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Rick Warren Book: God’s Big Plans for Me – Review and Giveaway!

It’s always fun to plop down each night on the bedside with my kiddos and introduce them to a new and wonderful story from a special Bible themed storybook. This one is called God’s Big Plans for Me by Rick Warren. It is a devotional book designed for kids filled with 40 beautifully illustrated stories based off God’s Word. It includes many points of focus such as something to think about, something to remember, and a question to answer.
We have been reading it each night for about 12 days now and I have found it really captures the kids attention well. It shares just enough info based off the Bible stories covered that help students learn important key facts about those Bible stories without going too deep. if you have older elementary students, they will enjoy it and yet desire something that digs deeper, but this is still a great review collection of devotional stories they can read at bedtime. Younger students from toddler to early elementary will most likely benefit the most from this book.
It is a large hardcover book with beautifully illustrated pages. My daughter is 11 years old and she enjoys reading these short devotionals to her younger brother.  It’s a great idea for Christmas or birthday gifting. Enjoy!

About God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible:
God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible illustrates the 40 foundational principles written in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren. With child-friendly language, engaging illustrations, and a chronological approach, Pastor Warren introduces each Bible story with a theme that aligns with one of his foundational principles. He wraps up the stories with a closing thought targeted to early readers. The colorful illustrations and narrative tone bring these beloved Bible stories to life for readers young and old. God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible has foil decoration on the cover.

About God’s Great Love for You:
God’s Great Love for You, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author and respected pastor Rick Warren, takes children on a whimsical and heartfelt journey that lets them know God’s love is with them wherever they go. With breathtaking illustrations by Chris Saunders, the simple yet poignant text comes alive as a child journeys to places far and near and discovers God’s great love is perfect, and everywhere, and will never end.

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Purchase this book as a gift today!

 
GIVEAWAY TIME!
Prize: One winner will receive a copy of Rick Warren’s new book: God’s Big Plans for Me
Age: Must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited.
Location: Open to the Continental US only.
Date: Starts October 30 and ends November 7 at midnight EST.
How to Enter:
Earn 1 entry by leaving a comment sharing what some of your favorite children’s storybooks or devotional books for kids are.
Earn a 2nd entry by visiting BecandBecDesign on Etsy and favoriting our shop.
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“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 on the same blog, 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.

When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette + Giveaway

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It’s always an amazing experience to find yourself so wrapped up in a book or a movie that you just can’t put it down or stop watching it. When it is a book or a movie about Jesus or God’s people sharing their testimony or who God truly is, then the plot just gets even more exciting to me and I can’t help but want to read or watch more. Today I have the blessing of sharing with you about a very special book written by Max Davis. Max is the author of 20 books and after reading his newest one, “When Jesus Was A Green-Eyed Brunette: Loving People Like God Does“, I’ll be looking forward to reading all the others too!

Just a few paragraphs into the book and you are hooked! This incredible collection of stories shared by Max is capable of delivering more insight into how life should be lived, shared, and enjoyed than most any other book out there. Filled with the gifts from the Holy Spirit to express his testimony and unique moments of his walk with Christ, Max Davis has been able to craft stories that leap off the pages and into your heart and mind. You just can’t put this book down!

Buy this book and READ this whole book to it’s end.  I can’t say it any other way. You will not regret it. Now, after you complete those two tasks… I want you to give the book away to someone else who needs to read it. I’m sure you will be able to think of tons of friends or family you wish could read this book: When Jesus Was A Green-Eyed Brunette.

Get a deeper grasp of who Christ is in your own life and how he wants you to live a life that tells HIS story within you. Be the one who stops people in their tracks to get to know what it is about you that is different from the rest. Let them SEE JESUS in the person that you are each and every day. Learn from the stories in this book by Max Davis just how easy it is to live for God and be genuine through and through.

About the Book:
When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette weaves heartwarming and miraculous stories of Jesus showing up in ordinary people, revealing that He knows us and is fully present in our everyday circumstances, especially in our difficulties. Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Best-selling author Max Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, when he found Him living in a green-eyed brunette. As Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!”
List price: $15.99
208 pgs.

