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The Play-Along Bible

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

Every night I read my two children stories before bed.  I let each of them choose a book and then I read them a Christian story or some Bible verses.  Sometimes they pay attention, sometimes they get bored.  I’m always looking for a fun way to make learning about Jesus fun.

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The Play-Along Bible does just that! Each page is a very short Bible story, explained in kid language, so they actually understand the story.  After each line there is an action they are supposed to act out.  For example, “pretend to eat,” “hands together to pray,” or “cheer hooray.”

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My kids cannot wait to finish each line of the story so they can participate and do whatever action they’re supposed to do.  The Play-Along Bible has really helped them become more excited about God and truly understand what the Bible is all about.  I highly recommend this book to anyone with children.  It’s great for kids of all ages, from 1-13.  The colors are vibrant, and the stories are upbeat.  I cannot say enough great things about this book!

Prayer Points

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

As I have talked about numerous times on my blog, reading God’s Word is very important to me.  I do not take enough time out of my day to read, pray, or reflect.  Sometimes I struggle to find just the right prayer to help me get through what I am currently dealing with.  Prayer Points has come in handy for many of these occasions.

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The book is about praying God’s promises at your point of need.  It is broken up into categories such as death, feeling on edge, loneliness, perfectionism, sleeplessness, etc.  The back contains an index where you can easily find any topic you need.  Each section is then broken down into what the problem is, what God’s promise is (using scripture), a prayer that will help you let go and give to God, and then a short exercise to help you through the issue.  It is super helpful and easy to understand.

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I like how small it is, so I can carry it in my purse.  I highly recommend Prayer Points to anyone who needs guidance with prayer or some support to get through life’s curveballs.

Jesus Speaks

I have always enjoyed reading the Bible, but honestly I don’t make reading it a priority.  I miss reading it, though, which is why I was excited to read Jesus Speaks.  It is 365 days of daily guidance and encouragement, straight from the words of Christ.

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Each page of Jesus Speaks pertains to a day of the year.  It shares a Bible verse and then explains it.  Each page also relates it back to real life and how to connect it in everyday.  It’s my daily dose of Jesus and I really am enjoying it.  This book is a book I can read every day of my life forever and ever.  I highly recommend it.  For more information or to take a peak inside the book, go to

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/531022/jesus-speaks-by-steven-k-scott/

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