A Very Thankful Prayer written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Natalia Moore

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I’m thankful for the seasons.

And I’m thankful God made fall.

But for His love that fills the earth.

I’m thankful most of all!”

A Very Thankful Prayer is written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Natalia Moore. This is a cute hard cover board book written for young children. With adorable pictures of little animals, the author tells a story in poem of the different things the animals are thankful for. The animals are thankful for their warm clothing and cozy fire. They are thankful for the apples, pumpkins and the food the farmers grow. And they are thankful for their friends to play with and their family to spend time with and share bear hugs.

I just love Bonnie Rickner Jensen’s books. They are so fun to read to the young child. I enjoy how she writes a story that is easy for the child to understand. The pictures are so cute! The pictures have a wide variety of animals in them as well as things in nature to help the little one learn.

With just 24 pages this is the perfect length to hold a young child’s attention. The book is a good size for little ones to hold and the pages are nice and stiff so little ones can help turn pages. This would be a great book for a young child to teach them about fall and Thanksgiving.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers. This is my honest review.

Series: A Time For Prayer

24 pages

ISBN: 9780718098834

Publisher: Tommy Nelson

Bonnie Ricken Jensen is a best selling author who has won awards for her books. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio and her favorite inspirations are her grandchildren, running and sunshine.

Natalia Moore studies illustration at Swansea University in Wales. She has illustrated many children’s books and is a teacher and author.

Some places to buy this book are:

https://www.amazon.com/Thankful-Prayer-Bonnie-Rickner-Jensen/dp/0718098838

https://www.christianbook.com/a-very-thankful-prayer/bonnie-jensen/9780718098834/pd/09883X?product_redirect=1&Ntt=9780718098834&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCG

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-thankful-prayer-bonnie-rickner-jensen/1125150179?ean=9780718098834

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Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts For Kids by Troy Schmidt

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Bible Trivia, Jokes and Fun Facts for Kids is a great book written by Troy Schmidt. I especially enjoyed the fun facts in this book. Using Isaiah 53:2-3, the author tells us “The passage says Jesus did not attract people by His looks. He was a regular-looking guy – not a hunky model or a tall, dark, and handsome carpenter. Isaiah also prophesied that Jesus would live a hard life (and it showed) but that He has an extraordinary love inside Him that drew many to Him.”

Schmidt uses jokes, fill in the blanks, word scrabble and words in words as some ways to help teach children the Bible in fun ways. This book, however, will be enjoyed by all ages. The jokes and facts within this book would be great openers at Bible Studies, youth groups and even Pastor’s sermons. The author also gives questions that can be used to build a conversation around Bible people and happening. Grade school children will spend hours looking through this book to find jokes to stump the people in their lives. The back of the book also has blank pages for write notes and additional jokes. The answers to the Bible trivia questions are provided up side down at the bottom of the pages so the reader can see their answers quickly and easily without searching for answers. This a great book that will help teach and provide lots of fun for all ages.

I received this book from Bethany House Publishing. This is my honest review.

192 Pages

ISBN: 9780764218460

Publisher: Bethany House Publishing

To learn more about Troy Schmidt and see other books he has written vsit is web page at http://www.troyeschmidt.com/index.html

Some places to buy this book are:

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/bible-trivia-jokes-and-fun-facts-for-kids/381100

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/schmidt-troy/bible-trivia-jokes-and-fun-facts-for-kids/6879796.html

https://www.christianbook.com/bible-trivia-jokes-facts-for-kids/troy-schmidt/9780764218460/pd/218460?event=

https://www.amazon.com/Bible-Trivia-Jokes-Facts-Kids/dp/0764218468

The Shepherd and the Sheep

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The Shepherd and the Sheep is a lift-the-flap book for little children. The shepherd had 100 sheep and one day he found one sheep was missing. He went out to find it. He searched everywhere. He even searched a house and a boat.

Using bright colors, adorable pictures and a flap to search for the lost sheep the book teaches little children how much the shepard loves and care for his sheep. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and he cares for us, his sheep.

This is a wonderful children’s book that will encourage children to interact with the story as they learn how much God loves them. The story is short and easy to read for the young reader and the perfect size for reading to an active toddler. The book is a shiny, hard covered book that will hold up to little one’s sticky finger and the pages are durable weight folding pages. The pictures are so adorable, I just want to take dog and cuddle with him. Each page also included a rabbit and a little mouse that children will enjoy looking for. The little child will have many enjoyable hours looking behind the flap checking to see what is behind it. The book has parts of 3 different bible stories within the main story. Priced at just $4.99, this is the perfect book to give as a gift to a young child. This would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift with the hearts on the cover and the theme of love.

