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The Goliath Code: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller {Book Review}

Check this book out if you like apocalyptic fiction!

The Goliath Code: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller (Book One)The Goliath Code: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller by Suzanne Leonhard
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Where to get free Christian books!

I love reading! I also love it when I get books for free. Ebooks and well as physical books….so I thought that some of you might find this post useful if you’re a reader, too!

There are two resources for free books listed below. Now this list isn’t a list to get books for free to review. This is a list of websites that are offering books for free….no reviews involved. 😉 read more

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Awesome thrifty book finds!

I love when I can find books for super cheap. Thrift store are my favorite places to find books. It can be a hit or miss, but when you do find something, it is an awesome feeling! 🙂
I found these books yesterday…

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Currently Reading: Yellowstone Hellfire by Bobby Akart

This is the book I am currently reading, and so far I am really enjoying it! Have you ever stopped to think about Yellowstone and the Caldera beneath it’s surface?

Title: Yellowstone: Hellfire

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New Growth Press’ Spirit of Giving Children’s Book Giveaway

Who doesn’t love giving and getting books for Christmas? (If you don’t, we may need to have a talk!)

Books are a great gift, especially for children. Not only do we want to encourage the love of reading and give them stories they will enjoy, we want to provide teaching moments. Plus giving little ones new books is really a gift to the parents as well. They need a break from the same old bedtime stories.

You don’t have to be a parent to buy for kids, you know! Maybe you have grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or want to bless some children from church.

New Growth Press is jumping into the gift giving season by giving away THREE children’s book gift boxes (retail value of $125 each). All of their children’s books are beautifully illustrated, entertaining, teach a lesson, and most importantly, are biblically based!

From November 19-25, you can enter to win one of three children’s gift boxes.

Click graphic to enter!

Each gift box includes five of New Growth Press’ new children’s releases and two of their best sellers:

God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World by Irene Sun
This playful children’s book serves as a beginner’s theology book for young readers who love numbers and patterns. By discovering numbers in God’s world and in his Word, parents help their children foster a deeper love and knowledge of who God is and how he counts them as his. With countable illustrations and an easy-to-learn structure, children who are always seeking, finding, tracing, and counting numbers will be captivated by God Counts.

Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up: When You Fail edited by Edward T. Welch

Jax’s Tail Twitches: When You are Angry edited by David Powlison

Zoe’s Hiding Place: When You are Anxious edited by David Powlison
These three books are a part of the Good News for Little Hearts series. This is a new series of hardback, illustrated children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds—each centered on an animal family. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children. The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure, bringing biblical counsel and hope to issues every child faces. Together children and parents will be guided by the stories into meaningful conversations about living by faith in everyday life.

God Made Me and You by Shai Linne
God Made Me and You invites kids to explore God’s design for ethnic diversity. Because Scripture teaches that ethnic diversity is not something that should be tolerated but rather enthusiastically embraced, Christian hip hop artist Shai Linne helps children, parents, and caregivers to celebrate this biblical truth through a lyrical, rhyming style and colorful illustrations.

God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
God Made All of Me is an invaluable resource and beautifully illustrated story to help families talk about sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children. This helpful guide starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth to kids and their bodies. With the help of God Made All of Me, parents and caregivers can begin conversations with boys and girls about their bodies, navigating a discussion that can so easily be warped into confusion, embarrassment, and secrecy.

The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith by Champ Thornton
The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls ages eight and up. Vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas, this interactive book competes with screen time by stimulating children’s natural curiosity and sense of adventure! Along with the many fun and exciting stories of historical figures, young and old readers alike will learn about the roots of our faith and the importance of the gospel in our lives.

In case you don’t win the prize pack, sign-up for New Growth Press’ e-news at https://newgrowthpress.com/ to receive information about their Countdown to Christmas discounts so that you can order copies. Be sure to follow them on social media as well where they will be sharing daily deals throughout the Christmas season:
(facebook.com/ngpbooks | twitter.com/newgrowthpress | instagram.com/newgrowthpress).

