Friday, November 26, 2010
His Name Is Jesus – The Promise of Love Fulfilled by Max Lucado is a beautifully packaged gift book with a cardboard sleeve to protect it. Wonderful photos and backgrounds complement the text. If you've read any of Mr. Lucado's writings before, you know he writes in language easily understood, yet lyrical in its delivery. There are many excerpts from Mr. Lucado's best-selling books.
The book starts with the question, "Who is He?" and then begins to explore all the reasons Jesus came, the circumstances of His birth, and the environment of His life. We find out what the city where Jesus grew up is like and can more easily picture Him growing up.
I'm a visual person, so the lovely artwork and photos kept me turning pages to savor the writing and the layout. I'd highly recommend this book to give as a gift to someone or to keep for your own enjoyment. Why not give this along with the basket of candy and eggs on Resurrection Sunday? Or next Christmas, give this wonderful book to your family. I can picture a dad reading this to his family, or using this book to read to children before bedtime. Or really, anyone anytime.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 17, 2009)
Kristin and the Santa Secret is slightly old-fashioned, but in a good way. The style makes this poetic tale by Christopher Fenoglio timeless. The illustrations by Natasha Tibbott have an old world style that perfectly fits the heartwarming story of how Kristin comes to see Santa's role in a whole new light and find the true meaning of Christmas.
To read more about the book and hear an interview with the author, visit http://stopherpublishing.blogspot.com/.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
A few months ago, I reviewed Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure by Susan K. Marlow and loved it, so I was delighted to review Andrea Carter and the Price of Truth. The main character, "Andi," is a spitfire of a girl. Her adventurous and sometimes mischievous ways bring unexpected twists and turns in the story. Andrea Carter and the Price of Truth is a sweet and fun-filled story. I recommend it along with the other books in the series. Visit Susan's website for a free study guide, book trailers, puzzles, and more!
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications (June 14, 2010)