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.


Book Review: Fierce Women

By Kimberly Wagner

41aqeTc+uYL__SL500_OU01_SS130_The Power of a Soft Warrior is the subtitle of this book and it is right on. She gently challenges women to do what they can to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home and heart allowing the husband to focus on his walk with the Lord and lead his home without conflict or unnecessary emotional obstacles.  (If you are offended… you know it’s true..lol)

I felt a bit coddled and then again pushed forward at the same time. I always find it amazing when I feel like an author is “reading my mail” through a book. I want to be beautifully fierce, some people say I already am (fierce that is) but honing in on how to be righteously fierce, now that is a whole other story. Every day I read this book I had a nice chat with Kimberly and God joined us! She touches on so many topics that bring reality to your thoughts, hopes, dreams and disappointments, clarifying your mind and heart to not dwell on preoccupations that are stealing your time and distracting you from where you are supposed to be on the way to where you are going.  Pride, fear, loosening the grip of things we are holding on to, being appreciative, and working on those unfulfilled dreams are just hitting the surface of where she goes.

Kimberly Wagner if you read this, thank you for pursuing the righteous walk that will break down doors, bring walls crashing down, and free an innumerable amount of women!

 

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Moody Publishers, in lieu of giving my opinion in this book review.

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Book Review: So Long, insecurity: teen edition

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By Beth Moore

My Daughter and I absolutely loved this book. It has the best topics that keep mom and daughter feeling hip and up to date without crossing over on each other’s territory, lol!  My daughter read it the first day we got it, and well, consumed the entire book.  I asked my daughter to write her thoughts as she read the book and these are her words:

Day 1: It’s like Beth Moore can read my mind! She knows exactly what I feel like!

I LOVE how she puts all her thought and chapters in a biblical teen magazine.

Her quizzes, advice, and biblical input really bring the book to life!

Her advice on boys is thought changing! By just reading the first three pages it’s like, I GET IT       NOW!!!

It’s been 2 hours… I can’t put this book down!

Day 2: I enjoy reading not only her writing but also the verses that joins writing them and makes the book.

Isaiah 43:1-3 is my favorite verse, thanks to Beth Moore I found it.

I hope she make MORE of these books! They are awesome and I was really drawn to it.

I felt that the topics of discussion were right on target. Chapter Five discusses how to overcome difficult situations and gives a “how-to” list that I could have used at that age for sure! I especially appreciated the subject of effectively using your calling. I believe the pressure to measure up should submit to the prize of following your calling. Equally as important are the topics of jealousy, competition, and BOYS!! Moore covers all of these in the coolest way! I am glad she did! And, I ditto my daughter’s comment up above, “I hope she make MORE of these books!” They will definitely be on my shelf with three daughters!!

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


Book Review: Advice for Seekers

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Wonderfully pleased! What an amazing book! I am a fan of Charles H. Spurgeon for sure. This text, Advice for Seekers, is great for new converts and for seasoned believers as well. I really think this type of teacher is few and far in-between. I especially like Spurgeon because of the fact that he can be so simple yet kick you right in the rear at the same time. This is a short book that you will want to read over and over again as it continually puts you in your place spiritually. Reading the content makes you realize that if you pridefully think that you have your perfect-self in order, you’re not even close. In the same instance, there is a gentle check it puts you through if you are the type that believes you are no good and fall to short to be important to Our Father God as Spurgeon explains God’s unfailing love.Spurgeon at age 23.

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Book review: A Child’s Introduction to Tea

Children's Specialteas : A Child's Introduction to Tea by Patrick, Michele Pollard published by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc. Hardcover

I recently had the opportunity to review the book A Child’s Introduction to Tea by Michele Pollard Patrick. She is a “tea time” and social graces educator and director at Children’s Specialteas, a program she founded, as well as a consultant teaching proper social behavior. Patrick currently resides in Maryland.

I chose this book to review because I enjoy having tea parties with my close friends and have recently introduced tea time to my own daughters. In today’s rugged American culture everyone could use a tutorial in social graces. A Child’s Introduction to Tea proves to be very informative. There were tools on her table I have not even considered including during my tea times. This book goes through the tools and table necessities for a good and proper tea time that she refers to as tea impedimenta. I enjoyed that the book did not over explain in the area of these tools and descriptions of uses but I would have enjoyed a bit more inclusive information on tea time. It would have been nice and educational to have some of the health benefits of certain teas talked over or even some behavioral tips on how to handle oneself at a tea party, ex. no slurping, sit up straight, napkin on the lap etc.  I suppose that too much information  can be overwhelming to include in a book about tea time instructions but considering the 27 pages included mostly one or two sentences each, there was plenty of opportunity to include more thorough information since she probably has so much information to share based on her experience.

My final thought on this book is that even though the book had clear illustrations that were understandable, the visuals left a lot to be desired especially for a tea time book. Tea time is considered pretty, elegant, and formal. Some colorful pages instead of what looks like pencil sketches for the visuals would have been a way to capture the eye and make the book more tempting to open more than once.

Overall I enjoyed the book for the more detailed information I received about what to include on the tea party table.

 

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Book Review: Fully Alive by Ken Davis

I have to admit this is the first book I have ever reviewed for an on-line review blog but it sure was a great way to start. Ken Davis’ book came into my life in a timely manner as I received his encouragement and humorous tales as a refreshing glass of water. There are times in life when you realize that you have known an answer to an issue or problem for a while but at the same time never implemented that solution in a way that would impact your situation. Fully Alive turned into an A-HA moment when I was reminded how easy it is to resolve a dilemma by simply taking my eyes off myself and on to others; taking my eyes off the problem and on to the solution. I found Ken to be inspirational. His countless reminders of how many others struggle with WAY more than what I can conjure up as a petty little complaint made me realize I got it pretty good. Not to mention, with a bit more effort I can surely improve from here. He talks about life, love, spiritual growth, and physical redemption. Anyone who likes pleasant and encouraging reading will love this book as it felt as if he were sitting in my living room having an amusing but inspiring conversation with me; Ken Davis proved to be Fully Alive right through his pages!

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