Reviews by Kristi King-Morgan
On 2/25 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: I was sorely disappointed in this book. Some of the concepts are sound therapeutic advice, but the book reads like an advertisement for the website, Marriage Today, and for both authors’ ministries. In short, it’s nothing more than a money making scheme. The whole book constantly talks about taking ... disappointing
On 1/14 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: It's a combination bible and devotional or study. I think the daily readings that are added to it would be good prompts for anyone leading a youth group or Sunday school class if they need ideas or topics to talk about. They can also be used in a family's daily devotions, and of course for any person ... Good for bible study
On 1/3 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 4 of 5 stars. Berenstain Bears are a classic, and I found it to be a nostalgic book to look at. The price of $6.99 is reasonable, especially for the length of the book. Although it says it's for ages 4 to 8, I don't think the younger ages are going to be able to do much in this book, so I didn't rate ... Children's Book Review for 'The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses Sticker and Activity Book' by Jan and Mike Berenstain
On 11/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: This makes for the perfect baby shower gift. The inside front page is a spot for you to write who gave the book as a present and for what occasion, and the date. The book also has a ribbon to mark your page. Page 10 is a place for “someone who loves me” to write their own personal prayer, and the ... good shower gift
On 11/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: This is a beautiful version, imitation leather, blue in color, with silver gilded pages. This is the kind you want to carry with you to church. Easy to carry, not too heavy, and really pretty to look at. It also comes with a free download for bible study tools. Other than that, there’s not much to ... beautiful
On 10/9 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Visually, the book is beautiful. It is a hardcover, so won’t wear out easy. It has a dedication page on the inside so you could give it as a gift and write who you are giving it to, who it is from, and the date. It even has a ribbon to mark the pages, sort of like a bible. Each section has a place ... beautiful
On 10/9 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: I find the title of this book a bit funny and sad at the same time. The reason I say this is because the advice in these pages is common sense to me, but I know all too well that what I consider common sense, someone else might consider radical or even shocking. I’ve been on the receiving end of well-meaning ... not outlaw - common sense
On 8/10 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 3 stars. I simply don’t see why there are so many starter bibles like this. They all have the same artwork, the same stories. There’s nothing different about this one that sets it apart from any of the others. The only thing that makes it different is the cute carry handle on it. The board book ... its ok
On 8/10 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Nonfiction Book Review for ‘American Woman’s Bible, NKJV, published by Thomas Nelson ABOUT THE BOOK: MY REVIEW: 5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by the stories and by the women chosen. This is a normal, regular bible, NKJV, with all scriptures like any ordinary bible. It is a bit like a devotional ... great!
On 6/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: An unequivocal 5 stars all the way. From the haunting cover image to the very last page, this book needed to be written. In fact, the author basically wrote the book I’ve been wanting to write for a long time. If anyone has questions about domestic abuse, such as why people stay, you need to read ... This book needed to be written
On 6/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Book Review for ‘Jesus Calling: My First Bible Storybook’ by Sarah Young, illustrated by Antonia Woodward MY REVIEW: 1 star. I just don’t see how many books of the same exact thing the market can support. I mean seriously, the same scriptures that are in every children’s book are in this one. ... unoriginal
On 6/19 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 4 stars. I think this bible is great for keeping at home and using as a study bible. The cover is thin paperback and will get damaged and torn easily if this bible is carried back and forth to church. Nothing beats a traditional leather cover for that! I do like this paperback cover better than the ... Good study bible, color interior - small size is hard on the eyes though!
