Monday, March 21, 2016


Jennifer Kennedy Dean is an author who seems to live and breathe the Word.  Her books are life-changing and resonate with so many readers on a deep level.  Her latest book, Synced, is no exception.  She explores what it means to live in Sync with God in depth through this book and she's not afraid to go deep.  By showing examples from Jesus' life - his life of prayer and being in a constant flow of power by being in the places where God had a plan for him - we, as readers, can see what it means to live connected to Jesus and see this power in our own lives.  There are even present day examples included to encourage readers that God is working and is real in our lives. 

As a believer, I truly feel many of us are not as "in tune" as we ought to be to the voice of God.  This book challenges that - encouraging us to find ways to be in sync and tuned to the voice of our creator.  Her teachings are not prosperity-gospel however, as she seeks to show how God can work when we are connected to Him, listening to His voice, and willing to go where He shows us.

Blog Tour Landing -

Dean1 *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Finding God in the Ruins

Matt Bays has written a book that still lingers with me long after I've read it.  Finding God in the Ruins is a powerful book that shows how God can redeem pain and suffering for His good.  I was so impressed with this - I think it has information that resonates with everyone - we've all had some sort of pain or suffering and, if we are being honest, have asked what good can come of it.  Instead of abandoning your faith during a trial, this book shows how it's possible to discover God, the God who heals, in the midst of pain.  What a picture of redemption!  A powerful book with something for everyone who reads it.

*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review on my blog.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

A Box of Chronicle Books!

Here are some titles you DO NOT want to miss in book world!

Follow the Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson is a fabulous children's book.  It is the story of a little girl who finds a baby sea turtle who is not near the ocean.  This prompts her to ask why he is so far from the water and leads to her discovery that the beach houses, with their lights on at night, are luring the turtles away from the water.  The community kids work together to get their whole community excited about helping the turtles.  I loved the story and the illustrations are watercolor that fit perfectly with the story.

Let's Play by Herve Tullet is a fun, interactive book that kids just love.  We have Press Here and Mix It up!, his other titles as well and kids are always begging to be read these over and over.  The illustrations are simple and yet so clever that kids are drawn to the feel and interactiveness of the book.  HIGHLY recommend these!

This is Not a Picture Book!  by Sergio Ruzzier is quite a romp!  Little ones will love this - they will be talking back to the book and that's what we love - interaction!  And I love how the story starts even before the title page - Clever!  This is an adorable picture book with even more adorable pictures!

For the younger set - the Cozy Classics by Jack and Holman Wang are board books, based on classic stories, with only one word per page.  At first glance, I wondered how much these would be used, but what I LOVE about these is not that they introduce the children to a classic, but that they broaden vocabulary!  The pictures as illustrations are also endearing in these baby board books.  I liked these FAR more than I thought I might!

* I was sent copies by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.

Friday, March 04, 2016

And It Was Beautiful

When someone dies of cancer and can still call it a gift that, to me, says, "Sit up and take notice!"  That is the life of Kara Tippetts.  She co-authored Just Show Up - a book that is a wonderful resource when dealing with friends and family who may be to love them in a meaningful way, taking in all of Kara's experience after having fought a fight with cancer.  Her latest book, And It Was Beautiful, is composted of  Kara's words, but published after her death.  Most of the writings were published on her blog previously but are now compiled in this tribute to her life.  Kara's writing is heart-felt and deeply thought-provoking.  Read it and be encouraged. 

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* I was sent a copy of the book by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Good Good Father

You may have heard the song....but have you seen the video?

What a fabulous reminder - we all need this one! In Chris' words, "We all have a picture of who we think God is. When we get down to the foundation of what we believe, the truth is that God is exactly who He says He is - a good, good Father."

NOW - go enter the giveaway!

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