Archive for September, 2011


Gabby God’s Little Angel by Sheila Walsh, Illustrated by Marina Fedotova

My review version of the book was an Ebook in Epub edition. Gabby is a children’s storybook about a guardian angel, Gabby, assigned to watch over Sophie, a little human girl. The book is based on the verses Psalm 91:9,11 “The Lord is your protection…He has put His angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go.”

The story of Gabby is a simple sweet way to present the idea of guardian angels to young children, probably between the ages of 2 and 4. Gabby is assigned to Sophie, who seems to be a rambunctious girl, and helps her through a frightening pony ride.

The story is very simple. I read the book to my 6 year old daughter last night before bed and she said it was very relaxing and comforting. The illustrations on my reader were in black and white, but were very beautiful and soothing. I thought the story was overly simple, but it did keep the focus on the Bible verse rather than on the characters in the story. I felt the use of only one example of Gabby protecting Sophie wasn’t enough to show that God’s angels protect children all of the time.  I would recommend this book to parents with very small children as an introduction to God’s protection, but for school aged children the book is too simple.

I am giving this book 3 out of 5 stars – it did focus on a particular scripture and had beautiful illustrations but was very very simple and short.
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their booksneeze.com blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255.









Powered by Ingram Digital

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah

Living with Confidence is a practical spiritual guide to thriving in turbulent times. Written with an eye on the current world conditions of economic disparity, job loss, and tragedy affecting the world today, Dr. Jeremiah guides you through Biblically sound principles of staying focused on things eternal while keeping God’s peace in your day to day life.

What a fantastic resource. There was so much written in the first chapter about job loss and economic struggle I thought the entire book was going to be very depressing and dated. However, as I continued reading, the themes of  “Stay Calm, Stay Compassionate, Stay Constructive”, etc. are timeless themes repeated over and over in the Bible. Dr. Jeremiah presents these ideas as good general guidelines for remembering things eternal and striving to live beyond this world. What’s more, Dr. Jeremiah shows practical ways to achieve each of these. He gives specific steps to take and consistently keeps his focus on Jesus and scripture. As I was reading, his words would come back to me throughout the day as a gentle reminder and help me to be more Christ-like in my evaluation and treatment of difficult people and situations.

Dr. David Jeremiah’s writing style is concise, clear and interesting. I have and will continue to recommend this book to anyone who desires to grow in their walk with Jesus, whether or not in the midst of personal trouble. The advice is timely for anyone.

I am giving Confidence in a Chaotic World 5 out of 5 stars – full of excellent information, not too short and not too long, and an easy reading style.
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their booksneeze.com blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255.

 









Powered by Ingram Digital