Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NIV Bible for Teen Girls {a #FlyBy review and giveaway}

I don't have a teen girl quite yet, but I am very interested in knowing what is out there.  My 9-year-old daughter is quite enamored with her tween girl Bible, and it seems like having a "girl" Bible is really pretty important to her.

Therefore, I said yes to doing this review.

Trina's interest in "girl" stuff may be a result of having four brothers.  Or it might just be one of those inherently girl things.  I'm not sure which.  But when having a Bible for girls means she is more likely to read it, as long as it isn't just a gimmicky thing, it gets my vote.

They describe it this way:
Today's teen girl needs reassurance that no issue is too big for God.  The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 13 to 18, will do just that.  This Bible is packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussions about the realities of life.  This Bible is designed to help teen girls grow in faith, hope, and love.  It is as sincere about a teen girl's walk with God as they are, helping them discover his will for all areas of their life, including relating to their family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more. 
  • Daily Readings by popular Christian female authors including Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer), Annie Downs, Christine Caine, Nicole Weider, Elsa Kok Colopy, Crystal Kirgiss, Bekah Hamrick Martin, Denise Van Eck, and more
  • Character Profiles of women in the Bible
  • Book Introductions for each book of the Bible
  • Highlighted Promises of God are verses worth remembering
  • A Concordance for help in finding verses
  • The bestselling New International Version (NIV) of the Bible 

My thoughts:

This is a pretty basic Bible.  The cover isn't overly "girly" which is something I really like.  You get right into the Bible text without a big long how to use this Bible introduction or anything like that, which is nice.  As you go through the Bible text, you come across something every few pages.

There is an index at the back that lists all the Devotionals by topic and by page number, and I guesstimated that there are roughly 300 of those in total.  There are about 50 character profiles.  And obviously, there are 66 Book Introductions.  What that adds up to is that you can't go through too many pages without coming across one of these things.

The added material all seems solid (I didn't read them all though!) and interesting for a teen girl.  Some of the daily readings really do challenge you to think.  One by Bethany Hamilton in the middle somewhere talked about the obstacles that will come your way, and how your response to those challenges is important.  Your choices today impact what will happen down the road.

I enjoyed the character profiles too, which include some ladies you do not normally see profiled.  You know, women like Peter's wife.

I have a copy to give away!  US and Canada only, please.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Streams of Mercy {a Bethany House review}

A few months ago I read (and reviewed) the book A Harvest of Hope.  I really enjoyed the book, which took place in a fictitious town in the Red River Valley in North Dakota. 

When I was offered a chance to read Streams of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling, the third book in the Song of Blessing series, I remembered how much I enjoyed the Norwegian speech and names, and went for it.

The publisher describes the book this way:
Anji Baard Moen, recently widowed in Norway, returns to North Dakota with her children. She quickly settles back into life in the familiar surroundings of Blessing, teaching in the high school and writing articles for the Blessing Gazette. In the midst of an unexpected crisis, Anji is thrust into a role she never imagined. And almost without her even being aware, an old friendship begins to show signs of developing into something more.

Meanwhile, Thomas Devlin, a minister without a post, has arrived in town. Devlin supports himself as a journeyman carpenter, and with the town growing rapidly, he has no shortage of opportunities. Establishing himself in a new community has its challenges, but as the newcomer gets to know the young widow whose house he's been working on, he thinks he may have found yet another reason to stay....

My thoughts:

First off, it was wonderful to pick back up with the stories of the folks who were the main characters earlier in the series.  It took a chapter or two for me to pick back up on who is who, and to sort out all of the old-fashioned names.

What I had forgotten, though, was that Miriam, the main female character in the last book, had just lost her mother, and reading about that right after my mom died had been hard.  Miriam is now a about where I am.  It's been awhile since her mother died, and she's picking up her life, yet still missing her.

I'm glad that wasn't the main story. 

The main story involved a young widow.  And a diphtheria epidemic.

Doesn't that sound upbeat and cheerful?

It actually is a wonderful book, and I'm glad I read it.  Reading about these strong immigrants and how they deal with the various difficulties they encounter, well, it makes me stop and think about where I really do place my trust and about what does really matter.

