Reviews by Rachel Davis
On 9/14 Rachel Davis wrote: Crystal Paine's blog, Money Saving Mom, was one of the first blogs I started following way back when I started blogging myself. She gave a lot of practical advice that was relevant for where I was in my life. So I was thrilled to receive Money Making Mom: How Every Woman Can Earn More and Make a Difference ... Money Making Mom
On 12/13 Rachel Davis wrote: Every Christmas, for the last several years, we have done the Christmas tradition where the kids each have an advent calendar and we read a Christmas book each night before bed. I was excited to be able to add The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas to our collection. My kids, ages 9, 6 and 3, ... Another great title for my kids' Christmas book library
On 11/13 Rachel Davis wrote: I love being able to add new Christmas books to our rotation. I try to add at least one new one every year, so I was pleased to be able to review Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd- Jones. This is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book that tells the Christmas story from a unique and new ... Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
On 10/17 Rachel Davis wrote: I know I have said it many times, but I love getting these Adventure Bible : I Can Read books to review. I find they are a wonderful way of sharing Biblical stories with my 3 children in a way that brings the Bible story to life in wonderful illustrations and using words and sentences that make sense ... Ruth and Naomi
On 10/17 Rachel Davis wrote: I love receiving these Adventure Bible I Can Read books in the mail for my kids to read. Noah's Voyage is the latest that my kids have read. This is a level 2 Zonderkidz reader, which is meant for ages 4-8 and is a reading with help book. My 8 year old was able to read it to her brothers, ages 6 and ... Noah's Voyage
On 8/3 Rachel Davis wrote: Brave Queen Esther tells the Biblical story of Queen Esther, who along with her cousin, helped to save the Jews from persecution under King Xerxes. She is considered a female hero in the Bible. This re-telling of the Bible story is written for the understanding of 4-8 year olds. Rebecca, my 8 year old, ... Great depiction of a female Biblical heroine
On 7/24 Rachel Davis wrote: Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent's Guide to Raising kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN is a parenting book unlike most parenting books. Being a mom of 3, I have read my fair share of parenting books and often am left feeling guilty ... Good for new parents
On 7/10 Rachel Davis wrote: I was really looking forward to reading this book and hopefully learning some tips and techniques from a blogger whose blog I follow and read weekly. I am constantly trying to find ways to spend less, but still maintain a certain level of lifestyle that our family is comfortable having. After reading, ... Some good, some bad
On 1/6 Rachel Davis wrote: We are a Christian family. As such, I have been blessed to receive to review several Adventure Bible I Can Read! books to share with my young children. The latest is Miracles of Jesus with pictures by David Miles. Miracles of Jesus centers on Jesus's journeys teaching and specifically is centered on ... Another great Adventure Bible I can Read book!
On 1/3 Rachel Davis wrote: Yuletide Ice Cube Fair by Karen Poth is a very cute Christmas story featuring the Veggie Tales characters that aims to remind children what Christmas is really about. The story begins with the children humming with delight at the upcoming Yuletide Ice Cube Fair. All the Veggies looked forward to the ... Another great Veggie Tales book!
On 12/9 Rachel Davis wrote: The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg is a very cute, inspirational story that is perfect for kids young and old in the Christmas season. The story shares that a candy cane is not just a piece of candy, but rather there is unique Christian symbolism behind the shape and coloring of the candy. ... Wonderful book to add to your Christmas Collection
On 9/18 Rachel Davis wrote: Moses Leads the People (An Adventure Bible I Can Read!) illustrated by David Miles, is another great, accurate children's book depicting the classic Bible story of Moses and the Exodus. It begins with Moses seeing the burning bush and being asked to help set God's people free, and goes through the sending ... Great, accurate Bible story for kids but might be better for closer to age 8
On 9/18 Rachel Davis wrote: God's Great Creation: An Adventure Bible I can Read book is a wonderful book for kids! God's Great Creation, retells for kids the story of the first 7 days of God creating the world and the eventual fall of Adam and Eve and their exile from the Garden of Eden. I found that the story was very accurate ... Great, accurate Bible story for kids
On 6/10 Rachel Davis wrote: Here in my town we see many Amish daily, whether they are riding down the main road in their horse and buggies, or they are shopping at Aldi and Walmart. I have always been fascinated in the Amish way of life. There have been an influx in Amish programming on TV, primarily following Amish who have left ... Refreshing Read
On 4/17 Rachel Davis wrote: I have yet to find a child who does not like animals, especially baby animals. Authors Jill Gorey and Nancy Haller take this concept and add it to the Fruits of the Spirit and the result is a very cute, adorable book entitled Pups of the Spirit. Each pup is given a "Fruit of the Spirit" which is a trait ... Very cute way to teach kids
On 4/1 Rachel Davis wrote: I am always looking for ways to share Bible stories with my children. Now that Rebecca is getting older (she is 7) I am finding that while she likes the stories from the toddler and preschool Bible books that I have, she is ready for something older and more on her level. Enter 101 Bible Stories from ... Great introduction to WHOLE Bible!
