Alphie The Squid Game App for Iphone, Ipad and Ipod!



Need a great game app that the whole family can enjoy? Check out Alphie the Squid!  I received a chance to try this app as a review in exchange for my honest opinion.  I learned this game app is not only fun for kids, but even lures and captures the attention of teens and adults! Give Alphie the Squid a try and you’ll get to follow a cute baby squid while it travels through the glorious ocean depths coming up against many obstacles along the way. This baby squid is a fast learner on how to survive the ocean’s various demands. It can camouflage itself, hunt its prey, spray its ink and even use hypnosis against its prey. Once it has finished eating,  it grows bigger and stronger and increases in speed.


I was very impressed with the graphics and animation in the Alphie the Squid game app as well as the various “boss characters” as my teen son calls them that were the predators Alphie had to go up against throughout the game. One of the intense encounters is with sharks. It was also interesting that they touched upon the importance of ocean currents and how that affects the sea creatures daily lives and choices. They need enough strength to handle these currents safely. As a player you will go through different levels having anywhere from one to three stars and must pay attention to how much strength you have to accomplish different tasks. You definitely don’t get bored playing this game! It keeps you on your toes and children seem to love it! I had my friend’s son play it as well as my teen son, my 3.5 yr old son and  7 yr old daughter. I played around with it a bit too. We seemed to be gathering a crowd! lol.

My daughter had so much fun playing this adorable Alphie the Squid game app that she didn’t want to get off! She had been trying so hard to keep getting to the next level. lol. I love that it has such beautifully colored scenery and soothing music playing during the game. There are so many different sea creatures your child will get to see by playing this game. I’m going to be teaching an animal science class this year and I may mention this game to the parents to check out for their kids to enjoy playing and observing the nature and environment that sea creatures live in.

Alphie The Squid is a terrific game for kids and adults alike. It is a great compliment to marine science studies kids may be learning in school or homeschool! I would recommend Alphie the Squid to anyone interested in family friendly entertainment. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5!

For More Information:

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You can buy and download this Alphie the Squid game app on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. The first 4 levels are available FREE on Google Play and Amazon. You will need to purchase the game app to get to play the other levels.

Many Blessings,

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: I received a free game app of Alphie the Squid in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own. However, I only share items of interest or value to my readers.


$250 Family Fun Night Giveaway with Popcorn and Ice Cream Makers


Greetings Love2EncourageYou fans!

In an effort to bring you more variety in quality posts and giveaways, I’ve started hunting for some of the top giveaways out there that should appeal to you and your family. Here’s a great new sponsored  giveaway post that we’re sharing on behalf of Jamie Harrington. Check out this INCREDIBLE Prize Pack you have a chance to win!!


We are launching a brand new giveaway worth $250 in prizes celebrating family fun!

It is in celebration of the book, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!

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Win A Whole Ton of Family Fun!

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Simply use the box below to enter to win this prize pack worth $250. This contest is open to North America only due to shipping costs. Each entry helps spread the word about the fun we have here at Kids Activities Blog…and we thank you!

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~Jamie Harrington


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Dolphin Tale 2 Homeschool Curriculum Review and Promo Pack Giveaway



Come out and support this wonderful film – Dolphin Tale 2! #DolphinTale2 #WinterHasHope!

Greetings friends! If you loved the first Dolphin Tale movie, you will want to get out and see the sequel! We were given the chance to review the delightful homeschool curriculum designed for the film through We also received an adorable promo pack with a Dolphin Tale 2 T-shirt and sunglasses in exchange for an honest review. Special thanks to Homeschool Movie Club and Flyby Promotions for the opportunity. YOU can enter to WIN a promo pack too! (Check details and enter at bottom of post.)

Homeschoolers and educators alike will have fun pouring into the 5 different lessons available in this unique Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum. My daughter is 7 yrs old and loves dolphins. Given the opportunity to visit SeaWorld often from living in Orlando, FL – we have had our share of amazing dolphin encounters. The first film really captured the essence of falling in love with the incredible personality and charm that dolphins have. I am sure after reviewing this curriculum that Dolphin Tale 2 has done a fantastic job grabbing our hearts again with the dolphin’s tenderness and devotion.

We enjoyed watching the mini videos before each lesson and found a lot of the information shared to be very helpful in understanding more about dolphins. We give this curriculum a big thumbs up for family appeal and user friendliness. Be sure to read more details below about the upcoming film Dolphin Tale 2:

About the movie:

Inspired by true events, Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery—thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.” This film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick Jr., Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and of course, the remarkable dolphin Winter as herself. Champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who has been an example of courage, also appears in the film.

