Saturday, July 31, 2010

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veggie tale DVD review

Check out my review of this new DVD series What's in the Bible with Buck Denver. This series is by Phil Vischer the creator of VeggieTales.

Click here to go to What's in the Bible tour.


Friday, July 30, 2010

My review of Life's Too Short

Life is short and so are the chapters in this book. I loved reading what author Steve Diggs had to say about what he thought was the most important things in life. In his book he gives it plain and simple, oh, yes and short. On the average the chapters are about 3 pages, I think only one chapter made it onto the 4th page. They are very quick and inspirational reads. Diggs helps the reader see the BIG picture in the LITTLE things in life; the important things. Slow down, take it easy and make life count. The author's goal for writing this book was to help the reader make small life changes-one step at a time. You'll learn:
  • to see God's big picture
  • the importance of doing right
  • God is more than a bell hop
  • to set priorities in proper focus
This is a book you'll love and want to keep close so if you forget the BIG picture you can read it again.

Read an excerpt for the book here

You may view this book's tour here.

Get more information about the book at Leafwood Publications.

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For this giveaway I'm going to ask you to head over to Steve Diggs web site and look around. Then come back and tell me what you learned. Leave me a comment with your name and email contact to be entered for this book. US residents only please. Drawing will be held on Aug. 30th.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dark In The City Of Light by Paul Robertson

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dark In The City Of Light
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)
Paul Robertson


Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part-time high-school math and science teacher, and the author of The Heir. He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.


What Evil Haunts the Shadows of 1870s Paris?

Baron Ferdinand Harsanyi — After his wife's mysterious death, this Austrian attaché holds control over mines whose coveted ore could turn the tide of war.

Therese Harsanyi — Swept up in new romance and the spectacle of Paris, the Baron's daughter is blind to the dangers stalking her family and the city she loves.

Rudolph Harsanyi — Unsure whom to trust, the Baron's son's grief over his mother's death twists into growing anger and a desire to break free.

As France and Prussia plunge toward war, one family is caught in a web of deceit, political intrigue, and murder that threatens to tear them apart.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dark In The City Of Light, go HERE.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nightshade by Ronie Kendig

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Barbour Books (July 1, 2010)
Ronie Kendig


Ronie has been married since 1990 to a man who can easily be defined in classic terms as a hero. She has four beautiful children. Her eldest daughter is 16 this year, her second daughter will be 13, and her twin boys are 10. After having four children, she finally finished her degree in December 2006. She now has a B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Getting her degree is a huge triumph for both her and her family--they survived!!

This degree has also given her a fabulous perspective on her characters and how to not only make them deeper, stronger, but to make them realistic and know how they'll respond to each situation. Her debut novel, Dead Reckoning released March 2010 from Abingdon Press. And her Discarded Heroes series begins in July from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.


After a tour of duty in a war-torn country, embattled former Navy SEAL Max Jacobs finds himself discarded and alienated from those he loves as he
struggles with war-related PTSD. His wife, Sydney, files a restraining order against him and a petition for divorce. Max is devastated.

Then a mysterious a man appears. He says he's organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max. It's a deep-six group known as Nightshade. With the chance to find purpose in life once again, Max is unable to resist the call of duty and signs on.

The team handles everything with precision and lethal skill...until they're called upon to rescue a missionary family from a rebel-infested jungle and avoid a reporter hunting their identities

Will Max yield his anger and pride to a force greater than

If you would like to read the first chapter of Nightshade, go HERE.

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Watcha Reading ~ Jungle Sunrise

This is how "Whatcha Reading Wednesdays" works this week...

Go to page 1 type in the first sentence. If it is a spoiler at all be sure to put **Spoiler Alert** at the top of your comment (like if the selection announces the death of an integral character or something).

Link up over at Busy Moms Who Love to Read

Memphis gripped his four-foot-long wooden bow in his left hand as he knelt on one knelt behind the thick brush.
~Jungle Sunrise by Jonathan Williams


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What's New Cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

I was able to review this adorable cookbook through NetGalley digital. It is adorable. As I was looking through the book there were some fish themed cupcakes, that was our Church camp theme this year so guess what we made for dessert one day? Yep, we made some gold fish cupcakes that where in the cookbook. I thought I'd post the pictures of our cupcakes in this review. This book is just awesome. I wish I had a hard copy of it. You'll find all kinds of easy to make cupcakes with simple ingredients. Kids and adults alike will go crazy over these cupcakes. You'll find a section with materials, tools and techniques. There are tips for filling the cupcakes, frosting them and more. The cookbook has filling and decorating techniques. There is even ideas on making cupcakes with cookie cutters. Each cupcake has detailed directions and pictures so you know exactly how to do it and what it should look like. You'll find ideas for April Fools day, birthdays, holidays. There are animal themed cupcakes, water, boy and girls. It is just one cool cookbook. And now for the cupcake pictures of what we made... By the way we made 72 of these little critters.

We wanted to display the fish inside the fish bowl, however, the bowl opening was too small. So we had to settle for on top of the bowl.

We also displayed some of the better ones on a layered cupcake display rack.

We had so much fun making these cupcakes. And everyone enjoyed eating them. They were gone in no time. It took us longer to make them than it took the campers to devour them.

Katie at Katie's Literature Lounge is having a giveaway for this cookbook. Check it out here.

More information about this book here.

Title: What's New, Cupcake?
SubTitle: Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub Date: 04/01/2010
ISBN: 9780547241814

A digital copy of this book was provided for this review through

on Oct. 11th I added this to HOMEmaker cupcake challenge