Grapevine Studies: New Testament Overview Part 1 {Review}

Creative Madness Mama subscribers know that I adore Grapevine Studies  ~  (http://grapevinestudies.com/)  as they are one of my promoted affiliates. Today is a special day because right now I am here to tell you about one of their delightful downloadable products, two actually! In this post I will be discussing New Testament 1: Beginner John to the Apostles (ages 5-7) and Traceable (ages 3-5) and a Teacher Book for NT Beginner. as well as New Testament 1: Level 1 Birth of John to Jesus’ Ministry (ages 6-8) and Traceable (ages 3-5) and a Teacher Book for NT Levels 1 & 2. Over the last few years, I have been collecting their eShorts and freebies and making a list of what to buy to go along with our other studies. This year (and for my previous review – link back) we have been working through Old Testament 1: Level 1 (ages 6-8) and Traceable (ages 3-5) and a Teacher Book for OT Levels 1 & 2. We received. . .

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Faith Builders Bible from Zonderkidz {Review}

Zonderkidz ~ (http://www.zondervan.com/children) is not a new name for you to experience at Creative Madness Mama. Today, I get to tell you about one of their newest kiddo Bibles, the Faith Builders Bible. This is a hardcover, jacketless Bible, perfect for your brick building, no matter the brand of brick minded child! When this Bible arrived I was unsure who was the most excited. While we are still working with Duplo Legos in our family and haven’t really moved up to the standard size building bricks – I was concerned at first that I might have to go buy some to be able to get the most out of an experience with the pages and inspiration from this Faith Builders Bible, but I was so pleased to find there was plenty of inspiration to be had, even with the toddler-sized building blogs.  We have a plethora of children and youth Bibles, but. . .

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Unwrapping the Pharaohs by John Ashton & David Down {Review}

Unwrapping the Pharaohs

Secular textbooks and videos discredit the biblical account of Exodus. Those who wish to defend the accuracy of the Bible now have an incredible tool—this book provides compelling confirmation of the biblical account. (90-minute DVD included.)

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The Story of God’s Love for You by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Jesus Storybook Bible) {Review}

The Story of God's Love for You

From the bestselling author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones introduces a book for teens that teaches them of God’s love.

In the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, author Sally Lloyd-Jones explored the connections and wonders throughout the Bible to show children how one giant love for humanity pointed to one small baby who would grow up to be the one perfect person who would make things right again for everyone. But that amazing story isn’t only for kids.

Now, in The Story of God’s Love for You, the same award-winning, theologically rich, and sophisticated content of The Jesus Storybook Bible is available in a trade book format perfect for teens and adults who want a version just for themselves. With a stylish two-color interior design and composite artwork from Jago, this is an edition perfect for study, daily inspiration, or as a gift.

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ESV Journaling Bible {Review}

When I was in high school I was already doing a bit of a journaling thing in my Bibles, however not to the artistic ability that I’ve seen on blogs today with this new theme of journaling Bibles. I would look forever in the book stores just trying to find the widest margins. When I heard about the opportunity to be able to see one of these now is so exciting! When I opened the box though, my enthusiasm quickly dimmed. The book itself is good quality and many people will be thrilled with it. The margins definitely provide space to write and journal as artsy as you would like. It just wasn’t what I was hoping for. I requested this English Standard Version Journaling Bible on the concept of what it is, but I did not read any of the details about the size. The translation is fine, and. . .

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Grapevine Studies: Old Testament Overview, Part 1 {Review}

Following the blog you might have noticed a coupon in the month of October for Grapevine Studies, as I have taken on their company as a new affiliate. Today I have the joy of sharing with you a review of one of their downloadable products. In the last year or so I’ve been collecting their eShorts and freebies and making a list of what to buy to go along with our other studies. Most recently (and for this review) we have been working through Old Testament 1: Level 1 (ages 6-8) and Traceable (ages 3-5) and a Teacher Book for OT Levels 1 & 2. We received a digital download, a PDF, and I printed a few pages for my four and six-year-old daughters to participate. I originally printed the traceable pages for only OrangeBlossom, but AppleBlossom was a bit jealous (and drawing from scratch is a bit of a new concept for her). . .

