Reviews by JEANNIE
On 2/13 JEANNIE wrote: Amy Clipston does a great job of telling a great story. This is an Amish Heirloom Series, but it stands alone as a good book itself. Anyone that loves Amish fiction would enjoy this book. It is a simple story of forgiving yourself and looking towards the future. It is also a love story between a couple ... An easy read
On 12/1 JEANNIE wrote: Once again Beth Wiseman has written a great book. She is my favorite Amish Fiction author. While she tells a great story, she leaves you thinking, inspired, and ready to face life once again. This is a story about an Amish girl that has broken up with her boyfriend. While recovering from a breakup, she ... Love Bears All Things An Amish Secrets Novel By Beth Wiseman
On 10/6 JEANNIE wrote: I love the book Jesus Calling. Friends will share certain days of it online and it just speaks to my soul. This book is doing the same! We need simple daily reminders that our focus should be on Christ. Our daily life becomes stressful and busy and it isn't what God intended. This small hard yet soft ... A book for all!
On 9/29 JEANNIE wrote: The book's given description is "Little ones can do big things for God!Your family will love this heartwarming Christmas story told from an unlikely perspective: a donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Though the donkey wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals, he had an important ... One Small Donkey (Kid's book)
On 9/15 JEANNIE wrote: The Berenstain Bears' Holiday CookbookCub-Friendly Cooking With an AdultBy Mike Berenstain This is a square hardback book. Each section of the book is separated by holidays. There is a short bear story with a verse about the holiday with the recipes following. They are really easy recipes that the kids ... The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook
On 8/17 JEANNIE wrote: "Count your blessings! Join one big turkey and his forest friends as they celebrate the harvest season.Children will count along with big turkey, squirrel, and their forest friends all the reasons they have to be grateful. Sweet, rhyming text will help children count everything they have to be thankful ... One Big Turkey
On 7/19 JEANNIE wrote: Since my kiddo loves Minecraft, this was a fun surprise for him. He was so excited to get this in the mail. I was surprised at how thin the Bible pages were. There are thicker pages with pictures and bible stories. These pictures are made in the minecraft design which had him excited. He was eager to ... NIRV MINECRAFTERS BIBLE
On 7/11 JEANNIE wrote: The book gives this description, "Moo moo, cows!Baa baa, sheep!When the sun sinks low down on the farm, the animals are all tuckered out from the day’s adventures. Join these adorable farm animals in pajamas as they say night night to the farm, to their mommies and daddies, and to God.Your little ones ... Night, Night Farm by Amy Parker
On 6/23 JEANNIE wrote: In the Introduction she challenges you to prayer. As a nation we are so busy that we forget to pray. I mean to really devote time to sit in God’s presence and pray. This part actually got to my heart because I know that I have been guilty lately of just sitting in God’s presence. I do however try ... The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz
On 5/11 JEANNIE wrote: An Unbroken Heart by Kathleen Fuller (Amish Fiction)This is a series of “An Amish of Birch Creek Novel.” This book stands alone. You can pick it up and read it without feeling like you have missed part of the story. It is written around the verse, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do ... An Unbroken Heart (Amish Fiction)
On 3/3 JEANNIE wrote: This was a book that had you by the first chapter. A woman wakes up in a wedding dress and can't remember where she is. She basically has lost the last 7 months of her life. Here you find her finding her life, facing her past, and learning to live. If she wouldn't had fallen, there is no way to know ... The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter
On 2/5 JEANNIE wrote: This is a simple romantic story brought about by a tragedy. It is a good read. It does jump between the different characters in the story and also from Penny’s brother Brad. It allows you to get to know the person that is missing in the story and the closeness between them. This story shows you how ... Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher
On 1/19 JEANNIE wrote: You can't go wrong with reading a Beth Wiseman book. Since it is broken down in 4 different stories, it is better for you to see what the Author's book gives: >I had already read the 4th story coming into this book, but you can always be refreshed by reading Beth Wiseman. She places you in the story ... An Amish Year by Beth Wisebook (Amish Fiction)
On 11/19 JEANNIE wrote: This is an adorable children's book. It is more wordy than her last book, but it is a cute book that teaches children that they can't always win. It is a fun story of field day activities and how some of the people are too prideful when they win, or they pitch fits when they lose. It reminds the children ... Win or Lose, I Love You! By Lysa TerKeurst
