Reviews by LadyD Books
On 2/2 LadyD Books wrote: What gorgeous artwork on the outer covering of this beautiful hardcover devotional book! Plus, the inside layout appearance is easy to navigate through with daily readings upon each page for the entire year. The endnotes include a prayer, bibliography, books by the author, and sources by date. A ribbon ... An Unquenchable Hope
On 1/9 LadyD Books wrote: Children will enjoy holding the durable board book that is just the right size for them. The artwork on the front cover will draw them in, for sure. It's that warm and inviting! A little bear, lizard, kitty, mouse, moose, dog, raccoon, and goat, that you find in the most unlikely places, will captivate ... Sweet Book
On 11/13 LadyD Books wrote: The book begins with two friends, Lamby the sheep, and Eddy the bear looking for Sleepy Puppy. They find him taking a bubble bath, dressing in warm jammies, brushing teeth, and then lovingly saying his prayers of protection for his friends. The illustrations are bright and beautiful. The story nurtures ... Sweet Bedtime Story!
On 11/1 LadyD Books wrote: I felt the author's heart on every page as he sincerely shares his truthful perspective of who he is and who God is! You will be blessed and encouraged to walk with Don as he shares his personal family stories, as well as his professional work adventures. Plus, his musical ministry outreaches all around ... Inspiring!
On 8/6 LadyD Books wrote: What a wonderful perspective for children to grasp and process a visual understanding of what heaven will be like!! The beautiful words will comfort and bring hope to all. The wonderful illustrations show God's love to everyone! Families will enjoy reading together about a real and lasting friendship ... We Love The Book!
On 7/23 LadyD Books wrote: What a great summer read. I love this book! A sincere thank you to Dudley for sharing his golden insights with us. First of all, it's so beautiful to read about his spectacular relationship with our amazing Dolly. I have come to learn that she truly is 'the real deal.' Especially when it comes to a deeply ... Highly Recommend!
On 3/8 LadyD Books wrote: What a fantastic interactive book to read with your children and grandchildren. Such amazing Biblical stories leading up to a glorious Easter! Kids will enjoy opening up their own mail, finding warm and encouraging notes within the flaps. For those wee sensitive ones, you'll find gentle tones from the ... Lovely Book!
On 2/13 LadyD Books wrote: I'm so appreciative of receiving this timely book. I have found the scriptures within to be beneficial to one's peace of mind while journeying through life's ups and downs. The best solution for carrying any kind of tension that life throws at us is to discover His peace and calm from within. I haven't ... Relating!
On 1/5 LadyD Books wrote: Amena Brown's journey of accepting herself and knowing who she is in Christ is a good, inspirational read. A few chapters like 'Searching for the Groove' and "Finding Your Voice' spoke to me. I felt like the author was conversing with her readers on real life-changing experiences. For those seeking some ... Amena's Journey
On 10/9 LadyD Books wrote: I think everyone is afraid of something, especially in our former years of childhood. I suppose we learn how to deal with our innermost personal anxieties and in turn wish to teach our children and grandchildren how to face their fears. Inside the pages of this delightful picture book are fun-loving ... Big and Strong and Scared!
On 9/20 LadyD Books wrote: Such a heart-warming book of a lifetime friendship and trust between a man and his dog. Discovering good choices between their partnership of give-and-take, always trusting, playing together and having fun. You'll notice maturity and growth in the owner who has trained long and hard, preparing to race ... Great!!