About the Author:
Max Davis is the author of over 20 published books and has been featured in USA Today and Publishers Weekly and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in Journalism and Biblical Studies and is a much sought-after speaker for churches and organizations worldwide. He and his wife, Alanna, live on 50 beautiful acres in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana.
Product URL: http://worthypublishing.com/books/When-Jesus-Was-a-Green-Eyed-Brunette/

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Enjoy the internal blessings you will receive when you read this book. Please share with me in the comments below after you get the chance to read it and let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the book “When Jesus Was A Green-Eyed Brunette.”

Where: Open to the USA only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Date: Giveaway starts 12/19 and ends on Dec 25 at midnight EST.

To Enter: Please leave a comment below sharing what books you’ve read lately and what you liked about them, or tell me what types of books you enjoy reading the most and why.

“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.”

The Snowy Day Becomes An Amazon Original Holiday Show!

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Oh my goodness! I’m just so excited to share this with you today! The Snowy Day, an enchanting new Amazon Original special based on the award-winning classic picture book by Ezra Jack Keats, has  come to life on Prime Video! Released on Friday, November 25, this show is filled with famous voices and a special original song written and performed by Boyz II Men! This is one very merry holiday special that you won’t want to miss!

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The Snowy Day, part of Amazon Studios’ original kids holiday programming, is an animated special based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. The book, well-known as one of the first picture books to feature an African-American protagonist, has won a host of awards, including the Caldecott medal – one of the highest honors in children’s literature – and was included in the Library of Congress’ list of “Books that Shaped America.”
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The special follows Peter, a young boy in a red snowsuit, as his mother sends him on an adventure to Nana’s house to retrieve their traditional Christmas mac and cheese dinner. Enjoying the snowy day along the way, Peter encounters friends from the neighborhood, from storekeepers and bakers to the older boys he admires – and a group of a capella singers voiced by Boyz II Men. After arriving at Nana’s and retrieving the mac and cheese – and his most coveted gift, a brand-new red sled – Nana helps Peter team up with the older boys for an epic snowball fight, resulting in the destruction of the special holiday dinner and his sled. When the neighborhood comes together to celebrate new traditions with Peter and his family, Peter realizes that the true meaning of the holiday is about who you spend it with.

Narrated by Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Matrix) and the featuring voice talent of Regina King (American Crime, The Leftovers), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), and Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, BoJack Horseman), The Snowy Day features “Snowy Day,” an original song by Boyz II Men, available exclusively on Amazon Music to download and stream starting November 25. The new production us executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland (Akeelah and the Bee) as well as Ann Austen, Irene Sherman, and Deborah Pope (Ezra Jack Keats Foundation).

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This delightful book fascinated my children especially since neither of them have ever seen snow! It’s a great way to teach them about the fun we can have in winter when living in a snowy area. The Amazon original show is so much fun! We loved watching it together! They expanded upon the original story to make it into a believable movie that dwells upon traditions and the common happenings that are best known for the Philadephia area. Some of my favorites (originally being from the Philadelphia area) were seeing the boy get roasted chesnuts, hearing people singing as you walk down the street, and admiring the mountains of snow that the plows piled high to clear the streets.

I adore all the sweet and enchanting elements they mixed into the story line. My kids were glued to the screen while watching the movie and when reading the original storybook. I applaud the efforts of Amazon and those who brought this cherished storybook to life. It’s a must see for kids of all ages! I think this will become a new tradition in our family – watching The Snowy Day episode together each holiday.

After you get to watch it, share with me in the comments and let me know what you think of the movie!

GIVEAWAY TIME:

Prize: one winner will receive a copy of the book by Ezra Jack Keats called The Snowy Day.

Must live in the USA. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Ends Dec 4th at midnight EST.

To enter, please leave a comment below sharing your thoughts about the book, the new Amazon video about the book, or about other books you’ve read by Ezra Jack Keats.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a copy of the book, The Snowy Day, in exchange for an honest review of the book and new show on Amazon.

