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My Christmas ABCs (An Alphabet Book)

My Christmas ABCs (An Alphabet Book)

On 11/5 Sally Matheny wrote: Little ones will love this book! It measures eight-by-eight inches and has twenty, sturdy pages filled with beautiful, full-color illustrations. A few objects on each page are sprinkled with a fine, iridescent glitter. Multiethnic people are represented. The face of the baby Jesus is not white, but ... Looking for a Christ-Centered Christmas Board Book?

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5 Stars

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Once Upon a Farm

Once Upon a Farm

On 9/27 Sally Matheny wrote: Once Upon a Farm is Grammy-Award winning artist, Rory Feek’s, second book. His first book, This Life I Live, told of the exceptional love story he and his late wife, Joey shared. I thought based on the book cover of Once Upon a Farm, there would be lots of stories about raising his four-year-old daughter, ... Rory Feek's First Two Books Differ in Three Ways

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4 Stars

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Candy Apple Blessings

Candy Apple Blessings

On 9/5 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally Matheny Candy Apple Blessings by Maddie FrostPerhaps your little one is just beginning to discover the pleasures of each season. Why not introduce the fun season of fall with the board book, Candy Apple Blessings? This book contains twenty, full-color illustrations on sturdy cardstock that's ... Candy Apple Blessings Book Review & Giveaway

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4 Stars

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I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones

I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones

On 8/21 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally Matheny I Can Only Imagine- for Little Onesby Bart Millard and Laura NeutizlingMusician, Bart Millard of Mercy Me, has collaborated with Laura Neutzling to write a children's board book inspired by the hit song, I Can Only Imagine.  The padded cover of I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones ... I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Devotions for Sacred Parenting

Devotions for Sacred Parenting

On 8/3 Sally Matheny wrote: “Do you think your children feel more like projects or deeply loved children?” When I read that, I thought of all the times I have tried to shape my children into productive citizens. If you’re like me, sometimes that training-them-to-live-in-the-world mindset overrides the cherish-them-for-who-they-are ... Book Review of Devotions for Sacred Parenting & Gift Card Giveaway

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5 Stars

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Live Fearless

Live Fearless

On 5/18 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyLive FearlessWhat are you afraid of? At some point, I think we all have feared something. And we dealt with it in different ways. But, do you know someone who has an unusual amount of apprehension? So much so it regularly affects their lives?I know a woman who is terrified every ... Book Review and Giveaway of LIVE FEARLESS by Sadie Robertson

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5 Stars

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God Bless You and Good Night

God Bless You and Good Night

On 4/9 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyGod Bless You & Good NightBestselling author, Hannah C. Hall has done it again. Her tenth book in the popular A God Bless Book series, God Bless You & Good Night is sure to delight little ones and those who read to them.As the title suggests, this is a get-ready-for-bedtime book. ... Book Review & Giveaway of GOD BLESS YOU & GOOD NIGHT and the Winner of I PRAYED FOR YOU

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5 Stars

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I Prayed for You

I Prayed for You

On 4/3 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyI PRAYED FOR YOU Book GiveawayThis book is dedicated to “all the mamas who prayed for their babies and for the mamas-at-heart still waiting.” I’m always on the lookout for books with beginnings which are suitable for adopted children as well as biological babies. I PRAYED FOR ... Review and Giveaway of Children’s Picture Book: I PRAYED FOR YOU

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4 Stars

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100 Days to Brave

100 Days to Brave

On 1/1 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally Matheny100 Days to BraveIn what area of your life do you crave courage? If you’re like me, you’re feeling a tug in a certain direction but, for whatever reason, you’re lacking the confidence to move forward. Have I got a book recommendation for you!100 DAYS TO BRAVE, written by Annie F. ... 100 DAYS TO BRAVE Book Review and a New Year's Challenge

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5 Stars

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NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

On 9/20 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyKids' Visual Study Bible(photo courtesy of Zonderkidz)The BookIs there a visual learner in your family--someone who lingers over graphic charts and notices the fine details of an illustration? Some folks just prefer using their eyes more than their ears to learn. I know. I’m one ... A Book Review, a Challenge, & a Giveaway!