It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only pool mate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.



Prize: One winner will receive a Dolphin Tale 2 Promo Pack which includes a T-shirt and sunglasses!

Date: September 12, 2014 to September 23, 2014.

Open to USA & Canada. Must be 18 yrs or older to enter. Void where prohibited.




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.”


Play the NAME THAT SPONSOR Giveaway Game and Scavenger Hunt!


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Greetings friends and fans!

Yahoo! I hope you are excited! You are in for a real treat today! Here is a unique new Giveaway in the form of a Game …kind of like a Scavenger Hunt. It’s called, “Name That Sponsor”!

The object of the game is to look for or “hunt” for graphics that look like this one above. Read the graphic, collect clues to figure out who the sponsor for this giveaway might be, and click on each image to move to your next “clue stop”.

You’ll eventually be asked to guess who the sponsor is and comment on a blog post with your answer. If you guess correctly you will automatically win a coupon code just for playing! (code will be emailed to those with correct answer) You will continue to follow these graphics and click on the images to take you to each new destination. You will know you’ve reached the end when you see a graphic that looks like this with a prize code:

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To complete the mandatory entry for this giveaway, you must reach the end and find the prize code. Enter only one code into the entry form to unlock the other optional entries for the giveaway. You can play this game every day for more entries and chances to win.

We will be holding these Name That Sponsor Giveaway Games once a month at Love2EncourageYou Blog. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our email or RSS feed so you don’t miss any fun giveaways! You’ll see the links for these in the giveaway form to follow us or you can follow using the links above this post.

You will have a chance to win one of two cool prizes! Which prize you potentially receive will be determined by which destination you choose in the game! It’s kind of like a choose your own adventure book idea! Read more details about the giveaway here:



*One winner will receive a HEALTH & BEAUTY PRIZE PACK $15 value!

*One winner will receive a KIDS FUN PRIZE PACK $15 value!

Open to residents of the USA only.

Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Date: Starts Thursday, Sept 11 and runs until Sept 30 at 11:59pm EST.

You can play the game every day for increased entries and more chances to win!

When you are ready to begin just go to the mandatory entry on this giveaway form or click the image at the top of the page to start your Scavenger Hunt journey! You’ll end up back here to submit your prize code into the giveaway form when you are done. Good luck to each of you and have fun!



Thanks for visiting the blog today!

- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon #book #ReadingChallenge


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Introducing Jan Karon’s newest book: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

NEW BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Greetings everyone! I’m here to share an exciting new book with all my visitors and especially to our Reading Challenge Fans for September! This month we are focusing on bringing you all sorts of inspired reading to help offer some suggested titles from Family Christian Stores library of great Christian and family friendly books. (I am an affiliate with Family Christian Stores, so if you make a purchase by clicking on the link in this post, I will receive a small commission.)

I’m getting to read many of these wonderful inspirational books right along with you, so please stop by and share your thoughts in the comments and let me and other readers at Love2EncourageYou blog know what your opinion is. Thanks so much.

Today we present to you a fabulous new title called, “Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good” by Jan Karon. Read below for all the details.


After five crazy years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides he doesn’t want it. Maybe he’s lost his passion. His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion-for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet. Dooley’s brother, Sammy, still enraged by his mother’s abandonment, destroys one of Father Tim’s prized possessions. And Hope Murphy, owner of Happy Endings bookstore, struggles with the potential loss of her unborn child and her hard-won business.All this as Wanda’s Feel Good Café opens, a romance catches fire through an Internet word game, their former mayor hatches a reelection campaign to throw the bums out, and the weekly Muse poses a probing inquiry: Does Mitford still take care of its own? Millions of fans will applaud the chance to spend time, once more, in the often comic and utterly human presence of Jan Karon’s characters. Indeed, they have never been more sympathetic, bighearted, and engaging.

Product Details
Page Count: 528
Released: 09/2014

Thanks for visiting with us today Reading Challenge fans! Please enjoy this great book sharing important values such as forgiveness and endlessly loving others. Suggested audience is 18 years and older. Blessings to each of you!
- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

11 Totally Tempting Pumpkin Recipes


What’s A Day Filled With Pumpkin Recipes Like?

What’s a day filled with pumpkin recipes like? It’s wildly tasty of course! Come along with me on an imaginative journey for the taste-buds as we whisk you away to the land of pumpkin spice dreams and pumpkin latte wishes!


First of all, let’s get your day started off right by filling your home with the aroma of fresh “Make Your Own Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte“! Follow up with a hearty breakfast as you cherish the taste of the most mouth-watering Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes you’ve ever tried!

