• Love & Respect Experience

    The Love & Respect Experience A Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly Love By Emerson Eggerichs Published by Thomas Nelson Dr. Emerson Eggerichs did not originate the idea of love and respect in marriage. Marriage, as well as love and respect within marriage are God’s ideas. Specifically, God, through the apostle Paul wrote in the book of Ephesians: “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33 NIV) Eggerichs has taken the intertwined, God ordained concepts of love and respect and developed an entire study series for married couples. The study series includes books, videos and conferences…

  • Just In Case You Ever Wonder

    Just In Case You Ever Wonder By Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson I was so excited to see Just In Case You Ever Wonder in the list of books available for review through BookSneeze from Thomas Nelson Publishers.  I have been reading this book to my now nine-year-old boys and five-year-old daughter since they were small.  As all my children are adopted and have their own unique stories, I have enjoyed adapting the storyline to fit their specific circumstances as I read it to them.  It has always been priority to be sure my children know about God and His saving grace through His Son Jesus Christ.  Just In…

  • Night Night Blessings

    Night Night Blessings By Amy Parker Published by Thomas Nelson Night Night Blessings is a simple little book geared toward younger children. Not too complicated for little ones to understand. Not too long for their attention span. Written in a first person, prayer format, the rhyming text describes various things to be thankful for.  From the beginning of the day, with pancakes stacked high, to the twinkling stars as the day ends, there are so many things for which to thank God. The illustrations are very well done.  From wispy hair, to bold but subdued colors, the overall mood of the book provides a pleasant and calming effect for a…

  • Gabby, God’s Little Angel

    Gabby, God’s Little Angel By Sheila Walsh Published by Thomas Nelson Gabby, God’s Little Angel, by accomplished author and speaker Sheila Walsh, presents the story of Gabby, an angel in “guardian angel training”, and her “new assignment”, Sophie, a fun-loving girl who needs lots of guarding.  The book is based around the Biblical scripture Psalm 91:9 & 11: The Lord is your protection. . . . He has 
put his angels in charge of you. They 
will watch over you wherever you go. The story opens with a depiction of Gabby’s sometimes clumsy enthusiasm through what she calls a “musical mishap”.  As she learns of her new charge on earth,…

  • Right From the Heart

    Right From the Heart Turning Your Day Toward God By Bryant Wright Published by Thomas Nelson Nice daily devotional … full of great advice and encouragement. Right From The Heart, is a daily devotional which includes 366 “chapters”, one for each day of the year – even including February 29 for leap year!  The reading structure is divided into months, then each day.  Each day begins with a relevant scripture, taken from various Bible translations.  Devotional topics are practical and presented as brief but thought provoking, with many including stories and quotes that illustrate the topic of the “chapter”. Though I read an ebook version of this book, having a…

  • Lead. Serve. Love.

    Lead. Serve. Love. 100 Three-Word Ways to Live Like Jesus By Gregory Lang Pub by Thomas Nelson As cute and lovely on the inside as it is on the outside. In Lead. Serve. Love., author Gregory Lang has complied an excellent list of “100 Three-Word Ways to Live Like Christ.”  Each of the one hundred chapters presents, and briefly discusses, a unique three-word phrase that encourages the reader to not only live more Christ-like, but to to dig into God’s Word for themselves for their ultimate encouragement. Lang introduces each three-word phrase, followed by a brief explanation with practical suggestions, and supported by relevant Biblical scripture references. This sweet little…

  • Max On Life

    Max On Life: Answers and Inspiration for Today’s Questions By Max Lucado Pub by Thomas Nelson A collection of responses, based on Biblical truths, to a collection of questions Lucado has received through the years.  Each of the 172 questions, though addressed individually, is grouped into one of seven categories.  Each category is self-descriptively titled, and comprises a separate chapter:    Hope – God, Grace and “Why am I here?” Hurt – Conflicts, Calamaties, and “Why me?” Help – Prayer, Scripture, and “Why church?” Him/Her – Sex, Romance, and “Any chance of a second chance?” Home – Diapers, Disagreements, and “Any hope for prodigals?” Haves/Have-Nots – Work, Money, and “Where’s…

  • The Final Summit

    The Final Summit By Andy Andrews Pub by Thomas Nelson In The Final Summit, author and speaker Andy Andrews continues the story of David Ponder, who was first introduced to readers through Andrews’ earlier book “The Traveler’s Gift”. The Final Summit picks up with an elder Ponder who has recently lost his wife, Ellen. Ponder is visited by the archangel Gabriel, who informs Ponder of the need to travel to a gathering (The Summit) of all “travelers” in order to answer a pivotal question which will determine the direction of mankind. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Andrews earlier books, especially “The Traveler’s Gift.” So my expectations of The Final Summit may…

  • God’s Promises for the American Patriot

    God’s Promises for the American Patriot By Richard Lee, Jack Countryman Pub by Thomas Nelson God’s Promises for the American Patriot, by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman, is a reminder that not only was America founded upon, but is infused with, Christian principles. Chapter after chapter presents examples of Christian leadership in the founding of our country, as well as it’s continuance throughout it’s history. Lee and Countryman have provided a look at how great an impact the Word of God has had on America as a nation. The view is provided through the lens of a compilation of histories of individual leaders, along with impacting ideas, documents, people groups,…

  • How To Be God’s Little Princess

    How To Be God’s Little Princess: Royal Tips of Manners and Etiquette for Girls By Sheila Walsh Pub by Thomas Nelson Wonderful little guidebook for “God’s Little Princesses.” In How To Be God’s Little Princess, Sheila Walsh compiles practical suggestions and discussions on princess-worthy topics such as wardrobe, jewelry and accessories, hair, poise, manners, friendship, dining, parties, time management, attitude, and (my personal favorite) inner beauty. Each topic is initially presented with a related Bible verse and presented in such a way that would make the “Proverbs 31 Woman” proud. Walsh provides practical and biblical advice packaged in cute “girly” format that will appeal to young girls of any age.…