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A Simplified Life

A Simplified Life

On 1/4 Elle Alice wrote: Emily Ley is known for her creation, the Simplified Planner, and now has come out with this useful resource for simplifying your life to what matters. She shares practical strategies, systems, and tips for clearing clutter, organizing, and prioritizing what matters —mentally, emotionally, physically, ... A Simplified Life review

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5 Stars

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Come and Eat

Come and Eat

On 12/1 Elle Alice wrote: This is a book for anyone who loves the idea of using the everyday experience of sharing a meal to invite vulnerability, intentionality, brokenness, and conversation that points to the good news of Jesus. Bri shares personal stories of meals that shaped her life, from tiny shacks in third-world countries ... Come & Eat

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Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

On 10/23 Elle Alice wrote: The classic illustrations of the beloved Precious Moments brand and easy-to-understand language help capture the heard behind sixteen Bible stories. A sentence prayer and short memory verse accompanies each story to allow application for young readers. I grew up loving Previous Moments and had a Bible ... Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

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A Very Thankful Prayer

A Very Thankful Prayer

On 8/11 Elle Alice wrote: We are three months away from Thanksgiving and yet it is still the perfect time to be reminded to give thanks to God for all He gives us daily. This sweet children's picture book uses catchy rhymes and cute animal illustrations to name many different things for which to be thankful. From cozy coats that ... A Very Thankful Heart

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My Great Big God

My Great Big God

On 7/31 Elle Alice wrote: An endearingly written Bible storybook about how big God is, told in age-appropriate, adorable rhyming verses and simple yet encouraging reminders of His character. The colorful and detailed illustrations add on to the stories to bring them to life for little ones. Talking about the big-ness of God can ... My Great Big God

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5 Stars

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Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

On 4/28 Elle Alice wrote: This collection includes five of the Living Lights stories, which are the Berenstain Bears that focus on the Christian faith. They include: Perfect Fishing Spot, Reap the Harvest, Faithful Friends, Kindness Counts, and God Made You Special. With the same lovable characters of Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, ... The Berenstain Bears

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5 Stars

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition

The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition

On 3/1 Elle Alice wrote: I have loved this children's Bible for many years (and used it frequently when I was a third-grade Sunday school teacher) and was very excited to receive this gorgeous new clothbound gift edition. The Jesus Storybook Bible "tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible", pointing to Jesus whether ... The Jesus Storybook Bible

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5 Stars

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 12/18 Elle Alice wrote: Reay's charming style that made her other novels so endearing certainly does not lack in this one. It is a whirlwind story about Emily Price, a girl who fixes things (its her job, actually) ... and sometimes people (or she tries to, that is). She falls fast for a sweet and ambitious Italian chef in Atlanta ... A Portrait of Emily Price

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4 Stars

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Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

On 8/31 Elle Alice wrote: Similar to Kathe's devotional on stillbirth and miscarriage, Grieving the Child I Never Knew, this tender devotional for those grieving death of a loved one points to the God who sustains and strengthens through the heaviest and most painful of seasons. Kathe has experienced loss of many loved ones, ... Review of Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

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5 Stars

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Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

On 6/23 Elle Alice wrote: Jesus Calling: My First Bible Storybook is a wonderful way to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to the unfailing love of Jesus. Beautiful illustrations on every page, along with one-paragraph summaries of a Bible story, a Jesus Calling phrase/Bible promise, and a Bible verse that ties it all together. ... A sweet book with simple Bible storytelling for young children

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Forever My Little Girl

Forever My Little Girl

On 5/3 Elle Alice wrote: This is a sweet book that walks through the joys and challenges of parenting girls from infant to adulthood in a Christian atmosphere. It has a sing-songy rhythm that is accented by a few prayers, Bible verses, and poem throughout the book. The illustrations on each page are beautiful and the language ... Sweet book for mamas and daughters

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5 Stars

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London Art Chase

London Art Chase

On 3/24 Elle Alice wrote: Hi all! I am taking a social media break this week as well as mini blogging break until Monday, but I wanted to share these two book reviews tonight. They are vastly different from each other, but each a gem in their own right. Stay tuned for my monthly book reviews next week! It was a month full of ... The Flower Workshop and London Art Chase reviews

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5 Stars

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Jesus Is For You

Jesus Is For You

On 3/1 Elle Alice wrote: A follow up to Smith's bestseller, Jesus Is ______, this book is filled with Scripture, quotes by Smith, and short stories from various Christians of their experience with Jesus' relentless love for them. The book is artfully done with beautiful photographs as the background for the majority of pages. ... Jesus Is For You, review

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4 Stars

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Grieving the Child I Never Knew

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

On 1/20 Elle Alice wrote: This is a beautifully designed devotional that is brimming with comforting words, prayers, and Scripture. It is an amazing resource for women who have experienced loss, BUT also is very useful for people who are close to a woman who has lost a baby (family members, Bible study members, pastors, etc) ... A beautiful devotional full of comfort for grieving moms

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 12/4 Elle Alice wrote: 7 Women is comprised of seven mini-biographies of seven extraordinary women who loved God and loved people. It was an excellent read and inspired me in many ways. Joan of Arc, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie Ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa each are world-changers, followed the call on their ... 7 Women

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Anything

Anything

On 8/4 Elle Alice wrote: Anything is a beautiful blend of the first year after Jennie and her husband prayed this prayer along with her thoughts on how we can let God have anything in specific areas of our lives. It also includes a Bible study in the appendix that I thought was an excellent addition to the book. Jennie is ... July Book Reviews

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5 Stars

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Mama Maggie

Mama Maggie

On 5/24 Elle Alice wrote: I Tried Until I Almost Died Sandra McCollom Let me start of with the one thing I did not care for, and then I will explore the many things I did like: the title of the book! It seemed pretty dramatic and I expected a climax to her story where she had some near-death experience that would earn such a ... May Book Reviews

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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 3/5 Elle Alice wrote: (source)  Last summer, I read Hope Rising by Compassion International's VP Scott Todd. I never got around to reviewing it, but wanted to share a short snippet of my overall thoughts on the book. Todd's Hope Rising is a call to action. It is encouraging an inspiring in joining the fight against ... Book Review // Hope Rising

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4 Stars

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Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

On 5/3 Elle Alice wrote: Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life [ Jake Olson and McKay Christensen, PhD] Most twelve year olds are still stuck in concrete, self-absorbed mentality, focusing on things that are fun and benefits them. Not so for Jake Olson. At twelve, he was thoughtfully planning how ... book review // Open Your Eyes

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 1/23 Elle Alice wrote: Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius Ghost Boy is an autobiography of the extraordinary life of Martin Pistorius,  a misdiagnosed young man trapped in his own body. It is a tale of courage, hope, and freedom, yet does not shy away ... book review // ghost boy

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5 Stars

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