Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women" Review #AdoredByGod #FlyBy

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 



About the 365-day devotional:
Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on the day’s message. The book tackles tough topics girls face, from bullying and social media to friendships and dating, all the while showing readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight.

HardcoverFor ages 13 & up.

For more information and a FREE 7-day download please visit: http://info.zondervan.com/adored-devotional/
My Review:
As much as I hate to admit it, my daughter is getting to be a young lady.  The child she was is slowly leaving and she is becoming more interested in grown-up matters.  I am grateful that she is still quite naive but I know, with our current culture, she won't stay that way much longer.  I'd like to be able to guide her through all the confusion of becoming a young adult, but I know I can use all the help I can get too!!  Having a devotional like "Adored" for her to read each day and stay grounded in God's word and advise is going to be a great help!

I plan to give my daughter "Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women" for Christmas this year.  We've done devotions together each night since she and her brother were toddlers.  As she becomes more independent, she has liked the idea of having her own devotional and she is more than ready.  (Of course, we'll be doing devotions as a family still too!)

I've read through several of the devotions in "Adored" and I couldn't be happier giving this to my daughter as a gift!  It's full of wonderful reminders of God's plans for her and the way she should be living...it's been great for me too!  (Maybe we'll read it together!?  I'm still a young woman, right? ;-)  )


I highly recommend this devotional to anyone with young ladies in their lives!  It truly is a great one!

Buy It!:
"Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women" retails for $14.99 and can be purchased at Christianbook.com.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible and NIrV Holy Bible Review #OnceUponATimeBible #FlyBy

*Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.



About the Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible and the Once Upon a Time Holy Bible:

    With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story.

    The art will captivate Disney lovers with similar looking characters and color palettes

     Zonderkidz wanted to capture fans of this genre, but introduce young children to the word of God, and introduce them to the great characters of the Bible. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story!

    What Christian parent doesn’t want to tie in Bible learning fun with what their kids already love, but also have the opportunity to teach them that the real heroes and stories of our faith come straight from God’s Word.


The Storybook Bible utilizes even more of the captivating art style and beautiful narrative to tell the major stories of the Bible (http://www.zondervan.com/once-upon-a-time-storybook-bible) , and the Holy Bible (http://www.zondervan.com/nirv-once-upon-a-time-holy-bible-hardcover & (http://www.zondervan.com/nirv-once-upon-a-time-holy-bible-imitation-leather) includes the full-text of the bestselling New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) translation, and highlights 6 great stories of the Bible in full-color tip-in pages.  (There will be 6 stories, and each story is told on 4 illustrated pages.)

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My Review:

The Storybook Bible is a good size book at 9" x 11", so it is quite big.  It contains 33 stories and 144 pages.  The stories are only four pages long so they are perfect for children with short attention spans.  And, with much of those four pages covered in pictures, little ones' eyes will be occupied looking while the story is read.


The pictures are also very neat!  They definitely remind me of a fairy tale story with the illustrations... especially the facial features of the characters.  Even the pages with only words are decorated nicely with different borders to brighten up the page.


Not only does each story start with "Once Upon a Time", but it also ends with a "Happily Ever After" Bible verse to go with the story!  The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible is a great way to introduce young ones to the stories of the Bible.


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The Once Upon a Time Holy Bible is illustrated the same as the Storybook Bible.  It IS a 1144 page Bible with a handful of colorful pages throughout with shortened versions of Bible stories on them.


While it is a very nice Bible, I think the shortened stories are little too short.  There are some fun, interesting, parts of the stories that my children were disappointed were not included.


Even though the stories are a bit short, the Once Upon a Time Holy Bible would make a wonderful first Bible for a young child.  It has enough colorful stories to intrigue them, yet is still a Bible that they can follow along in and learn from.


The covers of both the Storybook Bible and Holy Bible say "The Bible is not a fairy tale.  Every great story happened once upon a time."  What a great way to start little ones off with that reminder!  Most Bible stories sound like other fairy tales that children hear, but they need to understand that these stories truly happened and that they happened for a very important reason.

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Buy Them!
The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible is available at Sam's Club or where books are sold for $16.99.  The Once Upon a Time Holy Bible is available where books are sold for $24.99.  They would make great gifts for Easter baskets!

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