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365 Devotions for Living Joyfully

365 Devotions for Living Joyfully

On 9/16 CAdkisson wrote: Recently, my daughter was looking through the local bookstore for a book of devotions and few seemed to address living joyfully right where God has you. In our world, it is so easy to be negative and dwell on all that is wrong in our lives and the lives of those we love. True joy and contentment can ... Start your day with encouragement

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5-Minute Bible

5-Minute Bible

On 9/9 CAdkisson wrote: You can't ever have enough devotional stories for your little one. It's a perfect way to end or begin their day and having multiple options for them to select from is important. I think this one could potentially be the one they turn to again and again because of some of the unique features it has. ... New twist on children's devotional

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As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets

On 8/30 CAdkisson wrote: As Southern As It Gets is years in the making.  From people, to phrases and quotes, to food, music, and outings, the South has some of the most unique.  Most of these reasons are simply one of two words but the pictures they drew up in my mind and the memories many of them evoked was something else. For ... Fun gift for your friend from the South

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Before You Hit Send

Before You Hit Send

On 8/27 CAdkisson wrote: How many things have you thoughtlessly said even throughout the last week that you wish had never left your mouth? If we also look at all e-mails, social media postings, etc. I know there are a number of words I need to ask forgiveness for. I don't always stop and weigh the consequences of my words ... Think before speaking, typing....

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The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark

The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark

On 5/30 CAdkisson wrote: I wish I could find a better picture of this board book but this seems to be about it. One of the best features is the small cut out area at the top of the book for little hands to tote the book around. I love the sturdiness of the book and the story of the Ark is one of every child's favorites. This ... Noah board book

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Big Look Bible Book

Big Look Bible Book

On 5/23 CAdkisson wrote: Big Look Bible is a compilation of nine well known and dearly loved Bible stories from the time of Adam and Eve through the Resurrection of Jesus. Big print and abbreviated text make it a good starter book for very young children. They will also enjoy the brightly colored whimsical, over-sized illustrations ... Big Look Bible

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My Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories

My Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories

On 5/17 CAdkisson wrote: Another board book....but not just any board book. Michael Berghof and Gill Guile have given us what may be one of the best introductory Bible story books for young children. The book contains thirteen short stories from both the Old and New Testaments that are boldly and colorfully illustrated and ... Interactive Bible stories

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Grandpa Hugs

Grandpa Hugs

On 5/12 CAdkisson wrote: Nothing is the same kind of special as the relationship and bond between a grandfather and his grandchildren. Whether playing games together, sitting beside a pond waiting for a fish to bite, or being tucked in at night, Grandparents do it best. Author, Laura Neutzling, has described that special ... Great gift from little one to Grandpa (or the other way around!)

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The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories

The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories

On 5/4 CAdkisson wrote: If you read my blog, you know how I gravitate to any opportunity to review a Berenstain Bear book. I can still see my son (in my mind's eye) curled up with one after school or on the weekends. They were some of his favorites and I certainly didn't mind that since the lesson contained in the stories reinforced ... Life lessons from Berenstain Bears

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You Know You're a Dad

You Know You're a Dad

On 4/28 CAdkisson wrote: And now for the companion book to You Know You're A Mom.... Fatherhood is full of challenging moments. If we can't laugh at those moments, they could become stressful and take away some of the joys of parenthood. Filled with humors little one, two, or three liners, You Know You're a Dad takes you ... Dad humor

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You Know You're a Mom

You Know You're a Mom

On 4/20 CAdkisson wrote: Having been through most of the stages of motherhood in this book and now newly entered into the last of having adult children, I found myself laughing out loud at the various scenarios presented in this book. Harrison takes moms through the stages of motherhood from pregnancy to infants and toddlers ... Mom humor

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Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

On 4/11 CAdkisson wrote: Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessing Collection contains five beloved Berenstain stories in one volume relating to the reader what it means to be a friend and to have friends. Friends...such a commonly used word but does it mean the hundreds of people we adults have connections to on social media? ... Berenstain Bears friendship collection

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God Loves Mommy and Me

God Loves Mommy and Me

On 4/6 CAdkisson wrote: If a board book is an option to review, those who follow my blog know I will choose one over other children's books anytime. Why? I love the sturdy pages that are impossible to tear and durable enough for any child of any age to be able to hold and "read". I have yet to read my first ebook because ... Love the illustrations!

