Reviews by Savannah
On 2/8 Savannah wrote: I read Mahtob’s mother’s book, Not Without My Daughter, years ago and had loved it. I actually read it several times. When the opportunity to review this book came up I jumped at it! My Name is Mahtob continues to story of the American mother who ended up trapped in Iran with her young daughter ... a must-read, continued from Not Without My Daughter
On 11/3 Savannah wrote: I enjoyed this devotional. I received the e-book version to review and the format was fine. I’ve read Walsh’s books before so I was looking forward to this one. The devotions were short and relevant to most women I think, especially mothers. I love the list of Scriptures at the end of each devotion, ... Really enjoyed this devotional
On 9/9 Savannah wrote: I am very impressed with the Believe Storybook. It’s a large book with nice, thick pages and simple yet beautiful illustrations. There are 10 chapters for each of the three categories, Think, Act, and Be like Jesus. Each chapter has a key word or phrase (such as Compassion, Stewardship, Offering my ... a great way for elementary children to learn how to apply Biblical lessons to their lives
On 6/21 Savannah wrote: The Case for Grace for Kids does an excellent job of explaining grace to children in a way they can relate to. Even adults can have a hard time comprehending the awesomeness of God’s grace, so this is no easy task. The Case for Grace for Kids uses stories from the lives of other children to demonstrate ... Great book explaining Grace in a way kids can relate to
On 4/27 Savannah wrote: My Thoughts The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook is cute, appealing to young children, and has 40 easy recipes. There is a small story to go along with each section; Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Desserts and Snacks, and Measurements and Grace (I LOVED that it had a grace in it!) The recipes aren’t ... Easy and appealing recipes for children
On 1/20 Savannah wrote: A Father’s Love is a great version of the prodigal son to have for the kids. As with Moses Leads the People, which I reviewed last year, this book has nice and bright illustrations that my kids enjoyed looking at. At a level 2 reading level, this book is still a tiny bit advanced for my children to ... A brightly illustrated retelling of the prodigal son
On 12/10 Savannah wrote: My Thoughts: I was very surprised with this book. I was expecting horrible conditions and physical torture and basically..a horror story. Don’t get me wrong; the conditions were dire and there was emotional torture and even with the first-hand account of the events, I can’t even really imagine what ... Very good read, surprised me though
On 11/4 Savannah wrote: My kids are just beginning to read so I was excited to receive this I Can Read Bible story. This book is a Level 2 reader. It’s still a little bit advanced for my kids (ages 6 and 5 to read on their own but they really enjoyed the story. Moses Leads the People starts with Moses and the burning bush, ... A great book for kids to learn Bible stories on their own.
On 7/18 Savannah wrote: I think this is the first book I’ve read that gives a true Amish account of the Amish life. Everything else I’ve read has always been fiction, and while I enjoy Amish fiction I’ve wondered why it’s so often considered “Christian reading” when, from what I’ve learned from true ex-Amish, ... A first-hand account of Amish turning to Christ after tragedy
On 6/1 Savannah wrote: I had really high hopes for this book but honestly, I had a hard time getting through it. A large portion of the book talks about a lot of worst case scenarios and horror stories. While I think it is important to know about the stats of abuse toward women and from different scenarios so that we can ... Some good info but a difficult/dry read.
On 3/25 Savannah wrote: I usually am not drawn to NIV Bibles but this one intrigued me. I love the idea of a Bible for kids that cross references the Old and New Testaments. I really liked how there are notes made throughout The Jesus Bible, published by ZonderKidz, that references back and forth to procephies about the coming ... Good Bible for kids to learn how every book reveals Christ.
On 1/21 Savannah wrote: I definitely found this novel hard to put down. As a matter of fact, I read it all in one night. It’s a very good story with characters that draw you in. I did find it to have a different feel than most Amish novels. The best I can describe it is that it felt less Amish I suppose? I have never known ... hard to put down!
