Reviews by Consulting Writer
On 2/28 Consulting Writer wrote: What a cute picture book. The start of the story notes the sun is setting, the moon is found, but don't close your eyes because "you have much to think about". The scene is a green field with a treehouse on the side and a family of rabbits, with one particularly wide-eyed rabbit that reminds me so much ... LOVED the illustrations in this book!
On 1/8 Consulting Writer wrote: The Gift That I Can Give is a bright, color-filled, cheerful picture book with easy to read rhymes. I always point that out because, as a mom, that’s important when I have to read a story to get my little one back to sleep in the wee hours of the morning. There are no tongue twists, so I’d be able ... Easy Rhymes For A 2am Reading
On 11/27 Consulting Writer wrote: How Do You Say Good Night? is a board/picture book perfect for little ones. It's full of colorful illustrations of various animals. The story follows Zoey the zebra who's curious how other animal families say good night. So he explores that curiosity to gain answers from each group. What parents may ... Great for starting a bedtime routine
On 11/13 Consulting Writer wrote: My daughter is 9 years old and in love with mermaid sequins pillows, shirts, journals, etc, etc. So when I saw this Bible with that feature on the cover, I knew she’d love it. Swipe one way and it’s rainbow colors with a more subtle rainbow heart (like the eye test to see if you’re color blind, ... Perfect for my 9 YO Who Loves Rainbows!
On 10/16 Consulting Writer wrote: The Cow Says Neigh! by Rory Feek is a delightful picture book featuring farm animals that desire something more than what their current lives have to offer. At the start, we find the cow wishing to be able to run free like the horse. Hence the reason it says "neigh". The title alone caught my attention, ... The Cow Said Neigh! Wait, what?
On 9/5 Consulting Writer wrote: Let me start by saying I love the cover. Upon first seeing it, it looked like a good murder mystery read and I'm a sucker for murder mysteries. Plus, the description of a character that investigates a murder yet suffers from an anxiety disorder. That sounded interesting to me. Author Rachel McMillan ... Fun book, great read
On 8/31 Consulting Writer wrote: Fall is my favorite season of the year and it's almost here! Though I'm a California, missing out on a lot of the color changes of the season, I can still enjoy some perks. Like eventual cooler weather. Which in turn allows me the chance to have some seasons hot beverages, like the pumpkin spiced latte. ... Be Daring and Try Watercolor Pencils!
On 8/14 Consulting Writer wrote: Do you have difficulty getting into the Word on a daily basis? Trouble starting and maintaining a routine of reading the Bible? This book might help kickstart the desire and Proverbs is a great way to start. One of my favorite things to do is read through the book of Proverbs. Full of everyday wisdom, ... Do you have difficulty getting into the Word on a daily basis
On 7/12 Consulting Writer wrote: "I wasn't ready to turn to stone." Sixteen-year-old Thomas Fawkes, the son of Guy Fawkes, was infected with the plague that turns people into stone. At the start of the story, it's just his eye infected, but how far will it spread and is there a cure? This seemed the worst possible time as his color ... Color Powers and Masks. Brilliant Read!
On 6/22 Consulting Writer wrote: I like dinosaurs so is it a surprise that I'd love this book? The plot: the dinosaurs are hungry and decide to plan for, prepare and sit down to a picnic meal. There are the main dinos represented: a T-Rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus (does he existed now scientists?!), Stegosaurus and Raptor (yes, it's ... Drawn To Actually Represent Dinosaurs. No Adult Sized Raptors Here (WITH feathers too), woo hoo!
On 6/18 Consulting Writer wrote: I requested this book because of the summer season. My kids like crafting things, so I figured this might be a good way to review the book, but actually trying some of the activities within. While the book had a lot of ideas, for my daughter not many interested her. The good thing is that they don’t ... 4.0 out of 5 starsAll Kinds of Projects the Kids Will LOVE For Summer
On 6/6 Consulting Writer wrote: If you're familiar with children's books you might recognize Laura Neutzling from Grandpa Hugs, a book I'd reviewed a while back. She's back and taking Bart Millard's I Can Only Imagine song to picture book. Hardbound, this book is sure to make a nice addition to the home library. It starts with the ... Perfect For Summer Reading
On 5/24 Consulting Writer wrote: I love this book! Why? Because it’s packed full of ideas, both crafts and activities, and uses them to reinforce specific Scripture. It covers some familiar stories (Jonah, Noah), there are some verses from Psalms and even Scripture on salvation and living for Christ. It really covers a wide range ... Perfect for home, Sunday school or youth group
On 5/17 Consulting Writer wrote: Word of warning, I suck at journaling and drawing. I tried, I really did. But this is the perfect Bible for someone that has that talent and loves to draw/journal. I see lots of nice pictures on Pinterest, but as I've posted in the past, I am not a Pinterest Mom, even if I strive to be. I'm just not. This ... Great Journaling Bible...I just need LOTS of practice at it!
