Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Adventure Bible NKJV by:Lawrence O. Richards

9780310746263
About the Book:
 Ready for adventure? The full-color NKJV Adventure Bible takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God's Word. Along the way you'll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you'll grow closer in your relationship with God.

About the Author:
Lawrence O. Richards is currently a full-time author and speaker.  He has written over 200 Christian books, including commentaries on every book of the Bible and Zondervan bestselling Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible, which he did with his wife, Sue.

My Review:
 This Bible is #1 for children readers. This one in particular is hard cover and is the New King James version. There are several different versions and covers available for the Adventure Bible. The Adventure Bible isn't just a Bible, it has a lot more included in it to help instruct your child to a deeper knowledge of the Bible. There are 20 full color pages that have inspiring activities and other important information to help those little hearts soak up the love of Jesus. There are maps and a concordance included as well.

 My children's favorite as well as my own is the Life in Bible Times feature. I myself am always questioning what it was like back then and these little snippets make your imagination soar. One of the Life In Bible Times snippets discusses Men's Hairstyles back in the day. Israelite men did let their beards grow unlike Egyptians who were clean shaven. This special Bible has several interesting features, I can see why parents and children love it. If you would like to learn more, you can at this link.

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

Review: Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis by:Carole P. Roman

 roman - aurora borealis
About the Book:
Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They're all shocked. They may be pirates, but even they know stealing is bad. Besides, how can anyone steal the lights from the sky?
About the Author:
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher who became a businesswoman. Having grandchildren and sharing stories created a whole new career as an author. Her "Captain No Beard" series has become a hit with young readers as well as their parents. Her debut book, "Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" received Five Stars from the ForeWord Reviews - Clarion Review. She lives on Long Island with her family.

My Review:
 The Captain of a ship is usually the voice of reason in all things confusing or upsetting. He is the one, after all that everyone must depend on. This book in the Captain No Beard series is a touching one, yet thought provoking because the Captain wants to steal something that can't be stolen. Hallie has to be the one to reach out to him and help him see that stealing is wrong and the Aurora Borealis can't be taken home with them. It is a beautiful array of light that is available to a precious few and can only be seen in one special place.

 So what is the crew to do? Improvise, of course. So they immediately they set to work on their own creation of the glorious lights, right there in Alexander's room. The Captain No Beard series is a sweet, children's series based on imagination on real life situations. It is a great character series for children!

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

Litfuse Review: Too Loved to be Lost by:Debora M. Coty

 Too Loved to Be Lost: Discovering God's Intentional, Unconditional, Without-Limits Love
About the Book:
In Too Loved to Be Lost, you'll find simple, practical steps for healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. Whether you're struggling with issues related to trust, depression, patience, relationships, hurts, or hopes. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the kind of guidance and belonging you crave—the kind that can only be found in the unconditional love of Papa God.

About the Author:
Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, lifelong Bible student, internationally published freelance writer, and award-winning author of numerous books, including Too Blessed to Be Stressed, and More Beauty, Less Beast. She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children, Debora lives and loves in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.

My Review:
 Too Loved to be Lost, is a great, little book that can be used as an encouragement to help remind us to not forget the enormous love that comes from our Father, no matter where or who we are. The author has provided many things from her own experiences that will either have you laughing or in tears because you can, so relate. You could possibly use this book as a devotional or maybe an in depth study. There are four sections and a total of 24 chapters. At the end of each chapter there are some simple question&thoughts to help you ponder the material.

 If you are in need of healing and inspiration then this is the book for you. I especially loved the story of the author getting lost when she was in Scotland. She lets us know quickly that she has the same fears we do and she shows us how God came to her rescue. She also tells us that we can expect the same treatment from Him. An encouraging book with love as its theme! A great book and a quick read!

