Book Review: Made in Heaven

 

Made In Heaven by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto

Though I did not know of Jeffrey Seto, an aerospace engineer, before reading Made In Heaven, I am very familiar with Ray Comfort and his evangelical productions. This book is another great addition to his endeavors as Jeffrey Seto makes a big impact as well.  How amazing to have a book that teaches students of all ages. After reading wonderfully, God inspired content that enlightens thoughts the way this book has for my students and me, the things around you will never be seen in the same way again.

Along with 32 revelations on how man was inspired by God’s designs, Made in Heaven is full of vocabulary that offers many opportunities to teach and learn. There is even a list in the back of the book of new sciences and their definitions.  This book can have an incredible impact on students by taking them up Blooms Taxonomy to the critical thinking stages and into their own world of discovery.  I see so many lessons coming out of this book.

Teaching aside, this incredible book is also very enjoyable and will fascinate young and old alike. From how the Eiffel Tower was inspired by broken bones to how the mosquito stimulated studies for painless needles, you will find one new advance after another. Hidden in this book are opportunity, inspiration and awe in God’s amazing design for each little inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur at heart.

This book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Master Books provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.

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Book Review: The True Account of Adam and Eve

I can describe this book in one word-marvelous! I actually marveled at the art work, the descriptions, and the history of creation through one scripture reference after another.  I absolutely loved all the insight. Full of so much detail, the pages are beautiful taking every detail of the story of Adam and Eve and bringing it to life by filling in details that are so easily overlooked and making them all connect.

The imagery I received while reading the story to my children was almost more than one can bear.  Have you ever pictured a sinless world? Have you discussed evolution or dinosaurs with your child or thought about it yourself? Or, how sin kills? This book will give you an answer to all these questions.

From a teacher’s perspective, there is a clear description of vocabulary words and scripture pertaining to creation. As well as, leading the reader through the gospel, there is a description of what happens with Jesus, salvation, and the effects on our modern world.  This is definitely more of a teaching tool than anything else.  But the audience can be anyone who is willing to learn, though, smaller children will have to be helped through the text.  You don’t want to leave this one off of your picture book reading list.

This book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Master Books provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.

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Book Review: Everything By Mary DeMuth

Not to be categorized as another self-help book, Everything by Mary DeMuth is absolutely engulfing. She touches on three topics: Head- What We Think, Heart-Who We Are, and Hands-How We Live. So simply put, but oh what an in-depth and real account of what is going on with today’s society. Instantly relatable, she deserves her four pages of praises. Living fully alive is resonating in a lot of what I am reading these days and it is a message, I believe, we all need to heed as we go through our days fighting financial anxieties and the like.

The subtitle “what you give and what you gain to become like Jesus” gives the impression that one might be told how much, as a Christian, has not been given up. But DeMuth’s personal accounts and testimonies tell very gently loving stories that prove to be guideposts in correcting our lives by really seeing what God is doing around us. She shares personal stories that some would shrug as mere coincidence, not giving the valid recognition of God moving in someone’s life.  She encourages and reminds us to fully trust in God and set others and ourselves free from binding thoughts. Further, she has us recall the realization that we cannot totally surrender to God without daily obedience to Him.  Don’t miss out on enriching your life, read this book!

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Book Review: Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson

I would like to preface this review by admitting that I am not an avid reader of fiction books. But, as I try to expand my reading horizons, I have to say that Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson was pleasantly inviting and has the right amount of dramatic content to keep me entertained. I allowed myself to enter into Peterson’s world because I do like my share of chic flicks like the Love’s Enduring Promise series of books by Janette Oke.

Carissa is the mother of a two-year old daughter named Gloria. They have been through some hard times and Carissa has suffered from good decisions turned bad. Carissa deals with overcoming the loss of her husband and tries to trust again. In comes Tyler, a man with his own faith needing issues. He realizes her situation and becomes mutually attached to Gloria as he tries to build Carissa’s trust in moving toward a relationship. Moving along, I realized the dilemma of the characters needing to deal with forgiveness, trust and love to a deeper degree.

My only dissatisfaction with several of these types of books is the repetitive situation of women becoming widowed.  I am really tired of reading about dead husbands. Can’t romance live within a marriage as well? I realize this is a real life situation that is relatable but what about the rest of the world’s drama, lol.  Overall, I give this book a good rating, it was entertaining but a bit predictable.

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Book Review: Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night by Jeanie and David Gushee

Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night by Jeanie and David Gushee is just plain refreshing. Simple guided prayers with the wording from the times and places of people I had not even heard from in the past to modern-day prayers from the authors themselves. Jeanie and David not only accumulated a wealth of prayers from around the globe but added their own heart-felt prayers as well. Some of the authors to the prayers: John of the Cross (1500s), Macarius of Egypt, (c 300-390), Rita Snowden (1900s), Dwight L. Moody (1800s), Pope Paul VI (late 1800-1900s), to name a few. Throughout the book you will also find a few black and white illustrations. Modestly written on daily pages, every day has its morning and evening prayers that used alone or as a spring-board to your other prayers, revive the mind and soul. The authors are indexed in the back for easy reference and the bibliography and suggested reading list are vast. Though the pages are plain and simple, I enjoyed this prayer-book and think you will too.

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Book Review: Tough Guys and Drama Queens by Mark Gregston

Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen Years

In Tough Guys and Drama Queens, Mark Gregston shares much of his valuable expertise as the founder and leader of Heartlite Ministries with 38 years of working with teens and their families. As the mother of a child entering her 13th year and an educator for almost 20 years, I was glad for the opportunity to read up on the most current teen age “how-to” books. So many people get a twisted look on their face when they realize I have a tween going on teen and proceed to tell me the horror stories of how their teens go crazy emotionally and sometimes even physically. I do not like to be caught totally off guard, if at all possible, so I am always eager to consume this and any information on life stages. I found Gregston’s insight on the matter very informative but, actually, since I read a lot about topics relating to children, there wasn’t much I did not recognize as typical information. That being said, it was full of good advice, about raising teens for a first time reader of a book of this nature. I do not know everything about dealing with teens, by any means, but I have to say that topics such as fostering independence (instead of controlling every aspect of their lives), having clear boundaries, listening more than you talk, and creating an environment that promotes progress and not perfection, are all on the forefront of raising my “tweens” already. It also trickles down to my six-year-old. That being said, the contents are a great reminder of keeping realistic goals and making sure to take the time to hear your child’s heart when, in this fast paced world, it is so easy to let personal, valuable moments slip by. I did enjoy the personal stories because we learn so much from other’s experiences. One of the most informative and important chapters to me was the first, which reiterates the over exposure of our children to everything. I completely agree with this chapter’s content and think everyone should open their eyes to this type of information. All this unmonitored technology around our kids is like letting them walk through downtown Dallas all alone with the opportunity to go anywhere and see anything and everything. Not only were his statics very informative but the stories of his personal experiences with the teens he has counseled were also learning tools for me as they gave me insight to what teens are experiencing within themselves in today’s society. I found that his time line of lending responsibility to make decisions were decent and suitable for anyone lost as to how to structure some guidelines as the years go by. Finally, he ended with a great chapter that reminded me to really stop and take the time to love on my children. Gregston definitely gave some useful tips and pooled his experiences together in a concise manner.

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