Book Review: Worth Living

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Worth Living: How God’s Wild Love for You Makes You Worthy by Mary DeMuth 

          I would argue that there is a larger percentage of women who feel worthless than worthy of love.  The ability to speak honestly and transparently about it creates a safe haven where walls can come down. Half of the battle is allowing oneself to be vulnerable enough to heal.  Worth Living: How God’s Wild Love for You Makes You Worthy does just that! Mary creates an atmosphere in her reading where one can be honest with oneself. The reading is deep and meaningful as one begins to relate and revisit past and present issues. Without doing this there is no overcoming. There has to be a release of emotion for complete healing and restoration and the question platform Demuth creates at the end of each chapter makes it a bit easier to do just that, realize, release and restore from past experiences.

      Worth Living touches on many aspects of overcoming worthlessness including the realizations of being loved, appreciated, strong, secure, beautiful, chosen, destined and redeemed. Chapter after chapter she reminds us of God’s unfailing word and selflessly expresses her hurtful past experiences in order to open the door to guide us through our own. I commend her for that. It is not easy putting yourself out there. I highly recommend this book to anyone needing redemption or witnessing to others about it.

        I received a copy of this book in pdf form from Mary DeMuth as part of a blogging review program. Every opinion expressed is my own.


Curriculum Review: Money Wise DVD Set

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Money Wise by Chad Hovind

 

Biblical Principals of Work and Finance

 

Moneywise is a 3 DVD Series with 14 lessons on what God says about money. The creators of this DVD set introduce the series with several promises of exciting interactions and visuals within the 13 week series of Moneywise lessons. Do they deliver? Yes!

 

Chad Hovind approaches the lessons with vivid visuals and interesting historical content. As an educator, I enjoy the fact that he is not only including facts about how to organize finances but rather shared and integrated a Biblical view of managing money. Although the content may be difficult for uninterested students, it is full of valuable information supported on the web through Godenomics.com.

 

As he progresses through the lessons Hovind lays out one opportunity after another to create connections between the Bible and prosperity. He begins with, Godonomics-What The Almighty Says About The Almighty Dollar, continued with, Godonomics and the Marketplace-Whistle While You: Work, Profit, Lead, Rest, Give, and finishes with, Common Sense Godonomics and the Wisdom of Solomon: Whistle While You: Manage, Spend, Serve and Give Freely.

 

There is so much information in this series you will want to go over it more than once.

 

 

 

I was given a free copy of this product through MasterBooks.com in exchange for my honest opinion. I wasn’t required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Book Review by LG

 


Book Review: 44 Animals of the Bible

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Written By Nancy Pelander Johnson

Illustrated by Lloyd R. Hight

Nancy Pelander Johnson did a wonderful job in including the animals she did in 44 Animals of the Bible. From common to uniquely named creatures, the animals she included were all illustrated beautifully by Lloyd R. Hight and interesting to my children. The biblical references were also a wonderful addition as the King James Version (KJV) is always a great starting point in comparing scriptures as differing versions change vocabulary a bit. We like the KJV but always compare other versions in order for the children to understand and compare in terms that are more modern.

Each animal description received full-page descriptions with details for each animal highlighted as well as the scripture reference for the child to read or turn to on their own. Together, a parent and child can take the animal explanations to another level by integrating current information on each animal and creating science and social studies lessons from each. Researching the globe to find the existing locations of our animals was a highlight of our looking through the pages and researching where they are currently found. This book has many issues to be discussed and investigated in reference to animals and their bible correlations and will not be a disappointment to a children’s book lover.

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Disclaimer:   I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group as part of the Moms of Master Books program.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review.

 


Book Review: Water and Weather

Water & Weather: From the Flood to Forecasts

By Tom De Rosa and Carolyn Reeves

Water and Weather is a concise thematic unit study supporting a biblical perspective. Tom De Rosa, a creationist and experienced science educator, along with Carolyn Reeves, also a science teacher with a doctorate in science education who is currently writing and providing educational consulting, did a wonderful job on this book’s content. It is written with both the teacher and student in mind. It has twenty investigation chapters along with a glossary of relevant terms. The home school parent and teacher will not find it difficult to organize the content as it is all written out on page five in How To Use This Book. Bloom’s taxonomy of teaching is definitely incorporated into throughout all lessons from defining to evaluating.  Each investigation has the teacher engage the student in actively realizing the information for more than words on a page. In chapter one, students will design their own fossils after learning about how God created the dinosaurs and physically measuring them out on the floor to determine their size. Afterward, they will answer investigation questions to summarize the information.  There are countless numbers of activities that can stem off of these investigations. The authors created some wonderful text and activities that will kick off a multiplicity of ideas to discover. This book has more than the typical water cycle and weather content. I am impressed with the range of content and vivid pictures as well. The book is inexpensive and can be purchased with a matching journal and teachers guide each only for $4.99. You will be pleased with this book.