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The End {4 Book Series}

I just wanted to share this book series with you all. {I am on book #3 right now.} It is a GREAT series so far. Check it out at Amazon! 😀

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From Book 1: When the end began, no one even noticed. It sort of snuck up on us, like the thief in the night we’d read about. ​

My name is Nikki. Just a country gal with no real mad skills. But after the global economic collapse, my husband Reg and I found ourselves leading a ragtag group of survivors, those who managed to escape the cities…and the Neos. The Neo Geo Task Force is the new government. The new world order. They were supposed to be the law of the land, the peacekeepers. They were anything but.

Not long after the banks around the world closed their doors, the price of everything from food to electricity shot up so high that most couldn’t afford to even eat or keep their homes warm. Vehicles were abandoned for lack of fuel to run them. People took to stealing to eat, robbing to survive, killing to exist. No one was safe and nothing was sacred when it came to survival.

Some of us had a clue about what was to come. We were Christians, followers of The Way. Scripture had warned us of the end times and the signs were definitely there in front of us…mass killings, governmental collapse, famine, the world in chaos. We knew what was coming; things were only going to get worse. A lot worse.

The problem was we really weren’t prepared to fight the evil that was coming our way.

​If you like apocalyptic end times survival fiction, you’ll love The End Series! All books are Christian based.

Book #4 will be released on August 10, 2018.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, these books are free to read. 😉

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365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids: An If I Could Ask God Anything Devotional {Book Review}

This is a really well done book for kids! The size is perfect for little hands, and also great size to take with you on the go. It has many questions inside that I am sure kids have wondered…adults as well…myself included! 🙂

I highly recommend it-there is lots to be learned from this little gem! 😉

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Title:


365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids

Author:



Kathryn Slattery

Genre:


Juvenile Nonfiction

Publisher:


Thomas Nelson

Release Date:


November 28, 2017

Pages:


400

How do I know the Bible is true? What does the Bible mean by -the kingdom of God-? How can God be three persons at the same time? Help the kids in your life find answers to their questions and deepen their faith with 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids, a unique daily devotional full of biblical answers about God, the Bible, and Christian faith.

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids is a tremendous tool for every Christian home! Through a daily devotional, questions about God, the Bible, and faith are answered in a loving way that points children to God’s plan and His love. Parents will appreciate the thorough research and accuracy for this wide range of theological, historical, and faith topics. In addition to faith topics, this devotional addresses topics such as Christian traditions, the historic growth of Christianity, how to become a Christian, and what it means to be a Christian in today’s world. A helpful and complete index of questions includes the following topics: time; God; God’s promises; Jesus; God’s Holy Spirit; the Bible; the Old Testament; the New Testament; Christianity; prayer; the Church; Christian seasons, holidays, and traditions; being a Christian here and now; and eternity. read more

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Stocking Stuffers for Women: Christmas Gift: Word Search Puzzle {Book Review}

About the book—via Amazon…..

Stocking Stuffers for Women: Christmas Gift: Word Search Puzzle Book Collection of Large Print Word Find Puzzles for Adults & Kids.
This is the perfect stocking stuffer Christmas gift. A relative, friend, or colleague will enjoy this thoughtful gift! With multiple themes, there’s something for everyone.

There is an answer key for each and every puzzle so that they can check their completed puzzles or give themselves a hint when stumped. Never feel confused with this comprehensive and accurate answer key.

Anyone who loves word searches or a new challenge will love this book!

My thoughts:

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Great idea for a stocking stuffer for the puzzle lover! This is a nice quality word search book. The pages are thicker than your average word search page…and they are a crisp white. {It’s the little things, ya know!} There are lots of fun puzzles in this book as well. This is a great bargain for your better than average puzzle book, for sure! :o)

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Find this fun word search book on Amazon.com!

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Know The Word Study Bible-KJV-{Book Review}

The KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Bible. You can choose to study the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic; each path offers powerful insights that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God’s Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ.

Features Include:

King James Version Bible text
Three easy approaches to study the Bible: 1. Book by Book; 2. Verse by Verse; 3. Topic by Topic
Insightful introductions for each book of Scripture
Words of Jesus in red
Beautiful two-color interior page design
Comprehensive list of theological notes
Concordance
Full-color maps
8-point type size

So this is my first Study Bible that is in E-Book format. I like having it on my iPad so that at anytime that I want to read the Bible, it’s available. I do like the color maps and the section on how to use this Bible. Like I said, it is my first E-book version, so I am still learning my way around it. Scattered throughout are the meanings of certain phrases/definitions, and it is a big help. So far, I am happy with this Study Bible…I don’t really have any other {in this format} to compare it to, but it suits my needs. To read the word! 🙂

You can find this Study Bible in print and E-book version on Amazon. Thanks for reading!

