Monday, April 29, 2013

Awesome New Children's Book and Giveaway!


Have you ever asked yourself....why didn't I think of that?!?!?!

Here is one of those times!

I had the privilege of reviewing the first in a series of fabulous books by Troy Schmidt! Seriously, you are going to kick your self and when I tell you this and think "why didn't I think of that!" These books are stories taken from the Bible only this time you get to hear the other side of the story!

The book I reviewed was "Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah In My Stomach and I think I'm Going to Throw Up!" We have heard Jonah's side of the story so now it's time to hear the whales side! How clever is this!!!

My kids absolutely LOVED the book and we look forward to reading them all! We have had to read this book 3 nights in a row for our bedtime story:)

About the Book: 
Oh sure, we've all heard the story of Jonah and the Whale a hundred times.
But have we heard it from the perspective of the whale who experienced the history-making event?
Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I think I'm Gonna Throw Up! Imagine how that great sea creature from the incident might tell his side of the story, helping kids age 4-8 discover a creative way of learning about that guy who was supposed to go to Ninevah. The "Parent Connection" feature (inside the book) will help moms and dads take the story further with scripture references and tips on how to talk with their children about what really happened.


About the Author: 
Troy Schmidt has writing and video production credits ranging from assignments with Disney (The Mickey Mouse Club) and Nickelodeon to Max Lucado's Hermie franchise. He is currently the lead writer for The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on the Game Show Network. Troy and his wife have three sons.
The series:  This is just the first in a series!  Other books available include Hey God, Can You Stop the Rain so I Can Get off Noah's Smelly Ark? and Hey God, I'm Having an Awful Vacation in Egypt Thanks to Moses!



Check out these links and get your copy May 1st or leave a comment below for a chance to win a free copy!!

Brought to you by B&H Kids, Available May 1, 2013.
This book is just $9.99 and will entertain you and your kids!  Available here.



 
Twitter@troyeschmidt


"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."







Tuesday, April 9, 2013

This Is Our Time Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

 
 
Just one look at the cover and I could not wait to watch this movie!! To seize God's calling...how exciting!! It did take me a bit to get completely interested in it but before long I was hooked. I absolutely LOVED the message and could completely related to several of the characters. So let me tell you about it:
 
 
About This Is Our Time
The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and AlĂ© (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.
“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”
 
Check out these links!
 
Websitehttp://www.christiancinema.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4565
 
I found this movie to be a huge source of encouragement for me! It is always hard when things don't work out as we had planned and this was the perfect reminder that God is still in control.
 
Mark your calendar because the release date will be April 16th!!
 
OR
 
just leave me a comment and you will be entered to win a copy here!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."