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Dinosaur Devotions

Dinosaur Devotions is a fun way to help your dinosaur-loving kids connect with God. These 75 devotions include bright, colorful illustrations and uncover facts about specific dinosaur species while providing spiritual insight and easy-to-understand takeaways that will encourage your children to take their faith to the next level! Your kids will also love segments like Dino Stats (a dinosaur’s measurements), Bible Excavation (a main Bible verse), Digging Deeper (self-reflection questions), Did You Know? (fun facts), and Jurassic Journaling (creative writing opportunities) that make this devotional interactive and even more memorable.

 

And here’s a review, reprinted by permission:

Any kid, boy or girl, who loves dinosaurs will find this devotional hard to resist. And while learning about 75 different dinosaurs, they’ll also explore 75 different biblical concepts about living as a child of God.

Each devotion includes pronunciation of the dinosaur’s name (try Micropachycephalosaurus without a guide!), Dino Stats (about the creature’s family, size, weight, and diet), and a fun Did You Know fact.

Focused on the biblical concept are Bible Excavation (a Bible verse), Digging Deeper (a question or two for expanding the devotion’s Bible concept), and Jurassic Journaling (kid-sized writing prompts).

Nicely conversational in tone, each devotion transitions easily from dinosaur facts to what the Bible has to say about kid issues like jealousy, temptation, and speaking kindly, plus biblical teaching about ideas like the true source of knowledge, God’s constant presence, and learning to pray.

The book avoids controversy; there’s no mention of how long ago dinosaurs lived or how they became extinct.

The very last devotion includes an invitation to make Jesus Lord by praying a suggested prayer. If your faith tradition includes something more or different, you’ll want to amplify this one.

Highly recommended. For ages 9-12 to read on their own but will interest younger children too. Families also could use this and the suggested questions and activities for a family devotional time.

~ Diane Stortz

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Michelle Medlock Adams, Author

Michelle Medlock Adams, Author

Michelle Medlock Adams is a NY Times Best-selling ghostwriter and an award-winning journalist of more than 1,700 articles and 100 books. With more than 4 million copies sold, Michelle has earned over 70 industry awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, to name a few.

Michelle is celebrating the recent release of her children’s books, Cuddle-up Prayers and I Love You Bigger Than the Sky, and she’s eagerly anticipating the release of Writing & Selling Children’s Books in the Christian Market: From Board Books to YA, a book she coauthored with her agent Cyle Young. Michelle is also a much sought after writing instructor, having taught at more than 100 writers conferences. And, she has served as an adjunct professor, teaching “Writing for Children” at Taylor University three different years.

When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys bass fishing with her husband Jeff and watching Doris Day movies. To learn more, check out her website at: www.michellemedlockadams.com online.

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Unleash Your God-Given Healing by Ginny Dent Brant

Unleash Your God-Given Healing

Unleash Your God-Given Healing by Ginny Dent Brant is an inspirational, Christian living book written with commentary from a well-respected oncologist, Dr. Robert Elliott. It explores nutrition, lifestyle, integrative and conventional medicine, and biblical wisdom in a practical way to assist people in preventing and beating cancer while surviving the journey.

 

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Here’s a review of Unleash Your God-Given Healing, reprinted by permission:

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, the worry and fear can be exhausting. I’ve been looking for a balanced strategy for dealing with my cancer. In this book, each chapter addresses matters I have researched, taken under consideration, and prayed about. With so much information available on “Doctor Google,” it is hard to decipher what is valid and what is charlatan. But Ginny backs up each chapter with valid research, practical suggestions, and commentary from a well-respected oncologist. This book is well written and organized. I appreciate that she offers suggestions to those who are on a budget.

I appreciate the author’s approach. First and foremost, her perspective is Christian. She looks realistically at the physical and spiritual needs of regular people—those with typical access to local, NCI (National Cancer Institute), and CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) medical treatment—and provides hope. She supplies information based on research by credentialed experts of many persuasions. From her eight steps to preventing and surviving cancer, I’ve learned a number of new things, and some questions I’ve had from my research were answered. Ginny quotes cancer-research authorities, giving me confidence in the validity of her information.