On 8/23 LadyD Books wrote: If you know someone who has fallen on hard times and found themselves in a pit of despair and darkness, the writer's words will offer hope. As Beth shares the truth from God's word, they will see a new perspective on their situation. The author personally knows that pain is real. Within the pages, the ... Warm and Encouraging
On 6/20 LadyD Books wrote: So the kid's NIV Visual Study Bible is like a textbook for the older child who is a serious student of the word in a Christian school. You will find the Old and New Testament contents of the Bible, along with an infographic index and maps in the back. The colorful illustrations are wonderful, too. I ... Great Study Bible
On 5/22 LadyD Books wrote: This charming padded board book is just the right size for little ones to hold, ages 4-8. The illustrations of beautiful countryside with picnic tables all around and a warm campfire site will sure to draw you in. Plus, children will engage with so many adorable animals like a fox, bear, raccoon, owl, ... Adorable Sing-Along Book
On 4/28 LadyD Books wrote: One of my favorite quotes from this beautiful picture book is, "God clapped his hands in delight as Eve opened her eyes for the very first time." Inside you will discover 14 inspiring stories about these amazing women of God, such as 'The Trusting Girl,' 'The Brave Girl,' and 'The Hopeful Girl.' Ages ... Sweetness All Around
On 4/1 LadyD Books wrote: What a wonderful devotional for older children, ages 6-10! I'm going to give a copy to my 9-year-old grandson for his birthday. It's so well organized with daily scripture reading and engaging questions for young believers. I love the bold turquoise lettering of the title for each day, the beautiful ... Great!
On 2/3 LadyD Books wrote: As a grandmother of 5, I especially wanted the little ones to understand the character of God with a simple story line, word pictures they would remember, and a connection with warm illustrations. I found this charming book to do just that and more! The good news of God's love for His children has a ... Will Warm Hearts of All Ages
On 1/14 LadyD Books wrote: I love devotionals and this one is elegant! You will enjoy forty days of inspiring scripture reading and be renewed with vision and purpose. There are so many lovely images that will take your breath away. I can't think of a better way to enter the Easter season than diving into the pages of this book ... Lovely Devotional
On 12/29 LadyD Books wrote: There are over 50 reusable stickers in this colorful sticker and activity book. It's so bright and colorful. Simply a fun loving creative adventure. There are matching activities, mazes, word searches, and many coloring pages. There are codes to figure out what the Bible says about love. Kids will love ... Wonderful Activity Book
On 11/28 LadyD Books wrote: A beautiful hardcover devotional is sure to please everyone on your gift-giving list. It is very well organized with wonderful bold titles highlighted in blue. There is a scripture index in the back of the book. On each page are insightful, encouraging snippets that will leave your soul refreshed, hopeful ... A Journey of Rest
On 11/6 LadyD Books wrote: Children love animals and inside the durable board book covers, you'll find a bunny, skunk, monkey, tiger, panda, duck, goat, turtle, giraffe, mouse, pig, and raccoon. The rhyming text points to the fun of having friends and doing things together, like playing ball, jumping and eating together. Very ... Adorable and Entertaining
On 10/7 LadyD Books wrote: The author has organized the contents of the book in two parts: Theological Foundation and Using Animals. Sarah is a Christina and an animal activist (PETA). I enjoyed reading about not eating meat and dairy from her perspective and opinion. Her style of writing is a bit confusing at first because there's ... Not For Everyone
On 5/27 LadyD Books wrote: I am looking forward to giving this beautiful book to my grandson as a gift towards the end of school. He is 8 years old and the Adventure Bible Series is right up his alley! I especially like the easy to read font size. It's just perfect for daylight reading and looking at the book while camping in ... Great Gift for Grandsons!
On 3/25 LadyD Books wrote: I love this new approach to a children's Bible. First, the cover art in foil sparkles just right to catch anyone's attention. Then, you'll discover inside many colorful illustrated blue pages on topics like: Books Of The Bible Prayer Is... The Lord's Prayer Ten Commandments For Kids Love Passage For ... Nice One!
On 3/1 LadyD Books wrote: I am a fan of repetitive learning. Each page from this delightful board book begins with, "Little one, little one." The story line focuses on the baby bunny's purpose in feeling so loved and belonging to a family. For one to grow and belong in the security of knowing that others love you is a strong ... Precious!
On 2/5 LadyD Books wrote: An adorable board book for young children, ages 2-4 and 4-8. It's a quick read with short rhymes to memorize. Just right for a bedtime story. So many animals will keep young children's attention, especially seeing the many pastel illustrations of animals. You'll find kids engaging with purple elephants, ... Nice!