Although this is #3 in a series, this book definitely can stand alone.  I don't remember Anji being a part of the earlier books at all, although Thomas certainly is.

Disclosure:  Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Reformation Day Giveaway

I've always enjoyed learning about Martin Luther.  So much about his life and the times he lived in is just fascinating.  I know I had family in Germany in 1517, and we've traced my family tree nearly that far back.

I always wonder what led them to become Lutheran.

I know they were. 

The idea of a biography of Luther, that I could use as a read-aloud with my teens had a very strong appeal for me.  In spite of how completely crazy my life is right now, I knew I wanted to do this.  Watch for a review in another couple of weeks!

October 31 commemorates what has become known as "Reformation Day." Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to a church door on October 31, 1517 in Wittenburg, Germany, provoked a debate that resulted in what we now call the Protestant Reformation. As the “Father of the Reformation”, Martin Luther is a vital figure in Church history. His sacrifice and willingness to wage battle against the spiritual, religious, and political powers of his medieval world allowed Christians throughout time to embrace the truth of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone as explained by Scripture alone. Author Danika Cooley has written Luther's story for young people in her new book, When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther.

Reformation Day Giveaway

To celebrate Reformation Day and the release of When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther, I've joined together with a team of blogger friends to host this wonderful giveaway, valued at over $500!

One person will win ALL of the following:

$100 Amazon Gift Card

Fire 7-inch Tablet, WiFi 8GB ($49.99)

When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther (hardcover $16.99)

From WiseDecor.com, a $50 Gift Certificate

From Nuremberg Tourist Board, a Playmobil Martin Luther figure ($9.99)

From Thinking Kids Press, a curriculum bundle from When Lightning Struck! author, Danika Cooley:
From Fortress Press, a book bundle by author, Tim Dowley:
  1. Christian Music: A Global History  ($35)
  2. Introduction to the History of Christianity: Second Edition ($55) 
  3. The Student Bible Atlas: Revised Edition  ($12.99) 
  4. Atlas of the European Reformations ($24)
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  2. Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal (digital $18.95)
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Miracle Drug {a Litfuse Blog Tour review}

Medical thrillers -- when the medical part seems at all realistic -- have become a genre I really enjoy.  My experience with books by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. has all been quite positive, so I was excited to read Miracle Drug here this past week.

From the publisher:
Overcoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug---it will take a miracle.

The infection wasn't supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn't. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why---his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.

As if treating the President of the United States isn't stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation's eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.
My thoughts:

If you start off with the idea in your head that somebody has to be the personal physician for the most recent former president of the United States, so why not the main character in this book, Dr. Josh Pearson?  And the idea that quite a few someones would travel with the former president when he goes abroad, so why not the main character's girlfriend? 

Once I got past those thoughts, and actually started getting into the story, I had a hard time putting the book down.  Mabry writes great medical drama.  There are realistic-sounding medical scenarios that truly seem like they could be plucked from today's headlines.  You don't need a medical degree to follow along with what is occurring, but a little bit of familiarity with medicine probably helps.

The mystery keeps you guessing, which I really love.  I loved how once things do start to be solved, you still aren't entirely sure who else is involved.

I will continue to seek out other books by Dr. Mabry!


Disclaimer:  I received this book through LitFuse Blog Tour.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Girl from the Train {a BookLook Blogger review}

The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert is a book that has been recommended to me, so when I had the chance to review it, I knew I wanted to do so.

This book is written by an author from South Africa, and this is the first work to be published in English.

Let me go straight to the publisher's description here:
A sweeping international love story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over the inhumanities of war and prejudice.

Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze between the bars covering the windows. The daughter of a German soldier, Gretl understands very little about how her grandmother's Jewishness brought her first to the ghetto, then to the train, and now, to the Polish countryside where she wanders, searching for food and water for her dying sister.

Soon, Gretl finds refuge with Jakób, a Polish freedom fighter, and his family, where she is sheltered until the end of the war. Gretl is then sent away to a new life, a new name, and a new faith in Apartheid-era South Africa. As she comes of age in this strange place, she confronts its prejudices as she hides the truth of her past from her new family.