On 3/4 Rachel Davis wrote: I LOVED this Bible version. I have been looking for a fun Bible for Benjamin, who will be 2 in April. He loves to be read to, but he is still at the age where paper books are not strong enough to withstand the hand of a 23 month old. Enter The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast. I love ... Great First Bible!
On 2/14 Rachel Davis wrote: I was excited to be able to review this book, as I have been looking for new books that my sons would like. I will say that I was not disappointed in this collection of stories. Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero / VeggieTales / I Can Read! (I Can Read! / Big Idea Books / VeggieTales) is a collection ... Another win for Veggie Tales!
On 2/5 Rachel Davis wrote: WOW. WOW. WOW. That was my first reaction as I was reading Notes From a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider. Mrs. Oxenreider shares her family's story of living more simply, more intentionally, and happier in a style that is both biographical and story-telling. ... Notes From a Blue Bike
On 1/21 Rachel Davis wrote: THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR EVERY MOM! This book shares Crystal Paine's journey from being a depressed, stressed out, over- scheduled mom who felt like she was drowning in life to now one of the most famous blogger in the world and who offers sound, practical advice for the everyday woman to become ... A MUST READ FOR EVERY MOM!
On 2/5 Rachel Davis wrote: In their book, The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, The Money Couple (Scott and Bethany Palmer) talk about 5 money personalities….saver, spender, risk taker, security seeker, and flyer. However, I was never able to get a clear understanding of what mine would be or ... The 5 Money Personalities---NOT a financial help book, but a marriage help
On 2/29 Rachel Davis wrote: I used to be able to read a book in one day, usually in one sitting, before I had children. However, that is NOT the case these days as the demands of a 5 year old and a 2 year old are often overwhelming that I do good to get to read for 1/2 hour a day. However, since I have been put on modified bed ... Beauty for Ashes is a Must Read
On 1/28 Rachel Davis wrote: I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives. by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett, is an inspirational book for anyone who is struggling in any aspect of their life. It is a collection of personal accounts of people who have faced some sort of adversity in their lives, only to come to realize that alone they ... Book Review: I am Second
On 12/27 Rachel Davis wrote: Recently I was given the opportunity to read and review Jared Herd’s book More Lost than Found: Finding a Way Back to Faith. I was excited to receive and read this book as I am one of many people who sometimes feel like they have lost their connection with God and with what we grew up thinking that ... Review: More Lost than Found by Jared Herd
On 10/3 Rachel Davis wrote: Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma is a wonderful gem of a story that offers intrigue, lessons in healing from your past, embracing your future and learning to trust in the Lord. ~From the back cover: In tiny Cottage Cove, on the coast of Maine, Wren Evans is raising ... Book Review: Sweet Sanctuary
On 7/13 Rachel Davis wrote: Since I have a bachelors of arts degree with a major in theology, I was looking forward to reading about a rebuttal to the new atheists that I have been hearing a lot about. Well, I was given the chance, as I was sent Why God Won't Go Away: Is the New Atheism Running on Empty? by Alister McGrath. ... Book Review: Why God Won't Go Away
On 6/22 Rachel Davis wrote: Growing up we did not have cable TV. Instead we had the standard TV with rabbit ear antennae and we got 4 channels...NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX and if we were lucky we got PBS. That was it. We didn't spend a lot of time in front of the TV either. During the day we were outside playing or at school, and at ... Book Review: Billy Graham in Quotes
On 3/30 Rachel Davis wrote: Eat Your Peas Faithfully: Simple Truths and Happy Insights! by Cheryl Karpen promises to be a 3-minute forever book. This means that while this is a rather quick read, the ideas and sentiments expressed throughout the book will be uplifting for the rest of your life, in other words, forever! As I read ... Eat Your Peas Faithfully
On 3/9 Rachel Davis wrote: Being a lifelong baseball fan, being married to a Sports newspaper editor, and being a Christian, I was excited to be able to read about one of the best baseball players of our time- Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals. Pujols: More Than the Game by Scott Lamb and Time Wellsworth chronicles the ... Book Review: PUJOLS: MORE THAN THE GAME
On 1/27 Rachel Davis wrote: I am always looking for ways to improve my relationship with my dear hubby. I have read numerous relationship books such as...Why Mars and Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress , and The Love Dare . I was recently given the opportunity ... Book Review: This is Your Brain in Love
On 1/13 Rachel Davis wrote: Every January millions of people make resolutions and set goals that they would like to achieve during the coming year. Millions of people also start reading self-help books and watching self-help videos to help them to achieve these goals and to teach them that one magic step that will allow them to ... Book Review: The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt