Abide with Me: Photographic and Musical Journey by John H. Parker {Review}

Abide with Me

This is a fabulous book! I could easily see this sitting out on a coffee table for years to come or a guest room bedside table for enjoyment. Also, this book is a perfect gift idea for my father. Written by John H. Parker and filled to the brim of photography by Paul Seawright, this square-shaped book is a perfect historical lesson on Christianity’s most famous British Hymns and their authors lives. Each chapter gives an oral history of the hymnist life and a photographic journey of those locations in modern day.

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Cleopatra’s Daughter (Egyptian Royals Collection) by Michelle Moran {Review}

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two– the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander–survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts. The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is. . .

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Nefertiti (Egyptian Royals Collection) by Michelle Moran {Review}

Nefertiti

*This post has been updated with my new format as of January 27, 2016 with the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin.* Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhotep’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods, overthrow the priests of Amun, and introduce a new sun god for all to worship. From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people. Her charisma is matched only by her husband’s perceived generosity: Amunhotep showers his subjects with lofty promises. The love of the commoners will not be enough, however, if the royal couple is not able to conceive an heir, and as Nefertiti turns. . .

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Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander: a review

Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander When Dr. Molly Whitcomb, Professor of Romance Languages, steps off the train in Colorado Territory, she makes a choice–one that goes against everything she stands for. Yet it’s the only choice that offers her a chance to regain a fraction of all she’s lost. Sheriff James McPherson’s instincts about people rarely miss the mark. He knows Professor Whitcomb is hiding something. He just doesn’t know what. When James learns Molly’s secret, his own reputation is undermined. But when Molly Whitcomb’s reinvented life begins to unravel, it threatens his job, the stability of Timber Ridge, and what he always knew to be true about himself.   My review rating: 5 of 5 stars Reading the back cover blurb for the book a reader knows that the main character Molly Whitcomb has a secret that is reputation-ruin worthy. After reading the first chapter a reader knows. . .

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Sanctuary Bible {Review}

*This post was updated on January 28th, 2016 with my new format, with the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin.* Sanctuary Bible: Leatherlike/Fabric – Blue Floral My review This Bible was an absolute delight to have available for devotions throughout my 2008 year. The song devotions were my favorite, so much that I went and bought the individual book The One Year Great Songs of Faith where many of the songs came from. But also the deeper looks on women of the Bible and poetry and other things through out made this Devotional Bible a jewel. I have the Fabric/leather version, and it feels so good in hand. I really recommend this for any female you know seeking out a good devotional Bible. I’m very satisfied with this purchase. View all my reviews.

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The One Year Great Songs of Faith {Review}

Great Song of Faith

Experience daily the timeless truths contained in the many celebrated songs of the Christian faith. Each day’s devotional includes the text of a classic hymn or song, the inside story about the author or origin of the song, and a related Scripture passage. Be refreshed and strengthened each day by the mighty words that have uplifted God’s people through the ages.

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The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School: a review

The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School by Michael Berenstain My review rating: 5 of 5 starsWhat a wonderful this story is and so true to many a family life. The Berenstain Bears have always been wonderful, but the Go to Sunday School story is a great one to share and explain to family how great going to church and Sunday School can be, even for a bear. 🙂 I highly recommend this story for families, especially those with kids ages 4-7. This and all the other Berenstain Bear books, especially the newest ones coming from Mike Berenstain, son to the creators Jan and Stan. How busy is your life? Can you find time for church and Sunday School as a family? View all my reviews.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule: a review

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule by Michael Berenstain My review rating: 5 of 5 starsIt’s been years since I have read any of the adventures with the Berenstain Bears, but it was definitely a strong part of my earliest childhood that I have spare memories of. The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule is a winner in my opinion and a shelf keeper for every family. Sister Bear gets to learn more about that phrase she knows so well, but has never really considered. This classic is a wonderful learning tool for any child and I strongly recommend it. On the inside of the back cover is a reader’s guide, which I do not remember as a child, but has great questions to further the learning and understanding of a reader. What a wonderful experience spending time with the Berenstain Bears is, I cannot wait for more! View. . .

