Category Archives: Biblical

Pocket Prayers for Dads | Max Lucado

 

 

Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Dads  by Max Lucado and Mark Mynheir.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Dads wear many hats. From protector to playmate, confidante to counselor.

No matter the role, families rely on dads to lead with strength and faith.

And in Pocket Prayers for Dads, Max Lucado offers forty scriptures and guided prayers that will help dads do just that.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect. He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Max, with Mark Mynheir, has chosen 40 specific Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — especially for Dads.

After reading through the prayers and writing my review, I placed this book on my shelf — waiting for a time when the Lord shows me who to gift it to . . . perhaps a new Dad — or one who’s been a Dad for many years. I don’t know yet — but I’m watching for the right one.

Happy Reading!

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Pocket Prayers for Friends | Max Lucado

 


Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Friends  by Max Lucado and Betsy St. Amant.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Some friends are closer than family.

They weave their way into our lives, there to celebrate the highs and comfort us through the lows.

And for those special friends, Max Lucado offers forty scriptures and guided prayers that bring joy and serenity in Pocket Prayers for Friends.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect.

He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then Max, with the help of Betsy St. Amant, has chosen 40 Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — especially for special friends.

After reading through the prayers and writing my review, I placed this book lovingly with other gifts, to give a very special friend — today.

I hope these prayers are as special to her — and you — as they are to me.

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

 

Pocket Prayers for Moms | Max Lucado

 


Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Moms  by Max Lucado and Andrea Lucado.


Here is a brief synopsis:

No one knows how quickly the chaos of daily life can become overwhelming more than moms.

We lean on them for everything from hurt feelings to missing homework to broken bones.

So, where can moms turn for peace and rest in the midst of mayhem?

Bestselling author Max Lucado points to the Source of all hope and strength in Pocket Prayers for Moms, which contains forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for all moms.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect. He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then Max, with the help of his daughter, Andrea Lucado, has chosen 40 special Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — just for moms! Prayer is an important part of being a mom — and these prayers will help moms through the difficult days, and make the good days seem even better!

This book of prayers I’m saving for my granddaughter — when she becomes a mom for the 1st time!

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

Pocket Prayers | Max Lucado

 


Today I am reviewing Max Lucado’s Pocket Prayers.

Max Lucado has written six pocket-size books, each with 40 simple prayers that bring hope and direction. Max writes with humor, compassion, and respect.

He speaks of dozing off, his thoughts scattering this way and that. He says he thinks of a thousand things he needs to do, but forgets the one thing he’s trying to do — pray.

He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then he, with the help of another author, has chosen 40 Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — for moms, dads, grads, teachers, friends, graduates, and for someone who is serving, or has served, in the military.

I heartily recommend these pocket prayer books . . . pick up one or more today, for yourself, for a parent, a friend, or as a gift.

Happy Reading!

 

Here is a brief synopsis:
Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series for those in need of peace, renewal, rest, faith, hope, joy, direction, serenity, and courage.

Short, simple prayers are very effective, which is why each book in the series contains forty guided prayers and complementary scriptures for any situation, including for:

—Moms (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
—Grads (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
—Dads (written with Mark Mynheir)
—Military Life (written with Mark Mynheir)
—Teachers (written with blogger Jennifer Hale)
—Friends (written with Betsy St. Amant)

Moms — No one knows how quickly the chaos of daily life can become overwhelming more than moms. We lean on them for everything from hurt feelings to missing homework to broken bones. So, where can moms turn for peace and rest in the midst of mayhem? Bestselling author Max Lucado points to the Source of all hope and strength in Pocket Prayers for Moms, which contains forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for all moms.

Grads — Graduation is one of life s most exciting milestones. It can also be a source of uncertainty and anxiety. What comes after graduation day? More education? A career? Starting a family? Often this time in life can bring more questions than answers, but Max Lucado offers hope and direction by pointing to the Answer to all of life s question. Pocket Prayers for Graduates includes forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for those considering their futures post-graduation.

DadsDads wear many hats. From protector to playmate, confidante to counselor. No matter the role, families rely on dads to lead with strength and faith. And in Pocket Prayers for Dads, Max Lucado offers forty scriptures and guided prayers that will help dads do just that.

