Reviews by Bree Talks
On 2/10 Bree Talks wrote: I Love You, Funny Bunny by Zonderkidz and illustrated by Sean Julian is a nice large hardback book with a cute cover and dust jacket. It has approximately 24 pages and adorable pictures. It is intended for preschool age and up, but my 2 year old enjoyed it, as well. Although, if purchasing for a younger ... Adorable kids book!
On 2/4 Bree Talks wrote: 365 Devotions to Love God and Love Others Well is a cute small hardback devotional book published by Zondervan. It has a pretty and simple floral cover. It is structured to take you from January-December, all 365 days of the year, with a new devotional each day. Every devotion begins with a short scripture, ... Cute w/ quick and simple devos for a whole year
On 1/20 Bree Talks wrote: The cover is simple and the title is a little vague, but what caught my attention immediately was the tag line – How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies. I have struggled off and on with postpartum depression, extreme anxiety and just the overwhelming toll that ... Much Needed Self Help Book
On 1/19 Bree Talks wrote: The book helps celebrate the animals different ways that they say good night and prepares your little one to get excited about their own bedtime “good night” routine. The words are written in a catchy rhyming pattern that is fun to read and fun to listen to. Each animal remembers to thank God in ... Cute Bedtime Book!
On 11/25 Bree Talks wrote: My 8 year old daughter found this book on the table before I even had the chance to introduce her to it. I came home from grocery shopping one evening to her reading the first devotion out loud to her dad and brothers. My heart melted. She did a great job reading with a little help on a couple words. ... Really Enjoyable
On 11/9 Bree Talks wrote: This is a large thick board book published by Tommy Nelson. It has 26 pages and is written at about a 2nd grade reading level. Although published by Tommy Nelson, it doesn’t include any spiritual references or text. It is simply just a cute kids fiction book about pretending. This book has nice colorful ... Cute Board Book!
On 10/23 Bree Talks wrote: I thought this book was okay. It was pretty hard for me to get through and moved slowly overall. In fact, I finally just gave up and skipped the last couple chapters to the epilogue to see if there were any new revelations that tied everything together and it kinda did. It concluded that everyone has ... Not So Inspired
On 7/26 Bree Talks wrote: My daughter is 7 and going into 2nd grade. She thought the Bible was really pretty and she enjoyed the full color illustrations. I agreed, they were really beautiful and well done. There are highlighted verses that can be found throughout and I appreciated those as well. There are no extra study guides ... Nice Young Girls Bible
On 6/14 Bree Talks wrote: Jesus Calling Little Book of Prayers was written by Sarah Young, illustrated by Carolina Farias and published by Thomas Nelson. This cute board book contains scriptures and prayers in a language that is simple, clear and perfect for babies and toddlers. It has soft and charming pictures and is a great ... Jesus Calling - Little Book of Prayers
On 6/6 Bree Talks wrote: As a busy and stressed mom of 4 little ones, I recommend this book as an extra resource for learning the important discipline of trusting God. I feel like I trust God, but then I have a really hard time of giving up control to Him. I often think that I know what’s best for me and worry about the outcome ... Fear is a false prophet!
On 3/28 Bree Talks wrote: The NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible has a nice large text size with black and red print. It has helpful Bible book introductions that give you insight into the context of each book. It also contains over 220 articles (placed near relevant scripture) that deals with current issues of today. It has over ... NKJV UNapologetic Study Bible
On 3/6 Bree Talks wrote: The stories take you through Palm Sunday to the resurrection (The Super Surprise)! Each story has a special Bible verse called Gods Wonderful Words that corresponds with it and also reiterates your personalized Love Letter from God and can be used as a memory verse. The pictures are very well done and ... Beautiful Book!
