Reviews by Christy
On 5/19 Christy wrote: I am constantly trying to find ways to encourage my daughter to grow in her faith and let her relationship with God help her navigate the ups and downs of these transitional tween years. So when I saw that there was a new devotional book out for tweens that helped them grow in knowledge and confidence ... none
On 1/12 Christy wrote: Prayers that Changed History, by Tricia Goyer, is a book written on a children's level with information about 25 men and women from history that God used to change the world. Information is given about their lives, but a focus is given on their prayers. Each chapter includes their story, "something ... Great book to teach children about prayer
On 8/5 Christy wrote: I was thrilled when I recently saw a new Bible coming out for the tween girl age group, as my almost 10-year old has been wanting another Bible for awhile. This Bible, published by Zonderkids with extras compiled by Nancy Rue, is a great resource to help 8-12 year old girls to dig deeper into God's Word. ... Great Bible to help tween girls grow in their faith
On 7/8 Christy wrote: In the book, Cushatt shares her difficult journey through divorce, remarriage and the blending of a family, cancer, becoming an empty nester, and then foster care. Through many unexpected twists and turns, and even more unknowns, she uses humor and her faith in God to share her story of pain, loss, and ... Beautiful, raw honesty through life's struggles
On 5/24 Christy wrote: Amy Julia Becker’s book, Small Talk: Learning from My Children About What Matters Most, is a beautiful memoir of Becker’s life and the conversations, reflections and applications she’s taken from daily life as a mother of three young children. She takes her readers on her journey of parenting through ... Such an encouragement!
On 12/4 Christy wrote: I recently had the chance to review The Best Party Book Ever, from the editors of FaithGirlz! and Girls' Life magazine. Or should I say, I tried to take the time to review it, but my 9-year old daughter kept snatching it from me. She absolutely loved this book and will be referencing it quite often in ... So well done and fun!
On 9/12 Christy wrote: This book tackles the controversy over Jesus' statement in Matthew 26:11, "The poor you will always have with you," and presents ways that the Church can help end worldwide poverty in this generation. It also equips the reader with practical tools such as buying fair trade products, supporting small ... "The poor you will always have with you
On 2/23 Christy wrote: I received this book, Whatever You Grow up to Be, in the mail to review, and it was just so sweet and cute that I dropped everything we were doing to read it right away to my little boys! Karen Kingsbury, the author of this book for children, is one of my favorite adult Christian fiction writers. I've ... so sweet!
On 2/6 Christy wrote: Written by three counselors, Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan have nailed it with this book on encouraging and challenging ways to be an intentional parent. The 11 chapters included topics like being a patient parent, a consistent parent, a playful parent, and a merciful parent. Within ... Such a great tool!
On 2/17 Christy wrote: I recently had the opportunity to read an ebook copy of the fiction book Come to the Table, by Neta Jackson. I loved the Yada Yada Prayer Group books by this same author, so I jumped at the opportunity to read more fiction from her. Perhaps because I had not read the previous book in this series, this ... Book review - Come to the Table
On 1/18 Christy wrote: I recently had the opportunity to read the book Twelve Unlikely Heroes, by John MacArthur. This book breaks apart the stories of the following biblical characters: Enoch, Joseph, Miriam, Gideon, Samson, Jonathan, Jonah, Esther, John the Baptist, James, Mark and Onesimus. Historical background is included, ... Book review - Twelve Unlikely Heroes
On 9/2 Christy wrote: 3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected I recently had the chance to finish reading Marilyn Meberg's book Constantly Craving. I say finish instead of read, because this book took me a long time to get through. It was not what I expected. Meberg deals with the longing that everyone feels in always wanting ... Not what I expected
On 2/6 Christy wrote: I recently had the chance to review the book Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together, by Mark and Grace Driscoll. This book is a brutally honest look from a firsthand perspective at the difficulties and joys of marriage, and how to make marriage last through the years. While ... Book Review - Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll
On 12/7 Christy wrote: I recently had the chance to review the book called 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know, by Kay West. I thought before I read this book that this was more of a book of helpful information on how to teach these things to a young lady, but it was actually written to young ladies everywhere. The chapters ... Book Review - 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know
On 9/4 Christy wrote: I recently had the chance to review the book entitled One Call Away, A Memoir, by Brenda Warner. Throughout the book, Brenda shares her personal stories of pain, heartache, and joy as she experiences different situations throughout her life. Brenda has been married twice, has a special needs child ... Book review - One Call Away
On 6/21 Christy wrote: Unleashed is one of the books I was grateful to have the opportunity to read on my trip to KY last week. Unleashed, written by Erwin Raphael McManus, and previously released as The Barbarian Way, is an easy but good read. The chapters are short, and there are many illustrations given of concepts through ... Unleashed - book review
On 2/15 Christy wrote: I was so excited to learn that I could get a free copy of the book Who Is My Shelter? and have spent the last week reading it at every opportunity. This is the last in a 4-part series and also includes some of the characters I've grown to love from the other series by Neta Jackson, The Yada Yada Prayer ... Book review - Who is my Shelter?
On 2/1 Christy wrote: I recently had a chance to review The Beginning Reader’s Bible, published by Thomas Nelson. The age level for this storybook Bible is, in my opinion, about ages 5-9. It is designed for children who have learned to read stories on their own but also can be used with younger children who want to be ... Book Review - The Beginning Reader's Bible
On 1/19 Christy wrote: I just finished reading The Shelter of God’s Promises, by Sheila Walsh. Walsh wrote this book to share not only about the promises of God, but do it in an encouraging way to those readers who may be struggling to even see God there with them in the midst of suffering. The promised focused on include ... The Shelter of God's Promises - book review
On 1/6 Christy wrote: I just finished reading through Finding Our Way Again, by Brian McLaren (who is a current leader in the emergent church). This book’s purpose was to help readers see the importance of spiritual disciplines and practices from times past that can bring meaning to searching souls today. McLaren begins ... Book review of Finding Our Way Again
On 12/20 Christy wrote: I just finished reading A Time to Dance, by Karen Kingsbury. This beautiful but heartbreaking story is about John and Abby Reynolds, a couple who has been married for 21 years, who are about to throw away their marriage and begin seeking out new romance with coworkers. Right as they are about to share ... A Time to Dance
On 10/31 Christy wrote: I hope you will allow me to post one more book review before taking a break for a little while. ;) You can be assured that, with the holidays approaching, crafts and baking take the place of most of my book reading time, so there won't be many book reviews in the coming weeks. But I am so glad that ... Outlive Your Life
On 10/17 Christy wrote: I was given a review copy of the movie entitled The Least of These. The title of this movie comes from Luke 9:48, in which Jesus states that the “least among you will be your servant.” The story behind this movie comes from a true story of a man, Richard Kelly, who was the first African American ... Review - The Least of These
On 9/19 Christy wrote: I recently received a review copy of The King’s Christmas List, by Eldon Johnson. This is a cute children’s Christmas book about a little girl named Emma and her dog. They were invited to a celebration of the King’s birthday party, and had to decide what to bring as a gift. Deciding on a cake ... The King's Christmas List