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This book was sent to me by New Leaf Publishing in exchange for a book review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Book Review: Galápagos Islands

By Dr. Purdom

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A book for all ages, I found this book to be very pleasing. All the pages were thoroughly yet succinctly written by many special contributors. Great names like John C. Whitmore, Todd Charles Wood, Nathaniel Jeanson and many more used profound expertise to share their information in a way that readers may admire God’s creation. The inclusion of material in this text which these biochemists, ecologists, and geologists present brings scriptures to life. This, along with in-depth information about Darwin’s discoveries and how they compare and relate to God’s word are captivating to say the least. The vibrant pictures of wild life in their natural habitats captured the attention of my second grader while the text just added to the amazing pictures for my teens. Another wonderful thing I like about this type of non-fiction book is the wealth of information located in the back of the book. The ability to learn about and be introduced to like-minded individuals, as these scientist and authors, is priceless for anyone who is seeking out more resources in learning about science and God’s creation. The ending includes references, articles, DVDs and websites used within the writings which students can use for more research. You will also find a very inviting presentation encouraging you to look up the book Grand Canyon by Master Books, which seems just as appealing as Galápagos Islands. Definitely a must have for your library.

See the book here on the New Leaf Publishing Master Books webpage.

This book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group.


Book Review: The Answers Book for Kids

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answers-book-for-kids-6For the curious at heart, The Answers Book for Kids, Volumes 5 and 6 by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge are perfect. Small enough to port around and in full color these books are going to fill your child’s mind with answers to the most asked questions about Space and Astronomy and the Tower of Babel and the Ice Age, respectfully. For the not so curious these two volumes will open eyes to new thoughts and biblical concepts that have not been discovered by young and old. Creating teachable moments, the books can be read all the way through by the book connoisseur or one question per day for those that like to think things through at a steady pace. The pictures are created with fully illustrated mixed media art on the left side of each page and include a child engaging in a picture relating to the topic at hand along with the question asked. These pages include the child’s name and age creating a relatable connection for the young reader. The right side of the page spread has the answer to the questions starting with the scripture reference. The scripture is completely written out so there is no lag in connecting to the answer. Afterward, Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge put forth their summary of what the scripture says and personal commentary on how the scripture can be interpreted or explained. Volume 5, Space and Astronomy, also includes some charts titled Yearly Meteor Shower Dates, Table of Planets and the First 5 Dwarf Planets, and a succinct glossary of definitions to expand on. Finally, each page ends with a Bible icon that will allow for further research on the topic.  The books are enlightening to say the least. As I read them, I was introduced to inquisitive questions I had not thought of before and their interesting answers. Ken and Bodie have created a valuable and fun resource for our children to learn how God created the universe.

Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge have also written these volumes:

Vol. 1: 22 Questions on Creation and the Fall

Vol. 2: 22 Questions on Dinosaurs and the Flood of Noah

Vol. 3: 22 Questions on God and the Bible

Vol. 4: 22 Questions on Sin, Salvation, and Christian Life

Click here for  a Preview of the Books: http://www.nlpg.com/downloads/dl/file/id/522/answers_book_for_kids_vol_6.pdf

These books were forwarded to me by New Leaf Publishing Group as a reference for reviewing the books. My opinions are my own.


Book Review: My Name Is Erin

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Mission to Make a Difference

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Journey to Discover Truth

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Journey to Discover Who She Is

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Plan for Radical Faith

By Erin Davis

I received this four book series and was delighted to read through them. Uniquely designed and written, these devotionals tell humorous stories that delightfully tell of Erin Davis’ life. She tells stories that young girls can relate to while working and reading through devotions. With trendy little covers these books are cute, fun, and definitely attract a tween/teen reader. As Davis shares her experiences through this mini book series she also attracts the young at heart. She covers topics that are definitely relatable about making a difference, discovering truth, building self-confidence and getting to a point of radical faith all wrapped up in a cute little straw twine ribbon with a bow!

My Name is Erin: Ones Girl’s Plan for Radical Faith

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Plan for Radical Faith includes five chapters full of action steps that challenge a girl to be her best. As Erin states, “I won’t sugar coat it,” and she doesn’t! She give a real account to making a difference and putting Jesus, the one who did it first, ahead of all that will be done. Your girl will gain knowledge, strength and perseverance from this one.

My Name is Erin: Ones Girl’s Journey to Discover Who She Is

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Journey to Discover Who She Is is a little different but doesn’t leave anything to be desired with it pages full of adorable fonts and doodles. It includes a discovery of self that starts with Eve herself.  Also a five chapter mini book, this text includes a step by step guide to being a better girl and staying on top of who you were really called to be.

My Name is Erin: Ones Girl’s Mission to Make a Difference

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Mission to Make a Difference, is a detailed account on how to answer God’s call even if you don’t know where you are going yet. This book just may be my favorite and it’s not because the cover is in my favorite color either! Girls will learn who God is and how to make Him the first in life as you impact the community and the people around them. This is something that is lacking in a lot of our youth today. Erin promoting selflessness is a much needed trait these days.

My Name is Erin: Ones Girl’s Journey to Discover Truth

My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Journey to Discover Truth guides girls through a discovery of their true selves. It comes with examples of what girls tell themselves and the truth of what God says about us. Before all else our girls need to see themselves through God’s eyes because a girl can’t give love to others if they don’t have love for themselves first. A valuable part to the series.

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Book Review By Laura Galindo

Moody Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion in a review.