The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The B Bears BibleBook Description

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Toddlers is perfect for young children. Now toddlers have a padded board book edition designed just for them, with simple text, bright art, and a padded cover. This cute and durable edition provides an overview of the Bible with eight stories from the Old and New Testaments that follow the Bear family as they explore Scripture. The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Toddlers is fun and enlightening for kids and a great resource for parents and educators.

My Thoughts

This is a cute little Bible Story book for any little one. If you have small children, you would be wise to invest in this book for them. The colors are nice and bright, and the cover is just plain cute! It has Papa, Brother, Sister and Honey reading, which is one of our favorite things to do here. The book is made just for smaller kids with thick sturdy pages that a child cannot tear, so you don’t have to worry about them playing with this book. And you will enjoy reading these Bible stories and teaching your child about Jesus.

This book was provided by BookLook Bloggers. The opinions here are mine.

Lazarus Awakening DVD Study Pack: Finding Your Place in the Heart of God…by Joanna Weaver

Lazarus Awakening DVD Study Pack:

Finding Your Place in the Heart of God…

by Joanna Weaver

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About this study!

Journey to the Tomb of Lazarus…and Hear Jesus Call Your Name

Mary worshiped. Martha served. But what did Lazarus do to experience Jesus’s lavish love?

Filmed in the Holy Land, this DVD companion to Joanna Weaver’s book Lazarus Awakening explores the incredible truth that Jesus loves us apart from our works or our worthiness. He wants to call us out of our tombs and into friendship with Him.

Designed for use with the book and companion study guide, this three-disc DVD Bible study is formatted for both individual and group use, with content suitable for both men and women.
·         In-depth Bible study: Features eight 15- to 17-minute video sessions.
·         Bonus “Israel Moment” videos explore the life of Christ and the Holy Land.
·         Designed for use with the study guide and book.
·         Leader’s guide, promotional material, and retreat format included.

My Thoughts…..

This is an amazing, detailed study based on the life of Lazarus. I have always been interested in Lazarus, and loved the story of this man in the Bible. Ms. Weaver takes us on a journey with Lazarus through the Holy Land, with short video sessions of the Bible study that goes along with the study guide and the book. I watched the DVD and read the book for this review, but I plan to go back through this study, at a slower pace. I love the DVD and that it was filmed in the Holy Land, the extra Bonus of the Israel Moments, and the detailed study. Joanna Weaver sure knows how to write an amazing Bible Study and I very highly recommend that you pick up your copy soon! This study is awesome for a small study group or a Sunday School class. Check it out!

I received this book from Bogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Among the Fair Magnolias by By Tamera Alexander, Dorothy Love, Shelley Gray, and Elizabeth Musser

Among the Fair Magnolias  

Four Southern Love Stories

by By Tamera Alexander, Dorothy Love,

Shelley Gray, and Elizabeth Musser

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Book Description

Four Southern women are at a turning point in history . . . and in their own hearts.

To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander

The Civil War cost Savannah Darby everything-her family and her home. When Aidan Bedford, an attorney from Boston, buys the Darby estate, he hires Savannah to redecorate. Can she find a mysterious treasure before her job is finished?

An Outlaw’s Heart by Shelley Gray

When Russell Stark returns to Fort Worth, he’s determined to begin a new life. But when he arrives at his mother’s homestead, he discovers that she is very ill and the woman he loved is still as beautiful and sweet as he remembered. With time running out, Russell must come to terms with both his future and his past.

A Heart So True by Dorothy Love

Abigail knows all too well what is expected of her: to marry her distant cousin Charles and take her place in society. But her heart belongs to another. A terrible incident forces Abby to choose between love and duty.

Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser

Emily has a secret: She’s in love with one of the freedmen on her family’s plantation. Meanwhile, another man declares his love for her. Emily realizes some things are not as they seem and secrets must be kept in order to keep those she loves safe.

About the Authors

Tamera Alexander is the best-selling author of numerous books including A Lasting Impression and The Inheritance. Her richly-drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide. Tamera is a two-time Christy Award winner, two-time RITA winner, and a recipient of the prestigious Library Journal Award. Tamera and her husband recently returned to her Southern roots and now make their home in Nashville. Visit her website at Facebook: tamera.alexander Twitter: @tameraalexander

A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels. Facebook: dorothylovebooks Twitter: @WriterDorothy

Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), The Protector, recently made the New York Times best seller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Colorado and taught school for ten years. She and her husband have two children and live in Southern Ohio. Visit her website at Facebook: ShelleyShepardGray Twitter: @ShelleySGray.