Christmas Love Letters From God – Hardcover Book & Giveaway

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Happy Thanksgiving! It’s a beautiful day here in central Florida and we are already enjoying the tempting smells of the turkey cooking in the oven. My children are happily playing with a new app while hubby and I look through the Thanksgiving paper and all the ads for Black Friday. Seeing these “things” on sale makes us ponder other ways we can focus our kid’s attention on the true meaning of Christmas instead of the hype of the holiday shopping season taking over.

Today I have a treat for you… a delightfully different type of Christmas story that is sure to please any child as you read through the book together leading up to Christmas. Let me introduce you to author, Glenys Nellist, and her amazing illustrator, Rachel Clowes. Together they have produced an incredible book sharing the glory of God’s Son – Jesus. This book is titled: Christmas Love Letters from God – Bible Stories. (A Lift-the-Flap Book)

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Learning about the real Christmas story and how Jesus came to be here and for what reason, are important reminders to take things slower during the holidays and enjoy the time you have with your children and family members.

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Take a journey towards the wonder of the birth of our Savior with this collection of intimate tales from the Bible . Each page is laced with details sharing important messages from Scripture that direct us towards who Christ is and why He came. The writer shares in a tone that’s easy for kids to understand and helps them enjoy the blessings in each story as they see the action through the beautifully designed pages from the illustrator.

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My kids enjoyed reading through a different story each night learning about Isaiah, Gabriel, Mary, and other significant figures in the Bible that help kids learn the true meaning of Christmas. Each character points us towards Jesus and we learn more and more about God’s great love for us and how much we need to focus our attention on our Savior (instead of on things).  The delightful collection of mini devotionals is a great start to teaching your kids about Jesus and why we celebrate his birthday at Christmas.

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Inside the book there are “love letters from God” that are like lift-the-flaps revealing a new note of love from God to the reader.

Please join us for a chance to win the hardcover book in our giveaway! See details below.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: One winner will receive a hardcover copy of the book: Christmas Love Letters from God Bible Stories.

Open to USA only. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Date: Ends on November 29 at midnight EST.

 

“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 review and this 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.”

Where Jesus Slept – Christmas Children’s Book + Giveaway

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During a time of year when folks are hustling around buying gifts, wrapping presents, and decorating their homes with lights, it’s nice to slow down and take a moment to read with the children about the deeper reasons for the season we celebrate. God’s Son, Jesus, came to be here as a Savior for all mankind. Learning more about HIM is what it’s all about. You can share that important truth with your children in an easy way with tools like this wonderful children’s book by author, Norma Lewis titled: Where Jesus Slept.

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In this beautiful hardcover children’s book, you can present those concepts to the kids in a fun, lighthearted presentation as this writer shared a poem style feel to the book similar to another beloved series …There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.  My kids were so tickled to hear Where Jesus Slept written in a similar fashion that they asked to read it again and again!

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We love the imagery in the book as the illustrator did a phenomenal job giving sweetness to the face of baby Jesus. She also managed to breathe life and character into the eyes of the animals surrounding the child in the manger. Each page is in full color and brilliantly drawn to give respect and glory to our newborn king and Savior – Jesus.

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About the book:
“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to the wise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.

Format: jacketed hardcover
Trim size: 10×10
Page count: 32
Retail price: $16.99
Reading age: 4-7

About the author:
Norma Lewis is the author of ten books. She lives in Grand Haven, MI, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.
Illustrated by Katy Hudson.

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If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book for someone you love, please enter through the giveaway instructions below. Winner will be chosen on November 25 at midnight EST. Many blessings!

GIVEAWAY TIME: This Giveaway is now closed. We have a winner.

Prize: One winner will receive a beautiful, hardcover copy of the book: Where Jesus Slept.

Open to USA and Canada. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

To Enter:

  1. Gain 1 entry for leaving a comment on this post sharing about what other holiday books you like to read to your children at Christmas.
  2. Gain 1 entry for leaving a comment sharing about any Christmas traditions you have.
  3. Gain 1 entry for following on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/choosingtolive) and sharing a tweet about this giveaway: Please tag me in the tweet @choosingtolive
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“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.”

New Book Release: Your Best Life Ever by Pedro Okoro!

