Thursday, November 30, 2017

Let The Little Children Come Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack #GospelTracts #FlyBy

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I'm not sure what I expected when I agreed to accept and review this sampler pack...but it certainly wasn't a packet of so many FUN things! Each item is incredibly COLORFUL, making it easy to ENGAGE youngsters.

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Let The Little Children Come aims to provide effective gospel tracts and evangelism tools and resources for children.
It is the hope that these tools and resources will help you in conveying the powerful gospel message to children.

The gospel tracts are all specially designed to capture and hold the attention of children, while not distracting them from the core message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Let's take a look at some of the items included in this pack so you can see just what I mean.

1) Animated Tracts
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I have never seen gospel tracts like these before. Each one comes with a small striped plastic sheet which you place over the images on the page, slowly sliding it from left to right. As you do so, the pictures appear to move! While some of the images were a bit difficult to comprehend, most of them were interesting and attention-getting. The Christmas one was my favorite of the three--Mary riding on the donkey, angels in the sky, a camel walking across the desert, and a baby crawling are some of the images we see.

2) Pop-up Tracts
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These tracts use pop-up illustrations, which make them appealing to young children. The Most Amazing House gives a basic discussion of the plan of salvation. It's rather simplistic, but it's a good introduction to the topic and can be a discussion starter. The Lost Easter Egg begins with a modern-day Easter egg hunt which leads into the telling of the parable of the lost sheep and the real meaning of Easter. Both of these were personal favorites of mine.

3) FlipAbouts

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These were probably my least favorite part of the sampler pack. They are small cards which are supposed to be flipped and folded different ways to reveal several different graphics. I felt they are too complicated for young children to figure out and too simplistic for older children, who could figure out how to fold and flip them, to have much interest.

4) Colors Of Salvation products
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These are the simplest, most colorful way to share the gospel with children. Each color has a meaning related to salvation, and wearing the bracelet or flipping through the wordless book is a way to bring those meanings to mind on a daily basis.

Yellow reminds us of heaven. God loves us and wants us all to be with Him in heaven.
Black reminds us of sin. Because we have all sinned, we cannot be with God.
Red reminds us of the blood of Jesus. Jesus took the punishment for our sins by dying on the cross.
White reminds us that when we believe in Jesus we will be made clean from sin. We now can have a relationship with God and will one day be with Him in heaven.
Green reminds us that it is important to grow in our relationship with Jesus.

I highly recommend these tools to parents, churches, children's ministries, etc.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Adored: 365 Devotions For Young Women from Zondervan #AdoredByGod #FlyBy

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Genre: Teen Devotional and Prayer
Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (October 3, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310762790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310762799


Description: In an ever-changing world, we can be certain of one thing: we are beloved by God. Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women tackles tough topics girls face, from bullying and social media to friendships and dating, all the while showing readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight.

Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on the day’s message. With honest, poignant, and sometimes humorous text, every page will speak to the pressures and changes girls face, giving them real-world applications to find God in their hearts and in their lives. Perfect for everyday use, Adored will resonate with girls searching for truth and guidance. Gift givers will love this highly designed book featuring a beautiful, foiled cover, and two-color interior pages.

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Review: While this book is marketed as being for teen girls, I am intending to use it as part of my own daily devotional time in 2018. I also think it would make a great graduation gift this spring, or if you're still looking for a Christmas gift for a teen/college girl, go pick up a copy now.

The illustrations and graphics included in this book are lovely yet subdued. There are a variety of topics covered in the devotions, including:
What does holiness mean?
Where does our value come from?
What does God say about modesty?
How should I respond to bullying?
Does my reputation matter?
Why does God allow suffering?
What are spiritual gifts?
How do I combat sadness?
What does a Christian look like?
What does generosity have to do with me?

Each entry has a devotion, a Scripture verse, and a space for journaling your thoughts about the devotion/Scripture and how it applies to you.

 I received a complimentary copy from Flyby Promotions on behalf of Zondervan Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and freely given.

Rating:  Five stars

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BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Her Christmas Chance (Christmas Creek Romance #2) by Rachelle Ayala

Genre: Holiday Romance
  • Series: Christmas Creek Romance (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1537287664
  • ISBN-13: 978-1537287669

Will her cat ruin her Christmas chance for love?

Bella Tallahan has always hidden behind her twin sister, Tally. She was born with cerebral palsy and even though she has finished college, she lives vicariously through her sister’s adventures.

It worked, until her sister married writer Lucky Lenigan, and Bella developed a crush on Lucky’s brother—a bad boy with a shady past.

