The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

36758630A child plants a mustard seed in an empty garden. It is an itty-bitty seed. It isn’t anything special- yet.

Based on the parable of the mustard seed, this new children’s book by authors Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso follows the story of two children who plant a mustard seed and await for it to grow. Silly, fun, and engaging, children will be drawn into the story by the colorful illustrations and anticipate, along with the characters, the growth of the marvelous mustard seed. Continue reading “The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso”

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Featured Book: On The Edge by Theresa Santy

29622235For as long as she can remember, Kristen Craemer has been running from something. In high school and college, she ran competitively, until her Olympic dreams were shattered. Now, she runs to escape—from her past, from intimacy, from reality, and from the cold, black mist that haunts her nights.
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Winner Announced: The Coin Chronicles

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Congratulations to the winner of our May giveaway of

The Nickel Nuisance and The Penny Predicament by Veola Vazquez!


Kyla L. of Sheridan, OR

Thank you to all who entered this giveaway!

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Didn’t win?

We’ll be posting another giveaway soon-

so keep checking back!

Courageous | A Kendrick Brothers Production | FishFlix

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Read below to find out how you can get a $5 coupon to FishFlix.com!

Recently I was contacted by the people at FishFlix and asked if I would review one of their Christian DVDs in exchange for an honest review. I was only too excited to accept, and they sent me a copy of the wonderful family film Courageous

 

 


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Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace by Dave Burchett

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In an odd twist of fate, I am very glad that I didn’t read this book when I first received it. Several weeks ago my dog Jack, a lab mix, received the very same prognosis as Hannah – a large mass on his spleen. What we had assumed to be a pot belly from perhaps excessive late-night snacking turned out to be an 11 lb tumor (no joke). The vets had never seen a tumor this large in a dog his size before.

The fact that Jack’s spleen hadn’t ruptured was in and of itself a miracle. Time dragged on for what felt like eternity as we waited for the results of his several-hours-long surgery, and then days thereafter for the prognosis of the tumor. The weeks-long recovery from having lost more than half of his blood was absolutely terrifying. Learning that the tumor was benign was a blessing beyond anything I dared hope.

Unfortunately Hannah had not been so fortunate. In the midst of all the uncertainty and fervent prayers, it would have destroyed me to have read Hannah’s plight prior to our incredibly blessed and happy outcome. I feel so fortunate, and as a result of my own experience down the same road with Jack, this book tugged at my heart more than I could ever tell you.
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Featured Book: Spiritual Disciplines for Today by R. Douglas Wardrop

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At your salvation, your spirit was renewed, but your soul and body was not changed.

Spiritual Disciplines are given to us by God. They provide a way of sowing to the Spirit and they help you put off the “old man” and put on the “new man” (see Ephesians 4:22-24). By doing this, you “renew” your soul so it will agree with your renewed spirit. As the saying “means to an end” goes, the Spiritual Disciplines are the “means,” while the “end” is intimacy with God.

By exercising the Spiritual Disciplines, we are helped to mature spiritually and are put in a place where God can work within us to transform us. If we truly want to walk with God, we will exercise the Spiritual Disciplines.

Spiritual Disciplines are for everyone to use and should be a natural part of a Christian’s life, as natural as breathing.
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Connecting the Dots: Man, God, Angels, and Demons by Dave Shaw

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Have you ever wondered why God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful, chose to create Satan?

Is it possible that, in the grander scheme of things, Satan and his hordes of demons are unknowingly playing a role in God’s great plan for mankind?

In this first book of the Connecting The Dots series, author Dave Shaw tackles a question of the ages- why did God create Satan? Based on sound Biblical doctrine, Shaw takes readers on a journey through creation, the war in heaven, the fall of Satan, and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross. While the Bible doesn’t always give us explicit reasons why, Shaw shows us how we can take what we do know from scripture to “read between the lines” in an attempt to connect the dots.

Shaw explores a wide variety of subjects while attempting to keep the bigger picture of God’s redemptive plan as a focal point. The book offers readers a look at some of the more obtuse, seldom-discussed topics in an attempt to answer some of our deepest questions.
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