365 Pocket Morning Prayers

Prayer is a very important part of my everyday life.  I would like to get into the routine of setting aside time each morning for prayer.  Right now, my morning time is very rushed so I don’t have too much time to devote to prayer.

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365 Pocket Morning Prayers is perfect for my lifestyle right now.  Each day has a different topic such as confidence, courage, motives, or doubt.  There is a short prayer followed by a short Bible scripture to go along with the theme.  It takes me about two minutes to read, and another minute or so to discern and focus on what God is trying to tell me.  It’s really a great tool that will help me get my mornings off to the right start.  The book is a great size as well, so it’s easy to pack for travel.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Angels

Angels%203D%20for%20LPI am a Catholic and believe 100% in angels.  I have raised my children to know that they each have a guardian angel that watches over them.  So many questions arise when I think of angels or when I speak about them to my children.

 

Angels, by Jack Graham, has been a great resource in helping me understand what role angels play in my own faith.   He provides many examples of how they protect, give strength, and show companionship whenever we are in need.  The book also shares exactly where in scripture angels are referred to and what their roles are.  If you truly want to know about the spiritual side of angels, this is a must read.

Bethany House has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Gratitude

Gratitude is something I need to work on every single day of my life.  It is something I need to practice and set time aside to do.  With the book, Gratitude, A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal, I can do just that.

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Each morning or evening, I can sit down and devote myself to  becoming a more gracious person.  This particular journal is set up with a short prayer, Bible verse, space to reflect, and an area to color and express creativity while focusing on gratitude.  The journal prompts are simple, and give lots of room to dig deep into your soul.  The drawings to color are simple and mindless so you can really concentrate on the true task at hand.  I really like this journal and would recommend it to anyone who needs a little more gratitude in their lives.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Pop Manga Coloring Book

One of my favorite activities to do with my kids is color.  It is so nice that adult coloring books have been created so parents can color alongside their children, in a book that is at their level.

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Pop Manga Coloring Book by Camilla d’Errico is quite different from any other coloring book I have used or seen.  It is very bizarre and quite crazy.  Most of the pages involve a little girl doing something or wearing something a little “out there.”  For example, one page has the little girl holding an alligator, while another has her wearing a robot contraption on top of her head.  The coloring book was a little too bizarre for my taste, but I can see many other people who are more artsy who would love it.  Some of the pictures are simple to color, while others are very intricate.  Overall, it is a great coloring book, just not exactly my personal taste.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

Modern Potluck

I have quite a little obsession with cookbooks.  They are so enticing to look through and I love trying out new recipes with my family.  I was drawn to Modern Potluck by Kristin Donnelly.  The cover made me feel like the recipes were going to remind me of growing up and comfort food.

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I was spot on.  The cookbook is divided into chapters including Slow-Cooked & Served Hot, Baked & Savory, and Sweets among others.  The very first recipe in the book is something I will be trying real soon.  It’s called Sweet-Spicy-Salty Snack Mix and some of the ingredients include popcorn, rice crackers, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and brown sugar.  The picture looks just decadent and the step by step instructions look easy to follow.  For each recipe the author tells you how you can prep the dish for a potluck.   I really like the cookbook is laid out and most of the dishes include ingredients I have heard of.  It is definitely a cookbook you should check out if you’re looking for new recipes to share with a crowd.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”