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Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

On 3/22 Marissa D wrote: Children's books are often filled with fairy tales and fanciful stories that in the end teach a lesson or instill a moral. Yet, there are many real life stories that can be used to teach our kids these valuable truths as well1, we just may need to dig a little deeper. That is the purpose behind Same ... SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT: A STORY FOR CHILDREN IN TODAY'S CONFLICT-FULL WORLD

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4 Stars

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Jesus Today

Jesus Today

On 1/18 Marissa D wrote: Have you seen some of the online articles about Jesus Calling and Sarah Young? Are you a fan? Or a skeptic? I'm not sure I am a fan, but I enjoyed Jesus Calling when I went through it almost three years back, now. It was encouraging to see one woman's relationship with Jesus. I used it as an extra encouraging ... Jesus Today... And Sarah Young...

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4 Stars

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Prayers and Answered Prayers

Prayers and Answered Prayers

On 12/7 Marissa D wrote: About the Book This is actually two books in one... isn't that awesome? Both books are colorful and waiting for your prayers and answered prayers. Each page prompts you to answer questions about yourself. The concept is that you will learn to share your life with God so that a real relationship will ... Prayers & Answered Prayers... Gift for Kids

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook

On 10/17 Marissa D wrote: The holiday season is officially upon us. And while there could be many aspects of the season that bring stress, cooking should not be one of them. As a child, I remember the holidays full of new food, special food. And while I was not an adventurous eater, there were many fun dishes that were just ... Children's Corner The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook Cub-Friendly Cooking With An Adult

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4 Stars

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One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

On 8/25 Marissa D wrote: An adorably cute main character, Sophie took me with her on her summer adventure completely. I wasn't sure on this one when I picked it up, yet after only a few pages I was hooked. I had to know what would happen in Paris! I really enjoyed this one. The story was light and fun. A perfect summer read, ... One Paris Summer

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5 Stars

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Heroes Of The Bible Treasury

Heroes Of The Bible Treasury

On 6/7 Marissa D wrote: When my kids were little - granted two still are this little- they would interrupt me numerous times a day with a book, a sweet look, and the clear request to be read to. More often than not, I would happily oblige. We would curl up on the couch, or even in my desk chair, and work our way through ... Heroes Of The Bible Treasury Children's Corner

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4 Stars

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Wild About the Bible Sticker and Activity Book

Wild About the Bible Sticker and Activity Book

On 5/4 Marissa D wrote: Children's Corner: Rainy Spring Days Wild About The Bible Sticker & Activity Book There is no doubt that Spring is a wonderful season. The sun actual warms up the air and the ground, the trees fill the sky with hues of green, and so many flowers appear out of almost nowhere. The downside is all the ... Raining Day Activity - Wild About The Bible

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4 Stars

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Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings

Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings

On 4/12 Marissa D wrote: Books filled my childhood - and not in that loner kind of way either. They were the gifts my grandmother gave me. They were the little extras my dad would give me as a reward. They gave me ideas to expand upon in my imagination. They helped my brain connect the concepts of science, life, and critical ... Mother's Day Plan: Book & Crafts

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4 Stars

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ICB, Princess Bible, Hardcover, Purple

ICB, Princess Bible, Hardcover, Purple

On 3/21 Marissa D wrote: This particular Bible is purple and glitter covered and an International Children's Bible. What is the ICB? The International Children’s Bible® is not a storybook or a paraphrased Bible. It is a translation of God’s Word from the original Hebrew and Greek languages. God intended for everyone to ... For Young Daughters of The King

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4 Stars

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Faith Builders Bible, NIrV

Faith Builders Bible, NIrV

On 1/1 Marissa D wrote: Walking through the kid's playroom every night can be similar to walking through a minefield as there are building blocks of all shapes, and sizes that set off an explosion of pain on feet and heels without warning. I was warned of such a phenomenon when I had my first son, and yet every night I brave ... Faith Building Bible: A Tool for Young Boys

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3 Stars

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I Prayed for You

I Prayed for You

On 12/8 Marissa D wrote: This simple board book is full of love as a mama bear goes through her prayers for her baby cub. She tells her cub how she prayed for all the moments she had experienced with her cub: watching her sleep, watching her learn to walk, seeing her get hurt, laughing while she played, seeking patience in ... I Prayed For You

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4 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible A Christmas Celebration Sticker and Activity Book