On 11/4 LadyD Books wrote: Love the colorful cover art and the overall layout of the book is excellent. Each chapter page (Book Introductions) of the Bible is very bright and colorful (just what girls like) and well detailed with subjects like: Who wrote it When it was written where it takes place Cool characters you'll meet Bad ... Refreshing Approach!
On 10/23 LadyD Books wrote: This is a tender story, set in very hard times during the Depression, about a boy named Jack and his mom barely scraping by. Word reaches them that Jack's dad is not coming home for Christmas since he is out west finding work. Naturally, hearing the sad news on Christmas Eve leaves Jack feeling very ... Beautiful and Inspiring!
On 9/25 LadyD Books wrote: My grandson enjoys holding the large size sturdy board book and pointing to the many colorful animals, calling them by name. It's a cute and funny story of rhymes (maybe not so Biblical but it's juvenile fiction) regarding the animals crowding onto Noah's bed, two by two. The elephants are grand, the ... Refreshing Approach
On 8/24 LadyD Books wrote: A beautiful story of rhymes, along with many warm colorful illustrations, invite children to explore autumn festivities in the great outdoors. From the beginning, the author draws the reader in with my favorite line in the book, "God decorates what He creates." Little ones will be delighted in seeing ... I Love It!
On 8/9 LadyD Books wrote: With over 50 great reusable stickers, the colorful activity book provides children with hours of fun activities, such as word searches, counting objects, connecting the dots, coloring pages and matching games. My grandson loves using many of the colorful stickers from a large selection to choose from ... Fun and Engaging
On 7/9 LadyD Books wrote: My grandson is 7 and can easily read level 2 aloud. It's a wonderful Biblical story (although a few more accurate parts are missing) of Queen Esther's bravery and heroism. She risks her life in going before the King. She shows courage in being ready to face danger, deciding to expose a plot to destroy ... Lovely Story with Great Illustrations
On 6/12 LadyD Books wrote: What a wonderful devotional for kids! It's just right for my older grandson who loves to read about God, while the younger grandchildren listen to how God takes care of them. With complex topics addressed such as obedience, trusting God and being kind, you'll appreciate that the words are simple to understand. ... Wonderful Devotional
On 5/13 LadyD Books wrote: This is a great, inspiring devotional. I especially like how the author links gardening concepts with scripture. There's tons of Biblical references that go hand in hand with visual gardening tips. The beautiful illustrations make the book a most excellent gift. I am fond of meditating and reflecting ... Inspiring, Practical and Refreshing
On 4/24 LadyD Books wrote: Wonderful words of love and encouragement are discovered within the pages of this beautiful devotional. I found it to be true that with daily reading comes reflection with an opportunity for personal application. You'll discover a new attitude (faith builder) being shaped within you in honoring your ... Inspirational!
On 4/17 LadyD Books wrote: What a charming book of singsong rhymes for the young and old. My 7 year old grandson loves to read these precious lullabies to his younger brother before bedtime. The verses are so loving and comforting for little ones. The many brightly colored illustrations depict fun outdoor nature scenes with colorful ... Charming Book of Singsong Rhyme with Scripture
On 3/27 LadyD Books wrote: If I could give a book 10 stars, it would be this one! The beautiful illustrations complement many wonderful Bible stories perfectly. The author has brought a fresh approach to Bible reading. Each page gives lots of opportunities for children to engage with their parents. My grandson is 7 and could easily ... Wonderful!
On 2/4 LadyD Books wrote: What a lovely book with many rich breath-taking illustrations. The children are so dear and precious with their glowing smiles. They're images are placed perfectly on the pages, surrounded with the most well known scripture passage in the Bible. The words of David are most comforting to the reader ... Lovely Book
On 1/21 LadyD Books wrote: What a sweet book and woven throughout the story is a valuable lesson for character building. It's an easy read for older children and young ones listen attentively while engaging with the cute illustrations, pointing to all the clouds. Bragging is never a good idea for anyone to do but two over achiever ... Delightful and Engaging
On 12/22 LadyD Books wrote: What a marvelous guide to the Daniel Fast. There is a tremendous wealth of inspiring verses of scripture for needed encouragement here. I especially like the dazzling food photography and ample recipes. Right at the beginning of the book is a worthwhile section to read about the types of fast, a Biblical ... Great Guide and Devotional
On 11/21 LadyD Books wrote: A refreshing new approach in studying scripture for young girls by writing and drawing your thoughts down in a fun devotional journal! I love the book with its unique illustrations and creative fonts. If you're a visual learner, you'll be captivated and drawn in to learn more of God's word. The author ... Wow!
