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Mount Hideaway Mysteries – A Review and Giveaway


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Book Description:
In a small Virginia town outside a mysterious government facility, four homeschooled teenagers investigate a series of murders and other crimes while wrestling with challenges of faith, family, and the transition from childhood to adulthood.

A tragic explosion devastates the town of Steven’s Mill, Virginia. Was it an accident or was it part of a larger plot to take over the town and shut down the work going on at the secret command center?

This first book in the “Mount Hideaway Mysteries” series of books and movies sets the stage for all the action and adventure to come.

This series features gripping drama and entertainment from a faith-based perspective. Teens and adults in the stories wrestle with tragedy, danger, and relationships while they also pursue their relationships with God.

The books and movies in the Mount Hideaway Mysteries series include…
•    Strong, virtuous female characters
•    Encouraging portrayals of Christians and Homeschoolers
•    Parents who are intelligent and engaged with their children
•    Lots of action, adventure, and mystery!

You can get the first two chapters for free here.

You can enter to win your own copy of this book here.

As a homeschooling mother, I always enjoy finding new books and series for young adults to read, and Mount Hideaway Mysteries meets my expectations. Full of adventure, action, and suspense, these books will capture the attention of people of all ages. I find the characters interesting, and the storyline engaging. I appreciate the positive way the author portrays Christians and homeschoolers.

The storyline includes a strong female lead, excellent family relationships, along with action, grief, and more. This book probably suits young adults and teens on up best. So if you enjoy action-filled stories that contain a message of faith, check out this book for yourself. I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.

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Verse Mapping Bible – A Review and Giveaway


Bible Description:

Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping uses Bible study tools to research what you’ve read—to learn about what God is saying and how you can apply his Word to your life. The NIV Verse Mapping Bible includes 350 partially completed verse maps to get you started.

Go beyond just reading the Bible.

Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping means using Bible study tools to research what you’ve just read in the Bible—to learn more about what God is saying to you and how you can apply his Word to your life today. 

In the NIV Verse Mapping Bible, author Kristy Cambron expands her verse mapping curriculum series to include verses from the entire Bible, showing you how to compare Bible translations, pick out meaningful words, and delve into the true meaning of each verse using starter verse maps and prompts. Verse mapping will help you study the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation, and theological framework of a verse. This unique study technique includes exploring Hebrew and Greek word studies, finding connections in Scripture, comparing Bible translations, and learning as much as you can from your time in God’s Word. 

Verse mapping involves five steps:

  1. Choose: Select a verse and write it out.
  2. Compare: Record this verse in two or three other Bible translations and underline key words that are the same or different between translations.
  3. Research: Look up the Hebrew or Greek meaning for the underlined words and record it.
  4. Consider: Ask questions of the verse. Imagine what it would be like to have experienced what’s happening. Read the verses surrounding this verse and use other study tools to dig even deeper, if you prefer.
  5. Apply: What is God saying to you? How does this verse relate to your life today?

Several years ago, I discovered Verse Mapping, so when I had the opportunity to review this Bible, I had to take part. I typically prefer King James Version Bibles, New King James Version, or Amplified Bibles, but this Bible only comes in the NIV format. But I found that issue to be manageable. The

The Bible comes in a variety of covers, so you can pick the one that suits you best. I love how this Bible contains pages to guide you through the process of verse mapping. I appreciate how at the beginning of the Bible, instructions are provided for walking step by step through the process including the design of the verse, which allows you to compare different translations of the Bible, identifying and exploring keywords in the passage, the “actions” taking place, and the “outcome” from the passage.

I also appreciate the white margins provided around the Biblical verses to allow for notes to be recorded, such as presented below.

So if you enjoy Verse Mapping or would like to learn more about it, check out this Bible for yourself. I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.

You can purchase your own copy here.

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The Anxiety Reset – A Review





 

Description:

The Anxiety Reset

A Life-Changing Approach to Overcoming Fear, Stress, Worry, Panic Attacks, OCD and More by Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D. and Keith Wall

 

Individualized solutions for conquering anxiety from acclaimed mental health expert Dr. Gregory Jantz.