On 11/3 JEANNIE wrote: By Laura Sassi My toddler loved the Goodnight Ark book. So when I saw this, I had to jump and get it. She loves it! My 6 year old does also. They love the baby, all the animals coming to say hey to baby Jesus, and how the Momma is trying to hush them all so baby Jesus could sleep. The only thing that ... Goodnight, Manger
On 10/2 JEANNIE wrote: Kathleen Fuller did a great job on this book. It hit many different areas of abuse, loss of family, trust, and a lot to do with keeping secrets. Keeping secrets can cause a lot of hurt, but over time if a person faces things and opens up, they can allow themselves to heal. I enjoyed the Sadie and Aden ... A Reluctant Bride (Amish Fiction)
On 8/13 JEANNIE wrote: By Amy ParkerThis is a great children's book! It is a fun read like God is talking to YOU! He has big plans for YOU and YOU and YOU! He put all you need inside your skin, you just have to find your purpose, and be the hands and feet of Jesus! My 6 and 2 year old love this book. I hear, "again! Read Again!" ... The Plans I Have For You
On 7/30 JEANNIE wrote: By Sarah YoungThis is a good size book for toddlers – easy to hold, great pictures, and a short word like Jesus is talking to them! I love the pictures. They will give your children something to look at while they listen to how Jesus loves them, protects them, and knows everything about them. I’m ... Jesus Calling for Little Ones
On 7/13 JEANNIE wrote: Once again Beth has created a great book that leaves you inspired to see God’s love for what it is, simply love for us to be the best we can in life. When life gives us hurt, that is most of the time when God is the closest to us, leading us, developing us into who he wants us to be. This is a novel ... Her Brother’s Keeper by Beth Wiseman
On 6/11 JEANNIE wrote: By Jep and Jessica Robertson, with Susy Flory I was happy to see Jessica come out with a book telling her story. Knowing Jessica in High School and youth group, it intrigued me to see what she had to say. I knew Jep from just seeing him around town. We do come from a small town. This is one easy read. ... The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness
On 5/29 JEANNIE wrote: This is book 4 in a very good series. I skipped book 2 and was able to follow along. I would think this would be a book you could just pick up and follow to the end. It is nice to see how previous characters are doing. There is a glossary and family tree in the front to help you figure out who belongs ... A Simple Prayer by Amy Clipston - Forgiveness
On 5/7 JEANNIE wrote: By Mike Berenstain This was a cute book that shares the meaning of our country’s birthday – The 4th of July! The bears question the meaning of being patriotic and why they call it the Nation’s Birthday! I love how they actually teach about how our nation was founded on Christian principals and ... The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country Series: Berenstain Bears/Living Lights
On 4/9 JEANNIE wrote: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”Matthew 5:8This Berenstain bears book is great for all children. How often do kids not understand kids that are different than them – All the time! This was a great way to introduce looking at kids that aren’t like them in a new light. Try ... The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special Series:
On 3/25 JEANNIE wrote: Henry Hodges Needs a FriendBy Andy AndrewsThis was a cute rhyming book about a boy that doesn’t have many friends. He is very lonely. It is cute how he imagines what his parents might give him when they tell him they are taking him to a pet rescue shelter. My daughter loves the hippo picture. They ... Henry Hodges Needs a Friend - Cute kid's book
On 3/11 JEANNIE wrote: This is a precious children's board book. My daughter loves it. The pictures are cute and go with each page. It is a good size book wiht the soft cover. With each time you turn the page, it shows you that God watches over you while you do different things from being hungry, to sleeping, to playing. It ... Precious Moments: God Watches Over Me
On 2/26 JEANNIE wrote: This is a cute devotional for kids. The hardback cover and the ribbon to keep your place add to the lasting and high quality of the book. My kids are enjoying us reading 2 devotions every night. It has a bible verse you can get them to repeat with you and then a story about someone in the Duck Commander ... Duck Commander Devotions for Kids
On 2/13 JEANNIE wrote: Awesome Easter gift! This is a fun book for Kindergarteners – 1st graders. I know mine loves it. It will be great to show the true meaning of Easter. It has bold colors, good thick pages! Every page is a lot of fun for the kids. Some pages use stickers, some they can draw, some are word find, etc. ... The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book
On 1/21 JEANNIE wrote: 52 scriptures Every kid should know by Holly Hawkins ShiversThis is an adorable book that I will keep and use every year! I love how you have a verse a week to teach and learn with your child. They are key verses we should all know. I am looking forward to learning scripture with my children. My 5 year ... I Can Learn the Bible - This is a Keeper!
