Nov 30, 2010

Books for Boys - Children's Author Max Elliot Anderson: Midwest Review on Lost Island Smugglers


Giveaway Contest 
has ended!
Congrats to Winner -
:)  Jamie  :)

Lost Island Smugglers by Max Elliot Anderson

Nov 26, 2010

Giveaway Contest 
has ended - winner is Jan Marie!
Autographed copy
Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy


Nov 23, 2010

The Narnia Code - DVD review

Millions of readers have been captivated by C. S. Lewis’s famed Chronicles of Narnia, but why? What is it about these seven books that makes them so appealing? For more than half a century, scholars have attempted to find the organizing key—the “secret code”—to the beloved series, but it has remained a mystery. Until now.

This documentary describes C. S. Lewis from a young child, to a multi-talented and highly gifted author.  The viewer is taken on a journey in which C. S. Lewis' life is explained in more detail, and the background for the "why" of his writing the Chronicles of Narnia is examined. Shown also are his reasons for growing up as an Athiest; to his meeting and befriending of J.R.R Tolkein. Conversations with Tolkein were instrumental in Lewis choosing to question his Athiestic beliefs; and finally come to the conclusion that God truly is alive and real.   Michael Ward is noted as discovering the "secret code" to these wonderful stories.  I was intrigued throughout the DVD, and kept taking notes so I would not forget anything.  I recommend that all adult C. S. Lewis, and Narnia lovers would benefit from watching this DVD.   I won't tell more than this, for fear of spoiling the wonderful "secrets" held within this DVD.

Also look for Michael Ward's book:  Planet Narnia - 

Beginning Dec. 15th, (not sure - hopefully soon!)
I will be hosting a Giveaway contest for a copy of this DVD!  All you have to do to enter is be a follower of my blog!

*""Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Nov 19, 2010

Beginning Reader's Bible

The Beginning Reader's Bible

The Beginning Reader's Bible Illustrated by Marijke ten Cateis a really nice beginner's Bible for little ones.  I would recommend this for ages 2 - 8.  It has a nice hard cover, and exceptional Illustrations . The bible stories are wonderfully captured in each artwork.
The layout gives children an opportunity to take a passage of scripture, then find ways to apply it to life. For example, After the story, there is the scripture, a verse to memorize, an activity to complete, and then a short prayer goes along with the scripture. This children's bible is different from other children's bibles in that it includes the plan of salvation, as well as a reading chart where the child or adult can add the date the scripture passages were read, as well as lyrics to some popular bible songs, and a memory verse chart.

My Review:
My 3 year old and my 6 year old both love the Beginning Reader's Bible, and as a parent, so do I.  I definitely would recommend this to any family with children in the age range of 2 - 8.  I think some of the wording could be a bit simpler, but overall definitely a good book for that "beginning reader" in your life!

* In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising;" I am disclosing that: I received a free copy of this book from  I was in no other way compensated for publishing my personal review.

Nov 2, 2010

MPG Holiday Wishlist Blogger Participation Giveaway

This giveaway is only for those bloggers who are participating in the My Perfect Gift Sponsored
Holiday Wishlist Giveaway hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read.

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