Reviews by Kris Bush
On 1/12 Kris Bush wrote: Unshakable is a new 365 day devotional from celebrated speaker and writer Christine Caine. It is of decent size and hardcover. The colors are rich and vibrant. They give me the feeling of being relaxed at the beach. As can be seen above the devotional and it’s entire color scheme is of this teal and ... Decent Devotional
On 1/1 Kris Bush wrote: This book operates like a devotional for children. These is a devotional and a scripture along with a cute illustration/drawing. I like that it is like a starter into using devotionals. And for the parents who read a daily devotional (*waves hand*) this may be a nice addition to your library to get ... Awesome Children's Devotional
On 12/22 Kris Bush wrote: One of my new favorite children's books! I love the message of Lizzy the Lion. Its ok and often necessary to ask for help. As an adult even we need the encouragement to ask for help whether its asking a friend or spouse or asking God for his help. And its ok to do so. I also love that my son enjoyed ... Love Love Love
On 11/18 Kris Bush wrote: The Red Letter Words Of Jesus takes the Words of Jesus in the New Testament and uses them for the Scripture references in a devotional. It starts off in Matthew and makes its way through the Gospel with the ending devotional coming from Revelations. Over 100 verse of Jesus' words are in this devotional. ... The Words of Jesus
On 9/9 Kris Bush wrote: This book is written for the pre-teen girl. By none other than the young lady from War Room who played Priscilla Shirer's daughter in the movie. The story is like a fictional version of Alena's real life, knowing what she wanted to do but the reality of what she's doing has to set in. The first thing ... Great Preteen Book!
On 8/18 Kris Bush wrote: John MacArthur makes sure to examine key passages in the Pauline letters. MacArthur asks some key questions that are the foundation of our faith and answers them with Scripture and uses Paul's letters to do so. Some of those questions are: What is the gospel? What are the essential elements of the ... The Gospel According to Paul
On 6/1 Kris Bush wrote: One of my favorite types of books to review are bibles. Why? Because the content generally does not change although the delivery and add-ons do. Most bibles I have are generally unisex bibles, that can be used by either myself or my husband. However, this one I have been using lately is engineered ... The Most Beautiful Bible I've ever owned
On 4/17 Kris Bush wrote: She hits raw parts, the vulnerable parts that I dare not show to the outside world of how things can look fine and not really be fine. The book starts off with Esther's life story, helping the reader to get some context for what she states and how raw she really is in sharing that you don't need to ... No More Faking Fine
On 3/8 Kris Bush wrote: This is like a prayer journal, a two in one. The top book is to write down requests and the bottom book is to write down when prayers have been answered. It's cute. When I got it, I gifted it to my daughter to see how she would use it. She likes to write down her prayer requests in the top book and ... Prayer Books
On 1/14 Kris Bush wrote: I got Jesus Today (teen version) as a book to review and this is one of those books I am quite conflicted about. The conflict comes in because it is apart of the Jesus Calling series of devotional books by Sarah Young. A lot of the criticism that comes for this series is the way that Sarah Young ... Jesus Today
On 11/14 Kris Bush wrote: Well for the devotional I picked up by Oswald Chambers, deeper is spiritually deeper. And considering the world and everything going on, can't we all go a little spiritually deeper, a little more intimate with God? I raise my hand yes we do (at least I do). Oswald Chambers helps us get there with ... Devotions for a Deeper Life
On 10/27 Kris Bush wrote: Hands down one of the BEST books I've ever read. And for someone who reviews at least a dozen books a year, that's saying a lot. O.S. Hawkins does an amazing job in bridging the gap between Daniel's time and this era. We truly do live in a modern day Babylonia. So much is taught and accepted that ... The Daniel Code
On 10/15 Kris Bush wrote: How often do mom's want to better connect with their daughters? Especially through the teen and preteen years and if they cannot connect personally, at least know that someone they trust can connect with them. I'm that mom. I want to connect with 9 year old better than we already do. I want her to feel ... Girl Talk
On 10/12 Kris Bush wrote: Jesus called and He wants His church back. Now of course that statement isn't literal, but it packs quite the punch when thought about. For example, when we think about the church here in America, we see that there is so much inconsistency to point that one thing that is surely consistent is offense ... Jesus wants His church back??