On 5/7 Consulting Writer wrote: Bibleforce is a book of Bible hero stories. Think of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, etc. But it doesn't stop there. It includes heroes, but men and women, of the Bible. So expect to find Ruth and Esther as well. I have the Action Bible, which is a similar format to this one. It's set up like a graphic ... 8yo and 12yo Both Loved It And Spent Hours Reading It
On 3/23 Consulting Writer wrote: Fans of Little Critters will love this collection of four stories in one book: You Go First, It's True, Being Thankful, and We All Need Forgiveness. This hardcover book will be sure to hold up to daily reading. These stories follow Little Critter as he learns valuable lessons that we all should apply ... Thinking of others over ourselves might actually be a good thing!
On 3/20 Consulting Writer wrote: Bart Millard, the lead vocal of MercyMe, opens up in an intimate revealing of life in an abusive home. He’s honest about his thoughts and feelings from then, how he would have been relieved if his father had passed away. How music and creative play were his escapes. Some might ask, “Did Got allow ... Encouraging and uplifting book
On 3/12 Consulting Writer wrote: love to sketch and color. It's really relaxing and allows my brain to dump my worries to the side and just focus on the art. That's the idea behind adult coloring books. From the series, Jesus Calling, comes the coloring book in the same vein, with encouraging words and verses throughout. These aren't ... Encouragement We Can All Benefit From
On 2/16 Consulting Writer wrote: More easy rhymes for 2am readings! Part of the God Bless series, I'd previously read and reviewed God Bless My Family. I love this series! Now here's one that any parent or guardian could benefit from. A nighttime book of animals preparing for bed and saying goodnight. Sleepy giraffes, snuggly (yet still ... Half Awake and PRAYING They Go To Sleep!
On 2/9 Consulting Writer wrote: Let me start by saying this isn't typically a book I'd seek out. I'm not big on romance. Why did I choose to review it, then? Because after I'm done, I usually give these types of books a little old lady in an assisted living home. She loves them. And I want her to be happy, so I'll happily read and ... This mystery will keep the pages turning
On 2/6 Consulting Writer wrote: First off, let me say that this Bible is thick! I mean, of all the Bibles I've received thus far, this is the largest. Roughly 2" thick and heavy, weight over three pounds. Doesn't seem like a lot, but the last Bible I reviewed was barely 2 pounds. It's packed full of Scripture-based insights. Just note: ... Get More Out Of Your Daily Reading
On 1/23 Consulting Writer wrote: So what’s the deal with Candace Payne? She’s a stay at home mom who happened to become an overnight sensation due to video gone viral of her revealing a special toy: a Chewbacca mask. Filled with glee, Candace laughs wholeheartedly for several minutes. This isn’t a superficial, fake laugh. It’s ... Have You Seen My Joy? My Almond Joy?
On 1/11 Consulting Writer wrote: NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teens is beautifully bound. The cover almost looks like the flowers are embroidered on this leathersoft over bound Bible. This particular edition I had the opportunity to look over was labeled “gold/floral”. There’s also a pink/floral cover. It really is pretty with ... Pink, Pink, Pink! NIV Bible For Teens
On 1/9 Consulting Writer wrote: This is such a sweet board book for kids on showing love to others. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it would make a special treat, perhaps along with a chocolate kiss, to say how very special and loved they are. Saying “I love you” is one way to express love. But finding someone who’s alone, ... Changing a You attitude to an Others attitude
On 12/28 Consulting Writer wrote: is is a beautifully bound Bible. The presentation is really nice and would make an impressive gift. It also comes with a free prayer journal. Basically, it's a matching journal with blank lined pages for writing prayers within, which is helping for anyone that finds themselves with a long list of prayer ... A Great Gift For Young Readers and ESL Students
On 12/8 Consulting Writer wrote: I first thought about reading The Crooked Path because of the description: historical fiction set in World War II ere in South Africa. That sounded interesting to me. The book starts with characters set in South Africa, characters that were established in a previous book by Joubert. However, new readers ... If You Enjoy Historical Fiction With Romance, You'll Like This Book
On 12/8 Consulting Writer wrote: Everyone has a special place in the family. Just in time for Christmas, this sweet board book would make a nice addition for a newborn to toddler present. Actually, my 8-year-old still loves reading board books now and again. She loves this one because its cover to cover dogs! And it's all sorts of dogs: ... Easy Rhymes For Those 2 am Readings
On 11/27 Consulting Writer wrote: While in the theater to see Steve McQueen an American Icon, I watched the trailer for Same Kind of Different As Me. I didn't realize it was a book until I saw it available for review. What caught my eye was a phrase on the cover: modern-day slave. My curiosity was what truly led me to read the book. ... A Powerful Story of Love, Forgiveness, Healing and Ultimately Change For The Better
On 11/2 Consulting Writer wrote: From the author of God Loves Mommy and Me and Really Woolly Bedtime Prayers comes another endearing board book in time to order before the Christmas season. It may seem too early for a review like this, especially since we're just entering November. Christmas is over a month away. Still, for those who ... Can Be Used As A First Devotional Book For Little Ones
