God Bless You & Good Night written by Hannah C. Hall illustrated by Steve Whitlow review and GIVEAWAY

I absolutely fell in love with the first book that I held in my hands written by Hannah C. Hall.  It is called Would a Worm go on a Walk?  You can read my review here.  God Bless You & Good Night is just as precious.  Beautiful rhymes paired with absolutely charming artwork.  It is soft… relaxing…. dreamy!

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A Very Happy Easter Prayer written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Natalia Moore review and GIVEAWAY

Bonnie Rickner Jensen and Natalie Moore have teamed up once again with another hit that you will want in your nursery.  A Very Happy Easter Prayer is a sweet snuggle up read.  It is full of spring and sunshine, an adorable family of rabbits, and a simple prayer to our creator God.  It is overcast, snowy, and dreary here in Missoula, Montana and my heart is grateful for the refreshing ray of sunshine that A Very Happy Easter Prayer has brought into my day. 

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Fault Lines by Thomas Locke

I haven’t been disappointed by a Thomas Locke book yet!  I would be surprised if I ever were.  Right now I have a whole list of adjectives running through my mind about this third book in the Fault Lines series…

Jaw-dropping!… Exciting!… Brilliant!… Thrilling!… Genuine!… Exhilarating!… Dangerous!… Heady!… Impelling!… Spine-tingling!… Intriguing! Enthralling! Charged!… Engrossing!  Absolutely outstanding!

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A Very Thankful Prayer written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Natalia Moore review and GIVEAWAY

I have loved all three of the children's board books that I have read and reviewed by Bonnie Rickner Jensen to date.  I pray that there are many more coming.  My kids have loved them too (including my 18-year-old!).  My family and I have given each of them a solid 5-star rating.  The board books are just so God-honoring, sweetly written, and down-right adorable.  A Very Thankful Prayer is no exception.  A perfect book to snuggle up with your toddler, or your teen, to read during the Thanksgiving season.  And who says it just has to be at Thanksgiving... we can enjoy it all throughout the year. 

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Hitler's Cross: How the Cross Was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda by Erwin W. Lutzer (forward by Ravi Zacharias)

Hitler’s Cross is fascinating, enlightening, and downright terrifying.  It is a book that I was meant to read.  Erwin W. Lutzer covers an extremely dark subject matter in a clear, concise, and compassionate manner.  I believe that the state of humanity is such that burying or hiding from our history is dangerous.  Instead, truthful evaluation and personal introspection are imperative in order to avoid repetition of humankind’s greatest atrocities.  We must not forget the atrocities committed nor can we forget the unfortunate fear, lack of faith, and lack of response that was exhibited by the Christian church during WWII.  Hitler’s Cross is an excellent resource for the church to use in understanding this period in our history.

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God Loves Daddy & Me written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Laura Watkins

God Loves Daddy & Me and it’s companion book God Loves Mommy & Me just bring a smile to my face.  God Loves Daddy & Me points out positive attributes of a God honoring father loving his child as THE Father loves them both.  Laura Watkins’ illustrations bring such light and adorableness to the story.  The raccoon daddy and child are so cute!  You’ll love that the child is not stated as being male or female so daddy and son or daddy and daughter work equally well. 

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Would a Worm go on a Walk? written by Hannah C. Hall illustrated by Bill Bolton

What a priceless children's book!  I'm so in love with the absolutely adorable animals, the rhymes, and the affirmation of God's purposeful and perfect creation.  With no holds barred, I recommend that you find a copy at the library or from your favorite book vendor and enjoy this colorful, creative, Christian story with your favorite little one (or a brood of them).  This would make a wonderful addition to your churches toddler's ministry.

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Recruits by Thomas Locke

I love that Davis Bunn is exploring the Thomas Locke facet of his imagination.  We are being exposed to his fascinating expertise as a writer outside of the Christian fiction genre; a genre in which he is highly accomplished.  I was first introduced to his work under the pen name Thomas Locke with his epic fiction series Legends of the Realm.  Then his technothriller series Fault Lines.  Now Bunn is conquering science fiction with Recruits.  I’m ecstatic!  Geez… gush much?!

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Rich in Love: When God Rescues Messy People by Irene Garcia and Lissa Halls Johnson

I was reminded of this book that I reviewed on Goodreads in 2014 today when someone "liked" my review. Due to the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 (44 years ago), many people set aside January as a month to look at the value of human life.  That of the unborn as well as that of the elderly and ill.  Abortion and euthanasia... big topics.  Adoption is a beautiful outcome for many of the children whose birth parents choose life.  While Rich in Love isn't a story about a human's right to life per se, it is a biographical account of life.  Of life altered by a salvific God.  Of a family brought together through God's pleasure.  On to the original review...

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