Reviews by Courtney Birkbeck
On 4/19 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Brave Surrender touched all the moments in my life when I read her story. I've been learning to surrender to Him and to let Him rewrite my story and reading her story was refreshing, renewing and encouraging. She is vulnerable, honest, down to earth with her story. She shares about how she came to experience ... Beautiful Truth
On 4/1 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: This Bible is one of the most beautiful Bible’s I’ve been blessed to own. I’m not a new bride, but when I saw this, I just had to have it. It’s small and compact and small print, so if you’re having a hard time reading, I’d get a larger print version, but this book is perfect for slipping ... Beautiful
On 3/16 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: I have four children and they are always begging for more books, so when I saw this book, I knew we had to have it. It's so hard these days to find books that are good, wholesome and amazing for children. This book has nice, short stories that are easy to read before bed time. They're full of colorful ... Really Neat Book!
On 2/26 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Cole and Sav's book touched my heart in all the good places. I felt like I could connect to their story. They were real, down to earth, vulnerable and honest with their story. I love Savannah's way of finding Cole and making sure he was a good fit for her daughter. I love how they take turns with the ... Very Good Book!
On 1/3 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: The Gift that I can Give is a beautiful, colorful children’s book written by Kathie Lee Gifford. I literally can’t rave about this book enough. The colors, the art, the way it was written….breathtaking. It’s amazing and written so carefully and joyously for children. It brings their focus off ... Best Children's Book ever!!
On 11/29 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: think the book is way better than the movie. I enjoyed reading it. It was positive, uplifting, encouraging. The faith in the struggle, trust in the frustrations, walking when life gets hard; everything about the book is good. If you're going through a tough time and don't know how to handle it, get ... Encouraging and Uplifting
On 11/5 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: This book....AMAZING! I love it so much! I have started using it and have loved every moment of it. :) Thank you Ali for your hard work in creating this beauty. It's simple, colorful, easy to read, not time consuming and just over all, fun to do. I love the simple... Beautiful and Colorful
On 10/8 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: I will always read a book by Candace Payne, but this one...knocks it out of the park. Love this book. I love the color, I love the layout, I love how Candace takes us on a journey to finding joy in the simplest of things. Just like her viral video with the Chewbacca mask, this book helps us find joy ... So Beautiful: Love this book
On 9/27 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Unexpected Places took me into a journey of realizing that God is there, even with our faith is thin. I appreciate how Anthony was vulnerable and real throughout the book and shared about his journey with God. It's easy to get lost in our own experiences and wonder if we're alone or if anyone else has ... Very Good Book
On 9/14 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: I didn't know if I'd like this book or not, but I decided to give it a try, because I wanted something new to read. Over all, I LOVED it. It just touched my heart. I love the candid way he wrote. It was real, down to earth, amazing it took me by surprise how much I appreciated his honest heart. This ... Loved This Book!!
On 7/29 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Occasionally, I do book reviews because I love reading. So bear with me when I have the random posts about books. Recently, I got Tailor Made by Alex Seeley, and it took me some time to read through it for several reasons. The main reason is because it was so full of good truths that I didn’t want ... Loved this book!!
On 6/21 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: I've looked at a lot of children's Bibles due to the fact that I have four children. This study Bible is one of the best I've seen. My oldest son who is nearly 8 years old LOVES it and enjoys reading it. I am grateful to have found this Bible and get to go through it with my children. the Bible is thick, ... Get this for your kids! It's worth it!!
On 8/29 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: I review books on occasion and this time, I reviewed a book from BookLookBloggers. I was given this copy for free in exchange for my honest review. I wasn’t too sure what this book would entail as I’d never read a Colleen Coble book. But her book, “Beneath Copper Falls” was intriguing, held ... Book Review: Beneath Copper Falls
On 5/6 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: So, I have four children and they all love God’s word and they love reading, so I was excited when I found this and got it for my children. The stories are told simply, with great illustrations. The stories are short, so their short attention span works with this book. We can incorporate memory verses ... Bible Adventure: Lovely!
On 4/17 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: As someone who loves to read the Bible, loves a Bible that is small and compact, easy to carry around, this KJV Thin-line, compact Bible is perfect for me. It has imitation leather, but feels very soft to the touch, and very high quality. Some Bibles that have the imitation leather feels like plastic, ... Great Bible!!!