On 2/19 Bree Talks wrote: The book starts by introducing you to all of the Brave Girls: Faith, Hope, Glory, Gracie and Honor. Each girl looks a little different than each other and has a different home/family life, giving the characters diversity that girls can relate to. The book has over 12 unique stories. Each story starts ... Brave Girls Confidential
On 12/18 Bree Talks wrote: The stories were very short and simple, some were relatable, others were not at all, mostly because there wasn’t much room for character development or our family is in a completely different place or life situation. I’ve struggled a lot with knowing how to handle all of the consumerism and commercialism ... The Beautiful Word for Christmas
On 11/21 Bree Talks wrote: God is indescribable and so is His creation. This book is filled with child appropriate devotions that allow them to discover the wonders of the universe and how creative the "Creator" is. It takes a deeper look into some of fun subjects that surround us: space, our Earth, geology, weather, animals, ... Fantastic Devotional!
On 9/29 Bree Talks wrote: I appreciated this book and it’s simplicity, yet it’s ability to also take you deeper, depending on how personal you want to get. I tend to get into habits when I pray and therefore the routine makes my prayers robotic, going through the motions. One of the prayers we say with our kids is The Lord’s ... Jesus, I Need You
On 9/20 Bree Talks wrote: This book talks about what “life in a pit” means and the 3 ways that we can end up in a pit (being thrown in, slipping in or jumping in). It then goes through how to get out of the pit, God’s deliverance and freedom out of the pit and what our “pitless” future might look like. (Hint- It look’s ... Out of the Slime, Mud & Mire
On 8/12 Bree Talks wrote: This book has very cute and well illustrated pages filled with fall scenes of animals interacting with each other and their surroundings. The colors are bright, but stick to an autumn color pallet. Each page talks about something that we can be thankful for in clever rhyming sentences. The book takes ... Delightful Fall Prayer Book
On 7/21 Bree Talks wrote: This Holy Bible is a nice hardback in the ICB (International Children’s Bible) translation. It was published by Tommy Nelson. This is my first experience with the ICB and how it reads. It is geared toward a 3rd grade reading level, making it a nice starter Bible, although some of the content would ... Great Extras
On 6/23 Bree Talks wrote: You Know You're A Mom was written by the bestselling author, Harry H. Harrison Jr. It was published by Thomas Nelson. It is a small hardback book with a bright floral cover and filled with quotes for moms to relate to. The book has 7 sections for moms of different stages: pregnant moms, moms of a baby, ... Not too exciting
On 5/28 Bree Talks wrote: I always think that I have enough books and then I find one like this and HAVE to have it! It is SO cute! It is a padded board book with bright pictures, glittery accents and a handle for carrying. All Things Bright and Beautiful By Make Believe Ideas and published by Thomas Nelson has simple familiar ... Adorable from front to back!
On 4/12 Bree Talks wrote: The book has a beautiful bright inviting hardback cover with a little attached bookmark to keep track of where you’re at. The book is very organized and easy to follow with the date at the top of each page, followed by the theme, a scripture and the devotional. There is a Bible reading plan and a couple ... Hope for Each Day
On 1/24 Bree Talks wrote: It is a great introduction of the Bible and spiritual language to babies and toddlers. My 2 year old son always brings me one of these books to read to him. I make it interactive, having him point to the pictures (with labels) provided in the book. He loves being cheered for as we learn and read together. The ... Cute and fun!
On 12/10 Bree Talks wrote: The book starts with an introduction and then goes into the first book of the Bible, Genesis, then the second, Exodus and so on. Each book of the Bible is given a theme and a 2 page devotional on how God shows His people love through that book. The writing is simple to understand, yet written about the ... God's Encouraging Love
On 11/21 Bree Talks wrote: I have always loved the word “Joy” and the idea of living a joy filled life, but it is really hard to infuse joy into your life when there are so many things around us that are competing daily to steal that joy away. This book stood out to me because I am always looking for fresh ways to infuse Jesus ... Great for busy moms!
On 10/10 Bree Talks wrote: Time for Bed, Sleepyhead - The Falling Asleep Book was written by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. and was beautifully illustrated by Gail Yerrill. The book was published by ZONDERkidz and is primarily geared toward ages 4-8. It is a nice large hard cover book with a dust jacket, which I immediately take off and ... Great for the Imagination!
