Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Men of Sunday

"Men of Sunday" by Curtis Eichelberger is the perfect book for the Christian football lover! This book profiles some of the biggest names in football - past and present, and their challenges they face not only in their career, but in their faith. Most people think that these NFL athletes are tough, no nonsense kind of guys, but this book sheds light on a side of these men that most never see. Through in person interviews, Eichelberger retells the struggles and faith of men like Tony Dungy, Ray Lewis, Aaron Rodgers, Tim Tebow, and Herb Lusk. What I loved about this book is that each chapter has a theme, and Eichelberger uses stories from these men and others tied in with Biblical references and verses and it all fits together. I thought this book was very well written, and truly interesting. I was able to find a newfound respect for many of these men by learning their personal stories of faith and challenge, and how they were able to come out on top in their spiritual lives as well as on the football field. Great book, and would highly recommend it.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from BookSneeze.com in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

90 Devotions for Kids

"90 Devotions for Kids" is a cute way to start getting your child into the habit of reading a little bit of the Bible every day. The devotionals are numbered, but not dated, so it is easy to jump in whenever you pick up the book. Each devotional starts with a Bible verse for that day, and then a short story or real life application for that verse. This is followed by a made up scenario about a particular character that helps compound the lesson and make it more real life for the child reading. The devotional ends with a daily challenge, that encourages the child to dig deeper into the lesson, or read more in their Bible. The very last part of the daily devotional is a Bible Theme memory verse. At the end of each week, there is a "theme" that takes a topic and gives almost an overview of the devotionals, with a memory verse, short story or explanation, and a short prayer. These topics cover subjects like learning about Jesus, the Bible, and forgiveness. Also mixed into this book are puzzles for the child to tackle. I thought this devotional gave a lot of variety and paid attention to topics that can really help younger kids grow in their faith. I would recommend this book for children ages 5+. Wonderfully written, great applications, and easy Bible verses for children to remember.

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