Let me introduce you to an exciting new book that will offer both inspiration and hope to many people all over the world. It is the third book from award winning author, Pedro Okoro, that stays consistent to the fantastic faith-filled messages he so eloquently shares for the benefit of all mankind. Thoughts of a better future and countless encouragement abound within the pages. Pedro’s book offers just the right amount of actionable suggestions to make you desire to get out there and live “Your Best Life Ever”! – Rebecca of Love2EncourageYou

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Your Best Life Ever: 7 Keys To Maximizing Your Potential and Enjoying Everyday Life

Pedro Okoro – Award Winning Author

www.pedrookoro.com/bestlifebook

Author of “The Ultimate Guide To Spiritual Warfare” and “Crushing the Devil

Book Launch – Tuesday, November 15

You’ve not YET danced your best dance. You’ve got to realize that your best life is still out in front of you!

WHAT happened to your life? Your real life! The one you were created to live. Remember that life? The life you used to dream about. You probably still dream about it today! Take a moment to think back and reflect on the things you were going to do. And the person you longed to be. The promise of a healthy, wealthy, joyful life, full to overflowing with wonderful things.

What if you could still:

  • Put your life back on track to where you should be?
  • Maximize your potential?
  • Discover and fulfil your purpose?
  • Live beyond limitation?
  • Enjoy everyday life?

Well, the good news is, you can!

Pedro Okoro challenges you to believe that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, because impossible is nothing. Through personal experience, compelling stories and authoritative quotes, he provides 7 well-founded, practical, bite-sized nuggets which will inspire you to ENJOY everyday life and LIVE your best life, today…right NOW!

Are you TRULY prospering or BARELY surviving? IT is time to ENJOY the incredible life you’ve always wanted!

About The Author

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Pedro Okoro

Pedro Okoro is a pastor, award-winning author and blogger. He lives on the outskirts of London with his wife and their two beautiful daughters. He has authored two other books, Crushing The Devil and The Ultimate Guide to Spiritual Warfare.

                                               

For more information please contact: Pedro Okoro

+44 (0) 7961 191 593

pastorp@pedrookoro.com

www.pedrookoro.com/bestlifebook

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pedrookoro7

Twitter Handle: @Pedrookoro  or  https://twitter.com/Pedrookoro

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pedrookoro/

Endorsements

Brilliant, engaging and an inspirational masterpiece! — Dr. T. Ayodele Ajayi

Author, Footprints of Giants. London, United Kingdom.

Exploding in this book is the truth about the meaning of the word “Impossible”. A word that seems to be just an ordinary every day word in our vocabulary, but in truth has an amazing power over our lives. Pastor Pedro brilliantly unfolds for us, step by step, the mistakes we make as we fall for the trap the enemy sets out for us in order to keep us from ever living our Best Life Ever.  — Elsie J. Ruiz

Founder, Shepherd’s Way International, Inc., Cumming, GA, USA

I just read your book and it was the encouragement I needed to put my life back together!

— Nelda Collins

Very uplifting and empowering! — Winnie Smith

In the pages of this book, we find 7 golden nuggets of wisdom that will lead us towards breaking free from the lies that have aborted our dreams! — Elsie J. Ruiz

Founder, Shepherd’s Way International, Inc., Cumming, GA, USA

A fantastic read. Very exciting and faith building! — Ash Kotecha

Evangelist, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Tweet: ISN’T it time to ENJOY the incredible life you’ve always wanted? #YourBestLifeEver #NewRelease

What are you waiting for?

Get the new book TODAY and start enjoying everyday life!

NOW available! Your Best Life Ever releases on Tuesday November 15th 2016.

Now Available on:

Amazon.com (USA): http://amzn.to/2d3ulP0

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2d3tUUN

Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2e4Mw79

Stay Connected with this author!

hashtags: #bestlifebook and #pedrookoro

Author website: http://www.pedrookoro.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pedrookoro7

Twitter Handle: @Pedrookoro  or  https://twitter.com/Pedrookoro

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pedrookoro/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/103528883285479604544

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Pedrookoro

Book Trailer: YouTube Share Link: https://youtu.be/5jJ33B4kUxI

Please know that all these tidbits of wisdom and visions of hope and blessing for the future are taken from the knowledge and inspiration found within God’s Word. You too can find the hope you are seeking in the Lord! I am always available if anyone needs to talk about questions that they may have regarding their faith in God.  You can also reach out to the author, Pastor Pedro Okoro.