Now as your day rolls along, you feel the urge to try some delightful Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts as a mid-morning snack. Oh my – they do smell good! Of course these mini morsels of heaven really hit the spot and do well to hold you over until lunch time.


You watch the clock eagerly as the lunch hour approaches and that means more pumpkin-tasting fun! Time to whip up the lunch of your dreams and try Baked Chicken With Pumpkin Rice! This dish is both delicious and healthy! Ooh-la-la!

Still craving something pumpkin-tasting, you decide to try your hand at an amazing recipe for Pumpkin Spice Pudding Parfaits! These turn out SO GOOD that you make more to share with your coworkers – who secretly love you for it! What a delectable way to finish off the perfect pumpkin-themed lunch.

Making your way down an incredible list of 11 Totally Tempting Pumpkin Recipes that you discovered on a blog, you decide they all taste too good to stop now! You have your heart set on recipe #6 – Pumpkin S’more Muffins that smell so delicious you can hardly stand waiting until mid-afternoon snack break to try them!


Aha! Time for dinner! You roll up your sleeves and set straight to work. Putting on your favorite Fall-themed apron, you now focus your attention on creating dinner fit for a king. First you bring out the tantalizing appetizer with a Creamy Bacon & Pumpkin Soup. Next you present the main course – a chorus of satisfying flavors in this Pumpkin and Sausage Pasta Bake! Yum! The entire royal family (yours) is thoroughly pleased with this pumpkin feast you so thoughtfully prepared for them. Besides, you know how much they all LOVE pumpkin!

And now – the moment we’ve all been waiting for throughout this festive pumpkin-tasting day … dessert time!! Since you can never pick just one, here are three absolutely divine treats that are sure to please your pumpkin lovers: Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies, Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Butter Browned Pumpkin Frosting and Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Enchiladas with Caramel Drizzle! Enjoy every pumpkin-filled moment!

I hope you had fun on our little journey for the taste buds. Fall pumpkin recipes are simply the best, and I trust you will enjoy each and every one of these for years to come.

Share your favorite pumpkin dishes or desserts with us in the comments below and we might just feature your recipe in a future post! Thanks for visiting!

- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou


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Meet Coach Bobby Bowden at Book Signing in Florida!



Exciting news for all Florida State Fans! You have the chance to meet former Florida State University head coach – Coach Bobby Bowden! He will be touring the area for his book signing party in Pensacola, Florida! His new book titled, “The Wisdom of Faith” is releasing on September 1st. (affiliate link)

Coach Bobby Bowden has been sharing many details to his new book release during a book and media tour he started this last week. While he’s been appearing on various TV news and radio channels, we are excited to share he will be making an appearance in person here in Florida to do a live book signing on September 4, 2014 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at this Family Christian Store in Pensacola, FL! We invite you to come out to see Coach Bobby Bowden and his new book, The Wisdom of Faith.

DATE: Sept. 4, 2014

TIME: 10 a.m. –12 p.m.

PLACE: Family Christian Store

ADDRESS: 1520 Airport Blvd., Suite 2, Pensacola, FL 32504

PHONE: (850) 474-9324


“Coach Bowden gives us insight into the role his strong faith in God has played in his life. 

He continues to coach as he reveals his game plan for victorious living.”

—Sylvester Croom, NFL’s Tennessee Titans running backs coach, one of the first African-American athletes at University of Alabama

Read more details in the Press Release below:

Coach Bobby Bowden Embarks on Book, Media Tour:

The Wisdom of Faith releases nationwide Sept. 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Florida State University head coach Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 football history, is set to embark on a book and media tour for his new book, “The Wisdom of Faith,” written with Steve Bowden, that releases nationwide on Sept. 1, 2014, with the B&H Publishing Group.

Bowden will begin the almost week long media portion of the tour on Aug. 26, 2014, in New York City with interviews including FOX News Channel’s FOX & Friends, FOX News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends, NFL Network, SI Now (Sports Illustrated’s live 30-minute daily talk show), and SiriusXM College Sports Nation. The media tour will also include a full day of interviews at ESPN on Aug. 28, 2014, including Mike & Mike and First Take, among several other television and radio interviews, in what industry insiders call a “full car wash.” A radio tour on Aug. 29, 2014 will include interviews with The Tim Brando Show, The Doug Gottlieb Show (CBS Sports Network), and multiple local sports radio talk shows in markets including Miami, Tallahassee, Fla., Detroit, Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C.

