Devotions for Easter: Book Review

Devotions for Easter

Book Description

Prepare your heart and mind to celebrate the risen Savior.
It’s time for fresh spring blossoms, colored eggs, special recipes, and family gatherings. This year, with each tradition, small celebration, and a new story, take the time to stop and discover the ways Jesus is showing His love for you. In remembering His Easter story—the greatest story ever told—your own will become that much sweeter.
The perfect companion for Lent, Devotions for Easter invites you to find the messages of hope and mercy God places in even the smallest moments of the season. Forty days of warm, inviting readings, prayers, scriptures, and beautiful images will take you through Christ’s journey toward the cross and the miracle of His resurrection. As new life emerges all around you, let your heart be filled with joyful worship of Christ and the renewal He brings.
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Book Review

I love devotionals and this one is elegant! You will enjoy forty days of inspiring scripture reading and be renewed with vision and purpose. There are so many lovely images that will take your breath away. I can't think of a better way to enter the Easter season than diving into the pages of this book and focusing on God's love for you. Then share it with others with gift giving and placing it as a coffee table read. So many blessings inside that will take you on a deeper journey with Christ's resurrection. In addition, the perfect size book touches upon our favorites this time of year. Such as coloring eggs, hiding eggs, Easter baskets, and an Easter Parade! I love the book and I'm very pleased with the new fresh approach of His Easter story! My favorite line, "Help me live in such a way, Lord, that everything about me gives me away as one of Yours."

5/5 stars! Highly recommend!

I received the book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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Devotions For Easter

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“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

If You Were Me and Lived in Viking Europe: Review

If You Were Me and Lived in Viking Europe: Carole P. Roman

Hop in our time travel machine and join Carole P. Roman as she visits a Viking settlement in the year 890 AD. 

Learn what your name could be and the kind of food you might eat. Read about the different levels of society, how they affect where you would live, and the type of clothing you might wear.

Mateya Arkova's beautiful illustrations illustrate what Vikings ate and their children did for fun. 

If You Were Me and Lived in.. Viking Europe is an exciting trip that shows a colorful culture through the eyes of a child.

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.

My Review

Living in Northern Europe like the town of Norway over 1500 years ago was so amazing! As the hearty seafaring people went on expeditions, the people began to spread out and populate. The children will discover the Vikings, Scandinavians, and Norsemen. There are interesting word
origins to learn, along with classes of Viking families because family is so important to Norwegians. You can see ship illustrations, animal horns, a loom, and a bow and arrow within the well-paced storyline. I like the endnotes that tell of some important Vikings in History and the glossary is most useful, too. My favorite line: "You measured your age by the number of winters you lived through."

This book is filled with facts about the people and their culture. So much useful information for young people (late elementary-middle school) and adults, too.

I enjoyed the book and will share it with my 8-year-old grandson. We have a few friends that are Norwegian. I learned a lot from the author and enjoyed the soft pastel illustrations by Mateya Arkova. Such a wonderful engaging activity for the children to learn history!

5/5 stars! Highly recommend!

Special thanks to Carole P. Roman for sending me her book for review!

If You Were Me and Lived in Viking Europe

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“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis