Jesus Sees Us Review #JesusSeesUs

Jesus Sees Us Review

I grew up hearing it over and over again.  The phrase is etched in my head and I am certain it’s the reason why I was such a good child.  At least I think I was a good kid.  I don’t say it as often to my kids but every now and again they get the reminder.  Jesus Sees Us, he sees all that we do and he knows all the we do.  While we can hide from everyone we can’t hide from him.  Jesus Sees Us was created by two mothers of preschool-ages children looking for an engaging and relatable way to introduce Jesus and their Faith to their children!  I was provided my own Jesus Sees Us package for review from FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

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The Jesus Sees Us set comes with a Doll and Picture Book to help you get the point across.  I have four kids in various age ranges, with the youngest being one and the oldest being seven.  I couldn’t wait to share this with them because I knew it would be something they all enjoyed.  When the package arrived at our house my oldest son immediately wanted the Jesus Doll.  Before I even explained it to them he quickly asked me about the book and what the words were on them that he didn’t know.  Almost immediately we were talking about Jesus and how he sees and knows all, that we can’t hide from him and that should encourage us to be good people all the time.

That whole evening my son played with the doll with his siblings and even his toys.  It was great looking at him interact with the doll and his toys because he used his own words to explain to the toys why they should be good because Jesus Sees Us.  Having that moment alone is totally worth having this products because my son is teaching about Jesus.  He’s sharing about him, even if it’s just with his toys, but it gives me hope that he’ll do the same with his friends.  The Jesus Sees Us Doll & Picture Book would make the perfect Easter Gift or any type of special occasion gift for your preschool aged children.

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About the Jesus Sees Us Doll & Picture Book:

Imagine your children took the same interest and wonder in Jesus and the Christian message as they did in princesses, fairies, and elves… Jesus Sees Us is a packaged Jesus Christ doll that has the same comforting power as a child’s favorite toy or blanket, but is rooted in lessons that last a lifetime. Children respond to the comfort of tangible items when they are young, so why not make that item Jesus and the comfort He gives to ignite their faith? The accompanying book is a tool to assist you in engaging your child and starting the conversation about Jesus’ teachings.

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The Jesus Sees Us doll is an integral part of fostering your child’s initial introduction to Jesus. Even though we talk to our children about Jesus or take them to Sunday services, they are not always able to understand the importance of the Christian message. Jesus Sees Us is a tool that makes Jesus, His teachings, and the concept of faith both relatable and positive to young children by introducing Him as the loving and forgiving presence in our lives. The doll becomes the tangible connection to the stories and lessons in the book. He is the touchable source of comfort that a child can relate to. The Jesus Sees Us doll has a soft body and a warm, welcoming face. His arms and hands are open, inviting your child to hold him, engage with him, and pray with him. The Jesus Sees Us doll allows your child to “play out” the valuable and timeless lessons of the Bible. 
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Why Do We Call it Christmas DVD Review & Giveaway

Why Do We Call it Christmas DVD Review

Do you know why do we call it Christmas?  You probably know the whole story of the holiday but what about the name or other holidays around that time of year?  Thanks to Flyby Promotions I was provided a copy of Why Do We Call It Christmas for review.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

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The holidays are fast approaching and we are slowly starting to get into our holiday movies line up.  We watch some movies every year and some we add just for a specific time.  My kids love Yes Virginia There’s A Santa Claus, they watch it numerous times a year.  This year I plan to add the Why Do We Call It Christmas DVD to their line up.  I love that it’s an informative dvd that’s not only entertaining but fun.  This would be a great resource for homeschoolers who are looking for ways to incorporate the holidays into their lesson plans.  Not only does the DVD cover Christmas it also covers lots of other holidays around that time of year. Now the kids can learn about Hanukkah, this is something I couldn’t teach them about because I don’t know much about the holiday at all.  So the next time someone asks ‘Do you know the reason for the season? ‘ you have lots of answers to share with them.  My kids loved this movie.  They thought it was cute.  They especially enjoyed the singing and the puppets.  Since watching it the first time they’ve asked to see it again.  It’s a hit in our house and it’s sure to be one in yours as well.

About Why Do We Call It Christmas: Approx. 60 minutes

Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus’ birthday?  More than you’d think! 
Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world’s most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don’t miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas? 

Contains the following topics:

-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story
 
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It’s Giveaway Time!

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The giveaway is open to resident of the US and Canada 18 and older.  Ends November 28th at 11:59PM.  Enter via the tool below.  Good Luck.

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A Dad’s Prayers for His Daughter Book Review

A Dad’s Prayers for His Daughter Book Review

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own.

Title: A Dad’s Prayers for Hid Daughter

Author: Rob & Joanna Teigen

Publisher: Revell

Published: 2014

ISBN: 978-0-800722623

Genre: Religious Life, Prayer Guide

Pages: 187

Price: $10.99

About the book:

From the moment your little girl was born, you knew you were going to be doing a lot of praying. But you may wonder, What exactly should I be praying for?

Now the authors of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates show you how to pray for every area of your daughter’s life. Rob and Joanna Teigen give you a strong foundation to build a lifelong habit of prayer for your daughter with a collection of specific prayers you can use to get started right now. They include engaging stories from well-known authors like Joe Stowell, Bill Farrel, Ted Cunningham, Jim Samra, and others. And they explain a bit more of what girls go through growing up, including stress, purity issues, social pressure, modesty challenges, spiritual growth, and more.

Remember: just because you don’t always understand your daughter doesn’t mean that God doesn’t! Start asking for his guidance, protection, and blessings today.

My thoughts:

I’m not a father, my husband would be the best person to write this review but I will share my thoughts with you on this book.  It’s a must for any man who has a daughter.  No matter what her age is all fathers should have this book in their library.  In this world our children are up against so much that they always need prayers for something and with this book you can get a guide to help start you off with those prayers.  I couldn’t believe how many topics they covered in this book for ways a father could prayer for his daughter.  When she is having self-doubt, when she’s planning on dating, going through a storm, honoring her parents, having problems with lying, prayers for addiction, to help her with her walk with God and so much more.  I don’t think there’s a topic that they miss at all.  The Teigens who have three daughters of their own, so you can tell from the prayers they are very personal and ones they probably use with their own children.  I really like the format as well.  Each prayer starts with a bible verse and then the prayer making it easy for you to also incorporate Bible study as well.  All the prayers are just the right length that you can read several of them at once.  The book also contains stories from father’s that are also authors.  Ladies get this for your significant as soon as you find out you are going to be having a daughter and especially father’s of soon to be teen daughters get this book as well.  It’s a great resource and I am glad my husband has it as a guide for praying for our daughter.

 

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inScribed Book Collection Review

inScribed Book Collection Review

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Disclosure: I was provided four books in the inScribed Collection for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

I’ve been reviewing book for Booksneeze for over a year now and I have mostly reviewed bibles.  Recently they made some great changes to their reviewer program and changed the name to BookLook Bloggers.  As a part of the new program some bloggers got the special opportunity to review the first four books in the inScribed Collection.  The inScribed series is a collection of studies by women inspired by Proverbs 3:3.  Each title in the collection focuses on a specific subject matter unique to the needs and issues that women face daily.  Since there are four books to cover I am going to write my review differently.  I am going to share with your the books I received with their descriptions and share my thoughts after each book.  I plan to keep my reviews short since there is so much to share.

Leaving Ordinary by Donna Gaines

The deepest longing of the human heart is to know and be known by God. God longs for an intimate relationship with us as well. But how do we develop that kind of relationship with a holy God? It is one thing to long for such a relationship, but quite another to experience intimacy with Him. In Leaving Ordinary, Donna Gaines shares from her personal experience how prayer can become the channel that links the believer’s heart to the heart of God.

God gave the pattern of the tabernacle to the Israelites. It was a temporary and portable dwelling for His glory. Through it God taught them how to approach and worship Him before He led them to their reward—the promised land. Using the tabernacle and its articles as a guide, Donna teaches readers how to interact with God in that secret place of true intimacy that leads to worship. Your ordinary daily practice of prayer can become an extraordinary encounter with the living Lord. Leaving Ordinary is essential reading for anyone who desires to enter into and experience the reality of God’s presence.

Understanding how to really prayer and worship God is very important to me and digging into this book is helping me grow as a christian.  Gaines does an excellent job of making this book and the content relevant to me today and everyday.  I would say its evergreen content that will always apply.  I really like the idea of becoming much better with my prayers.  This is a great book for any woman who struggles with prayer. Grab a sample chapter by clicking the link.

Living “So That” by Wendy Blight

In today’s world, it’s tough to make everyday decisions, let alone decisions that honor God. Our culture is increasingly driven by selfish desires. However, as Christians, our lives should not be self-centered and static; they should be others-centered and active, making a difference for the Kingdom of God.

Living “So That” is a fresh approach to understanding God’s Word, focusing on many of the powerful “so that” verses in Scripture, including Jesus Came So That. . .; God Spoke So That. . .; Pray So That. . .; Trials Come So That. . . . Through her approachable style, personal examples, and biblical teaching, Wendy equips readers to take what they study in the Word of God and practically live it out in order to impact the world around them. The result is a renewed appreciation for the power and applicability of Scripture. Through practical examples and biblical truths, Wendy helps readers gain a new perspective on daily living, equipping them to apply these biblical truths to present-day decision-making.

Wendy’s book is about helping us make decisions that we can feel good about by pulling the “So That” phrases from the bible.  Everything is organized and all in one place for you to read and apply it.  I am enjoying this book because I am using my bible much more now with it and not just reading what Wendy writes but I am also reading the scriptures and following her ways to apply it to my life.  If you have problems with decision making, especially when it comes to living a life pleasing to God then you want to buy this book.  Download a sample chapter by clicking the link.

Amazed and Confused by Heather Zempel

Most people have prayed for something or someone in earnest, seeking God’s will, only to be left confused by God’s response. Sometimes we ask, “Why would a good God allow bad things to happen to good people?” InAmazed and Confused, Heather Zempel tackles this question head-on by exploring the book of Habakkuk.

When the prophet Habakkuk prayed that God would bring change to the backsliding nation of Israel, this issue came to the forefront. Habakkuk begged God for revival and that He would turn the hearts of faithless people back to Him.

God’s answer to Habakkuk was, “Take a look at the nations and watch what happens! You will be shocked and amazed” (1:5, The Voice). The vision God gave Habakkuk was one of warfare and exile. How do you respond when God answers your prayers in a way that seems out of line with his character and promises?

Amazed and Confused proceeds systematically through the book of Habakkuk, exploring the prophet’s prayer, God’s response, and the prophet’s journey from confusion to worship. This interactive Bible study is the perfect choice for those who are hurting and confused about God’s responses to their prayers.

This book was very personal for me because while I try my best not to question God’s plan, I found  myself doing just that when dealing with my toddler son.  At this point we’re not sure what is wrong with him, if any but he doesn’t speak at all.  He’s almost three and all he does is ramble.  He’s such a handful at times because he loves jumping around, he’s full of energy and he loves making a mess.  Some days I can feel the tears welt up in my eyes out of frustration and that’s why I like this book.  I read it when I am overwhelmed and I want to be reminded that in my confusion there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Everyone needs to pick up a copy of this book.  You can download a sample chapter by clicking the link.

Dive Deeper by Jenifer Jernigan

Equip yourself to fall deeply in love with God’s Word through this unique, interactive Bible study. Delving into the book of Ephesians, Dive Deeper is a tool for women—those who might be satisfied and content with their Bible study and for those who find themselves fearful or numb—to dive deeper into the living and active Word of God.

Dive Deeper comes from Jenifer Jernigan’s heart. As a preacher’s daughter, she grew up with some pretty heavy expectations to live up to. Jenifer found herself becoming numb to the things of God because the Bible stories were all too familiar. She longed to break through the serene surface of her safe place and dive deeper into scripture. She wanted to fall in love with the stories she knew so well. Over time, Jenifer learned to do just that. Her unique methods are shared in this one-of-a-kind study. Dive Deeper takes readers by the hand and jumps with them into the exhilarating waters of Bible study.

I’m not really a big fan of bible study at church but I want to spend more time studding the bible and learning and understanding more about the word of God.  This book really helps you to dive deeper in the word of God and be able to take more from the scriptures.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  Especially someone who is going into ministry.  This is one book that you’ll go to over and over again.  You can download a sample chapter by clicking the link.

You can also check out this video to see some more about the collection.  If you are looking for something great to read and get you on track with God then I suggest you invest in this collection of books, especially if you’re a woman.

 

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Jesus & Me Bible Storybook Review/Giveaway

Jesus & Me Bible Storybook Review/Giveaway

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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the book below for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own.

As a Tommy Nelson Mommy I get access to great Christian books and DVDs for my children.  One of the most recent ones was the Jesus & Me Bible Storybook.  I love the books from Tommy Nelson because they serve a great purpose and that’s introducing my children to God and his son Jesus.  I really enjoy sharing this book with my children because of three key features of the book.  It includes a scripture at the beginning of the story.  Each story has it’s own personal scripture.  It includes the story that is written so that children can understand the story.  The third feature that I like is the “Jesus & Me” section of each story.  It incorporates Jesus into the lives of either the person the story was about or your children’s lives.  It’s a cute book for kids and would make a great gift for anytime of the year.

Title: Jesus & Me Bible Storybook

Author: Stephens Elkins

Publisher: Tommy Nelson

Published: 2014

ISBN: 978-1400323692

Genre: Children’s

Pages: 144

Price: $14.99

About the Book:

Open Your Child’s Heart to the Amazing Love of Jesus 

Getting to know Jesus means more than just telling His stories. It means building a lifelong relationship with the Lord. The Jesus and Me Bible Storybook begins that relationship by revealing the amazing—and personal—love of the Savior for each of His children.

Bestselling author Stephen Elkins retells these stories of Jesus, beginning with the earliest prophecies of His birth and continuing all the way through to His resurrection and ascension. Special “Jesus and Me” devotionals help children apply the Savior’s truths to their own lives, while sweet, simple prayers encourage them to always look to the Lord. With the Jesus and Me Bible Storybook, your child will discover . . .

the adventure of a life of faith!

Features & Benefits:

  • Includes stories from Jesus’ life and brief devotions for preschoolers
  • Written by bestselling author Stephen Elkins
  • Beautiful art from renowned illustrator Claudine Gévry

You can read a sample from the book below:

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Tommy Nelson Mommy is giving one lucky reader a chance to win both books.  The giveaway runs from now and ends on March 11th @ 11:59 PM, open to US residents that are 18 or older.  Enter via the tool below.  Good Luck.

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The Jesus Bible Review

The Jesus Bible Review

Disclosure: I am a BookLook Blogger and I was provided a copy of this book for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

Title: The Jesus Bible

Author: Zondervan

Publisher: Zondervan

Published: January 2014

ISBN: 978-0310726005

Genre: Bible

Pages: 1760

Price: $29.99

About The Jesus Bible:

Discover Jesus In Every Book of the Bible

Jesus isn’t just found in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His presence can be felt throughout the whole Bible, even in Genesis. The Jesus Bible contains the complete New International Version (NIV) with daily study helps that point to Jesus and show how he fulfilled the prophecies for the Messiah found in the Old Testament. A perfect way to see the overarching narrative of the Bible, The Jesus Bible includes these features:

  • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving
  • Book introductions explain where Jesus appears in each book of the Bible
  • 365 devotions revolve around the “sightings” of Jesus in the Old Testament and his life and teachings in the New Testament
  • Application notes to help apply Jesus’ teachings to real life today
  • Hundreds of clues highlight the promises/prophesies made about Jesus in the Old Testament and the fulfillments in the New Testament
  • Index of the Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in Christ
  • List of Jesus’ miracles and parables
  • Timeline of Jesus’ life
  • Lineage of Jesus
  • Concordance to help find key topics, people, and events in the Bible
  • Words of Christ in red

My thoughts:

When I saw this bible up for review I knew I wanted to get it because it’s a children’s bible.  I have to say it’s not like any children’s bible I’ve been used to seeing.  First off it’s just like your regular bible, it’s not filled of pictures and shortened stories based on scripture.  The bible breakdowns all the different areas of the old and new testament where Jesus is mentioned.  The words of Jesus is still in red and it has the main features of any regular bible but this one really highlights all the work of Jesus.  Everything is streamlines and so easy to find.  This would be great for middle school kids.  I wouldn’t give it to younger kids because it would be difficult for them to read and understand.  It’s a good bible overall and I would say not just for children either.

You can purchase the bible on Amazon or the Zondervan website.

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Every Day A Blessing Devotional Review

Every Day A Blessing Devotional Review

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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the book below for review from Tommy Nelson Mommy and they sponsored the copy for the giveaway.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

I’ve already shared two great devotionals from Tommy Nelson with you and I am sharing the last one that I got to review from them.  This devotional is great for kids ages six to ten years old.  Unlike the Princess devotional that I shared which is just for girls this one is perfect for both boys and girls so if you have multiple children and this is the perfect devotional to pick up and share with all of them.  This one I gifted to my son but when my husband reads it to him we also include my daughter as well.  What I love about this devotional is at the end of each day it gives your child/children a task to do.  For example on one day it says to share your skills to bless someone’s day, play hide and seek with a friend, draw a picture of yourself with a smile, and many other encouraging things to not only reinforce the message from that day but I think it helps them get a true understanding of what they read or was read to them.  It’s a very colorful and fun devotional.  It’s small and lightweight so it’s good for traveling and sleep overs.  There’s a ribbon marker so they don’t lose their progress and it’s not dated so they can start it when ever they like.  It’s a great gift for kids for any occasion as a reminder of God’s Love and how they too can be a blessing to others and themselves.

About the Every Day A Blessing Devotional:

Spend an entire year of discovering God’s blessings, and develop a lifetime of gratitude.

God loves everyone, and one way He shows His love is through showering us with blessings! Whether it’s with parents who love us, warm sunshine, or the ultimate blessing of His Son, Jesus, God’s love is everywhere. When kids see that God is the source of all blessings, it reminds them that all gifts truly do come from God.

Children will learn to not only see God’s blessings in happy days, but to see His loving hand in hard days as well. Developing a habit of giving thanks in all circumstances will lead children to a lifelong spirit of gratitude.

Each devotion features Scripture and a bite-sized message that will keep the attention of young minds. Devotions also have a takeaway to help children engage with the message and apply its meaning to their lives.

Features & Benefits:

  • Helps kids realize how richly they are blessed
  • Adorable art by Carolina Farías, illustrator of the Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook
  • Scriptures and takeaways help develop a spirit of thankfulness early in life
  • Kids will learn that life doesn’t have to be perfect for them to see God’s blessings and love for them
  • Helps kids realize that all their blessings come from God

You can purchase the Every Day A Blessing Devotional online in the Tommy Nelson store for $16.99.  You can preview it below:

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One reader will win a copy of this devotional.  You must be a US resident and be 18 or older to enter.  The giveaway ends January 31st.  Enter via the tool below and be sure to share.  Good Luck.

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God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional Review & Giveaway

God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional Review

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Disclosure: I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy and I was provided the book below for review.  Any and all opinions are my own and have not been influenced.

It’s a new year and that means it’s a great time to get started with a new Devotional.  As I replaced the ones for my husband and myself I was happy that we had some to share with the kids this year thanks to Tommy Nelson Mommy.  One of the devotionals I got to review as the God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional by Sheila Walsh.  It’s so pretty and just the right size for kids.  It’s small so the can take it with them when they go to their grand parent’s house as well.  It’s over 200 pages but it’s not heavy or bulky either.  It’s a great gift for girls ages 5 – 7.  Since this devotional isn’t dated you can gift it any time during the year for any occasion.  I gave my daughter her’s for Christmas.  The plan was to have either my husband or I read it to her at bedtime.  We encourage reading our house but some books go over better than others.  I didn’t know how she would like it but to my surprise it’s the only book she wants read to her at night since Christmas.  It gave my heart even more joy to find her reading it on her own in the bathroom on morning while she was getting ready for school.  That’s why I love sharing these books with my children to help build their love for Jesus.  Your little girl is going to love this one as well.

About God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional:

A great combination of bedtime theme, encouraging and age-appropriate devotions, and the bestselling God’s Little Princess® brand, all wrapped up in a creative, sparkly cover is, sure to be a hit.

Bedtime means special moments to share between a parent and daughter, and God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional will help settle her heart and mind as she heads to bed. Bestselling author Sheila Walsh offers 106 daily devotions: each with a scripture, a short thought, a rhyming prayer, and a “Good Night Giggles and Grace” activity that will send every little princess off to bed full of smiles, feeling loved and secure.

Features & Benefits:

  • Sparkly, embellished cover that girls will love
  • Combines the popular princess and the bestselling bedtime themes
  • 106 devotions, prayers, scriptures, and inspirational thoughts
  • Adorable full-color art throughout
  • More than 2.8 million products sold in the God’s Little Princess® brand

You can purchase the book in the Thomas Nelson store on the God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional page, it costs $14.99.  Check out a preview below.

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The best part to being a Tommy Mommy is being able to give one of these away to a lucky reader.  The giveaway ends on January 31st and it’s open to resident of the US only.  You must be 18 or older to enter, use the tool below and share if you know someone who would love to have this book.  Good Luck!

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My Friend Jesus Review & Giveaway

My Friend Jesus Review

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Disclosure: I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy and I was provided the books below for review.  Any and all opinions are my own and have not been influenced.

As a Christian mother I want my children to know and have a relationship with Jesus and God.  I want to introduce them to his teachings and encourage them to live a life that is pleasing to him.  I want them to know these things but I know they are just not ready for the bible or certain books because they simply don’t understand some of what is written.  The book My Friend Jesus breaks it down for children to understand and it’s a perfect way to get my children started with getting closer to Jesus.

