Monday, November 7, 2016

Doodletopia Fairies- Book Review

I received this book free from blogging for books in exchange for this review.

I originally thought that this was a coloring book or possibly a "finish the doodle" book, but it's honestly a book of step by step instructions to draw your own fairies. It may be my own lack of skill, but I found the "doodles" to be time-consuming and somewhat difficult. However, I think its a great tool to improve on your drawing skills.

Book Review: When Others Shuddered by Jamie Janosz

This book tells the stories of eight women with great faith who did great things. The best part? They acknowledge God as the reason for their success.

I was surprised by the fact that I hadn't heard of many of these women before reading this book. In fact, all but one was an unfamiliar name. Each woman and her story differed from the other. They all had very different lives and trials to overcome. However, they all shared the same faith. It's the kind of faith that tells us that God has a plan and we have no need to worry when he is in control.

It's very refreshing to read about women with great faith throughout history. I feel like women can often be overlooked when thinking about people in history with great faith. It's also encouraging to see that other women have achieved such levels of faith and it's possible for all of us as well.

I received this book for free from Moody Publishers in exchange for this honest review.

A Book Review: Earth Psalms by Francine Rivers and Karin Stock Buursma

I received this book for free from Tyndale publishers in exchange for this honest book review.

This book is designed to be a weekly devotional, but I choose to read it daily. I do think it would best serve as a tool for small groups since they typically meet on a weekly basis. However, I found it beneficial to add to my daily reading.

My favorite thing about this book is the wonderful photographs throughout. They are all very bright and beautiful. This devotional surely gave me a new appreciation for nature and the beauty that God has created.

Each devotional starts with a verse. The body of the devotional is a story about a time the author experienced something to do with nature that can be related to the verse and topic of the weekly devotional. It also includes reflect (questions related to the reading), apply (some instructions to apply the reading directly to your life), and a prayer.

I suggest this book to anyone and everyone, but especially those who would use it in small groups.