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The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New by Marty Machowski (Systematic Theology for Kids) {Review}

A theology primer for children… Several years ago, I was introduced to the writing of Marty Machowski through The Gospel Story Bible. The illustrations were a bit loud for my taste, but the writing and the scripture coming across was solid and good for sharing with my children (who do appreciate the wild drawings). Then in the last year I discovered Long Story Short (a devotional) on Kindle. I’m hoping that one day I will also find Old Story New go on sale there as well. Now when I saw that a new book, The Ology was coming out I had to jump for an opportunity to review it. I’m so blessed that I am able. Little background, c’est moi. One of my degrees is a bachelor of arts in religious studies. Thus, I have read a lot and I definitely want my children to read something that can explain what others believe so they can. . .

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Brave Girls: Faithful Friends: A 90-Day Devotional {Review}

  I was first introduced to Brave Girls through the storybook bible which we adore. Then we got pink t-shirts that are still a preferred favorite today. Yet after that, I got my hands on Faithful Friends a 90-day devotional. This is a little paperback book that is perfect for toting around and will fit in any little bag, I often catch it in my daughter’s backpack. There are illustrations, however in this book they are solely black and white. Faithful Friends is a devotional collection written for multiple different personalities and there is something for everyone within these pages. Each devotion will include: A relevant opening scripture from the Bible A thought-provoking devotion to build a young girl’s spirit An engaging closing prayer to help the reader navigate her day! The cover and the black and white images throughout appeal to both of my daughters, but especially the younger who. . .

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Apologetics Study Bible for Students {Review}

Hard Questions. Straight Answers. For Students! I recall back in 2008-2009 or thereabout when I first really heard the term apologetics and I was intrigued as I did not know it. Over the years I have come very familiar with the term and have incorporated it into my own studies as well as the plans for my own studies, young though they now may currently be in our studies with the Apologia What We Believe series. About that same time while participating in a blog tour I was introduced to Apologetics for a New Generation as well as The Unshakable Truth. It was later that I also found a documentary on Netflix and then the release of the Case for Christ Study Bible from Lee Strobel and Apologetics Study Bible, both of those for adults. At the time I reviewed the Apologetics Study Bible I already knew I wanted to get. . .

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Busy Dad’s Bible {Review}

Got a MinuteOnly a minute?This Bible is designed just for you.

Many things can get in the way of reading God’s Word, but the responsibilities of being a dad shouldn’t. Packed with “1-minute thought starters”-each providing a single memorable word to focus on as well as options to go deeper as time allows-The Busy Dad’s Bible is the perfect support for the time-starved dad who longs to connect with God to find wisdom and encouragement.

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In His Image: Devotional Bible, NLT {Review}

The In His Image Devotional Bible will help you know God more deeply as you discover His attributes and character throughout Scripture. You will become more like Christ as you practice directed, prayerful reading of God’s Word. Experience greater peace facing life’s challenges as you learn to see God fully.

The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.”

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The Apologetics Study Bible

Real Questions. Straight Answers. Stronger Faith. The Apologetics Study Bible will help today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading.

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The Unshakable Truth

The Unshakable Truth: How You Can Experience the 12 Essentials of a Relevant Faith by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell Genre: Non-fiction/ Apologetics/ Christian Life Pages: 512 Hardcover Date Published: June 1, 2010 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers The name Josh McDowell promises real-life, on-the-street Christian apologetics. McDowell, along with his son, Sean, draws on a lifetime of work to create this comprehensive handbook on what Christians believe, why they believe it, how it is relevant to life, and how they can pass it on to the next generation. The Unshakable Truth is uniquely positioned in the way it presents apologetics relationally, focusing on how right believing affects not only believers but also the people they encounter. The authors help readers… understand God’s grand plan of creation, incarnation, and re-creation. discover the 12 “truth statements” of Scripture and why they are credible and critical to living out the Christian faith. experience. . .

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FIRST: Apologetics for a New Generation

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Sean McDowell and the book: Apologetics for a New Generation Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sean McDowellis a popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences nationwide. He is the author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World and. . .

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