Monday, March 30, 2015

The Holman Christian Standard Bible

                                    HCSB Study Bible, Hardcover  -

I really enjoy this Bible. I found out about it by doing Beth Moore's Bible study on the Psalms of ascents, and I liked the translation. It has a few more of the original Hebrew words than the NLT, which is the translation I use, and as a study Bible has some great notes. If you would like a Bible that has a little bit of the original writing, and has detailed information about the words and the books. I would suggest this Bible to anyone who is wanting a translation that is easy to read, meaningful, and great to study and research with.

I received this book free from for a honest review.
10 out of 10 stars ... :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Your Beautiful Heart

                                      Your Beautiful Heart: 31 Reflections on Love, Faith, Friendship, and Becoming a Girl Who Shines  -     By: Lauren Scruggs, Lisa Velthouse

         ~31 reflections on love, faith, friendship, and becoming a girl who shines.~

Lauren Scruggs does a wonderful job showing many issues that girls face constantly. She points out  many things that girls turn t, which is the world's idea of beauty, compared to God's plan. From issues of body image, self-worth, and many others, Lauren shows us problems we face, and what the Scriptures say about them. At the end of each chapter are discussion questions that help you consider ways to grow in Christ. I really enjoyed this book and the many lessons that it taught.

For those who are wanting to continue to grow in their relationship with Christ, than I would suggest this book to you.

I received this book free from Tyndale Blogging Network for a honest review
I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Pharaoh's Daughter

Summary: “You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile. Do you like it?” Without waiting for a reply, she pulls me into her squishy, round tummy for a hug. 
I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.
When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back. 
Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.

Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile. 
     When she finds a baby floating in a basket on the great river, Anippe believes Egypt’s gods have answered her pleas, entrenching her more deeply in deception and placing her and her son Mehy, whom handmaiden Miriam calls Moses, in mortal danger.
  As bloodshed and savage politics shift the balance of power in Egypt, the gods reveal their fickle natures and Anippe wonders if her son, a boy of Hebrew blood, could one day become king. Or does the god of her Hebrew servants, the one they call El Shaddai, have a different plan—for them all?

 As pharaohs daughter, Annipe, struggles with the death of family, her fears, and friendships, she will soon face her greatest fear. When she is able to get around it at first, others soon come into her confidence. As she continues a dangerous game of deceit, the love of El Shaddai draws her to him. As well as rescue her from those who wish to harm her. 

The Pharaohs Daughter was an amazing book. I love Biblical fiction, and when I saw that this book was during the time of Moses I knew I had to read it. I loved how the author, Mesu Andrews, shows what it may have been like in Egypt. The facts and creativity are really cool and unique, and the storyline keeps you turning page after page
I definitely would suggest this book.

I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars
I recieved this book from Blogging for Books free for an honest review.