Monday, January 25, 2010

The Voice New Testament

I just recieved this Bible and love it! I love the way they tell the stories in the Bible. It really is a great Bible! I hadn't expected too much out of this as when I looked it up I didn't see a lot of good reviews about it. So I was pretty sceptical when it arrived and didn't think it would be very good. Well I'm happy to report that I was wrong!! Its easy to understand and well written. I loved the screen-play type style! I say give this Bible a chance, I'm positive you won't be disappointed!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hermie & Friends: Antonio Meets His Match DVD

I just recently recieved the dvd Antonio Meets his match, by Max Lucado. My children (ages 3 and 6) were so excited to see this arrive in the mail as they love the Hermie and Friends movies!! Just like all the other Hermie and friends movies this one is excellent! Its well done and gets a clear message across about loving your neighbor! They tell the stories in a way that kids can understand and learn while enjoying the movie! In this movie new neighbors move into the garden who annoy all the bugs. All the bugs would like for these new ants to leave, but God tells them to love them instead. So we watch as the garden bugs try and put this into effect! lol. Very cute and a great dvd for children! I highly recommend it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Choice, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I started reading this book yesterday and I just couldn't put it down! It is so captivating! As I got to the middle of the book I put it down for a minute and thought that the second half would probably be really slow and not as good as the first half of the book. So much happened in the first half that I wasn't sure the author could continue the excitement on in the second half. BUT it was just as good as the first half! This book is so well written that I started and finished it all in the same day! The main character in this story is Carrie, she experiences heart ache after heart ache after the death of loved ones and finds herself needing to make a lot of choices. The choice to forgive, to love, to be loved, etc.  We see a glimps of the Amish world in this book, which while it sounds really boring, is not lol!! We hear the heart of God in this book, to love us, to show us grace and forgiveness! I found such a peace reading this book as it reminds you through out the book who God is and His love for us. This is a definate must read, I can promise that you'll love it just as much as I did!

  *Available now at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The sweet By and By, by Sara Evans

 In Sara Evans first novel we read a story about a young woman about to get married and situations that she'd rather not have come back from the past come and face her head on. It is a captivating story of facing your past and learning forgiveness!! I Did really enjoy this book once I got past the first few chapters. I found myself incredibly confused within the first few chapters about who was who and what role they played in the story and how they were related to the main character of the story. I found that very discouraging, but I encourage people to not give up there as once it gets pulled together and you figure out who's who it really is a great story! I did really enjoy this book and find it to be a great read!