Monday, December 5, 2016

Amelia Rhodes’ ‘Pray A to Z’ Guide to Prayer Prize Pack

Are you ready to change your community, one prayer at a time? Learn how to organize your prayer requests topically and lay the burdens of your community at the feet of our Heavenly Father with the help of Amelia Rhodes' new book, Pray A to Z. Whether you are praying for a friend’s adoption journey, a neighbor’s bankruptcy, or a family member’s cancer, this book will give you Bible verses, prayer prompts, and prayer starts to guide you through praying for even the most difficult issues that affect the people you know and love. Perfect for either individual or group prayer, Pray A to Z will help you experience the peace that comes from communicating with God.

Learn more about Pray A to Z and how to pray for your community, and enter to win Amelia's Guide to Prayer Prize Pack to get you started.

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One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 20. The winner will be announced December 21 on Amelia's blog.

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Review: Surround Me by:Marguerite Martin Gray

 Surround Me (Revolutionary Faith #2)
About the Book:
As the dark curtain of the rumors of revolution threatens to descend, Louis Lestarjette pursues his relationship with Elizabeth even as the emotional and physical struggles set the course for a life of changes. Will his commitment to God stay firm, or will the tide of change cause fear and flight?

The chance of reconciliation with England moves further out to sea, leaving Elizabeth Elliott on the shores of surrender to a greater challenge. Although others of unwavering courage give her strength, she must choose to allow God's love to surround her. How can she enter into a marriage during a time of uncertainty? Will selfish, safer options take her away from Louis and his love?

Set in 1773 Charles Town, Surround Me, the sequel to Hold Me Close, takes the reader into the lives of colonists confronting imminent change and unpredictable circumstances binding them together to become a formidable force.


My Review:
 God always keeps things interesting. Anyone that has been a Christian long and has a very close relationship with God will tell you. He is a very fly by the seat of your pants type of individual and when following Him it will always lead you on the adventure of a lifetime. He is in no way dull.

 The Revolutionary War brought about a lot of uncertainty for many, many people. The two main characters in the very well written novel; Surround Me, definitely display that uncertainty well within the pages of the story.  The only way that people can get through perilous times is to give it all to God. These changes can usually drive a person to fall to their knees and call out to Him like never before.

 Elizabeth and Louis find themselves in just the right situation for this perfect storm of sorts. The type of perfect storm that the devil creates in order for you to doubt God and doubt every promise He has ever given you. Poor Elizabeth and Louis, I was able to be drawn into their love affair right from the beginning. The author takes you on a journey of love, loss, and uncertainty of the future. Surround Me is beautifully written and a great addition to the Revolutionary Faith series.

Here's a link to a giveaway for the book. 

If you would like to learn more about this great read, visit this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

Litfuse Review: Scripture Doodle and Scripture Doodle God's Promises by:April Knight

 ScriptureDoodle: A Jump-Start into Creative Expression with GodScriptureDoodle God’s Promises: A Jump-Start into Creative Expression of God’s Faithfulness
About the Books:
ScriptureDoodle: A Jump-Start into Creative Expression with God

Often, in the busyness of life, Christians forget that God created them to enjoy creativity. With guided instruction and completed examples, this beautiful book invites readers to draw closer to God through their own art.

More than a coloring book, ScriptureDoodle is a combination of Bible study, creative expression, and artistic community with artwork shared online at #scripturedoodle. Exploring topics such as being generous, finding rest, and facing grief, ScriptureDoodle gives the heart the creative space it needs. This book stimulates the reader’s imagination and helps integrate God’s Word into everyday life.


 ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises: A Jump-Start into Creative Expression of God’s Faithfulness 

 ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises refreshes believers who are feeling burned out or stuck in a rut in their relationship with God. Each of the creative worship prompts in this interactive guide includes biblical encouragement and ideas for worship through art. Artist April Knight includes creative lettering tips, color ideas, and completed examples to inspire readers to respond to promises in Scripture related to trust, faith, and the power of God’s Word in all circumstances.

This unique blend of Bible study and creative expression provides the opportunity to connect with God as Creator in a new, life-changing way.


My Review: 
 These devotionals are so much more than your typical Bible study. They offer the creative heart so much more than the typical adult coloring book. Each book is a six week long devotional type activity. It is filled with health and substance for the should but there are places in each book for daily doodling. The author gives us a new word for this activity, it is called Scripture Doodling. It is based on Scripture and on different things you can do to expand on the subject.

 Each devotion is simple and straight forward. It takes less then 15-30 minutes to complete and I liked them so much that I could literally sit and do the whole book in one day. Right now there are two available, Scripture Doodle and Scripture Doodle God's Promises--one is based on a general overview of our daily lives (things we encounter on a daily basis) and the other is strictly based on God's promises. 

