Reviews by Beth Alferink
On 9/23 Beth Alferink wrote: A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker is a padded hard-cover book with board book pages making it easy for small hands to hold and turn pages. The prayer, written in rhyme, thanks God for all the people, animals, and places in the Christmas story - Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, the donkey, the manger, the shepherds, ... Good reminder of the meaning of Christmas for young children!
On 9/7 Beth Alferink wrote: Andy Andrews' book The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters is a small gift book that will not take you very long to read but has a profound message that will likely change your viewpoint on life. The author uses historical events to illustrate the fact that every life is meaningful, and often in ... Living a life with purpose...,
On 9/7 Beth Alferink wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews is written to encourage kids to see that what they do will have an effect. All of our actions affect the future- not just our own future but those of others. Through the lives of Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, and his adopted father, ... Letting kids know that their actions may affect the future!
On 8/31 Beth Alferink wrote: "You Changed My Life" by Max Lucado is a wonderful gift book. The message within each story provides you with real life examples of lives changed through love, kindness, commitment, compassion, hope, courage, wisdom, and friendship. The stories dramatically testify to the idea that one moment, one act, ... Great stories of simple acts with larger meaning...
On 8/25 Beth Alferink wrote: Reading the back cover of “Love, Charleston” by Beth Webb Hart, I expected a light, romance story of boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl get married, with family and Christianity mixed into the story-line. I was surprised to find out that “Love, Charleston” is actually a powerful ... Good story, but not finished...
On 7/31 Beth Alferink wrote: Books rarely evoke emotion in me as I read them, and I would have to say that I typically lean away from books that list themselves in the Christian/Reglious literature genre because I don’t like to be preached to as I read. Same Kind of Different As Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, took me a little ... Easy read, feels like the main characters are telling the story to you personally!