Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bible Belles- Esther The Belle of Patience-GIVEAWAY







Have you heard? 

There is a new series of books out called

Bible Belles’ The Adventure of Rooney Cruz

This series highlights five women of the Bible who God used for His glory:

Hannah, Ester, Abigail, Ruth and Deborah.

You can find out more about this new series of books at www.biblebelles.com 


Today I want to share with you about  the newest book being released, the second book in the series: 

Esther, the Belle of Patience 

I love the concept of this book, which is using women of the Bible to help young girls discover what real beauty is through God’s love and to help them realize that He has a special purpose for each of our lives. 

The story reminded me of another series of books from my childhood where a girl walked through a giant book to see bible land only the character in this story opened a window and peeked in to see bible land. The story opens with a young girl named Rooney on the soccer field. Having a daughter that plays soccer I must admit that the story line was all to familiar. A small angel appears and introduces her to the window in which she peeks in and sees the story of Esther being played out. Upon hearing the story of Esther and realizing her “super power” of patience Rooney returns to the soccer field and uses what she learned to make things right on the field. 

I think this book has a great storyline and is illustrated beautifully. My only complaint is relating these women of the Bible to superheros. It doesn’t take a superhero to be faithful to God. In fact God seems to choose some of the least likely characters to do great things through. These women didn’t have super powers as stated in the story. They were faithful and obedient to God and it was through God that they were allowed to accomplish great things. It would have been nice to have displayed how God uses ordinary people to extraordinary things when they walk in obedience with him… no superpowers needed! 

Social Corner:
Bible Belles: Website

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of this book please leave a comment below or on my social media links and you will be entered into a drawing which will take place June 30th! Previous winners are not eligible. 


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Saving Christmas Review

 
 
With Christmas nearly upon us, many of us will soon be gearing up for all of the time-honored traditions that accompany the season. Along with all of the colors, smells, and decorations, there is a new character during Christmas that seems to drain the fun out of the season: The Modern Day Scrooge. We all know this new Scrooge; he is the one that points out everything that is wrong with our Christmas Traditions.
Kirk Cameron stars in this movie, and when confronted with tough issues, Cameron provides biblical and historical perspectives that will open the eyes of the biggest opponent to any of these traditions. Cameron exposes a “war on Christmas” that is coming not from outside biblical community but from within. This movie is a must for those who enjoy the time-honored traditions of lights, trees, toy soldiers, and, yes, even jolly old Saint Nick. It is an enjoyable look at the actual evidence as well as how to respond in a loving way to those who would try to strip those traditions from the Christmas season. In fact, watch Saving Christmas with them and allow the movie to do the talking for you. This is a great movie that the whole family can all watch and enjoy; my family loved it.
 


 
 
A special giveaway today!!!
 
 

Leave a comment below letting me know if you plan to see the movie on opening night (this FRIDAY the 14th) and you could win….

 
A SIGNED Saving Christmas movie poster (by Kirk Cameron), the soundtrack to the film, and a car air freshener (they smell like Christmas trees 🌲🌲)



About the movie:

This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.” KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is an engaging story that provides a biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. So take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in… and let’s put Christ back in Christmas! KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is in theaters for a limited engagement beginning November 14 for two weeks only!

 
 


Check out the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SavingChristmasMovie

Official website: http://www.savingchristmas.com

 

"Join me, and my family, and together let’s put Christ back into Christmas. We’ll dive head first into all of the joy, the dancing, the celebration, the feasting, the imagination and traditions that glorify the true reason for the season.” - Kirk Cameron

 

Saving Christmas is a wonderful defense of Christmas traditions and is quite educational. Candy and I also enjoyed some good laughs. I pray that God will use it to His glory.” 


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Alone Yet Not Alone Book Review


My Review:
We added this book to our homeschool curriculum since we were studying about this time in history. My 9 year old LOVED it and can't wait to see the movie! It was such a good book and to be honest I hated to quit reading it every day. It is a book filled with action, adventure, and faith. I love the strength and love for Christ this family had and because Barbara and Regina were raised with such a love for the Lord these two girls were able to endure so much and still remain strong in their faith. At the end of the book it gives a page of discussion questions which also opened up great dialogue with our kids. I feel we are better people having heard this powerful story of faith.

Here is a little more info on the book (and the movie!!) and if you would like a chance to win a copy just leave a comment below:)
 
 
This historic book is recommended for children ages 8 and up and is a read they are guaranteed to love. It combines great adventure with even greater values - kids won't even realize they are learning about history!
About Alone Yet Not Alone:

Settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, deep within America's new frontier, the Leininger family celebrates the blessings of a beautiful homestead and bountiful harvest. That is, until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French and Indian War and the devastating raid known as the Penn's Creek Massacre.

