Reviews by Blessedmomfxs
On 9/2 Blessedmomfxs wrote: I received a copy of The Beginner’s Bible: All About Jesus Sticker & Activity Book for review. The book doesn’t list an age range but since the Beginner’s Bible is for toddlers, I kind of expected the sticker & activity book to be as well. I don’t think it is particularly well suited for children ... It's OK...
On 6/13 Blessedmomfxs wrote: When I signed up to review Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius, I expected to read a book about the medical condition that caused a boy to be “trapped inside his own body.” In actuality, the book talks little about the condition that resulted in Martin being in a vegetative state. Instead, it chronicled ... Brave and Strong
On 3/10 Blessedmomfxs wrote: I don’t read a lot of murder mysteries (or, “detective stories” as they are called by the politically correct), but I thought I’d try Terri Blackstock’s Breaker’s Reef for a change of pace. I knew it wouldn’t be graphic because it is in the “Christian Fiction” genre (I can’t do graphic!). ... Not that believable
On 1/29 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Looking for a way to ‘reset’ your body…get off sugar and processed food…eat ‘clean’? Then The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola might be for you! Here are some quotes from the Ultimate Daniel Fast website: "The Daniel Fast is a 21-day partial fast based upon the prophet ... I'm anxious to try it....
On 12/30 Blessedmomfxs wrote: The Note-Taker’s Bible, King James Version is just what you’d expect from the title. This Bible has wide margins in which to take notes, and the pages are a tiny bit thicker than normal scripture pages are nowadays which is good so that the ink won’t bleed through quite as easily. It is a red-letter ... Good Basic Bible
On 12/8 Blessedmomfxs wrote: I had high hopes for Bonhoeffer Abridged by Eric Metaxas. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a fascinating person who lived an extraordinary life. I found that Bonhoeffer Abridged was quite a disappointment. It reads like an abridgment (which it is, but it shouldn’t jump out at the reader). The prose is choppy ... Disappointed
On 10/10 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Another great biography for kids, Get to Know Mary by Nancy I. Sanders, didn’t disappoint. Although less is known about Mary than about many other Biblical figures, Nancy Sanders does a great job of painting a picture of who Mary was and what life was like for her. This book talks about the life of ... Another great biography for kids
On 9/13 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Another great kids book by Nancy I. Sanders, Getting to Know King David is packed full of information about the life and times of the shepherd-boy-turned-king, David. I love this biography series. Each book is a mini-curriculum in itself. There is a glossary/word bank for vocabulary and eyewitness accounts ... Another great biography for kids
On 8/29 Blessedmomfxs wrote: I was excited to see a 2nd-3rd grade reading level biography about the Apostle Paul. Nancy L. Sanders did a great job writing an informative yet accessible story of the life of Paul. Get to Know Apostle Paul includes information that was new to me, even as an adult. It isn’t condescendingly simple, ... Attractive and Informative Biography for Youth
On 7/23 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Life Behind the Wall is really a trilogy of books. Book one is Candy Bombers, book two is Beetle Bunker and book three is Smuggler’s Treasure. The trilogy traces a German family’s story from just after WWII in 1948 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The books are fictional but recount actual ... Great youth historical fiction
On 5/17 Blessedmomfxs wrote: “Attitude is everything” or so they say. John C. Maxwell probably agrees. His book, How High Will You Climb, is subtitled “Determine Your Success by Cultivating the Right Attitude.” In aviation, your attitude determines your altitude. The attitude of the aircraft can be nose-up or nose-down ... Solid advice for attitude improvement
On 1/22 Blessedmomfxs wrote: There is no arguing with the fact that the Judeo-Christian ethic helped shape the United States Constitution and the government of the United States. Inherent in the formation of our nation is the idea that people are “endowed by their creator” with certain “rights.” The government doesn’t ... Life Devoid of Grace
On 1/22 Blessedmomfxs wrote: If you’ve read and enjoyed Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo, you’re going to love Heaven Changes Everything. Todd and his wife, Sonja, team up on this devotional book based on Heaven is For Real. If you didn’t read the first book, it is the account of a young boy who became gravely ill and visited ... Living With an Eternal Perspecdtive
On 1/1 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Although I struggle with the idea that people will wear white robes and and that Heaven will have actual gold streets and pearly gates, the fact remains that it is a concrete picture of Heaven. I like this book and wish I had a paperback or hardback version to give my son. I have a terminal illness and ... Great Book on Heaven for Kids
On 1/1 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Having read "90 Minutes in Heaven" and other accounts of near-death experiences, I had some idea what might be found in "Heaven is For Real". There weren't any real surprises in the book but I did find the account moving and compelling. That the Burpo family were facing are familiar to many of us...a ... Heaven is For Real - it is
On 11/1 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Divine providence. Manifest destiny. American exceptionalism. These are all terms bandied about in the political arena today. There is no debating that many of our Founding Fathers invoked “nature’s god” and “divine providence” in their writings. Is America exceptional? Is there a plan for ... If you don't vote, don't complain!
On 7/27 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Far from uniting the nation, as many of us had sincerely hoped, President Obama seems to be presiding over an increasingly divided United States of America. Kevin McCullough is one of his vocal detractors and Mr. McCullough argues his case in his intentionally ironically-titled book. The cases against ... Another Opinion
On 3/8 Blessedmomfxs wrote: In her book, A Conversation With God, Marcia Ford tackles some tough questions in a very approachable way. We all have questions that we would like to ask God. Ms. Ford’s book poses many such questions with answers written in a very approachable style. “What is Heaven like?” “Do You really ... Dear God...
On 2/16 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Combining the sense of Hannah Montana with American Idol, Izzy’s Popstar Plan is a self-described “daily devo that reads like a novel”. I’m torn between admiration for the clever way the book attempts to bring Godly character into modern life and disdain for the appeal to the popular mentality ... A little "light" on the devo...
On 1/28 Blessedmomfxs wrote: The book looks at the various characteristics of love shown by God and invites us to reflect on those characteristics and how the relate to how we live our lives. Each chapter is broken into daily readings, with personal application questions. The last reading of each chapter is ideal for group discussion, ... Enlightening Study
On 1/22 Blessedmomfxs wrote: The Shelter of God’s Promises is one of the latest books by author, speaker and former 700 Club host, Sheila Walsh. The promises she shares are all centered on Jesus -- the cleft of God -- and His assurance to be our shelter. Drawing on her own personal experiences and using insightful summaries ... A Shelter in the Storm
On 1/6 Blessedmomfxs wrote: Tithing: Test Me In This by Douglas Leblanc is part of the “Ancient Practices Series” of books. Other books in the series include – Sabbath, Fasting, Pilgrimage, Prayer, The Sacred Meal, and the Liturgical year. Malachi 3:10 has been the subject of much debate throughout history and among many ... Disappointed