Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The King's Christmas List

I was given the opportunity to review this new children's book by Eldon Johnson. I read it last night to my twin 5 year old sons. Here's what we thought of the book.

*it teaches kids about giving
*it is a modern-day good samaritan story
*it's okay to give stuff you really like away
*the book has a greater cause
*Jesus' gift was the best gift ever

*this is geared towards little girls (I wish it was more gender neutral)

That being said, the main idea is a great lesson for kids of all ages. I hope to read this book again closer to Christmas time and put into practice some of the suggestions.

*This review is for BookSneeze*

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Your Money God's Way Review

I was so excited to read a book by a Christian female about finances, and there is a Dave Ramsey endorsement on the front cover to boot! I am a big Dave Ramsey fan and have read his book multiple times. This book, "Your Money God's Way" is an excellent resource to add to my ever-growing financial help library. I am a saver married to a spender (which Amie addresses in her book), so my husband and I don't always see eye-to-eye on financial decisions. That being said, I am going to apply several principles in this book to my life.

One of my favorite things Amie says in her book is, "There are 3 things you can do in life that will invite trouble every time: flirting when married; developing an affinity for any food that is fried, cheesy, or creamy; and spending money you don't have". She give several real life examples of people she has met in her ministry and ways she helped their financial troubles. This is an easy read for anyone who needs help with their money. We are blessed to be debt-free except for our mortgage which is a huge blessing to us right now. Now we just need to be more intentional about saving and putting extra money into paying off our mortgage. One day at a time.....

This review is for BookSneeze who provided me a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I've waited for a book like this to come on the market for a long time. As a mom to three boys, I am constantly looking for gender specific books for my sons. This book will be great for my nine year old. I cannot wait to read these at night and then talk about the issues with him. The stories are only about two pages long (perfect for my son's attention span) and are followed by a game or activity. It also gives life application principles to put into practice. This is a great addition to our kid's library!

*Update* Last night before bed, my son and I read the first devotion together (yes, he allowed a girl to look at the book!). I am very impressed with the writing style and it kept my son's attention. We read the two pages, discussed what we read, answered the questions, then went over the scripture verse from the story. It took about 7 minutes....well worth my time!!

*I was provided with a copy of this book by Tyndale in exchange for my honest review*