Say & Pray: Easy to Read Book of Baby First Bible Stories

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Baby's First Bible Stories

Bible stories for baby may seem a little silly, but these youngest kiddos are sponges! And a Baby first Bible is a precious gift. When my first baby was born, I just read whatever book I was reading out loud. Got a lot of reading done while he was nursing and playing. But with my second, that wasn’t going to work. So I started being more intentional. And reading today’s tour book, I must say it was a great experience. I have several toddler storybook Bibles, but hadn’t really ventured into “Baby First Bible Stories” kind of books. Until Now… … Read More

Bible Characters and Their Stories: 7 Reasons We Need to Know Them

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Bible Characters and their stories

Today, let’s welcome Katrina D Hamel, as she introduces us to some amazing Bible Characters and their stories. Then, we’ll get started on her book, As the Stars, for our first book club read! Chances are, if you’re here on Aryn’s site, you’re a Christian fiction lover. If we were sitting over coffee right now, we’d have so much to chat about! That’s one of the best things about books—we can share adventures and experiences even if we can’t meet face-to-face. On top of this, we travel the same pages yet each reader takes away something unique. I think this … Read More

A Great Bedtime Bible Stories Book: God’s Words to Dream On

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Bedtime is an EVENT around here. Snack, Teeth, Books, One more drink of water… I’m always on the lookout for another great bedtime Bible stories book to read with the boys. So when Celebrate Lit offered a couple on tour, I signed up! (The second one is a Baby’s First Bible Stories book!) Why I Like This Bedtime Bible Stories Book The illustrations are beautiful, the stories short enough to keep kids focused, and each story has a blessing, a prayer, and a scripture. The verse may or may not come directly from the story, but it applies well, reminding … Read More

What Makes a True Friend? Visit the Land of Twilight and See

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Middle school is a tough age. (And probably every age group after that, too…) When you’re going through all of that, you really need a friend. But what makes a true friend? How would you describe a true friend in 10 words or less? And then, the hardest question. Do you show any of the qualities of a true friend yourself? Journey to Twilight with 6th Graders Lorna and Sam to find out more!

Bartholomew Knows How to Be a Good Observer

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Iguana waving in front of a subway train

Bartholomew knows how to be a good observer and he’s more than happy to share what he’s learned! Ride along with Bartholomew. Notice details. Don’t judge, just collect information. See what interests you, and watch how others respond to the same things. You might be surprised!

Meet the New NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

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Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

Today we get to explore the new NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls! I don’t believe my idea of a “perfect Bible” exists. If it had all of my favorite features, it would be WAY too big and heavy for everyday use. Things like maps and definitions, cross-references and mid text explanations and footnotes, wide margins, color-coded, places to draw and take notes, etc. which is why I’m okay with having several Bibles, and taking advantage of Bible apps. I’ve been brave enough to write in my Bible for about 20 years now, but I haven’t had one actually … Read More

100+ Best Middle-Grade Books of All Time

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Today let’s talk about how to determine the best middle-grade books of all time. (and yes, I plan on tackling a quality high school reading list soon, too) The Best middle-grade books of all time are timeless – the story isn’t so bogged down in some issue that would not apply 20 years later. Ageless: Tthe best books for middle school students are truly enjoyable (and understandable by) 1st graders and grownups alike. The best middle-grade books of all time are personable – it is easy to connect with the characters, both the kids and the adults. Moral lessons discovered, … Read More

44 Best Book Games & Bookworm Games To Play Now

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Welcome, fellow fun-loving bookworms! I have some Fantastic Book Games to share with you today!! Some are classic bookshelf games, and then there’s the wonder of bookworm games and word games to play with friends and family! These games keep us enjoying words, while engaging and playing with our friends and family, so I try to keep several of these available at all times. Pretty Book Games For a Nice Bookshelf I got the idea for this collection from visiting my brother. He has a shelf of cool classic games, but they look like Really Nice Books on his orderly … Read More

2 Of The Best Stories About Colors for Believers

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As far as stories about colors go, there are a lot of solid options out there. But I was recently given 2 brand new children’s books about colors through Celebrate Lit, and Wow! You are not going to want to miss these books. If you have: kids 10 or younger, these are for you! any imagination, these are for you! A love of Narnia, these are for you! Sweet Stories About Colors Books make learning fun, and I can still remember a few sweet stories about colors from my childhood. Books that stand out in my mind were more than … Read More

Naaman’s Servant: The Beautiful Faith of a Child

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Naaman’s Servant girl has a difficult story to tell. There’s hardship and tragedy in the opening scenes. But whether she was 9 or 16, Naaman’s maidservant is an inspiring role model of faith! ?This post has a giveaway? ? Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I may make a small commission if you purchase something through one of the links. I received an advance copy of Moriah’s Wings from Celebrate Lit. While I am grateful for that, it doesn’t affect my reviews. All thoughts are my own. You can read my full disclosure here.   … Read More