Reviews by SantaFlash
On 9/20 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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 SantaFlash 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