 These are great books to expand our creativity in Christ. What a great idea!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Review: Jesus Over Everything by:Clayton Jennings

 Jesus Over Everything: Letting Go of What You Cannot Keep to Gain What You Cannot Lose
About the Book:
Because Jesus is Everything, We Must Put Jesus Over Everything
In every nation and culture around the globe, people just like you are searching for the one thing that can satisfy their deepest longings and their hunger for something real. The answer is simple:
It s Always Been about Jesus.
In Jesus Over Everything, Clayton Jennings strips Christianity down to its bare foundations, revealing the only Truth that has the power to change your life and transform the world Jesus Christ. In this bold and unapologetic call to action, Clayton examines Christ s teachings and shares testimonies from countless revivals across the country, where thousands are surrendering their lives to Jesus and being transformed by the Gospel.
Jesus is everything, so He must be over everything. It s time to put Him first in your life and begin to live in the incredible freedom and divine purpose found only in making Christ your King! Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, till the day I die!"


My Review:
 When you decide to hand your life over to Christ, it becomes quite clear from the get go that your life has been flipped upside down. God doesn't want our poor attempts at handing our life over to Him, He wants to infiltrate your entire body, mind, and spirit. The famous Clayton Jennings talks about just that. But in a different way. When God made us, He put something in us that will always long for Him even if we aren't sure we have it or don't know what it is, that longing is always there.

 Everyone around the world has this in them and the author discusses what to do with that longing and what it takes to get to the point of having Jesus over everything in your life. God's journey isn't always fun but it can always been rewarding. Knowing your destiny as a child of God is a great and flattering gift that He gives us. Jesus has to be over everything in our life and that is what we are called to do, is to hand it all over to Him.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review: Little Book of God's Love by:Jean Fischer

 Little Book of God's Love
About the Book:
God fills our lives and our hearts with His love!


From twinkling stars and bright sunshine to giggles and hugs and special friends, God’s love is all around us! Through these sweet poems and prayers, and the classic Precious Moments artwork, celebrate with your little one how we can receive and share God’s amazing love.


My Review: Precious moments is so sweet and precious, I don't care what the product is. This little board book is so stinkin' precious. It has several little poems that are sweet. The illustrations are to die for as Precious Moments always are. This book is the perfect baby shower gift or stocking stuffer.

Some of the sweet sayings are Scripture based and some aren't but they are all related to God in some way and they all speak of His great love for us. It contains 32 pages and is specifically for children ages 3-12. It is only available as a board book. A great gift idea!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review: Hickies: No Tie Elastic Shoelaces


About the Product:
Turn any pair of shoes into custom-fitted slip-ons with HICKIES lacing system. Perfect gift for any age from kids to adults.

HICKIES are great for any adult or kid with a wide range of colours.

An unexpected, fun and extremely functional product.

One size fits all!
Amazing stocking stuffer prices at $11.99 (HICKIES Kids), $14.99 (HICKIES Adult) and $17.99 (HICKIES Metallics)

The travel, parenting and fitness hack that you never knew you needed, until now.

Save 20% on HICKIES lacing system! - Save 20% on HICKIES lacing system! Use code USFG at checkout to save.

My Review:
 I have some very active little boys. They love to rough house, wrestle, you name it they do it. They are always racing through our home running in and out. As a mom I am always tying their shoelaces and frankly I would like a break. I cant always get my older children to help with this task, I really like this product.

 This nifty little product, Hickies helps mom and also looks cool. Our children really like them and they are easy to use and come in some really cool colors. I was sent a couple packs to try out, the red and the grey. I didn't even have to put them on my children's shoes. The minute they were delivered they left my hands and I never seen them again until they were on my children's feet.

 The greatest thing about these is they are for all ages and you can choose to lace them however you would like. The website gives you lots of great ideas. These would make the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season. Very versatile and very cute!

 And if you act quickly you can save 20% on HICKIES lacing system! Use code USFG at checkout to save. Look below at my snazzy little boy in his new shoes with Hickies attached.






Litfuse Review: Pray A to Z by:Amelia Rhodes

 Pray A-Z: A Practical Guide to Pray For Your Community
About the Book:
Pray A-Z: A Practical Guide to Praying for Your Community will help you topically organize your prayer requests and lay the burdens of your community at the feet of our Heavenly Father. Whether you are praying for a friend’s adoption journey, a neighbor’s bankruptcy, or a family member’s cancer, this book will give you Bible verses, prayer prompts, and prayer starts to guide you through praying for even the most difficult issues that affect the people you know and love. Perfect for either individual or group prayer, Pray A-Z will help you experience the peace that comes from communicating with God.

My Review:
 Many people find it very difficult to pray. Whether it is praying in public or praying in private most people feel inadequate and therefore refuse or shy away from this task when it presents itself. But with the current state of our country as well as our communities it is imperative that we go to Jesus on their behalf and earnestly pray for God's help. 

 Amelia Rhodes has take this simple yet tedious task to heart and has inspired us to fall on our faces at God's feet and express that concern for the world around us. Her prayers are involved but very simple to express and understand. This is a book that requires no further understanding on prayer than what you may already have. It's that easy! Whether it's gratitude or grieving she has you covered!

 The author takes a delicate somewhat scary task and makes it easier! Great book for anyone needing help with prayer.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.