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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 3/22 CAdkisson wrote: Grandpa's have to be just about the most wonderful thing on earth. God saw fit to allow me to know only one of mine and I wish we had been closer in my childhood but how precious the relationship has been between my father and my children. How thankful I am for that! Thank you, God, for Grandpa by ... Thank you, God for Grandpa!

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God Bless Our Baby

God Bless Our Baby

On 3/1 CAdkisson wrote: I love board books and this new one by Hannah C. Hall definitely caught my attention using elephants, cats, pigs, and a number of other animals to help your older child understand the arrival of a new sibling. It is only natural for a child that once had 100% of his/her parent's attention to get a bit ... Book for toddler sibling

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Hope for Each Day

Hope for Each Day

On 2/23 CAdkisson wrote: I think few would argue that Billy Graham is one of the most Godly men of our age. How blessed many have been by his preaching, his writings, and his Godly wisdom. How thankful I am that, now in his later years, he hasn't ceased writing and sharing and has released this new volume of devotional readings ... Billy Graham devotional for children

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition

The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition

On 2/17 CAdkisson wrote: From what I have gathered, this volume is a special gift edition of a timeless Bible story book for children published over ten years ago. I must admit that children's Bible story books are volumes I look for as baby gifts so was anxious to look this one over to see if it might be the Bible storybook ... Every Bible Story points to Jesus

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Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

On 1/24 CAdkisson wrote: Who doesn't love Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? I must have read it so many times to my children that I can almost say it by memory. Well, he has taken that same lyrical language and created a similar book around Biblical characters all the way through the Bible from Adam and ... Bill Martin does it again!

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Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

On 1/5 CAdkisson wrote: From sheep that go baa to cows that moo to bunnies that go hippity-hop, only God can make each one. Baa! Oink! Moo! is a sweet conversation between a little boy and his mother as the child notices each animal and asks who made them that way. As the mother responds, she says that only God can make them ... Baa! Oink! Moo!

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Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

On 12/9 CAdkisson wrote: Max Lucado is no stranger to God's grace and has shared personal stories and wisdom he has gained through a number of writings since 1990. His name and writings are sprinkled throughout every Christian and some secular bookstores in America. This imitation leather bound volume contains snippets from ... Max Lucado's wisdom on God's Grace

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Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

On 12/2 CAdkisson wrote: Through nature, small acts of kindness, and scripture, evidence of God's love is everywhere we look if we just have the eyes to see. Encouraging a young child to truly see what is around him and know that God is the center will follow him into adulthood and create the habit of intentionally looking ... God's love is evident everywhere

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Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

On 11/17 CAdkisson wrote: I have always had an interest in rebus stories. Perhaps it is something I remember from my childhood or maybe it is the fact that it is interactive rather than just the adult talking. What a sense a confidence a child can feel when he "reads" with a parent or caregiver. Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook ... Bible stories a child can help "read"

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The Beginner's Bible

The Beginner's Bible

On 11/13 CAdkisson wrote: How I remember my mother reading a children's Bible story book to my sister each night before she went to bed. While not this version, it is similar and I firmly believe those words didn't fall on deaf ears. From Creation to Revelation, your child will learn stories directly lifted from both New and ... A timeless classic of Bible stories for children

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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

On 11/8 CAdkisson wrote: I must be honest and say that Berenstain Bears are special books in our household. My children first wanted them read to them on a regular basis and then continued to read into their middle school years because they loved them so much so I order this primarily for nostalgia sake. I wasn't disappointed. The ... Berenstain Bears children's devotional

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Night of Great Joy

Night of Great Joy

On 10/11 CAdkisson wrote: The story of the nativity isn't new but Mary Engelbreit has given us the story with her ever special, whimsical illustrations, told through a children's Christmas play. The narrative is simple enough for the youngest child when delivered as a read aloud and the illustrations are precious. I laughed ... The nativity illustrated through a child's Christmas play

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One Small Donkey for Little Ones

One Small Donkey for Little Ones

On 10/6 CAdkisson wrote: He may not be a fancy prancing horse, but this one small donkey is present from the time Mary mounts him to being denied entrance in to the inns to arriving at the stable and then hearing Jesus' first cry. He may have been small and weaker than some, but this one small donkey had a big job and the honor ... Christmas from a donkey's perspective