The Beginner's Bible A Christmas Celebration Sticker and Activity Book

On 11/17 Marissa D wrote: About The Book The Beginner's Bible has put out a fun sticker and activity book this Christmas season: The Beginner's Bible A Christmas Celebration Sticker and Activity Book.com/e/**. Each page of the book has a small paragraph with the basics of the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus. There is ... A Christmas Celebration... Sticker & Activity Book on Children's Corner

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4 Stars

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For the Love

For the Love

On 10/28 Marissa D wrote: It is hard to in the Christian blogging world and never hear the name Jen Hatmaker. Her blog has such a following, not to mention the books she's published, or the little TV show her family starred in. She has a big personality that attracts women looking for an advocate to keep on trying and striving ... For the Love: A Book Review

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2 Stars

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Running Lean

Running Lean

On 9/15 Marissa D wrote: Running Lean Diana L Sharples The teenage years have a bad rap. Yes they are hard, compared to childhood, but that could be because parents are allowing their kids to get a taste of the real world outside of the boundaries of a safe home. Or they are hard, because some are dealt harder cards to live ... Running Lean: A Book Review

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2 Stars

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No Cape Required: A Devotional

No Cape Required: A Devotional

On 2/27 Marissa D wrote: There are so many times when I'm reading a main-stream book and I see the power of God in them, even though the author didn't mean to write it in. Of course this happens often with movies too! I've decided it's because the Creator designed us with His truth ingrained in our hearts, and when we, as ... No Cape Required: A Review

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5 Stars

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25,000 Mornings

25,000 Mornings

On 1/3 Marissa D wrote: 25,000 Mornings lived up to it's promise of being quick - these devotionals are super short and quick to read. I also appreciated Rowe's introduction and decision on the title. Since we only have so many mornings in our lives, and mornings can set the tone for the whole day, it is imperative that we ... 25,000 Mornings: A Review

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2 Stars

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 12/15 Marissa D wrote: This particular story took you back in time to a period where life was simpler. In this town life is a routine with no real surprises, of course this year there is a Christmas surprise for the people of this town. Just as you would hope, Lucado has filled this story with special characters and moving ... The Christmas Candle: Not up to standards

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2 Stars

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Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today

On 11/15 Marissa D wrote: I started receiving the devotionals from Proverbs 31 ministries years ago now I think... And I loved them. (Want to sign up? Here's their site.) In fact I thought I might have finally turned a corner, for a few months I honestly made the time to read each daily devotional and then journal about it. ... Daily Devotionals without Technology

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4 Stars

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 10/21 Marissa D wrote: So we get the chance to follow Rose as she struggles to find where she belongs in the world. It's a beautiful story that wraps in the love of family, and how family isn't always what we imagine it to be. The idea of family can grow as your love for others grow, and that is exactly what this book brings ... A Christmas Gift for Rose

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NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

On 8/25 Marissa D wrote: One simply cannot be a Christian mom blogger and not run into the homeschooling group online. The two are so similar that they often overlap so heavily it's impossible to see where one ends and the other begins. At this stage in my life I am not truly a homeschooling mommy, however, I do go out of my ... Homeschool Mom's Bible

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3 Stars

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 7/23 Marissa D wrote: Marla put together a wonderful book that has many great point in it. She goes through many different styles of praying, including fasting as a form of prayer, or maybe a better way of saying this is, she points to fasting as an accompaniment to praying. It was very well done. I also really enjoyed her ... Prayer Warrior Mom

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2 Stars

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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 6/3 Marissa D wrote: There are so many times when I start my day off full of hope and energy to be intentional and passionate about engaging with my kids in order to teach them and give them wonderful memories. Then, sometimes by eight in the morning, everything just turns around and I am discouraged and "done" with the ... The Passionate Mom

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4 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/5 Marissa D wrote: This is a sixty day devotional - a great way to spend five minutes of your day when you feel like you are starting to spiral in that ugly downward "unglued" slide. Each day has a scripture verse, a "thought of the day" and then a short story from Lysa, then it ends in a prayer. I really enjoy all the ... Unglued for sixty days

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3 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/6 Marissa D wrote: A book that must be on the shelf of every mother, period. It is no secret that being a mom is hard work, at least not for me when I headed down the road to motherhood. I was prepared for the work, at least I thought so. Then all the emotional and mental work started to show up. And the weight sat ... Desperate

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5 Stars

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 12/12 Marissa D wrote: “Whoever says nothing ever happens in a small town ought to spend a few weeks in Hickory Ridge.” Do you feel like nothing ever happens in small towns? This story could easily change your mind! And I have to admit, I didn't realize this was the final book in a series right away, so don't feel like ... Every Perfect Gift

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3 Stars

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