The lives of this simple, God-fearing family are forever altered when Barbara and Regina, two young sisters, are carried away by a band of Allegheny warriors. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hole firmly to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour, and that they will be reunited again.

Rich in historical details, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian War.
The feature film will be released in theaters June 13th 2014!!!!

About The Author:
Tracy Leininger Craven loves history and retelling real-life stories in her historical fiction books. She also loves spending her free time in the great outdoors with her husband David and their three children.

Alone Yet Not Alone
Written by: Tracy Leininger Craven
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Paperback: 148 pages

Official website for the movie, releasing JUNE 13th: http://www.aloneyetnotalone.com
RESERVE YOUR SEATS TO SEE THE MOVIE: http://seatzy.com/main/moviedetail/alone-yet-not-alone


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Unstoppable Review and Giveaway!!



Seriously, this is a dream come true...ok more like an answered prayer!

Kirk and I go way back (although he doesn't realize this:))! Like many of you I grew up watching Growing Pains. I would like to say I never missed an episode but I would be lying. I will never forget the day I missed my one and only episode. I had been looking forward to it all week and the night had finally arrived (I believe it was a Tuesday). I was so EXCITED until my mom grounded from the TV for not washing the dishes:(....

He also spoke at my church a few years back. I just happened to be 10 month pregnant and it was pouring down rain and there were no parking spots for miles so I had not choice to miss my one and only chance to meet KIRK CAMERON!

Ok, back to my answered prayer! My entire childhood I prayed for Kirk Cameron to come to know Christ has his Lord and Savior. Needless to say that prayer was answered and it has been nothing but complete joy to see the work the Lord is doing in and through him!

My hubby and I set down to watch with much anticipation. It was awesome to see my little ones (ages 3-15) wander into the room one by one and was quickly hooked as well. We truly loved it.

Who hasn't experience tragedy and heartache? Unfortunately there is no way getting around it in this sinful world:( This movie was filled with inspiration and encouragement. I think my children particularly loved the stories of the Bible come to life. I loved how he took us to the beginning of creation to show us how we got to where we are.  He does a wonderful job of presenting the gospel and reminding us that God is good and faithful.

It is definitely a must see!

Oh, did I mention I am giving away a copy!!! All you have to do is leave a comment below for a chance to win.  I will draw a winner in 2 weeks! Check back to see if it's you:)

Visit the official website: http://unstoppablethemovie.com
About Provident Films: 
Provident Films, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, produces, markets, and distributes faith-based films. The company is part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, which has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades.  Films from the company have included Courageous, October Baby, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. More info is available at ProvidentFilms.org.


 
 
"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Friday, November 1, 2013

King's Faith Review and Giveaway!

 
 
 
My daughter and I  just had the opportunity to watch King's Faith and wow! We loved it! It is a great movie to watch with your older children. This movie is rated PG 13 for violence, drug content and thematic elements. It is not a movie that my little ones would see:)
 
I found it to have a positive message and lead to great conversation with my 14 year old. I hope that it will inspire many to get involved with their local foster care program and make a difference in the lives of children in the foster care system.
 
 
About KING'S FAITH 
Eighteen foster homes. Nine arrests. One life-changing moment.
After Brendan King’s life spiraled to rock bottom, the teen found hope in a new relationship with Christ while serving time in a juvenile penitentiary. Recently released from prison, Brendan finds solace in the foster home of a couple struggling with suppressed grief.
As the city-bred teen enrolls at a suburban high school, he finds support from a group of believers. Yet the bonds of his old way of life—and the gang that wants to know where he hid their stash on a long-ago night—are strong. In his darkest moment, Brendan found faith. Now he must decide if it’s worth the price to hold on to it.
 

KING’S FAITH stars Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield (The Women of Brewster Place, Madea’s Family Reunion), Crawford Wilson (Judging AmyZoey 101), Kayla Compton (Entourage), and James McDaniel (Malcolm XNYPD Blue).
KING’S FAITH features the themes of courage, forgiveness and overcoming your past highlighted with the important message of youth in foster care. The film prompts audiences to consider many of the questions they struggle with today: How can I stand firm in my faith when life’s challenges put me to the test?   Where do I turn when I feel paralyzed by loss and grief?  Can I find true forgiveness from my wrong choices?
Watch the trailer/Visit the official website www.kingsfaith.com
 
I am giving a copy away today and all you have to do is leave a comment below to be entered!
Good Luck!