Book Review: Bible Basics, A Baby Believer Counting Primer

Book Review:  Bible Basics by Danielle Hitchen

If you know me well, you know I like children.

If you know me better, you know I like books.

When a good children’s book that I really enjoy comes my way, I keep it in my kids’ library forever.

Recently I was able to get a copy of a new book by Danielle Hitchen called Bible Basics, A Baby Believer Counting Primer.  This one I will have around in our family library for a very long time!

The book serves several purposes that I can use with my small boys during reading time.

First, this book is laid out nicely in 10 lessons.  It has ten thick board pages, each with the lesson number placed in the top corner of the left page.  It easily reminds my boys of their numbers and how far we are into the book…and how much longer we have to go until we get to the end.

Secondly,   the right side of each section is beautifully crafted to visualize each biblical truth.  While on the left there is more detailed information of the same subject.

For example:  In the 8th lesson the author is teaching about the Beatitudes.  On the left side of the book, the page contains the number eight and the lesson title.  It also drafts the details of the Beatitudes by listing in detail what they are and where they can be found.  This is great for my 5 year old who understands more.

On the opposite side the artist, Jessica Blanchard, creates a visual aid that makes reciting and memorizing the Beatitudes easier for younger children.  This is done in such a way that keeps my 3 yr old engaged and eager to see the next page.

All the pages of this book are displayed with colorful art and detail that make it easy to enjoy.

All in all, this is a well crafted piece that helps create the foundation for biblical growth and understanding while our children are able to absorb so much information.  It lays out essential truths including the basic building blocks of knowing who God is, who Jesus is, and the fundamental elements of the Christian faith.

By using the pictures along with the language of the bill, it increases the opportunity for children to learn quickly inside a fun creative atmosphere.  This book also poses great moments after each lesson for questions to be asked and answered.

The Bible Basics book is built well in physical and spiritual regard.  It will be a good resource for both parent and child in any home or school book collection.

**Thank you to the Blythe Daniel Agency for allowing me and my boys to enjoy and review this book 🙂

 

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American Woman’s Bible Book Review

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As a nation, America is far above the rest.  Her incredible history wrapped around the borders of this great land is vastly outstanding and incomparable.  Fascinating stories of strong conviction, powerful heroism, and landmark adventures create and form a tale of legacy that cannot be denied.

Women and men alike have sacrificed their dreams, convenience, and even their lives and the lives of their loved ones in dedication to the, “Land of the Free,” with the aspirations and hope that it would become and remain a place of security and faith for generations to come.

The American Woman’s Bible intertwines God’s rich word with incredible tales of women’s involvement in the shaping and formation of such a beautiful country.  Women who could not suffice being a passive spectator, but rather had a deep sense of ownership for this land, and responded by dutiful action.

Women such as Prudence Wright and Sarah Shattuck, who led a group of women armed with only pitchforks to guard their village and their children, during the battles of Lexington and Concord.  They teach us about contagious bravery.  A women named Angelina who was deeply involved in the Abolitionist movement and didn’t avoid controversy as she spoke publicly to various social classes and to an audience of all races, during a time that it could cost her greatly.  She taught a 4-Tier approach to ending slavery: Read the Bible, Pray, Speak truth, and Act on your convictions.  Ann Hennis Bailey dressed as a man in order to ride as a regular scout for the army, she felt so greatly about her freedom that she masqueraded as a man in order to become a soldier.

These stories will change you.

It inspired my soul and revived a spirit of American patriotism while reading the bold stories of women who courageously fought for a country that today is wildly taken for granted.  It creates passion to the reader, to no longer be a spectator, but to actively engage in standing up for what is right and good.  Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, said it best.  “We possess a spirit that will not be conquered.  If our men are all drawn off and we should be attacked, you would find a race of Amazons in America.”  They fought for what they believed in.  We should take direction and teaching from such beautiful noble individuals.

Thanks to the Blythe Daniel Agency, I have been given a copy of this book to offer in a give-away.  Their generosity will put this beautiful attribute of history into someone’s hands.  I will be drawing the winner next Wednesday, to enter you can sign up to subscribe to this site or share my status of the review from my Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/grief2grace

May you be encouraged and strengthened by this collection of stories and may you be blessed abundantly by the companionship of God’s Word.

You can also purchase this Bible at http://www.thomasnelson.com/american-woman-s-bible-nkjv

 

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Book Review: Breaking Busy

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This week I was supposed to write a book review on the title, Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington…but I was way to busy to take a look at it.  It’s ironic the things that are on my to do list sometimes.  🙂

I finally took the time to read it through, and I’m glad I did.

This season of my life is beyond busy…it’s a tiresome fast-paced race, and most days I feel like I am sprinting along with bare feet.  I’m beat up, yet I am determined to finish the tasks I have in front of me and so I keep running, my hair in a bun, out of breath, with my face beat red…full speed ahead!

But, yesterday I collapsed…and so I picked up Breaking Busy.

Here is what Alli Worthington did for me:

1. She reminded me that I am NOT June Cleaver.
2. She nudged me to analyze my friendships & invest in the ones that produce fruit.
3. She complemented me on how I am unique from every person in this world and whispered to me that I have great worth.
4. She told me that getting rid of good things in my life sometimes makes room for GREAT things!
5. She convinced me that God does always have a place of rest for me in my busy day.

and lastly in her own words, Alli suggested this truth to me,
“A busy life is a life the enemy has created in order to keep me from God’s purpose.  A full life, on the other hand, is a life lived in step with what God has called me to do.”

I know this is a short review, because my busy life is calling me away as I type, BUT…I will approach it differently because of Breaking Busy.  I will intentionally keep God as my primary focus and evaluate a bit better everything that pleads for my attention.

If you are a busy wife, mother, women, pick up a copy of Breaking Busy.  Alli, not only has the capacity and experience to offer some wisdom, but she also ices it with a bit of humor, which we should always have time for.

http://alliworthington.com/breaking-busy/

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My book was received by the generosity of the Blog Spot & The Blythe Daniel Agency.
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