This book is made up of four Southern Romances by four amazingly great authors. The stories are:, To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander; An Outlaw’s Heart by Shelley Gray; A Heart So True by Dorothy Love; Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser. In all four of these stores, these interesting ladies have to make decisions that will be life changing. And with each of these authors, they make their story, characters and plots interesting enough that readers will be back for more. These stories are short, but they are really good. Perfect for the times you don’t have enough time to read a full blown book. Southern with a little bit of romance, now that makes for an entertaining and exciting read. Don’t wait to pick up your copy!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver

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Finding Your Place in the Heart of God

Getting God’s Love from Our Heads to Our Hearts

We all know Jesus loved Mary – look how she worshiped. And we can understand why He loved Martha – after all, look how she served. But what about those of us who don’t know where we fit in the heart of God?

For many of us, moving the truth of God’s love from our heads to our hearts is a lifelong process. As we consider our inadequacies or grieve our shattered dreams, we find it difficult to believe that God cares for us personally.

In this life-giving book, Joanna Weaver shows you how to embrace the truth that Jesus loves you apart from anything you accomplish, apart from anything you bring. Just as He called Lazarus forth to new life, Jesus wants to free you to live fully in the light of His love, unbound from the graveclothes of fear, regret, and self-condemnation.

Combining unforgettable real-life illustrations with unexpected biblical insights, Lazarus Awakening invites you to experience a spiritual resurrection that will forever change your understanding of what it means to be the one Jesus loves.

My Review

There is so much in this book, its going to be difficult to put it all here, so I will just highlight a few of the things I have learned here. As with her other Bible studies, Joanna Weaver goes above and beyond, writing a Bible Study book that will change your way of thinking, changing your way of living, and well, just change your life altogether.  This study on Lazarus takes us back to the story in the Bible of Lazarus, we have all heard it before, and I have to say, it is one of my favorite Bible stories. But now I see this story in an entirely different light. Applying the principles of this story to my everyday life showed me things in my life that are dormant, totally away from the way God wants me to live. A couple of sentences in the bonus chapter of this book sums it up pretty good for me. It says, “Though our spirits have been fully resurrected by Christ, and we’ve been born again, remnants of our flesh still linger. Loose ends of our lower nature dangle around our lives, threatening to trip us up in our walk with God.” As I thought our that loose flesh dangling around, it made me sick, just at the thoughts of it. Yet this is what I have been letting happen. I want to do more studying in this series, with the DVD that goes with it, to further learn what God wants me to do. And this is an amazing Bible study to do that! Thanks to the amazing Ms. Weaver, we can get help in our walk as a Christian.

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. And to give my honest opinion of the book.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

Joanna Weaver

Joanna Weaver

Joanna Weaver is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning gift book With This Ring. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, Guideposts, and HomeLife. Joanna and her pastor-husband, John, have three children and live in Montana. Visit her website at

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Twenty Dinners by Ithai Schori and Chris Taylor with Rachel Holtzman

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with Rachel Holtzman

Two years ago, Grizzly Bear‘s Chris Taylor announced he was going to hole up in the woods near Germantown, New York to write a cookbook for Random House. In the September/October 2012 issue of SPIN, he explained:

It doesn’t have a title yet, but at the moment it’s 20 dinners, fully coursed, all seasonally relevant. I think a lot of people open a cookbook and they’re like, “Where do I start?” And this is just like: “Make this dinner.” It’s making cooking approachable for people in a different way. I love throwing dinner parties. I used to have a fire pit until I got the cops called on me.

Now, the cookbook is finished: it’s called Twenty Dinners, and it was co-authored by Ithai Schori. Check out the cover above.

For me, a cookbook needs an eye catching cover to capture the attention of cookbook lovers! And this one passed the course for me. The interesting cover will draw attention, and have people snatching it up to see what is in it. Even though a lot of these recipes are ones I would never use, I think there will be many, many people who fall in love with this really nice hardcover book. It is interesting that the recipes are for a complete meals, even down to the drinks. And for many people, this will save loads of time, because there is no planning. Just look at the dinner you want, and go for it!. The layout is really nice, and the pictures throughout the book are amazing. If you love cookbooks, this is sure one you do not want to pass up!