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

Nickelodeon Halloween Themed DVD Roundup Giveaway

Welcome to the Nickelodeon Halloween Themed DVD Roundup Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: Nickeloden


Take a haunting, hilarious dive into Bikini Bottom and enjoy some ghostly tunes!  In addition to the double-episode, “Ghoul Fools,” go on a treasure hunt, learn to tie nifty knots and board the Flying Dutchman to haunt the Seven Seas.             
Catalogue: 891564
DVD SRP: $12.99
Special Features:
• Behind the Scenes
• “Ghoul Fools” Animatic
• Yule Log
SpongeBob SquarePants Halloween
The Halloween celebrations in Bikkini Bottom are plentiful in this 10-episode collection, including 5 Halloween-themed episodes like “Frankendoodle” and “Squidward, The Unfriendly Ghost.”
Catalogue: 876904
DVD SRP: $14.99
 Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade
Join Dora and her friends on exciting Halloween adventures in this four-episode DVD. In addition to the title episode, this DVD includes “Boo!,” “The Backpack Parade” and “Dora, la musico.”
Catalogue: 822374
DVD SRP: $12.99
 Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween
Dora invites fans for non-stop Halloween fun in this four-episode DVD.  Episodes include “Boo!,” “The Missing Piece,” “To The Monkey Bars,” and the “The Big Storm.”
Catalogue: 139424 (U.S.), 139426 (Canada)
DVD SRP: $16.99
 Yo Gabba Gabba!: Halloween!
Excitement abounds as the characters dress up in outrageous costumes and gather private stashes of candy. Through “The Fall Song,” “Halloween Party Song,” and “Trick or Treat Song” the characters learn what happens on Halloween, and just as important, the song “Too Much Candy” helps the characters to understand eating candy in moderation. The DVD contains 3 additional episodes.
Catalogue: 894084
DVD SRP: $9.99
Go, Diego, Go!: Diego’s Halloween!
Help Diego and Freddie the Fruit Bat save the llamas so they can deliver Halloween treats to all of the animals! This DVD includes “Freddie The Fruit Bat Saves Halloween,” “Diego and Dora Help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival,” “Alicia Saves the Crocodile!” and “Manatee’s Mermaid Rescue!”
Catalogue: 892204
DVD SRP: $9.99
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win 6 Nickelodeon Halloween Themed DVD's. This is open to US and ends 10/31/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good Luck,  Thanks for entering!
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Halloween Candy Giveaway Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

Welcome to the Halloween Candy Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: Bazooka


Now for the giveaway: Three lucky people will win a Halloween themed package containing a variety of Ring Pop products. This is open to US and ends 10/31/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good Luck,  Thanks for entering!
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Family Christian Giveaway Sponsored by Family Christian Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Family Christian Giveaway Sponsored by Family Christian

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Family Christian Giveaway
Family Christian provides an enhanced selection of everything from Christian books and family movies to a wide array of Bibles, plus exclusive content and convenient ways to connect with a community that’s just like you. Emilee at Pea of Sweetness recently reviewed Buck Denver Asks... What's in the Bible? Coloring Book which encourages learning the Bible while doing one of their favorite activities - coloring!
How would you like to win a $10 Appreciation Certificate for Family Christian? This giveaway begins on 10/23 and ends on 11/6 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts@peaofsweetness.com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Pea of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rhyme to Read Giveaway Sponsored by Rhyme to Read Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Rhyme to Read Giveaway Sponsored by Rhyme to Read

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Rhyme to Read - Reading App Giveaway
Rhyme to Read is a highly effective program for beginning readers. The program emphasizes word families (e.g., cat, rat, sat) which are color-coded to assist children in discriminating the different patterns. The only prerequisites are the recognition of letters and knowledge of consonant letter-sound connections. Rhyme to Read enables children to feel confident as they enter the world of reading.
Emilee at Pea of Sweetness uses Rhyme to Read with their three children - their preschooler just recently introduced to reading and their 6 and 8 year old who are both homeschooled in the 2nd grade level except in reading. Both have had struggles with reading due to their special needs. See what they thought in her Rhyme to Read reading app review.
Three winners will receive each receive the full version of Rhyme to Read for iOS (iPad). This giveaway begins on 10/22 at and ends on 11/5 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Pea of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.