Reviews by Heather Emokpae
On 10/20 Heather Emokpae wrote: What I liked: This board book is filled with cute illustrations and animals that will capture your little one’s attention whether they are an infant or a preschooler. The touch-and-feel elements are varied among different fur types, including uncommon sensations such as a moose’s fur. Although ... Cuddle up with this Engaging Board Book
On 9/2 Heather Emokpae wrote: Reading this book felt like chatting with a close friend. Worthington wasn’t condescending or judgemental in her approach to discussing the debilitating effects fear can have on our roles in life as women, spouses, mothers, even friends. Rather, she gives tips to identify when fear is beginning to ... Overcoming the Fear, Anxiety, and Worry Behind "What if?"
On 8/16 Heather Emokpae wrote: Too often, we take for granted our situations and what we have been blessed with. Reading Same Kind of Different As Me put into perspective what it means to be a Christian today and actually get into the trenches to love on all people, not just those we are comfortable with. I read this book in conjunction ... Same Kind of Different As Me | Review
On 1/16 Heather Emokpae wrote: What I liked: This book felt a lot like reading Jen Hatmaker, whose voice I absolutely adore. Melanie Shankle is just as witty and down to Earth in relaying her experiences trying to find her place in the world while being a mother, a wife, and everything in-between. Her anecdotes are relatable and ... Review | Church of the Small Things
On 11/27 Heather Emokpae wrote: Jen Hatmaker never fails to produce writing that is not only inspiring, but humorous as well. I have read many of her books over the years (out of order, albeit), and each one comes from a part of her heart based in the season of life she resides in while writing. Uninvited spoke to me tremendously, ... Of Mess and Moxie | Review
On 3/6 Heather Emokpae wrote: The NIV Holy Bible for Girls is gorgeous and practical. The hardcover, whimsical design is paired with large, lined margins for writing, doodling, or journaling. The pages are thick and the font is a decent size, but keep in mind that the pages will still show certain types of ink. An elastic band will ... Gorgeous, Practical Bible -- Perfect for Girls of Any Age
On 1/7 Heather Emokpae wrote: This devotional is based on Philipians 4:8 and promises to give that dreaded retort “whatever….(shrug + eyeroll)” a makeover, along with your young girl’s attitude. ... Each devotion begins with a specific scripture, expands on how girls’ lives today are impacted, and ends with a prayer. The ... “Whatever” is Lovely: Living by Philippians 4:8 | Review
On 10/30 Heather Emokpae wrote: This new release features some of my personal childhood favorites, The Berenstain Bears. In this reusable sticker and activity book, kids can celebrate Christmas with Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, Honey Bear, and the rest of the Bear Country gang. There are over 50 stickers to use in various scenes, ... Christmas Fun with the Berenstain Bears
On 10/9 Heather Emokpae wrote: Many people struggle with feeling like the Holy Spirit is present in their lives, but this devotional is written as though Jesus himself is speaking directly to you. There are 150 entries that are accompanied by references to specific scriptures (that are written out on the page, so you don’t have ... Contemporary Cover for Teens and Adults Alike!
On 9/29 Heather Emokpae wrote: In one line: A board book following a unique role from the traditional Christmas story! ————————————————————————- One Small Donkey tells the story of Jesus’ birth through following the donkey responsible for carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Available ... One Small Donkey | Review
On 9/21 Heather Emokpae wrote: Today was one of those days. You know the kind I am talking about–nothing goes the way it should, and everyone seems to need more of you than physically possible. .... Joining a MOPS group was one of the best decisions I have made thus far–I wish I had done it earlier in my motherhood journey. ... Starry-Eyed Review
On 9/20 Heather Emokpae wrote: The NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible is a wonderful resource for helping kids strengthen their relationship with the Lord and unlock a deeper understanding of scripture. I wasn't familiar with this version, but luckily there are 3 pages at the beginning discussing how this version was created and whom it ... Kids Devotional Bible
On 8/26 Heather Emokpae wrote: Fear of rejection has long been a guiding influence in my thoughts and actions in life. Whether this stems from always being left out as a child from playing with my 2 older brothers (or worse, being forced into roles such as Master Splinter when they played Ninja Turtles) or from some later hurt, the ... Live Loved (Even As a Party of One)
On 8/1 Heather Emokpae wrote: Date: August 1, 2016 Author: Heather 0 Comments — Edit spiritual warfareTitle: The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book Author: Dr. David Jeremiah Publisher: Thomas Nelson (2016) # Pages: 224 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Why I Chose It: Motherhood does quite the number of a woman’s sense of self and ... Spiritual Warfare: The Perfect Tool for Learning Christians (and aren’t we all?)
On 6/21 Heather Emokpae wrote: Whew! What an emotional rollercoaster this book takes you on! I was mad at Dad, I was swooning over Mathieu, I even wanted to cat-scratch Camille across her snooty little face a time or two. Just like Sophie, I wasn’t sure who to trust or how to feel on this summer journey through not only Paris, ... Quick Read that Pulls You in!
On 6/13 Heather Emokpae wrote: I LOVED this Bible for young children. (I didn’t give it 5 stars, but I’ll get to my nit-picking reasons later on.) I am always looking for the perfect way to introduce important stories from the Bible to my children in ways that will be interesting and easy for them to understand. While there are ... Starter Bible–Board Book | Review
On 5/6 Heather Emokpae wrote: This book reinforces God’s love for each of us individually—not one of us is exactly like another. I recently disrupted our family dynamic by adding baby 3 to the mix. My kids are searching for themselves again, and this book was a nice reminder to them that we all have our own ways to be special ... Affirmation of Love
On 5/1 Heather Emokpae wrote: What an amazing bible! Filled with accurate details and information to help readers delve deeper into the word of God, this bible has become my go-to resource. Although the size is a bit daunting, the articles and devotions included make it easy to deal with the extra thickness. Also adding to the ... NIV LifeConnect Study Bible
On 2/14 Heather Emokpae wrote: This book has a superficial visual appeal that would get buyers in the door but struggle to keep the reader engaged. Unless a kid is motivated to read the bible and follow one of the reading plans or is using this resource for a Sunday school class, I'm not sure it meets the needs of the market. The ... Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids NIV
On 1/25 Heather Emokpae wrote: Simply put, Swipe did not live up to the expectations I had for it. It is written for middle-grade readers, so I expected a simpler writing style and plot line. What I did not expect was the extreme boredom I would feel as the protagonist was thrust from one impossible scenario to the next with little ... Dystopian Falls Short of Expectations
On 4/11 Heather Emokpae wrote: Stepping out of my comfort zone is difficult to do, but this time I am glad I did! And I have to admit, I do judge books by their covers (even though we know how terribly wrong–not to mention cliche–this is). When I selected Stand By Me, I expected to receive a feel good novel that made light of ... Stand By Me: Absolutely!
On 1/20 Heather Emokpae wrote: John and Abby Reynolds have returned for the second book in the Timeless Love Series A Time to Embrace. Picking up where A Time to Dance, the first book in the series, left off, the couple confidently looks to the future together after surviving the threat of a crumbling marriage. The trials of life ... A Time to Embrace