If you or someone you love has lost hope of ever getting free from occasional, persistent, or overwhelming anxiety, take heart. The Anxiety Reset offers a fresh, personalized plan for overcoming the fears that are robbing you of joy and peace. In this compassionate guide, you will discover:

•            Your anxiety type and triggers

•            Common myths about anxiety

•            Hidden causes and catalysts of anxiety and what to do about them

•            The pros and cons of medication and possible alternatives

•            How to develop your optimism muscle

•            How to eat for better emotional health

•            How to get started on a personal anxiety reset plan

 

Combining the most up-to-date scientific research, real-life stories, and practical strategies, The Anxiety Reset empowers you to understand and overcome the fears that have been holding you back.

In today’s society lots of things cause anxiety. So the church and us as individuals need to address anxiety meaningfully. The author does exactly that in the book The Anxiety Reset. I found the idea of treating the whole person – meaning spiritual, mental, and physical to be a positive feature of this book. The author addresses the subject from a Christian perspective, which I appreciate as well. So check out this book for yourself.

Purchase your copy of this book here.


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The King James Study Bible from Thomas Nelson – A Review

Bible Description:

Standing apart from all other KJV study Bibles on the market, the King James Study Bible, Full Color Edition is the only Bible featuring extensive commentary, doctrinal notes, archaeological insights, and time-tested study aids developed exclusively for the King James Version. Now available with stunning full-color designs, Holy Land images, classic works of art, charts, and maps, the King James Study Bible, Full Color Edition guides you through the vivid beauty and authority of God’s Word as you grow in your biblical knowledge.

For over a quarter of a century, Thomas Nelson has earned the trust of millions with the best-selling King James Study Bible, offering the standard of conservative KJV scholarship. Our tradition and commitment to KJV study continues with the release of the King James Study Bible, Full Color Edition.

Features include:

  • Beautiful full-color throughout
  • Easy-to-read 10-pt type large print
  • 5,700 authoritative and study notes
  • Center-column references with translation notes
  • Hundreds of color maps and charts
  • Over 100 archaeological notes
  • Over 100 personality profiles
  • Over 200 notes on Christian doctrines
  • Easy-to-navigate topical indexes
  • Book introductions and outlines
  • Word-study concordance
  • Time-honored KJV Bible text

I freely admit I love to collect Bibles. I definitely prefer the King James Version of the Bible. so it thrilled me to review this full color study Bible. From the rich feel of the cover, to the tabs of the Bible to the center-column reference, I found everything about this Bible perfect. I appreciated the notations found at the bottom of the pages. The color illustrations also add to the features of this Bible.

I found the print easy to read and he concordance at the back of the Bible to be useful. The introductions and outlines found at the beginning of each book of the Bible included useful and practical information. For a number of years, I have loved having a study Bible to rely on and this Bible definitely fits that purpose.

So check out this Bible for yourself.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.

Learn more and purchase the Bible here:  https://www.thomasnelsonbibles.com/kjv-study-bible/ 

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Christian Journals Direct – A Frontgate Bloggers Review

 

If you are someone like me, nothing provides the excitement and expectations that a blank journal provides. However, I have to say I found my experience with Christian Journals Direct to be amazing. From the variety of covers available to have journals for women, men, and children, you will find something that suits your needs. The best part comes from the Scriptures found on the bottom of the company, personalizes them with the recipient’s name. So on the bottom of each page the Scriptures include my name.

Whether you are looking for a journal for yourself or a gift for someone special, visit Christian Journals Direct, and peruse the choices for yourself. From covers with Scripture passages to Patriotic covers to covers with trees and flowers, a large variety of options abound. Over three hundred cover choices are available, so take your time and consider your options carefully.

These journals provide the perfect place for:

  • Daily Devotional Time
  • Sermon notes
  • Grocery lists or to-do lists
  • Memorization
  • Scripture Memorization
  • Fitness goals and routines
  • and more

Visit Christian Journals Direct to find your perfect journal.

If you would like to win your own journal, click here or on the graphic below.

So check out Christian Journals Direct for yourself.

I received a complimentary copy of a journal of my choice, but this in no way affected my review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Take Back Your Life – A Review

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Take Back Your Life is a forty-day interactive journey designed to help you identify and then fight your internal battles. This journey allows you to take back your life. Everyone has mission to fulfill and God-ordained potential to affect the world, even when they do not recognize it. Life presents challenges, detours, and traps to keep us in hopeless and helpless loop consisting of anxiety and fear. With Biblical truth and perspective, this book contains a step-by-step journaling process designed to help you:

  • get out of your own way and allowing you to think right so you can live right
  • find purpose by discovering that God will do great things with your imperfect progress, and
  • learn that your pain is not an obstacle to being used by God but an opportunity to be used like never before.