Military LifeDaily life for those in the military and their loved ones at home can be filled with rapid change, fear, and uncertainty. For those bravely sacrificing for our country, bestselling author, Max Lucado, offers words of hope, pointing them to the Source of faith and courage. Pocket Prayers for the Military contains forty scriptures and guided prayers that will help readers face the unique challenges of military life with courage and faith.

TeachersAll the way from coloring inside the lines to calculus, teachers have given us the tools to thrive. Where would we be without them? But a teacher s job is often a difficult one. Sometimes anxiety and exhaustion become the norm. For those in need of a little peace and renewal, Max Lucado points to the Teacher who offered just that. Pocket Prayers for Teachers contains forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for those special people, who encourage and inspire our students.

FriendsSome friends are closer than family. They weave their way into our lives, there to celebrate the highs and comfort us through the lows. And for those special friends, Max Lucado offers forty scriptures and guided prayers that bring joy and serenity in Pocket Prayers for Friends.
God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.

 

Enter to win a Pocket Prayers prize pack—two winners will be chosen! Each prize pack contains all six of the new Pocket Prayers books, a signed copy of Before Amen, and a custom Pocket Prayers paperweight. Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced May 2 on the Litfuse blog!

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{MORE ABOUT MAX LUCADO}

Max Lucado

More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

Find out more about Max at https://maxlucado.com.

21 Days of Christmas | Kathy Ide

 

Today I am reviewing 21 Days of Christmas, a fiction lover’s devotional featuring 21 authors, by Kathy Ide.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Christmas is more than just a holiday. It is a time to recapture the joy and wonder of God’s greatest gift: His Son, Jesus.

21 Days of Christmas will warm your heart with stories about giving, loving, and family.

These engaging tales celebrate the hope and joy that make this blessed season unique. At the end of each story you’ll find an insightful message that will help you discover anew the true meaning of this special time of year.

So grab a cup of hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick, curl up in your favorite chair beside a picture window overlooking a serene spot, and savor the true meaning of Christmas through these inspirational and encouraging stories.

 
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MY THOUGHTS:

21 Days of Christmas will be a inspiration to all who read it!

These wonderful holiday short stories will attract believers as well as non-believers… and will be a great witness to all.

Kathy Ide has taken twenty-one stories of Christmas and brought them together to inspire and uplift the holiday season. Although a few aren’t stories I would normally enjoy, I feel that most readers will be blessed by them.

Along with the first book in this series, 21 Days of Grace, it makes a great addition to any personal library. It can also be used as a devotional, with life applications included with each story. Each of these stories can be read in a short time, so you can enjoy them anytime.

I plan to purchase several copies to give as Christmas gifts!

 
Experience the joy and wonder of God’s greatest gift: His Son, Jesus. Tweet this!
 
 
God bless you!
 
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones | Jan and Mike Berenstain

 

Today I am reviewing The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones by Jan and Mike Berenstain.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones is perfect for young children.

Now toddlers have a padded board book edition designed just for them, with simple text, bright art, and a padded cover.

This cute and durable edition provides an overview of the Bible with ten stories from the Old and New Testaments that follow the Bear family as they explore Scripture.

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Toddlers is fun and enlightening for kids and a great resource for parents and educators.

 
MY THOUGHTS:

I love the Berenstain Bears books — especially the Living Lights books. Mike Berenstain does a tremendous job of teaching good habits in his Living Lights books.

This book is especially for little ones… with specially-chosen stories from the Bible, including the Creation, Noah and the Ark, David and the Giant… and several stories about Jesus.

This is a perfect book for reading to your little ones at bedtime, but it’s sturdy enough for little hands to turn the pages and enjoy all on their own.

Be sure to pick up a copy for the little ones in your life…

 
Young children will LOVE the Berenstain Bears… especially the LIVING LIGHTS faith stories! Tweet this!
 

God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

21 Days of Grace | Kathy Ide

 

Today I am reviewing 21 Days of Grace, a fiction lover’s devotional featuring 21 authors, by Kathy Ide.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Christians have long loved devotionals, but today’s Christians are also developing a strong love for fiction.

They want to read stories about characters they can relate to, who experience situations similar to their own, and learn from those examples how to live out their faith. For them, life lessons are more easily absorbed this way.