On 10/31 LadyD Books wrote: I am so impressed with the professional quality and artistic layout of this wonderful children's Bible. Not only are the 20 full-color pages absolutely gorgeous but they're filled with tons of important information. From the very beginning the reader is drawn into learning new things and finding rich ... #1 Bible for Kids!
On 10/2 LadyD Books wrote: Delightful board book shaped like a star! Sturdy construction filled with many beautiful illustrations and words that rhyme. I read the book to our youngest grandson who pointed to each star on every page. Very memorable for children to learn about the special star with a historical message of love for ... Memorable!
On 9/18 LadyD Books wrote: This is the best "lift-the-flap" book that provides great Biblical information with a fresh approach by using pint size postcards just for children to read. These love letters from God are real treasures of His affirming love to everyone. The author echos a strong spiritual message here. Each page is ... Excellent!
On 4/24 LadyD Books wrote: A well known Biblical story written with rhyme and rhythm is sure to delight a young child. My 4 and 6 year old grandsons listened quite easily to the story line being read to them and followed along, pointing to all the animals. Very engaging for children to see so many different types of animals enter ... Impressive Ark!
On 4/4 LadyD Books wrote: This beautiful picture book retells Jesus' parable of the lost sheep found in Luke 15:3-4. It has wonderful, warm pastel artwork and delightful rhyme text. Hearts of young children for ages 4-8 will understand the simple message of a loving shepherd realizing that one of his sheep is missing and leaves ... True and Faithful Shepherd
On 12/28 LadyD Books wrote: This is about self discovery and adding one more. A powerful approach when you choose getting healthy together. You'll be inspired to start the journey to transforming your life. The plan is well organized with 5 successful parts: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. I especially like the chapter ... Basic Healthy Rituals
On 11/7 LadyD Books wrote: Delightful Christmas collection of carols, stories and poems that the author so warmly dedicates to her mother. Mary's richly detailed illustrations are a feast to the eyes. Children will enjoy looking at animals, angels and lots of children. My favorite drawings are the lion and the lamb and the wonderful ... Beautiful Illustrations for Gift Giving
On 10/1 LadyD Books wrote: I have read many of Billy Graham's books and have loved them all. This one is life-changing. It's not so much a devotional, although you can use it as such, but rather a plethora of spoken messages that cause you to think deeply. It's the best counseling tool to have under your belt because the chapters ... Amazing Wisdom
On 8/18 LadyD Books wrote: A sensational read about two very different people, a mother and daughter, who love each other very much and cook up a storm from their unique perspectives that make this one extraordinary cookbook! I guarantee you will find laughter around your table like Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph have. Along ... Sensational Read!
On 7/10 LadyD Books wrote: How do you prepare for unexpected twists and turns of getting older and do you like growing older? Do you or someone you know is now facing infirmities and uncertainties that are a part of this maturing process? I can relate to these timely questions and thought of so many dear people that surround my ... Enjoy Life-It Has An Expiration Date
On 6/6 LadyD Books wrote: You've heard folks talk about the outside or the inside of the cup... well, this book talks about cleaning the cup. In other words, it's the kind of book that talks about blind spots and perspectives. The main goal is to look at your own heart with self examination, leaving you with a compelling feeling ... Blind Spots and Perspectives
On 2/5 LadyD Books wrote: I felt a need to grow deeper in my faith and this special devotional showed me my need to have a listening heart. If you want more of God in your life, then you'll really want to get to know Him, by listening and praying to Him. The more I read, I began to see that my nature and heart responses were ... A Listening Heart
On 10/18 LadyD Books wrote: In a world where everything is constantly changing, this powerful message of unconditional love is very much needed to young hearts everywhere. Max leaves a tender legacy to his children and shows us the way to comfort our offspring, so tenderly with assuring words, that they are loved no matter what ... Great Timely Message!