Did you enjoy what you saw in the book trailer? Share with me in the comments and let me know. Pedro hope’s this book will be a huge blessing to each of you. He is a dear soul and I hope you will help support his mission to get this message into the hands of many who need it.  Purchase a copy today to give as a gift for the coming holidays.

Blessings,

Rebecca

Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings + Kid’s Kindle Giveaway

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Don’t miss your chance to win a Kid’s Kindle and children’s ebooks and paperback books – winner takes all! Ends 11/20! Enjoy a review of a great Christian children’s book below and then enter for your chance to win this awesome giveaway! Please share with friends too!

Here is a remarkable author named, Corine  Williams, and her new book: Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings. (book cover seen in the image for the giveaway above!)

It is my delight and honor to share with you about this storybook that appeals to children of all ages. Corine’s passion and dream is to be able to share the truths of the Bible with kids and adults to show them that the Bible has the answers to all of life’s questions. I was extremely impressed with the presentation laid out within each page in the book.  It is very organized with a pattern to what is presented every time. This allows kids to develop a routine while reading. Each page offers a Bible verse, a type of feelings such as happy or sad etc, and enough info elaborating on the lesson to help kids absorb it and apply it to their lives.

The illustrator, Almar Denso, did a great job offering some happy child faces on the characters and then the school/school bus and amusement park backgrounds to enhance the experience when reading this helpful book about Godly feelings.

Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings is roughly a level 2-3 reader if you are looking for something for your kids to practice reading while getting some Bible lessons in.

Each page throughout the book reminds me of the wonderful Sunday School or Bible School lessons I had as a little girl. The presentation is clean, colorful and fun with a strong emphasis on God’s Word highlighted at the bottom of each page to coordinate along with each lesson being shared within the book.

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I hope you will show support to small business and Christian authors and purchase a copy of her books. She has several titles available to choose from and they are all valuable lessons our children can benefit from.

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You are welcome to comment below and ask questions to the author. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for these exciting prizes!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Date: Ends 11/20/2016

The giveaway includes the following:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for prize distribution. That will be handled by the sponsor of the giveaway.  I received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review.

Say & Pray Devotions: First Words, Devotions, and Prayers

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Kids Book Review:

SAY & PRAY DEVOTIONS: First Words, Devotions, and Prayers

author: Diane Stortz

illustrator: Sarah Ward

This delightful board book about First Words, Verses, Prayers and Devotions was designed and crafted specifically for toddlers to early elementary age. It includes about 19 pages with a front and back side – making it a thick board book which is somewhat uncommon, but very exciting for the reader to be blessed with so many pages to explore! It has beautiful full color illustrations on every page and even the inside covers! It’s made with a strong, secure binding with glossy and smooth pages and cover.

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When it comes to graphics or illustrations – this book is a true winner. Sometimes you just want to capture the joyful, happy nature of a child with all their cuteness and innocence for a book like this one – and I believe the illustrator accomplished just that!

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It has precious pictures that make you want to go out and play with your child again! I love how they incorporated the words in little elongated bubbles, framed and using a font that is easy to read so it helps early readers work on their sight word vocabulary.

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I was tickled by the subjects they chose to cover too – making a joyful noise unto the Lord and other fun ideas! Kids will truly treasure sitting down and reading these devotionals with you. Make bedtime routines fun again with the “Say & Pray Devotions” book and add the blessing of knowing you are instilling within your children’s hearts the nuggets of wisdom and promise from the Lord in the Scriptures.

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A huge thank you to Flyby Promotions and the author, Diane Stortz, and illustrator, Sarah Ward, for blessing my family with the opportunity to review this wonderful devotional book for kids. It is a real joy to read and we are excited to be able to share a copy with my readers in a giveaway!

