Saturday, October 22, 2016

Habit Changers (Review)

This review is for the book "Habit Changers" by M.J. Ryan. This book is filled with 81 game-changing mantras to mindfully realize your goal. Each mantra is short and sweet and easy to remember, such as "Presume goodwill" or "Mind the gap". After the mantra is given, a short essay is written to help you understand the mantra and explain how to put it into play in your life. There are a lot of real-life examples to help you also. This book is awesome for business owners, entrepreneurs, and people at high levels in their companies. I had several really good takeaways from reading this book that I plan on putting into practice!

Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Experiencing God Through His Names (Review)

This review is for the book "Experiencing God Through His Names" by Sheryl Giesbrechet. I have always been interested in the names of God and where they are found in the Bible. I was really looking forward to reading this book and being able to study the names of God. I liked the layout of this book a lot. Each chapter focuses on one name of God that is found in scripture. Giesbrecht talks about something in real life that applies to the name, and she shows scripture throughout the Bible where the name is found and used when referring to God. This book is really easy to read and I suggest reading it with a notebook beside you. I took a lot of notes because this is stuff I do not want to forget. Giesbrecht also includes a prayer at the end of each chapter that you could pray after you let the words of the chapter resonate with you. I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Marry Wisely (Review)

This is the review for the book "Marry Wisely, Marry Well" by Ernie Baker. This is a truly awesome book for all couples, whether you are just now engaged, or have been married for 30 years. Obviously I would probably be more likely to recommend it to people who are thinking of marriage, because some of the books speaks on how to choose the right mate. If you have been married for decades, it's a little late to change your mate!

In this book, Baker starts at the foundation of marriage. He talks about the wisdom that God will give, and His design for marriage. There is a lot of scripture to back up what Baker says, and he ends each chapter with some really good, thought-provoking discussion questions. These are great questions to ask yourself to learn more about yourself, but there are questions for a potential spouse as well, which is so important. Honestly, it is so important to ask these questions of a potential spouse - even if just in your own head. Such as: "Is this person committed to God's purposes for marriage", "What amount of school loans and other debt does this person have?", and "How would you rate his or her communication and conflict resolution skills?" This book is so detailed and intimate, I would highly recommend it for premarital couples. It is easy to read and stands on the Bible.

I was given a copy of this book from Cross Focused Reviews.

Download Your Free How-To Guide for Bring Your Bible to School Day


Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are preparing for Hurricane Matthew to hit. For students in hurricane-affected states who are facing school closures but still want to participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day, the alternate date is Thursday, October 20.

This brings about a good point: Any day can be a day you organize your friends to bring your Bibles to school together!

By signing up during the month of October for Bring Your Bible to School Day (even if you missed the official celebration), you can download a free how-to guide for teens, parents, pastors, and elementary students. It's full of helpful information that will help you organize a day to take a stand for religious freedom and bring your Bible to school with your fellow classmates.

(Sign-ups must be received by midnight (MT), Oct. 7, in order to be automatically entered into the Newsboys giveaway.)

Plus Bring Your Bible to School Comes to Adventures in Odyssey


Getting used to a new school isn’t easy, especially for someone as paranoid as Buddy Norman. In “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” he envisions wacky worst-case encounters with townsfolk who seem like mobsters, snoops and fairy-tale tyrants—until he gets to know them. He’s also a little confused about Bring Your Bible to School Day. What’s it about? Should he participate? See Odyssey through Buddy’s eyes in this witty celebration of religious freedom.

Listen to this story through a two-week trial only on the Odyssey Adventure Club.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Punderdome (Review)

I recently was able to check out this really cool game called Punderdome. I love card games, I love board games, I love games that make you think, and I love family games. This one game has ALL of those things! Apparently it is based on a live game show, but I have never heard of the game show before. This game is for three or more players who are age 12 and up. You grab two prompts and then race to make bad puns that connect those two prompts. There is a judge who will decide which one is the best (worst?) pun to win the round. I guarantee this game will bring loads of laughs to your next family game night!! I received this game free of charge from Penguin Random House LLC.