I’ve been a book reviewer since 2007 and I remember when Cara Putman’s first novella came out. I remember being curious about what a lawyer would writ...moreI’ve been a book reviewer since 2007 and I remember when Cara Putman’s first novella came out. I remember being curious about what a lawyer would write, and what type of imagination would come out on the page. Although Dying for Love was the first story of hers I actually read in the novella collection Cherry Blossom Capers. Cara’s writing is enjoyable and keeps me in suspense. It seems now that I can say her stories are all a delight and intrigue from beginning to end.
When it comes to reading war time novels for me, most of the time they are a hit or a miss, and parts of this reminded me of Tricia Goyer’s espionage war time stories also dealing with art work, but Cara is a different type of author and definitely one to keep the pages turning.
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At the beginning of September you might have seen the FIRST Wild Card Tours preview for the book Unlimited and today I want to tell you about it again...moreAt the beginning of September you might have seen the FIRST Wild Card Tours preview for the book Unlimited and today I want to tell you about it again in an effort with a launch team to really get the word out about the book that released September 1st and the film that is due to release in 25 US cities on October 16th. Nearly always I dive right in and enjoy reading stories from the Gentleman Adventurer and while for me this is not quite a Marc Royce nor Storm Syrrell novel, it is action filled and intriguing which keeps the pages turning. As for on film, I definitely want to watch it and I honestly think every contemporary action adventure Davis Bunn writes would make for a good movie. (I haven't read any of his historicals yet, *gasp* I know me right?!)
Simon is a complex character and this books is about his journey, his growing and learning about life and there is a good bit of adventure along the way. The rest of the cast of characters provides great countering and support and I'm intrigued to wonder what the actors will pull off in the film as to what I've seen in my imagination. The "bad guys" verses "good guys" had me shouting in my head at times as to when I saw things the characters did not, but overall definitely good suspense and plenty of thrill.
Yet again, entertainment and hours of reading from Davis Bunn and I cannot wait for his next novel in several weeks to come!
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A few years ago I discovered and fell in love with the HCSB Illustrated Study Bible for Kids. Now they have re-released the hardcover *and while I hav...moreA few years ago I discovered and fell in love with the HCSB Illustrated Study Bible for Kids. Now they have re-released the hardcover *and while I have to admit I like my cover image better) they have also released leather bound versions for boys and girls. I haven't seen the boy version (blue ship) version in person, but love what I've seen on-line. I have gotten my hands on the girl's edition (pink castle) and I never thought I could be this in love. Absolutely this is what I plan to engrave and have as my girls' real Bible. It has everything that I loved before but the theme has changed.
When I was in second grade I received my first Bible for moving up to the next Sunday School class. It was black, leather bound, red letter and had my name engraved on the cover. A great Bible, but I do not remember reading it. The Bible that I remember spending the most time in was when I was in sixth grade and in my first Bible class at the private school I attended for two years. That Bible was colorful and had interesting inserts. I remember highlighting and writing all over that one. In that class we had to make all sorts of charts to remember the different sections of the Bible.
Well let me tell you, Holman Bible Publishers has all of the charts that I made in that class and more of the color than that old Bible dreamed of having in their new edition of the Illustrated Study Bible for Kids in Hardcover. I'm certain the two leather bound editions are just as awesome with one pink and the other brown with a cool design (in the originals as well as these rerelases). This Bible is awesome! I wish it was the one that I had when I was first really learning the Bible...
At the very beginning there is a page called "The ABCs of Becoming a Christian" that highlights Admit, Believe and Confess with details. This is so great. Often it seems there will be an mature Christian able to help a new comer along, but to have it here and available at a query notice is really great. I told you a few years ago that my introduction to the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation was in The Apologetics Study Bible and I absolutely love that Bible. I would completely trust this Bible and translation with my daughter to delve into when she's ready. The recommendation age is starting at age six, but I think you could easily read with a younger child and they would like the pictures, but for studying on their own six is a great age to begin. There is a really thorough Bible Dictionary for Kids and a neat chart with a Table of Weights and Measures to really bring the events and physical stories to life. The font is very clear and easy to read and as a favorite feature, this one is Red Letter in the words of Christ in the New Testament as well.
Every so often there is an insert of pages that has a great feature to help learn details of the Bible for instance a page about The Books of Law that gives a short fact about Genius, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. There is then a map that features something valuable of the current scripture you may be reading. The next page is a family genome that is totally cool! This is exactly the kind of thing that I would be writing out in my own time back in school to figure out who was related to who and which son went where. This is awesome! Also under each descendants name is a scripture reference where you can find more about them. Then the last page of the first section of inset pages is another chart that I remember making over and over again in school. A list of the Books of the Old Testament divided into Law, History, Poetry, Major Prophets, Minor Prophets, and below that the New Testament in Gospels, History, Paul's Letters, General Letters and Prophecy. This page is so vibrant and colorful, it is very pleasing to the eye and will easily help your child remember and memorize where each book is located.
All in the rest of the Bible are tons more Study Helps (insert of pages) that are really quite cool. I love this Bible and I think that it is a great fun and I think that any kid would agree. I cannot recommend this one any more highly for your kiddo. This is awesome!
This is a standard Bible size with a soft buttery soft pastel pink cover embellished with flowers and the design of a castle. It sparks the interest of a story to be told. A pink ribbon marker makes it easy to keep up with your page or one of the 44-full-color images you are reading. The large, easy-to-read font type makes this even more appropriate for earliest readers.
Red-letter words of Christ and everything else you need. We're using this in our K4 homeschool this year. The guidelines in Memoria Press Copybook I encourage the teacher to read the scripture from a leatherbound precious Bible and not just a cartoon-like frivolous illustrated storybook Bible. This is perfect for that purpose. All in all perfect for my girls.