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5 Stars

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The Gift of Heaven

The Gift of Heaven

On 8/27 Sally Matheny wrote:  by Sally Matheny“We cannot fathom heaven. We cannot begin to even imagine its beauty. Instead, God traces the outlines of it for us. He provides a blueprint through His Word.”                - Charles F. StanleyGIFT OF HEAVEN by Charles StanleyWe are all curious about heaven as we ... Review of Charles Stanley's Book THE GIFT OF HEAVEN

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5 Stars

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NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible

NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible

On 3/3 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyPrecious Prayers BibleIn the 1970's and 80's, I grew up with Precious Moments art--from cards and books to clothing and dolls. When I got married in 1989, a Precious Moments bride and groom graced the “Just Married” sign on the getaway car. There’s something endearing about those ... Growing Up with Precious Moments: Book Review of Precious Prayers Bible

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4 Stars

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Night of Great Joy

Night of Great Joy

On 11/6 Sally Matheny wrote: Photo: Make it A Night of Great JoyChristmas is less than seven weeks away. Can you believe it?Before the little ones become enraptured with twinkling lights and toy displays, snuggle them in for a story. The picture book, A Night of Great Joy, written and illustrated by Mary Engelbreit, would be ... A Night of Great Joy- Children’s Book Review & Giveaway

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5 Stars

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With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

On 9/27 Sally Matheny wrote: (from blog) Nina Roesner, the executive director of Greater Impact Ministries, Inc. has teamed up with co-worker, Debbie Hitchcock, to write With All Due Respect:40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship with Your Teens & Tweens. And I’ll be giving away a copy to one of you readers! (see details below) I ... (on Amazon)Healthy Conversation Starters for the Annoyed Teen & Aggravated Parent

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4 Stars

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Pumpkin Patch Blessings

Pumpkin Patch Blessings

On 8/27 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyPumpkin Patch BlessingsAre you looking forward to autumn? I saw an eager, yellow leaf parachuting from a tree yesterday. The apples are almost ripe for picking, and soon the pumpkins will follow. In anticipation of the refreshingly cool air, I’m reviewing a children’s book, Pumpkin ... Children's Book Review of Pumpkin Patch Blessings and a Giveaway!

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5 Stars

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Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

On 6/24 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyJesus Calling My First Bible Storybookby Sarah YoungToday, I’m reviewing a captivating, little book for young children, Jesus Calling- My First Bible Storybook. I’m also giving away a copy! Be sure to read for the details below.First, I want to mention the beautiful illustrations ... A Giveaway and A Review of Sarah Young’s Book: Jesus Calling-My First Bible Storybook

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5 Stars

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Living a Mighty Faith

Living a Mighty Faith

On 6/7 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyReview of Angus Buchan's bookLiving a Mighty FaithThe bestselling author of Faith Like Potatoes. Angus Buchan has penned a book of 365 devotions. He offers “practical encouragement and amazing stories of how God used a simple potato farmer to help change a nation.”This book did not ... Review of Angus Buchan's devotion book LIVING A MIGHTY FAITH

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5 Stars

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God Bless Our Country

God Bless Our Country

On 4/4 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyBook Review of God Bless Our CountryGod Bless Our Country, a board book by Hannah C. Hall, introduces young children to a few of the reasons we love America—especially in the summer.  This twenty-page, Christian book, published by Tommy Nelson, reminds children of reasons to celebrate ... Children’s Book Review: God Bless Our Country by Hannah C. Hall

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5 Stars

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Jesus Today Devotions for Kids

Jesus Today Devotions for Kids

On 2/17 Sally Matheny wrote: Jesus TodayOur eleven-year-old son enjoys reading from this book for his morning devotion. However, my husband and I receive refreshing encouragement from this adaptation of Sarah Young’s ECPA 2013 Christian Book of the Year, Jesus Today.  The 368-page book contains 150 devotions.  Each devotion, ... A Book Review of “Jesus Today—Devotions for Kids”

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5 Stars

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365 Devotions for Peace

365 Devotions for Peace

On 1/19 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally Matheny365 Devotions for Peaceby Cheri CowellAs soon as I saw Cheri Cowell’s name on the cover of 365 Devotions for Peace, I selected it for my reading. I had never read Cheri’s writing before, but I heard her speak at a Write2Ignite Conference last year. Impressed by her speaking, I was ... “365 Devotions for Peace” Book Review, Author Interview, & a Giveaway!

