Category Archives: Books

The Essential Guide to Prayer

The Essential Guide to Prayer by Dutch Sheets is a how to book on how to pray to gain a better relationship with God.  This book is a good read.    It uses stories from his own life to relate, and really insists on how important persistence is.  Prayer needs to become a habitual practice in your life.

At the end of each section the author asks questions for you to reflect upon to gain a better understanding of your prayer life.  I really liked the real life examples, and how he tied in Bible verses throughout the book.  Overall a great read.


Wow! The Good News in Four Words by Dandi Daley Mackall is one of the most wonderful children’s books I have found about Adam & Eve and Jesus.  The pictures are very colorful and fun to look at.  The story rhymes and is even silly at times.  My 7 year old and 4 year old love it.  There are even verses in the back for reference if you want to connect it with the Bible.  Wow! is very easy for children to relate to and very fun to listen to.

I Always Wondered

Like many people in the world I have questions about my afterlife.  As a devout Catholic, Heaven and Hell are real places that I wonder about daily.  The book, “Answering the Toughest Questions About Heaven and Hell” by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz does a great job deciphering what the Bible tells us about these places.  It explains whether or not Heaven and Hell even exist, what it will be like when you get there, who goes where, and countless other questions.  I enjoyed how straightforward the book was, while including scripture from the Bible.  Definitely a great read for someone interested in where they will be going once they die.

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

Mary a Drawn in Bible Study

I received the most beautiful book from Tyndale House Publishers, “Mary.”  It is a bible study that requires you to write and draw as you learn about Mary and her struggles.  Each section includes scripture, questions to pray about, a prayer, a reflection, and a coloring section.  The book is more of a laid back Bible study.  It’s easily relatable and very thought provoking.  I am learning a lot about Mary as well as how to be a good person through reading and studying this book.  I would recommend it for anyone in High School and up.

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


Tranquility is a prayer and reflection coloring journal.  It is an absolute wonderful journal for young and old.  Each page consists of a prayer, a scripture, and an area to write or color to reflect.

The themes are easily relatable.  Some include, choosing joy, celebrating good times, random acts of kindness, etc.  I really like that the coloring aspect is not over the top.  It was very easy for me to color a page each day while reflecting upon the prayer and scripture I had just read.  Some coloring journals are very detailed and almost impossible to finish in one sitting.  This is my favorite prayer coloring journal I have found to date.

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

Life After Heaven

This Lenten season has taken on a whole new experience for myself.  I’m really beginning to dive deeper into scripture and my prayer life.  Heaven and the afterlife have always been something that intrigued me.  Life After Heaven by Steven R. Musick really spoke to me.

The book begins by explaining a young man’s childhood and how alone he felt.  He was always put to the side, never the center of attention.  It wasn’t until he joined the Navy, did he finally stand out and feel appreciated.  He was making great strides, and was even asked to try out for the SEALs.  While in training he received a fatal injection for swine flu and ended up dying.  He met Jesus, and loved being in Heaven.  Jesus informed him he was not able to stay yet and went back to Earth.  He then, for many years, battled horrific side effects including trouble breathing.  He ended up going to Church and being healed by Jesus.  The story continues on, but I cannot say enough good things about this book.

It is a page turner.  I read the entire book in two days; I could not put it down.  I love how throughout the book the author provides stories of how Jesus and Heaven are really a part of our every day life.  I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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

doodletopia CARTOONS

Drawing has always been a passion of mine.  I recently came across the book, doodletopia CARTOONS by Christopher Hart.  It is a book on how to draw, design, and color your own super-fun cartoon creations.  I have three kids now and they loooove when I draw them pictures and then let them color them.  This book pretty much gave me an unlimited amount of ideas to draw for them.  They like it so much that I now let them look through it and pick their favorite drawing for me to draw for them.

Also what I loved about this book was the different techniques and tricks that it showed you to improve your drawings.  My drawing actually got better from just playing around with my kids with it.  So if you love to draw or even if your now really a big drawer and just a beginner but have always wanted to get better this book is a great book for everyone.

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


All is Bright

All is Bright is a devotional journey to color your way to Christmas.  This is by far one of the best interactive books I have received for Christmas.  Each day beginning with December 1, is a short story relating to Jesus.  Each story includes scripture as well as thought provoking questions for reflection.  On the following page is a picture to color that goes along with what was read.  I enjoyed coloring the page as I reflected upon what I just read.  It was a great time to really focus on what was really important at Christmas time.  I highly recommend this book.

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

The One Year Praying through the Bible for Your Kids

The One Year Praying through the Bible for Your Kids is a great devotional for parents.  I read it nightly, and it truly relates to my life on a personal level.  I like how it begins with a scripture reading, and then it ties it all together for you at the end.  A quick prayer at the end finishes each page.  It’s a great go to book when you need that extra comfort.  I highly recommend this book for parents of all ages.   Reading this Bible has made me feel as though I’m not alone, and others are going through the same thing or thinking the same things.

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

The Night Voyage

Adult coloring books are my new favorite thing to do.  The Night Voyage by Daria Song is a magical adventure and coloring book all in one.  Each page is really a double page of delight.  The pictures to color are very magical and dream like.  When I color it, it brings me back to my childhood as a little girl.  My favorite page is a table full of desserts.  I thoroughly enjoyed this coloring book and would recommend it to any girl, young or old.

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