When Jakob makes his way to South Africa many years later, Gretl and Jakób are reunited in a love story that transcends time and distance and survives the ravages of hatred and war.
My thoughts:

I was totally sucked in.  Gretl (whose name changes throughout the book) grabbed my heart from the opening pages, and never let go.  She's six at the start of the book, and she has lost her entire family.  It's late in the war, and things are pretty desperate in Poland.  Being German with Jewish blood isn't exactly a good thing at that time and place, so Gretl has to keep secrets and lie about who she is.

Jakób enters the scene, and ends up caring for this child as he really doesn't know what else to do.  At the end of the war, he finds a way to get her sent to South Africa.  Being Jewish or Polish or Catholic isn't exactly a good thing at that time and place, so Gretl has to keep secrets and lie about who she is.

South Africa is good for her, and we skip over a bunch of growing-up years, to find her in university. She still has lots of secrets to keep.  And when Jakób appears in South Africa, it becomes even more complicated.

Joubert writes an intricate story, that covers many locations, and has a realistic feel with the historical details provided.  Most of her characters are quite likable, and even the ones who aren't are portrayed in a way that you can understand why they do what they do.

I did not want the story to end.

And I will absolutely get any further books by Joubert that are written in English.  This book is an example of what I love about historical fiction.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Blessed, Blessed ... Blessed {a Tyndale House Blog Network Review}

I'll preface this review by saying that we do watch Duck Dynasty, though generally we are a season or two behind.  I enjoy the show.  One of the most recent episodes I have seen involved Mia, who is the daughter of Jace and Missy.

She was about to head off for surgery, as she was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate, and they promised to do something special before this huge surgery. She wanted to have a big family reunion, and that is what they did.

That particular show was pretty incredible, and Mia is just so sweet. I wanted to give her a big hug. And I wanted to learn more about her.

Blessed, Blessed ... Blessed by Missy Robertson gave me that chance.  Let's start with the publisher's description of the book:
Missy Robertson knew that marrying duck-hunting family man Jase Robertson would be an adventure . . . and she was up to the challenge. Their life together was good (even after Jase grew the beard). They had two children, worked hard to help build the thriving Duck Commander business, and loved and served God.

But after a difficult and risky pregnancy, their daughter, Mia, was born with a cleft palate—a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. As their baby struggled to breathe, and Missy and Jase faced a life that suddenly looked very different than the one they’d planned, they found themselves staring down one of life’s biggest questions: Where is God in all this pain?

This is the Robertsons’ story. It’s for anyone scared and overwhelmed by a problem they can’t fix; anyone lost and searching for a way through. You’ll meet the young girl Mia who captured A&E’s Duck Dynasty viewers’ hearts, and learn how Missy and Jase have raised her and their sons to be faithful, confident, and secure in who they are. You’ll be inspired by how the Robertson family stuck by each other through the hardest times. And you’ll discover that God’s blessings are bigger than you ever dreamed—and there when you need them the most.
This book is wonderful. This isn't the story of some celebrity family. It is a story of a couple who are doing the best they can to raise up their kids, in the midst of challenges of all sorts. This is mostly a story of a mom, dealing with some of the "why me" circumstances of life. Losing a baby, becoming pregnant again, discovering this third blessing was going to have some serious special needs.  Dealing with those needs.

I heard a couple of stories about my grandmother at her funeral. My dad was a polio victim, along with a few of his cousins. When he got out of Sister Kenney, Grandma was sent home with instructions for some massage and muscle stretching/strengthening therapy.

Grandma faithfully got her toddler every day, and worked through those exercises. And Dad screamed and cried like he was being tortured. His big brother ran out of the house every time because he couldn't stand the torment of listening to his little brother going through this. Seventy years later, and my dad still doesn't show any of those post-polio symptoms that are so common. Dad didn't remember any of that, but his brother sure does.

I keep wondering what kind of Mom causes her child so much pain, day in and day out, hoping the doctors are right. Hoping this will make a difference. And am I strong enough to do that?  Is anyone these days?

Missy Robinson answered that last question for me. She made me think of Grandma repeatedly.
Both of these women are in there doing incredibly hard things for a child with some special medical needs.  Both just did what they had to do, and both make me realize how we can all -- when we rely on God -- reach down and accomplish some pretty incredible things. This book made me think I can be as strong as I have to be.  With God's help.