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Bestselling children’s author Diane Stortz has sold nearly 300,000 books—Bible storybooks, devotionals for children, and more. This brand-new title, Say & Pray Devotions, is the perfect beginner devotional for little ones.
Parents who already know and love the Say & Pray Bible will love Say & Pray Devotions as it helps their youngsters continue to engage their faith in a personal way. Featuring the same fun style of artwork and the educational elements as Say & Pray Bible, this devotional for little ones will teach the basics of identification and comprehension while sharing biblical principles for life. Each devotion offers a topical message to help little ones learn and follow biblical principles.

Please support the author by following or visiting her on social media or website and say hello! You can purchase this awesome kids devotional book for your gift-giving needs this holiday season too! #sayandpray #flyby

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GIVEAWAY TIME

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Prize: One winner will receive a brand new copy of Diane Stortz devotional book for kids called “Say & Pray Devotions: First Words, Devotions, and Prayers”.

Date: Ends November 23 at 8pm EST.

Open to USA & Canada. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

**Our Giveaway Has Ended. Congrats to Carissa E! You are the winner!

“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.

Bookaboo Kids Show on Amazon is A Rockin’ Good Time!

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No matter how old you are, there’s something fun for everyone in the  rockin’ all new  Amazon Original Kids Series on Prime Video called Bookaboo that launches Oct 28th!

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This is the coolest, spunky new twist on reading stories live to kids I’ve ever experienced! They’ve come up with such a fun and exciting way to draw kids and adults alike into the plot of each show using popular celebrity guest stars! All the unique attention to that guest star gets even more entertaining as you get to witness them visiting Bookaboo backstage and proceed to deliver clever voice changes to present the book reading for the show.

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It all begins with the adorable high tech puppet dog named Bookaboo that outshines some of the best quality puppetry I’ve seen even at major theme parks in Florida! He is the star of the show and presented as a Rock N Roll doggie that’s king of the drums!

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He gets his “mojo” going again each time one of the celebrity guest stars read to him a new story each day from the “Bookabag”. His comments and expressions are precious and the antics and sometimes dancing that the guest stars perform during the shows are down right hilarious.

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I have not had this much fun watching an educational kids show in years. I love it – and the kids do too! Their favorite part is when BookaBoo gets his Mojo and runs on stage to perform on his drums.  The kids quickly get out their toy instruments on cue and start playing their hearts out! lol. (We were honored to have received some Bookaboo instruments to enjoy as part of  our review while having our Bookaboo kick off party!)

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“Bookaboo is an exciting show developed to promote literacy by inspiring parents to read to and with their children and help instill a lifelong love of reading,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Each episode incorporates funny storytelling and great books, specifically chosen to capture young viewers’ attention and imagination.”

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The entire first season of Bookaboo will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Bookaboo will also be available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.

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This is a fabulous show with so much to offer! I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy watching with your kids and then get ready to have some exciting times reading books together with your own unique and funny voice changes! Happy Watching, Reading, and Jammin’ with Bookaboo!

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Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy and accessories in exchange for an honest review. I only share items I feel are of value or interest to my readers and my family.

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family

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Here is a different type of parenting book that would be a huge benefit to many. Instead of finding the typical advice you see in tons of parenting books, this unique perspective is drawn from some of the very principles established in God’s Word – 14 principles of the Gospel to be exact.

After reading through each of the fourteen principles that author, Paul David Tripp, shares so beautifully in this book, I found myself relating very much to the need to apply principles 4 and 13. I think these two are something I can very much learn from and need to remember more often. I believe there is an important message in this book that every parent can learn to apply to their lives and in how they interact with their children.

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.
In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.  Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy. 
I personally found it very cool that singer/song writer Toby Mac endorsed this book about Parenting using the 14 Gospel principles too! You can learn more of these helpful parenting tools and pick up a copy of this great resource for parenting support and encouragement drawn from many truths in God’s Word that we all need to be reminded of.
Don’t forget to enter our giveaway below for your chance to win a copy for yourself or to give as a gift!
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“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.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: One winner will receive a hardback book of “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family”.

Open to USA residents only.

DATE: Ends on Nov 3rd at midnight EST.

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