On 6/28 LadyD Books wrote: Whether you've been writing stories ever since you can remember or you've just begun, like so many of us, you will need a map (blueprint plan) to get to where you want to go. Hopefully, that means seeing your stories published and in the hands of wonderful readers. Larry lays done the right foundation ... Great tool Box for Writers
On 4/18 LadyD Books wrote: This is a very encouraging book for everyone. The special writings of Max Lucado's newest book, Max On Life, offer Bible-based responses to many questions we have in our own life. Questions about disciplining kids, special needs children, struggling marriages, sex, work and finances. The one hundred ... Encouraging, Hopeful and Inspiring
On 1/31 LadyD Books wrote: The Quotable Chesterton is an amazing compilation of articles (quotes) by G K Chesterton, an English writer and literary critic that were published in the early 1900's. I am a first-time reader and have come away with a deep respect for an extremely intelligent man who was a brilliant word-crafter. You'll ... Wit and Wisdom
On 1/3 LadyD Books wrote: This softcover devotional book was written by the much beloved minister of the gospel, Billy Graham. It was originally published 25 years ago & has now been brought back in to print for a new generation of readers. Featuring 365 daily readings, this book offers an inspiring collection of comforting ... LadyD Books Review: Unto the Hills
On 10/25 LadyD Books wrote: This is a sweet story with a simple message written for the whole world to know of. It's about giving to others, like one act of kindness or paying it forward, especially at Christmas when the emphasis is on materialism with kids echoing to one another, "What did you get for Christmas?" This beautiful ... Gift Giving from The Heart
On 9/17 LadyD Books wrote: You Changed My Life is a beautiful collage of short stories that reveal ordinary people making an extraordinary difference in someone's life. These snippets of true stories will inspire you, move you to tears and cause you to soar amongst heroes. From the moment you begin reading this delightful ... Remarkable Stories
On 9/7 LadyD Books wrote: I'm always delighted to receive quality children's books from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Some of you may have read my earlier posts on many of Andy Andrews books. This time, I must say that Andy Andrews did it again. His latest book, "The Boy Who changed The World" is a brilliant story with a historical ... Kids Matter
On 8/28 LadyD Books wrote: I love to read books about relationships that inspire me and somehow after finishing the story I feel changed for the good, you know, from within. Almost instantly I could tell I was going to like the three main characters in the book because the details of their characters was so believable and embraceable. ... Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me
On 5/30 LadyD Books wrote: Wow... a winning combination of history, romance, inspiration and suspense for Andy Andrews again! I was so moved by this excellent book with a captivating story. I kept reading page after page and couldn't put it down because the story got better and better. By the time I reached the end I was thoroughly ... Story of Second Chances
On 4/30 LadyD Books wrote: If I Could Ask God Anything is a wonderful paperback book for children to discover clear, fresh answers to important questions about God, faith, prayer, and Christianity in language that the children will understand. Author Kathryn Slattery tackles difficult and challenging subjects that are hard for ... For Curious Adults, Too!
On 3/21 LadyD Books wrote: When my first Grandson was born, a friend said to me, "May he follow Jesus all the days of his life." I was so deeply moved by this benediction. As a grandmother, I am always looking for teachable moments to share scripture with them. The author of this sweet book provides "Faith Imprints" of scripture ... The Flowering Cross
On 3/3 LadyD Books wrote: There were two main points that I read right from the beginning that invited me to keep reading this book on how biblical faith can help us discover who we are in an age of self obsession. One was that the Greeks (yes, I am Greek) looked to a greater good, an essence or standard of good, to define their ... Who Are You Really?
