Monday, August 27, 2012

Helping Raise Our Little Girls

Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women

My husband and I recently finished reading "Bringing Up Girls" by Dr. James Dobson, and let me just say, we loved this book. Although our daughter is only a toddler, we reaped so much wisdom from this book and will certainly keep it on the bookshelf to revisit time and time again as our daughter grows.

"Bringing up girls" is filled with information and about the physiological and psychological make up of our girls, beginning in their adolecent years and going all the way through their teenage years. Dobson discuses topics that I know many parents have questions about and whose beliefs, at times, counter-cultural. These topics in this book include modesty, protecting our daughters from technology, and the importance of the father in their life.

I found this book so helpful and insightful in regards to raising my daughter. Although I haven't read it yet, I also look forward to reading Dobson's other book "Bringing Up Boys."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Princess Stories

I recently received Princess Stories and I absolutely LOVE it! My daughter adores the idea of being a princess and this book helps reinforce that she is a princess, a daughter of our Heavenly King. Each chapter is based on a "princess" of the bible. The chapter includes a little story about this godly woman that easily relates to little girls. It also includes a corresponding verse for the princess, which I believe is extremely beneficial, as my little girl is trying to memorize the matching verses with their princess. Each chapter ends with something for our girls to ponder.
My daughter loved this book, so much that she wanted to buy a copy for her cousin's birthday! I would highly recommend this book & believe it will be a great addition to your collection!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Man Alive

Man Alive: Transforming Your 7 Primal Needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life  -              By: Patrick Morley
Man Alive by Patrick Morley is a great book for any godly man to read. In this book, he discusses the seven primal needs of every man and how embracing these needs as God designed can transform your life. He is the best selling author of the classic book "Man in the Mirror," and this book is a good follow up to that book.
It is relatively short and easy to read, which makes it good for your typical guy :) The real life examples that the author uses adds to the book's enjoyment for the reader. I personally enjoyed this book and would recommend it to friends.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

NLT Giveaway!

We wanted to let you know about a great giveaway happening over at the New Living Translation Facebook page, and also give you a chance to enter a Tyndale Blog Network exclusive giveaway.

Here are the NLT Facebook page giveaway details:

Starting on November 29th until December 24th at the New Living Translation Facebook page we're giving away lots of great prizes and something free for you just for singing up.

By visiting the giveaway entry page (located on the NLT Facebook page, the link is under the profile picture) and entering your name and e-mail address you'll be entered to win the following prizes:

  • One random person each day will win a Life Application Study Bible Family Pack (Guys Life Application Study Bible hc, Girls Life Application Study Bible hc, Student's Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible Large Print hc).
  • One Random person each week will win an Apple iPad 2!

Everyone that signs up gets a free download copy of the Life Application Bible Study – Book of Luke!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Must Read!

When I saw that Billy Graham had come out with a new book, I knew I had to read it. Nearing 93 years old, this minister has biblically discussed so many issues, and now he was willing to tackle a topic that is often ignored or dismissed by society - what it is like to age and daily grow closer to death.
This book discusses how to age and live one's final years for God's complete glory. In his book, Billy Graham speaks with such a peace about growing old and the way he writes makes the reader feel as if they are simply having a conversation with a close friend.
Even if you are young, this is a book I would highly recommend adding to your library. It is a beautiful book that reminds us that growing old is a blessing not a burdened!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great book to better understand your wife!

For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of  Women
When my wife and I were first married, we received these books as a gift. We both read them within the first few months of marriage and really enjoyed them, as neither one of us knew too much about the opposite sex. Somehow in the shuffle of our move, these books were somehow misplaced and forgotten about. I was excited when the opportunity arose though to review this book! I knew that my perspective had changed on women since we had now been married for almost 2 years and anxious to see if I would learn anything new from this book. I was so glad I reread it!
Even after reading this book once and being married for a couple of years, I keep asking myself, "why didn't I know this" or "I wish someone had told me (or reminded me) of this."
This book includes a good deal of statistics from polls taken so it gives a general idea and insight into women. I encourage men to read this book to get a better understand of the females in their life. I can honestly saw that it helped strengthen our marriage.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

God Gave Us Two

We Love the, "God gave us..." series of books! In these book, "God Gave Us Two" by Lisa Bergren, there is an inquisitive baby polar bear who asks lots of questions of his mommy. The baby's questions are cute and the mommy's answers are cute too, but best of all - the mommy's answer always points back to God, assuring baby polar bear that he is a treasured gift from God. The fun surprise at the end of the book is that mommy polar bear is having twins!

This book is a great way to express to your kids how much you love them because they are a gift from God. If you are have two kids, are having a second child, or have twins, this book is perfect for you!