About the book:

Jesus can be your friend and Savior. 

All Christian parents want their children to come to a relationship with Jesus. My Friend Jesus is written in fresh, clear language that children can understand and is appropriate for all denominations. The book not only tells the gospel story about Jesus, but also, in the most natural, gentle way, introduces children to a personal relationship with Him. A prayer at the end of the book guides children into that life-changing friendship with Jesus. This is the book author Kathryn Slattery wishes she had when her own children were young—which is the reason she wrote it!

Originally published as The Gospel for Kids, this book sold more than 100,000 copies. This new book will feature beautiful new art and lightly edited text.

Rave Reviews:

“It’s one of the best books of Jesus for young people I have encountered.”  —Madeleine L’Engle, Newberry Medal–winning author of the bestselling children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time

“Kathryn Slattery has told the story so simply, briefly, cutting right to the essentials, managing to mix the profoundest truth with humor, talking to children without talking down to them. The Gospel for Kids goes on our grandparent bookshelf with great anticipation.”  —Elizabeth and John Sherrill, coauthors of bestselling inspirational classics The Hiding Place and The Cross and the Switchblade

“A magnificent piece of writing, making the Gospel so plain and at the same time losing none of its beauty. The book is very attractive for adults also.”  —Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of the international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking and founder of Guideposts magazine

My thoughts:

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This book made the perfect addition for my daughter’s Christmas Eve Box.  I figured it would be a great read for her bedtime on Christmas Eve and to share this book with her and explain to her the reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place.  You don’t have to wait for an occasion as Christmas to share this book with your children though.  You can  introduce it to them whenever you like.  It would make a great Easter, First Communion, Baptism, or any religious celebration gift.  The book is priced at $12.99 and you can purchase it online from publisher.

Tommy Mommy is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a copy of the book.  You must be a US resident to enter and you must be 18 years or older.  Enter via the tool below.  Good Luck!

 

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The Priest With Dirty Clothes

The Priest With Dirty Clothes Book Review

priestTitle: The Priest with Dirty Clothes

Author: R.C Sproul

Publisher: Open Eyes

Published: February, 2011

ISBN: 9781567692105

Genre: Children’s Christian

Pages: 45

Price: $14.40

Rating: For all Ages

 

About the book:

In this new edition of his classic story, The Priest with Dirty Clothes, Dr. R.C. Sproul continues his project of illustrating theological concepts for children. In this book, he teaches the concept of imputation, which lies at the heart of the important biblical doctrine of justification.

Using the story of Joshua the high priest (Zechariah 3:1–5) as his jumping-off point, Dr. Sproul weaves a classic tale about a young priest who is invited to preach his first sermon before the king and his court. But on his way to the palace, he falls from his horse, getting his clothing hopelessly muddy. Jonathan finds that he needs powerful help if he is to stand before the king. This edition of The Priest with Dirty Clothes includes all-new illustrations by Justin Gerard and a new “For the Parents” section to help them bring out the truths of the book for their children.

My thoughts:

As a parent I think it’s very important to teach your children how to treat people well.  I really loved this book because it retold a well know bible story in a way for kids to understand and learn from it.  The story is about the priest who had to do a sermon in front of the king.  On his way to the castle he fell in a puddle of mud and got dirty.  He felt horrible about his clothes and tried to clean him self up.  When he couldn’t get clean he still went to the castle to preach his sermon.  When he stood in front of the people someone stood up and said something about his clothes.  The king asked him about it and he told him how he fell so the king told him to come back when his clothes was clean.  He was on a quest to get clean.  In this story you learn about how the priest clothes was not just dirty but so was his heart and he needed to get it cleaned.

This story broke it down so easily so my kids understand that God sent his son to clean their heart and soul so they can be clean.  I liked teaching them that they should treat all people kindly and to help others when they need assistance.  In this book they didn’t make any of the story complicated and God was referred to as the Kind and Jesus was the kind and caring Prince.  He gave his clothes to the priest as a way of making him clean again.  The book wasn’t long and drawn out and in the back it had a guide for parents use to ask questions and teach your children even more.  It’s a book I plan to revisit several times when my children are older and they are more aware of the lessons in this book.  I also liked all the illustrations from the book.  They were creative and told the story of the words on that page.  They were just right for children of all ages.

You can buy the book online on the Ligonier Ministries.

Disclosure: I was provided an e-book for review, any opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

 

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