More than a book, it provides an intimate tool of self-anaylsis that helps you identify what’s weighing you down or holding you back, which allows you to tackle it head on with God’s help.

Levi Lusko


Levi Lusko is the founder and lead pastor of Fresh Life Church, located in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Utah. He is the bestselling author of Through the Eyes of a Lion, Swipe Right, and I Declare War. Levi also travels the world speaking about Jesus. He and his wife, Jennie, have one son, Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven.

You can purchase your copy of the book by clicking here.

Check out the resources for parents and children by clicking here.

Life cannot be perfect, and that means it may become a battle, but this book provides tips and ideas for creating a path to the life God meant for us. I love how each chapter includes insights, a Scripture reference, and a prayer along with journaling activities to help the reader focus on their own life experience.

The book contains 6 sections that include Look in the Mirror, Turn Off the Dark, Cross the Barbed Wire, Run Toward the Roar, Be the Difference, and Think Right, Live Right, I love the idea of getting up and show up. If we fail to get up, then we fail to accomplish our purpose.

You can click here or on the graphic below to enter to win a copy of Take Back Your Life.

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Butterfly Box – A Review

DESCRIPTION:

Life is busy, and it can be hard to find the time each day to connect with Christ. Butterfly Box is here to help! We thoughtfully curate a themed box each month to help reclaim those quiet moments with God, build your intimacy with Christ, and live out your faith in the world around you! 

  • Each month’s box is designed to illustrate a biblical theme and encourage spiritual growth.
  • 5 to 6 items such as jewelry, artwork, books, decor, personal pampering items, faith sharing cards and other specialty items
  • All items are carefully chosen and undergo a rigorous selection process
  • Products are faith-based or support small Christian businesses.

I have to say I love receiving mail that contains meaning and purpose. So it thrilled me to receive this box. When I opened it. I found two different types of tea drops – one contained peppermint and the other contained vanilla. You place the drops into boiling water and let them dissolve for a wonderful beverage. A Weekly prayer guide appeared next. The next item was a butterfly necklace. A journal with the words “Be still & Know” on the front along with a copy of Stormie Omartian appeared.

I love the obvious thought and care that created this box. I also appreciate the aesthetics of having everything be color-coordinated. As I pulled each piece from the box, I definitely found myself glad I had been able to participate in this review.

I would definitely consider ordering these boxes as gifts for family members.

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So check out Butterfly Box for yourself.

I received this box through Frontgate Bloggers, but all opinions are my own.

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Spiritual Seeds Planner – A Review

ABOUT

Spiritual Seeds Planner is a planning tool designed to help Christians prioritize living a fruit filled life, guided by the Holy Spirit. The Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness and Self-Control. (Galatians 5:22-23) The planner uses a gardening theme concentrating on four garden plots – Friends/Family, Self, Community, Vocation/Work. Each month focuses on one Fruit, detailing actions to plant + cultivate + grow.  Actions are planned daily for highest yield. Cute garden themed stickers provide visuals for tracking growth. Unlike any other planner, Spiritual Seeds Planner prioritizes and plans Spiritual growth over daily “to do” lists and activities focusing on growth rather than achievement. 

What makes it different:

·       Puts God in charge

·       Inspired, led and powered by the Holy Spirit

·       Based on Scripture

·       Impacts all areas of life

·       Improves relationships

·       Fills life with an abundance of Spiritual Fruit – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control

Features:

·       Easy to follow instructions with visuals

·       Vision Board 

·       Monthly Fruit Focus & Planning Pages

·       Monthly Inspirational Prayers 

·       Weekly Planning

·       Beautiful faux leather cover

·       Fruit of the Spirit Bookmark with definitions and scriptures

·       Fun Garden Themed Stickers 

·       Back pocket 

·       Blank pages for notes

·       Brown Ribbon Bookmark

·       Monthly Tabs

You can purchase your own copy here. Get 20% off your order Use code FRUITOFSPIRIT

I have to say I have loved planners for a number of years. So when I had the opportunity to review this set, I found myself almost giddy with excitement. With all that occurred during 2020, I find myself almost looking forward to 2021 with anticipation. This set includes a planner, 4 pens, a case, stickers, a notepad, tote bag and more.