On 3/31 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: "Promises for You" coloring devotional has met and exceeded every single expectation I had for it! Each page is filled with scripture and something beautiful to color in. If you like to color and love devotionals, this is the book for you! It's well made. It's a hardcover, and feels like a solid, quality ... I love this devotional!!!
On 3/2 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Courage to Soar was an amazing book. It's well written and easy to read. I think things are so tense and crazy in today's world and Simone's book gives an insight to our world today on how to press on no matter what life throws our way. She is candid, real, down to earth and gives a rounded view of her ... Courage to Soar: A Book Review
On 12/5 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: This book about marriage came at a perfect time. Marriage is hard. It's not intended to be easy, because, after the fall of man, our selfish hearts play a part in making life more difficult everywhere. I don't think it is the "natural" thing to do, to not ever think of one self and want to just do what ... Strengths Based Marriage
On 11/13 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Brave Girls is an incredibly written, well put together, encouraging devotional for girls. It is bright and colorful. It has scripture throughout each day to discuss, encourage, help and focus on gaining more biblical knowledge.The quality of the book is very good. I believe it will last for a long time.I ... Brave Girls 365 Devotional
On 10/30 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Finding Your Voice: What Every Woman Needs to Live Her God-Given Passions Out Loud, by Natalie Grant.Ok, so I have always loved Natalie Grant. Her voice is like getting a glimpse of what Heaven will sound like when the angels sing. She is, hands down, amazing. So when I found out that she was writing ... Finding Your Voice
On 10/11 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: So as you all know, I periodically do book reviews, and I am here, doing another! This one is for the NIV Coloring Bible.This Bible is AMAZING. Seriously. If you love to color and do things with scripture, then this Bible is for you. I find that coloring is relaxing and helps me recover from a long day ... NIV Coloring Bible Book Review
On 9/13 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Every morning, I start my day with worship music and some Bible reading. As a mom to four kids, I find it challenging sometimes to force myself to stop, take a few minutes to pray and read the Bible when my children are clamoring for attention. But it's so necessary for daily life. Days I don't do it, ... 5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy by Sheila Walsh and Sherri Gragg
On 8/31 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: With All Due Respect, written by Ruesner and Hitchcock, was a very interesting, good book to read on how to raise tweens and teens. I am a mother to four children under the age of 6 years old. I have yet to reach the "tween" era, but since I just sent my oldest child off to school for the first time, ... With All Due Respect: Book Review
On 8/9 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Five Minute Nighttime Bible Stories is incredibly and beautifully illustrated. I love how it starts with the Old Testament and goes to the New Testament. It gives children a great way of being able to study the Bible on their level. It brings to life the Bible for young hearts. I have four young children ... Review of Five Minute Nighttime Bible Stories
On 6/29 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Five Minute Nighttime Bible Stories is incredibly and beautifully illustrated. I love how it starts with the Old Testament and goes to the New Testament. It gives children a great way of being able to study the Bible on their level. It brings to life the Bible for young hearts. I have four young children ... Review of Five Minute Nighttime Bible Stories
On 6/7 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: John Luke Robertson wrote Young and Beardless and within it's pages, he added spunk, laughter and serious sides to it.I found it intriguing to read, and faith building as well. Being that he grew up in the spotlight, it is incredible to watch "celebrities" become famous and well-to-do and still want ... Young and Beardless Book Review
On 5/17 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: *Just so you know, I am doing book reviews now, so I will periodically be doing book reviews on this blog and posting them on Amazon and other places.Forgiving my Daughter's Killer:Written by Kate GrosmaireThis book touched my heart so deeply as I read about Kate's daughter and how she was killed and ... Forgiving My Daughter's Killer: A Book Review
On 4/25 Courtney Birkbeck wrote: Emily Maynard wrote, "I Said Yes" to be able to share her life story from being a young, teenage mother to young Ricki, being a contestant on "The Bachelor" and also as the Bachelorette. Her life story entails her struggle to follow God through the loss of her boyfriend, Ricky, who tragically died ... I Said Yes by Emily Maynard: Book Review