Chance Martin made one mistake growing up—one that landed him in prison. After his release, he spends his days restoring antique furniture and his nights alone.

When Mr. Klutz, Bella’s fat tabby cat, wreaks havoc in the furniture workshop, Chance confronts Bella and finds himself with a dilemma. He’s not the right kind of guy for a woman with disabilities, but at the same time, he can’t get her out of his mind.

Will the trail of destruction left by one naughty cat bring Bella her Christmas chance for love? Can Chance rise above his past and convince Bella that she is truly worth loving? Or will the secret he is keeping horrify Bella enough to send her back into hiding?

Author’s Note: Although part of the Christmas Creek Romance Series, Her Christmas Chance is a complete and standalone story. Bella Tallahan appears in a previous story, Lucky in Laguna, where her sister Tally Tallahan meets and falls in love with Lucky Lenigan.

A Christmas Creek Romance Series
Book 1: Holly & Gordon, Deck the Hearts
Book 2: Bella & Chance, Her Christmas Chance

Review: I'm not usually a big reader of romance novels, but this author has a knack for writing holiday stories which tug at my heart, so I was excited to read this one. Once again, she does not disappoint.

It's not often that a romance novel has a heroine like Bella. She was born with cerebral palsy and her family has always made her feel "less than" in most situations. When her twin sister got married, she met the groom's brother, Chance, who seemed to actually enjoy spending time with her, and she definitely enjoyed spending time with him. When they all started living near one another, however, things got complicated. Chance spent years in prison for something no one in his family wants to talk about, and Bella's cat seems to have a vendetta against Chance and the furniture he is restoring. 

When Chance and Bella begin a relationship, her family is determined to keep her "safe," which is more smothering her. Will secrets and overprotection--and a nasty cat--come between the couple, or will they find their happy ending?

I love that this story makes the reader think, and perhaps confront some of our own presumptions about people with disabilities. It has some intense emotional moments, plenty of humor, and even a bit of "magic"---in other words, something for everyone.

I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

Rating: Four stars

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Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1) by [Ayala, Rachelle]
Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1) 

Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.

Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned. 

Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point. 

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance. 

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about. 

Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?

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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. 

Rachelle is an active member of the California Writer's Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

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COVER REVEAL: Hummus And Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

When Lucy Berberian quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, she knows what she’s getting—the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden roller coaster, and the tastes of her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. But murder wasn’t on the menu . . .   Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn’t mind. She doesn’t even mind waitressing at the Kebab Kitchen. Her parents have put in a new hummus bar, with every flavor from lemon to roasted red pepper. It’s fun to see their calico cat again, and to catch up with her old BFF, who’s married to a cop now.
She could do without Heather Banks, though. The Gucci-toting ex-cheerleader is still as nasty as she was back in high school . . . and unfortunately, she’s just taken over as the local health inspector. Just minutes after eating at the Kebab Kitchen—where she’s tallied up a whole list of bogus violations—she falls down dead in the street. Word on the grapevine is it’s homicide, and Lucy’s the number one suspect . . .
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Cat Of Christmas Future (Whales And Tales #14) by Kathi Daley


Book Information
Genre: Cozy Mystery

  • Series: Whales and Tails Mystery

    • Paperback: 210 pages
    • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 21, 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1976095042
    • ISBN-13: 978-1976095047

    Synopsis: As with The Cat of Christmas Past and The Cat of Christmas Present, while this holiday cozy features a mystery, it does not feature a murder. 

    It is Christmas on Madrona Island and the spirit of Christmas is out in full force. A cat who looks a lot like a cat from Cait's past comes to visit just as Cait and Cody are getting ready for a full lineup of holiday events. When Cait learns of the cat's true purpose for coming into her life she realizes she will need to set some of her usual routines aside in order to prevent a tragedy from occurring in the future. 

    Meanwhile the entire Hart Family is gathering at Maggie's as a series of personal events causes each of member of the family to seek temporary refuge in the large house.

    Review: This is a great series, and I always look forward to reading the newest release. This is the fourteenth book in the series, and also the end of a trilogy of sorts: The Cat Of Christmas Past, The Cat of Christmas Present, and The Cat Of Christmas Future. In those three books, there is a holiday themed mystery, but no murder.

    I think this is the first time I have read a mystery where a person's future is at stake, based on the decisions made by others in the present. The Hart family is very much present throughout the story, as are the usual supporting characters. I love the way relationships grow and change in this makes them that much more realistic. And, as usual in this series, there is a cat that plays a major part in drawing the right people together and finding the clues to solve the mystery.

