Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jesus Calling Devotional

If you are searching for a quick, easy to read, but moving devotional to help you better understand and experience the call of Christ in your life, then this devotional is a great starting point.  Sarah Young has a way with words and devotionals.  This is no exception.  In this devotional, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, she has another devotional which will help you draw closer to the One who calls you.

There is a devotional for everyday, and there are 3 scripture passages at the end of the daily reading.  The devotions have a personal feel to them.  In a sense, you feel as if Jesus is the One who is penning these words.

There is also a cloth cover which makes this even more attractive to be given as a gift, especially with Mother’s Day coming up.

I would highly recommend this devotional.

I received this devotional from Booklook bloggers in exchange for an honest review.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Journal of Grace

In her journal A Standard of Grace, Emily Ley gives the reader and journaller some food for thought.  Or better yet, some grace for thought.  On the back cover she states, "I will hold myself to a standard of Grace, not perfection."  That's a powerful statement since too many of us are self condemning.

This journal is an attempt to help the reader to write down some of the more positive aspects of what is occurring in their lives.  The journal is designed to help readers to discover their hopes and dreams as they spend time reflecting upon their current stage of life. 

The journal is divided into 52 weeks of 2 devotions per week.  As with most journals, the reader can go at whatever pace works for them.  There are short devotions and scriptures throughout the book.  The pages are thick and filled with colored pictures as well, which makes this a very attractive book.

Overall, this is an excellent journal for women focusing on giving themselves . . . grace.

I received this book from booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Maxwell Leadership Bible

John Maxwell is one of my favorite authors when it comes to leadership principles, so I was interested in The Maxwell Study Bible.  Throughout the Bible there are references and various leadership principles and nuggets for the reader.  They are cross referenced so you can so other links which relate to that principle as well.

The Bible comes in a hardcover and is very nicely put together.  I especially appreciated the font size as it is very readable, unlike many other newer Bibles.

Now, this Bible does not have a concordance and maps, etc. as most Bibles do, however, I do not see that as the purpose of this Bible.  This is a more specialized Bible for the person who is looking to grow as a leader and find leadership principles as they read the Bible. 

Overall, this is well done!

I received this Bible from booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Bride's Bible


The NKJV Bride's Bible is very elegantly done.  It is small, and easily fits into someone's purse or bag.  In many respects, while it is elegant, it is also a no frills Bible.  I don't say that in a negative way.  There are no introductions to books of the Bible, no maps, etc.  There is a 1 year reading plan and a section called 30 Days with Jesus.

The font is small, at 6.5.  So, it was difficult for me to read, but for others, maybe not as difficult.

There is a very well done leather look a like cover in white.  The words of Jesus are in red as well.  There is also a section in the beginning for recording important dates.

This is a very nice looking Bible, one which can be given to a bride on her wedding day as part of a present.

I received this Bible from booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Devotional for Young Kids!

The Stop and Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families is a fun and quick devotional for families with younger children.  There are 52 Devotions for a short weekly devotion to be completed as a family.

This is a hardcover book with glossy pages which are well constructed.  Each devotional follows the same format, in the same color scheme - 

Stop and Read - tells the Bible story in about 1-2 pages.
Think and Talk - gives some discussion and questions to talk about as a family.
Green Means Go! is the section which gives an example of a way to put the lesson into action.

As you can see, the colors are red, yellow and green.  

The green means go section is age appropriate, as this book is designed for 

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3

  • Once again, this is a nice devotional for young families.

I received this book from booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Eat Live Thrive Diet Book

While I am a man, I was interested in reading this book about diet, because I try to make healthy decisions about what I eat and there's always something to learn.  I was impressed with this book, Eat Live Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism, by Danne Demetre and Robyn Thomson.

I found that the book is really easy to read and follow.  So many diet book are not, and that was important to me.  They have a great deal of simple information which should help a person who is trying to eat healthier.  It's design is for those who are at the midlife point.

There were a number of tasty sounding recipes in the back of the book which appear interesting.

They do discuss the spiritual aspects, but this really is not a Christian self help diet book.  It's really a plan on how to better manage what you eat and honoring Christ.

I received this book from WaterBrook Press in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, March 04, 2019

Excellent Study Bible

I was really thrilled to receive THE WIERSBE STUDY BIBLE (NKJV).  This is definitely a study Bible.  As there are study notes on every page.  They are filled with the scholarship you would expect from Warren Wiersbe, author of the "BE-commentaries."

There are 2,176 pages in this Bible, so it is thick and not always easy to carry around if you have lots of other books.  But this is a must have Bible.

There is a great concordance in the back of the Bible, about 300 pages worth, along with maps.  Each book has a short introduction to help the reader become acquainted with the book of the Bible. 

One other thing that really sold me on this Bible was the font size.  Some Bibles have really small fonts, but this one was very readable, and I didn't need my glasses to read.  Obviously, the study notes are smaller in size, but still readable.

Overall, this is an excellent Bible.  One I would highly recommend purchasing.

I received this Bible from booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Jesus Calling Devotional

If you are searching for a quick, easy to read, but moving devotional to help you better understand and experience the call of Christ in y...