I have to say I have loved planners for a number of years. So when I had the opportunity to review this set, I found myself almost giddy with excitement. With all that occurred during 2020, I find myself almost looking forward to 2021 with anticipation. This set includes a planner, 4 pens, a case, stickers, a notepad, tote bag and more.

I love the pouch, the pens, and the notepad. However, I wish the stickers could fit into the pouch. However, the tote bag provides plenty of space for everything. With the tote bag, my one desire would be longer straps. The straps are only long enough to hold by the hand and not sit on my shoulder. I like the point on the pens, however the yellow provides very little brightness. I think it suits as a circling things as a highlighter more than a writing tool.

The planner itself comes with a faux leather cover available in shades of grapefruit pink, slate gray, and coconut brown. I had a hard time deciding between the gray and the pink. However, pink won in the end. One of my favorite parts about this planner arises from no coil. This planner is book bound rather than spiral bound, so I do not have to worry about the spiral coil getting in the way or impeding my writing. However, it does not lay as flat as I would like. I love having stickers to personalize the planner with as well.

It comes with features including monthly calendars, weekly spreads, an attached bookmark. space to create a vision board, pages for notes, and more. It definitely provides the key features I am looking for in a planner. It is big enough to provide space, while being thin enough to not be bulky. I love having a coordination tote bag to carry everything in as well.

All things considered, I have to say I am looking forward to using this planner in 2021. So if you are looking for a planner set, check out this set for yourself.

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Holy Guacamole – A FrontGate Blogger Review and Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author and speaker Carrie Stephens has a message our hearts need to hear.  We are so much more than just a plate of rice and beans.  We are holy guacamole that has been crafted with great skill and flair by God who is the Master Creator.

Generously seasoned with humor and empathy, this book includes stories that tell of triumph, failure, heartbreak, and redemption. Holy Guacamole allows our hearts to connect to the unfailing power of God’s call for us to live a life that is full of His Love for us and for the world we live in today.

You can get your own copy of this book here.

 

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Quite a few years ago, I discovered I loved guacamole, but only if it had chunks of avocados, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes.  As a result, I began crafting and creating homemade guacamole.  My husband will only eat my guacamole in fact.  I love taking the time to prepare this condiment for our Mexican meals.  So when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it, and it did not disappoint.

We have an undeniable worth since God has created us in His Image.  With chapters that have titles such as “From the Well to the Ice Maker”, “Sit Down Deborah”, “Pretty Things and Their Ugly Cousins at Home”, among others, this book captured my attention just with the titles.  I had to read more to find out what the chapter titles had to do with God and my relationship with Him

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It helped remind me that I should only be looking to God for validation of who I am and what I am worth. This book will challenge you and cause you to look at your life and the value you put on it.

So if you are looking for a book that will show how incredibly valuable we are to God.  So check out this book for yourself.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Frontgate Bloggers, this in no way influenced my review.  All opinions are my own.

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She Laughs – A Frontgate Blogger Review and Giveaway

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About the Book:

Even though her own life has been dotted with calamities, laughter has provided social media star and author Carolanne Miljavac with the strength and courage to persevere.  She provides insights and ideas for discovering how laughter can help carry you through your own painful experiences  The ten chapters will make you laugh until you cry and will illustrate how laughter has been a vital part of her own healing.  Her own real-life stores will start you on the path to a life of joy and peace.

 

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Combining Biblical wisdom, laughter, and personal experience, this book has a lot to offer.  I found myself laughing quite a bit while reading.  Biblical insights played a critical role in my reading.  I felt connected to what I was reading and definitely recommend this book. The Book consistently leads back to God’s grace, mercy, and love.

Covering topics such as restoration, playing, speaking, failing, humbled, listening, breaking, forgiving, being a mess, and laughter, I could relate to some portion of each of the chapters if not all.  We need to elect to have faith rather than giving in to our own fears.

So if you are going through trials or difficulties or just want a book to make you laugh and see God’s love, check out this book for yourself.

You can get your copy of this book here.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Frontgate Bloggers, this in no way influenced my review.  All opinions are my own.