On 5/6 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: MY REVIEW: I'll give it 4 stars. In my opinion, daily devotional books are "a dime a dozen" as the saying goes, so as far as this being original and new, to me it just isn't. That's why the 4 star rating instead of 5. However, this one is presented in an attractive hardcover edition with a ribbon ... It was okay, devotional books are too common, but this is a good one
On 4/9 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 5 stars. I absolutely LOVE that in the introduction the author says he is a Christian, and identifies anxiety as a medical disorder, and freely admits that he suffers from it. Medical disorder, mental health disorder – whatever! Call it what you will, but it is real. I heard a preacher once who stood ... Book Review of 'How to Live In Fear' by Lance Hahn
On 3/28 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: The opening of the book was great. I could see the author’s talent for social media with his short and funny attention-grabber statements. I even quoted some on my Twitter because they struck me as quote-worthy. I will mention the biggest turnoff in the book here in this paragraph - the self-deprecating ... Review for 'This is Awkward'
On 3/26 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 5 stars. I like the board book design. This makes it durable and safe for the littlest ones. They won’t be able to slobber, chew, or tear it up. The pictures are eye-catching, and the stories are simple. Perfect for bedtime stories, which is what this is! The price is appropriate for a book this ... great book for little ones
On 2/20 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 5 stars. It’s a hardcover book with a dust jacket, typical thin bible pages. The book contains the NIV scriptures, a brief introduction at the beginning of each book to highlight how God’s justice is addressed in the book, and includes reflections at the end of each book. I love books like this ... 5 stars
On 2/13 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: It’s a hardcover book with a spot inside for TO and FROM, which is thoughtful, in case you buy this book as a gift for someone and want to personalize it. It also has a nice ribbon bookmarker attached to it so that you can mark your spot. Each section has a brief devotional, a bible verse, and some ... good
On 1/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 4 Stars. The beginning has a page for someone to write To and From, which is a nice touch. The book gives a definition for prayer. The preface gives a brief history on the NIV version of the bible. Throughout the book, the sections titled Big Dreams, Big Prayers highlight certain sections and help guide ... Nonfiction Book Review for ‘Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible For Kids’ by Zonderkids
On 1/14 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: : I’m going to give this book a 4 star rating. THE GOOD PARTS: I liked the author’s description of 90’s evangelicalism, and the way it seemed he was disillusioned about the process. The “repeat after me” altar calls, the colored bracelets. “Walking people through” the steps on how to get ... 4 stars
On 1/3 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: I gotta give this one 5 stars. SPOILER WARNING. From the very beginning, I could relate to this book. One sentence says “I wonder if I’m the only guy…with heavy metal and gospel CDs in my backseat. Probably so.” This really struck home with me because that describes me. In fact, having a Master’s ... Take it from another psychotherapist and Christian: I highly recommend this book
On 12/17 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: MY THOUGHTS: This book is written from a Christian perspective, and has sound psychological advice in it as well. As a counselor myself, I agree with the tips in this book. I give it a 5 stars. My detailed critique of each chapter is below. The first is LISTEN and (accurately) describes how most men ... Nonfiction Book Review for ‘Dude’s Guide to Marriage: Ten Skills Every Husband Must Develop to Love His Wife Well” by Darrin and Amie Patrick
On 11/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: My Thoughts: I was excited to get this book as I am an alumni from the same university the author is. I am always pleased to help promote others’ work. I didn’t get the first book that she published. I might have liked it better. This one is putting a southern twist on recipes from around the ... It was Okay
On 11/9 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: MY THOUGHTS: Always be wary about anyone’s interpretation of the bible. This is someone telling you what they think it means, what their understanding of it is. All men are fallible, so someone’s opinion or interpretation is just that – their opinion. It doesn’t make it fact. That being said, ... Christian Book Review for ‘NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition, Understanding God’s Message in the Last Days’ by John Hagee, Published by Thomas Nelson
On 11/8 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: From the wording, to the iconic scrolling letters of the title, this hardcover daily devotional book is in an obvious rip-off of Star Wars format in an effort to make it look cool and attractive to children. Each page inside is bordered with black and dotted with stars. The format of each page is: The ... Children’s Christian Book Review for ‘May the Faith Be with You’ Devotional Book by Zondervan
On 10/28 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Another book with the well-known and loved Beginner’s Bible name that we all grew up with, this is a devotional book for small children containing 365 short devotions. The book is hardcover. The price is extremely reasonable at 9.99 and will make a great addition to your home library for any Christian ... 5 stars
On 10/4 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: This book is aimed at middle school to high school aged girls, but I think would be useful for girls of any age. My first thought when I saw this book was “why would someone pay money for hair tips that they can get for free off of the internet?” There are a ton of YouTube videos and other tutorials ... Nonfiction Book Review for 'Best Hair Book Ever!'