Whether you know anything at all about this whole Duck Dynasty thing or not, this book is well worth reading.

Disclaimer:   I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit

Today's sermon inspired Richard to create this:

The sermon was partially based on these verses (but more on the section above it, talking about all the bad stuff, the old stuff, the selves we aren't supposed to try to be) and this verse is coming up for him in AWANA as well.

I think he did a pretty okay job.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Faithgirlz! Bible {a BookLook Blogger review}

My daughter's Bible completely fell apart.  I wish it was because she spends so much time reading and studying from it.  To some extent, she does -- but the real issue is just that she sets it where it falls off the couch, her bed, the table, and it ends up lying open on the floor.

I feel like a horrible, ungrateful person who doesn't appreciate how amazing we have it in that we have so many Bibles available that we don't treat ours with the respect it deserves.  But then part of me also doesn't want to make her afraid to read it on the couch, in bed, while hanging upside down, etc.

Bottom line is that when I saw the NIV Faithgirlz! Bible available for review, I knew we needed to grab it.  It's cute, which my 9-year-old loves.  It isn't overly pink, which we both love.  And it magnets closed.  Something else we both appreciate.

The publisher describes it like this.
Bestselling NIV Faithgirlz! Bible with a fun, new magnetic closure binding.

This special binding of the NIV Faithgirlz! Bible offers a trendy and unique magnetic closure. Packed with exciting features that help tween girls better understand themselves and Scripture, the NIV Faithgirlz! Bible teaches girls that the Bible is real, relevant, and, best of all, that the story of God and his people is also their story. With in-text features written by tween expert Nancy Rue, the NIV Faithgirlz! Bible uses the bestselling New International Version (NIV).

Features include:
  • Book introductions-Read about the who, when, where, and what of each book 
  • Dream Girl-Use your imagination to put yourself in the story 
  • Bring It On!-Take quizzes to really get to know yourself 
  • Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?-See for yourself what you have in common 
  • Words to Live By-Check out these Bible verses that are great for memorizing 
  • What Happens Next?-Create a list of events to tell a Bible story in your own words 
  • Oh, I Get It!-Find answers to Bible questions you've wondered about 
 The complete New International Version (NIV) Features written by bestselling author and tween expert Nancy Rue

I decided to go ahead and let Trina dictate this review.  She's 9.
I like that there are little blocks with memory verses in them.  I haven't really read that many of them yet, because there aren't that many of them and I'm only partway into Genesis.  I definitely like the two I've found.

Some of the boxes are a recap of some parts, and they give you examples and have you write part of it yourself.  That makes me think.

The Bible itself is really fun with all the little flowers and birds sometimes.  The Bible text is just words, just printed words, no little heart dots on i's or anything.  All the fun stuff is in the extra parts.

There is cursive in some of the extras, so littler kids might have trouble reading that.

I really like the magnet part of the cover, so it closes up like a journal.  And when you open it there are another owl on the cover.  You can even use the flap as a bookmark, and at least when you are still in Genesis it will magnet to the cover on the inside.  I think my Bible stays nicer with the magnet thing, because, well, I tend to knock things around and I'm hard on books.  The magnet keeps it together.

I love it.
Really, need I say more?

Well, yes.  Trina talks above about liking the sections (In Your Own Words) where you are supposed to recap the story.  I like that it has her writing, and thinking, but the examples they give make me crazy.  Each recap section starts out with "them" recapping a portion of the story.  Something like this:
"Abigail knew that her whole household was in BIG TROUBLE because of what her husband had said, so she gathered up like 100 loaves of bread and some sheep and some raisin cakes (ew!) and rode out to meet David. Da-da-da-DAH!"
This makes me want to bang my head against a wall.

That being said, I wasn't finding anything I disagree with theologically.  Grammatically, however, let's just say that this isn't for me.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Getting ready for the 2016 Schoolhouse Review Crew year!

http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/2016-crew-applications/I cannot believe it is already time to be applying to be part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew for 2016!  Didn't 2015 just start?

I'm sure it did.