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5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy

5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy

On 9/8 CAdkisson wrote: Life is hard. Some days there appears to be few reasons to be joyful with what may be going on in your own life or perhaps simply the world around you. But those who know and love Jesus can have true joy no matter the circumstance. Sheila Walsh has given us a tool to focus on Jesus and rejoice always ... Choose joy every day

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Itsy Bitsy Christmas

Itsy Bitsy Christmas

On 9/2 CAdkisson wrote: Bethlehem is busier than Itsy and Bitsy Mouse have ever seen it because the time has come for all the people to be counted. Conversing with Daniel Donkey, Itsy and Bitsy learn a King is coming to Bethlehem and go in search of him throughout the town, not giving into the discouragement their animal friends ... Never too little to know Jesus

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 8/28 CAdkisson wrote: In the early 1900's, Cora Scott built up quite a wedding dress and trousseau shop right outside of Nashville in Heart's Bend Tennessee, walking through her own search for the man of her dreams. Almost 3/4 of a century later, Haley Morgan and her best friend Tammy vow to renew the shop to its former ... A Wedding Shop

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NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

On 4/30 CAdkisson wrote: While we typically do topical or book studies from the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers have provided us with a chronological means to read through the Bible from Creation to A.D. 100.  Written in the New King James version, I find the text easier to understand than I expected having been exposed ... New Chronological Study Bible

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My Little Bible

My Little Bible

On 4/26 CAdkisson wrote: Forty-two of the best loved and most recognized Bible stories from both the New and Old Testaments are retold by Mary Hollingsworth, each taking up no more than a page and consisting of four or five sentences to hold even the youngest child's attention. All have an illustration chosen just for that ... Bible stories for little hands

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Forever My Little Girl

Forever My Little Girl

On 4/1 CAdkisson wrote: Karen Kingsbury has been a favorite author of mine for years. She has branched out into the gift book area with these latest releases of Forever My Little Girl: Loving Your Daughter for No and for Always and Forever My Little Boy just in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day. The sweet story begins ... Precious gift for mom, daughter, or dad

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Little One, God Loves You

Little One, God Loves You

On 2/22 CAdkisson wrote: Written by Dr. Rick Warren's (The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church in CA) daughter, Amy, Little One, God Loves You is a reminder to the smallest of children that God loves them, that you were created for HIS family, helps you grow, and then encourages your child to be helpful and show ... Perfect for Easter baskets

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My Bedtime Story Bible for Little Ones

My Bedtime Story Bible for Little Ones

On 2/17 CAdkisson wrote: From Adam and Eve to Noah, David, Jesus' birth and parables, My Bedtime Story Bible allows parents to introduce their children to God's love and provision no matter how small. The volume contains 8 Bible stories in a sturdy board book format with two bright, colorful watercolor illustrations for each ... 8 precious Bible stories for your little one

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The Legend of the Easter Robin

The Legend of the Easter Robin

On 1/31 CAdkisson wrote: The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey is the story of Tessa watching a robin build her next then lay eggs and then caring for them. Tessa worries when the weather turns cold, fearing the eggs will not hatch but her grandmother tells her to "trust the ... Legend of the Easter Robin

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I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

On 1/26 CAdkisson wrote: From Creation to Revelation and what heaven will be like, Judah and Chelsea Smith have shared stories from the Bible perfect for introducing your little one to God and his precious son, Jesus. Each short story is scripture based with the reference, one to two pages in length and is accompanied by a ... Following Jesus for little ears

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All Aboard the Ark

All Aboard the Ark

On 1/14 CAdkisson wrote: "Sun is high. Rain is coming. God calls out. We come running." begins All Aboard the Ark, a newly released board book by Zonderkidz. The sing-song rhymes will appeal to small children and the catchy rhymes are sure to have children "reading" along with you. The board book format is perfect for little ... All Aboard the Ark board book

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3 Stars

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The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

On 1/8 CAdkisson wrote: Do you find it difficult to get up in the morning a bit earlier to read the Bible or do you get up and other activities around the house take priority whether you want it to or not? Do you have a commute to work that you wish were more profitable? Perhaps you are someone or know of someone who doesn't ... Fabulous audio of God's Word