On 9/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: This hardcover bible has a jacket cover on it, which is going to make it difficult to carry around due to the risk of the jacket being torn. Therefore, I think it is great to keep at home and use as a reference, but might prove difficult to carry with you to church due to messing up the paper cover. ... Nonfiction Book Review for KJV Foundation Study Bible by Thomas Nelson
On 9/14 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: From the well-known Beginner’s Bible comes this Sticker and Activity book “priced for impulse purchases” by Zondervan. Suitable for pre-school through second grade, containing over 50 reusable stickers, and telling the story of creation in simple terms and with classic pictures. Although the description ... Children’s Book Review for ‘The Beginner’s Bible Wild About Creation Sticker and Activity Book’’ Published by Zondervan
On 9/3 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Book Description: Every entry in Read and Share 5-Minute Bible Stories is just the right length to be read out loud in about five minutes. Parents will appreciate having readings that are easy-to-digest for kids and perfect for a short, snug storytime. Plus, each reading includes interactive components, ... Nonfiction Children’s Book Review for ‘5 Minute Bible Stories’ by Gwen Ellis, Published by Thomas Nelson
On 8/28 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: This is a board book with bible stories for young children. Safe for small children and babies, made sturdy with no paper to tear. This book tells the bible stories but the pictures are of the classic Berenstain Bears. When I opened the box and pulled this book out my husband said "They still make those ... The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones
On 8/23 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: This NIV version of the bible for tween girls is sure to be a hit. Appealing color scheme with pinks, blues, and some yellows make it visually pleasing. The polka-dotted magnetic clasp is a neat touch that should appeal to girls of this age and also helps protect the pages. The features help make it ... Christian Book Review for Faithgirlz New International Version Bible
On 8/15 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Written by father and son, this book is a part of the American Revolutionary War Adventures series aimed at children ages 8-12. This is a work of fiction but is historically accurate and the historical events in the book are accurate depictions. The main character is based from the Skead’s ancestor ... Children’s Book Review for ‘Submarines, Secrets, and a Daring Rescue’ by Robert J. Skead and Robert A. Skead
On 8/10 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Children’s Book Review for ‘The Beginner’s Bible All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book’ from Zonderkidz This is a 16-page sticker, activity, and coloring book meant as a companion for The Beginner’s Bible, but it can also stand alone. Retail price is 3.99 and it is priced as an impulse ... I recommend
On 7/27 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: In this book Dr. Kimberling outlines his seven steps to an awesome marriage based on his years as a professional counselor. He is also a Christian leader, and this book combines both his Christian beliefs and professional training to help couples have an awesome marriage. In the first step, STOP, the ... 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage by Kim Kimberling, PhD, published by Zondervan
On 7/22 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: As a psychotherapist and a life time churchgoer, I was pleased with this book from the beginning. Moran uses a story as an analogy for paradigm paralysis in the first chapter and states that “not even information that proved him wrong would change his mind. He was convinced of his conclusion, and ... Challenging, thought provoking, insightful. A must-read for anyone in church, especially church leadership
On 7/17 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: 5 stars without a doubt! In this book, Erica discusses her experience being married to someone with PTSD. In addition, she discusses her own issues with PTSD. This book is very well written by a layman with layman’s terms that make it easy for the reader to understand. Erica discusses how PTSD affects ... 5 Stars Without a Doubt!
On 7/14 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: Willie Out West is a cute children’s story about an imaginative little boy walrus who appears bored and has a big imagination. While waiting for supper, Willie imagines (or is it real?) that he goes on a Wild West adventure and saves a town, becoming their hero. He makes it back home in time for ... Cute story
On 7/13 Kristi King-Morgan wrote: In this book, Lisa and her 17-year-old son Blake traveled to Africa on a mission trip. Lisa starts the book with a snapshot of where she is in life. "Empty Nest" syndrome kicking in due to her oldest son leaving for college, and her youngest son soon to be leaving. She feels the need to go on an adventure. I ... I give it three stars, not for content but for lack of editing