April 21, 2018

Book Review: Finding Gobi for Little Ones



Finding Gobi for Little Ones






Finding Gobi for Little Ones is an enjoyable children's book written by Dion Leonard and illustrated by Lisa Manuzak.

Within twenty-four pages, this board book focuses on the true story the friendship between a marathon runner and a little lost dog. It's a sweet story with delightful illustrations. According to the back cover copy, this book "will have kids cheering all the way to the finish line as it shows that friendship comes in all shapes and sizes."

Finding Gobi for Little Ones is an easy-to-read book that's geared toward young children, particularly ages four to eight. 


Note: I received this book from Book Look Bloggers, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

April 20, 2018

Book Review: 42 Seconds



42 Seconds: The Jesus Model for Everyday Interactions




















42 Seconds: The Jesus Model for Everyday Interaction, by Carl Medearis focuses on life the Jesus and his conversations, which average 42 seconds.

In this bible study, the author shares personal stories and experiences, as well as scripture references. According to the Introduction, the author and his assistant reviewed "every single conversation Jesus had in the Gospels," and they "found that the average length of Jesus' conversations are recorded in the Gospels was 42 seconds."

This bible study consists of four main sections, which are titled as Be Kind, Be Present, Be Brave, and Be Jesus. Those four main sections are divided into a total of twenty chapters, as well as bonus sections titled as The Final Word: "Be Jesus" and Epilogue: The Final, Final Word.

This bible study is easily extended for those wanting to expand this study. It's ideal for bible studies and small groups, as well as individual personal prayer and devotional time.

42 Seconds is a wonderful resource for various ages, from young adults to older generations.


Note: I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

April 19, 2018

Book Review: Breaking the Fear Cycle



Breaking the Fear Cycle: How to Find Peace for Your Anxious Heart







Breaking the Fear Cycle: How to Find Peace for Your Anxious Heart, by Maria Furlough is focused on peace and protection for hearts dealing with anxiety and fear, as well as trusting the Lord.

According to the back cover copy: "Using her own story as a catalyst, Maria Furlough discusses how to overcome fear for good. With practicality and passion, she shows us the steps we can take to bring those fears to God rather than act on them and trust God with the future."

This book is divided into eleven chapters, which are titled as Your Greatest Fear, You Do Have a Choice, Fear and Future Telling, I Will Trust, Wrestling Matches with God, Believing in the Bible's View of Suffering, Praying Faith-Filled Prayers Not Fear-Filled Pleas, God's Promises of Protection, Taking Jesus Up on His Offer of Peace, Living Differently in Confidence, and The Story of You. Also, there are additional sections, including Leaders' Guide that provides helpful information for group leaders and Appendix: In Case of an Emergency: Bible Verses to Post Around Your Life.

Breaking the Fear Cycle is easily extended into a bible study for small groups, as well as ideal for individual reading. It's geared towards a range of ages, from young adults to older generations.


Note: I received this book from Revell Books, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

April 14, 2018

Book Review: I Prayed for You



I Prayed for You
















I Prayed for You is a children's book written by Jean Fischer and illustrated by Frank Endersby.

Within thirty-two pages, this hardcover picture book portrays a sweet story of a cuddly bear family with prayer as a main focus. With every page turn, there are captivating illustrations accompanying this story. 

According to the back cover: "This cherished story, which has sold more than 165,000 copies, creates the perfect moment to wrap your little one securely in the love of a parent and of God."

I Prayed for You is an enjoyable children's book, which is geared towards young readers, particularly ages four to eight.


Note: I received this book from Book Look Bloggers, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

April 13, 2018

Book Review: High King of Heaven

High King of Heaven: Theological and Practical Perspectives on the Person and Work of Jesus



High King of Heaven: Theological and Practical Perspectives on the Person and Work of Jesus is written and edited by John MacArthur, along with twenty-two other essay contributions.


This inspirational book is an in-depth guide that's focused on Jesus Christ, such as understanding who He is and what He has done for all. According to the back cover copy, this book is "a detailed examination of the most important topic imaginable: Christology. Written by respected theologians, scholars, historians, and pastors, these essays explore the various facets of Christ's identity and encourage pastors and students of the Word with that truth."

This book is divided into four main sections, which are titled as The Person of Christ, The Work of Christ, The Word of Christ, and The Witness of Christ. Then, each section is divided into an overall total of twenty-three chapters, and these chapters are considered an essay focused on a specific scripture verse, each by a different author.

This book includes essay contributions from Michael Reeves, Paul Twiss, Mark Jones, Keith Essex, Ligon Duncan, Steven J. Lawson, Miguel Nunez, Mark Dever, Mike Riccardi, Matthew Barrett, Tom Pennington, HB. Charles Jr, Michael Vlach, Phil Johnson, Brad Klassen, Abner Chou, Michael Grisanti, Iosif J. Zhakevich, Austin Duncan, Albert Mohler, Paul Washer, Conrad Mbewe, and John MacArthur. These contributors are considered some of "American's greatest Christian minds." 

High King of Heaven is geared towards generations of all ages, particularly those interested in delving more in knowing Jesus Christ.


Note: I received this book from Moody Newsroom, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

April 12, 2018

Book Review: Must Love Babies


Must Love Babies (Must Love Babies #1)


Must Love Babies, by Lynnette Austin is an enjoyable contemporary romance, which is focused on family interactions, small town lifestyles, and romantic relationships.
Brant Wylder and his two brothers own a vintage car repair shop, and they are considering relocating their business to the small town of Misty Bottoms, Georgia. While visiting the small town, Brant attends a friend's wedding and flirts with Molly Stiles. Even though she's attracted to Brant, Molly is hesitant to proceed, since she's seriously focused on her bridal boutique and life plan.

When Brant finds out that his younger sister has been in an accident, he rushes to the hospital. Now, he's the caretaker of his seven-month-old nephew, which drastically changes his life. Even though she doesn't have babysitting experience, Molly is helping alongside Brant, as well as falling in love with the baby and Brant.

Both Brant and Molly have to deal with family situations and circumstances, while balancing their businesses and new relationship. The secondary characters, which consist of family members, friends, and townspeople, are vital to the story. Brant's brothers and his sweet nephew are highly entertaining throughout this emotional story.

It's the first book in the series that's also titled as Must Love Babies. I'm looking forward to reading future books in this series, particularly if the books focus on Brant's siblings.

Must Love Babies is recommended and geared towards those who enjoy reading clean modern romance stories.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

April 11, 2018

Book Review: Laird of the Black Isle

Laird of the Black Isle (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs, #7)

Laird of the Black Isle, by Paula Quinn is a captivating historical romance, and a part of The MacGregors: Highland Heirs series.

Laird Lachlan McKenzie lost everything when his wife and young daughter were killed years ago. Recently, a questionable man shared that Lachlan's daughter is still alive. However, in order to know the location of his little girl, Lachlan is required to kidnap Mailie MacGregor and exchange her for his daughter.

Mailie is a stubborn and difficult captive, and Lachlan treats her kindly for an unwilling kidnapper, yet his desire to find his daughter leads the mission. Eventually, Mailie becomes determined to help Lachlan, despite his attempts to dissuade her. Plus, there are two sweet village children embedding themselves in Lachlan and Mailie's lives and the entertaining story.

Even though it's the seventh book in The MacGregors: Highland Heirs series, it's easily read as a standalone. However, I recommend reading the rest of this book series!

Laird of the Black Isle is geared towards those who enjoy reading historical romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.