Reviews by JournalofaBibliophile
NIV, Artisan Collection Bible, Cloth over Board, Pink Floral, Designed Edges under Gilding, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print
On 3/18 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: The NIV Artisan Collection Bible by Zondervan is so pretty! There are four cover styles in this collected designed by Edna Marie Esparra, founder of Everlasting Words Designs. I’m reviewing the pink floral edition with Psalm 46:5 quoted in metallic script. The other designs include navy succulents, ... Beautiful and unique!
On 2/23 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible is a Zonderkidz (Zondervan's children's branch) storybook created by Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner. All scripture quotations in this are from the New Living Translation (NLT). The NLT is my personal favorite whenever it comes to children. This book is chronological, ... Adorable
On 2/17 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: I’m reviewing the black imitation leather edition. This study Bible also comes in hardcover, genuine brown leather, and a beautiful imitation burgundy leather with a floral pattern. The black Bible has silver gilded pages (that are so shiny and reflective you can probably take a mirror selfie in), ... A Beautiful Study Bible!
On 2/3 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: Last year, I got Candy Apple Blessings and it was a hit with my nephews, so I was really pleased to see Maddie Frost illustrated this book, and another one coming out this summer called Ice Cream Blessings. This book features a pig, a fox, and an alligator (or is it a crocodile?) doing spring activities ... Cute
On 1/29 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: This is a children’s hardcover story book with fourteen stories about the Robertson family that teach kids important life lessons. Some of the stories are about Easter, building a treehouse, a ski trip, a kids camp, etc. At the end of each story is a Bible verse, some questions about the story, then ... I liked the illustrations.
On 1/26 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: God, I Know You’re There was written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Lucy Fleming. This book was published by Tommy Nelson, Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc. This is a twenty-four page board book for young children. “God, ... So pretty!
On 1/18 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: This book is based on the real-life love letters of Captain Roland Jones and Elizabeth Clouston. Be sure to check out the author’s website to see photos! Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Clouston is the governess for Colonel and Mrs. McGavock at their home Carnton in Franklin, Tennessee. On the night of November ... Beautiful story!
On 1/17 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: You’re My Little Sweet Pea is a Zondervan book illustrated by Kit Chase. This is a padded board book with sixteen pages. The target audience is preschool and up. Little Sweet Pea, I love you. From button nose to baby coo. Squishy cheeks and sparkly eyes, Pure delight and perfect size. Tender feet ... Adorable!
On 1/8 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: I Love You, Funny Bunny is a Zondervan book illustrated by Sean Julian. This comes in a padded cover board book and a hardcover picture book with a dust jacket. The target audience is ages 4 to 8. This is told in rhymes, and has adorable and colorful illustrations of a mother rabbit with her child. ... Cute
On 12/26 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: “When I was small, Right from the start, God poured out a gift deep down in my heart. What is this gift To use as I grow? When will I see? How will I know? God, will You show me This gift that I can give As I grow and love And I learn how to live?” So after reading those few pages, I thought maybe ... Meh.
On 12/15 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: I requested this Bible months ago, but due to an inventory issue, I just got it the other day. The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible was previously published as the Zondervan Study Bible. Aside from the name and cover design, a few things about the interior have changed (I don’t own the original Bible ... Awesome!
On 12/5 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: When Do I Love You was illustrated by Marta Cabrol. This board book was published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc.). The target audience is toddlers. This is another adorable rhyming story featuring animal parents ... Sweet
On 11/23 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: How Do You Say Good Night was illustrated by Catalina Echeverri. This board book was published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc.). The target audience is toddlers, maybe even a little older. While this is average ... Cute
On 11/17 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: This is such a unique, creative, and fun take on the Bible. There are around 220 pages and 88 full color illustrations. The creator of this book used the views of Pentecostals, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, and Episcopal. There’s a short church timeline, and a few pages on books of the Bible, ... The font is painfully small.