On 8/31 Bree Talks wrote: The I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook was written by Judah and Chelsea Smith, illustrated by Alexandra Ball and published by Tommy Nelson. The storybook is split up into two main sections: Old and New Testament and then lots of mini sections within those, covering some of the main mini stories in the ... A New Favorite!
On 8/1 Bree Talks wrote: Peace. Ahhhh, peace. Like the glorious moment that all 3 of my kids take a nap at the same time. Moments of peace don’t happen very often anymore, but it’s a word that I’ve adopted for 2016. It is something that takes a lot of conscience effort for me and is really really hard amongst the chaos ... 365 Devotions for Peace by Cheri Cowell
On 1/11 Bree Talks wrote: JAN 11 2016 0 COMMENTS NIV BIBLE FOR WOMEN – FORWARD BY SHAUNA NIEQUIST POSTED BY BREETALKS IN DEALS, GIVEAWAYS & REVIEWS TAGGED WITH BIBLE, BOOK, DEVOTION, GOD, JESUS, QUOTE, READ, RESOLUTION, SCRIPTURE, SPIRIT This is a New International Version (NIV) Bible for Women. The general editor is Angela ... Nice & Encouraging
On 11/18 Bree Talks wrote: This book is perfect for babies and toddlers learning their first words. It has short and simple sentence stories and prayers and also has adorable pictures labeled with words to say with your child. Example: Lion, Boat, Baby, Nose, etc. This makes the learning fun and interactive. It is also a board ... Perfect First Bible!
On 9/3 Bree Talks wrote: The Believe Storybook is a very simple and deep children’s devotional that goes through biblical truths and scripture, teaching them how to think, act and be like our savior, Jesus. It is organized in a way that is easy to follow, both for the child and parent. When the book came in the mail, it was ... Excellent Devotional to Believe In
On 7/9 Bree Talks wrote: Let the Journey Begin is an inspirational book by Max Lucado published by Thomas Nelson. It is a cute little hardback book, perfect for the bedside table. It is a simple, yet complex book of wisdom that takes you through excerpts from other Lucado books, scriptures and devotionals. This books is split ... Let the Journey Begin!
On 4/27 Bree Talks wrote: Henry Hodges Needs a Friend was written by New York Times Bestselling Author Andy Andrews, illustrated by Colleen Madden and published by Tommy Nelson (a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing). It is sturdy and colorful hardback book filled with vibrant and funny illustrations. It is written in rhyming ... HENRY HODGES NEEDS A FRIEND REVIEW BY ANDY ANDREWS & GIVEAWAY!
On 4/20 Bree Talks wrote: Scary Close takes a real and refreshing look at vulnerability and intimacy. Sprinkled with humor and situations that we can all relate to, this is a book that I think every body should read. Here is a quote that made me laugh and then go back and write it down because I am there. I feel like the unhealthy ... A Refreshing Look at Vulnerability
On 3/31 Bree Talks wrote: I got this book as a way to help my 4 year old daughter become familiar with scripture. The verses this book use are pretty simple, but even more than that, they make talking about and understanding them simple as well. I appreciated how everything was broken down in kiddie terms, easy questions are ... I CAN LEARN THE BIBLE BY HOLLY HAWKINS SHIVERS
On 1/13 Bree Talks wrote: My daughter just turned 4 a couple months ago so I was afraid that she would loose interest quickly with all of the text in this book, but she really didn’t. I also had to switch (or omit) some of the words so that my daughter could understand them (sulking, fretting, Kuiper belt and the older way ... THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE BIGGEST BRAG BY MIKE BERENSTAIN-BOOK REVIEW
On 1/5 Bree Talks wrote: BookLook Bloggers has provided me with a copy of this book for review purposes. My thoughts and opinions are my own. I received the Pink Sparkle Bible from the Plush Bible Collection. It is a Zondervan NIrV (New International Reader’s Version). The NIrV is based on the NIV translation and is written ... A Little Girls Dream