8 pages

ISBN: 978149640465

Publisher: Tyndale Kids

Some places you can buy this book are:

https://www.amazon.com/Shepherd-Sheep-Copenhagen-Publishing-Company/dp/1496404653

https://www.christianbook.com/the-shepherd-and-the-sheep/9781496404657/pd/404651

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/tyndale-kids/shepherd-and-the-sheep/6201688.html

Made for a Purpose by Kristie Wilde

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This delightful book appeals to the “why?” in every child, inspiring them to discover God’s wisdom displayed in the world around, as well as within them.”

Made for a Purpose is book one in the Joyful Creation Series written by Kristie Wilde. With just 18 pages to the story, Kristie helps children understand why beaver have such long teeth, how ducks can swim, how woodpeckers are able to dig into trees, why frogs have eyes on their head, why turtle’s shells are so hard, how fish can swim under water, and how chipmunks can carry so much in their mouths. The author tells us that God made us to enjoy Him and the nature He made for us.

This is a cute paper back story for the young reader as well as the younger child who enjoys being read too. The child will learn from the beautiful pictures and the information in the story. I like how the author wrote such an informative little story that children will enjoy learning about animals and how they live. This is a book that will catch a little one’s interest, not just the story but through the pictures with picking out the animals and nature within them. The shiny book cover will be easy to clean sticky finger prints from. The pages are fairly thick to help with bending from the young child. I think any family with young children will benefit from having this book in their home.

I receive a copy of this book from BookCrash and I have written an honest review.

Series: Joyful Creation (Book 1)

ISBN-13: 978-0997482805

Publisher: Wilde Art

Some places this book may be purchased are:

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/kristie-wilde/made-for-a-purpose/6925951.html

https://www.amazon.com/Purpose-Joyful-Creation-Kristie-Wilde/dp/099748280X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484002808&sr=1-1&keywords=9780997482805

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-a-purpose-kristie-wilde/1124121985?ean=9780997482805

Jesus Shows Me by Callie Grant

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Jesus Shows Me, written by Callie Grant, is part of the Knowing My God series. This book focuses on John 15:9-14. With 18 beautiful pages, the child will the Bible verses as well as about different animals and how them protect and teach their young. The pages included real life photos of penguins, kangaroo,ducks,dolphins, wolves, zebra, and elephant. This book is meant for all ages of children. It will allow the baby to hear your voice, for the toddler, is helps teach them by talking about the pictures, and for the older child, they will learn the Bible verse as well as the information about the different type of animals. The book also supplies discussion questions at the end to help talk with the older child about friendship and love.

This is my favorite book in this series! I love that the author has used this particular Bible verse to teach about Gods love for us and our love for others. I also like how the author has used animals and how they care for their family. She provides information that I did not know, so this book will also be fun for adults to read to their children.

This is a very durable board book, with shiny, easy to clean pages. It is a good size for children to hold and carry as well. I enjoyed looking at the real life photos of the parent animal and their young as well.

I received a copy of this book from the author and Book Club Network. This is my honest review.

Series: Knowing My God

Board book: 18 pages

ISBN: 9780985409036

Publisher: Graham Blanchard Inc.

This book may be purchased at:

https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Shows-Me-Knowing-God/dp/0985409037/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481819587&sr=8-1&keywords=9780985409036

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jesus-shows-me-callie-grant/1122928020?ean=9780985409036

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Read & Play Baby Bible

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Who’s here? Mommy? Daddy? And Baby too? And who else watches over us and loves us every moment? Jesus, that’s who, and He is always with us?”

Do you have a little one who loves to be read too and played with? Then this book is for you! This soft cushioned, hard cover, board book has 22 different stories from the Bible, 12 from the Old Testament and 10 from the New Testament. Each story is just a few short sentences long and have play time recommendations for each story. The pages are so bright and colorful, they will keep a young child’s attention. Children will enjoy looking at the pictures of all the animals God created, that went on the boat with Noah, the shepherd’s sheep, the fish in the water, as well as kitties and puppies. Children will also get an idea of how to pray.

This is a very adorable book to share with your little one. I cannot wait to share it with my grandchild. I especially like the recommendations for interacting with the young child. I also think the pictures of all the animals will help teach a young child the names of different animals. I like how Gustavo Mazali illustrated the pictures using young children and baby animals. Many of the stories my children enjoyed are included in this book, Daniel in the Lions Den and Zacchaeus, However, there are some of the stories that a little one will not fully understand. The book appears very durable and easy to clean little finger prints off.

I received a copy of this book from Zonderkids and BookLook Bloggers and this is my honest review.