On 11/6 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: God’s Good News: More Than 60 Bible Stories and Devotions was written by Billy Graham and illustrated by Scott J. Wakefield. This book was published by Tommy Nelson and is a re-issue. The target audience is 4 to 11 years old. This book covers stories in both the Old and New Testament. This is a wonderful ... Cute
On 10/18 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: The Cow Said Neigh: A Farm Story was written by Rory Feek and illustrated by Bruno Robert. This book was published by Tommy Nelson. The target audience is toddlers and pre-schoolers. This is available as a hardcover picture book with a dust jacket, and as a board book (I’m reviewing the picture book). This ... Cute illustrations!
On 10/10 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters, and volunteer at Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center. Kathy first started volunteering at UMC to avoid going to church. Her life changed after Denver Moor and his book Same Kind of Different As Me (co-authored by Ron Hall). After showing ... Not what I expected.
On 10/1 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: This adorable book features colorful illustrations of a little polar bear cub and other animals like narwhales, wolves, seals, meese (I always want to say mooses lol). Each animal has a texture you and your child can touch while reading the story. While this is advertised as a Christian book, God isn’t ... Cute winter read
On 9/12 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: This is such a beautiful Bible. The interior has a great layout and colors that are easy on the eyes. The material is smooth, and the Bible lays flat no matter where you’re at. The pages aren’t too thin and have a coating that helps you turn the page with ease. The font is a good size, and the words ... Visually appealing
On 9/11 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: Every Reformed and most non-Reformed Christians know the answer to this question from the Westminster Shorter Catechism… Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever. According to this it's riding bikes, swimming, eating ice cream, and hanging ... "When we go to heaven, just what will we do?”
On 9/1 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks is by Jean Fischer and was published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc.). This is a padded board book, and the target audience is toddlers and younger children. This isn’t ... Cute illustrations.
On 8/31 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: Candy Apple Blessings is an adorable twenty page board book illustrated by Maddie Frost and published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc.). The target audience is toddlers and pre-schoolers. The features a dog, cat, ... Cute!
On 8/23 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: The Solace of Water is a historical fiction novel about healing, forgiveness, and finding friendship (and love) in unexpected places. This book is set in Amish country during the 1950’s. The narrators are an African-American preacher’s wife named Delilah “Deedee”, her teenage daughter Sparrow, ... Beautiful
On 8/14 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakeable Hope for Kids was written by Max Lucado, adapted by Tama Fortner, and illustrated by Alessia Trunfio. This was published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.) and was released ... Beautiful!
On 7/27 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: I Am: The Names of God for Little Ones was written by Diane Stortz, and illustrated by Diane Le Feyer. This was published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc.). This is a children’s board book with a high quality ... A Beautiful book on the names of God
On 7/27 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers (A God Bless Book) was written by Hannah Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow. This was published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc.). This is a children’s board book with a high quality ... God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers
On 7/21 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: It’s really hard posting a review for a book that’s ~10 pages long and probably has <30 words. Haha! 🙂 Big Trucks: Getting the Job Done Together is an adorable children’s touch-and-feel board book published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division). This is told and rhymes, and ... Adorable!
On 7/21 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms was published by Zondervan in May of this year. The setup is nearly identical to the Proverbs edition I reviewed earlier on in the month. There are forty-six entries, and each entry is four pages long. There are a lot more Psalms than there are Proverbs. While the Proverbs ... Cute devotional
On 7/11 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: In Faith Among the Faithless, Mike Cosper takes the well-loved story of Esther and connects it to the post-Christian world we live in today. Cosper intertwines his fresh retelling with commentary regarding our culture, and includes historical Jewish/Persian cultural details that really add to the story ... Can Christians survive a secular age without compromise in an increasingly hostile society?
On 7/2 JournalofaBibliophile wrote: 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs was published by Zondervan in May of this year. This little book is just under 200 pages. There are forty-six entries, and each entry is four pages long. The first page of every entry has a quote from Proverbs, the second and third page tell you what chapter and verses ... Small, but powerful.