  Whether you are getting this to read with a child in your life, or purchasing it for yourself, this five-star book will proclaim the true Christmas story in a beautiful and fun way.  I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christmas.

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Zonderkidz has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of A Night of Great Joy, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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“Tangled Webs” by Irene Hannon

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Take two people that have each retreated to remote cabins trying to overcome some traumatic events in their past, add in some possible underwater treasure, along with a secret meth lab–and you have a story that is getting more exciting by the minute.

Finn McGregor is a former Army Ranger whose path crosses that of New Yorker Dana Lewis’ when her screams in the night echo throughout the peaceful forest.  His attempt to rescue her is the beginning of a fragile friendship between them.  But both of them carry burdens from their past that might make it impossible to connect in a meaningful way.cabin-in-woods-free-use-copy

Just as Finn and Dana might be making some positive steps in overcoming their problems, some disturbing incidents start taking place.  First, Dana’s deck is vandalized and her canoe is ruined by holes drilled in the bottom.  Shortly afterward, a fire breaks out on her property that is obviously arson.  Finn is also sure that someone has been watching them when they were floating out on the lake.  Who is behind all of this?

Although Chief Burnett has been contacted about all of these things, his investigation never seems to get anywhere.  In fact, he seems to encourage Dana to pack up and leave.  But the Chief has problems of his own.  He is burdened with trying to pay for his wife’s expensive care at an Alzheimer’s home.  He has sold and mortgaged everything he has, and now has thirty days before she will be kicked out.  When he is contacted about the location of items from a robbery decades earlier, will he give in to the temptation to robber-cartoon-free-usekeep it to pay for his wife’s care?

Wayne Phelps is tired of small town life, and has hit on a way to make enough money to finance a new life somewhere else.  But his method of money making isn’t exactly legal, and if he can’t convince Chief Burnett to look the other way, everything will be over for him.  That makes Wayne feel cornered and very dangerous.   And dangerous people can make decisions that can hurt a lot of people.

Will Finn be able to figure out who is behind all the things happening to Dana before she gets hurt?  Will Finn be put in danger himself right after he has begun healing both physically and mentally?  Or will the best thing be for both Finn and Dana to move on as the Chief suggests?

This was an exciting story that had a lot of twists and turns.  I also liked that it was located in a small Missouri town, with lots of interesting characters.  The moral battle the Chief faces was very realistic, and it was easy to identify with his feelings.  It was also easy to understand what it would be like for Dana after all the things that had happened to her.  I really appreciated that many of the characters had a real faith in God, and tried to live their life in a way that honored Him.  Finn’s relationships with his brothers, and the importance of his family was really uplifting.  I recommend this 5-star book to anyone who enjoys fast-paced, suspenseful tales.

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Revell Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Tangled Webs, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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“The Devoted” by Suzanne Woods Fisher

book-cover-the-devotedIs The Grass Any Greener On The Other Side?

Do you ever daydream about being part of the Amish people, enjoying their close community and strong family ties? That is how Patrick Kelly feels, and he has come to Stoney Ridge to live among them for thirty days.  While there, he wants to learn their language and how to drive a buggy, and be ready to convert at the end of his stay.

Ruthie Stoltzfus thinks Patrick is just one more outsider that wants to try-out the Amish lifestyle, who–like all the others–will quickly run away when he experiences how hard life is without modern conveniences.  She believes being Amish is a life of drudgery and hard work, and can’tamish-horses-pulling-plow-free-use understand why anyone would willingly want to join them.  Seventeen-year- old Ruthie wants to do something significant with her life, and does not think that could happen as a Plain person.

During Patrick’s time in Stoney Ridge, he finds things aren’t quite as perfect as he thought Amish living would be.  At the same time, Ruthie finds that Amish life looks a lot different when viewing it through Patrick’s eyes.  Will the slightly built Patrick find Amish life is too hard for him, and leave before the thirty days are up?  Will Ruthie allow her trouble making suitor to drag her down with his poor choices?  Will Ruthie and Patrick ever become friends, maybe even more than friends?

mynah-bird-mouth-open-free-use-copyThis story will draw you in right away.  The scripture quoting bird, Nyna the Mynah, is hilarious, so are the apprentices at the buggy shop, and Jesse’s tongue-tied fate every time a certain girl is around.   Serious subjects such as an unexplained death, alcohol abuse, and the heartache of a young man suffering from a fatal disease are also included in this tale.  There is even the interesting problem of too much prosperity causing the Amish to be less generous than when they lived in want.  The kindly local Bishop, who is Ruthie’s Dad, shepherds them through it all with lots of prayer, as well as, turning to the Bible for inspiration.

I have read many Amish books, and really enjoy the genre, but The Devoted is by far one of my favorites.  You will have a smile on your face when you finish this heart-warming tale.  Although this is book three in The Bishop’s Family series, this installment stands on its own.  But I bet you will want to read the others, because this one is really that good!  This is a five-plus star book that I highly recommend.  Whether you enjoy Amish themed stories, or just well-written fiction, you will be very happy with this book.

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Revell Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of The Devoted, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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“Moments with the Savior” By Ken Gire

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Although this amazing book is considered a devotional, it is so much more.  It is heavy, both literally and figuratively, because there is a lot packed into its pages.  The beautiful padded cover has strong pages made of premium paper that are easy to turn, the entire book is very well made.  There are sixty-six topics that range from Mary being told by the Angel Gabriel that she would give birth to the Savior, to the subjects of forgiveness, guilt and Jesus’ Ascension.

