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ICB Princess Bible: Review

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Hello again!
I received another Bible from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers, and oh my goodness, may I just start by mentioning how absolutely adorable this Bible is??? I honestly just picked this one because I saw the pretty purple and pink cover. I love it!

This Bible translation is written for about a third grade reading level to make it easier for young girls to understand the content of the Bible. In addition to this easy-to-understand translation, this Bible includes study tools and helpful information. These include maps, illustrated timelines, a dictionary, some important verses to know, places to write favorite verses, guidance on how to pray, and tips on how to study the Bible. Also, in the chapters themselves, some really important verses to know are highlighted. Also, another thing that I think is nice about this Bible is that even as a twenty year old English major reading a children's Bible, I didn't feel like I was reading something that was too "du…

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible: Review

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Hello everyone! I am super excited about today's book review. I recently received the NKJV Prophecy Study Bible from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers to review, and I absolutely love it!



First of all, it is such a beautiful book. I fell in love with this Bible at first sight! It is a hardcover, and the jacket it so gorgeous. If you take the jacket off, the book itself is made of really nice, sturdy material, and it looks just like the dust jacket. It's really shiny, and I love it. The pages are your typical thin Bible pages, and they're so soft. Everything is laid out and displayed wonderfully.
 Now on to the most important part: the content. Did you know that 25% of the Bible is made up of prophecies?  Understanding the prophecies in the Bible is a really great way to understand God's plan and the events that have taken place and will take place. It is also reassurance of God's power and the future He has for us.

Before looking through this Bible, I had ne…

Dangerous Love by Ray Norman: Book Review

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Hello again! I'm here today with another book review. I received a copy of Dangerous Love by Ray Norman from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers.



This book is the true story of a Christian family who lived and worked in a mostly-Muslim African country. After the events of 9/11, tensions in the country between Muslims and Christians grow. One day, the author and his ten-year-old daughter are shot by a Muslim man. The rest of the book is the story of their growth, recovery, and ability to forgive their attacker after the incident.
This book was so good. It was such an interesting and riveting story; I had a really hard time putting it down. The book talked a lot about forgiveness, and it showed me some really important things about how to truly forgive like God does. The author wrote very clearly and the story was easy to follow.

I totally recommend this book! I gave it 4/5 stars on Goodreads.
Have any of you read this?
xx
Heidi

"Monkeys and the Chair: Josiah's Story" by Renee Oppenheim Peacock: Book Review

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I received this book through the publisher through BookLook Bloggers. This book is the story of the author's son Josiah, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Though he was often in pain, couldn't do many things by himself, and only lived to the age of fourteen, Josiah was a happy young man who brought joy into the world and positively impacted the people around him.
I did not particularly enjoy this book. The book is just under 300 pages. For the first 200-ish pages, the author hardly mentioned her son Josiah, who the book is supposed to be about. She talked about her childhood, her other children, and her career for more than half of the book, and Josiah is just a footnote in that story. The title and descriptions that I read about the book said that the book was an inspiring story about Josiah's strength and happiness, but we didn't see that until almost the end of the book, and not in very good detail. The book was also not well organized, and people showed up in the …

2015 Reading Wrap-Up

Well, we are on to a new year! Every year seems to go by faster than the last...it must be a side-effect of growing up. Anyways, every year, I like to keep track of how many books I read. I like to go back throughout the year and look at my lists for each year, remembering the books I read and the events of my life that were happening while I was reading them. I also like to see how much I read one year compared to another year, to see how my reading changes while my life changes. So, here are all of the books that I read in 2015! Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie KinsellaGirl Online by Zoe SuggLife of Pi by Yann MartelThe Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen JohnsonWild Rover No More by L.A. MeyerDistant Shores by Kristin HannahSongs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi PicoultBut I Trusted You and Other True Cases by Ann RulePerfect Match by Jodi PicoultThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Body Project by Joan Jacobs BrumbergGone Girl by Gillia…