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Book Review: Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord


Dave Stone’s book Rasing Your Kids to Love the Lord is great go to resource book for parents of all kinds. There are practical life lessons, stories from the author’s own personal walk with his children, and biblical scriptures of truth. This book is meant to encourage the reader in whatever area or circumstance that they might going through.

I personally found this title to be a really quick read. I couldn’t put it down. A lot of the points in the book, I already knew growing up in a Christian household as a child. The same truths and morals taken away from my reading have served as a reminder to apply what I’ve been taught to parenting my own kids. Basically you don’t try to fix your kids, you lead by example so that they might see Christ within you. Easier said than done sometimes because not all kids are as compliant and the author even mentions that.

A paragraph in Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord that stood out to me was this: “God isn’t expecting us to be perfect. He just wants us to look to the one that is. If God is truly more concerned with direction than perfection, then next year you’ll be a better parent because you’re learning, maturing, and being transformed by His spirit”.

Parenting can be quite the challenge. I say this as a mother of a four year old daughter and nearly two year old son. Some days go by really smoothly and other days not so much. But I can say that starting the day with Christ, being encouraged by other parents, and simply just applying and believing God has the best for you and your kids will make the daunting task of parenting more bearable and rewarding.

This book has a been a great resource to me. It’s a quick read and it’s not a step by step how do I get my kids to just listen to me. We are meant to disciple our children and direct them in the way of God not control and prevent them making their own choices ( some battles are meant to be won though!). I like that this book gives practical advice and points the readers in pointing them in that direction.

You can purchase Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord (Faithful Families) on Amazon right now for $11.00!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Back Pain!


Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. Many people suffer far more than they need to and are looking for help. This book offers that help, combining inspiring and comforting Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical advice from noted physical medicine and rehabilitation expert Dr. Julie Silver of Harvard Medical School.

In this book, you’ll find eight chapter each with deep meaningful stories from people just like me and you. There are stories on how people survived and get by with the pain and discomfort from back pain. Not just that, but there’s also medical advice from Dr. Julie Silver of Harvard Medical School who gives sound advice and tips that could help readers know when they should see a Doctor and how to prevent certain aches and pains to begin with. I enjoyed reading this book and feel that much better with handling my own back pain.

I highly recommend  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Back Pain! You can purchase this title or any of the other Chicken Soup for the Soul books at your local bookstore, online on their website and more!

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Review & Giveaway: The Big Book of Sweet Stickers from Silver Dolphin Books

Summer is in full swing and I’ve been on the search for things to keep my children busy whether they are at home or on an outing and need some down time. But I haven’t been looking for just anything, I’ve been looking for engaging activities books that are not only fun but educational too! And with that in mind, I was introduced to the great new activity items from Silver Dolphin Books for kids of all ages!

My daughter Melody loves anything cute and sweet and don’t get me started on how much she loves to receive and play with stickers! Honestly in more than one way stickers have gotten us through some bumpy spots like at Doctor visits and just to keep her occupied when not having a very good day. This is why I know she would love to receive The Big Book of Sweet Stickers to keep her occupied this Summer. And believe me it has, she’s asked to play with this book everyday since gave it to her!

The Big Book of Sweet Stickers is super appealing to the eye with it’s bright colors and cheerful illustrations. Honestly, the cover completely draws you in even before you know what’s in store on the inside. I like the 8.5 x 11 size of this book as it easily can slide into a kids suitcase or book bag. There are 112 fun filled pages with over 500 stickers to peel and stick for hours of fun!

The activities in the sticker book include building a elaborate gingerbread house, designing ice cream stands, solving mazes, puzzles, word searches, and much more! Your child will get to practice their counting and sorting skills, boosting their color recognition abilities as well many other preschool skills.
If you are looking for awesome activities books to keep the children in your life happily occupied during the summer months, Silver Dolphin Books are the way to go. There many different types of sticker book themes but not limited to just that. I encourage you to check out what Silver Dolphin Books has to offer for yourself.

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Book Review: Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson

I’ll say right off the bat that Dr. James Dobson’s book Bringing Up Girls is a must have if you are a parent (mom or dad) or care giver of a girl of any age. This title has spoken many truths and gives practical God ordained advice and biblical references. I feel this book can quite literally change a generation if  people are willing to open their hearts and seek fully after God in training our daughters in the way they should go.

There are twenty-two chapters in Bringing Up Girls. The chapters  found cover numerous issues and topics such as the importance of fathers, culture and how it affects girls, puberty and adolescence, teaching your girls to be ladies, personal appearance, and much more. I liked that there were personal testimonies, q &a, from girls from many different types of life styles. There are lots of facts in this title and also plenty of statistics talking about the issues that can be found in todays society.

Overall, I enjoyed this title and felt like I could apply it even to parenting my four year old daughter. The same facts and truths pretty much apply to girls of all ages. I was so impressed with this book that I plan on purchasing Bringing up Boys soon.

Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review through Tyndale Publishers. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.