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 12/16 CAdkisson wrote: WE CANNOT BE SILENT: Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, and the very meaning of right & wrong. In some aspects, the title says it all. Our world seems to have taken everything good and holy and deemed moral and turned it into something shameful. In his latest book, Al Mohler claims ... Silent no more

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Parable Treasury

Parable Treasury

On 11/28 CAdkisson wrote: My children were the perfect age for understanding the deeper meaning behind Liz Curtis Higg's Pumpkin Patch Parable when I first learned of it about a dozen years ago. Soon after, I was made aware of The Pine Tree Parable which was a must have for us as a family who loves just about any Christmas themed ... Four wonderful children's parables in one volume

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I Prayed for You

I Prayed for You

On 11/19 CAdkisson wrote: Every Christian mother prays for her child before he/she is born and along every milestone from birth to first steps to when they go to school and beyond. We even pray and love when our children are disobedient. What a beautiful way to share with your child and remind them of your prayers through the ... Mama's prayer

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God's Good News Bible Storybook

God's Good News Bible Storybook

On 11/9 CAdkisson wrote: In modern day, is there anyone who has lived who is wiser than Billy Graham? Not in my opinion. Who better to teacher our children and our children's children about God's love? God's Good News Bible Storybook contains over 70 Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments perfect for a family ... Destined to be a classic Bible story book

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 10/31 CAdkisson wrote: Is there anyone on earth who can't relate in some way to Ebenezer Scrooge in Dicken's Christmas Carol? Each of us have seen at least one of his blaring characteristics in ourselves whether it be his greed, his anger, or simply that life gets so all consuming that we forget what is truly important. ... Lessons from a beloved Christmas Carol

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The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

On 9/23 CAdkisson wrote: Is there anything better than a home baked cookie? Well, maybe a home baked Christmas cookie would top it. Nothing says the holiday is here like baking them and sharing them with others for me. Home and holidays just aren't the same without family though and nothing has been the same since Jack's ... A precious Christmas story

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The Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas

On 9/14 CAdkisson wrote: Anyone who knows me knows that Christmas is my favorite season and that my husband extends it as long as he can and never ceases to sing Christmas carols regardless of the time of year. Guess that makes it easy to know who is coming down the hallway at school. Christmas holds my favorite memories and ... The history of Christmas carols

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Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories

Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories

On 8/24 CAdkisson wrote: When the sun goes down and your little one is ready for bed, so are you. You KNOW the right thing to do is to read a story, pray with them, tuck them in, and listen to whatever they want to whisper to you before falling off to sleep BUT sometimes that task gets pushed aside because too many things are ... 5 minute Bible Stories for children

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The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

On 8/12 CAdkisson wrote: Who doesn't love Berenstain Bears and reading their stories to their little ones? Jan and Mike Berenstain have just release a new Storybook Bible for Little Ones in board book format, complete with your favorite Berenstain Bear characters in the illustrations. The books contains 8 Old and New Testament ... Berenstain Bears for the smallest ones

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The Day Is Waiting

The Day Is Waiting

On 6/10 CAdkisson wrote: Everyone loves the children's book Corduroy about the little bear needing to be loved by Don Freeman. Apparently, when he died, he left behind a treasure of drawings, some of which were made available to his friend Linda Zuckerman for this delightful children's story reminding children that they can ... The Day is Waiting

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Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies

Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies

On 4/18 CAdkisson wrote: Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies by Bonnie Jensen is a charming board book to share with young children. The child sized volume contains nineteen bedtime rhymes connected to a Bible verse with reference and accompanied by a short prayer to point your child to the One who blesses us with all good things. ... Perfect Bedtime Book

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Whatever the Cost

Whatever the Cost

On 3/21 CAdkisson wrote: Several weeks ago, a friend of mine invited David and Jason Benham to his church as guest speakers and I was intrigued enough about his Facebook invitation to read a bit more about the brothers. What I learned was that the brothers were scheduled to host an HGTV show entitled Flip it Forward and that ... When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

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Precious Moments: God Watches Over Me

Precious Moments: God Watches Over Me

On 3/6 CAdkisson wrote: Years ago, as a teen and when I was first married, I collected Precious Moments figurines so, when this book was available, I knew it was one I would "need" for my children's collection. This book exceeded my expectations. What I thought I would see was one story covering the theme of God's love and ... God Watches Over Me