On 10/22 Consulting Writer wrote: I’ve purchased devotionals by Sarah Young for my kids. The last one I bought was Jesus Today. She’s also published Jesus Calling. The cover is eye-catching, this time in a rich purple, but still with the familiar bird. The book I received was hardbound. I’ve had the paperback, but I think in the ... 365 Days of Joy In Jesus
On 10/9 Consulting Writer wrote: The NIV Color Code Bible is a colorful highlighted hardback Bible from Thomas Nelson. This book is the same as the previous NIV Color Code Bible I’d reviewed, except that this is the hardbound cover. The quality of the binding looks like it can hold up to a lot of use, which for me is extremely important. ... A Color System For Expanded Study
On 10/2 Consulting Writer wrote: Another beautifully bound Bible from Thomas Nelson. This NIV version has especially color highlighted verses to draw attention to them. Each color represents a specific subject such as prayer, God, sin, family or love. The highlighting is a light color, so the verses aren’t obscured and are still easily ... Color Coded Wisdom
On 9/27 Consulting Writer wrote: The book isn’t just for kids. Max Lucado provides a letter to the parents. As in, I used to be one of these kids, afraid of the dark, of the Wolfman, waking my father up in the middle of the night. The letter gives us parents the encouragement we need during this time. It’s frustrating to be woken ... Are You A Scaredy Cat? No, But I Am Hungry Now…
On 9/20 Consulting Writer wrote: I reviewed the picture book of Gobi, which is a nice book for beginning readers (or earlier). The obvious difference between the two is the story. The picture book provides an overview of the story but simplified. The young reader’s version goes more in-depth. I really enjoyed this read and think it ... Little Dog with a HUGE Impact
On 9/18 Consulting Writer wrote: When I read the story behind this book, I was intrigued. A little stray dog followed a marathon runner across the Gobi desert? That sounds like quite a dog. I shared this book with my daughter (who is 8) and she loved it. Not only are the pictures of the pup cute, but the story is inspiring. Named after ... One Amazing Dog
On 8/21 Consulting Writer wrote: The title first grabbed me. Too often I see kids who'd grown up attending church quickly part from it once they reach college. I don't know if it's psychology or philosophy, but whatever rattles their faith, I think it's easily done because the foundation isn't strong enough. I recall my experience in ... Spiritual Plan Development
On 8/18 Consulting Writer wrote: The story follows Pastor Jackson and his congregation during a tumultuous time. It reminded me a little of This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti, one of my favorite Christian Fiction novels. Though it doesn't have the same suspenseful thrills, it offers enough chills of its own. If you've read his books, ... A book about the ultimate prize: our souls. Who will win?
On 8/9 Consulting Writer wrote: This devotional is really a collection of the author's personal stories and experiences, along with her thoughts on how she applied them to God and how she saw Him working in her life (and that of her family). While the stories were interesting and the points well made, I was actually expecting a straight ... Not your typical devotional
On 8/9 Consulting Writer wrote: This is a study Bible geared specifically for guys. It says teen guys, but I think it could include preteen up through young adult. This version is NIV, New International Version. It's one of the more standard versions used that's fairly easy to read and understand. I always appreciate a Bible that's ... Labeled for Teens, but Good For Preteen to Young Adult
On 7/17 Consulting Writer wrote: I'd grown up with King James Version and NIV Bibles. The only bits of pictures inside were those in the glossary at the end. I had always wanted more, like a map to show me where things were happening. Or maybe an illustration of something, like the Ark of the Covenant. Kids are often very visual, so ... I'd grown up with King James Version and NIV Bibles. The only bits...
On 5/31 Consulting Writer wrote: Grandpas play an important role in a child’s life. I feel fortunate that the Grandpas on both sides of the family are very active and involved with their grandchildren. My dad was tough growing up, but with my kids? Sometimes stern, but always loving. Grandpa hugs covers those moments between Grandpa ... Grandpas play an important role in a child’s life.
On 5/16 Consulting Writer wrote: A great book for teenage girls to young adults in their 20s. Even older! Though its tailored to speak to young women, I think it would be an enjoyable read for any woman involved in social media and highly affected by the need to please. There's a lot of good advice for girls in today's world and especially ... A great book for teenage girls to young adults in their 20s
On 4/29 Consulting Writer wrote: I chose to review this book out of several because of Mother's Day coming up, the cover attracted me plus the fact that it was a board book for kids. Since it is hard cover bound it'll last for many readings. God loves Mommy and me on spring days, when I'm hurt, when I'm brave, when I make mistakes. ... Grab a Cup and Snuggle in For an Evening Read
On 3/30 Consulting Writer wrote: Known for his "code" books, author O. S. Hawkins brings us the latest in his code books: The Daniel Code. Using the book of Daniel from the Bible as a guide, the author draws comparisons between the time that Daniel went through and that of present day. Are things as bad as they seem? If yes, what can ... The Daniel Code
On 12/23 Consulting Writer wrote: David Jeremiah study Bibles are filled with notes and sidebars, little bits of information to help us along in our reading to provide context, history or any other additional information that we might not otherwise have immediately available. Any reader is welcome to explore those sections and research ... Airship Genesis