On 10/6 Kris Bush wrote: There are 66 books in the bible and they all fit together to tell an amazing story of God's redeeming love. Jennifer Rothschild takes each book of the Bible and relates God's redeeming love for us to readily see and understand. It's almost like being able to be read 66 love letters. Love letters from ... 66 ways He loves YOU
On 9/25 Kris Bush wrote: oes anyone else's children like having their own bibles?? *Raises and waves hand profusely* My children, like having their own bible and being able to sit with me when I read my bible. They like knowing that when I grab my bible for church on Sunday, they can grab their bibles. For example, today is ... Kids Devotional Bible
On 8/11 Kris Bush wrote: So I allowed my daughter to read the book and tell me what she thinks of it. Her initial reaction is that she loves it! She loves the adventure and the fairies. The book is about three sisters which she can relate to as she has two sisters of her own. She loves that they go on an adventure (she's ... Miracle In Music City
On 7/11 Kris Bush wrote: However this bible seems to be aimed at getting kids into the bible and helping them recognize the difference in the passages. I like this bible. I like that it is already color coded according to a system that is explained in the bible. It makes it easy for my daughter to understand the topic of a passage ... The Color Bible
On 6/27 Kris Bush wrote: When I first saw this book on BookLookBlogger, I was immediately drawn to it for my 2 year old. And once I received it in the mail, I knew for sure it would be best for my two year old. The pages are all hard wood-like pages which makes it where she cannot rip the pages out (which she is prone to do ... Toddler Storybook
On 5/26 Kris Bush wrote: o this is what the book looks like. My kids absolutely love it. Kaylee likes to read it during her afternoon reading time. Caleb is starting to read, and thus tries to read it (although he can only recognize a few 2 & 3 letter words). It has the stories of Joseph the Dreamer, Noah's Voyage, Elijah ... Reading Fun
On 4/29 Kris Bush wrote: To live a mighty faith before a mighty God. I seriously enjoy this devotional as it prompts us to a mightier faith. It starts with a verse, then the devotional, and ends with a prayer prompt (which for those who are new to praying, this can be a simple prayer to aid in getting in the habit of praying. ... A devotional worth Reading
On 3/23 Kris Bush wrote: The intended lesson of this story is to be humble. To understand that we has humans we are not perfect and cannot demand perfection from anyone. Perfection is only found in God. As a mom with 3 daughters. I can truly appreciate this story and the ability to read them a story that helps them learn a lesson. ... Such a Cute Story
On 3/23 Kris Bush wrote: This emergent reader is a level two which is really good for my 8 year old. The 4 year old just loves to look at the illustrations as they are beautifully done. This story is of Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal on the mountain is what is being retold in this book. You can read this in the bible ... Elijah's Story
On 3/1 Kris Bush wrote: So my son's attention span is usually fairly short unless it has to do with super heros! lol. However we've found a book that he enjoys and quickly claims as HIS. It's a book of bed-time prayers. And if you haven't noticed we strongly encourage prayer in our house at ALL ages. This book is a hard book ... Prayers for Preschoolers
On 3/1 Kris Bush wrote: This book is hard back but does have many soft paper pages. So it is better suited to older children who are not as rough. Especially if you plan on keeping the book for a while. Which we plan to do as we'd like ALL of our children to have their turn going through this book learning to pray. There are ... Prayers for Older Children
On 2/24 Kris Bush wrote: You ever hear that saying, "When I rise give me Jesus?" Well here is a book that can literally help us do that without taking up loads of time. For many of us mamas, we don't always have an hour to devote to quiet time with the Lord in the morning, no matter how much we'd like some seasons of life only ... Just a Little Time with Jesus
On 2/19 Kris Bush wrote: So we got this book in the mail. And I was stoked to get it for my oldest girl because it is by Natalie Grant and she loves Natalie Grant's music. So this is just ONE book in a series of books Natalie Grant is releasing. And I love it because the older siblings don't leave out their younger sister, and ... A Dolphin Wish
On 2/17 Kris Bush wrote: My children absolutely loved this book. It's one day in their life as they celebrate Easter Sunday or as many of us call it Resurrection Sunday. The best part is that it isn't not all about "Easter" that most tend to focus on but Jesus. They learn about what they are really celebrating and what it means ... Berenstein Bears
On 2/6 Kris Bush wrote: Rarely do I come across a book that I have to shelve for a while but this is one of those books. It isn't particularly good for my children's age groups (8, 4, 1). It was entirely too wordy and because it only came via e-book my oldest couldn't really "get into" the book. I think that if we'd gotten ... Interesting yet Doesn't Hold Interest
On 2/2 Kris Bush wrote: As a parent have you ever sat down to think of character traits you wanted to instill in your children? I mean, sure kids have those ingrain traits but all of those traits are not good nor do we want them to sustain those traits. For example, Caleb (our 4 year old) has developed a tendency to be selfish ... Strong & Kind