About Bobby Bowden:

Bobby Bowden is known as much for his affable charm as he is for his championship teams. Having coached young men for seven decades, he is the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 football history. Bowden guided Florida State University to more than 300 victories, two national championships, 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles, finishing in the top five in the country in 14 straight seasons, and he also led the FSU Seminoles to bowl games in 28 consecutive seasons during his 34-year tenure. The patriarch of college football’s most famous coaching family, Bowden remains heavily involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, annually awarding The National Bobby Bowden Award to a student athlete for achievement on and off the field, including his conduct as a faith model in the community. Bowden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He and his wife of 65 years, Ann, live in Tallahassee, Fla. Bowden was recently in the national spotlight when former Florida State University alum and current NFL quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, Christian Ponder, and his wife, Sam, had their first child, a baby girl, and named her Bowden.

About B&H Publishing:

B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters® we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 best-sellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA best-seller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, which features the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. Follow us on Twitter at @BHPub and on Facebook.


Be sure to come back and share your experience with us when you go to meet Coach Bobby Bowden and get to purchase his new book, The Wisdom of Faith! We can’t wait to hear about it! In the meantime, we welcome you to comment below and share your favorite stories of faith, or moments you remember about Coach Bobby Bowden both on and off the field. Thanks for visiting!

-Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou


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Tasty And Fun Back To School Lunch Box Ideas


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Don’t we all get the back to school blues when it comes to packing school lunches? Well not anymore! Here is a tasty and FUN collection of some of the most creative and enjoyable lunch box food ideas and some clever ways to pack them! Sure to please the kids and hopefully bring a smile to mom’s face too! I hope your family will enjoy them. I know mine will!

Kid friendly DIY Lunch Snack Bag Craft

First let’s start with a delightful way to present the lunch box items – with a “Decorate Your Own Snack Bag” craft! Let the kids have a blast using their imaginations to design their own colorful snack bags for lunch. See them beam with pride as they happily show off the finished product to family and friends. Kick off the school year in style and make this school year a year to remember!

Frozen, Star Wars, and Turtles – Oh My!

Next, start their week off with a huge surprise and prepare a fabulous Olaf Deli Style Lunch from FROZEN!! This movie theme is a popular favorite in our household. I’m sure your little ones won’t mind a fun reminder of this great Disney film when they open their lunch.

If healthy snack foods with lots of ingenuity and TLC are a must in your kid’s lunches, then here’s a quick list of delicious and healthy treats that will get your children begging for more.

Finally, how about a round of super cool lunch ideas with themes like Dinosaurs, Star Wars, Basketball and more? Find them HERE and enjoy the excited smiles while you watch the kids devour these health-minded options.

*Special thanks to the following blogs for giving permission to share their posts and an image: Artsy Momma, Eclectic Momsense, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Home Cooking Memories, The Tip Toe Fairy, A Mom’s Take. Readers – be sure to read their posts and enjoy all their awesome works!

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What special interests do your kids have? Let us know in the comments so we can create another fun post with more creative ideas for you to enjoy! Thanks for visiting! Be sure to share this post with a friend!


“Si-cology” by Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty #Giveaway



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How do you describe such an incredible honor? I was recently blessed with the rare review opportunity to receive a signed copy of the book “Si-cology” by Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty on A&E! Special thanks to Family Christian Stores for allowing me to review this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

It has been so much fun scouring through page after page of Si’s stories based from experiences in his life. They are filled with humor, wisdom, and strong Christian values. These stories  do not disappoint and are just what you’d expect from America’s favorite “Uncle Si” with some great belly-laugh stories to cherish and read again and again. Did I mention all the awesome one-liners too?

Whether you were already a huge fan of Uncle Si’s wit and wisdom from Duck Dynasty, or if you are a new budding fan eager to explore all the fun-loving ways and crazy antics of this unique family – you are in for a real treat with this book! I highly recommend “Si cology” to be on your Christmas wish list along with the newest book coming out in September from this beloved Christian family titled, “UnPHILtered”.

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Here are some details of this new release coming soon:

In the #1 “New York Times” bestseller, Happy, Happy, Happy, we learned about Phil Robertson’s colorful past and the wild road to becoming the beloved patriarch of A&E’s smash hit show, “Duck Dynasty.” Now, Phil returns to share his philosophy on life, which can be summed up in five short words: Love God, love your neighbor.

UnPHILtered: The Way I See It is an inspirational and entertaining book, and one where you will discover what makes Phil Robertson tick. He shares his views on faith–and how it has totally changed his way of life and how he treats others; family–how he raised his kids and is raising grandkids while teaching them the life principles he lives by; ducks–and the business principles that started the Duck Commander empire; marriage–including what he’s learned from his own marriage; and of course, his opinions on controversial topics like gun control, taxes, prayer in school, and the government.