On 2/13 LadyD Books wrote: My favorite line in the book is found at the beginning. "It's what all the poets and musicians and romantics sing about. It's true love." Dr. Earl Henslin has written a wonderful book filled with great insights to help us understand and improve a healthier more passionate relationship with our marriage ... What All Musicians Sing About
On 1/2 LadyD Books wrote: If you desire God's best in your life and want to experience greater joy and success in your relationships, your job, your finances, you will be inspired and encouraged in reading How to Reach Your Full Potential for God by Charles Stanley. Scripture filled with wisdom and truth will serve as "jumper ... Something Greater - Something Better
On 12/14 LadyD Books wrote: Diamond Rio is a refreshing book for all musicians, band members and lovers of country music to read. I enjoyed many interesting details from the name quest of their band to good advice on the way to fame such as, "No, you gotta make a decision (about) who you are, what you wanna be. Pick one." From ... Must Read for All Musicians and Lovers of Country Music
On 10/31 LadyD Books wrote: Much to my surprise, I received a beautiful children's book for review from Thomas Nelson Publishers that almost looked like a Leonardo De Vinci book! Stunning illustrations by Maria Monescillo are so alive with color plus many details for a child's eye to discover. Max Lucado, the author sets the writing ... Choose Low Over High
On 10/14 LadyD Books wrote: I remember the days of watching Deborah Norville on television so eloquently reporting the latest news happenings. Now it is my privilege to tell you a little about Deborah's new book, The Power of Respect: Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success that I just finished reading. The book starts ... Cornerstone of All Virtue
On 9/16 LadyD Books wrote: If you find yourself wanting to better understand the differences between men and women, to discover simple biblical truths to help you with communicating with one another and to seek a powerful break through for your marriage, then I highly recommend "Love & Respect" to you! I have had the wonderful ... Powerful and Affirming!
On 8/15 LadyD Books wrote: Paula explains with simple language and great illustrations that men and women think and act differently. Her writings are very insightful, humorous and just plain easy to understand! Have you ever asked yourself these questions and sincerely wanted to know the answers? * Who is this man and how does ... When a Man Loves a Woman
On 7/2 LadyD Books wrote: I absolutely love this book! In my opinion, it is one of the best well written and illustrated picture books... so adorable and inspirational! I would say the book is for ages 4-8 but toddlers will enjoy it, too. Well, to be honest with you, I did read it to my husband and we both agreed that this book ... Adorable and Inspirational
On 6/21 LadyD Books wrote: Some very important and truly sensitive issues are discussed from the author's perspective of "letting go". Robert Wolgemuth brilliantly writes from his heart and shares with his audience about his own memories with his daughters growing into womanhood and then leaving to cleave to their new husbands. Have ... A Father's Love for His Daugter
On 5/16 LadyD Books wrote: This gorgeous hardcover gift book is for all age groups with many beautiful, elegant illustrations to behold. If you're not looking for religion, doctrine, nor a system... but an inspirational journey, then this is the book for you. The nuts and bolts of the book is basically about Jesus' birth, calling, ... Review- His Name Is Jesus by Max Lucado
On 4/27 LadyD Books wrote: Do you know someone who is in a crisis, coming out of a crisis or headed for a crisis? The Noticer is a wonderful book with REAL answers to many of life’s questions. Do you need a new perspective? Change can happen in a heartbeat. Andy Andrews brilliantly writes about a man named Jones who has been ... Seeds Planted
On 4/10 LadyD Books wrote: I received the book, In the Footsteps of Paul by Ken Duncan from Thomas Nelson. I am so appreciative to have read this great book of treasures during Holy Week. Thank you Thomas Nelson! The photography work of Ken Duncan is breath taking. Being Greek and having family in Greece, this book captured my ... Greater Understanding of Paul
On 3/25 LadyD Books wrote: I loved watching another winning children's Dvd from Thomas Nelson! This time I viewed an animated and well narrated Dvd filled with thirteen short Bible stories by Gwen Ellis. This successful Dvd moves along quite nicely, holding your attention while stories of biblical truth are told. The voice of ... Vol.1 Read and Share Dvd Bible Review
On 3/12 LadyD Books wrote: I love Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure! The Dvd is professionally well made. The animation is marvelous, plus the background music is fantastic! The storyline "Being Unique" gets my vote of 5+ stars! The voice talent of Tim Conway, John O'Hurley, Rob Pottorf and Melissa Disney are ... The Key To The Lost Treasure