On 1/8 JEANNIE wrote: Such a touching story! This is a cute story about a seed that is happy being in his safe zone in his shed. Then one day a fox decides to come in his safe spot and move him. They become friends. The entire time the farmer watches over them. They know he is there, even though he doesn’t communicate with ... It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst
On 12/2 JEANNIE wrote: I love it. It is a thicker paperback book that has a 1 page devotion for each day. It is given by date: December 1st – Day 334. I like the reminder of which day that I am on for the year. It sort of serves for a reminder of how many days we have been blessed with once again for another year. It starts ... Once-A-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional
On 11/7 JEANNIE wrote: The First Christmas Ever is a children's book illustrated by Dennis Jones. The pictures are so cute! This is a small paperback book that the cover will get bent easily. It is a fun book for a child to look at the pictures and learn the story of Mary & Joseph traveling to Bethlehem for the First Christmas ... First Christmas Ever - Children's book
On 10/20 JEANNIE wrote: By Crystal Bowman This is a cute thin board book with the edge of the book cut out around most of the star. It will introduce your children to the star of Jesus, and how that star shines brighter than the others, how it led the wisemen to Jesus, and how they can remember Jesus when they see a star. The ... A Star for Jesus board book
On 10/2 JEANNIE wrote: By Dandi Daley MackallThis is a cute Christmas book. It takes you back in the 60/70s or so with a young boy going shopping with his father. He is only thinking of himself until he hears the store Santa telling of the Legend of St. Nicholas. I love how the story ties into Nicholas' parents taking him ... The Legend of St. Nicholas A Story of Christmas Giving
On 9/19 JEANNIE wrote: A Lesson on the Golden RuleMy kids were so excited once they saw the book. They love Veggie Tales. I had to explain that Sheerluck Holmes was a detective and what that meant. Then the case to figure out where Sniffy went was a fun adventure for them. I like how it gives you the verse of the Golden Rule ... Sheerluck Homes and The Case of the Missing Friend by Karen Poth
On 9/11 JEANNIE wrote: This children's book by Denette Fret is adorable! Congrad Bates is on a mission to go to his Uncle's house and become a cowboy. However, the neighbor girl, Imogene Louise Lathrup, gets in his way with her sayings. Her constant saying teach Conrad how to become a cowboy or she tells him after he has learned ... Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door - A fun children's book!
On 8/22 JEANNIE wrote: A fun goodnight book! This was a cute bedtime book. My kids loved the pictures of how all the animals come onto the ark and group by group get scared and try to get in bed with Noah until his bed crashes. There isn't a lesson on where Noah's family is or anything to do why they are on the ark. This is ... Goodnight, Ark by Laura Sassi
On 7/25 JEANNIE wrote: My 5 year old loves this book! I love how every story has a bible verse before it that I will get us to repeat before and after reading the story. It refers to bible verses throughout the story. The first story Faith Gets us Through is about trusting that God is always with us. The scouts travel through ... The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way
On 7/15 JEANNIE wrote: I got this book to read with my 5 year old son. It is a small book with glossy colored pages with a lot of pictures of actual tools, maps, and things of the time you are reading about. It gives definitions to the bigger words a child might not understand. It is a lot of history and takes you on the ... King David Get to Know Series by Nancy I. Sanders
On 6/18 JEANNIE wrote: This is a murder mystery, which isn’t my normal genre of book, but I really enjoyed it. It is a great book for those who love mysteries. It leaves you on the edge of your seat while you try to figure it all out. The underlying story of someone moving past hurts and seeing what God has in store for ... Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble
On 5/30 JEANNIE wrote: I came into this book without reading the first book. I was leary thinking that I would miss something and couldn't follow. This wasn't the case. It was a great story about someone failing to forgive herself knowing God had already forgiven her. She had to learn to forgive herself and move on past a ... A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston
On 5/1 JEANNIE wrote: Since I love reading about the Amish, this was a book that I wasn’t going to pass up. To read a story written by an Amish couple that has experienced the grief of losing their daughters and in return find a relationship with Jesus. I have read Amish and admired the way they live and simplicity of it. ... Plain Faith A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish
On 4/14 JEANNIE wrote: This is an easy to read book about us parents not being perfect, needing that rest as parents (even if it is pulling away from our children) and trying daily to lead them to Christ. I felt it tugging at my heart as I read it, but I think mainly b/c the author and I share a first name and she uses her ... Parenting the wholehearted child by jeannie cunnion
On 3/24 JEANNIE wrote: After reading Christine Caine’s Living Life Undaunted, I was happy to see the devotional come out. I like how there is a certain reading for each day that has the date! That way you really don’t have to worry about a bookmark. It starts out with a verse, then there is a devotional, reflection, or ... Living Life Undaunted ~ 365 Readings & Reflections