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Words to Dream On

Words to Dream On

On 2/13 CAdkisson wrote: When my sister was small, every night my mother would pull out a Bible story book and read her a story right before tucking her into bed. Even though I was quite a bit older, it became a routine we all came to expect and one that I carried on some with my own children. I bet, if you asked my sister ... Words to Dream On

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Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers

Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers

On 2/7 CAdkisson wrote: We teach our children to do just about everything they learn to do before heading to kindergarten. The most important thing we teach our children is about the love of God but do we ever teach them to pray? I think my husband and I modeled prayer at the kitchen table before meals and assumed our children ... Teach your child to pray

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Tiny Bear's Bible

Tiny Bear's Bible

On 1/30 CAdkisson wrote: From the Creation to Jesus' resurrection and promise to be with us always, these stories are a wonderful way to introduce your little one to God's love. Each brief rhyming story is placed in this fuzzy covered board book format and contains the stories such as Noah and Moses which are guaranteed to ... Tiny Bear's Bible

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Little Bunny's Bible

Little Bunny's Bible

On 1/22 CAdkisson wrote: A companion book to Little Chick's Bible, Little Bunny's Bible is a plush, furry board book perfect for a child under 2. The ears are loose, providing something to grasp onto, so the book can be held in a child's hands no matter how small. What a nice book to begin introducing your little one to God's ... Another Easter basket find

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Little Chick's Bible

Little Chick's Bible

On 1/7 CAdkisson wrote: From Creation to the Resurrection, teach your little one about God with their own little board book version of the Bible, Little Chick's Bible. This book contains very abbreviate rhyming versions of eight popular Bible stories which are favorites of children everywhere. The colorful, brilliant illustrations ... Perfect for Easter baskets for little ones

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 12/17 CAdkisson wrote: Les Miserables has long been my favorite musical. The first time I saw it on stage, the spiritual undertones amazed me as that isn't typical for Broadway musicals. More recently, it was made into a touching movie which opened two years ago on Christmas Day. (Guess where I was Christmas afternoon that ... Lessons from my favorite musical

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 12/3 CAdkisson wrote: What was I thinking? I have always been afraid of doing a review on a Bible because who am I to give the positives and negatives of a Bible, God's word? Well, I am still not going to write a review on the Bible but instead on the supplemental materials included in this edition. The men in my life all ... A Duck Commander Bible

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David Wilkerson

David Wilkerson

On 11/17 CAdkisson wrote: I have always been fascinated with New York City. I didn't have opportunity to personally visit until I was around 40 years old but I went there in other ways--through books. As a teen, there was a fiction young adult series in the church library, each about a teen drug addict in the city who through ... Get a copy soon!

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 10/23 CAdkisson wrote: It is so much easier to think about receiving than giving, isn't it? Even as an adult, I wake up Christmas morning in anticipation of what is under the tree with my name on it, not just thinking about my children and the smiles on their faces when they open a gift they have hoped for. The same was ... Charming children's story about Santa

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

On 10/12 CAdkisson wrote: Who doesn't look forward to candy canes coming to your favorite grocery store during the Christmas season? I know I do! Lori Walburg, several years ago, wove a story around my favorite Christmas treat and now the story comes in a board book format perfect for little ones who may be likely to tear the ... A favorite children's Christmas story

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Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

On 10/5 CAdkisson wrote: Andrew and Beth grew up together and don't remember life without the other. Married right out of college, best friends, and starting with a common vision for life should make for a strong, happy marriage, right? However, Andrew has become consumed with his work and Beth is convinced he has been unfaithful. ... Old story, new format

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Love Letters from God

Love Letters from God

On 9/1 CAdkisson wrote: From Adam and Eve to the Resurrection, Love Letters from God by Glenys Nellist is one of the most unique children's Bible story books I have ever seen and I LOVE it! Each story begins with a Biblical reference, tells the story in easy to understand language and ends with a scriptural promise. What ... Personal notes from God

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Jonah and the Great Big Fish

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

On 8/22 CAdkisson wrote: Rhonda Growler Greene along with illustrator, Margaret Spengler, bring to us the story of Jonah and his initial refusal to do as God asked and go to Nineveh only to find that his disobedience brought more turmoil than expected. Done in a rhyming text, the story is perfect for ages 3-8. The illustrations ... Jonah and the Great Big Fish

