Reviews by Carmen @ Life Blessons
On 3/6 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: The Hyperlinked Life is penned by The Barna Group, which is a Christian group that surveys people to find out what is going on in our world and how our faith fits into it. They've written some other books that I found incredibly insightful, so I was eager to get their thoughts on how technology is impacting ... How to steward technology
On 1/7 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: This Bible takes six different resources (the NIV's Study Bible, Quest Study Bible, Archaelogical Study Bible, Student Bible, Great Rescue Bible, and Essential Bible Companion) and weaves them together to utilize the best of each one. There are built-in devotional sections that prompt you to "Reflect ... Solid Resource
On 10/21 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: I have a seven-month old daughter, and it’s incredible to try to look at the world from my daughter’s perspective. It’s nearly impossible, really. How she explores things that we take for granted—cause and effect, gravity, object permanence—and finds delight in them. Not just mere interest ... A World of Wonder
On 1/19 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: The set-up of this book is unique; one young mom honestly shares the struggles she faces as a mom with her mentor, Sally Clarkson (who wrote another of the books on my list, below). Sally provides encouragement to the young mom, Sarah Mae, and shares how she worked through the very same struggles when ... Love the two perspectives on motherhood!
On 11/23 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: One of the first things that attracted me to this title was how the authors pointed out the importance of it being a “theography”: combining “historical Jesus studies with biblical theology, crafting together one breathtaking saga that tells the Jesus story in both Old and New Testaments. This ... What I'm Currently Reading: Jesus, A Theography
On 9/13 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: I am pregnant with my first child and my husband and I want to make sure to teach our kids how to handle money wisely and from a young age. But how do you do that? When I got the chance to review this book from Booksneeze, I figured it could be a helpful resource. Their approach to teaching your child ... Using money to instill hard work and good values in children of all ages
On 4/7 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: The book is a decent starting place for looking at finding contentment with life, but it seemed rushed and trite and overly simplistic in some parts. I was hoping it would be much more memoir-esque—since the author is in her seventies and has much wisdom to impart! There were many funny snippets from ... Learning to Love the Life You Have: What I’ve Been Reading Lately
On 2/11 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: In Sabbath, Allender states that the kind of Sabbath that God envisioned on the seventh day was not one of rest from six days worth of hard work (because it was not hard work for Him!), but one of celebration and delight. That word there—delight—is the crux of Allender's interpretation of what a ... Book Review: Sabbath
On 9/30 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: In Seeds of Turmoil, Wright attempts to explain the strife in the Middle East by looking back to the Bible and the story of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael and Isaac. Wright states that Bible believing Christians should (must?) support modern-day Israel, and that this extends to their possession of land ... Book Review: "Seeds of Turmoil"
On 5/9 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: Whoever says they prefer fiction because it tells a better story than real life, has never read "I Am Hutterite" by Mary-Ann Kirkby. This memoir delves into her childhood, exploring her upbringing in a Canadian Hutterite community (which is similar to the Amish in that it's a religiously-based community ... Book Review: "I Am Hutterite" Memoir
On 1/12 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: It's Dr. Henslin's desire that marriages last, which has caused him (a Christian marriage therapist by trade and training) to look holistically at what makes for successful relationships, including science. He shares how he came across recent brain studies that showed how some brain imbalances can cause ... "This Is Your Brain In Love" book review
On 11/27 Carmen @ Life Blessons wrote: One of the things I look forward to most about going to church each Sunday morning is taking communion (also known as the Eucharist). Having not grown up taking it regularly, it’s something I’ve come to appreciate and savor. So when I received a copy of “The Sacred Meal” by Nora Gallagher, I ... A Book Review: “The Sacred Meal” by Nora Gallagher