On 1/7 Kris Bush wrote: Hands down, one of the most applicable books in the bible? James. Yet, because of the strength of the content, it is often hard to actually DO. And therein comes the James Code by O.S. Hawkins. The same man behind the Jesus Code. This book is set up like a weekly devotional with one verse a week. I enjoy ... A necessity in any believer's collection
On 12/27 Kris Bush wrote: I was curious about this study bible as I do have a NKJV bible, the Duck Commander bible, however it has no study or foot notes. So I got my hands on this one, and while it is nice. It does lack the extent of notes that my Life Application study bible has. It really did not suit me at all. For it to ... NKJV Foundation Bible
On 11/7 Kris Bush wrote: I love that the book is set up in the format of a daily devotional, meaning it is in bite sized chunks where each devotion is barely a page long. Long enough to get across knowledge, short enough not to bore children. I also like that the pages are not dated, which means we can pick up the book at any ... A new devotional
On 9/16 Kris Bush wrote: When I got married and throughout a great portion of marriage and even at times now, I get angry because of the times when we are unhappy and it is chaotic. I am still learning that my marriage was not designed for me to be happy. Yes happiness can be a by product of marriage. But that is not the original ... What if marriage was intended to be sacred?
On 8/12 Kris Bush wrote: The Good, The Bad and the Grace of God. This was fairly hard for me to get into as a book, as it has a fairly slow start. It starts off as a narrative of the lives of Jep and Jessica. You know, where they are from, what they were like as kids, what their parents and grandparents were like. However ... Book Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God
On 7/8 Kris Bush wrote: we (hubby and I trade off)on reading this book to our preschool aged son, who absolutely loves the book. I mean, no one is allowed to touch the book without his permission (lol). As wife and mom it does my heart GOOD to see my children are passionate about the Word of God. They ask questions during our ... Do my children 'Believe'?
On 6/17 Kris Bush wrote: Anything is a prayer of Surrender. We sing the song (at least I have) yet we don't always literally surrender all to Jesus. We don't always let Him wreck our lives to build up the life He has in mind for us. The book is broken down into three sections. What keeps us from Anything (the comforts and fears ... What is Your Anything?
On 5/29 Kris Bush wrote: Thus far Kay, loves the book. She took it to Wednesday night at church (we go for marriage class and the kids get to socialize with the other families' children). She reads it constantly and I am thrilled. As a mom, a Christ following mom, this does my heart good as I want to give her the necessary ... Believe...Kids Edition
On 5/16 Kris Bush wrote: So Randy Frazee along with Robert Noland has penned an excellent guide to aid us in living like Jesus. The book, "Think, Act, Be Like Jesus," helps us to read God's Word, think like Jesus would, and act on the Word of God to be like Jesus. This book is the companion book to Believe, the review of which ... Application of what we learn
On 4/25 Kris Bush wrote: Many of the people in my generation pride themselves on what they can do. On being able to buy whatever they want (and buy they do, I can't say anything I am guilty of it too). Yet many don't speak of practicing self discipline to be a good steward over your finances. I don't want to hear about the donations ... Becoming Spiritually Strong
On 3/9 Kris Bush wrote: This book is pretty awesome. It is separated into sections, the first breaks down the Daniel fast and the reasons why we do the fast. It helps us to understand the spiritual and physical demands of the Daniel Fast. The second section is a 21 day devotional, written to coincide with the 21 day length ... Awesome Resource
On 2/2 Kris Bush wrote: This is a great book. This is a companion book to The Story. The goal of this book is to strengthen our belief and faith in God as well as prepare us for what living out our belief and faith in God looks like. I will admit I was able to enjoy the little bit of this book I got to read (the first few ... Dare to Believe
On 1/21 Kris Bush wrote: This book is awesome!!!! I mean, there are 52 passages in the book and it takes children on a five day journey to understanding and memorizing each one. The first one was John 3:16. After 5 days my children did not fully memorize the verse but they did understand the verse. I am satisfied with at least ... Learning the Bible
On 12/27 Kris Bush wrote: Are you married? Do plan to be married one day (if you are single). What do you think contributes to high, 50%, divorce rate among those in the U.S.? Personally I think the high divorce rate is because people in the last 50-75 years or so have become super-lazy. They want their marriages to be like ... I do...From this day forward
On 12/22 Kris Bush wrote: My big girl, said she loves this book! This is the first time that the prodigal son story captured her interest. And the vibrant colors is what caught the interest of Caleb and Christian. I love the book for those same reasons. It is clear and gets across a beloved bible story. The illustrations are ... An early review
On 12/5 Kris Bush wrote: Now I will admit, I LOVE getting new bibles. It gives me the butterflies when I get ready to read the Word of God in a new bible, I get to make new markings, it's almost like I'm reading the Word of God for the first time. So when I get the chance to read the Duck Commander Bible, I am over the moon ... Duck Commander Bible...eek!
