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Live Loved (Margaret Feinberg)

`Live Loved` is an adult coloring book based on Christian religion. Each page has an area to color along with a scripture verse to meditate on. The back of each good qualty paper is a section called `Pray and Reflect`. There is also a section on `How to use this book`, which is very helpful.
      I find each verse to be relaxing, as well as the coloring. I first heard about adult coloring books in January 2016. Although I believe they made their debut in 2015. When I first heard about adult coloring books I thought they must be rated-X. To my pleasant surprise, I have found many Christian Adult color books and no X-rated books.I am glad Christian publishers are among those publishing these books.
      I tried coloring with permanent markers and found they bled through the page. So now I use watercolor pencils and very pleased with the outcome. I have about 10 such books and find them to be elegantly done and relaxing. I feel like author Margaret Feinberg did a wonderful …


Watch the video below to learn more about Finding God in the Ruinsby Matt Bays!

 If God is love, why do we hurt so much?

When the reality of your pain doesn’t line up with what you’ve been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain. Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity. LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE A COPY. Plus, click here to read a sample chapter!
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Review: Peaceful Neighbor

`Peaceful Neighbor` written by Michael G. Long is a biography about Mr. Fred Rogers who was the long time t.v. host of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I wanted to review this book to learn more about Mr. Rogers because I watched his show faithfully for several years.
      Fred Rogers was a dedicated pacifist (pg. xii). He was also an ordained Presbyterian minister. I learned that the sweaters he wore were made by his mother (pg. xii) Fred died of Stomach cancer in 2003 and is still sought out today via the internet.
      I was surprised at the amount of effort he put into helping children walk through the pain of war and terrorism. Known as a Christian peacemaker he sought out to exemplify Christ Jesus in his persona. Because of his stand on war and peace I wonder what Mr. Rogers would say in this day of ISIS and terrorism. Mr. Rogers believed peace is possible. I disagree with Mr. Rogers belief that there is never a time for war. I do believe we should pray for our enemies but sometimes w…

Review: Finding God in the Ruins

"Finding God in the Ruins" is a memoir of author Matt Bays life. I believe the topic could be summed up as "when life hurts, then what?" I admit I did not find a happy medium in this book and only give it 2*. I really didn't feel like finishing this book and would not recommend it. Matt Bays shares insight, through his own story of pain, doubt and finally hope. I liked how Matt talked about his own struggles, admitting when we are at our lowest hell seems more real than heaven. I wish he would have spoken more on the love and comfort of God. He poses the question, "Where is God when life seems to be all wrong?" Wayward children, neglect and abuse by loved ones, mental illness and the list could go on and on.
      Author Matt Bays says redemption is not an escape but a journey. We need God, and we also need to work on ourselves which may mean going to recovery groups.
      This is a hard book to read with the horrid things that happened to Matt, and …

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Review: Moonlight Over Paris

"Moonlight Over Paris" is a historical fiction piece written by author Jennifer Robson. The heroine is Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr. Lady Parr leaves a sheltered aristocratic life and goes to live with her free-spirited aunt at the end of WWI. Jennifer Robson is very detailed in her writing.
      Helena had no formal education which I found ironic since she comes from royalty. I have not researched royalty and education, so I would not know. However, she is quite an artist, given she has plenty of time for that. While in Paris, Helena enrolls in art school. Her professor, Maitre Czerny, seems to be very strict in his ways.
      I had a hard time following the book because of the French words. I would recommend this book to a French I student. I chose to review this book because I enjoy reading historical fiction. This book proved to be a challenge to my reading each time I came to a French word.

About the Author Jennifer Robson first learned about the Great War from h…

Review: The Red Door Inn

#Pages 352

ISBN9780800724023Dimensions5.5 x 8.5Pub. DateFeb 2016SRP$14.99

"The Red Door Inn" is a contemporary romance novel written by Liz Johnson. The female protagonist, Marie Carrington, and male protagonist, Seth Sloane, must work together to renovate his uncle's B&B. This is the first book in the Prince Edward Island Dreams series. Any use of scripture is from The Holy Bible (NKJV). At 346 pages this light-hearted, funny novel will keep the reader's attention. It would make a great weekend or summertime read.
      Seth's Uncle Jack believes Marie is just a woman down on her luck. Seth thinks there's more to it than that. In fact, he thinks she's sneaky in getting what she wants. Could he earn her trust while trying to figure her out? At church there is only a handful of parishioners and those were of the elderly. The B&B needed a woman's touch and Jack knew it, even if Seth didn't. Seth was sure Marie wanted something from them, altho…

Review: Butterfly (Elvy P Rolle)

`Butterfly` by Elvy P. Rolle is a beautiful story for young children. The author dedicated this book to Our Creator, her children, and her Momma (GeorgiAnna). All ages can appreciate the artwork and young readers will be able to read it over and over without losing interest while enjoying the captivating atmosphere. It would also make a great read-aloud as the pages open up so every listener can see the colorful images.
      As I was reading I also enjoyed the life-like pictures. My favorite is the one with all the children and butterflies together. I also enjoyed seeing how happy the children were as they enjoyed nature. Although this is a quick book to read the reader should also make use of the butterfly activity page at the end of the book, there is also a note to parents. I would recommend this book to all parents with very young children.

Author Bio:

Butterfly is Elvy's first nature exploration and appreciation picture book for children. It's apart of “From the Womb And …

How To: Salvation

If you are ready for a personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus, you can receive Him right now. Here’s how:
* Admit that you are a sinner, and that without Christ, you fall short of the glory of God.
* Be willing to turn your life away from sin.
* Believe that Jesus died for your sins and that He rose again as the Bible says.
* Pray, asking Jesus to come into your life, and to fill you with the Holy Spirit, which will be your comfort and your guide. Ask God to forgive your sin and to cleanse you within.
* Follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit by following goodness and truth according to the Word of God                                      (The Holy Bible).
The Bible is spiritual food. It keeps us growing in Christ and provides comfort to our soul.

Learn to Live a ‘Synced’ Life with Jennifer Kennedy Dean (and a Kindle Fire Giveaway)

Are you living a synced life, connected to the heart of Jesus the same way He lived synced to the Father? Get ready to be challenged in Jennifer Kennedy Dean's new book, Synced. What was the secret to Jesus’ life of power? How do we see His life of power emanating from His life of prayer? How do we see Jesus walking in a flow of power as He found Himself in the right place at the right time with the right resources? See what the Scripture has to show us about living connected to the heart of Jesus, and hear from present-day believers who have experienced the power of living synced.

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One grand prize winner will receive:
A copy of SyncedA Kindle Fire HD 6Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on March 25th. The winner will be announced March 28th on Jennifer's blog.

Review: The Gift of Friendship

ISBN9780800723804Dimensions5.75 x 8.25Pub. DateFeb 2016SRP$16.99