Each chapter contains three areas.  The first section has the scripture that will be studied.  It is followed by the meditation section which discusses the Bible passage in an interesting, and easy to read way.  The final section is a prayer that applies the scripture and discussion to the reader in today’s world.god-sky-writing-free-use-copy

All of the chapters makes good points about the chosen scripture, and is done in a way that will capture your attention.  Many of the points made about familiar incidents in the Bible were ones I had never considered before.  That made this book very interesting for me, and I think anyone reading it would have the same experience.

Each topic will make you think, and the words will give you peace.  Because this is such a pretty book to look at, with such insight between its pages, it would make a lovely gift.  I highly recommend this five-plus star book to bicycle-with-praise-the-lord-written-on-fender-free-useanyone wanting a closer look at the Bible, or to get new insights into the heart of God.  You will be blessed by it.

Zondervan Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Moments with the Savior, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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“The Wedding Shop” by Rachel Hauck

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Two women’s stories of love and loss are separated by decades, yet an abandoned building in Heart’s Bend unites them both.   Cora Scott is a business owner, an unusual position to have in a small southern town in the 1930’s.  Haley Morgan, living in today’s time period, has been an over-achiever all her life.  That has given her the drive to finish college, join the military, and become an officer before retiring to her hometown.

Smart in business and passionately in love with a sea captain, Cora doesn’t understand why his promises of marriage never materialize.  As the years pass, a local farmer, Birch Good, continues to try to win her heart despite her discouragement.  When The Great Depression hits, Cora loses more than money.  She is betrayed by both love and family as well.sad-face-crying-free-use

Haley has reached all the life-goals she has gone after, except one–romance.  She has had love, but it came at a cost she never thought she would have to pay.  What she did for that love changed her into someone she couldn’t stand.  The death of her best friend, Tammy, was the catalyst that brought her home.  Now she hopes to redeem herself by keeping the childhood promise she made to Tammy.

Haley plans to re-open the wedding shop that once made Heart’s Bend famous throughout the South.  That is when her trouble really begins.  From locking horns with a corporation that wants the property for a parking lot, to an unethical city employee who holds her permits “hostage,” to dealing with her mother’s animosity towards the project, Haley has her work cut out for her.  Additionally, the building is falling apart around her.

wedding-dress-on-mannequin-2-free-useWill Haley be able to be successful despite all of the people fighting against her?  Will Cora ever give Birch a chance, or will he tire of waiting, and find someone else?  Will either woman be able to put past hurts aside, and move on to a better life?

Both women’s stories in this book will pull you in, and tug at your heart.  I especially liked Cora’s tale because it was set in a by-gone period, and the author really brought that era to life.  It had lots of twists and turns and didn’t end the way I thought–and I liked that!   Both Cora and Haley face some of the same disappointments in life, and it was interesting to see how they handled that in their separate time periods.  I always appreciate when a story, like this one, is written from a Christian perspective.  The Wedding Shop is the second installment in The Heart’s Bend Series, but this story stands on its own.  This 5 plus star book is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys romances, historical stories or well-written fiction.

Zondervan Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of The Wedding Shop, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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“When Love Arrives” by Johnnie Alexander

book-cover-when-love-arrivesI’ve Got a Secret–or Two!

Brett Somers is handsome, rich and self-assured, and despite never meeting him, Dani is sure he is also cocky and selfish.  She plans to put him in his place, publically.   Following him, and secretly taking pictures of him might be considered stalking, but Dani believes she is justified in doing it.   However, when she begins to put her plan into action, everything starts falling apart.

Somehow, in the midst of her revenge campaign, Brett camera-free-usestarts talking with her.  Meeting him, let alone having a conversation with him, was never part of her plan.  Before she knows it, Dani is swept away by him, and finds they have many things in common.  To make it worse, Dani discovers Brett and her are forming a relationship.  At the very least, they have become friends, but possibly even more than friendship is growing between them.

Dani finds herself in quit a predicament.  Although she had been determined to dislike Brett, she finds herself caring for him, a lot.  Also, because of him, she has a good job and a safe place to live.  If the truth comes out about her original plans to discredit him, or if her mother’s name is discovered, Dani is sure all the good things in her life will tumble down like a house of cards.  Can Dani keep her secrets from Brett?  If Brett discovers the truth, can he forgive her?  Will Brett show her mercy since, in the past, he kept lots of secrets house-of-cards-free-usehimself?

This story-line captured my attention from the beginning.  When Love Arrives is the second installment of the Misty Willow series.  With some reservations, this book can be enjoyed without reading the first one.  That is because there are a few story-lines from book one that are never quite explained in this one, leaving the reader frustrated.  I did not care for how many things brought out “the green eyed monster” in Dani.  It made me wonder how she could possibly be a likable person with so many jealousy issues.  Also note the plot includes an out-of-wedlock child, and a past promiscuous lifestyle.  Details about it are not given, and the behavior is treated as something that brought pain and difficult consequences.   This 4-star book is recommended to those who like modern-day romances written from a Christian point-of-view.

Revell Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of When Love Arrives, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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