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She Reads Truth Bible Review

If you are like me, you often struggle to get your daily quiet time in.  I find that it helps to have the right tools available to assist me in my journey.  Over the last several weeks I’ve had the opportunity to review the She Reads Truth Bible from B&H Publishing.

The She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring devotionals by the She Reads Truth team, and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of “Women in the Word of God every day.” The She Reads Truth Bible also features 66 key verses, artfully lettered to aid in Scripture memorization.

The key features of this Bible include:

  • almost 200 devotionals
  • 66 artist-designed key verses
  • 35 full-color timelines
  • 20 full-color maps
  • 11 full-color charts
  • reading plans for every book of the Bible
  • one-year Bible reading plan
  • detailed book introductions
  • key verse list
  • carefully curated topical index
  • smyth-sewn binding
  • two colored ribbon markers
  • wide margins for journaling and note-taking.

Having experience with reading devotionals from the She Reads Truth community, I was so excited to receive this Bible and utilize it for my quiet time. It did not disappoint.  It is packed full of features that will help you facilitate a meaningful quiet time with the Lord.  The maps and charts help me to understand setting and location.  One of my favorite features of this Bible are the reading plans. I went through most of the book of Isaiah during the month of December and the reading plan helped me to stay focused and on track.

The other thing I love about this Bible are the beautiful scripture illustrations throughout. Here are just a few:

The She Reads Truth Bible is a beautifully illustrated resource that will help you engage with God and His Word during your quiet time.  You can purchase the Bible here.

To find out more, watch the video below:

I was given a copy of the She Reads Truth Bible from B&H Publishing by Front Gate Media in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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One Christmas Bear (a Children’s Book) Review & Giveaway

Christmas is a fun time of year to read stories to the grandkids.  We are busy creating our collection of themed books.  My grandson loves to be read to from a variety of different books.  Recently, I had the opportunity to review a cute little board book called One Christmas Bear by Anne Vittur Kennedy.

About The Book

Follow the merry adventures of a polar bear and the artic animals as they enjoy winter fun! From crunchy candy canes and frosty snowballs to friends to play with and a family to love, your little one will enjoy counting God’s wonderful gifts.

With beautiful illustrations and simple, rhyming text, One Christmas Bear is perfect to help little ones learn to count, and wonderful for families to enjoy together. Count the Blessings of Christmas! Follow the merry adventures of a polar bear and the artic animals as they enjoy winter fun! From crunchy candy canes and frosty snowballs to friends to play with and a family to love, your little one will enjoy counting God’s wonderful gifts. 

Our Thoughts & A Giveaway

This really is a cute book with bright and colorful illustrations.  It kept my two year old grandson’s attention as we learned to count the many blessings God has given to us.

Would you like to win a copy of this book for a child you love? To enter, just follow this link.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the FrontGate Media. 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”
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Kutless “Alpha / Omega” CD Review & Giveaway

Yet again, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to review a new CD by a group that I have been familiar with for a long time.  Kutless has debut their new album, Alpha / Omega, and I was thrilled for the chance to review it and share my thoughts here.

About Kutless

Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits “Strong Tower,” “What Faith Can Do” and “Carry Me To The Cross.”

After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers.

With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core – rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”

My Thoughts

I was so excited about this album because many of the songs on it I am very familiar with. Here is a listing of songs on this album:

Your Great Name
Strong Tower (Reprise)
King of My Heart
Cornerstone
You Are Love
Great Are You Lord
Your Love Awakens Me
Shepherd of My Soul
Give It All (I Surrender All)
No Wonder (Roar of the Rugger Cross)

When we first put the CD in the car, my son asked to listen to King of My Heart because we hear it on the radio all of the time and we sing it in church quite often.  It did not disappoint. While the style is different than what we are accustomed to, it was a great break away from the norm.  I am in love with so many of the songs in this album, but two of my favorites that are new to me are Sheperd of My Soul and No Wonder (Roar of the Rugged Cross).

Sheperd of My Soul is a soothing ballet about the Good Shepherd and how He is always with us.

Nothing shall I want, nothing shall I fear
Lord, I know that You are near
You can make me still, You restore my soul
Lord, I know that You are near

Shepherd of my soul
You will never let me go
Because of You
Because of who You are!
In the valley low
There’s no fear that I’m alone
Because of You
Because of who You are!

No Wonder (Roar of the Rugged Cross) is a song that immediately put my thoughts on Christ and the price He paid on the cross for me.  It really is no wonder that we call Him Savoir and sing His praise!

I see my savior
With love in His eyes
His body broken
With no sin to hide

I see my Jesus
Eyes blind with blood
His face is crimson
His cry is love

No wonder we call You Savior
No wonder we sing Your praise
Jesus, our hope forever
You made a way, You made a way

The Giveaway

The good folks over at FlyBy are offering one of my readers a copy of the new album by Kutless, Alpha / Omega.  To enter, just follow the prompts on the giveaway widget below.  This contest is open to readers in the Continental United States only and will end at 9PM (PST) on Sunday, December 3rd.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 

Kutless Alpha / Omega CD Giveaway

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Rick Warren’s “God’s Great Love For You” Review & Giveaway

I love finding new children’s books to add to my collection.  Although my own kids are grown (for the most part), I continually add to my growing collection of children’s books that I’ve been storing up for my grandkids.  One new book we’ve had the opportunity to review is God’s Great Love For You by Rick Warren.

God’s Great Love for You, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author and respected pastor Rick Warren, takes children on a whimsical and heartfelt journey that lets them know God’s love is with them wherever they go. With breathtaking illustrations by Chris Saunders, the simple yet poignant text comes alive as a child journeys to places far and near and discovers God’s great love is perfect, and everywhere, and will never end.

I love the cute and colorful illustrations in this book.  The are cartoonish, yet realistic and are bright and catchy to little eyes (big ones too!).  As there are just a few words on each page, this is the perfect bedtime story to remind little ones that God’s love is with them at all times.  The recommended age range for this book is 4-8, but my two-year old grandson really enjoyed it.  Here is my grandson Eli enjoying this book with his daddy.

Would you like to win a copy of God’s Great Love For You for a little one that you love?  To enter, just leave a comment and tell me what story you like to read to your kids or grandkids at bed time.  I will draw a winner at random on Tuesday, November 21st at 9PM (PST).

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.