Before Amen by Max Lucado {Review}

Before Amen and Before Amen Prayer Journal. These last few weeks at my church in the Thursday morning Women’s Bible Study, we’ve been reading together through ‘Before Amen’ by Max Lucado. Let me tell you, I adore Max’s writing, it always touches my heart and soul. Last year I endured through Ann Voskamp’s ‘One Thousand Gifts’ and this year it was ‘Before Amen’. Boy… Max and Ann really know how to grab your heart strings! While I purchased the ‘Before Amen’ book from the church to go with the study, I was blessed to get my hands on the ‘Before Amen Prayer Journal’ from the publisher as well as a gift of some key fobs. What a wonderful gift! I gave out the key fobs to everyone in our class and it was a perfect number, God planned ‘eh? Max has come up with a miniature prayer to get the. . .

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Thoughts on the things with bookmarks…

This is a different type of post for me. Often I have a desire to write a wrap up post for the month, but it just doesn’t happen. It seems like things just keep getting away from me and craziness sets in and there are so many things I want to share with you. So I’ve decided (in the last split second) that perhaps I will have some more “thoughts” posts in addition to my full polished reviews. Here is one… Right now I have bookmarks in a lot of things (isn’t that normal?!?!) and hopefully I’ll get a good many things reviewed and shared over the next few months. The original plan was to take December and January off from blogging, but with the surgeries, sicknesses, miscarriage, and most recent head cold I’ve already taken enough breaks for now and want to try to use some of this time. . .

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The Story for Little Ones Bible Curriculum {Review}

The Story for Little Ones with DVD: Preschool Educator Kit includes a Getting Started guide, The Story for Little Ones hardcover book, The Story preschool curriculum CDROM, and The Story preschool trading cards.

God’s Love Story for Preschoolers Introduce children to the little stories in God’s big love story with hands-on activities and group participation. The Story for Little Ones uses large, full-color illustrations to bring the Bible to life for its young readers. Thirty-one Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, including Creation, David and Goliath, the Birth of Jesus, and the Angel at the Tomb, introduce children to some of the most pivotal events and characters in the Bible. Your preschool students will delight in the experience as biblical truths reveal themselves in ways they can easily grasp, while the included CD-ROM provides 31 complete lessons and materials to help them learn God’s great love story. By experiencing the Bible in a new way, they will come to understand how the story of Scripture—God’s great overarching purpose—intersects with the stories of their lives. This kit is designed to be used separately or in conjunction with The Story Church Campaign.

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His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado

*This post has been updated with my new format, thanks to the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin on July 8, 2015.* This is a delightful book following the time line of Christ’s life. I’ve enjoyed many different types of books from Max Lucado in the past and this is no exception. At first I thought this was more of a coffee table book, but after having the opportunity to enjoy it myself – it is so much more. This is a treasure and the pictures within are gorgeous. This was put together from other Lucado books, but I never would have realized it had I not known. This is a perfect gift for anyone. Max Lucado’s first book that journeys from the birth of Christ to His resurrection. Drawing from his classic writing on Jesus combined with new reflections and breathtaking art, Max Lucado again opens our eyes-and hearts-to the life. . .

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