Friday, December 30, 2011

Big Book of American Trivia

"Big Book of American Trivia" is an awesome book jam packed with all kinds of awesome facts about America. I didn't realize how big this book is - it contains so many trivia questions, broken up by topics. I think this could make an awesome tool for middle and high schoolers who are going through history classes. Most of the questions had some historical importance, and it was really interesting to read through the trivia and gain a little more knowledge about this great country we live in. Would also be a great gift idea for the history buff in your life. I really enjoyed, this and plan on using it often with my own children. Wonderful resource. 

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest evaluation of this book. I was not obligated to write a positive review. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

NLT Facebook Giveaway!!

Here are the NLT Facebook page giveaway details:
Starting on November 29th until December 24th at the New Living Translation Facebook page we're giving away lots of great prizes and something free for you just for singing up.
By visiting the giveaway entry page (located on the NLT Facebook page, the link is under the profile picture) and entering your name and e-mail address you'll be entered to win the following prizes:
  • One random person each day will win a Life Application Study Bible Family Pack (Guys Life Application Study Bible hc, Girls Life Application Study Bible hc, Student's Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible Large Print hc).
  • One Random person each week will win an Apple iPad 2!
Everyone that signs up gets a free download copy of the Life Application Bible Study – Book of Luke!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


"Smitten" is a book written by Colleen coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter. "Smitten" is a wonderfully written book for those of us who are complete romantics at heart. The book is broken up into four different sections, told from the viewpoint of four different women, but each section continues the story. This is a wonderful story about a town that is trying to turn itself into a romantic getaway after the lumber mill is closed. This story really reels you in from the first few pages with the convincing story and well written storyline. The book itself is 400 pages, and it goes by so quickly when you are reading it. I was a little sad when it was over! The book also includes a short reading group guide, and a brief interview with the authors of the book. I would highly recommend this book for the romantic in your life, as it is an absolutely wonderful story. I loved it, and wouldn't hesitate to read anything from any of these women again.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements

Love & War

"Love & War" by John & Staci Eldredge is a wonderful book about the realities of married life. The book is written by a husband and wife team, which makes this particular book approachable for both men and women. The Eldredges are very open about their own marital struggles, and I found this to be a really inspiring, yet extremely honest book about love and marriage. John and Stasi understand, through their own experiences, the power of the Enemy that we face, and the hope that God brings into a marriage if the married couple let Him. I really enjoyed the straightforward approach that John & Staci took in this book, and I believe that any relationship could benefit from the words of wisdom imparted in "Love & War". I would highly recommend this book to any couple seeking more out of their marriage than just "getting by". Wonderfully written.

~I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.