I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

The Pharaoh’s Daughter: A Treasures of the Nile Novel by Mesu Andrews

The Pharaoh’s Daughter: A Treasures of the Nile Novel by Mesu Andrews

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“Fear is the most fertile ground for faith.”

 “You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile. Do you like it?” Without waiting for a reply, she pulls me into her squishy, round tummy for a hug.
I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.
When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back.
Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.

Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.
When she finds a baby floating in a basket on the great river, Anippe believes Egypt’s gods have answered her pleas, entrenching her more deeply in deception and placing her and her son Mehy, whom handmaiden Miriam calls Moses, in mortal danger.
As bloodshed and savage politics shift the balance of power in Egypt, the gods reveal their fickle natures and Anippe wonders if her son, a boy of Hebrew blood, could one day become king. Or does the god of her Hebrew servants, the one they call El Shaddai, have a different plan—for them all?


I love Mesu Andrew’s books because she has such an amazing talent of taking Bible characters, putting them in a historical Biblical setting and creating a story that will pull you in and keep you long after you finish the book. When I finish reading a Mesu Andrews book, I have a new, clear insight of the Biblical character the Book is about.

The Pharoah’s Daughter is another one of those books. I have always loved the story of Moses being put in the river in a basket as a baby by his sister. And Pharoah’s daughter claiming Moses for her own, and raising him as her own. Ms. Andrews takes this story much deeper, bringing us into the home of Pharoah’s daughter and now the home of Moses. I have always has questions about how this or that happened, and in this story, Ms. Andrews answers some of those questions in her fictional way. This was a special time in history, and I appreciate this awesome author for taking on these characters and this time in history. And I also appreciate the knowledge and research it took to write a story like this. Needless to say, I was in awe of The Pharoah’s Daughter and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves historical, Biblical, or just a good fiction story.

Blogging for Books provided this book for my honest review. The review is my views alone.

About the Author

Mesu Andrews’ deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical
world alive for her readers. Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes won the
2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Her three subsequent novels, Love’s
Sacred Song, Love in a Broken Vessel, and In the Shadow of Jezebel all released to
great reader enthusiasm. Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Roy.

From BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan……NIrV Study Bible for Kids

NIrV Study Bible for Kids 
Published by Zondervan

NIrV study bible for kids


An updated study Bible with an all-new design for kids ages 6-10 using the NIrV written at a third-grade reading level. The bestselling NIrV Study Bible for Kids starts early readers ages 6-10 on the rewarding path of reading and studying God’s Word. This Bible uses the complete text of the New International Reader’s Version® (NIrV) which is written at a third-grade reading level and is perfect for those learning to read. With colorful artwork, easy-to-read Bible text, and fun features, kids will engage with the Bible in a way that makes it stick. Features include:

  • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving
  • 32 full-color pages include illustrations to bring Bible characters and events to life plus helpful study information about the Ten Commandments, how to become a Christian, prayer, and more
  • Check It Out: sketches and descriptions of what life was like in Bible times
  • Brain Game: questions to help kids remember important Bible themes
  • Soak It Up: great verses for kids to memorize
  • Book Introductions: brief overviews of each book with an outline of key events
  • Dictionary: Bible words for quick reference
  • Map section

My Review

Wow what a neat Bible for Kids. With Bibles like this, your child will want to study the Bible more than ever. It has all kinds of study tools to keep your child’s mind active while they read this new Bible. The Brain Games will help reinforce what they have read. There are neat things throughout the Bible on Color pages, the first I say was The Ten Commandments, its also many other key parts of the Bible that your child will find while reading, studying and flipping through this Bible. I love the Soak it Up Bible Verse section, and your kids will too because it will help them remember Bible verses. The Book introductions are geared toward kids and they will love it. The Check it Out sections will have sketches and other things that will help kids know how things were during Bible Times. And it goes on and on with neat things in this Bible. I highly recommend this for your child!

BookLook Bloggers provided a copy of this Bible for me to read and review. An honest review was not required, just my honest opinion.