This author is smart, well connected within the medical community both conventional and holistic, and she offers an integrated approach that is exactly what I am looking for. I have read countless cancer studies over the last year, yet I am confused about many aspects of this disease and its treatment. Ginny’s book helps lift my haze of confusion and provides a solid game plan for battling cancer and then doing what can be done to keep it from recurring. She shows you how to unleash your own healing with lifestyle changes while your doctor is treating your cancer. These steps are doable, practical and well researched. This is a book I would buy it, and I would purchase copies for friends and relatives who have cancer. This is a message that needs to be heard.

~ Jann Barclift, Cancer Survivor

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Ginny Dent Brant, Author

Ginny Dent Brant

Ginny Dent Brant is a speaker and writer who grew up in the halls of power in Washington, DC. She has battled cancer, ministered around the world, and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor. Brant’s award-winning book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, was endorsed by Chuck Colson and featured in many TV and media interviews. Her recent release, Unleash Your God-Given Healing is a Golden Scrolls Award Winner. More information and her cancer prevention blog can be found at www.ginnybrant.com.

 

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His Gift by Joan C. Benson

His Gift by Joan C. Benson

His Gift: This historical novel is suitable for all ages, but the main character is in her late teens. This book is written to appeal to the YA audience, the NA audience, and every adult who has ever cared to dream.

Brace yourself for a thrilling race with twists and turns as a young woman is determined to see her dream come true. On the cusp of the stock market crash of 1929, seventeen-year-old Molly has aspirations for a career in music after high school. With the passion of an athlete preparing for the Olympics, she trains relentlessly to become the best she can be.

As her world collapses in unimaginable ways, she is left to find peace and purpose in the midst of her crisis. The message of His Gift is universal to anyone who has ever dared to dream in spite of uncontrollable circumstances. With Molly, the reader will discover the hope and peace found in a life yielded to the Giver of all gifts.

 

Here’s a review from Joy Haralick, reprinted by permission:

This is a story of a young girl with enormous talent, potential and a once in a lifetime chance to fulfill her dreams. Then the Great Depression came crashing down, changing the course of her life. How does she reconcile her faith that God is good with the despair she is facing? The author makes the story and her characters come to life and makes the book hard to put down. The book personalizes an important period in American history. It also deals with coming of age, at a time when dreams are changed, crushed or deferred, and with a maturing of faith and an increase in understanding the goodness of God’s will. Our gifts and talents are given to us for the glory of God and the building up of the church universal and not for our individual glory. So our true success is not always the same as our fame or wealth. This can be a hard lesson for anyone, but especially so for adolescents, trying to figure out the complexities of their lives and their relations to the world around them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and stayed up late to finish reading it in an evening. I think it would be a particularly good book for young adults, for Christian home school reading and home school co-op libraries and for church libraries. The book, based on the life of the author’s mother, is a lovely memorial to her and the values for which she stood.

~ Joy Haralick, PhD

 

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Joan C. Benson, Author

Joan C. Benson, Author

Joan Benson is a freelance writer, a former (K-8) classroom teacher and reading specialist, and a wife a mother of four adult children. She enjoys traveling to spend time with her eight cherished grandchildren who live in various parts of the nation. Joan has produced devotional materials for CBN.com, written numerous magazine articles (most recently for LifeWay’s ParentLife and Regent University’s The Christian Leader). She developed children’s Sunday School curriculum for over twelve years for LifeWay. In addition, Joan continues to write for an array of educational publishers (K-12), developing both teacher and student facing materials, including fiction, nonfiction, and assessments. Joan’s debut historical novel, His Gift, was released in July 2020. Joan and her husband, Jan, live in Chesapeake, VA, with their two Bichon Frisé pets.

 

 

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Miss Tavistock's Mistake, by Linore Rose Burkard

Miss Tavistock’s Mistake

Looking for a sweet and clean Regency romance?