45 pages

ISBN: 9780310757801

Publisher: ZonderKids

God’s Little Lambs ~Bible Stories~ by Julie Steigemeyer

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God’s Little Lambs ~Bible Stories~ is a cute cushioned hard cover book for young children. Julie Stiegemeyer has taken stories from the Bible and rewritten them in easy to understand short stories for children. There are 17 stories from the Old Testament and 18 stores from the New Testament. Each of the stories are just a few pages long and include colorful pictures, drawn by Qin Leng,that correspond with the story. At the end of each story is a small block with a little lamb and a short verse that go along with the story.

This little Bible story book starts out with explaining who God is and that God made all things. Some of the stories in this book are children’s favorites. The stories include those of Adam and Eve, Danial in the lions den, the flood, Jonah and the whale, Joshua, Joseph and Moses of the Old Testament. Stores from the New Testament include, the birth and childhood of Jesus as well as his ministry, death and resurrection.

This is a really cute book. The front of the book has a page to fill in if given as a gift. This is a wonderful book to read to little ones to help teach them the Bible stories. The author has summaries the stories so little children will understand them.

I really like this book. This book is the perfect size for little ones to hold and carry. Each of the stories is a good length to read to a toddler as well as for a young reader. I really enjoyed the short verses at the end of each story. This is a great way to help talk with the little ones about the story. Also letting the children find the little lamb is a nice way to interact with them as well. The colorful pages are also shinny so will not get dirty from children touching them. The cover is also easily cleaned and durable.

I received this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers and have written an honest review.

Pages: 157

ISBN: 9780310723646

Publisher: Zonderkidz

My Story Bible by Jan Godfrey and Paola Bertolini Grudina

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The Story Bible is written by Jan Godfrey and Paola Bertolini Grudina. The authors have taken 66 stories from the Bible and rewritten them in easy to understand language for young children. Each story is 2 pages long and has very colorful child like pictures to correspond with the story. The book starts with the creation of the world and follows throught the Bible, including stories on Noah, Moses, the birth, ministry and resurrection of Jesus.

I really like this book. It is a hardcover book with shiny pages that will hold up to many readings. The stories are perfect for night time devotional readings with little children to teach them the Bible and for the early reader as well. This book is great for gift giving, as it included a place to write the child’s name in the front along with when it was given and by whom. I especially like that the book includes stories little boys enjoy like Daniel and the lions as well as stories little girls will enjoy, such as Ruth and Naomi.

144 pages

Age Range: 3 – 6 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 1

ISBN-10: 1414326718

ISBN-13: 978-1414326719

Publisher: Tyndale Kids

Starter Bible, published by Tommy Nelson

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Starter Bible is a really cute cushioned hard cover board book with 18 Bible stories summarized for a young child. Some of the traditional stories within this book are God Makes the World, Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions and Jonah and the Whale from the Old Testament. Some of the New Testament stories include, the birth of Jesus, Bread and Fish, Jesus Calms the Sea, Jesus and the Children, The Little Man in the Tree, and the stories of Jesus death and resurrection.

This is a really cute book for an older toddler. It comes with a handle for easy carrying. This is a book to be read to children as the words are small and could be a little hard for the young reader. The book does have a Choking Hazard disclaimer on the back saying is is not for children under 3. I was discouraged with this as I think younger children would love having a book like this for a bedtime story book. The pictures are so clear and colorful. This is a great little book to have to read to children to teach them bible stories. Being a board book, it is very durable and will stand up to being carried with the child a lot. The book will also be very easy to keep clean. I am happy the book contains the stories of Daniel, Jonah, and Zacchaeus as these were some of my children’s favorites.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook Blogger for an honest review.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

40 pages

ISBN-10: 0718090055

ISBN-13: 978-0718090050

Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Boardbook edition

Woman thou art Healed & Whole A 90 Day Devotional Journey

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Woman thou art Healed & Whole is a 90 day devotional written especially for women who have experienced trauma, abuse, bad relationships and betrayal. They may struggle with having made poor decisions, feeling guilt or shame. When a woman goes through these experiences she may not be able to life a fulfilling life.

The book covers these life experiences and many more. T. D. Jakes writes this devotional starting each day with a bible verse relating to many negative life experiences for women. He follows up the bible verses with a more in depth description and end each day with “Your Healing Journey. This part provides the reader with additional bible verses to read and additional information.

Some of the things I like the most about the book are that the author reminds us that women should not look to men to determine their worth. Women need stability and they are meant to be coveted, nurtured and protected.

One of the helpful things the author mentions in the book is to write down 30 things you would like to do with your life and cross them out as you do them

This is a good book not just for women who have gone through bad experiences. All women will gain from reading this book. The books is 269 pages, broken up into 90 sessions to be covered one session per day. The book is small in dimension so would be easy to lip in a purse or overnight case to take with you.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.

269 Pages

ISBN 13: 9780768409796

Publisher: Destiny Image