Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bible NLT, Compact edition, Large Print Review

My Review

I was very happy with this Bible! I wanted to get my sister a bible for her birthday. I redeemed it using my points on Tyndale Rewards and couldn't be happier with it!

It's compact, easy for carrying around everywhere.  Gold-lined pages. And the imitation leather felt amazing with its TuTone, Brown and Tan. It's a beautiful little bible.

I was first surprised when it said Large-print and it turned out to be about the same size as my regular print bible. But then, I realized that compact bibles are MICRO print. So, calling it Large print is accurate under this category of bibles. It's very readable. I really liked the middle column references. It has Jesus's words in red, which was a major factor in picking this bible.

I loved this bible for my sister because she would have a harder time carrying around a full size bible and I wanted something easy for her to tote everywhere (I'm going to get one for myself now!) I had it engraved with her name for $7 and gave it to her just this weekend for her birthday.


When she saw her name on it, she was tickled pink!

I absolutely recommend this compact bible for anyone. Whether it's for a friend, family member, or just for convenience, its a great bible!

I give it a 5 out of 5 stars!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Always Looking Out!

I've been reading "the Lookout" bible devotion from YouVersions "Bible app". I really enjoy it. It's
my first entire Bible in One-Year reading program. It gives me about 5 chapters a day to read from 4 different books in the Bible. It starts out with Matthew, Acts, Psalms, and Genesis. And each day you read anywhere from 5 verses to 3 chapters in each book.

So, last week I finished Ruth and turned the page into 1 Samuel. That's Samuel, King Saul, and King David's stories. As I've been reading, I've found an amazing read from start to finish. The last judge and the first king of Israel. How David came into Saul's life and what bond he shared with King Saul's son, Jonathan. And how David then came to be King without killing Saul. 

Here comes the funny, yet really cool part.

I like to play a game called Trivia Crack. Maybe you've heard of it??? Maybe not! History so far has not been my best subject on this fun-filled play. Surprisingly, Arts and Sports has been (if you knew me at all you'd never believe it. Sports is not my forte by any stretch of the imagination. But I guess my imagination is pretty stretched now. LOL.) So, one day late last week I got the question of all questions!

I couldn't believe it! I had just read that chapter not even 24 hours ago. How crazy is that!? But then I thought, you know, maybe not so crazy
I've come to the firm conclusion that God wanted to make sure I was paying attention to my bible studying this week! God's always looking out for me and he just wanted to let me know he was paying attention, too.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Movin' On Up!

I've been thinking about this for over a year now, but was so uncertain about it.

Should I post my blog to somewhere else other than Blogger?

Of course, the first thing I look into is Word Press. It was my favorite out of the others I looked into. Having used Blogger for nearly 2 years though, I've grown accustom to how everything works around here. It's really great for beginners, but I've been feeling it's time to move on up from Novice to Intermediate.
When I went to create a blog template on WP it was vastly different and I just wasn't ready to handle anything new.

But now, I'm ready!

I'll still be using Blogger as my primary, but I'm hoping to reach more through WP. It has a cleaner, fresher, look and I feel like God is preparing me for something new this year. I don't know fully yet, but this is just another step in that direction.

I've imported this blog to Word Press, so everything you have seen here you can now find on my WP blog as well.

I hope you all will come visit and follow me on:

Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer

Book Description

This handsome firefighter makes a living coming to the rescue, but Gin doesn't need a man to fight her battles.
After Raine’s dad walked out, Ginevieve Lightly  never lived in one place too long, a rambling lifestyle that defined her daughter’s youth. When their car dies in Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises Raine they can stay until she finishes her senior year of high school. Gin will do anything to make sure her daughter has a bright future . . . a future that’s compromised when Raine reveals she’s pregnant.  
Dan Moretti has only ever called Banister Falls home. After losing his best friend in a tragic accident, Dan devoted himself to responding to fires, rescuing the helpless, and guiding Cody Bennett, his best friend's son, through life. With Cody being the epitome of the good kid, it was an easy job. Until he says four little words: “The baby is mine.”
Knowing gossip of Raine's pregnancy will erupt sooner or later in the small town, Gin's reflex is to grab the suitcase and escape to a new city, a new life. But with each passing day, Gin's feet stay rooted in Banister Falls, and she falls a little more for this local firefighter who shows her not all men abandon women at the first sign of smoke. 
As Gin and Dan do the best they can to guide the two teenagers through their early entry into adulthood, they discover together that romance can bloom in the rockiest of situations. And God can turn the pieces of a broken past into a beautiful new beginning.
My Review

I truly loved this book! The length of chapters were perfect; just short, and long, enough to keep me reading until the end!

Stories in small towns have always interested me, but the town of Banister Falls wasn't what drew me in. It was the people! A beautiful story of falling in love and learning to trust again.

Genevieve has had her heart-broken and her trust shattered. She can't stand to stay in one place. If she did, people would get to know her and that meant opportunities for someone to hurt her again. Always keeping a suitcase filled in the closet ready for a quick escape.

For her daughter, Raine, that made things hard on her. Raine felt alone, until she met Cody. Immediately catching her eye, it wasn't until her teacher paired together for a class project that she got to know him. But that wasn't the only person she became interested in. Reading Cody's answers on a questionnaire, she becomes interested in knowing God. After searching, she finds Jesus and hands her life over to him. Both Cody and Raine's relationship with the Lord bring them close.

Though this book is mostly about Dan and Genevieve, I really liked how she involved Raine and Cody's point of view's throughout the whole book.

Dan Marietta always loved Evie (Cody's mom) but he let her go when his buddy Max (Cody's dad) began pursuing her. After Max died in a fire while on duty, everyone thought Dan and Evie would get married, but Evie always kept him at arm's length. Dan is the handsome firefighter, but a gentlemen in every way! It made me wish he was real and interested in me! *wiggles eyebrows* Though you wouldn't know it, Dan has his own little suitcase, which I love that he unloaded that secret with Gin. It helped bring down more of the barrier she had surrounding her heart. And it just made Dan that much more real. 

The book was well written, I only wish their had been more! All in all, I would definitely recommend this book to you all.

I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

I received this book for free from the publisher’s in exchange for this honest and unbiased review as part of BookLookBloggers Review program.