The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

When you first begin thinking about becoming a parent, your mind is flooded with cute little onesies and cuddly moments. Often images of children laughing through a field of flowers sneak in there too. Of course, if you've been a parent for more than 10 minutes you know this is not always the case. That's why I was so glad to see a book like Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents.  I'm a big fan of Gary Chapman really enjoyed his five love languages book, so I was happy to give … [Read more...]

{New} Easy to Understand Children’s Bible (Resource Review)

{New} Easy to Understand Children’s Bible (Resource Review)

I'm always on the lookout for a good kids Bible so I was delighted to see if the International Children's Bible in a recent Dispatch box. This Bible is unique in that it was the first translation of the Scriptures prepared specifically for children. Translated from the original languages this Bible seeks to be simple enough for children to read and understand it for themselves. Senses are short and uncomplicated, and difficult words are turned into simpler synonyms. Unfamiliar words are … [Read more...]

Simple Pleasures: Book Review

Simple Pleasures: Book Review

Simple pleasures is sometimes I often long for in our every day living.  Too often, I'm laying in bed at night, recounting the day, and realizing that I've gone yet another day without truly savoring the gift that it was. This book, Simple Pleasures, by Marianne Jantzi, is a wonderful reminder to to savor the every day moments that make up a life filled with love.   Her stories are short and sweet and filled with a tangled web of memories that we all so often feel and … [Read more...]

The Golden Braid {Book Review}

The Golden Braid {Book Review}

I know you can't judge a book by it's cover, but when I spotted this book the other day, the cover caught my eye and I'm glad it did!  I'm not much of a fiction reader, but I do love a good fairy tale, especially when retold for adults.  I stumbled upon a real gem with The Golden Braid.  This book was wonderful and a pleasure to read.  I felt like it captured true romance without all the needless angst that so often accompanies this type of book. It had subtle and believable mentions of faith, … [Read more...]

Pass It On: Amazing New Resource for Parents!

Jim Burns has done it again!  Together with Jeremy Lee, Burns has produced an amazing resource for parents who wish to pass on a legacy of faith to their children. About the Book: Most parents spend more time helping their kids succeed at academics or athletics than infusing shared spiritual experiences into the rhythm of everyday family life. While the idea of strategically passing down our faith can seem intimidating, the annual Rites of Passage Experiences contained in Pass It On … [Read more...]