Sunday, February 21, 2010

Week 8 "Hands On" fun

This week over at they are featuring hands. You should check out all the entries as they are always very amazing!  This picture is one of my all time favorites!  I love the effect that color filtering adds to the picture as it makes it look like my brother is bleeding orange!  It reminded me of those gatorade commercials from way back when?!?!  These pictures were taken during Halloween time.  I thought my two year old son would be in to carving pumpkins, but he wouldn't have anything to do with it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Revolve 2010

I enjoyed reading through this Biblezine. It was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing Group. It is set up in a seventeen magazine style only bible addition. It is unfortunate that this can't be a monthly subscription. It is great with the info they learn and activities and quizzes but just seems like it would be incredible if it could span the whole year via a monthly subscription.

Either way I am sure my 18 and 14 year old sisters will want to be borrowing it!

This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing Group.
This book can be purchased here.

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Hear No Evil Blog Review

If you’ve ever had the opening bars of a song transport you back in time or remind you of a pivotal spiritual moment, Matthew Paul Turner’s honest—and frequently hilarious—musings will strike a chord. Straightforward and amusing, Hear No Evil is Turner’s “life soundtrack,” a compilation of engaging personal stories about how music—and music’s ability to transform—has played a key role in his spiritual life.

Groove along on his journey as young evangelical Turner attends forbidden contemporary Christian concerts, moves to “Music City” Nashville, and dreams of becoming the Michael Jackson of Christian music.

Cosmic and compelling, keen and funny, every page is a new encounter with the people, places, and experiences that have taught the music-editor-turned-author some new things about God, forced him out of his comfort zone, and introduced him to a fresh view of grace along the way.

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This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love & War

What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces.

With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic. They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement: Marriage is fabulously hard. They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we'll find our way through.
LOVE & WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own.

This book was provided for review by Waterbook Multnomah Publishing Company.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mom's Bible

Mom’s Bible: God’s Wisdom for Mothers gives women an awareness of just how precious and vital they are in God’s plan for the family.

Available in the New Century Version and drawing on solid Bible teaching, it encourages women at every stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or whenever it’s time to say “thank you” to a special mom.

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This bible was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

I am really enjoying the layout of this bible.  I love the fact that is compact and not too heavy and can easily be carried around with me!  There were two things that I absoultly loved about this bible - the insights, and the questions.  I enjoyed the insights that are, in a sense magnified. The end of the bible it has a section titled "Answers to Questions Kids Ask,"  it seems that will probably be a handy source sometime in the near future!

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The Imposter DVD Review

The Imposter

I must say I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this movie when I requested it. 

It's arrival came at perfect timing, a Friday afternoon.  My husband and I had nothing to do all weekend and we were looking forward to just relaxing.  This movie, though a bit long, contained many great messages.  One thing that I really enjoyed about this movie was that it was real. One of my major gripes about movies is how unrealistic they are when dealing with struggles.  Now I know that it is like that because it is a movie, but sometimes the "happy endings" come a little too quick.  I like that this movie kept it real.  It sent the message, that just because somebody is willing to change, it doesn't mean that everybody is just going to jump up and down and go on with life as if nothing ever happened.  This movie also sends the message that sometimes it is about making the choice to change on your own, regardless of how many people try to help you change, until the choice is yours the change won't happen.  While the movie deals with drug abuse and infidelity it also deals with change and forgiveness and love.  It begs the question to anybody and everybody who watches it, "Do you believe?"

This movie reminds me of the age old adage that goes something like, "Love the sinner, hate the sin." 

I strongly encourage you to pre-order this move as it is a must see! To pre-purchase a copy of this movie please click here.

I recieved the product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend prodcuts or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part  255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonial in Advertising."

Monday, February 1, 2010


What are angels? What is their role in God’s plan? Are they present? Do they appear? Do they give us personal insight about our work, our worship?
Many contemporary beliefs about angels are based on misconception and myth. Dr. David Jeremiah uses scripture to unveil the remarkable truth about these agents of heaven, and their role and work in our world—and lives.

More than 60,000 units of this powerful book have sold in two past editions. This repackage of the original 1996 paperback will surely capture the attention of readers of all ages who seek a broad and thorough survey of scripture that clearly separates fact from fiction as it relates to angels. The book will appeal to the thousands who follow Dr. Jeremiah’s books, and radio and TV broadcasts.
Relevant, little known biblical facts help readers sharpen their knowledge and sensitivities toward the spiritual reality of angels. Dr. Jeremiah’s enlightening findings are supported with illustrations and insights from Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, C.S. Lewis, and more.

Author Bio:

Dr. David Jeremiah is senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, and founder of Turning Point Radio and TV Ministries. His radio program is carried on over 2,500 stations worldwide, while the TV broadcast is received by 500 million homes via cable and satellite. The recipient of numerous awards for broadcast excellence, his books have garnered Gold Medallion awards and become bestsellers with The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times. He is a sought-after conference speaker by organizations nationwide.

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This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.