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 8/12 CAdkisson wrote: Goodnight, Ark by Laura Sassi is a wonderful way to tuck your little ones in at night. Most children know the story of Noah's Ark but not the "inside" story about how the animals can't sleep through the storm, much like your children may not be able to. The animals begin crawling into bed with Noah ... Great new bedtime story

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The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

On 6/5 CAdkisson wrote: What better way to enjoy the company of friends and good food than with a potluck? Share the load of cooking and have all kinds of delicious new foods to taste. This is one cookbook that will give you the tools and inspiration you need to organize a regular potluck and fix something delicious to share. ... Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

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3 Stars

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Noah and the Mighty Ark

Noah and the Mighty Ark

On 4/12 CAdkisson wrote: Rhonda Growler Greene has recently written and release a new children's re-telling of Noah and the ark. The text is rhythmic and somewhat sing/song, one that any child will enjoy over and over. The illustrations by Margaret Spengler are bright and colorful and created with an interesting effect, sometimes ... Fun Noah's Ark

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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 3/19 CAdkisson wrote: From creation to Revelation, 101 Bible Stories takes some of the most well known and loved stories from the Bible (with scripture references if you want to read the story in its entirety within context) and puts them into an easy to read and understand format for children with some beautifully created ... 101 Bible Stories

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Runaway Saint

Runaway Saint

On 2/15 CAdkisson wrote: Sara Drexel and her husband, Finn, own their own agency specializing in letterpress printing, website design, and creating cards and stationary. Out of the blue, Sara's Aunt Bel is back in town after serving over 20 years as a missionary in Kazakhstan and Sara offers her a place to stay. Aunt Bel left ... My first Lisa Samson

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A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept

On 1/21 CAdkisson wrote: This isn't the life Allison had planned but things don't always turn out as you plan. Her daughter is a grown woman and lives far away and her alcoholic husband left her even though she was certain God would heal their marriage, so Allison moves into the old log cabin home in the mountains of Idaho left ... One of her best yet

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 12/6 CAdkisson wrote: The Civil War is over. Her father is gone. Charlotte Fraser has only her rice plantation and an island cottage her father left her. She is determined to put the pieces of her life back together in spite of the fact that little is left of her former life, her father's slaves are now free, and little ... Great historical fiction set just after the Civil War

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 9/26 CAdkisson wrote: World War II has recently ended and Rose Yoder should have been married to Jonathan by now but he ashamed their community when he voluntarily joined the military as a medic, a decision that went against the Amish pacifist way of thinking. Rose wanted a good Amish life, not a worldly one. How could ... This one will warm your heart

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/23 CAdkisson wrote: Harriet Beamer has moved from Pennsylvania to California to move in with her son and daughter-in-law at their request but it just doesn't feel like home. Her attitude changes a bit when her best friend plans a visit, her daughter-in-law announces she is pregnant, and a new "Grammy" suite is planned. ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

On 6/11 CAdkisson wrote: Nothing seems to be going well in Ivy Marshall's world, in fact things seem to be totally out of her control. Her father has just announced that her branch of the family business is closing. Her sister has been proposed to on national television and appears to have everything Ivy didn't have. And ... The Wishing Tree

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 4/27 CAdkisson wrote: Katherine Yoder yearns for a marriage and family like most young women. The fact that she is surrounded by happy marriages and the anticipation of new babies only deepens that longing. She is never idle, working at Mary Yoder's restaurant, helping her parents, sewing, needlework....but that doesn't fill ... Letters to Katie

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gods at war

gods at war

On 4/2 CAdkisson wrote: From the very beginning in the introduction, Kyle Idleman has you hooked in his most recent book gods At War. Whether you struggle with spending too much, greed, working too much, worrying, .....there is a false god inside each of us that is at the root of all of them in the form of idolatry. Idleman ... Dealing with idolatry

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/19 CAdkisson wrote: When Mia Quinn's husband, Scott, died in a car accident, she had no choice but to return to work at the King County District Attorney's office as a lawyer. Talking on the phone one evening to her co-worker and friend, Colleen, Mia is considered a "witness" to Colleen's murder when a gunshot cuts that ... A Matter of Trust