While I really don't want a do-over for this year, and I am ready to move to another year, there are at least a few moments of 2015 I'd love to go back to.  Like going back to my February 16 conversation with my mom and making sure I said "I love you."

Anyway, that has NOTHING to do with this post.  I'm posting here because the Schoolhouse Review Crew year is winding down, and now the 2016 year is starting up.  And I want to be sure YOU know how to apply.

Click the handy-dandy little button there, and that takes you to the blog post, and that post will take you to the application.

If you go to a post from last week, you can also learn about what some of the current Crew members think about being a part of this group.

I have been part of the Crew since June of 2009.  This amazing group of homeschoolers has greatly impacted my life over these years.  And the amazing products are a huge blessing as well.

If you do go and fill out an application, feel free to mention that Debra sent you. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Finding Noah in Theaters on Thursday {a FlyBy review}

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One of the really fun things we get to do as reviewers is that sometimes we get to watch a preview of a movie coming out soon.

I'm not a big fan of movie theaters.  Some people love going to the movies.  My husband, for instance.  I love the chance to watch at my convenience, without strangers around, and without driving an hour to get there.

He thinks I'm crazy.

None of that really has anything to do with this particular review though.

Finding Noah is going to be in theaters on Thursday, October 8 only.

You can check out other YouTube videos about the movie too.

The publisher describes this film:
For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah's Ark.  Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat.  Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or "The Painful Mountain" is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot.  With constant threats of deadly rock slides, hidden crevasses, and glacial ice falls, the Kurdish Rebel held mountain poses great risk to any explorer, let alone those performing a thorough scientific investigation. 

Join director/producer Brent Baum and the FINDING NOAH film crew as they follow an expedition of intrepid explorers on a perilous trek up to Mt. Ararat's desolate summit.  There, using state of the art technology and real-time satellite imagery, this team of archaeologists, scientists and professional mountaineers will begin a grid work of exploration unlike any before, hoping to finally resolve the age-old question:  did Noah and his Ark actually exist? 

Our Thoughts:

We did enjoy this film.  It was a bit confusing at first, as it was discussing things like finding King Tut's tomb and finding the Rosetta Stone.  In retrospect, that did set up the ideas of .adventure and challenge and discovery.  After that, there was some discussion of all of the flood legends throughout the world, with some really nice visuals.

And then we got into the actual explorers and this particular trip.

There was a fantastic blend of live footage, after-the-fact interviews, and other experts chiming in.  That kept things moving forward and gave it a bit of a reality show feel, without any of the bickering or voting off the island aspects.

Watching the scientific process of this exploration was fun. 

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

May the Faith Be With You {a BookLook Blogger review}

I have a house full of SciFi geeks.

So a devotional that makes the kiddos think of Star Wars has to be a good thing.  The description of May the Faith Be With You sounds intriguing:
For intergalactic fans and beyond, this 180 devotional will teach readers about the awesome power of God. Life in the Spirit isn’t about cushioned pews and easy living—it’s about adventure, risk, daring, and the pursuit of wisdom. It’s about letting the awesome power of God work through you to do things you never thought possible.

In this brand-new 180-day devotional, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master himself—Jesus Christ. May the Faith Be With You features section headings like “Master Moment,” “Use the Force,” and “Ways of Wisdom” to give you a devotional experience that’s out of this world.

Each of the 180 days of devotions includes:
  • Scripture - one or two verses that are printed in the book.
  • Master Moment - a pithy little sentence that gives the main idea of the devotion.
  • Ways of Wisdom - a few sentences giving a bit more information about the verses or about the main idea.
  • Use the Force - a 2-3 sentence prayer, that is probably my favorite part of the devotion.
All total, each devotion is a verse or two, and up to about ten sentences about it.

My thoughts:

I love the idea of something short that can absolutely be fit into a child's day without overwhelming them.  For a child trying to get into a devotional habit, this might be perfect.

My kids (ages 9 and 11) are just both too old for this.  Our thoughts were mostly "Is this all?"  Looking at Amazon, I see it recommended for ages 6-10, and I think that would be a far better fit.  For a young beginning reader, I think this could be a really fun devotional, particularly if the parents remembered to ask them about it, as I think some conversations about it would flesh it out a bit.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”