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Brave Girls Confidential: Stories and Secrets about Faith and Friendship {Book Review}


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Title:


Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential

Author:



Travis Thrasher

Genre:


Juvenile Fiction

Publisher:


Thomas Nelson

Release Date:


September 26, 2017

Pages:


224

Join Brave Girls Faith, Hope, Glory, Gracie, and Honor as they discover how much they are loved and they learn what it means to live godly lives in their homes, schools, and communities. Faith, Hope, Glory, Gracie, and Honor are five regular girls with regular lives. They have frustrating siblings and friends who fight sometimes, even though they love each other a lot. They have strong subjects in school, but they have struggles too. They love Jesus, and sometimes they have questions about Him. They're just like you! Brave Girls Confidential is a collection of stories meant to encourage and inspire. Through tales of what it means to be brave, strong, and faithful in everyday life, the Brave Girls show young readers how exciting faith can be. With engaging stories, strengthening scriptures, and takeaway discussion points to encourage meaningful conversations, Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential has something for every girl who longs to live brave. The great content and beautiful full-color design make Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidentiala wonderful gift for any young girl.

This is such a wonderful book for little girls. It is filled with stories/scenarios that young girls can sometimes face in life. It helps girls face these problems and offers encouragement. It inspires them to be the best they can be and to live Godly lives. I love the Bible verses in this book that correlate with each story. It is also filled with fun games and quizzes. Perfect for bedtime reading, sleepovers and more. A wonderful book! read more

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NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible {Review}


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Title:


NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

Author:



Zondervan

Genre:


Bibles

Release Date:


June 6, 2017

Pages:


1952

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The Parables of Jesus Coloring Book Devotional {Book Review}

I recently had the opportunity to review this coloring book devotional called “The Parables of Jesus.” Here is a little info about the book:

Worship with art as you color-in 46 stunning illustrations based on the parables of Jesus, each with a corresponding devotion and prompts for spiritual reflection and artistic exercise.

God’s creativity is everywhere. It’s mirrored by His creation–even evident in the illustrative teachings of His Son. This stunning book of 46 soulful, colorable pictures is based on the parables of Jesus. Color the parables, be immersed in their valuable lessons in a unique way, engaging your own creativity, and strengthen your faith.

Also included are 46 uplifting devotions, one related to each parable, and 46 thought-provoking prompts for meaningful reflection and artistic expression. These pages provide worshipful exercises to inspire the artist in you, with space for illustrated prayer and journaling.

I really love this coloring book devotional. It’s not often that you find a coloring book and devotional in one, and one that is so unique. The artwork in this book is absolutely beautiful, and so much fun to color. I am very happy with the quality of it, and recommend to anyone that loves to color. It is a great way to spend time in the word. 🙂

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs {Book Review}

Title:


Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Author:



Amy E. Mason

Pages:


272

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Bible Sleuth: New Testament {Book Review}

Title:


Bible Sleuth: New Testament

Pages:


32

Based on the Where’s Waldo concept and adapted for Bible themes, Bible Sleuth: New Testament introduces young readers to stories about Jesus and the early church, while engaging them in seek-and-find activities. Perfect for young Bible sleuths, complete with activities that take readers back to Biblical times. read more

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A Giving Heart: A Coloring Book Celebrating Motherhood {Book Review}

Title:


A Giving Heart: A Coloring Book Celebrating Motherhood

Author:



Stephanie Coffee

A beautiful artist-drawn coloring book with Scripture created to encourage, inspire, and delight Christian mothers.

This beautifully rendered adult coloring book will offer Christian moms a perfect way to enjoy moments of peaceful creativity as they color 46 gorgeously intricate pictures and meditate upon God's word. Filled with lovely botanical scenes, charming designs, and intricate patterns, the images and words of this book will remind mothers of their special place in the hearts of their loved ones and the wonderful purpose God created in them. read more