Book Review: How to Dress a Dinosaur

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How to Dress a Dinosaur by Robin Currie is an engaging board book. Every parent knows the struggle of getting a child dressed and out the door. But with a cast of hilariously coiffed dinosaurs to teach toddlers how to stomp their feet into pant legs and reach their claws into shirts, getting dressed becomes a game. Your little dino lover will beg to join in the fun and get dressed like a dinosaur! Winner of the Purple Dragon and Firebird Awards. *  *  * Book review: “Such a fun book to read with any little one, and fans of dinosaurs…

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Book Review: Always Before Me

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  Are you a busy woman seeking intimacy with God? Do you long for His peace in a hectic schedule, or do you feel you’re not important enough to warrant His attention?  Always Before Me by Davalynn Spencer provides ninety daily story-devotions with examples of how God uses our ordinary surroundings and circumstances to carry His extraordinary voice straight to our hearts.  At the end of these brief, day-warming inspirations, you will find a final how-to chapter with step-by-step encouragement for discovering the miracle of God’s voice in your own life.  A brief moment of insight is sometimes all it takes…

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Book Review: Ghosts of Trumball Mansion

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  Ghosts of Trumball Mansion by Linda Wood Rondeau is a paranormal story about a romance writer and her estranged publisher husband as they spend a summer together in their sprawling Connecticut estate. As reconciliation seems possible, the demonic forces in the home threaten to keep them apart.          *  *  * Book review: “Not since Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness, have I enjoyed a spiritual warfare novel. Linda Wood Rondeau’s Ghosts of Trumball Mansion brings a believable and cautionary tale of what we allow into our hearts and minds, and the repercussions when left to simmer…

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Book Review: Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World: 12 Keys to Preserving the Faith

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    Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World by Stan and Cheryl Schuermann is a Christian nonfiction resource for parents. From “Discover Boldness” to “Be the One Your Children Want to Imitate,” parents will be strengthened to persevere with confidence. They will discover the essentials for building a culture of faith in the home and preparing their children to walk with Christ in an increasingly conflicted world.         *  *  * Book review from Dr. Kevin Bradford: “Stan and Cheryl Schuermann have woven a warm and inviting tapestry of biblical principles, observations and counsel from a variety of…

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Book Review: I Love You to the Stars

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I Love You to the Stars by Crystal Bowman: As we age, we joke about being forgetful or having a senior moment. But when memory loss is the result of dementia or Alzheimer’s, it isn’t funny anymore. With the Baby Boomer population aging, dementia is on the rise. It is estimated that 1 in 10 adults over the age of 65 has some form of dementia. This debilitating disease affects not only the person, but the extended family as well. How do parents explain to their children that Grandma or Grandpa no longer knows their name? Children are sad and…

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Book Review: Wilderness Wife

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Set in frontier Canada in 1810, Wilderness Wife is a historical novel based on the early life of Marguerite Wadin MacKay. She believes her 17-year marriage to explorer Alex MacKay is strong—until sudden fame destroys it. When he returns from earning fame from a cross-Canada expedition, he announces their frontier marriage is void in Montréal where he will now go to make his fortune and choose a society wife—not one with native blood. Taking only their son, MacKay sends Marguerite and their three daughters to a trading post where she’d lived as a child. Deeply shamed, she arrives in time…

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Book Review: Reflections on the Names of God: 180 Devotions to Know God More Fully

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Reflections on the Names of God: 180 Devotions to Know God More Fully Every name God calls Himself and every name His people have called Him holds clues to who He is, how He relates to His children, and the promises He has made—and kept. This devotional offers you a wonderful opportunity to spend time each day getting to know God more intimately by exploring His names and attributes. Perfect for both new Christians and longtime believers, these life-changing devotions will help you discover something new about who God is, who you are, and how you relate to others.  …

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Book Review: Love Reunited

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Love Reunited is a contemporary Christian romance released on April 29 and is book 3 in A Divine Love Series.  Elizabeth Carlson turns heads wherever she goes but has never moved on from Tyler Williams, with whom she shared a whirlwind relationship her senior year of high school. After only a month together, Elizabeth ran away from her past and her broken family. Ten years later, Tyler comes crashing back into her life, eager for a second chance. But she can’t forgive him for the order he issued all those years ago. Slowly, a high school romance turns into so…

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Book Review: Keeping Hope Alive: Devotions for Strength in the Storm

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A timely book for our circumstances! Storms of life will strike. It’s not a matter of “if” but “when” and how fierce the winds will blow. We need strength—God’s strength—to survive those storms. With personal stories and insightful perspectives, Grace Fox brings you ninety daily devotions of hope. Each day’s devotion includes a key Bible verse, a time to pause and read, and then an action step or a question to ponder. There’s also a short prayer for the moment and an encouraging quote from others who have walked through times of crisis. Check out this review: No writer brings…

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Book Review: Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos

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Life can change in a nanosecond. Crisis strikes, and we wonder whether we’ll survive the next hour, never mind the day. Our soul years for the storm to subside, for calm amid the chaos. With personal stories and insightful perspectives, Grace Fox brings you ninety daily devotions of hope. Each day’s devotion includes a key Bible verse, a time to pause and read, and then an action step or a question to ponder. There’s also a short prayer for the moment and an encouraging quote from others who have walked through times of crisis. * * * Check out this…

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