Book Review – One Small Donkey

I know, it’s way too early for Christmas books, and believe me, I know. I’m a Halloween girl, myself. But, this book showed up in an email I got from BookLook Bloggers and it looked too cute to pass up.

I’m glad I requested it! The book tells the story of a little donkey who was chosen to carry Mary to Bethlehem where she would give birth to Jesus. It uses a simple rhyming pattern and is quite adorable. I got the board book version because I know how rough Em can be on books, and the pages are actually even sturdier than I expected. Em loved the illustrations, and actually took the book from me at one point so she could stare at one of the pages. This book will definitely be going in our rotation in December and I see it becoming a favorite.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions here are my own.


Book Review – Life is Better at the Beach

Life is Better at the Beach is a simple little book that reminds the reader to take life slow. With calming pictures, and quotes and Bible verses, this book talks about a beach vacation and how to continue that mindset in daily life. At the beach, you don’t worry about how you look or what work you have waiting for you. The author suggests that we continue to have a peaceful life at home and how it will help is tackle the stresses life throws at us.

I really liked how well this book is put together. The text is short and simple, so that you can easily find time to read a page or two. The pictures and theme of the book are fun and light,  and the quotes go along with the whole thing. I would recommend this book as a gift especially for those who want a book to take a moment and relax.
Disclaimer: I received this book (in ebook form) for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review – A Month of Sundays

 A Month of Sundays seeks to provide insight on what it means to truly rest on the Sabbath, and it goes further than simply phyiscally resting on Sunday. The author talks about the state of mind that she feels should is necessary for real rest. She tells short stories from her own life, and also gives a dinner recipe at the end of each chapter.

While the intentions of the book are good, I personally found the narrative rather pretentious. I didn’t really enjoy the book or find the information helpful. Unfortunately the recipes also aren’t things that my family would be interested in either. While someone else might enjoy the book, it wasn’t my cup of tea and so I will not be recommending it.

Disclaimer: I recieved this book for free from the publisher (in ebook form) in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review – Pressing Pause

This book contains 100 short devotionals geared towards moms. Each devo is quick and to the point, so that busy moms can easily carve out some time to stop and take a moment to read one a day. There is a Bible verse at the beginning of each devotional, followed by a short devo and reflection questions.

I love how simple and to the point each devotional takes no time at all to read, but gives one plenty to think on. I’m slowly working my way through the book, and so far it has covered topics such as not worrying, and reflecting God’s love to your children. I would definitely recommend this book to any mom looking for a simple daily devotional.

I recieved a free copy of this book (in ebook form) in exchange for my honest review. All opinions above are my own.