On 3/13 JEANNIE wrote: Heaven is for Real By Todd Burpo with Lynn VincentSpecial Movie Edition – I had previously read the Heaven is for Real when it came out. This book is so touching, I believe everyone should read it every couple of years. It brought peace to me having my grandmother and father die recently. To know that ... Heaven is for Real - The Movie Edition
On 2/24 JEANNIE wrote: A keepsake book. This is a sweet book for a mom to read with her son. However, it is for most moms one of those books that is a tear jerker for a Mom to actually read the words to her children with crying. Each few pages takes a mom on past and future life stages of her child’s life from birth, graduating, ... Whatever You Grow Up to Be by Karen Kingsbury (Children's book)
On 2/6 JEANNIE wrote: Such a great idea for kids and adults! I thought the description given with the book below would be a great idea for my son: The Jesus Bible, NIV Discover Jesus In Every Book of the Bible by Zondervan Jesus isn’t just found in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His presence can be felt ... The Jesus Bible, NIV
On 1/28 JEANNIE wrote: http://www.christianbook.com/1-pirates-on-the-farm/denette-fretz/9780310723486/pd/723486?product_redirect=1&Ntt=723486&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP#curr The description given, "Pirates on the Farm tells the tale of five brazen pirates who swap high seas adventures for life on a farm. Each member ... Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz (Children's book)
On 12/7 JEANNIE wrote: This is an awesome series that everyone should pick up. This series was the beginning of my love of Amish fiction. I love how the family evolves but each story is so touching and inspiring. At the end of the book you will find Amish recipes that are spoken of in the book. Something one might not realize ... Plain Peace by Beth Wiseman
On 10/22 JEANNIE wrote: The Reason for My Hope: Salvation by Billy Graham It is always a blessing to read the words of Billy Graham. Knowing this could be his final book, as I see his health declining, I always enjoy what he has to say. He challenges those on the fence of Christianity to truly dig deeper. We all long to be ... The Reason for My Hope: Salvation by Billy Graham
On 10/2 JEANNIE wrote: I found this awesome blog maybe almost 2 years ago. I really enjoy her thoughts on being a wife, a mom, and just being a woman of God. When I knew she was writing a book, I knew it would have to be one that I would need to read and hold tight to. I was like a kid on Christmas morning when it finally ... Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph
On 9/12 JEANNIE wrote: It’s additional title is Discovering How God’s Love Heals our Hearts. This is a very good description about what the book is about. She shares this by telling the story of Hagar, the slave that bore Abraham’s son Ishmael. I learned many things about Hagar that I don’t think I had ever looked ... WOUNDED by God’s People by Anne Graham Lotz
On 8/21 JEANNIE wrote: Encouragement for Today by Renee Swope, Lysa TerKeurst, Smantha Evilsizer and the Proverbs 31 Team I jumped at getting this book when I saw the authors without even seeing what this was about. I get the Encouragement for Today daily email and I love it! It turns out it is 100 of these devotions placed ... Encouragement for Today
On 7/15 JEANNIE wrote: UNDAUNTED by Christine CaineI first found out about Christine Caine by attending a women’s conference. I have started one of her other books, but I have found this book was so easy to read! It was easy to find myself constantly turning to pages. It is like sitting and listening to someone interesting ... Living an UNDAUNTED life
On 2/1 JEANNIE wrote: This is a book with 3 different stories by 3 different authors. I have enjoyed previous books that Beth Wiseman has joined in with to write short stories. These stories are all very uplifting by reading and getting to know the characters in the story. One thing that I really enjoy about these books are ... An Amish Kitchen
On 11/17 JEANNIE wrote: It is true when I read a sales advertisement that said “Their book offers insights into what God might be doing with the interruptions He allows, and how to keep the hope of heaven alive in our lives.” I would say this would be good before or after reading their 1st book, but would really say read ... Heaven Changes Everything by Todd & Sonja Burpo
On 9/24 JEANNIE wrote: Prayers of a Stranger: A Christmas Journeyby Davis BunnThis was a great inspirational book. The main characters have suffered a great loss in life and the future doesn’t look much promising, still they hold to their faith. It was an uplifting story about how God places people in our life to support ... Review: Prayers of a Stranger: A Christmas Journey
On 5/16 JEANNIE wrote: This story really brings to life the scripture, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places..." This was the first time for me to read a story by ... ANGEL EYES by Shannon Dittemore
On 4/20 JEANNIE wrote: Covenant Child by Terri BlackstockA great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and tears at the heart of a mother! Two children that belong to such a special family until tragedy strikes and are thrown into a life that no child deserves. It broke my heart as it reminds us that there are children ... Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock
On 3/29 JEANNIE wrote: This has been one of the best books that I have read lately. It only took about 3 days to read. The story of hurting people – 1 hurt by a father leaving the family and trying to figure out his life and the 2nd blaming herself for her brother’s death. My favorite part of this book was the battle b/t ... Brush of Angel’s Wings – A book everyone should read!