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 2/3 CAdkisson wrote: Julia Bennett's life as an artist in Manhattan was pretty much what she wanted. She had a show opening, a high profile art dealer boyfriend, and was content with that. Then her past begins knocking at her door in the form of her college friend and roommate, Marney, who destroyed the home life she ... Moon Over Edisto

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/5 CAdkisson wrote: Secretly Smitten Over the last year, the town of Smitten, Vermont has seen many changes. With all the townsfolk pitching in, Smitten has become a tourist destination, particularly for those seeking a romantic getaway. Authors Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerback, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter have also ... Secretly Smitten

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/8 CAdkisson wrote: When Abram Fisher's parents are away for amonth and he is in charge of all the Fisher kinner (children), he has one opportunity after another to need the help of Fern Zook. Married to the land, Abram has no need of a wife. However, the attraction that begins to form between him and Fern leads him on ... Three Amish short stories in one volume

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Lovelier Than Daylight

Lovelier Than Daylight

On 11/3 CAdkisson wrote: Susanna Hanby is ready to go off to college soon but plans to spend some time with her sister and her children on her way to Westerville, Ohio and Otterbein College. Upon arriving at her sister's home, she finds the house in total disarray and her sister and children gone. Her husband claims she has ... Great fiction based on an actual historical event

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Return to Sunday Dinner

Return to Sunday Dinner

On 9/28 CAdkisson wrote: Those Wonderful Sunday Dinners Do you have childhood memories of a special Sunday dinner at Grandma's like I do? It was at those Sunday dinners that we finally took a minute to slow down and simply enjoy one another's company. What I wouldn't give for just one more Sunday lunch at Granny's! Do you ... Those Wonderful Sunday Dinners

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 9/14 CAdkisson wrote: Danielle Kent grew up in an abusive situation and knew little of God and the security of a stable home until she moved in with Martha and Arnold. Living close to the Amish, Danielle was probably the least likely person to fit in with their lifestyle but she fell in love with an Amish boy who wants nothing ... His Love Endures Forever

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 8/28 CAdkisson wrote: Two journeys, two continents, one grieving couple. It has been a year since Amanda and Chris Vance lost their child and the same amount of time since Amanda has been able to perform her job as an Ob-gyn nurse. When her neighbor, Emily, unexpectedly suggests Amanda join her on a trip to Israel, Amanda ... A Christmas Journey

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The Choice

The Choice

On 7/30 CAdkisson wrote: The year is 1974. Sandy Lincoln has it all. She is a popular cheerleader, has a wonderful family, and is dating a star athlete from her school. When Sandy discovers she is pregnant, she must choose the road to travel. Looking at all the options--abortion, keeping the baby, or adoption--she is pulled ... The Choice

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 7/2 CAdkisson wrote: Sophia Makinoff has the perfect teaching job and dreams to match. She is certain to become the wife of Congressman Montgomery. Her world crashes around her when the Congressman proposes—to her roommate. Unable to bear what she knows will be (the pity of her acquaintances and Annabelle’s prattling ... Through Rushing Water

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Love Does

Love Does

On 4/23 CAdkisson wrote: Have you ever stopped to ponder what love looks like? What it involves? The sacrifices that take place when you love? How often do we misuse the word love? "I love that pasta." OR "I love that house". Personally, I wish I could erase that verbiage from my vocabulary. Love is so much more than ... Love is more than just the spoken word

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 3/31 CAdkisson wrote: Darlene and Brad Henderson have recently made the move from Houston to the family farm near the small town of Round Top, Texas. Their son, Chad, had made some poor choices in Houston and this is the chance for everyone to begin fresh. But the move that was intended for the good of all is taking more ... Need You Now

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 3/7 CAdkisson wrote: Just as Luci Swindoll's mother, when giving instructions to her children, began every request with a verb that required action, so does Luci in her newest book Simple Secrets to a Happy Life. The title of each chapter begins with an action verb. While she doesn't claim to have all the answers regarding ... Secrets of a Happy Life

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 2/26 CAdkisson wrote: Cissie Graham Lynch, Franklin Graham's daughter, has just begun an internship with a branch of Samaritan's Purse, Children's Heart Project. Hundreds of children in Mongolia are awaiting medical help and will die without it. In this film, three children are chosen to receive the surgeries they so desperately ... Three Hearts