    Rating: Five stars

    About the author
    91 DWAjd WBj L SY200Kathi lives with her husband, kids, grandkids, and dogs in beautiful Lake Tahoe. When she isn't writing, Kathi likes to read (preferably at the beach or by the fire), cook (preferably something with chocolate or cheese,) and garden (planting and planning not weeding). She also enjoys spending time on the water when she's not hiking, biking, or snowshoeing, the miles of desolate trails surrounding her home. 
    Kathi uses the mountain setting in which she lives, along with the animals (wild and domestic) that share her home, as inspiration for her cozy mysteries. 

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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Christmas In Paradise (Paradise Series #13) by Deborah Brown

    Genre: Cozy mystery
    • Series: Paradise Series
    • Paperback: 164 pages
    • Publisher: Paradise Books, LLC (November 5, 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0998440434
    • ISBN-13: 978-0998440439

    My name is Madison Westin. Unless it’s Christmas, in which case my official title is “Holiday Cheermistress.” Nothing stops me from getting my ho-ho-ho on, not even my friends’ Grinch-worthy attitude toward sparkling tinsel, twinkling lights, and tinkling bells.

    Hey, if Creole, Fab, and Didier wind up with coal in their stockings, it won’t be my fault.

    When some bah-humbug bandit makes the rounds of Tarpon Cove, Fab and I are on the case. It’s the least we can do for our loyal friends. Seasonal crime-victim disorder seems to be on the rise.

    Some guy in a Santa suit—well, the top half of one anyway—is robbing local banks. The cops are fingering the wrong guy. And you can bet your light-up Rudolph boxers that if we can’t track the real thief down, one of my merry band of miscreants could be spending the holidays behind bars.

    The Paradise series, are Florida Keys mysteries, “great as stand-alone reads, but they're like won't be able to devour just one!”

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    Review: When the characters of my favorite series are celebrating Christmas, you know it's not going to be a normal holiday celebration. From a mall Santa who attracts older women just as much as children, to golf cart races, to a bank robbing Santa, things are really hopping in Tarpon Cove in December. 

    This is a short easy holiday read with less murder and mayhem than others in the series. It can be read as a stand-alone story if you haven't been a regular reader yet, and makes for a perfect introduction to the series. 

    I absolutely LOVED the ending of the book--and that's all I'm going to say about it, other than now I'm even more excited for Book 14!

    I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

    Rating: Five stars

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    About the Author
    I've been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.

    I wanted to create books with a wide-range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humor and charm.

    I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts (Spells & Caramels #2) by Erin Johnson

     Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels) 

    Paranormal Cozy Mystery 

    2nd in Series 

    Self Published (October 29, 2017)

    Paperback: 300 pages 

    ISBN-13: 978-1976537110 

    E-Book - ASIN: B076GW21DK 

    With the Summer Sea Carnival visiting the enchanted island of Bijou Mer, Imogen jumps at the chance to help run the royal bakery booth. It’ll get her out of the palace and allow her to continue avoiding her feelings for a certain engaged prince. Imogen’s plans to lay low are shattered when the world-famous necromancer, Madame Zerna, is found dead, sawed in half on the dark magician’s table and Imogen’s friend Rhonda is caught red-handed. With incriminating evidence piling up against Rhonda, Zerna’s rival, Imogen promises to help clear her name by finding the real murderer. But between running the booth, encouraging Maple as she struggles to lead as head baker, and taking spell lessons from the friendly strong man, Imogen’s got her hands full. And it’s no easier getting information from the evasive dark magician or Madame Zerna’s secretive assistant. Even Rhonda’s hiding something. With the Night of the Dead fast approaching, and Rhonda headed for a maximum security witch prison, Imogen races to unearth the real killer in time to save her friend. But in a mysterious carnival where nothing’s as it seems, will Imogen have the magical powers to keep from being on the chopping block herself?
    Review: Another murder takes place on the island of  Bijou Mer, during the Summer Sea Carnival. The local law enforcement accepts the circumstantial evidence and considers the case closed. Imogen refuses to believe that Rhonda the Seer is a killer, and sets about trying to find the real murderer. Of course, she ropes her friends into helping and finds herself in several life-threatening situations, including one with the real killer.

    Loved getting to know all the characters from the first book better, and seeing the relationships grow and change. Imogen and Iggy are beginning to get closer, which will be important to her career as a baker. I also enjoyed the continuing flirtations between Imogen and Hank, although things still seem pretty hopeless for the two of them right now.

    Excited to read book #3, Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins, which publishes later this month.


    Rating: Four stars

    About the Author A native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh. In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).
    Twitter: @EJohnsonWrites

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