UnPHILtered balances Robertson’s sometimes off-the-wall comments with his strong focus on home and family life, and is sure to spark discussion, laughs, and a sincere appreciation for Phil’s unique approach to life.

I’m sure your favorite Duck Dynasty fan will be tickled with both of these great books from the Robertson family. I actually have one more surprise announcement to share with you from the world of Duck Dynasty: Willie’s daughter Sadie also has a book that releases in October! Written towards an audience of teen girls, Sadie’s new book is titled, “Live Original”.

Now it’s your chance to enter to win an autographed copy of “Si-cology”!



Prize: One winner to receive an autographed copy of Si Robertson’s book, “Si-cology”!

End Date: 09/30/2014

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter

Country: Open to  residents of the USA only

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It’s going to be a truly blessed FALL here at Love2EncourageYou! There are so many things that touch my heart. One praise for instance is getting to spend more time with my children this year. I love having more time to teach them about the Lord,  and setting a good example for them in my own daily activities is so important. For this reason, I have taken on the challenge to read at least two new Christian books each month. This proves successful to strengthen my own personal relationship with God and to continue improving my example to my children and others around me. Won’t you join me on this quest for self improvement and a deeper walk with the Lord?

As a Family Christian Stores blogger, I have so much to be thankful for. It excites me to have so many rare and unique opportunities to share with my readers by bringing you reviews and giveaways this coming year. Be sure to follow our updates regularly from Family Christian Stores to learn about the newest books, movies, music and more coming out. I love getting their updates and seeing what’s new to find some great books to choose from for my personal reading challenge.

Here are a few titles for your consideration:

Living Courageously by Joyce Meyer

*I personally love the Joyce Meyer devotionals. What a remarkable woman of God who has the drive and passion to share all she knows about the love and faithfulness of God with so many in this world. – Rebecca*

New from Joyce Meyer, Living Courageously: PreBuy now at

Fear commonly affects our ability to live fully, holding us back from what enriches our lives and the lives of others. But our quality of life will improve when we learn how to be courageous in the face of fear.

In Living Courageously: You Can Face Anything, Just Do It Afraid, Joyce Meyer explains how, as Christians, we can overcome the paralyzing power of fear by calling upon the Lord. “Fear not” is written throughout the Bible. God knows His children will be confronted with fear, but He can help us resist it.

It is your inherited right as a child of God to live life to the fullest and to enjoy it. Joyce will encourage you to be expectant as you learn to conquer fear, become all God wants you to be, and do all He wants you to do. With a blend of personal insight and inspiring Scripture, this book will help you employ the power of God to overcome fear and achieve your best.

You Can You Will by Joel Osteen

New from Joel Osteen, You Can You Will: PreBuy now at

In YOU CAN, YOU WILL, Joel Osteen identifies the eight irrefutable traits and attributes of highly successful people. These personal qualities are tested through the ages and all types of circumstances. The practical principles guide the lives of champions are:
Create bold visions – Dare to dream big dreams. Run your own race – Focus on your unique course and goals. Think positively – Control your thoughts and attitudes.Expect Good things to happen-Anticipate great opportunities.Stay Passionate – Light the fire within and approach life with enthusiasm.Commit to excellence – Do your best and maintain high standards. Keep growing – Deal withyour weaknesses and continually improve.Serve Others – Invest yourself in others.

AD 30 by Ted Dekker

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In A.D. 30, you’ll step back into the year of our Lord, and dive head first into a war that is raging between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father’s warriors–Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars.

From there, Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews. It would be a journey filled with great danger. If they can even survive the vast trek across the desert, they will enter into a brutal world run by kings and emperors.

On the way, Maviah crosses paths unexpectedly with another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people–and herself.

Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotions by Aaron Tabor

New from Aaron Tabor, Jesus Daily: PreBuy now at

Based on the major themes found on the most active Facebook page in history, Jesus Daily is a 365-day interactive devotional that goes beyond even the fan page to create a deeper experience and cultural movement that celebrates your redemption in Christ. It presents a devotional thought but also challenges you to respond to each daily reflection using a variety of social media tools.


*Thank you for taking the time to consider each of these new books from some top Christian authors. I hope they will be an inspiration and a blessing to your personal commitment to grow deeper in your own walk with the Lord. Many blessings to each of you.

- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

*Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Family Christian Stores. This means if you click on any of the links in this post or on this site from Family Christian Store and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission.


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