Monday, December 28, 2015

Book review: #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World by Craig Groeschel

#Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World

I picked up this book to read last night and could hardly put it down! Every chapter was so relevant and well presented with wisdom from the Lord that I was deeply convicted. The author writes this book with humility and understanding yet with backbone of power from God and His word. This book is a must-read for everyone living today! It is not solely directed to those who seem to be addicted with selfie-taking or even social media. This book targets the reason behind the overwhelmingly-rising trend of selfies and social media and will leave you changed and ready to face life with a better understanding of what JESUS wants of you!!!

We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences that are beyond our control. We’ve lost perspective, even perhaps ourselves.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Coloring book review: The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book by Daria Song

The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book

The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book

With the new surge in coloring books for adults, this new one from Korean artist Daria Song is sure to delight! Those who enjoy filling in intricate designs will love all the beautiful and unique patterns on the pages of this coloring book. The Time Chamber also features a fairy who is pictured on every page and who will delight the more fantastical-minded. The only complaint I have about this coloring book would be extremely minor and would be that I didn't find the quality of art in the fairy up to par with the surrounding designs.  However, this coloring book is really well done and will please a variety of users!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Korean artist Daria Song’s sequel to The Time Garden takes readers on a visual journey into a magical nighttime world seen through the eyes of a fairy.

This second book in the bestselling Time coloring series features the voyage of a fairy who, when the cuckoo clock chimes midnight, enters the human world. To the tiny fairy, everything seems enormous and magical, from the curtains to the chandelier to a mystical rowboat that takes her further into an inky adventure. With her she packs her favorite items, which colorers can find throughout the book’s pages: an owl-feathered pen, a star-scented spray, a time tape measure…even the key to the time chamber itself!

Filled with the imaginative, intricately detailed illustrations Song’s readers have come to love, The Time Chamber presents a view of our world made new—and ready for coloring.

The Time Chamber features extra-thick craft paper, ideal for non bleed-through coloring, and the jacketed cover with flaps is removable and colorable. Special gold-foil stamping on the cover and spine and a To/From page make it perfect for gifting to adults and kids alike.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Review of The Midnight Visitors by Juliet David

The Midnight Visitors

The Midnight Visitorsby 

Friday, December 4, 2015

A review of Faithgirlz Bible, NKJV Nancy Rue (Editor)

Faithgirlz Bible, NKJV

Faithgirlz Bible, NKJV

   This Bible from Zonderkidz is perfect for girls of various ages! I was absolutely delighted with it. From the sturdy hardcover binding to the feminine purple tone of the text inside to the wise notes from Nancy Rue interspersed throughout the Bible, this edition is a wonderful one for your daughter or granddaughter. (or niece or friend....) What I especially loved about this edition is that the Bible text is the tried-and-true New King James which is excellent for young minds as well as our adult brains. :) So often companies will water down the Bible, trying to make it more palatable or understandable to younger minds which are full of video games and abbreviations. However, what they really need is the traditional, inerrant word of God as close to the original Greek and Hebrew text as possible! And NKJV upholds that standard. The only unusual thing about this publication is, besides the tone of the text, is the introduction to each book of the Bible and the little notes here and there which are written with wisdom and care by Nancy Rue. This Bible would be the perfect gift for any young girl in your life! 
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you! 

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A review of 2015 cookbook Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook by Marco Canora

Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook

Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook

This new cookbook is a must-have for every household! It features basic recipes for every kind of bone broth you need to make! With this delightful book, you will no longer have to look broth recipes and methods online and scroll through dozens of ''the best'' ways to make it. Also, you won't have to flip through dozens of your cookbooks to find these recipes. All the recipes are in one concise volume. This book which is published by Pam Krauss books through Crown Publishing, is really pleasing to the eye as well and will make the perfect statement in your kitchen or on your coffee table! I never would have imagined myself saying that about a bone broth cookbook. But here you have it: this book is a must-have. 

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Thanks!

No one has been more responsible for the recent explosion of interest in bone than New York City chef Marco Canora.  After completely revitalizing his health by integrating bone broth into his diet, Marco began to make his nourishing broths available by the cupful to New Yorkers from a small window in his East Village restaurant, drawing sell-out crowds virtually from the beginning. No longer just a building block for soups and sauces, bone broths are now being embraced for their innumerable health benefits, from cultivating a healthier gut to greater resistance to colds and other illnesses.  In Brodo, Marco shares the recipes for his flavorful, nutritious broths and shows how to serve them year round as well as incorporate them into recipes and as a daily health practice.  Perfect for stirring into a broth bowl or a pot of risotto, as a more gentle, supportive alternative to the afternoon caffeine fix, and an immunity and health booster any time, the homey bone broths in Brodo should be a part of every well-stocked pantry.