On 11/14 Kris Bush wrote: This story is accurate yet it easy for young readers, like my 7 year old, to read and understand. I love the vibrant pictures and the fact that it did not "sugar coat" Adam and Eve's disobedience nor their consequences. God's Great Creation is a companion book to the Adventure Bible so if the illustrations ... God's Great Creation
On 10/21 Kris Bush wrote: Many of us, have had some experience with church leadership (whether positive or negative). Some leaders are concerned with the numbers, how many people attended service, how much money was collected during service. Then there are other leaders, the ones who are concerned with the souls of the those ... Character Driven Leadership
On 9/19 Kris Bush wrote: So we did an afternoon story time, a couple of days ago to read the book. My daughter Kaylee's exact response "Mommy I like this book. It was good." Caleb said "like book mommy." When I get that response from them book along with a request for an encore reading. We've hit the jackpot! So far, Kaylee ... Enjoy Reading & Learn a Lesson
On 8/28 Kris Bush wrote: Every so often comes the book that has the end goal of setting your faith on FIRE. Unquenchable is that book. It comes along to prompt us to be on FIRE for GOD. I don’t know about you but every so often I my fire gets extinguished and I’m not as excited about my faith, about studying my bible, about ... Live on Fire for God
On 4/17 Kris Bush wrote: "Be careful of approaching the Word with your own agenda"- Stovall Weems. So often we do just that, we brings our issues and desires to the Word of God and try to make God's Word apply to what we want. If we want revenge on someone, we'll try make God's Word apply to that situation. If we feel we deserve ... A God-First Life
On 3/24 Kris Bush wrote: I've had the book in my possession for over a month and no matter how hard I try I cannot get past the introduction without a headache. Maybe its because I'm not at the point in life where I need this book. Had this book come in 2012 when my mom was battling cancer, I may have been able to really indulge ... Not quite my cup of tea
On 2/13 Kris Bush wrote: Whew!!! Hands down one of the best books I've EVER read. This was my first Jennie Allen book and it definitely will not be my last. This book covered way more than I thought it would be about and I am so glad I stuck through it beyond the first few chapters. This is a VERY interactive book. Jennie Allen ... Restless...It's okay to Dream
On 1/20 Kris Bush wrote: At first I was a bit skeptical about the book. Then I started reading and it became very interesting to me. The book tackles love from a biblical standpoint. It tackles different angles of love from romantic love to agape love but it always come back to romantic love. John Mark Comer views love as the ... Loveology...a story that is more romantic than we thought.
On 12/13 Kris Bush wrote: I've been looking for a bible with decent sized font because sometimes I want to be able to read without my glasses yet I still want it to contain the Bible study notes. Well this bible does just that. It has elements from the NIV Study Bible, NIV Archaeological Study Bible, NIV Quest Study Bible, NIV ... A combination of Study Bibles
On 11/19 Kris Bush wrote: I like that many of today's Country artists have given what their favorite scripture is along with a memory. However I heavily dislike that there are not nearly enough devotions for an entire year as the title suggests. These reflections would last all of 2 months. I think for someone who wants a shorter ... Good for what it is
On 11/3 Kris Bush wrote: So the latest item to hit the Bush household for review is the Adventure Bible Handbook! This book is absolutely awesome. It's not exactly a bible but is set up like a guide to the bible using comic strips. It goes from beginning to end of the bible. It reads like a guide to the different books of the ... Great children's companion to the bible!
On 10/9 Kris Bush wrote: Ever have that one blog you enjoy? Well I happen to enjoy Women Living Well and Good Morning Girls, the founder of both blogs, Courtney Joesph has written a BOOK! And it launched YESTERDAY!!!! You can order it on Thomas Nelson website or find it at your favorite bookstore! The book is entitled Women ... A Woman who lives well
On 9/27 Kris Bush wrote: I will admit, initially it was VERY confusing because I was studying on marriage and the role of wives (something I tend to do, because I have a weakness on the topic). Literally I had much of the Gospel side by side because (of course) the books occur concurrently. But then when I got to books like ... What is an Integrated Bible?