On 12/21 Savannah wrote: Plain Peace is part of the “Daughters of a Promise” series by Beth Wiseman but the book stands well on its own; you don’t need to read the rest of the series to get an idea of what’s going on. From what I’ve read on other reviews, parts of the stories do intertwine though. For this reason, ... Unlike many Amish fictions
On 12/11 Savannah wrote: Joel Soukup was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was 16 and quickly learned that he was going to lose his leg. Not just his leg, but part of his pelvis as well. A few years later, his cancer came back and he then had to have part of his spine removed. Standing Tall on One Leg is told mostly from Joel’s ... Family's faith stays strong through devastating cancer diagnoses and treatment
On 8/27 Savannah wrote: I was really looking forward to reading through the devotionals in this Bible. Unfortunately, I wasn’t all that impressed with the product as a whole. The Bible itself has is pretty, and I like the hard cover; less likely that my kids will damage it! This Bible is King James Version. The devotionals ... i was expecting more
On 8/7 Savannah wrote: I was really looking forward to reading this book because I know that my prayer life needs work. I used to be so good at praying naturally just throughout the day, as though I constantly had God on the line. In the last several years I’ve realized how much I tend to forget to pray. I was hoping to ... Some good information in this book
On 6/3 Savannah wrote: I remember reading Joni's first book, Joni, when I was a child. I loved it and read it over and over. I even had my mom help me to make a wheelchair for my teddy bear. :P I'd always wondered what happened to Joni next, so I was excited to read this book. Joni and Ken, An Untold Love Story is written ... a behind the scenes look at joni and ken's marriage
On 4/24 Savannah wrote: Parenting is hard, and it’s (almost) always nice to read ideas on how to handle certain situations, especially from people who have been there, done that. Parenting is sort of like marriage. It takes work and intentional choices. Sometimes we have to do things that don’t come naturally or that we ... eye opening for all parents
On 3/25 Savannah wrote: I love Amish fiction, so I was excited to read and review An Amish Kitchen. These stories are fairly short, making them good for a busy mom. I found them perhaps a bit rushed at the end – moreso in the 1st story – but they flowed well overall. Relationships are so important in our lives, and they ... Short stories but sweet :)
On 2/5 Savannah wrote: God’s Book of Prayers is just that; a compilation of all of the prayers found in the Bible. Before the lists of prayers comes various helps in how to benefit the most from the book. There is an overview of what prayer actually is, and how it is important. There is a quick discussion on the importance ... Good content, not great on kindle
On 10/8 Savannah wrote: My Thoughts Ever since I became a Christian I’ve had a heart for missions, so I was really attracted to this book as soon as I read the description. It did not disappoint. Marcia, her husband, and their daughter are the typical “family next door.” Suddenly, God calls them to serve as missionaries ... Trusting God when He Calls You
On 8/21 Savannah wrote: When I first received this book, I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. Finances are different for every family, and so are opinions on how to manage them. I’m glad I got this book though! I like how each section of the book is divided into practical and realistic tips for kids of different ages, ... Great Tips and Ideas
On 4/10 Savannah wrote: This was a fantastic study for my ladies’ group right now. Almost all of us struggle with being totally open with each other, even though we’ve been meeting together for a couple of years now. I love how the Stuck DVD Study is flexible in how long each session can take. You can make this study work ... Applies to women in many different walks of life
On 10/5 Savannah wrote: What a sweet little book! In this short, rhyming board book, Hermie the caterpillar thanks God for all His blessings. Hermie thanks the Lord for his bed, his feet, his food, his friends, and more. This book is definitely a keeper, and will help kids recognize the blessings around us that so many take ... A wonderful book that teaches kids about blessings
On 9/9 Savannah wrote: Gabby, God’s Little Angel, by Sheila Walsh, Illustrated by Marina Fedotova What a sweet little book! Read about Gabby, a spirited and kind-hearted, yet slightly clumsy guardian angel in training. Gabby is sent to protect Sophie when Sophie is finally allowed to ride her pony. When something unexpected ... Gabby, God's Little Angel
On 8/18 Savannah wrote: Though I’ve read a few books from the Women of Faith collection before, this is the first time I’ve read one written by Patsy Clairmont. If she talks anything like she writes, she must be a lot of fun to be with! She has a very easy-to-read writing style, filled with humour. Though the topic of ... Encouraging and Insightful
On 8/1 Savannah wrote: Love You More, by Jennifer GrantJennifer Grant shares the story of how her adopted daughter, who was born in Guatemala, came to join their family. Grant chronicles the events leading up to making the decision to adopt, the adoption process, and the adjustment period afterward in this touching book.I ... Love You More: Book Review
On 7/13 Savannah wrote: Thunder Dog, by Michael Hingson with Susy FloryThunder Dog is the true story of Michael Hingson, a man who was blinded in infancy, who worked on the 78th floor in one of the World Trade Center towers. This is one of those books that I just did NOT want to put down.Michael was at work with his guide dog ... Thunder Dog: Book Review
On 7/2 Savannah wrote: Rumors of God, by Darren Whitehead and Jon TysonThis book revolves around the words on the prophet Habakkuk, "LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy."When compared with Biblical times, it is easy ... Rumors of God: Book Review
On 6/22 Savannah wrote: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir...of Sorts by Ian CronI think this is the first time I've ever read a memoir. I guess just the word memoir made me think "some person's life story? boring!"...kind of like how some people automatically look right past a movie when they see it's a documentary. ... Book Review: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir...of Sorts
On 6/15 Savannah wrote: Cure for the Common Life by Max LucadoDissatisfied with your job?Feeling like you have no real skills? Or as though your interests are meaningless for glorifying God?Cure for the Common Life discusses our "sweet spots"..the areas in our life in which we feel fulfilled because we're doing what we do best, ... Book Review: Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado