Truth Tuesday – Book Reviews and Give Away!!

by Kathy

 

As God opens doors for me to minister to various people, one area that has always been especially dear to my heart is with moms!  A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of being a director of a mom’s ministry for 7 years and just loved that season of my life.

Recently, I was contacted to review some books published by Graham Blanchard Publishing http://www.grahamblanchard.com, the only publisher specializing exclusively in board books for very young kids that help parents to start conversations with their children about God and faith.  This publishing company’s has a tremendous mission, which is to encourage and equip parents to effectively teach their kids about God, even at a very young age.  The Blanchard team is made up of writers, editors, illustrators parents and pastors who want to provide to parents the highest quality of books and resources that promote a love for learning about God.

I am in LOVE with the books that I had the opportunity to review and with their website as well.  Their website offers parents help in knowing how to teach kids about God.  Just like I write with the purpose of sharing how to live out the Word of God in your daily life, these children’s books are written with the same purpose in mind!  Did I say that I LOVE these books!?!

Graham Blanchard breaks down their books into three categories:  LEARN (know the heart and mind of Jesus), ABSORB (meet with God in my inner life), and PRAISE (remember God in everything I do).  They are geared for children ages 0-7.

Here is a little description of the three books I had the opportunity to read:

NOTE:  After reading the reviews, I will share with you how one person is going to get these three books!

Jesus-Saves-MeJesus Saves Me is a LEARN book.  Using John 10:14-16, this book describes how a shepherd takes good care of his sheep.  The story weaves a beautiful illustration of how Jesus came to give his life for us and will guide us and care for us as our Shepherd.  The story provides such a sweet message.

 

 

 

Close-as-a-BreathClose as a Breath is an ABSORB book.  For all you moms that get peppered with questions from your little one, you will smile at this book.  The story is about a little girl on a walk with her daddy.  She is quite curious and ask all kinds of questions about the world they see on their walk.  As they walk, the daddy shares with his daughter about the all-powerful God who made all they see.

 

 

Little-Seed-A-Life-267x300Little Seed:  A Life is a PRAISE book.   This very colorful book talks about how a simple seed grows, while demonstrating how all of God’s creation interacts with the growth.  As the story is told, children and parents can praise God for this amazing world.  As with all the books, the Blanchard website offers teaching tips and activities which will enhance the message contained in the book.

In addition to offering excellent books, Graham Blanchard recently launched Mom Mentors, which is a panel of seven blogging mothers who share their experiences and thoughts on parenting, faith and teaching children about God.  They have such great ideas for moms!

Please note:  Grace Full Journey website was provided with these sample products at no cost to me for review purposes only. This review is based solely on my personal opinion.

GIVE AWAY ANNOUNCEMENT!!

I am pleased to offer this set of three books in a giveaway to one of my readers. Whether you are a mom, a grandmother, or have a friend you know who would love these books, please enter to win them.  Simply click on “comment” and express your thoughts as to why you would love to have these books.  One random winner will be chosen with an announcement on my website this Friday, July 11th!

Have a grace full week!

4 Responses to “Truth Tuesday – Book Reviews and Give Away!!”

  1. Tabatha says:

    These are wonderful!
    I am a full time stay at home mommy to 4 beautiful kids. I have 2 boys who are 9 and 7 and 2 girls that are 4 and almost 2. I lately have found myself overwhelmed with motherhood. Feeling as if I am falling short of what’s expected of me when it comes to teaching, guiding and definitely praising my children. It can be so discouraging sometimes. I look to my Abba father for grace and mercy and guidance. It may sound silly but I really think that having tools such as these books not only would help me fill in those troubled areas with my children but also be a nice reminder to myself when reading these to them. I am going to go check out the “Mom mentors” blog right now!
    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. I’m sure that whoever wins will be blessed greatly by these great tools!

  2. Rachel says:

    All 3 of these look great! As a new mom, one of my main prayers is that I will be able to point Parker to Jesus – through my actions and words. Although I fail often (already!) I am so thankful for God’s GRACE to always start fresh!
    Although Parker just turned one, he LOVES to read! These books would be a great tool to teach him more of his wonderful Creator who loves him so much!!

  3. Jan Quinn says:

    Kathy,
    These books look and sound wonderful! I would love to have them at preschool for families to take home to use with their children. Many parents would love seeing them before possibly purchasing to have at home. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  4. Dana says:

    Would love to have these books for my 5 & 8 year old boys! Thank you!!

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