Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible!

The Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible is sure to be a hit with girls! This fabulous material is on everything from pillows to T-shirts. The "mermaid" sequins change color right before your eyes. Girls will love the design and will want to carry the Sparkle and Change Bibles with them everywhere!
This Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible features rainbow sequins that change color depending on which way your child swipes. It’s double the fun! It’s perfect for kids ages 6 to 10 to take to Sunday school, read with the family, or study on their own.
The ICB, the first Bible translation created specifically for children, is easy for children to read and understand with a third-grade reading level and is typeset in a large, readable font.  The Bible text is set in ten-point type, with bold in-text subject heads that help kids easily find the passages they are looking for. Also included are boldface words that correspond with a dictionary and concordance entry to explain word definitions. A great new feature in this updated setting is more than 300 key verses that are highlighted throughout the Bible for kids to read and learn. The beautifully illustrated insert pages are in a style that children love and will delight their imaginations, including topics such as:
  • A Bible timeline
  • A presentation page
  • A place to keep favorite Bible verses
  • Bible maps
  • Articles on topics such as how Jesus loves them, knowing Jesus better, and how to pray, etc.
Your young girls will love this Bible.  If they are into rainbows or coloring and want to read a Bible which seems "fully alive" and shouldn't a Bible appear that way!!  Since the Bible is fully alive?!  It really is easy to read and the font is a good size as well at just under a 9 point font, but seems bigger than that.

Your girl will love her Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible!

Details about this Bible are ~ 
  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 5
  • Hardcover: 1312 pages

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

Non-Traditional Catholic Bible

This Bible is amazing!  Yes, I'm a Baptist Pastor, but this is a Bible I would read, or would be great for presents for Christmas for someone who wants to read the Bible and is creative.  There is a great deal of richness to this Bible.  While the NLT is not my preferred Bible, it still is rich with meaning for who God is, and the story about Jesus.

Introducing Tyndale’s newest addition to the bestselling
Inspire line, and the first ― and only ― Catholic coloring Bible. The Inspire Catholic Bible features over 450 beautiful Scripture line-art illustrations to color plus two-inch-wide lightly ruled margins with extra space to write notes and reflections or to draw and create original art. Inspire’s generous 8.65-point font is larger and more readable than most other journaling Bible fonts, and the high-quality white Bible paper is great for colorers and creative Bible journalers of all skill levels.

Inspire Catholic Bible’s New Living Translation text has been approved by the Catholic Church for personal reading and features the official Imprimatur. The Holy Bible, New Living Translation, communicates God’s Word powerfully to all who read it, and Inspire is a wonderful legacy Bible for readers to record their faith journey.

This Bible is amazing!  Yes, I'm a Baptist Pastor, but this is a Bible I would read, or would be great for presents for Christmas for someone who wants to read the Bible and is creative.  There is a great deal of richness to this Bible.  While the NLT is not my preferred Bible, it still is rich with meaning for who God is, and the story about Jesus.

I would highly recommend this Bible for all this interested in a nontraditional Catholic Bible.

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


Spiritual Friendships

Becoming Gertrude: How our Friendships Shape Our Faith, is written by Janice Peterson.  When I received this book, I did not realize Janice is the spouse of Eugene Peterson.  He greatly influenced me as a pastor, and I greatly appreciated reading this book. 

Becoming Gertrude focuses on how we can develop spiritual friendships.  For Janice it started with her neighbor, Gertrude Floyd, who invited her over for some lemonade, and a great friendship developed.  This book is filled with easy to do, practical ideas for reaching out in order to become spiritual friends. 

There are only 5 chapters in this book ~
Caring: Choosing to See Others
Acceptance: Receiving What Is Offered
Service: Caring in Action
Hospitality: Reaching Out and Bringing In
Encouragement: Building Others Up

The actual book is only 119 pages, but is filled with great wisdom, passed on with gentleness and power!

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Maxwell Leadership Bible!

The NKJV - The Maxwell Leadership Bible: Lessons in Leadership from the Word of God by John Maxwell is an excellent resource tool.  I have the first edition of the Leadership Bible and find this edition to be an excellent update.

Features include ~ 

  • Now available in Thomas Nelson’s NKJV Comfort Print® typeface
  • Over 120 “Profiles in Leadership” lessons drawn from the people of the Bible
  • Hundreds of compelling short articles and notes on mentoring and influence
  • A complete reference index to the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader
  • Easy-to-read 10-point print size

I enjoy reviewing Bibles because I want to see what is out there which can help Christ followers better grow in Christ.  I have been a long time fan of Maxwell's writings.  And in this Bible there are many nuggets of leadership truth available to the reader.
Maxwell takes the "21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader", another of his best-selling leadership concepts and partners it with some of the well known, and not so well known characters throughout Scripture.
Hundreds of compelling short articles and notes on mentoring and influence, and there are over 120 “Profiles in Leadership” lessons drawn from the people of the Bible.
Not only are there positive ways we can do leadership, but he looks at some of the shortcomings we find ourselves in, areas such as pride, envy and a me-only attitude are some examples. 
Overall, this is an excellent Bible.  Do remember, this is not a study Bible.
I received this Bible from Booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest opinion.

I'm Possible!

The book, I'm Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose , by Jeremy Cowart was an excellent book.  The book is abo...