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 1/24 CAdkisson wrote: Kate longs to flee from her parents, a mother who is difficult and controlling and a father who is prone to drunkeness. Her path away takes her to Otterbein College where she is training to teach but is painfully shy and therefore has great difficulty speaking in front of an audiene which is a basis ... Sweeter Than Birdsong

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/6 CAdkisson wrote: Perhaps you have listened to and sung hymns your entire life. They may even evoke some very pleasant memories of your childhood or days gone by. But do you have any idea the story behind the authors and composers of those hymns? In the last of a series of three volumes, Robert Morgan shares with ... Then Sings My Sould: Book 3

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/3 CAdkisson wrote: One story.  Four friends.  One goal--to save their small town of Smitten, Vermont when news breaks that the mill, the primary industry in the town, is closing.  Smitten is the perfect place to raise a family but has little to offer tourists. Just the mention of the town's name ... Smitten

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/20 CAdkisson wrote: To be honest with you, I looked over this book for weeks, thinking that, in my forties, I wouldn't need to read a book by Billy Graham about the final stages of life.  None of us know when God will call us home but I hope I'm in mid life, not Nearing Home.  However, as Dr. Graham points out, ... Nearing Home

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 10/28 CAdkisson wrote: It is a few weeks before Christmas when Gretchen moves into a new condo with her children Emma and Ethan in order to be closer to her mother. Gretchen is content to unpack boxes and get settled into her new home and life. However, an unexpected visitor shows up, forcing her to extend a helping hand ... The Christmas Note

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 9/21 CAdkisson wrote: Mary Ann Scoville, a small town girl who was raised by a single parent and bullied as a child, has more than she ever thought possible--a lovely home, three beautiful girls, and is climbing up the social ladder. She and her husband, Jackson, have a mission to raise their children to have everything ... Sunrise on the Battery

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100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

On 8/26 CAdkisson wrote: If you are looking for a devotional book to use with your small children, this could be what you've been looking for.  100 Read & Sing Devotions, created by Stephen Elkins, is filled with colorful child friendly illustrations and daily devotions which include a short scripture verse that you ... 100 Read & Sing Devotions

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Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

On 8/3 CAdkisson wrote: Do you ever wonder why you believe what you believe? Is it because your parents believed it? Your Sunday School teacher taught it to you? Your pastor told you it was true? If you can answer "yes" to any of those questions, this book might be what you're looking for. Josh McDowell, internationally ... Don't Check Your Brains At The Door

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/7 CAdkisson wrote: The last book I read before this was The Blessing by John Trent. We all, whether adult or child, want to know we are treasured by someone. The Blessing illustrated how to accomplish that through five different venues: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value to the individual, dreaming ... A Place Called Blessing

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 6/15 CAdkisson wrote: As Jacob was blessed by Abraham, so we all yearn to receive the blessing of our parents.  It is also natural for us to want to "pass on to our children more than we received.  This book can put into words what you missed as a child as well as provide practical, hands-on ways of communicating ... Giving the blessing of unconditional love and acceptance

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Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure

On 5/17 CAdkisson wrote: Shortly after the Civil War has ended, Ada is penniless and all alone.  Her mother died years ago of consumption and her father has recently passed away, leaving Ada with no home, no prospect of marriage, and nothing to live on. Ada boards a train in her home of Boston and travels to Hickory Ridge, ... Beyond All Measure

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/18 CAdkisson wrote: The Lightkeeper's Ball by Colleen Coble opens at the turn of the 20th century in New York.  Olivia Stewart and her mother receive news that Olivia's sister, Eleanor, has died before her arranged marriage with Harrison Bennett takes place.  The marriage between the two families will benefit ... Til Death Do Us Part?

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Plain Proposal

Plain Proposal

On 3/18 CAdkisson wrote: Miriam Raber has loved Saul Fisher for what seems like her whole life. She can picture their Amish life together in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as husband and wife, with a family of their own. However, Saul may have other plans. He wants more than what he feels the Amish life has to offer him. Both Miriam ... Plain Proposal

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/7 CAdkisson wrote: America's most loved evangelist, Billy Graham, shares daily devotionals with examples taken from his many years of being a Christian, a parent, and a pastor. Each devotion includes a short scripture passage, usually less than three verses, a brief narrative, and a prayer based on the topic. Topics ... Unto the Hills

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