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The Heretic Queen (Egyptian Royals Collection) by Michelle Moran {Review}

The Heretic Queen

*This post has been updated with my new format as of January 27, 2016 with the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin.* Oh, what a novel! I wish it had not come to an end. Every time I picked up the book to settle in for a read, I was swept into the world of Egypt with Pharaoh’s and Warrior Queen’s. I was impressed by Nefertiti, Michelle Moran’s debut, but The Heretic Queen surpasses my admiration by far. Our story is told from a first person perspective straight from the mouth of Nefertari, beloved of Ramesses, and Warrior Queen of Egypt. From a child to a woman, as a reader you get to hold onto her tale. I giggled with her, and I became enraged at her enemies. I felt empathy for her situations and I praised her for her morality and decisions for love instead of revenge. Nefertari is one for. . .

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The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School!!!!!

Coming October 1st!!!!! When Mama Bear decides its been too long since they’ve attended church at the Chapel in the Woods, the Bear family works to get back in the habit. It isn’t long before the family remembers what a wonderful place the church is and finds that going to church is something they look forward to every week. Description: The Berenstain Bear series helps children learn how God wants them to live every day. When the Bear family practices going to church, praying, and being kind, plus remembering how much God loves them, their lives are much more joyful. Sundays find the Bear family busily enjoying all sorts of activities, But church isn’t one of them. In The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School¸ children discover the value of going to church and Sunday School as a family. Michael BerenstainMike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan,. . .

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The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule

Coming October 1st!!!!! When Sister Bear receives a locket for her birthday with the Golden Rule inscribed on it, she wonders what the verse means. And although Mama Bear explains it, it isn’t until she befriends a lonely newcomer at school that she understands what the rule looks like in action. Description: The Berenstain Bear series helps children learn how God wants them to live every day. When the Bear family practices going to church, praying, and being kind, plus remembering how much God loves them, their lives are much more joyful. Should Sister Bear ignore the new girl at school just because her friends do? The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule shows children how choosing to be kind may not always be the easy choice. But it is always the right one.Michael BerenstainMike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw. . .

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Product Reviews

Baby: Silikids Siliskin Glass Canopy CardsRiNGLEY Natural Teething Toy Graco Classic Pooh Let’s Go Fly a Kite SwingCloud B Sleep Sheep on the GoTiny Tongs Baby Animals Nesting Blocks Classic Pooh Berber Plush Blanket Taggies Soft Blocks Lamaze Spin and Explore Baby Einstein’s Baby Neptune Ocean Adventure Gym Lamaze Chime Garden Dropper Stopper Child to Cherish Handprint Kit Infantino Peek-a-boo Rattle* Dittany Baby: The Baby Lua Advent: Contemporary Freeflow Soothers Cloth Diapers:Pumpkin Pants Bummis Bummis Super Stars Tot Bots Easy FitAppleCheeks Fuzzi Bunz PS/OS WoollyBums Tiny g’s and gDiapers Kissaluvs Organic Newborn Fitted Diaper Kissaluvs V1/V2 Fitted Diaper Kissaluvs Marvels Fitted Diaper* Kissaluvs OS Cover* Menstrual/Mama Cloth:LunapadsGladrags* Maternity & Nursing:Books: Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel KarmelExpecting by Marla Taviano (Devotional) Fertility Facts from Conceive MagazineThe Complete Illustrated Pregnancy CompanionThe Pregnancy Journal by A. Christine HarrisWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting Your Pregnancy Week by Week Your Pregnancy for the. . .

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Product Reviews

Baby: Silikids Siliskin Glass Canopy Cards RiNGLEY Natural Teething Toy Graco Classic Pooh Let’s Go Fly a Kite Swing Cloud B Sleep Sheep on the Go Tiny Tongs Baby Animals Nesting Blocks Classic Pooh Berber Plush Blanket Taggies Soft Blocks Lamaze Spin and Explore Baby Einstein’s Baby Neptune Ocean Adventure Gym Lamaze Chime Garden Dropper Stopper Child to Cherish Handprint Kit Dress Up Pirate Infantino Peek-a-boo Rattle* Dittany Baby: The Baby Lua Advent: Contemporary Freeflow Soothers Cloth Diapers: Pumpkin Pants Bummis Bummis Super Stars Tot Bots Easy Fit* AppleCheeks Fuzzi Bunz PS/OS WoollyBums Tiny g’s and gDiapers Kissaluvs Organic Newborn Fitted Diaper Kissaluvs V1/V2 Fitted Diaper Kissaluvs Marvels Fitted Diaper* Kissaluvs OS Cover* Bambino Mio Menstrual/Mama Cloth: Lunapads Gladrags* Maternity & Nursing: Books: Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel Expecting by Marla Taviano (Devotional) Fertility Facts from Conceive Magazine The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion The Pregnancy Journal by A.. . .

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Giveaways

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