On 12/27 JEANNIE wrote: The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter was a great romance read that keeps you on the edge of your seat! You get to see how young love has a chance to renew by an accident. The book leaves you on edge on if it ends in a friendship, nofriendship at all, or love finds a way. I really think this would make ... really enjoyed.
On 12/2 JEANNIE wrote: The Encounter by Stephen ArterburnA great story that you can’t put down! I just read this within 2 hours. It is a great uplifting book, which should hit the heart strings of all ~ especially mothers. It is a story of forgiveness on many levels, from forgiving others to forgiving ourselves. It is good ... The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn
On 11/11 JEANNIE wrote: Nearing Home by Billy Graham I love the title – NEARING HOME Life, Faith, and Finishing Well We all get busy with life and never thing about our end and finishing life. How prepared are we? I love this easy to read book full of stories of Billy Graham’s life. I love how he says, “Old age isn’t ... great read for all ages
On 10/6 JEANNIE wrote: I was excited when my book came in the mail last week. My toddler loved getting a special prize in the mail and this was a great prize. It is a hardboard book with a padded cover and just the right size book for my 2 year old son. I loved the thought of teaching my child that God loves you no matter ... A must have for every toddler!
On 8/25 JEANNIE wrote: 100 Read & Sing Devotions, 100 Bible Songs, created by Stephen Elkins and illustrated by Tim O’Connor, is an excellent devotional for younger children. It comes with two CDs that include 100 songs, one song for each devotion. The padded hardback cover and thick pages make it sturdy for children to ... A great gift for God's little people!
On 8/1 JEANNIE wrote: Sweet Sanctuary has a slow beginning but once you get past that the ending is truely uplifting! It begins with the life of a single mom that has blamed herself for years over things that happened in her childhood. Once everything begins to unfold you see that God gives us trials in life and in HIS time ... uplifting ending
On 7/7 JEANNIE wrote: Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham was more than I expected. This is a great book to keep handy to use when just needing a little something to get you through the day or to use with bible studies or if you just need a good quote to add to a card or encouragement. It has many categories from Heaven, ... Great book! A must have for everyone's collection!
On 5/14 JEANNIE wrote: I have recently gotten into the Amish fiction series, and I have read books by many of the popular authors. When I got this book in the mail and saw where Beth Wiseman commented on it, I knew it most likely had to be a great book! I never would had guessed that I would had read this book in just 2 sittings! The ... Great new series by a new author
On 4/11 JEANNIE wrote: The devotional was very simple with just a verse with a small devotion to accompany it. I was expecting the devotions to relate to motherhood on each page, when it wasn't as in depth as I thought. I do believe this would be good for a busy new mom who just needs a simple verse to meditate on during the ... Very simple devotions
On 3/1 JEANNIE wrote: An Amish Love is a great read by 3 great writers! It includes 3 highly intriguing romance stories of Amish couples! I read the book in just 4 times of reading. Each story gives a glimpse of love and relationships that might not seem like the best ways to start a relationship, but each story ends leaving ... An Amish Love is a great read!
On 11/4 JEANNIE wrote: I thoughT that I would read this with an open mind and see if this was really a “true story.” While reading this book about 4-year old Colton and how honest and childlike he was with his answers and stories, I can say that this is a real true life experience of a child that has seen a glimpse of ... Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent