Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Simple, Yet Deep

In their book, MAY IT BE SO, Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson have written a powerful, easy to read, yet, take it slow book about the Lord's Prayer.  It's a simple book, following the progression of the Lord's Prayer, but there are so many stopping points that this becomes a deeply introspective book.

I've had to stop on many occasions just to slow myself down and think and feel what the Lord is calling for me to do and how to act in my life.

After phrase of the Lord's Prayer, there a few pages of thoughts and notes, then comes the good stuff . . . as there are simple pictures and simple comments, such as - -

  • May I more clearly see my filters, blinds spots and biases, so that I might recognize goodness, truth and beauty beyond them.
  • May those I love know it unquestioningly.
  • May I come to see those living around me as neighbors, and may the word neighbor come to mean "beloved."
Many of these made me stop and pause and reflect on their words.  This is powerful, simple, yet very thought provoking book.  Which I highly recommend.

I received this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an open and honest review.

Priceless Keepsake!

Dear Grandchild, This is Me is a priceless book.  It is a gift from a grandparent or grandparents to their grandchild.  It is the grandparents who answer the questions in the book and give this to their grandchild.

Some of the questions are so great, because as a child you don't often remember what your favorite snack or favorite toys were.  The book can be modified and added to by the grandparent, as well.  It's a great way to look back at your family, family tree, your history, which is so important to so many people. 

There are letters that the grandparents can put into special envelopes in the book too.  It's a fun book, well done, and is a hard cover book as well.  The colors are great, engaging and fun.  I also like the fact that the grandparents writing is contained in the book which is a great way to remember their unique penmanship.

I would highly recommend this book.

I received this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest and objective review.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Practical Reminders for Parents of Teens

This is really a pretty easy review.  I quickly read through the first 5 chapters of RAISING SUCCESSFUL TEENS in one sitting.  This is a very practical book!  It is straight forward, without fancy and crazy illustrations.  Jeffrey Dean has written an important book which Christian parents need to read.  He doesn't pull any punches.  He explains the role of the mother, as well as the role of the father.  He talks about the importance of the family unit.  He does speak to single parent families.  He is relevant on his topics, including chapters on media, cell phones, dating and sex.  He has an addendum in the back of the book which should have been moved closer to the front about boys respecting girls/women.  That's an important and relevant topic, not to be tucked away in the back of the book (not that Jeffrey was trying to hide it, but it could have been included in other sections)

Overall, this is an excellent book, which I highly recommend. 
I received this book from Multnomah Press in exchange for an honest review.

Fun Kids Devotional

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