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Jesus Calling for Christmas by Sarah Young {Book Review}

Title : Jesus Calling for Christmas Author : Sarah Young Age : Adult Genres : Devotional, Christian Living Publication Date :  September 25, 2018 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover | Kindle | B&N | ChristianBook | LifeWay Synopsis :   Savor the season with this beautiful Christmas edition of Jesus Calling, a perfect gift that includes 50 seasonal devotion selections along with Scripture, quotes, and festive and breathtaking color photography. Jesus Calling for Christmas is a treasure your family will enjoy for years to come. From the beginning of Advent to Christmas Day and beyond, enjoy the presence of the One who understands you completely and loves you perfectly.  My Rating :   As a major fan of Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotional series, I knew I wanted to get my hands on her newest addition which was all about Jesus and Christmas. In the same fashion as her other devotionals, this is in wr

Prayers for the Battlefield by Heidi St. John {Book Review}

Title : Prayers for the Battlefield Author : Heidi St. John Age : Adult Genres : Christian Living, Prayer Publication Date : September 18, 2018 Publisher : Tyndale Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover | Audible | Kindle | B&N | ChristianBook   Synopsis :   Help, hope, and spiritual strength for the mom in the trenches.   Moms today have a lot to handle! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising a family, especially in a culture that’s spiraling away from Christianity at an alarming speed. Yet our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The battle belongs to him, and his strength shines bright when we bring our weaknesses to Him and simply say, “Here. I can’t, but You can.”  Prayers for the Battlefield is a collection of prayers and reflections to help you stay strong through the daily challenges of motherhood. Whether you’re a new mom or a soon-to-be empty nester, Heidi St. John writes Scripture-filled a

Jesus Always Small Deluxe by Sarah Young {Book Review}

Title : Jesus Always Author : Sarah Young Genres : Devotional, Christian Lifestyle, Christian Living Publication Date : October 9, 2018 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Purchase : Small Deluxe  | Large Deluxe | Hardcover | Kindle | Audible |  ChristianBook   Synopsis :   Rejuvenate your quiet time with this 365-day devotional from the author of Jesus Calling! Focusing on the uplifting topic of joy, Young shares gentle words of hope and assurance and encourages you to embrace the gladness found in the Lord. This deluxe compact edition will easily fit into your purse, laptop bag, or backpack! 400 pages, brown imitation leather from Nelson. My Rating :   Sarah Young has a knack for writing beautifully written devotionals that are Christ centered and scripture filled. As a fan of her Jesus Calling and Jesus Lives devotionals, I knew Jesus Always was a must have for me. Written  just like the if I Christ was writing a personal letter to you.

ESV Story of Redemption Bible {Bible Review}

Title :  ESV Story of Redemption Bible Author : Crossway Genres : Bible Publication Date :  September 30, 2018 Publisher : Crossway Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover  | B&N | ChristianBook |  Crossway   Synopsis :   The Bible is the epic story of the unfolding plan of God over the course of the history of the world. The Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God leads readers on a journey through this storyline from start to finish, with conversational commentary written by pastor Greg Gilbert interspersed throughout the full ESV text. With the aim of encouraging interaction and contemplation passage by passage, Gilbert explains how every part of Scripture fits together and is ultimately centered on Christ. Particularly suitable to those who are new to the Bible but rich with insights for even the most seasoned Bible reader, the Story of Redemption Bible will draw readers in as they see their place in the

NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible {Bible Review}

Title : NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible Author : Thomas Nelson Bibles  Publication Date : October 2, 2018 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover | Leather Brown | Gray Cloth | Amazon | Kindle   Synopsis :   The writings of the early church fathers contain a treasury of wisdom. Subsequent Christian authors have built upon this rich foundation and produced priceless works as well. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible draws from the most profound works of Christian authors throughout the ages to create an incredible resource for the modern church. Experience the Word of God with fresh eyes, as members of the global and historical community of faith. This is a Bible two thousand years in the making.  Features include: Full-color design Sacred art as inspired by the Bible through the centuries, including Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Gustave Dore, Christian Rohlfs, and Makoto Fujimura. Cutting edge modern typography and layout

The Brave Art of Motherhood by Rachel Marie Martin {Book Review}

Title : The Brave Art of Motherhood Author : Rachel Marie Martin Genres : Christian Lifestyle Expected Publication Date : October 9, 2018 Publisher : Waterbrook Source : ARC provided Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | B&N | ChristianBook Synopsis : Full-time blogger, speaker, marketer, podcaster, and single mom of seven, Rachel Marie Martin presents a rallying cry to anyone who believes the lie that she is "just a mom."   Over the years, you willingly pour everything you have into your family, but in the process, you lose the essence of who you are. In her characteristic raw and visceral style, Rachel teaches you how to rewrite the pages of your story, follow your passion, and discover the beauty of who you are.  Drawing on lessons from her own incredible journey--together with insight from conversations with thousands of other women--Rachel encourages moms to break cycles, take off masks, and prevent fear from taking cont

The Nehemiah Code by O.S. Hawkins {Book Review}

Title : The Nehemiah Code Author : O.S. Hawkins  Age : Adult Genres : Christian Living Publication Date : August 28, 2018 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | B&N | ChristianBook   Synopsis :   Who isn’t in need of a new beginning? Bestselling author O. S. Hawkins knows that whether it be broken relationships, integrity missteps, or loss, most of us will spend some or much of the next year trying to restore something. The good news is . . . it’s never too late for a new beginning.   Hawkins, with more than 550,000 books sold, now turns his eye to another biblical hero in The Nehemiah Code. Nehemiah was a civil servant from 2,500 years ago who applied principles found in the Bible for insight during hard times, help to start again, and encouragement to rebuild a life.  The Nehemiah Code dives into a theme that will resonate deeply with a wide variety of readers -  insight during hard times, help t