Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Conversation with God by Alton Gansky

This was a really good read!  I was excited to get it and start reading ~ and it was easy to follow and read.  It is set up with questions that are posed to God and then answered by God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and various other bible figures.  Almost like a talk show format.  I enjoyed the questions (55 in all) and felt they were questions that many Christians find themselves pondering at some point in their walk. 

I also liked that the author did not try to explain questions from his understanding of the bible but actually used scripture to back the answer that was given.  When asked “How do we know the Bible is accurate?” there are 17 references to actual scripture to answer this question.  I even gave it to my teenage daughter to read a couple of questions and answers and she enjoyed it.

I can see this being a good book for newer Christians as well as to answer and give insight to some older. Already recommended it to the ladies in my bible study!

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Beneath the Night Tree by Nicole Baart

Wow ~ what a great story!  I admit that the first few pages all that I could think of was that the author was trying too hard and “over-writting”; using way too many literary techniques as possible in a single paragraph or sentence.  Somewhere after those first few pages though, either I became so engrossed in the story or the author stopped trying so hard, I started to really get into the story of Julia DeSmit.  As I read I was sorry that I had missed out on the previous two books about this young womans life, but never during the course of the novel did I ever feel as if something was being referenced tha I didn’t understand or know about.

I enjoyed this story of Julia’s journey and growth as a single mom raising her own son and her younger brother tha I will be looking into getting the first two novels so that i can continue to enjoy her story!

Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC

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The Beginning Reader’s Bible Published by Thomas Nelson

With all of the cold weather lately I have not been on my computer so much as I have been snuggling with my children!  One of the books that we have thoroughly enjoyed is the Beginning Reader’s Bible.  Unlike other children’s bibles, this Bible is truly a bible.  Stories are taken directly from the bible verse by verse with number reference rather than paraphrased.  The illustrations are wonderful and help bring such “grown up” reading to a level of understanding for children.  My five-year-old has laid claim to this bible and sits and “reads” it constantly.

I love the set up with actual scripture and then a box with maybe a bible verse to memorize, or a prayer from scripture.  It also gives ideas of things you and your children can do to live out God’s word.  This is by and far the best children’s bible I have ever seen ~ and with six children aged twenty-two to five, I have seen many children’s bibles!

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