Friday, November 27, 2009

Healing Sands: A Sullivan Crisp Novel by Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn

As a new reader to the Sullivan Crisp series, I am a new fan. This was a good read and an enjoyable book.

The book had my interest by page 10. The plot was a bit far fetched as it had too much drama to be truly relateable, but the character development was real. As a mom, I could totally relate to the main character, Ryan Coe. Yet there was some parts of her character that were not fully develop within the book. I am left to wonder why she did what she did. I wonder if there is a future book about her story.

Now I need to find the other two books in the Sullivan Crisp series, Healing Stones and Healing Waters.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

A charming children's book that summarizes the story of Christmas.

Each 2-page spread has a child friendly summary of one part of the Christmas story. The biblical reference to that part of the story is located at the top of the page so families can use this book to springboard into the Word. At the bottom of the page is a discussion question to get the children talking and becoming more interactive with the story. The story is broken down into 10 parts which would make a wonderful 10 devotional leading up to Christmas.

The book is biblically accurate. Jesus is not an infant, but a young toddler when the wise men arrive, but not 3 wise men. It was wise men who brought 3 gifts. Anyhow, I appreciate that even details like this remain true to the Word of God. I want my children to know the truth from the beginning.

The bonus DVD is a nice addition but not a necessary one.