On 8/30 Kris Bush wrote: As a homeschool mom's I've always had to carefully plan my days so that I can include time to read my bible and time to study it. And God-forbid I come across a day where I'm completely off schedule (this happens A LOT) and I have to remember to squeeze in time to read and study. Many times I find myself ... Homeschool Mom's Bible NIV
On 8/6 Kris Bush wrote: Every so often comes forth a book that makes you reevaluate your entire life and what you are doing with your life. This is the third book that I have had the pleasure of reading by Mark Batterson. ALL IN by Mark Batterson is about just that. Going ALL IN with God. It's more than just going to church, ... A Change is Going to Come
On 7/6 Kris Bush wrote: This Bible is absolutely AWESOME. First the image you see ^^^ is the sleeve that the bible comes packaged in. The Bible itself is Italian leather duo tone, a light caramel and a dark caramel. Because of the type of Bible that it is, there is no footnotes (as one would see in a study bible) but there ... One of the Best Bibles EVER
On 6/6 Kris Bush wrote: This book is actually pretty interesting. The first thing that drew me to it was the spelling of Altar instead of Alter. This makes it clear that the book deals with leaving who WE think we are on the altar and embracing who GOD says we are. This book is aimed at the person who is learning who they are ... ALTAR EGO
On 5/24 Kris Bush wrote: First word that comes to mind? Graceful. This book shares stories of grace from Robin Jones Gunn life as well as stories of grace from the bible that she has related to different stories of her own life. There is so much that can be learned in this book. Granted its full of stories but those stories ... Grace where its needed
On 5/7 Kris Bush wrote: What happens when you realize that every decision that you make and much of what you go through somehow affects the next person regardless to whether you know them or not? That is the principle of the rope. That sometimes what one person does can and will affect the people around them. An example? A ... The Principle of the Rope
On 4/3 Kris Bush wrote: Prayer Warrior Mom by Marla Alupoaicei is actually an interesting book. It’s like the book to help you find your way in praying for your children. The author covers plenty different areas in which moms can become strong prayer warriors for our children. I think most christian moms would find this book ... Prayer Warrior Mom
On 3/21 Kris Bush wrote: If you ever wanted a blended version of the gospel. Then this is the book for you. John MacArthur blends all four gospels together to tell a poignant story of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It also takes different accounts from the Old Testament (the prophecies of his impending birth and life). From ... One Perfect Life
On 3/3 Kris Bush wrote: As a Christian you don't assume that you have idols or have made gods of people/things. But the truth is that at some point in life, many of us have. And the bad part is that we don't notice it. It took me about four days to read through this book because I really took my time reading it and digesting ... What gods are at war for your heart?
On 2/17 Kris Bush wrote: Draw the Circle, 40 day prayer challenge is already changing the way I view prayer. I like how Mark Batterson pairs each daily challenge with scripture and a person's personal story of what happened when they became consistent with prayer. This is crucial because one you become consistent with not only ... The start of new you...
On 2/3 Kris Bush wrote: Normally I tend to enjoy Max Lucado books. And this one is actually written just as well as the others. This one just tends to rely more on Max than on Scripture. I read more stories of what people have gone through. Max divides this book based on “anchor points” that he has identified in the Christian ... Six Hours One Friday...the review
On 1/14 Kris Bush wrote: Max Lucado delivers a way for us to look at Jesus in an extremely personal way. He gives us grounds and interpretations of the Word, that makes us pause a look at Jesus as not just our Savior but as a next door savior, someone we can walk right up to and hold a conversation. A savior who understands ... Near Enough to Touch, Strong Enough to Trust
On 12/31 Kris Bush wrote: Many times as mothers we go through so much. From going through pregnancy, which can sometimes be down right frustrating (and for some life threatening), to raising our children into adulthood, dealing with the attitude and personality changes along the way. I, am a mom, a mom who has been desperate. ... I am a DESPERATE mom!
On 12/13 Kris Bush wrote: So this is the next book review: Grace by Max Lucado. I received this book from the publisher (Thomas Nelson) in exchange for an honest review. So my first thought is wow. This is my first Max Lucado book but will certainly not be my last. The first thing I noticed is the style of writing. Grace is ... Grace