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5 Stars

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Prayers That Changed History

Prayers That Changed History

On 12/4 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyPrayers That Changed Historyby Tricia GoyerPrayers That Changed History, by bestselling author, Tricia Goyer, is a unique blend of a history and a devotional book. Over the years, during her research of various historical figures, Goyer would stumble upon delightful information that isn’t ... Prayers That Changed History by Tricia Goyer: A Book Review and a Giveaway

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4 Stars

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Believe Kids' Edition

Believe Kids' Edition

On 10/23 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyBelieve Book ReviewMy husband and I recently finished reading with our eleven-year-old son the kids’ edition of Believe, edited by Randy Frazee. We read one of the thirty chapters each night. The first ten chapters are about key beliefs of the Christian life. The second ten chapters ... “Believe”: A Book Review of the Kids’ Edition (and Who Won the $25 Gift Card!)

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5 Stars

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 6/30 Sally Matheny wrote: Most of us can’t begin to grasp what it’s like to have no physical control of our bodies. Nor can we fully comprehend the horror and painful realities someone, with a fully intact mind, experiences encased in one of these silent shells. For someone who went fourteen years unable to express his emotions, ... Faith, Hope, and Love: A Book Review of Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

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4 Stars

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Case for Grace for Kids

Case for Grace for Kids

On 4/25 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyNew York Times bestselling author, Lee Strobel, along with Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse editor, Jesse Florea have pulled together eight, true stories that exemplify grace. Published by Zonderkidz, the target age stated for the book is for those age eight to twelve, but I think the ... Book Review and Giveaway of “Case for Grace for Kids”

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4 Stars

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A Father's Love

A Father's Love

On 3/1 Sally Matheny wrote: I'm so glad Zonderkidz is publishing I Can Read! books like "A Father's Love" from the children's, NIV Adventure Bible. "A Father's Love" is a level 2 book, which means it is a high interest story for developing readers. The full-page, colorful illustrations are beautiful. Most of the thirty-two pages ... Wonderful I Can Read! Level 2 Book: A Father's Love

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5 Stars

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The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

On 2/4 Sally Matheny wrote: When I first opened The Ultimate Guide I thought the book pertained to the Daniel Plan. The Daniel Plan focuses on the wholesome foods Daniel (of the Bible’s Old Testament) ate and why. The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast is not the Daniel Plan. Same Daniel. Different agenda. Author and nutritional ... A Delicious Review of The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola

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5 Stars

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No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor

On 12/28 Sally Matheny wrote:      by Sally Matheny     No Greater Valor commemoratesChristmas at Bastogne      Seventy years ago, German troops outnumbered and surrounded the US troops in Bastogne, Belgium. Hopes of a silent night diminished. However, not only did the U.S. troops ... Commemorating Christmas in Bastogne 1944--Book Review of No Greater Valor

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4 Stars

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Just Sayin'

Just Sayin'

On 11/4 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyJust Sayin' by McAdams MooreDon't judge this book by its cover. This paperback, 90-day devotion book is perfect for daughters (ages 8-12) who love digging & doodling. Each two-page devotional contains a scripture (NIV or NLT) and questions to get your girls pondering. Best of all, ... Girls’ Devo Book Review: Just Sayin’ by Carol McAdams Moore

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Story for Children

The Christmas Story for Children

On 10/6 Sally Matheny wrote: by Sally MathenyThe Christmas Story for Children     How many members in your family love to read? Currently, we have 4 out of 5 avid readers in my family. About ten years ago, it was two out of five so we’re making progress! One of the keys to enjoyment is finding great books to read. ... "The Christmas Story for Children" Book Review and Book Giveaway

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5 Stars

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