21 Days of Grace fits all of these needs. It is a collection of engaging, inspirational short fiction stories written by new, intermediate, and well-known authors including Angela Hunt, Deborah Raney, Cindy Woodsmall, Cecil Murphey, Robin Bayne, and more.

Like Jesus’ parables, these stories deal with important life issues in a subtle, unpressured manner. And, as Jesus did, the authors follow up with life applications based on the stories, suggesting how the inherent lessons can be applied to the reader’s daily life.

 
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MY THOUGHTS:

21 Days of Grace is a blessing to those who read it!

Kathy Ide has taken twenty-one wonderful stories of grace – and brought them together to inspire and uplift those who read them. I can only imagine how difficult it was for Kathy to choose which stories would be included – and I’m hoping another book will be released sometime in the future.

While it makes a great addition to any personal library, this book can also be used as a devotional, with life applications included with each story. I plan to purchase several copies to give as gifts; the stories would attract believers as well as non-believers, in my opinion, and would be a great witness to all.

The stories are full of goodness, yet can be read in a short amount of time. This would be a great book to begin your day… and since many of the writers are favorites of mine, this is just what I’m planning to do. I can’t think of a better way to start my own day!

This book deserves a solid 5 stars in my opinion… I only wish I could give it a higher rating.

God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book…

 

Today I am reviewing the Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book, by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson.


Here is a brief description:

The Princess Parables come to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 colorful and reusable stickers in the friendly and fun Princess Charity’s Sticker and Activity Book featuring Charity, her four princess sisters, and their friends.

Join Charity and her sisters in some creative and interactive fun with 16 pages of stickers and activities that are sure to please, featuring her father the king and her special animal friend Daisy the Horse.

 


MY THOUGHTS:

“Did you know that you are a princess, too? It’s true. You are a daughter of the King.”

This is the idea from the amazing Princess Parables… young storybooks, chock-full of stickers and activities your young princess will love!

Every night, the king tells his five daughters — Joy, Charity, Grace, Faith, and Hope — about his travels. Each storybook features a different princess — and a different story.

The stories target young girls (age 4-8), with fifty reusable stickers. Activities include find-the-word, connect-the-dots, and color-by-number pages.

If you have a little princess in your family… as I do… she will absolutely LOVE this book!

 

God bless you!

Copyright © 2015 DJ Mynatt

Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book…

 

Today I am reviewing the Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book, by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson.


Here is a brief description:

The Princess Parables come to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 colorful and reusable stickers in the friendly and fun Princess Grace’s Sticker and Activity Book featuring Grace, her four princess sisters, and their friends.

Join Grace and her sisters in some creative and interactive fun with 16 pages of stickers and activities that are sure to please, featuring her father the king and her special animal friend Poppy the kitten.

 


MY THOUGHTS:

“Did you know that you are a princess, too? It’s true. You are a daughter of the King.”

This is the idea from the amazing Princess Parables… young storybooks, chock-full of stickers and activities your young princess will love!

Every night, the king tells his five daughters — Grace, Charity, Joy, Faith, and Hope — about his travels. Each storybook features a different princess — and a different story.

The stories target young girls (age 4-8), with fifty reusable stickers. Activities include find-the-word, connect-the-dots, and color-by-number pages.

If you have a little princess in your family… like Grace… she will LOVE this book!

 

God bless you!

Copyright © 2015 DJ Mynatt

Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book…

 

Today I am reviewing the Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book, by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson.


Here is a brief description:

The Princess Parables come to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 colorful and reusable stickers in the friendly and fun Princess Charity’s Sticker and Activity Book featuring Charity, her four princess sisters, and their friends.

Join Charity and her sisters in some creative and interactive fun with 16 pages of stickers and activities that are sure to please, featuring her father the king and her special animal friend Daisy the Horse.

 


MY THOUGHTS:

“Did you know that you are a princess, too? It’s true. You are a daughter of the King.”

This is the idea from the amazing Princess Parables… young storybooks, chock-full of stickers and activities your young princess will love!

Every night, the king tells his five daughters — Charity, Joy, Grace, Faith, and Hope — about his travels. Each storybook features a different princess — and a different story.

The stories target young girls (age 4-8), with fifty reusable stickers. Activities include find-the-word, connect-the-dots, and color-by-number pages.

If you have a little princess in your family… as I do… she will absolutely LOVE this book!

 

God bless you!

Copyright © 2015 DJ Mynatt

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