Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crash the Chatterbox Review

Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others by Steven Furtick really called out to me the moment I read the title. I'm sure I am not the only person to find it difficult to really listen to God's voice when all the other tiny voices in my head are telling me negative things about just about anything. I love how the beginning of the book starts off with a recollection of Furtick's inner monologue about a simple burnt out light bulb. It's not that the changing the bulb was something he physically couldn't do, but the story perfectly illustrates how the "chatterbox" can easily derail our plans, ideas, and even our day, by a seemingly simple thing.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Furtick says in order to hear God's voice, we have to silence those other voices around us and really tune in. This would be a great tool for anyone struggling with their own chatterbox.

I received this book for the purpose of review. The opinions are my own.

Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith Book Review

When I was younger, I remember having an entire collection of Berenstain Bears books and I loved them! I would read them over and over, and finally I got "too old" for them, and probably gave them away. Now that I have children of my own, I am really regretting not holding on to them. They are such great books!

The Berenstain Bears are back in an all new book written by Mike Berestain, called Keep the Faith. In the book, Ferdy Factual, the bear's friend, tells them he doesn't believe in God. After this, brother and sister take a visit to Preacher Brown and learn more about their faith through the story of Daniel and the lion.

My daughter adored this book. She loves the bears, and was very excited to have a book of her very own. I can't wait for more like this to come out!

This book was given to me for the purpose of review. The opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Forever Friday Book Review

"Every Friday, a postcard.
Every Friday, a love poem.
Every Friday for sixty years."

Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis follows the story of Adam Colby, who finds an old photo album containing 60 years of postcards from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. Adam finds their love story enchanting, especially as he is just coming off of a divorce, and yearns to learn more about this charming couple. Soon, he learns their story, and sees just how truly devoted to each other this couple was. 

Forever Friday was a sweet love story. There were some aspects of it that could have been fleshed out a little more, but all in all, it was enjoyable to read. 

I received this product for the purpose of review. The opinions are my own.