Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Review: Gift Bible for Kids

The NIV Gift Bible for Kids is the perfect gift for graduations, confirmations, and other special achievements. The bonus content explores the teachings, ministry, miracles, and parables of Jesus, as well as life in New Testament times, enhancing and enriching the reading of Scripture.
Features include:
• Words of Christ in red
• Presentation page
• Bible dictionary concordance
• Book introductions
• Presentation page for personalizing and gift giving

My Review:
This Gift Bible for Kids is a very typical Bible.  It is NIV translation and it does have Jesus's words in red.   The beginning  has a personalization page to make it more special for any occasion and the the leather like binding is sure to please.  On the presentation page it has the scripture Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.  I love that scripture especially if you were gift giving this Bible.   It reminds them that Jesus is the way and the path to stay on.  
   It would make a great Bible to give for baptism, confirmation, birthdays, salvation, communion, or just because Jesus is awesome.  :)
The print in this bible is very small... I mean so small that I think some kids might lose their spot while reading.  I hope this means I'm not getting old because I'm complaining about the font size....reality I am in my 30's!  LOL   
It might suggest that this Bible is for kids but really teens and adults alike would enjoy this simple looking Bible.   Pick yours up from Zondervan today for $16.99.

I was given a copy of this Bible in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are 100% mine.  

Friday, April 10, 2015

Papa's Visit

Papa came to town for Easter and Selah's baptism.   We went to the John Deere Pavillion and the Arboretum! 

I have a great dad who was always present for me growing every sporting event and other life events.  I appreciate him traveling hours to be there for my kids moments!  

Book Review- "A Case for Grace For Kids" by Lee Strobel

What does “grace” really mean? How can God’s grace impact your life? How can you experience grace every day?
This new book by New York Times bestselling author, Lee Strobel, shows how God’s love is for everyone—no matter what. Through stories of everyday people whose lives have been changed, you will discover God’s love and the power of forgiveness. You will experience God’s amazing grace and be able to share it with others.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for FaithThe Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole.  He and his wife live in Texas.  Visit Lee's website

My Review:
Lee Strobel has made a great adult book and transformed it for kids in an easy to understand and fun way.  The book covers many questions that an be tricky for adults to answer and they are in one book!   The book is perfect for tweens or middle school aged kids but I will admit that adults can get a lot of this book as well!   Sometimes it takes things explained different ways to fully grasp it... GRACE is such a wonderful gift but yet hard to fully understand.  
 It's in kid friendly language and if you read it together you could create some great bonding time discussing the questions and chapters.  
The book goes over GRACE and I love on the acronym used spells grace out this way:

I enjoy the "Face- to-face with Grace" section of questions for discussing at the end of each chapter.  The questions lead you back into the Bible for furthers searching and clarification but also makes you think more personally  on the topics discussed in the chapter.
It's a must read and affordable one too!   Pick your copy up today from Zondervan!

Thanks Zondervan for sending me a free copy of this book to conduct my review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Some Days you Need to Have Fun!

Our church intern and I had a little lunch date and after we found a Good Will.   I love to find odds and ends at Good Will... things you would normally not even think about buying  but because the price is right its worth making memories with.  

On this particular day we purchased these fun beard mugs and hot rollers for hair.   We still have to curl our hair but I have to find some hair clips first to use them... bummer. 

What are some thrifty sales you have found lately? 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wisconsin Badger Fun!

It was a GREAT YEAR!  On Wisconsin!   GO Badgers GO! 

It was a total blast watching the final four game with my dad and sister.  I may live in Iowa now but you can never take the Wisconsin out of this girl! 

Thanks Badger Boys for a great season and playing your heart out! 

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