Wit and humor abound in Miss Tavistock’s Mistake as a young woman in Regency England engages in a subterfuge while trying to assess the character of the man she’s betrothed to by arrangement.  As she falls in love, her troubles increase until she sees no way out of the lie.

How could such an honorable man ever forgive her deceit?

 

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And here’s a great review reprinted by permission from The BookLife Prize:

Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10

Originality: 9 out of 10

Prose: 9 out of 10

Character/Execution: 8 out of 10

Overall: 8.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: In this light, witty regency romance, Burkard engages readers with emotional highs and lows, an uproarious case of mistaken identity, and enough uncertainty to keep readers guessing.

Prose: Prose is lyrical, polished, and fitting for the genre. The author effectively captures the historical setting, while providing abundant humor and endearing characterization throughout.

Originality: Burkard provides a stellar concept that pivots on an arranged marriage, an amusing misunderstanding, and a bad match that might not be so bad after all.

Character/Execution: Readers will care for and gleefully follow the titular heroine as her hilarious subterfuge gets her in deepening trouble all the while she finds herself unexpectedly falling in love.

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Linore Rose Burkard, Author

Linore Rose Burkard, Author

Linore Rose Burkard is a serious watcher of period films, a Janeite, and hopeless romantic. An award-winning author best known for Inspirational Regency Romance, she also writes contemporary romance and suspense.  has a magna cum laude English Lit. degree from CUNY which she earned while taking herself far too seriously. She now resides in Ohio with her husband and family, where she turns her youthful angst into character or humor-driven plots.

 

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An Impossible Price by Davalynn Spencer

An Impossible Price by Davalynn Spencer

Book 3 in the Christian historical western romance series, Front Range Brides, is here! We posted book reviews of the first two books a few weeks ago.

Here’s a summary of the 3rd book, An Impossible Price:

He has to choose – keep his secrets or the woman he loves. He can’t have both.

With no husband of her own, midwife Sophie Price lives to keep others calm in their hour of need. But when a handsome horse handler steps off the train with a fiery stallion, he brings anything but calm as he looks her dead in the eye and clear through to her soul.

Clay Ferguson
 returns to the place he once called home, hunting a fresh start and the one woman who could draw him back. If he can hide his battered heart and the brutality of his past, maybe she’ll take another look and give him a second chance.

Both bear scars from their fathers. Both fight for life. Together, they may learn that love is worth its impossible price.

And here’s a review, reprinted by permission:

An Impossible Price is a work of fiction in the historical, Christian and romantic sub-genres, and was penned by author Davalynn Spencer. The third story from the Front Range Brides romantic series, in this adventure we meet protagonist Sophie Price, an unmarried woman who has devoted herself to helping others in her vocation as a midwife. But when horse handler Clay Ferguson arrives back in town and catches Sophie’s eyes, past and present collide with the potential promise of a future. So begins a tumultuous plot as the pair sees whether they can face the demons of their pasts in order to come together and fight for love despite its price.

Author Davalynn Spencer delivers a lot of emotion and drama in this highly accessible and enjoyable frontier romance read. The lead characters are both exceedingly well developed, with full histories and interesting backstories which we can engage with right from meeting them, only to find that the mystery deepens and twists more as the story goes on. I particularly enjoyed the tender unfolding of Clay’s past and all that he was trying to hide, which was a strong journey of truth and healing amid the interpersonal drama and romantic elements of the tale. The historical setting in a tough time of tough men lends itself well to the romance, creating juxtapositions for tender moments amid some very difficult and grim circumstances. Overall, I would highly recommend An Impossible Price for historical romance fans who want great writing, strong emotional arcs, and powerful messages of hope.

~ Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

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Davalynn Spencer, Author

Davalynn Spencer, Author

Bestselling author and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction, Davalynn Spencer can’t stop #lovingthecowboy.
When she’s not writing Western romance, she teaches writing workshops and wrangles Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley.

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